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New music Friday: Swae Lee & Jhené Aiko, Young Thug, Cynthia Erivo and After 7

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After appearing together Monday at the premiere of Marvel Studios’ film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Swae Lee from Rae Sremmurd and Jhené Aiko have collaborated on “In the Dark,” which they dropped Friday.

Swae kicks off the mid-tempo track with a romantic appeal to Aiko: “Don’t leave me in the dark I deserve more/ I’m somebody’s reward Don’t leave me in the dark.”

“In the Dark” will appear in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which opens September 3, as will previously released tracks “Run It,” with DJ Snake and Rick Ross, and “Lazy Susan,” featuring 21 Savage.

Young Thug has dropped “Tick Tock,” the first single from his upcoming album, Punk, due out October 15. In the video, he arrives in a pink Lamborghini wearing a full-length pink fur coat, and he calls his surreal clip his “Punk Thuggerverse” fantasy. The “Go Crazy” rapper performed the song for the first time last month at Rolling Loud in Miami.

Grammy, Tony and Emmy winner Cynthia Erivo released the inspiring “Glowing Up,” the fourth single from her upcoming album, Ch. 1 Vs. 1, due out September 17. “I wanted to write a song that was triumphant because I’ve done so much growing up in these last few years,” she says, “and I’ve experienced so many wonderful things.”

Finally, Grammy nominee After 7 returns with their first new album in five years, Unfinished Business, featuring the single “Bittersweet,” about the joy and pain of a relationship. Lead singer Kevon Edmonds, brother of Babyface, says about the track, “I am fairly certain that if you live long enough, you’ll learn that you can’t have the sunshine without the rain.”

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