HITBOUND New Music Friday: Conan Gray, girl in red, Noah Kahan, Sia, and More

New songs you need to hear this week, handpicked by SiriusXM Hits 1.

Jackie Reed
February 9, 2024

It’s New Music Friday, and SiriusXM Hits 1’s HITBOUND is your weekly space to get the 4-1-1 on what music is next, right now. Our resident music dude and nighttime host, Mikey Piff, shares ear poppin’ HITBOUND sounds from new indie, international, unsigned, and (maybe even) homemade artists, plus Hits 1 favorites.

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This week’s HITBOUND features fresh tracks from Hits 1 host 24kGoldn, as well as channel regulars Conan Gray, JVKE, girl in red, MAX, and more — plus four epic collaborations and Why Don’t We’s Corbyn Besson’s debut solo single.

If you’d like to discover more New Music Friday releases, listen to HITBOUND with Mikey Piff, airing every weekend on SiriusXM Hits 1, and the HITBOUND channel, streaming exclusively on the SiriusXM app.

24kGoldn – “Clarity”

Our friend 24kGoldn recently released his latest song, “Clarity,” which might just be his most open song yet. You can hear more about the meaning behind “Clarity” during the latest episode of The Goldn Hour with 24kGoldn on the SiriusXM app.

Aidan Martin – “Lonely People”

Newcastle singer-songwriter Aidan Martin said that when it comes to the visuals for his song “Lonely People,” he was really inspired by the “scenes from [his] actual life… the drone really gave perspective of being alone in this city.”

Conan Gray – “Lonely Dancers”

Conan Gray announced that his next album, FOUND HEAVEN, will drop April 5. His latest song, “Lonely Dancers,” dives into ’80s inspo, while the album artwork channels David Bowie.

Corbyn Besson – “Love Me Better”

Corbyn Besson of Why Don’t We released his debut solo single, “Love Me Better.” He said in an Instagram post, “You are all my foundation and I feel so blessed to be able to create for you. I hope this song makes you feel BADASS.” We sure feel that way listening!

Em Beihold – “Maybe Life Is Good”

It’s been a little bit over two years since Em Beihold released the super-viral “Numb Little Bug.” Well, one massive song, a debut EP, a college degree, and a headlining tour later, she’s got a new song out now called “Maybe Life Is Good”! She says the song is her “gaslighting [herself] into positivity.”

girl in red – “Too Much”

We hope this song gives you all the “serotonin”! Last year, she opened for Taylor Swift on The Eras Tour, and now in 2024, we’ve got her sophomore album on the way! It’s called I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY! and it’s due out April 12. “Too Much” is the first single off the album.

JVKE/Pink Sweat$ – “lavender”

JVKE has consistently put feelings into words with his piano skills and songs like “this is what heartbreak feels like” and “this is what falling in love feels like.” Well, if the color lavender could be described in a song, it would be this one — and “lavender” also features R&B artist PinkSweat$!


MAX is no stranger to collaborations… On his upcoming album, LOVE IN STEREO (out February 16), he has features from keshi, JVKE, Bazzi, DUCKWRTH, and more. We are “STUPID IN LOVE” with this song that features HUH YUNJIN of LE SSERAFIM!

Catch MAX on the Morning Mash Up this Valentine’s Day, as well as his upcoming VALENTENS Takeover on The 10s Spot.

Noah Kahan/Brandi Carlile – “You’re Gonna Go Far”

2023 was a big year for Noah Kahan, and 2024 is about to be an even bigger year for him. He shared his compilation album, Stick Season (Forever), which features all his re-released songs from Stick Season, with collaborations from Post Malone, Kacey Musgraves, Hozier, Gracie Abrams, and more.

His latest collaboration is “You’re Gonna Go Far” with Brandi Carlile. He said in an Instagram post, “The word forever used to terrify me. I hate finality, there is too much uncertainty and boredom affiliated with the rest of time. There is so much joy in the world, waiting to be found. That is something that Stick Season has shown me, that this year has shown me. Sometimes it just takes a change in perspective.”

Well said! Noah Kahan will be kicking off his We’ll All Be Here Forever Tour in North America next month.

Sia/Kylie Minogue – “Dance Alone”

Two Australian pop powerhouses, Sia and Kylie Minogue, join forces on the song “Dance Alone” — the first single off of Sia’s upcoming album, Reasonable Woman (out May 3). The album will have more features from Chaka Khan, Labrinth, Tierra Whack, Kaliii, Paris Hilton, and more.

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