Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (April 22) on Billboard, choosing the 18-year-old singer’s radio-ready single as their favorite new music release of the past week.
The brooding and self-loathing anthem brought in 38% of the vote, beating out new music by Ed Sheeran featuring Lil Baby (“2Step”), Megan Thee Stallion (“Plan B”), Pusha T (It’s Almost Dry), PinkPantheress featuring Willow (“Where You Are”), and others.
“Thousand Miles” finds LAROI lamenting on his inability to do things right in a relationship and tells the listeners that he’s “about to f— it up with you.” With his unique vocals that showcase his pop sensibilities, the Australian artist aims for another chart-topper with the track.
LAROI teased the song over several months, perhaps most notably with a viral TikTok taking aim at former manager Scooter Braun, which featured photos of the SB Projects exec accompanied with the comments, “last mistake.” Braun’s response: “Don’t believe everything you see.”
Placing second on the past week’s tally with nearly 22% of the vote was a new version of Sheeran’s “2Step,” which originally appeared on the British singer-songwriter’s 2021 album, =. For the updated version, Sheeran calls on fellow superstar in Lil Baby, who glides over the pop-rock track with surprising vulnerability and absorbing detail.
See the final results of this week’s new music release poll below.