Your weekly round-up of the best new sounds.
Rita Ora – ‘Anywhere’
Rita Ora follows hot on the heels of summer smash ‘Your Song’ with another feel-good pop anthem in the shape of new track ‘Anywhere’. An unashamed pop anthem, this reignites Rita’s reign as one of pops main powerhouses and is taken off her long-awaited second album which is predicted to come next year Catch Rita looking fabulous on the streets of NYC in the video for the new track.
Alt J – ‘Pleader’ (Mr Jukes remix)
Mr Jukes – the solo project from Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club – was one of this year’s most surprise releases, eschewing his indie leanings that most people would know him for and instead embracing everything from soul, funk, jazz and hip hop on his record ‘God First.’ He has now lent his remixing skills to the latest Alt J track ‘Pleader,’ transforming the original from a delicate, prog-infused, finger-plucked acoustic ditty and transforming it in to a beat heavy, hip hop infused banger, complete with West London quartet The Age of L.U.N.A taking vocal duties.
Future And Young Thug – ‘Petek Water’ Ft Offset
A surprise release, the Atlanta rappers collaborate on new mixtape ‘Super Slimey’, which was first shared by both rappers via their Instagram accounts. Although having rifts in the past, they both flow in sync with each other throughout the mixtape. Notably the only feature is by Migos’ Offset, which is probably one of the best tracks on the project.
Krept & Konan – ‘Save Some’ Ft Hudson East
Taken from their ‘7 Nights’ mixtape which dropped last Friday, the duo take it up another level showcasing their effortless switch in sound and style within grime and R&B. With features from the likes of Skepta, Stormzy, Abra Cadabra, J Hus, Jhene Aiko and Tory Lanez, there is definitely something for everyone who love a bit of the London based act.
Delaire – ‘Take It Slow’
The North Londoner’s new track, ‘Take It Slow’ is an upbeat song which displays Delaire’s delicate, yet sophisticated vocals. With a very contemporary 90’s feel, she sings about the pressure to conform to an ideal image in the music industry and gives inspiration for anyone trying to break in. This track combines electro-pop beats with a soft guitar sound, making it a perfect musical landscape.
Everything Is Recorded Ft Syd & Sampha – ‘Show Love’
Richard Russel from XL Recordings began his Everything Is Recorded project at the start of this year. His latest track ‘Show Love’ highlights Syd and Sampha’s soulful vocals. Their voices combine beautifully on the record accompanied by a groovy production. This song has it all from darker sounding verses to an R&B chorus- definitely worth listening to.
Mike Mago & Tiggi Hawke – ‘Dangerous Behaviour’
Dutch DJ/producer Mike Mago and bubbling UK pop talent Tiggi Hawke are back with the official video for their joint banger ‘Dangerous Behaviour’. The video sees the pair performing the track alongside a couple living dangerously in Amsterdam (‘Dangerous Behaviour’, yeah?), smoking, crashing cars and jumping off bridges. Maybe don’t try this one at home, just have a dance to the dance-pop floorfiller instead.
Jessie Ware – ‘Your Domino’
Much has been made of the remarkable ‘Sam’ that came on Jessie Ware’s excellent third album ‘Glasshouse’, so we felt it our duty to make sure the equally fantastic ‘Your Domino’ gets its chance to shine, too. Both tracks sit at the opposite ends of the record’s range; where ‘Sam’ is stripped back and vulnerable, ‘Your Domino’ is an upbeat, zippy bop, but still with Jessie’s sultry spin. Synth stabs and groovy basslines combine with an infectious “I wanna be your domino” refrain to create one of the week’s best earworms.
Majid Jordan – ‘Body Talk’
Ever since the pair created a song for Louis Vuitton’s S/S 2018 menswear show earlier this year that was better than the song Drake released for it, we’ve been waiting with increasing impatience for Majid Jordan’s upcoming album ’The Space Between’. Luckily tomorrow is the day, but before then they’ve released new track ‘Body Talk’. It’s a typically smooth, bubbling synth R&B number with those vocals on fine form. Bring on Friday.
Sälen – ‘I’m In Love With My Best Friend’
Here come Sälen with the soundtrack to your crush on your best mate. ‘I’m In Love With My Best Friend’ does exactly what it says on the tin, true to Sälen’s wonderfully direct approach. “I’m in love with my best friend, I hope that she feels the same” sings lead singer Ellie in her childlike innocence. The trio have managed to create a track that sounds fittingly naive and bleak at the same time, with those uncompromising lyrics centre stage.
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