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Music We Loved This Week: Sam Hunt, Dillon Francis, Rick Ross, and more

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SAM HUNT

Ariana Grande dropped “Focus”, but here’s what else you should be paying attention to this week. 

Sam Hunt, Between The Pines (Acoustic Mixtape)

In advance of their third album, Get Weird (out Nov. 6), Little Mix dropped “Grown,” an empowering piece of pop music excellence. The track is about a former lover trying to make their way back into the good graces of our protagonists, but, “You blew it baby years ago / Can’t get with me, now I’m grown.” Though second single “Love Me Like You” is undoubtedly a bop (who doesn’t like a good sha-la-la-la?), Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall are at their best when belting out beat-driven anthems about how much better off they are without someone dragging them down. —Amanda Michelle Steiner