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.

Gesaffelstein, The Weeknd: “Lost in the Fire (feat. The Weeknd),” Single

“Lost in the Fire” featuring The Weeknd may be a new sound for French techno DJ Gesaffelstein, but it’s a familiar tune to fans of The Weeknd. Gesaffelstein’s new single departs from the techno-beat of his hit song, “Reset,” which was released this past fall. The Weeknd takes Gesaffelstein’s beats and puts a moody, R&B spin on the song. Despite the brooding, slow-paced lyrics, “Lost in the Fire” is incredibly catchy — it’s one of those songs that you leave on repeat playing in the background and then suddenly the hook is stuck in your head for hours. Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd also released a music video. “Lost in the Fire” is a precursor to Gesaffelstein’s forthcoming album set to drop in 2019. Keep an eye out for the mysterious DJ at the 2019 Coachella in Palm Springs.

Sam Smith: “Dancing With A Stranger (with Normani),” Single

Sam Smith is breaking back into the music scene slow and steady in 2019 and Normani is continuing to make a name for herself as a solo artist. First, Smith’s single “Fire on Fire” for the Netflix series “Watership Down” and now, the English singer released “Dancing With A Stranger” with soul-singer Normani. The duo is quickly rising to the top of the charts since the single’s release on January 11. If “Dancing With A Stranger” continues to climb to the top of the charts, it will be the ninth top-five single for Sam Smith and the first as a soloist for Normani. Normani was previously a part of girl-pop group, Fifth Harmony, who became famous for “Worth It” and “Work From Home.”

Lana Del Rey: “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have- but i have it,” Single

Ever the sultry singer, Lana Del Rey is back with a new single with the very long song title, “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have- but i have it.” The songstress’ latest release is true to her low-key pop-princess persona. She built a career upon creating a sound that is, most of the time, just her vocals, her emotional yet relatable lyrics and a few acoustic instruments. Through her visionary music style, Lana has created a space for herself within the mainstream music world. Her third album, “Norman F******* Rockwell,” is set to be released later this year.

Comethazine: “Bawskee 2,” Album had the chance to see the up-and-coming rapper Comethazine at North Coast Festival this past August, and his electrifying set featuring songs from his debut mixtape, “Baw$kee,” prompted us to follow his career. Comethazine’s latest release, “Bawskee 2,” is a calculated attempt to stay relevant and leverage his success in 2018. The 10-track album has no features, which is rare for any rapper in this day and age, but it does show how far Comethazine has come in streamlining his flow and his style. Comethazine is currently on tour, visiting just a few U.S. cities. Fans can also catch him on selected dates on A$AP Rocky’s Injured Generation Tour.

Deadmau5: “midas heel,” Album

Not only did electronic music DJ Deadmau5 release two new tracks under the album title, “midas heel,” but he also has released a new track through Twitch, the streaming platform. Over the past few years, Deadmau5 (the DJ’s real name is John Zimmerman) has taken on multiple new projects, including becoming a professional gamer and attracting a mass following on Twitch. Now he has teamed up with fellow streamer droneheads and released “The Horns of Jericho.” Deadmau5 and droneheads say this song is an experimental track, created using an open-source virtual modular synthesizer software. Deadmau5’s solo album release has two songs: “Midas heel” is a beat-heavy EDM song with no lyrics, and “drama free (feat. Lights)” is a more pop-forward track.

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