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Friday Finds: New music to check out – Nov. 22, 2019

DETROIT – Here’s some new music to get your weekend started.

5 songs we have on repeat this week:

One Too Many -- FLETCHER

New Jersey native FLETCHER is coming in hot with a banging breakup anthem.

On a social media post about the song she said, “Like this if you’ve ever been petty before." This single comes after her most recent EP “you ruined new york city for me.” The EP touches on the emotions tied to relationships and breakups. Her voice in this song and the lyrics hold a lot of power.

“I hope that band you like breaks up / Your new girl finds out you suck / You drop and shatter your phone / I hope your favorite bar shuts down / All your best friends, they leave town / I hope you spend your nights alone”

In 2011, Cari Elise Fletcher competed on the first season of the American version of The X Factor. That’s where she began to get recognized for her talent. She’ll be performing in Toronto on May 6.

Resentment -- A Day to Remember

After delaying the release of the band’s upcoming album, “You’re Welcome,” A Day to Remember dropped an explosive new track.

“Resentment” is the second single off the album. “Degenerates,” the first single, and “Rescue Me,” a Marshmello track that featured the band, made it appear as though the new record is going to be a poppy one, but the release of “Resentment” shakes up that thought.

PHOTOS: A Day to Remember delivers hyped up performances during Michigan stop

The track has a heavy open, with Jeremy McKinnon singing. Even when he is just singing, the song has a heavier sound than the band’s most recent work. That singing explodes into screaming later.

“No, I can’t stop feeling like every day is exactly the same / With a one track mind I don’t think I can change / Trapped in memories stuck on replay, replay, replay / Starts with a spark, then it’s a wildfire / Burning me up.”

“You’re Welcome” is due out early next year.

Live Before I Die -- Naughty Boy, Mike Posner

Naughty Boy and Detroit native Mike Posner teamed up for a gentle song that, combined with the music video, chronicles Posner’s walk across America.

Posner started his journey in New Jersey on April 15 and finished Oct. 18 in California. He said part of the reason he began his trek was to inspire others to seize the day. “I walked to become someone I’m actually proud of,” Posner said in text on the video.

“See I’ve been running from my past / But my future’s just too fast / He don’t stop for no one that’s no lie / So dear Lord won’t you please gimme wisdom grant me peace / Cuz I just want to live before I / Live before I die, die”

“This journey has completely changed my life and how I think of myself and where I live. I get all the credit but in reality there’s so many people that have helped me along,” Posner said on Facebook.

“Beginnings always hide themselves in ends. Keep going,” the music video read.

Can’t Explain It -- Chika feat. Charlie Wilson

Rapper and singer Chika joined forces with Charlie Wilson for a track about new love.

A video for “Can’t Explain It” dropped the same time the song did.

It’s a fun, melodic love song that focuses on all the good sides of a fresh romance and connection that Chika just can’t explain.

Used To Like -- Neon Trees

Neon Trees is back with their first new single since 2017 -- the song is a good reminder to fans that the pop-rock band can still put out a hit.

“We’ve been gone for a minute, so we’re reminding our fans of what they liked about us. There’s something very pure about Neon Trees right now. I hope listeners hear the sincerity,” lead singer Tyler Glenn said in a release, according to Radio.com

“If only you were lonely / maybe you would show me / we could be together / Playing make believe lies / you could never play nice / be my thrill forever / I once told you you were all I had / I guess I know life and it doesn’t work like that”

“I can’t believe that it’s time to type this but our new single USED TO LIKE is now out on all streaming platforms. It feels like Christmas. Or a birthday. Or like the downhill slope on a giant rollercoaster. Thank you to everyone that’s kept us going, kept listening to our records and kept our fire alive. We’re so proud of this new music and so happy to start showing you,” a Facebook post on the band’s page read.

Other songs to check out:

Upcoming shows:

  • Our Last Night at Royal Oak Music Theatre on Nov. 23 (Saturday)
  • Ice Nine Kills at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit on Nov. 26 (Tuesday)
  • With Confidence at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit on Nov. 29 (Friday)
  • Issues at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit on Dec. 2 (Monday)
  • Emarosa at the Pike Room in Pontiac on Dec. 8 (Sunday)

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