October has flown right past us and Halloween is right around the corner. Tons of good music to pair with your (socially distanced and COVID safe) Halloween outings this week. We have some big music tracks this Friday from Busta Rhymes, SAINt JHN, SG Lewis, and Ariana Grande.

Look Over Your Shoulder (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Busta Rhymes

Our first feature music track this Friday is one from a man who’s been in the game for a minute. Busta Rhymes brings his explosive flows over a beat which samples Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There.” He was also able to get Kendrick Lamar to come out of his hole and feature on the track who lays down a poetic verse. Both hit the track with their distinctive styles creating a beautiful lyrical driven track.

Sucks To Be You – SAINt JHN

SAINt JHN comes through on this music track with his more emotional and R&B driven inspiration. He discusses his pity for an old crush in a condescending tone, flexing his current success. The production on the track also helps convey the message featuring reverb-heavy vocals making these vocals sound like a thought floating over an 808 driven beat. One can only wonder if this is a conversation he is having with himself or directly with the culprit.

Feed the Fire (feat. Lucky Daye) – SG Lewis

SG Lewis, most notably known for his electronic sounds, explores the funk side of production on this music track. Although the track still features electronic elements, the four on the floor drums and bassline denote his experimentation with a new genre. He pairs the beat perfectly with a feature from Lucky Daye who lays down airy vocals giving the beat the room that it needs to breathe and allow the track to really pop.

Motive (feat. Doja Cat) – Ariana Grande

The much-anticipated album by Ariana Grande has finally come out and the song that stood out was motive. Another four on the floor beat produced by legendary producer Murdabeatz, this music track features beautiful harmonizations with subtle vocal phrases to add to the groove of the song. Doja Cat also comes in with a grungier rap verse which helps contrast the softness of the track and Grande’s parts. This creates a switch-up in the energy of the track and enhances the dynamics of the song overall.

And those are our Halloween picks for this week’s New Music Fridays. Tell us what you think in the comments below!

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