The week of July 12th is shaping up to be an exciting week for pop music fans. Nearly every day this upcoming week, there's new music releasing from some of my favorite artists. Because there are so many releases that are not to be missed, I'm going to fill you in now so that you're ready for all the amazing music heading your way.
Featured Artists & Where To Find Them:
Baby Queen, "You Shaped Hole"
Wednesday (7/14 @ 7pm EST)
Ask any Conan Gray fan and they will tell you this release has been a long time coming. A seriously looooooong time. He started teasing "People Watching" well over a month ago on his Instagram, first sharing a verse and then later giving everyone the chorus as well. I now know the chorus inside and out, backwards and forwards from the number of TikToks he's made featuring this short snippet.
Fans were surprised to find out after so much waiting that the song is releasing at a rather unconventional time- Wednesday night at 7pm EST/4pm PST. So if you want to listen to the release in real time, make sure you set a reminder.
Wracking up presaves has been the main mission of the song over the last month. Conan has announced he'll return to Twitter for a week if the song gets over 100,000 presaves. Last week, he announced an additional incentive. If you presave the song and then fill out the accompanying form, you could win a piece of merch from the brand new merch line dropping Wednesday with the song.
From what's been shared online, "People Watching" sounds like it will be another cinematic song like Conan's last single "Astronomy". I can't wait to finally hear the whole song, and hopefully an album announcement will be on the way soon.
Friday (7/16 @ 12pm EST)
I have to admit, I'm a bit late to the Clairo bandwagon. When "Bags" was huge, I wasn't really into the sound, but in the last year, I've really come around to it. I also loved her episode of Song Exploder explaining how "Alewife" came to be. With her new album, Sling, produced by Jack Antonoff and touched by Lorde, I'm definitely excited to see what's to come on the long awaited follow up to her acclaimed debut Immunity.