Sody – Maybe It Was Me
Ahead of going on tour with Tom Walker in October, 18 year old newcomer Sody releases her stunning new single ‘Maybe It Was Me’. Sody delivers an honest and raw account of the isolating tribulations of a teenage girl. Paired with warmly-lit visuals, the track remains relatively bare in a showcase of natural vocal flair. It’s set to be an exciting year ahead for Sody – a definite one to watch.
Crush Club – Higher
Crush Club is back with their new uplifting single “Higher” just in time to kick off their North American tour with Grammy-nominated act Sofi Tukker! With just two years under their belt, the duo have been praised for their live show and sound unique to New York City – using the power of Funk, House, and Latin style percussion. The new single and tour dates follow the buzz surrounding the pair’s previous single “We Dance” and the remix by Supermini, which has amassed over a quarter million spins collectively across streaming platforms since its release in August. Additionally, the track sits at #2 on UK’s Cool Cuts Club chart and was dubbed the Hottest Record In The World by renowned tastemaker: BBC’s Annie Mac.
rhêtorík – Shelter
rhêtorík is ready to take the reigns and get what he deserves. The creator, artist, multi-instrumentalist, vlogger, and DJ, most notable for his work with rapper Logic, has unleashed the video to his 2017 debut and breakout single ‘Shelter’. Born and raised in southeastern Virginia and a proud graduate of Virginia Tech, rhêtorík credits hometown heroes like N*E*R*D and Timbaland for really expanding his musical mind beyond genres as a kid, but it was his time being broke and occasionally homeless in New York City that truly defined his character and story.
Sigala – Somebody (feat. HRVY & Nina Nesbitt)
The day has finally come – and it’s brighter than ever. Sigala’s ‘Brighter Days’ has dropped today, featuring a whole host of musical talent, from Craig David and Ella Eyre, to John Newman and Kylie Minogue. ‘Somebody’ features a stadium sized chorus, and the golden tones of teen rising star HRVY, and Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt.
CUB – Obsessed (feat. Clara Hurtado)
CUB flaunts an impressive multitude of talents with this statement of desire; Clara Hurtado’s smooth vocals soar over brooding synths and an understated guitar hook. On ‘Obsessed’, CUB says “it came together so naturally, it’s starting to feel like a family and that’s how it should be.”
Bondax – Deeper (feat. Aquilo)
Bondax help us round off the week with the feel good ‘Deeper’, from their forthcoming debut album ‘Revolve’. It’s a fizzing, playful concoction that sees the English duo team up with old friends and fellow producton duo Aquilo – a must for your weekend soundtrack.
Little Simz – Boss
If you’re not familiar with Little Simz, she’s the groundbreaking North London artist behind Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, the unapologetic ‘Boss’. Having collaborated with the likes of Syd, Stormzy and Mahalia, ‘Boss’ sees Little Simz take a turn in a new direction, toying with a stripped-down production and live instrumentation. It’s a defiant anthem that only proves Little Simz will be the focus of any conversation she wants to be.
Tyler, The Creator & A$AP Rocky – Potato Salad
The long-term friendship between Tyler, The Creative and A$AP Rocky has turned to a productive collab of late. Sharing ‘Potato Salad’ within Rocky’s AWGE DVD Vol. 3 video in July, they dropped the freestyle song today on streaming sites. Lyrically, ‘Potato Salad’ touches on wealth, fashion and the current state of rap music, over Monica’s 2003 single ‘Knock Knock’. Definitely one to add to the weekend soundtrack.
Jacob Banks – Love Ain’t Enough
Soul-RnB artist, Jacob Banks, has a voice of pure magic. Banks has released his latest single, ‘Love Ain’t Easy’, ahead of his forthcoming album Village, and it did not disappoint. A thrillingly cinematic track, the heavy beat and strong vocals are upbeat and catchy. The soulful feel of this single deserves to be turned up loud!
Lil Wayne – Dont Cry (feat. XXXTentacion)
The eagerly anticipated release date of Lil Wayne’s The Carter V is finally here. The 21-track album features the likes of Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Nick Minaj and many more.
‘Don’t Cry’ features the late XXXTentacion, and will certainly hit home, considering the heartbreaking circumstances surrounding Lil Wayne’s collaborators death. ‘Don’t Cry’ focuses on Lil Wayne’s emotions, telling his story of the difficult situations he’s been through. While X is gone, his music lives on.