Our weekly list of what you should be putting in your ears over the next 7 days.
Nipah Ft ItsNate – Cupid Shot Me
Stooshe – Let It Go (White N3rd Remix)
Stooshe are back, though they never really went anywhere did they? Following on from their last single ‘Lock Down’, the trio are soundtracking our summer with new smash hit ‘Let It Go’ and it’s equally tropical video, shot in Italy. If you fancy something a little harder for the weekend then check Mancunian producer White N3rd’s spin on the track.
Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You
Ellie Goulding is attempting to top her Fifty Shades of Grey hit ‘Love Me Like You Do’ with ‘Still Falling For You’ – recorded for new movie Bridget Jones’s Baby. With a rousing chorus that’ll surely take it to the top, it’s been on the office stereo all week.
Jeremih – ‘London’ feat. Stefflon Don and Krept & Konan
In July, Jeremih dropped a surprise online mixtape, ‘Late Nights: Europe’, with each track named after a location he visited on his first European headline tour. With the Late Nights series (including the ‘Late Nights’ mixtape and ‘Late Nights: The Album’) one of the most critically acclaimed R&B threads in recent years, the new release did not disappoint. Now receiving an official global release, the mixtape is led with the single ‘London’, featuring Stefflon Don and Krept & Konan. Here at Spindle we’re a bit obsessed with Stefflon Don; the rising UK rapper is straight fire and bad ass attitude. Here she sings a hook of “you have to marry my nana before I ride the banana” in a Jamaican lilt, it’s not to be missed.
James Hersey – ‘Miss You’
New Glassnote Records signing James Hersey is the definition of one to watch. With debut single ‘Miss You’ released days ago, it’s already racked up over half a million plays on Spotify. With co-production from Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran) and mixed by the same man behind Sam Smith, Disclosure and Kwabs, ‘Miss You’ is clearly destined for greatness. Of course it’s delicious chill synths, finger snaps and James’ gorgeous emotionally inflected vocal doesn’t hurt.
Frenzy – ‘Chess Moves’
Rising East London MC Frenzy has a talent for marrying UK hip hop with a diverse array of sounds. Currently mid-way through releasing a string of summer singles, ‘Chess Moves’ is the third track to be put online by the rapper, and it finds Frenzy’s breezy flow laid over eerie synths and hard beats before – hold up – the track completely switches direction a la Drake.