Weekend Playlist: New Music From Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Lucky Daye, Imagine Dragons

Also, new albums from UK-singer-songwriter, Rex Orange County, and Chicago rapper, Lil Durk

In this weekend’s roundup of new music releases, we’re featuring a collaborative track from Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion titled “Sweetest Pie,” Lucky Daye’s sophomore album, Candydrip, a new single from Las Vegas’ Imagine Dragons, and more.

Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa, “Sweetest Pie”

Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion and UK pop singer Dua Lipa have teamed up on a new single “Sweetest Pie.” The upbeat track also arrives with a steamy, female-empowering visual, which was directed by Dave Meyers whose credits include videos for Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift. Megan Thee Stallion is credited for coming up with the elaborate concept, which follows her and Lipa in a rainforest paradise as they lure in two unlucky men until things turn bad for the women. [artist info for Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion]

Lucky Daye, Candydrip

The New Orleans-born crooner proves why he is a frontrunner in R&B music with his highly anticipated sophomore album, Candydrip, which released on March 10. Produced by Grammy-award winning beat maker and songwriter, D’Mile, the 17-track project includes features from Smino, Lil Durk, and Chiiild. [artist info]

Rex Orange County, WHO CARES?

British singer-songwriter Rex Orange County has unleashed his long-awaited album, WHO CARES? The 11-track project boasts a single feature from his longtime collaborator and mentor, Tyler, The Creator, on the track “OPEN A WINDOW.” WHO CARES? marks Rex Orange County’s first full length project since 2019’s Pony, which debuted No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. [artist info]

Imagine Dragons, “Bones”

The Las Vegas-bred rock band has dropped off a new single titled “Bones.” It’s the first song from their forthcoming album, Mercury – Act 2, the follow-up to the Rick Rubin-produced Mercury – Act 1, which released last year. Imagine Dragons is kicking off their Mercury World Tour in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 12 at the Crypto.com Arena. [artist info]

Lil Durk, 7220

The Chicago rapper has shared his seventh studio album, 7220. Featuring 17 tracks, the project boasts guest verses from Gunna, Future, Summer Walker, and Morgan Wallen. [artist info]

Orion Sun, Getaway

Getaway is the latest offering from Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter, Orion Sun. The EP spans six tracks long. Orion Sun is slated to perform in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 18 at The Echo. [artist info]

Benny The Butcher, Tana Talk 4

Nearly four years since the release of his 2018 project Tana Talk 3, Benny the Butcher has returned with its sequel. Tana Talk 4 spans 12 tracks long and boasts features from fellow Griselda members Westside Gunn and Conway The Machine, Diddy, Boldy James, and 38 Spesh. [artist info]

Other Worthy Mentions: Omar Apollo, Florence + The Machine

Omar Apollo debuted his latest single, “Killing Me”—which is slated to be on his upcoming album—on The Tonight Show on March 10. Also, Florence + The Machine shared a new single called “My Love,” which arrives with an accompanying visual.

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