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Listen to the Addison Rae lost album releases

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Two years ago, Kourtney Kardashian’s friend Addison Rae dipped a toe into the sea of social-media-stars-turned-singers and the water was…not fine. Let’s just say her first single, “Obsessed,” got the meme treatment, thus unceremoniously throwing the rest of her album into limbo—that is, until it got leaked. I wasn’t a fan, but months ago when a colleague showed me the unreleased tracks on YouTube, I found myself hooked. Think The Idol’s “World Class Sinner”—but Sam Levinson or The Weeknd could never.

On Friday, Rae released a handful of the songs—some with a bit of an update—via a new EP, AR. Among the collection is “2 Die 4,” a collaboration with Charlie XCX, and “Nothing On (But the Radio),” a track written by none other than Lady Gaga. Both are pure, unadulterated, slutty pop Xanadu.

AR isn’t going to win any awards, but it’ll likely be a friend to all those who harbor nostalgia for the sounds of shallow, unserious Top 40 radio circa 2005. —Audra Heinrichs

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