Future Animals – Crazy Love
Three-time Grammy nominated Danish duo, Future Animals, have made quite an impression with their soulful second single “Crazy Love”. The track was co-written alongside their friends and frequent collaborators, JLM and Lukas Graham (they worked on smash hit single “7 Years” with the latter). The music video draws the viewer into a story of romance and heartbreak between Mani Love of the Harlem Globetrotters, and Freakabritt, a dancer known for performing with Miley Cyrus and going viral with her take on the “In My Feelings” dance challenge.
ABISHA – Confused
Rounding off an incredible 2018, Abisha releases another stellar single in the shape of ‘Confused’. The fourth single from the hotly tipped newcomer is an honest confession of one’s feelings towards a complicated relationship. ABISHA shows her vulnerability through lyrics that encapsulate the hurt of being with someone who is not ready to accept themselves. We can’t wait to see what 2019 holds for this artist on the rise.
Vineyard Cries – Holes
Self-confessed “son of Liam Gallagher and Erykah Badu” Vineyard Cries brings another swaggering hip-hop crossover with ‘Holes’. Featuring indelible melodies and the Londoner’s ferocious flow, it’s a twisted play on society; Vineyard Cries explains “no matter how big and bad you are, I’ll always have one up on you. Don’t you tell me that the sky is the limit because I came here through the hole in the ground.”
Sam Fender – Poundshop Kardashians
Sam Fender has spent his 2018 proving his unrivalled ability to craft hard hitting tracks that focus on issues other than romance, and stops no short of a tongue in cheek bop with ‘Poundshop Kardashians’. With a Big Brother-esque animation featuring typical reality star hybrids, Fender shares his disdain for ‘weightless pop culture’.
Odette – A Place That I Don’t Know
Following success in her native Australia, singer-songwriter Odette proves she’s more than just a home-grown talent as she sets her sights on the UK for 2019, with the release of her debut album and a coinciding tour. She’s joined by fellow Aussie songstress Gretta Ray on ‘A Place That I Don’t Know’, featuring soulful harmonies and a spellbinding orchestral crescendo.
SHY FX – Roll The Dice ft. Stamina MC & Lily Allen
Shy FX, aka Andre Williams, has been producing underground club tracks for years, garnering a large amount of respect and influence in the world of drum’n’bass and jungle. ‘Roll The Dice’ premiered as ‘Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World’ on BBC Radio 1 on Monday. Its accompanying visual was shot at Omeara, where Shy FX just completed his ‘cult.ure series’ residency, and features Lily Allen and Stamina MC.
Four of Diamonds – Blind
After an impressive run on the X Factor in 2016, Four of Diamonds returned with their debut single, ‘Name On It’ in Summer 2018. After subsequent releases ‘Eastside’, ‘Stupid Things’, and ‘Polaroid’, comes 4od’s latest song ‘Blind’. Their fifth track has solidified their position on the radar of anyone looking for the best of modern pop. The first girl group signed to Virgin EMI since the Spice Girls is ready to take their positive, woke empowerment to playlists.
Oh Brother – What’s the Point
Oh Brother’s debut single ‘What’s the Point’ arrives a few months after their live debut at London’s ‘All Points East Festival’. Of the track, frontman Jake Leslau says, “The song tells the tale of a young man in love with a girl who, sadly, seems to make consistently bad choices. He doesn’t know quite how to tell her – so what does he do? He writes a song about it of course!’ Check out the video below, and check out the band this Sunday at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters.
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