Our round-up of the best new sounds this week.
Jessie Ware – ‘Selfish Love’
Jessie Ware continues her return with the excellent Mediterranean sounding ‘Selfish Love’. Where ‘Mignight’ was all soaring notes and those gloriously powerful lungs, ‘Selfish Love’ is a much sexier, understated affair. Dancing lady in the red dress x10.
Wafia – ‘Bodies’
Australian singer-songwriter Wafia is one to keep an eye on. New single ‘Bodies’ follows up previous release ’83 Days’, both of which will be on her forthcoming second EP. It’s a brilliant pop track, but on top of that it comes with a powerful message, focusing on the Syrian refugee crisis.
Ibeyi ft. Kamasi Washington – ‘Deathless’
‘Deathless’ is the latest track to come from Ibeyi’s upcoming sophomore album ‘Ash’. The sisters began recording the album during the second half of 2016, as the world was starting to fall apart thanks to a succession of bad political results across the globe. ‘Deathless’ was a song they wrote because they “desperately needed” something that spoke of togetherness and love. Kamasi Washington’s vibrant brass work adds an extra layer of soaring emotion.
Bright Light Bright Light – ‘I Only Want To Please You’ ft. Ana Matronic
Bright Light Bright Light is back to take over the world and this time he’s brought friend and Scissor Sister Ana Matronic along for the ride. ‘IOWTPY’ is lifted from 2016’s ‘Choreography’ album and is the lead on a brand new EP of the same name, which drops on Sept 15th. The visual for the single is as fabulous as you would expect from the hardest working man in pop, and features Ana herself as the draconian Ms Treatman! Bright Light Bright Light kicks off his UK tour tomorrow, starting in London and finishing in Brighton on September 14th. If you’re unlucky enough to miss out on seeing him live this time around, fear not! He returns to the UK to support Erasure on their UK and European 2018 tour in January.
SAINT WKND – ‘Survive’ ft. MAX
SAINT WKND and MAX have teamed up to release the huge new single ‘Survive’, which is out now! ‘Survive’ follows the release of SAINT WKND’s debut EP ‘Golden Youth’, which has already clocked up over 7 million streams and gained support from BBC Radio 1. Sonically, ‘Survive’ moves the SAINT WKND story on once more; opening with a soaring synth refrain which explodes into a bass-heavy, trap influenced chorus. MAX’s electrifying vocal interplays with arpeggios and earth shaking percussion to devastating effect. We can’t get enough of this!
LYNDA – ‘Under The Pines’
‘Under The Pines’ is the latest offering from enigmatic London duo LYNDA, who dropped debut cut ‘100 Degrees’ earlier this year. This shoegaze, dreamy pop offering is most definitely one of our favourites tracks of the summer and we’re excited to see what else is to come from the Lewisham pair.
Tom Zanetti – ‘More & More’ (FREEJAK remix)
After a whirlwind summer playing Ibiza and festivals including SW4, Creamfields and V king of the dance floor Tom Zanetti offers a thunderous rework of current track MORE & MORE with a remix from emerging producer Freejak. The remix transforms the original into a darker, more hedonistic, late night dance floor material. The Leeds’ native heads out on a headline UK tour in October, which includes a stop at London’s XOYO.
Kojey Radical – ‘700 Pennies’
The east London wordsmith dropped his full length project last week IN GODS BODY which featured a huge array of talent including ObongJayer, Ghetts, Marti, Pote, Tamera Foster, Wretch 32, Shola Ama, Collard and Kojey enlisted screenwriter / poet Michaela Cole. The project flows through a rich tapestry of sounds, and standout track 700 PENNIES features upcoming vocalist Shaé, who lends her soulful tones to the track.
Fkj – ‘Vibin’ Out With (((o)))’
Taken from his self titled album ‘French Kiwi Juice’, FKJ releases a absolute dreamy visual for this sultry smooth track which features singer (((O))).
Rose Gray – ‘We Get By’
Rose Gray finally gives us her debut EP ‘Blue’ which includes this beautiful stripped back ballad ‘We Get By’. Check out the full visual EP that’s also out now!
Jorja Smith x Preditah – ‘On My Mind’
Jorja teams up with Preditah for this major bop. Reminiscent of 90s/early 00s garage, it’s a great track to listen to when you’ve finally feel like you’re over a bad relationship.