The Weeknd continues to roll out tracks from the soundtrack for Max’s (formerly HBO Max) The Idol, this time with the help of two new guest features on new track “Popular.” Playboi Carti and Madonna swoop in for assists on the slinky track, laden with booming synth instrumentals and plinking percussion. The rapper boasts of his financial prowess and how it lures in women, while the “Like a Virgin” singer defends her superstar status while simultaneously extending pity to a woman desperately trying to cling to the limelight.
Foo Fighters describe their latest album But Here We Are as “hard-fought,” and it’s no surprise as to why — the LP serves at the first album release since the loss of the band’s longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins last year, and the record speaks to the gravity of his passing. Ten-minute track “The Teacher” is sure to get listeners choked up at the level of emotion highlighted on the song, and “The Glass” hits home as Grohl emotively sings, “I had a vision of you, and just like that/ I was left to live without it.”
Peso Pluma & Bizarrap, Jelly Roll, Stray Kids and more all dropped new material this week, but which release is your favorite? Vote in our poll — or enter in your personal favorite song or album selection — below.