New music out now: From Juice WRLD and the Weeknd to Tom Morello

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The weekend was a hot one, and some of the music released in the last few days has been just as sizzling.

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion made the biggest moves, with the hyped release of WAP, but there was plenty else to get excited about.

We've rounded up the some of the best songs to emerge, from posthumous collaborations to crowd-pleasing covers.

Here's the new music you might have missed.

Juice WRLD and The Weeknd — Smile

The latest posthumous Juice WRLD song to emerge is this cut, featuring The Weeknd. It’s another doleful track — the style so well mastered by the late rapper — and follows the release of his full-length album Legends Never Die last month.

Toots and the Maytals — Three Little Birds feat. Ziggy Marley

Roots reggae icons Toots and the Maytals are back with a new album on August 28, and this is the latest single off that project. It’s a vigorously upbeat take on the Bob Marley classic, featuring the late artist’s son, Ziggy. Ringo Starr is on there too, taking care of percussion, with the Beatles drummer’s son, Zak Starkey, on guitar.

Popcaan — Fixtape

Drake has been busy with the features recently. He recently dropped verses on two DJ Khaled tracks, and now he’s popped up on a surprise mixtape, Fixtape, from dancehall favourite Popcaan. He’s on the laid-back Twist and Turn, alongside PARTYNEXTDOOR, as well as the smoky All I Need.

Tom Morello — You Belong To Me

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello has shared a new acoustic track, originally recorded as part of his solo project, The Nightwatchman. The lyrics, inspired by the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831, draw parallels between slavery and modern-day police brutality.

Hayley Williams — Fake Plastic Trees

Not quite a new song, but rather a superbly lo-fi cover of an old favourite. Hayley Williams has been posting covers online during the pandemic, and this one of the best — it's her take on the Radiohead classic, with the phone recording making for an intimate listen.