EDGE's New Music Friday: Lil Nas X, Taylor Swift, Kehlani, The War on Drugs and More

by Jason St. Amand

National News Editor

Monday September 20, 2021
Originally published on September 17, 2021

Welcome to EDGE's New Music Friday, our guide to the best singles and albums released every week! This week, Lil Nas X releases his debut album "Montero", Taylor Swift shares a new version of her hit song "Wildest Dreams", and more.

Lil Nas X - "Montero"

At last, Lil Nas X's debut album "Montero" is here! The 15-track LP features previously released songs "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)", "Industry Baby (feat. Jack Harlow)", and "Sun Goes Down". Elton John, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion and Miley Cyrus are also featured on the out rapper's album.

Taylor Swift - "Wildest Dreams (Taylor's Version)"

Though she's set to release her re-recorded version of her album "Red" in November, Taylor Swift is sharing a re-recorded cut of her "1989" single "Wildest Dreams". Taking to social media this morning, Swift said she released the song because it was trending on TikTok.

Kehlani - "Altar"

After announcing her new album "Blue Water Road", out singer Kehlani (who uses she/they pronouns) is sharing the album's first single, "Altar". The R&B bop finds her cooing lovelorn lyrics.

"To all those I have lost, all the angels I have gained, all those that walk with me with hands cracking my chest open, this is for you," Kehlani said in a tweet.

The War on Drugs

Rock band The War on Drugs dropped the title track from their forthcoming album, "I Don't Live Here Anymore". The new song features Brooklyn-based band Lucius. It's one of the biggest-sounding songs from The War on Drugs to date, clocking in at nearly 5-and-a-half minutes, thanks to soaring guitar solos and dazzling synths.

Terror Jr - Suffer 4 U

Terror Jr are back with their first new single of 2021. "Suffer 4 U" is an energetic bop that finds the group returning to their electro pop sound. It's an infectious song that sees Terror Jr back on the right path, crafting incredibly euphoric and enjoyable bangers.