Best New Songs of the Week: Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, & Juice WRLD

Tayla Parx. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (10095020xy)

This week was big in the music world with Lady Gaga releasing her album Chromatica and Juice WRLD’s second posthumous release. These are four songs we’ve been playing on repeat.

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande “Rain on Me”

Before the album of the week was released, this teaser video was dropped with Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande dancing with their crews while the skies open up with rain and knives falling down. Besides for the amazing hair, makeup, and outfits, the bright color-themed background and visuals are eye-popping. It’s the girl-power anthem we all need and we can’t get the chorus out of our heads, “I’d rather be dry but at least I’m alive.”

Juice WRLD ft. Trippie Redd “Tell Me U Luv Me”

The second release from the forthcoming posthumous album, Outsiders, assembled by the family of Juice WRLD, the Chicago rapper who died from an overdose last year, comes with a video directed by Cole Bennett and a call for support to the Live Free 999 Fund. The fund is a charitable organization that helps people struggling with mental health and was established by the rapper’s mother this year.

Tank and the Bangas “For Andre”

The New Orleans group released a breezy song about Outcast member Andre 3000, who has been featured on the artists’ songs, but hasn’t been doing much music for the past 15 years. In a statement accompanying the song the band said, “We love André 3000. We love Outkast. André has culturally shaped hip-hop in a very unique way from his clothing to his cadence.”

Tayla Parx “Dance Alone”

Parx has made songs for Ariana Grande, Janelle Monae, and Christina Aguilera and her new song has an upbeat tempo mixed with a ’70s soul groove with the chorus, “I don’t wanna dance alone…” Her second album Coping Mechanism comes out later this year.