Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
Ariana Grande has dropped the certifiably amazing “Dangerous Woman”. The title track of her forthcoming album, it’s a sultry and empowering anthem. This is Grande taking charge, asserting herself and the results are glorious. It’s also one of her strongest vocal performances – the runs are kept to a minimum, there’s light and shade. A new career best.
Tommy Genesis – Art
Tommy Genesis, who recently announced the forthcoming World Vision 2, has blessed up with new cut “Art”. Genesis lyrics are laced with fetish, an uneasy but enthralling mix of trap music and kink. There’s no release date for World Vision 2 but watch this space.
Antony & Cleopatra – Love Is A Lonely Dancer
London duo Antony & Cleopatra has unleashed “Love Is A Lonely Dancer” – a piano-laden heavy dose of house. Antony & Cleopatra weave elements of ‘70s disco, ‘80s house and ‘90s club music to create a future pop sound that is contagiously euphoric. “Love Is A Lonely Dancer” is out now on Universal.
Reyna – Ink On My Skin
We haven’t been this excited by a sister act since Appleton. Previously making music under the name Vic and Gab, Reyna first caught our ears with the boisterous “Spill Your Colors” and have now released their official debut “Ink On My Skin”. Instantly catchy, these guys know how to craft a pop melody.
Rostam – Gravity Don’t Pull Me
Rostam Batmanglij has released his second solo track, the touching “Gravity Don’t Pull Me”. Rostam’s lyrics speak of pain and regret, a palpable sense of longing that twirls around its skittish electro beat. “Gravity Don’t Pull Me” is out now via XL.
ABSOLUTE. – Fairground (KDA Dub)
KDA has reworked London-based artist ABSOLUTE.’s huge debut single “Fairground” and the results are predictably exhilarating. “Fairground” emerged from sessions at the now legendary Fortress Studios and was mastered by Matt Coltman (James Blake, Panda Bear, Caribou).
Olga Bell – Randomness
Olga Bell has set her sights on the dancefloor with new single “Randomness”. Written, produced and recorded by Bell, “Randomness” boasts a thumping beat and Bell’s signature vocals. Bell is set to release a new album in 2016 via One Little Indian.
Zayn – Like I Would
Those worried that the Zayn album campaign had yet to include a banger will now be breathing a sigh of relief. Zayn, who wastes no time in reminding you about his bedroom prowess on this XYZ produced track, has quickly staked his claim to a credible post-One Direction career with tracks “PiLlOwT4lK” and “iT’s YoU” [sic]. Men with an inferiority complex will probably want to give this one a miss.
Magic Potion – Milk
Good news – Magic Potion has announced their long-awaited debut LP Pink Gum, the follow-up to last year’s excellent Melt EP. It’s a blissed-out, melodic song about the good things in life, “Milk” serves as an important reminder that this long winter is almost over. Magic Potion’s charm and earnestness should be enough to win over the even the most hardened of cynics.
Kudu Blue – Vicinity
Brighton’s Kudu Blue has returned with new track “Vicinity” – a lushly produced, left-of-centre treat. Kudu Blue skilfully mix disparate genres but are never swamped by their myriad influences. Their most radio-ready song to date, expect big things from this five-piece.