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New music: 6 key songs from Katy Perry, Britney, Schoolboy Q, and more

Friday's most urgent and new streaming cuts.


Kristen Hubby


Posted on Jul 15, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 10:58 am CDT

Friday’s most urgent and new streaming cuts.

Katy Perry returns with new single “Rise,” a powerful track themed for the broadcast of NBC’s upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, and a music video highlighting influential moments from past Olympians.

Q released his first album, Setbacks, in 2011. Throughout his career the rapper has dealt with an addiction to lean, recording 2014’s Oxymoron before a relapse. Two years later, Blank Face LP is a sign of the artist’s clean slate.


The electronic duo from London released “Good Together” this week, and has already reached the No. 1 spot on Hype Machine’s “Most Popular Tracks.” The gospel-tinged track is filled with fluttering feelings of companionship and will most definitely make you feel giddy inside.  

The debut album Warm On a Cold Night is set to release July 22 via Tatemae Recordings.

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*First Published: Jul 15, 2016, 1:32 pm CDT