New Music Friday: Usher, Latto, Kid Cudi, and Brittany Howard Kick Off Super Bowl Weekend

Refresh your playlists with brand-new music from some of our favorite musicians.

It’s Friday, and with the end of the week comes a fresh batch of new releases from our favorite artists.

Usher and Brittany Howard, two critically acclaimed musicians, released brand new albums this Friday, fresh bodies of work for fans to bite into. Meanwhile, T-Pain stripped off the autotune for a gospel track and Latto took aim at her hip-hop peers in their new singles. 

Spanning across R&B, hip-hop, alternative, and indie, take a look at a few of our picks for the best new music of the week.

Usher, the Icon, Is Finally Ready To Take Center Stage

A Town Girl - Usher, Latto

Just ahead of his Super Bowl 2024 halftime show, Usher has released Coming Home, his first album in eight years. In “A Town Girl,” Usher samples Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” to holla at a girl from Atlanta.

Power to Undo - Brittany Howard

The Grammy Award-winning Alabama Shakes frontwoman just released her chaotically psychedelic new album, What Now.

Sunday Service - Latto

The hip-hop star seems to take aim at fellow rapper Ice Spice in her new diss track. “Think I'm the shit, bitch, I know it, ho,” Latto raps. “Jesus walked on water, I got ice boilin' though.”

Leave Her - d4vd

In his breezy, guitar-driven new single, 18-year-old alternative artist d4vd gets nostalgic for a past lover. 

Black Opps - Kid Cudi, Denzel Curry

Kid Cudi is launching a new comic book series titled ‘Moon Man’ and gets hyped with Denzel Curry just before the novel’s release. 

Dreaming - T-Pain

The hip-hop star uses his “natural singing voice” for this gospel-inspired track about allowing himself to receive his blessings.

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