Another round of new music to ease you into the weekend.
Frank Ocean’s back with another surprise single and it follows in the form of recent standalone releases ‘Chanel’ and ‘Biking’ in that it’s another understated masterpiece. Premiered on his blondedRADIO show on Beats 1, he’s since released a Hello Kitty-injected lyric visual over on his website, but you can listen to the track below.
King Krule – ‘Czech One’
The long awaited return of King Krule is finally among us, following a week of teasing fans via special postal packages and a mysterious short video. New track ‘Czech One’ comes with a surreal lo-fi video and news of a North American and European tour.
The War On Drugs – ‘Knocked Down’
Adam Granduciel is a wizard. An introspective, instrument-wielding wizard. The War On Drugs’ latest album, released last week and their first since signing to major label Atlantic, is another multi-layered masterpiece, full of heart-wrenching solos and walls of emotional sound. ‘Knocked Down’ is one of the album’s various highlights, featuring a strikingly stirring guitar solo and Granduciel’s best vocal.
The New Coast – ‘Sleeptalk’
The New Coast are a fresh new project between two friends from Tunbridge Wells that formed in 2016.. Together they form an enigmatic blend of indie-pop that thrives on intense and abstract verses, exploding into bittersweet choruses. The New Coast have hit the nail on the head with their enriched sound and new single ‘Sleeptalk’ oozes with indie-pop thrills. Combining touching and dynamic lyricism with sweetened guitar hooks and an intense backdrop of synth swells, the duo are set to play numerous headline dates scattered around theUK, before this exciting year for the band goes out.
Queens of the Stone Age – ‘Domesticated Animals’
One of the undoubted highlights from the new Mark Ronson-produced album ‘Villains,’ “Domesticated Animals” has all the stomp and and thunderous dynamics you’d expect from Josh Homme’s group. Be sure to catch them when they tour the UK later in the year.
Miguel Ft Travis Scott – ‘Sky Walker’
Miguel is back with a new single that you can’t help but catch a cool vibe to. Directed by Director X, it’s all about being care-free and just enjoying life to the fullest.
Keyshia Cole – ‘Incapable’
Keyshia pours her feelings out on this heartfelt track about sadly realising her relationship was coming to an end. Having been publicly open about undergoing a divorce, Keshia is now ready for a fresh start. Her highly anticipated upcoming album ’11:11 Reset’ is sure to be out real soon…
DUVV – ‘Are You Numb?’
Based in New York, singer/songwriter DUVV recently released new mixtape ‘With You In Mind’ which includes this sultry gem ‘Are You Numb?’. Fusing alt R&B, hip-hop and pop, her sound is reminiscent to AlunaGeorge, NAO, Banks and Syd. Definitely worth checking her out!