The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Migos & More Are Spotify Editors' Picks for New Music Friday

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FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Every week, Spotify updates their "New Music Friday" playlist, featuring 50 of the freshest new tracks hitting the service that week. On the heels of Billboard's partnership with the streaming giant, we'll be tapping Spotify's editors to sift through the soon-to-be-hits and highlight the best of the bunch. Check out the picks and listen to the entire "New Music Friday" playlist below. The Chainsmokers - "Paris" With the Grammys a month away, The Chainsmokers, who are nominated for an impressive three awards, continue their streak as hitmakers, delivering a new single that is sure to carry us through any possible mid-January winter blues. While promoting their new track, "Paris," the DJ duo offered their own interpretation of the song's title, sharing two definitions that hold a different meaning than solely doubling as the beloved capital of France, detailing "Paris" may also refer to "1: a sentimental yearning for a reality that isn't genuine," and "2: an irrecoverable condition for fantasy that evokes nostalgia or day dreams." Although their proposed definition fits the song's blissed-out dreamy feel, part of the chorus is open to another interpretation, offering solidarity to the citizens of Paris who just over a year ago experienced a terrorist attack, with the line, "If we go down, we go down together." Their new single sticks to their signature sound, recruiting a female vocalist to both strengthen and soften their track before it builds into a series of guitar riffs and gentle, melodic production. With "Paris" the Chainsmokers have once again found success balancing infectious minimalism with catchy lyrics, leaving audiences with no choice but to sing along and get lost on cobblestone sidewalks under dimly lit street lamps in one of the world's most romantic and mysterious cities. Halsey - "Not Afraid Anymore" Just days after the official tracklisting for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack was announced, the franchise has today released Halsey's contribution, a steamy track titled "Not Afraid Anymore." With the compilation boasting a star-studded array of musicians, including fellow A-list singer Nick Jonas who shared the bold (and fitting) prediction "many babies will be made to this soundtrack," Halsey's track is right at home and in good company, among the likes of Nicki Minaj, Tove Lo and John Legend,...

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