Justin Bieber – Sorry
Justin Bieber has much to apologise for. His latest single, however, is a pop triumph, no apology necessary. “Sorry”, like previous single “What Do You Mean?” is about the breakdown of the relationship, only this time Bieber is accepting some responsibility – personal development. The track was co-produced by Cali The Producer and, obviously, Skrillex.
Savages – The Answer
“The Answer” is the lead the single from Savages’ sophomore album Adore Life which is out on 22 January. It’s a blistering track and the video, directed by Giogia Testi, captures the energy of the band’s live shows. Savages said they wanted to show that “loud guitar music is still alive and still connects people. Mission accomplished.
Hot Chip – Dancing In The Dark
While we were all looking the other way Hot Chip quietly became Britain’s finest pop band. In addition to their own top-quality material they’re also known to add the occasional cover to their set lists – the most recent being their epic version of Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark”. The video for the track was shot this summer on Super 8 by the filmmaker Kieran Evans.
Redlight – Metronome (feat. Roses Gabor)
“Metronome” is the new track from Redlight, taken from his debut LP X Colour which is released on 13 November via Lobster Boy. ‘Metronome’ has deep pulsating beat which is lifted by Roses Gabor’s super sharp vocal delivery.
Miguel – waves
“waves” is the second single to be lifted from Miguel’s undeniably brilliant album Wildheart. The video, directed by Miguel and Darren Craig, sees the phenomenally talented singer partying with the likes of J. Cole, Wale, Vanessa Hudgens and Peggy Noland. They all look like they’re having a fab time. Our invite was probably lost in the post.
Kriget – OCD (feat. Sophia Somajo)
“OCD” is taken from Swedish three-piece Kriget’s new EP Fazed which is released on 6 November via Playground Music. It’s a dark disco number which builds to a euphoric chorus. Vocals on the track (Kriget’s first to feature vocals) come courtesy of Sophia Somajo whose 2008 album The Laptop Diaries is well worth revisiting.
Villette – Fall
Villette, aka Turkish born and London-based producer Siné Buyuka, recently announced a new EP Crossed Wires and unveiled the lead track “Fall”. It’s a stunning track that makes perfect sense whether you hear it in the club or at home. Melancholic and moody but still warm, “Fall” captures the atmosphere of London – the city that inspired the track.
Zibra – Wasted Days
Few indie-rock acts can write an anthemic chorus quite like Zibra. “Wasted Days”, the band’s latest single, is so upbeat it will have the even the most sardonic individuals tapping their feet. The video was filmed at the majestic Rowans in Finsbury Park where you can enjoy bowling and London’s finest Vodka Slushy.
Lucy Sunday – December Love
“December Love” is the debut track from LA based singer-songwriter Lucy Sunday. A perfect slice of r’n’b tinged pop. Sunday’s voice is utterly enchanting, perfectly suited for this wistful and longing track.
Artic Lake – For Us
“For Us”, is the follow up to Artic Lake’s equally beautiful singles “Limits” and “Only Me”. Artic Lake create songs that you can lose yourself in, propelled by Emma Foster’s ethereal and otherworldly voice.