EDGE's New Music Friday: Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Little Mix, Beach House & More

by Jason St. Amand

National News Editor

Saturday November 13, 2021
Originally published on November 12, 2021

The cover art for Taylor Swift's "Red (Taylor's Version)"
The cover art for Taylor Swift's "Red (Taylor's Version)"  (Source:Twitter / @TaylorSwift13)

Welcome to EDGE's New Music Friday, our guide to the best singles and albums released every week! This week, Taylor Swift releases her new version of her fan-favorite album "Red," Avril Lavigne returns with a pop-rock bop, U.K. girl group Little Mix drop a new song along with their compilation album, Maryland-based band Beach House share four new songs, and more!

Taylor Swift - "Red (Taylor's Version)"

Taylor Swift shares her second album of her re-recording era with "Red (Taylor's Version)." It's a sprawling 30-track album that clocks in at over two hours (Swifties are eating today!), and includes a number of never-before-heard tracks and alternate versions of songs, including the highly anticipated 10-minute version of "All Too Well," one of Swift's best songs.

Avril Lavigne - "Bite Me"

Avril Lavigne shares her new song "Bite Me," a TikTok-friendly pop-rock bop with production for drummer Travis Barker, John Feldmann, and Mod Sun as well as songwriting from Marshmello. "Bite Me" sounds like some of Lavigne's best work from the 00s, perfectly fitting into the current rock trend in pop music (thank you Olivia Rodrigo!).

Little Mix - "Between Us"

With six albums under their belt, U.K. girl group Little Mix share "Between Us," a compilation album of their best songs and top hits. It also comes with a brand new song, "No." It also marks the group's first musical effort as a trio, as singer Jesy Nelson left the group in 2020 and recently went solo.

Beach House - "Once Twice Melody: Chapter 1"

Indie rock band Beach House are back with four new songs from their upcoming album "Once Twice Melody." The duo is releasing their double album in "chapters" over the next few months, and the new songs prove the band is in top form. "Superstar" is a shoegaze delight and the title track leans into Beach House's ethereal dream pop sound, proving the band rarely misses.

Rosalía - "LA FAMA (with The Weeknd)"

"LA FAMA" is the first single off Spanish pop star Rosalía's forthcoming album "Motomami." The track features The Weeknd, who sings in Spanish and wonderfully matches Rosalía's sound, proving to be a great pairing and that there's little The Weeknd can't do.

Kylie Minogue - "DISCO: Guest List Edition"

Kylie Minogue reissues her 2020 album "DISCO" with the "Guest List Edition," which comes with a handful of new tracks and remixes featuring an array of collaborators, including Jessie Ware, Dua Lipa, Years & Years, and the queen of disco herself, Gloria Gaynor.

TWICE - "Formula of Love: O+T=<3"

K-pop stars TWICE release their third LP "Formula of Love: O+T=<3," a 17-track delight that also features the band's first English language song "The Feels." It also comes with the bops "Scientist" and "Hello."

DOSS - "Cherry"

After releasing some of the best songs of the year with her EP "4 New Hit Songs" and remixing Lady Gaga's "Enigma," electronic dance artist DOSS shares another new track this week. "Cherry," a Spotify exclusive, is a solid bop that finds the musician making one of her most straightforward and satisfying songs to date.