Your weekly dose of the best new music.
South East London’s had some heat brewing in the form of newcomer Mina Rose. Bursting onto the scene with debut ‘Lemons and Limes’, the singer songwriter masterfully meshes an eclectic array of influences. Part dubbed out The Specials, part hip-hop attitude and part perfect pop vocal, it’s an amalgamation of flavours that hits on something very exciting.
Kelela – ‘Let Me Know’
It’s time – Kelela is finally back! Sharing a note with fans on social media recently announcing her return with a new album scheduled for October, the alternative-R&B favourite has gifted us the first glimpse via new track ‘Let Me Know’. It has more than a pinch of 90’s R&b to it, and always the production is rich and unfaltering. “The song is directed at a man who’s being weird instead of being honest,” Kelela says. “Does casual have to be careless? Is wifey the only woman who deserves your respect, and why do you think I want more when I demand it? These are my questions…”
Mullally – ‘She Don’t Know Me’
Having recently signed to Atlantic Records, Mullally is back and ready to give a taste of the scale of music he’s got up his sleeve. Having already caught our ears with a steady stream of self-released gorgeous soulful pop, the singer songwriter is ready to take things to the next level with ‘She Don’t Know Me’. Staying true to his simple, skilled songwriting, this time it comes with bonus skattered beats and hand-claps, and it sounds like a hit.
Fekky – ‘My Size’ feat. Shakka
British Nigerian South London Rapper Fekky has just released his debut album El Clasico, a record that has been two years in the making. A creative and cohesive body of work comprised of 18 tracks including ‘My Size’, which features Shakka. Speaking on the album, Fekky says – “It’s just about an individual coming from where we come from and making it. The story of where I’ve come from is authentic, it’s raw, and it needs to be told. You feel that you can relate to someone because if it’s real for me, it’s real for someone else.”
Amelia Payne – ‘Secret Rendezvous’
Produced by Simon Brown (Girls Aloud, The Saturdays) and co-written by pop’s brightest emerging talent Amelia Payne herself. ‘Secret Rendezvous’ is the upbeat, punchy, Caribbean-influenced track from Payne’s recently released dynamic debut EP ‘My Escape’.
Cold War Kids – ‘So Tied Up’
Big indie rock band Cold War Kids releases the brand new video for their new track ‘So Tied Up’ that features Bishop Briggs. Shining a light on the tension and struggle in relationships that many can relate to. The cleverly shot video brings to life what we sometimes really want to do to our other halves when we are just so mad at them, which is not always very nice…
Wretch 32 – ‘Whistle’ Ft Donae’o and Kojo Funds
Said to be the lead single to Wretch 32’s anticipated upcoming album, ‘Whistle’ is a hot new track that is destined to be played in clubs all over. Looking forward to hearing more new music!
Grace Mitchell – ‘Capital Letters’
At only 19 years old, Grace Mitchell already had a headlining slot at Lollapalooza and is supporting Foster The People on their tour. With her full-length debut on the horizon, Grace premiered her new track ‘Capital Letters’ this week. In her own words, this song ‘is about defiance and rebellion even if there are immediate consequences’ and with the chorus “Hey, I know I’m making a big mistake, I wanna do it the hard way, I wanna say it in capital letters” this alt-rock tune ‘is a festival-ready jam for every libertine out there’.
Bobbie Harvey – ‘Wrong Kind Of Dreams’
Bobbie Harvey is a singer and a songwriter from Northern Ireland. She spent most of her the time last year writing and this year she finally decided to take her tracks to the studio. ‘Wrong Kind Of Drems’ is her 2nd fully produced single and we have to say that that the wait was absolutely worth it! Her voice totally owns the song and compared to her solo performances, the production takes this track to a whole new level.
Dimaro feat. Cha:dy – ‘History’
‘History’ is the latest collaboration between a Belgian DJ Dimaro and a French singer based in London, Cha:dy. Cha:dy’s soulful voice gives the track a great vibe and with the lyric video released this week, we can’t help but move with the the beat when listening to this track.
The National – ‘Carin at the Liquor Store’
Expectations are high for The National’s new record ‘Sleep Well Beast’ out on the 8th September following their blistering Glastonbury set in June and previous tracks ‘The System Only Dreams In Darkness’ and ‘Guilty Party’ and new track ‘Carin at the Liquor Store’ will only act to heighten this anticipation. ‘Carin at the Liquor Store’ finds the band delivering one of their most evocative, beautiful and melancholy ballads, complete with rumbling drums, wistful piano and a hazy, effects-heavy guitar solo.