Your weekly dose of the best new tracks of the week.
Hudson Taylor – ‘Old Soul’
Irish duo Hudson Taylor have done it again. Their latest single ‘Old Soul’ is a dreamy, heartfelt, Ryan Adams-esque love song, featuring backing vocals from English sensation Gabrielle Aplin. With an equally nostalgic video showing the brothers busking throughout Europe, a practice that drove their success as young artists in their native Dublin, ‘Old Soul’ comes ahead of the release of their much anticipated EP Feel It Again on the 23rd March and has us keenly tuned in for what’s to come next from the guys.
RedFaces – ‘Messed Up Feeling’:
Hailing from Sheffield where they recorded demos at 2Fly studios, the same studio where a certain Arctic Monkeys also recorded early demos of their songs, RedFaces built quite a considerable following over the course of 2017, thanks to the single ‘Take It Or Leave It’ that garnered support from Radio 1, MTV – who named the band as a ‘One To Watch’ for 2018 – plus a run of blistering live shows at the likes of The Great Escape, Live at Leeds, TRNSMT, Isle of Wight and Kendall Calling. They kick-start 2018 with the release of ‘Messed Up Feeling,’ a track complete with Kasabian-esque driving bass and drums before giving way to a huge, swirling, singalong chorus.
Anna Leone – ‘If You Only’
Fresh from her recent Spindle Session, Anna Leone returns with her widely anticipated new single, ‘If You Only’, which is lifted from her debut EP ‘Wandered Away’.’‘If You Only’ sees Anna’s unrivalled emotional honesty laid bare once again, her affecting vocal woven over a rich tapestry of tender guitar, mounting to a profound crescendo. We can’t wait to see what 2018 holds for this promising talent.
Leon Bridges – ‘Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand’
Leon Bridges is finally back. The retro-R&B vocalist radiates emotion throughout every second of 3 minute record ‘Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand’. Released in conjunction with the uptempo ‘Bad Bad News’, his second studio album Good Thing is set to be released May 4th through Columbia Records. This project will feature a wider range of styles from the Texas crooner that has us tuned in for where he might go next.
Sabrina Carpenter & Jonas Blue – ‘Alien’
Sabrina Carpenter is finally back with new music and it comes in electric fashion as she teams up with multi-platinum British producer Jonas Blue. It is clear right from the first verse that this song is destined to be a hit, combining Sabrina’s airy light vocals with Blue’s signature sound. Co-written by both Carpenter and Blue, the song creates an undeniably relatable feel of being alienated by a past relationship and will have a cinematic visual released in the coming days.
Ralfy – ‘Charger’
British newcomer Ralfy has released, ‘Charger,’ a quite blunt song about desire and sex with many innuendos tied throughout starting with the track title. Co-written with RAYE, this song is Ralfy’s follow-up to ‘Bad Sex.’ The old-school chorus is catchy and lends to a timeless quality like other songs of this genre.
Fatboy Slim has re-released his 1998 album ’You’ve Come A Long Way Baby’ for the 20th anniversary, which famously won a BRIT Award in 1999. He is also releasing a limited edition website only fan item, the Y’ou’ve Come A Long Way, Baby Meal Deal’. The exclusive branded 13” Pizza Box packaging comes signed by Fatboy Slim and includes Deluxe Edition reissue of ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’ as well as an anniversary ‘I’m #20 So Why Try Harder’ T-shirt in authentic Fatboy XXL size.
N.E.R.D. and Rihanna – ‘Lemon’ (Drake Remix)
When N.E.R.D. announced they were returning late last year, long term fans and the music industry rejoiced. Now, they have re-released their single ‘Lemon,’ enlisting Drake to help them score their first real hit off the new album. Although not too dissimilar to the original, Drake opens the song with his own twist on the verse changing up the lyrics. Although the song initially topped off at Number 40, with Drake’s addition there is no doubt it’ll boost the figures in the upcoming weeks as he tends to draw the attention of millions with anything he does.
Charlie Puth feat. Kehlani – ‘Done For Me’
Charlie Puth has released the third single from his upcoming album ‘Voicenotes.’ ‘Done For Me’ features Kehlani who has had massive collaborations in the R&B genre but has yet to break into mainstream pop. After an unsuccessful party Puth was inspired and said, “I just played a B minor cord and it just made me think of Wham!, it made me think of 1988 and I put that chord down and I immediately thought of Kehlani, too.” He still sticks his pop roots and he makes sure to hit his classic falsetto vocals and runs. ‘Voicenotes’ was produced entirely by Puth and will be out on 11th of May.
MJ Cole – ‘Soak it Up’ feat. Kojey Radical.
Legendary UKG producer MJ Cole has teamed up with one of the UK’s fastest ascending urban stars Kojey Radical in gleaming fashion on ‘Soak it Up’. The record has a sultry jazz feel and combines key elements from both artists to make this an effortless collaboration. Cole has been known as a genius of working with artists who are destined to breakthrough and with the stock of Kojey being on the rise, we don’t see why this joint-effort will be any different.