New Music August – updated!

The fall is here with new music. Here are new songs released in August.

By Michael Hartmann. August 19, 2022. Last update, August 28, 2022.

Music update, weeks 33 and 34!

Anitta and Missy Elliot – “Lobby”

Melissa Arnette Elliott is known as Missy Elliott. Born in 1971, she is an American rapper, singer, and record producer.

It’s a playful story. It begins with a fun scene in the hotel lobby, followed by dancing and singing. Pay attention to the picture frames!

This song reminds me a bit of Dua Lipa’s New Rules, perhaps her best song and video.

Anitta on Instagram.

Missy Elliott on Instagram.



DaBaby is backstage in a bathroom trying to prepare himself for the stage. He looks a little scared to go on stage. It reminds me of Eminem in the movie  8 Mile from 2002. Eminem also appeared to be scared at first, being a white rapper in front of a crowd of black people. But he killed it on the stage.

A lot of fighting goes on as DaBaby delivers his rap song. A girl is selling merch, t-shirts with the following: “I love to hate Dababy”. Nice touch!

It’s hilarious, that after smashing a bottle in a guy’s head in the parking lot, DaBaby isn’t able to get his car moving, instead, it’s going back and forth a few centimeters. 

I love that kind of humor. It shows that DaBaby isn’t scared of making fun of himself, he doesn’t take himself too seriously.

DaBaby on Instagram.


Bastille – “Revolution”

Bastille. Photo via Instagram.

Bastille is an English pop/rock band formed in 2010. Their first studio album, Bad Blood, was released in March 2013 and entered the UK Albums Chart at number one and included the hit single Pompeii.

The band’s new video is called Revolution:

Here’s Pompeii from 2013. Lead singer Dan Smith is running from danger.

Bastille on Instagram.


From cover story’s mail box:

Here’s some of the music submitted to during the summer of 2022:

Andrew Bayer

In July, American producer Andrew Bayer released American Boy, together with Danish singer and songwriter Asbjørn. This song is the LGBTQ+ anthem on Andrew Bayer’s double album, Duality.
Andrew Bayer. Photo via facebook.

“American Boy is about being in cross-continental love during a global pandemic. The nature of relationships within the music industry is fucked, cos it’s often built on these explosive and intense periods, diving headfirst into each other and squeezing everything out of the moment, compensating for the time you know you will lose – to then literally not being awake at the same time.”

I think it has an 80s vibe to it… catchy.

Follow Andrew Bayer on Instagram.


Brando: A young talent from California.

Photo via Instagram/meubrando.

Singer-songwriter Brando, one of the masterminds behind the hit Body in tandem with Loud Luxury strikes again with an irresistible weekend anthem: Saturday Night.

From his Spotify:

His songs tend to be more gritty and down-to-earth than your average pop song.
-I want to convey a new sound that bridges the gap between RnB/pop and dance music.

Together with long-time friends Ninetails, who’ve produced the Tik Tok viral track Feel the Groove,  Brando co-created the pop-sensible tune Saturday Night. The song was released on July 29. 

Follow Brando on Instagram.


Lauren Weintraub

Lauren Weintraub via Facebook. Photo: Greg Weintraub.

On SoundCloud: Her new song is called Ex Appeal. Lauren is a singer from Boston. She has made music in Nashville and performed at numerous venues across the United States.

Lauren Weintraub on Instagram.

This song is included on my “Pop Music Fall/Winter 2022” playlist. If you haven’t found it yet, here it is!

Updates, August 26:

Hanne Leland

Norwegian electropop singer Hanne Leland is back with a new song. It’s called Emotions. Hanne sings about life and love in a very personal way. Every song invites you into her musical universe…

Hanne Leland. Photo: Amanda Nilsson.

Related story: Hanne Leland: Ego Talking.

Follow Hanne on Instagram.


Alex Angelo

American singer, songwriter, and DJ Alex Angelo has a new song out. It’s called Obvious. Alex is a multitalented man with an amazing collection of great songs. Find your favorite on Spotify.

Alex Angelo. Photo via Facebook.

Related story: New Video: Alex Angelo – “She Got It”

Follow Alex on Instagram.


Mikey Wax

This one is from earlier this summer. I love the songs coming from Mikey Wax but I haven’t featured his music on the blog before. Here’s a start, more stories about Mikey Wax will appear this fall and winter.

He is a singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles. He started playing piano and writing songs from a young age. He spent his college years in Nashville. His latest song is called This Kind of Love.

Mikey Wax. Photo via Facebook.

Follow Mikey Wax on Instagram.


Chris Brown

RnB-star Chris Brown just released a new video. This time, he collabs with Nigerian singer WizKid.

Chris Brown in Call Me Every Day.

Watch it here:

Related story: Watch: Michael Jackson is alive. Thank you, Chris Brown.

Chris Brown on Instagram.



DJ Khaled is also back. As usual, beautiful women are everywhere in the video. This time, he collabs with American rappers Future and Lil Baby. The song is called BIG TIME.

DJ Khaled.

Related story: UPDATED: Six super dope videos from DJ Khaled.

DJ Khaled on Instagram.

These songs are for you to enjoy. I’ll be back next Friday with more! -Michael.

Michael Hartmann is a Norwegian music blogger based in Oslo. Connect on Instagram.