Release Radar Is A Weekly Roundup Of Artists Who Topped The Charts, Dropped New Music, Or Finally Released That Much Anticipated Album, Just In Case You Missed It.

Lizzo: “Juice,” Single

The perfect song to start your 2019, Lizzo drops her new song and video, “Juice,” to get you motivated to have an epic year. Lizzo’s songs, full of funk and groove, give the listener a big dose of confidence. “Juice” is the summer hit we all need this winter. It’s catchy and  unapologetically powerful. Similar to the tone of her hit songs, “Boys” and “Good As Hell,” “Juice” has a throwback vibe that begs the listener to turn the volume up like they’re getting ready to go to an 80’s disco. The video continues the 80’s disco dance theme with a thematic video that mirrors the notorious workout videos and infomercials of the era. Lizzo is everything we need in 2019. The Minneapolis rapper and singer is a leader in spreading the message of body positivity and being a confident black woman in America. Lizzo is an icon in the making.

Paul McCartney: “Get Enough,” Single

Paul McCartney kicked off 2019 with a new song with a new sound. “Get Enough” is McCartney’s first single since his album, “Egypt Station,” was released four months ago. “Get Enough” is a soft-rock song driven by piano ballads, with a twist. McCartney, with 17 albums under his belt, attempts to join the 21st-century music scene with heavily Auto-Tuned vocals. The song stays true to the McCartney that we know from The Beatles’ heyday, but “Get Enough” experiments with a sound similar to that of Bon Iver or even rappers such as Kanye West — both artists who have collaborated with McCartney in the past. Continuing his push into the present, McCartney shared a short clip of himself dancing to his new song on Instagram. McCartney resumes his Freshen Up tour on May 23, 2019.

D’Angelo: “Unshaken,” Single

Red Dead Redemption 2 generated over $725 million in sales over the opening weekend, making it one of the biggest games of 2018. The hit video game featured D’Angelo’s “Unshaken” on the soundtrack and the song has been just released to streaming services. The singer creates a dreary, bleak setting with his low-registered voice and gloomy lyrics, Appealing to D’Angelo fans and Red Dead fans alike. “Unshaken” is D’Angelo’s first release in four years, his album “Black Messiah” was released in 2014.

Mike Posner: “Move On,” Single

Mike Posner returns to music after a nearly two-year hiatus. The “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” singer-songwriter released the new song, “Move On,” as well as a very personal video that sheds light on two, tough, grief-filled years. The video contains both behind-the-scenes footage as well as the “Move On” lyrics and personal statements informing fans about what Posner has been through over the last few years — breaking up with his girlfriend, losing his friend Avicii to suicide and losing his father to a hard-fought fight against brain cancer. In “Move On,” Posner expresses a sunny outlook on life and vows to find happiness and contentment in life. He is dropping his third album “A Real Good Kid” on January 19 and is promoting the album by walking across America for nine months.

Future: “Crushed Up,” Single

Atlanta-based rapper Future is ready for a successful and busy 2019. The rapper dropped his new single, “Crushed Up,” last week with an accompanying music video, announced an upcoming album dropping January 18th, and broke the news that a documentary, “The Wzrd” is coming to Apple Music. Auto-Tuned songs seem to be a theme on this week’s Release Radar, but, this sound from Future comes as no surprise. “Crushed Up” has all the elements of a classic Future song, and all the elements of a song that will top the charts. The bumping beats make you want to bop your head while the chorus is so catchy that it will be stuck in your head after the first listen. Check out the “Crushed Up” music video here.