Get your ears around the best new music from the last 7 days.
French producer, FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) has made a solid return with the release of his new single, ‘Go Back Home’, which is the first release of his debut album. FKJ has an incredibly ability to intertwine various genres into one piece of music. ‘Go Back Home’ travels through soul and jazz, whilst maintaining an electronic feel. Definitely an artist to watch out for, give it a listen here:
Bonobo – ‘No Reason’
Simon Green, better known as Bonobo has just unveiled his highly anticipated sixth album, ‘Migration’. After various tracks being released prior to the album launch, including ‘No Reason’ featuring Nick Murphy (AKA Chet Faker) and ‘Kerala’ (that reached just shy of 6 million streams), it was no surprise that we’d be blown away by the rest of ‘Migration’. The simplicity of raw instruments including the piano and harp combined with intricate production, provide us with a perfect chill out vibe album.
Milky Chance – ‘Doing Good’
German duo Milky Chance have surprised us again with the second release from their new album Blossom, which is set for release in March. The new track, ‘Doing Good’ is seriously addictive, featuring their classic gravely vocals alongside various funky guitar riffs. Definitely worth a listen! P.s If you are lucky enough, you can catch them on tour in Europe before the release of the album!
Sampha – ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’
Sampha digs deep into his emotions and memories to create another beautifully made track. In an email sent to his fans he says: “Dedicated to my mother Binty Sisay. The more time that passes, the more I see the extent of her love for me.” How could you not like the guy? His highly anticipated new album ‘Process’ is out in Feb.
Young Thug – ‘Wyclef Jean’
When the artist your directing a video for doesn’t show up to their own video shoot, what do you do? Director Ryan Staake has the answer when he still went ahead and filmed Young Thugs official video for ‘Wyclef Jean’ without the Atlanta rapper, which still ended up costing $100,000!
SZA – ‘Drew Barrymore’
After SZA heavily expressed her feelings about potentially quitting music completely late last year, last week SZA dropped breezy R&B track ‘Drew Barrymore’ and also announced her forthcoming album ‘CTRL’. We are relieved to know that she’s not completely done with music and excited to hear the new album!
Rodes Rollins – ‘Wes Come Back’
Enter Rodes Rollins, an LA and NYC-based musician making delicious noir western-influenced music that’s part Lana Del Rey, part old Cowboy film. ‘Wes Come Back’ is an expert slice of storytelling that wouldn’t sound out of place telling spooky stories around a campfire. The track is one of five from upcoming EP ‘Young Adult’, so keep your eyes peeled.
Callum Pitt – ‘You’d Better Sell It While You Can’
There aren’t enough singer-songwriters from Newcastle of late, so welcome Calum Pitt. The title for debut track ‘You’d Better Sell It While You Can’ came from a lyric from Elliot Smith, and it brings forth a big bright melodic indie-folk sound that proves addictive after first listen.
Tiggi Hawke – ‘Neon Dancer’
Upcoming pop starlet Tiggi Hawke is back with big sounding new single ‘Neon Dancer’. Tiggi co-wrote the track while Lewis Gardner (previously of synth-pop band Prides) is on production duties. Hawke’s clear-cut vocal is on fully display before a crashing, looping, intergalactic drop slams into focus with just the right amount of kick.
The Chainsmokers – ‘Paris’
No stopping hit-making duo The Chainsmokers! After an incredible 2016 they’re back with another infectious single ‘Paris’, which was teased towards the end of last year. The beachy visual (directed by Rory Kramer) features Instagram model Alexis Ren, and fans can look forward to seeing them at their sold out UK tour next month.