Pop’s edgiest new princess gives us a rundown of her ultimate 10 tracks that never really got the credit they rightly deserved.
We’ve been a massive fan of Jayelldee ever since we were introduced to the Welsh native via previous bangers such as ‘You Got It Comin‘ and ‘Forever‘, which much to our disappointment seemed to have vanished from the internet all together!
Fast forward a couple of years, and after a brief hiatus, a couple of notable collaborations (Wiley’s ‘Lickin’ Down The Spot and Sub Focus’s ‘Out Of Reach‘), Jayelldee AKA Jenna Dickens, returns in force with one of the most impressive crossover hits, this side of the Summer.
New cut ‘Kill Ur Cool’ is an insight into what is expected from the forthcoming EP, which has been produced by Nick Hodgson, who most recently has worked his magic on tracks with The Vaccines. Comparisons to Charli XCX, vintage La Roux and Chvrches are lazy – Jayelldee is fresh, distinctive and consistently cool and we can’t wait to see what the year ahead holds for one of the UK’s most promising popstars. We got Jayelldee to choose 10 tracks that she feels should have been even bigger hits.
Little Simz – Dead Body
“She is one of my favourite new artists. I love her honesty and the passion in her lyrics”.
Years & Years – Desire
“I am such a big fan of Years & Years. What a tune! I don’t think it gets enough props cos of the obvious hit ‘King’.
Kali Uchis – Loner
“This girl is sooooo sick!! I love the sincerity in her songs”.
Angel Haze – Werkin Girls
“This is another favourite artist of mine. Her songs are so genuine and fearlessly honest, I rate a lot of her tracks but this was the one of the first that I hear from her”.
Yelle – A Cause Des Garcons
“This is such a tune! I just can’t sit still when this comes on”.
M.I.A – Bucky Done Gun
“I’ve been a massive fan of hers from the very start. ‘Pull Up The People’ is another one of my all-time favourites. Her lyrics used to amaze me when I was younger”.
Stromae – Papaoutai
“I love Stromae so much. I love how he manages to make really catchy pop songs while still keeping really beautiful and meaningful lyrics”.
Dizzee Rascal – Stand Up Tall
This was a track that we would all play as a kid. I would listen to his songs everyday, followed by Elvis and The Sex Pistols. I love his energy and the raw truth in his lyrics I could really relate to coming from a council estate back home with nothing to do but trouble myself”
MGMT – Kids
“TUNE. Enough said really. Should have been a bigger hit”.
Dragonette – I Get Around
“I still can’t understand why this isn’t a classic pop hit. How is this track still as awesome today as it was when it was first released!”
‘Kill Ur Cool‘ is out now – check it our here: