New Music Friday: Best New Releases For Feb. 24

Looking for new tunes? Get ready to play something fresh! Here’s the ultimate New Music Friday guide to this week’s hottest releases.

It’s New Music Friday, and we have some great new releases that you should definitely check out! This week’s round-up includes a mix of styles, from pop to rock to classical. Whether you’re looking for a new jam to listen to on your way to work or a track to add to your workout playlist, we’ve got something for you. From new artists to veteran hitmakers, we’ve got our top picks for the best new releases for February 24th. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the new tunes!

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The Album Of The Week is Begonia’s “Powder Blue”

From the promo material:

Today, Begonia (Alexa Dirks) returns to announce Powder Blue, the follow up to 2019’s Fear, which was nominated for both the Polaris Music Prize and a JUNO Award. On the album’s name, Dirks says, “Powder Blue is more of an emotion. It makes me think of my baby blanket, the colour of the virgin mary’s shawl at the church Christmas play, the airiness of clouds on a summer day, chlorine filled water in a hotel pool, Elvis in the 70s wearing an ill-fitting jumpsuit, the wallpaper in my room growing up, the collection of faded denim jackets in my basement.”

“The name of this album needed to be something that encompasses all of the feelings that these songs give me when they are put together,” Dirks continues. “When I listen to them as a unit, they send me back to the words, the colour. To me, this album holds a muted nostalgia, musings on childhood, the complexities of new love, self love, religion, virginity, and sexuality. There’s an indulgence in emotional depth and pain yet also an indulgence in love and a poppy lightness—two sides I’ve always tried to balance. I feel like I let my guard down even more with this record and decided to not hold back on either end.”



New Music Friday: Album Of The Week-Begonia’s “Powder Blue”

1. Max Richter-“SLEEP: Tranquility Base” (Qobuz)

2. Christian McBride, New Jawn -“Prime” (Qobuz)

3. The Necks -“Travel” (Qobuz)

4. Dougie Poole -“The Rainbow Wheel Of Death” (Qobuz)

5. Joe Westerlund – “Elegies For The Drift” (Qobuz)

6. Gina Birch – “I Play My Bass Loud” (Qobuz)

7. Philip Selway – “Strange Dance” (Qobuz)

8. Miss Grit – “Follow The Cyborg” (Qobuz)

9. Begonia – “Powder Blue” (Qobuz)

10. Don Toliver – “Love Sick” (Qobuz)



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