The Mixtape includes Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig, and other new music…




The Mixtape includes Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig, and other new music must-haves!

Kat Graham Releases HOT New Album With GLAAD

New music Fridays are a thrilling, yet daunting prospect for any music lover. 

It’s essentially a weekly holiday where fan-favorite artists and fresh faces alike drop their latest offerings for all the world to hear, flooding streaming services and digital retailers with an onslaught of aural goodies. But who has the time to sit there and listen to everything before updating their playlists? There’s just too much good stuff! (And, if we’re being honest, usually a few stinkers, too.)

As it turns out, we do. Welcome to The MixtapE!

Allow Kat Graham to kick off Pride Month in style. 

While fans may know the actress for her work on The Vampire Diaries, the 32-year-old is going back to her music roots with her new dance-pop album, Long Hot Summer.

“It is such a fun album about liberation,” Kat told E! News’ Daily Pop. “I wanted to do something for Pride for many, many years. I wanted to do something that would benefit GLAAD. I wanted to do something that was a culmination of my journey as an artist.”

Kat said she is ready to give the community that first embraced her an album focusing on self-exploration and acceptance. For even more new music picks for the first weekend of June, keep reading.
Alexander Ludwig—”Faded on Me”

When announcing the upcoming release of his full-length debut album, Highway 99, the Hunger Games actor gave fans a sneak peek into what he’s been working on. “If my album could be summed up in a song, it would be ‘Faded on Me,'” Alexander said.

“The song spoke to me so much. As a kid, my parents taught me to roll with the punches, and this song is all about that. Taking whatever life throws your way and throwing it right back.”

“Tupelo Shuffle” by Diplo and Swae Lee, featuring Gary Clark Jr. and Austin Butler

Before they played at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on June 5, Diplo and Swae Lee showed off their latest song together from the Elvis movie soundtrack.

The song, which is named after Elvis Presley’s hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, pays homage to the King of Rock and Roll’s hometown and will pique fans’ interest in the impending Baz Luhrmann film about him.

Kat Graham—Been It’s a long, hot summer

The singer wrote a love letter to the LGBTQ+ community before embarking on a global tour on June 3 at the OUTLOUD Festival/WeHo Pride in Los Angeles.

With sweeping pop synths over forceful ’80s beats, the album is jam-packed with bangers. Prepare to party all weekend long.

“I Don’t Care Re-Edit 2022” by Icona Pop and Charli XCX

Are you ready for this remix, icons? Icona Pop and Charli XCX reunite for a special rendition more than ten years after the premiere of the party hit. Do we sense our age? Yes, but “I don’t care, I adore it!” as these ladies sang.

aespa—”Illusion”

The new single from the rising K-Pop girl trio had nearly 3 million views on YouTube alone in just two days. They were also recently designated an Up Next artist on Apple Music!

Take some time this weekend to listen to Karina, Winter, Giselle, and Ningning’s beautiful melodies.

“Don’t Tempt Me,” by Sophia Scott

The big day has finally arrived! One of These Days is the debut EP from Nashville’s breakout country talent.

Her opening song is the perfect background for a crazy night out with friends, and it immediately welcomes her joyful side.

The song sets the tone for a body of work that alternates between heartbreaking ballads and high-octane country bops.

“More Than Life” by Mitch Bradford

Mitch has crafted a song that is equal parts nostalgic and hopeful for the future, with his soulful voice on full display. “

“The beauty of radio,” he explained, “is when you might listen to an FM station and hear something completely unexpected, like a new song for the first time, and feel so fantastic.”

We sought to depict the excitement of hearing new music for the first time and knowing you’ll love it for the rest of your life. “

My Drama, Megan Knight

The title track of Megan’s new EP, which is out today, has a rock vibe to it, and the beginning alone gets you moving to the pace.

Megan is joined by a male vocalist in the chorus, and their harmonizing underlines the song’s central message: “I can deal with your demons and trauma/if you can live with me and my drama.”

Good luck with your listening!