From Craig Lucas to Charlie Puth: New music to add to your playlist this weekend

Craig Lucas
Craig Lucas
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If you're looking for something fresh to add to your playlist this weekend, look no further. There's a new single by Craig Lucas, a catchy tune from Charlie Puth and an entire new album from Mi Casa to keep you company. 

Get your headphones out and take a listen to what's hot in world of music this week. 

MiCasa is back with a new album!

Popular trio Mi Casa has released their long-awaited fifth album, We Made It

The group gave fans a taste of what to expect when they released, Church Bells, the first single off the album, in April 2020. 

Celebrating a decade together, Mi Casa put everything they have learnt over the years into this new record, spending three months writing the tracks from a house in Mpumalanga. 

"We are completely re-energised with this record. It feels like we have emerged on another planet compared to where we were before we started the recording process," J'Something said in a statement.

The group also recently signed an international record deal with Afroforce1 Records and Universal Music Group.

We Made It is available now

Craig Lucas releases Happy

The Voice SA season two winner, Craig Lucas, shows off his powerful vocals in new track, Happy

The song is a follow-up from the singer's hit, Anti-social

Speaking about Happy, Craig said on social media: "I really struggle with the concept of happiness. I understand it. I know it because I've been lucky enough to feel it at the most euphoric level. But it never lasts. I've lived my whole life with this underlying feeling of either sadness or apathy, even when things were great. It's a suffocating feeling so I try to hold on to those peaceful, joyful moments for as long as I can."

He added: "The release of this song is one of those moments. I know you know what this song is talking about."

Listen to Happy here. 

Sing along to Charlie Puth's track, Girlfriend

South Africa may be in the middle of winter, but Charlie Puth will make it feel like summer with his latest single, Girlfriend

The singer has never disappointed before, and this time he hits all the right notes with another catchy tune. 

Speaking to James Corden, Charlie explained that he wrote Girlfriend a few years back while he was on tour but did not release it because he felt like it was ahead of its time. He describes the song as an "80s-esque, Prince-y kind of electro-pop". 

LISTEN TO GIRLFRIEND HERE:

Compiled by Nikita Coetzee