If you have been too busy teleworking and watching Instagram lives, you may have missed out on a number of new releases over the last few days. Just in time for the weekend, here's a roundup of fresh drops on YouTube.
"No Flag" by Elvis Costello
Two years after the release of "Look Now," a studio album recorded with Elvis Costello and the Imposters line-up, the British singer-songwriter has brought out a new single. Rolling Stone reports that the track was recorded at the Suomenlinnan Studio in Helsinki, Finland, over a three-day period in February. On June 11, Costello will be one of the artists performing with Rosanne Cash, the daughter of Johnny Cash, at the "Present Perfect: Songs of Protest and Memory" concert in New York.
Listen to "No Flag" by Elvis Costello on YouTube: https://youtu.be/w7aQtVfB-88
"Don't Wanna" by Haim
The singer of Haim dropped into her home studio for RollingStone.com to perform three tracks by the band: "Don't Wanna," "The Steps" and "Summer Girl." The three titles will feature on the eagerly awaited album, "Women in Music Pt. III," which is due to release, after a delay of two months due to the coronavirus, on June 26.
Listen to Danielle Haim perform "Don't Wanna" on Youtube: https://youtu.be/3Zn8GQFRRbU
"Lost Songs (Found)" by Two Door Cinema Club
The Northern Irish band has dropped a number of previously unreleased tracks, which, according to NME, date from the early days of the three-man group. The seven titles could be B-sides for their 2010 first album "Tourist History." Among them, there is an original demo of "Something Good For You" and the first studio version of “Hands Off My Cash, Monty,” which the band regularly played live to promote "Tourist History" in 2011.
Run The Jewels has taken everyone by surprise with the release of a new album "RTJ4." The new record features guest performances by Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Zach De La Rocha, Josh Homme and Pharrell Williams.
Jay-Z has dropped a playlist for the current protest movement in the United States on his streaming platform Tidal. It includes tracks from, among others, Nina Simone, 2Pac, Tracy Chapman, Public Enemy and Marvin Gaye.