Fletcher knows what she’s doing. A supremely (and justifiably) confident new artist, she isn’t going to stop until she’s done conquering the music industry. Her latest offering is the anthemic “Avalanche” which will feature on her forthcoming “Finding Fletcher” EP. Fletcher has recently spent time on the road with Justin Bieber and The Knocks on the #PurposeTour – learning from the very best.
Take a listen to this week’s favourite new tracks.
Fletcher – “Avalanche”
Opal Blue – “Taking My Love Away”
Londoners Opal Blue have returned with new single “Taking My Love Away”. A sonic gear shift, “Taking My Love Away” is an up-tempo blend of heady electronica and R&B. Earlier this year the band released the excellent “She Goes Deep” EP which earned them praise from the likes of BBC 6, Beats1, Radio 1XTRA and spawned the brilliant track “Time Travel”. With a fantastic disregard for genre conventions, Opal Blue is a production force worth getting excited about.
Cilia – “Hardcore Heartbreak”
In between her studies, Cilia has somehow managed to find the time to release a string of brilliant singles (“Clearly”, “Wilder Then The Wind” and “Silhouettes In Slow Motion”) and new cut “Hardcore Heartbreak” demonstrates that Cilia has no plans to drop the quality. The sort of earnest pop-banger that would make Sia proud, “Hardcore Heartbreak” will be released later this autumn via Roxy Recordings.
MIYNT – “The Strangest Game”
Stokholm’s MIYNT has shared “The Strangest Game”, the lead track from her from her debut EP titled “Ep no. 1” which is due to be released via B3SCI Records in the autumn. A pounding and wistful lament to love, “The Strangest Game” is an intoxicating fusion of electro pop and old school songcraft.
Describing the track, MIYNT said: “The strangest game is a lovesong. It’s about the first phase of falling in love, when the person that you’re falling for is still a mystery and everything you do with this person “.
Nakaya – “Lose It Too”
Based in New York, Nakaya weaves elements of folk, soul, R&B and ambient to create her enrapturing sound. Nakaya is hard at work on new music, working with producers in NYC, L.A. and Toronto. Creating a soundscape you’ll want to lose yourself in, Nakaya is a talent to keep an eye on.
Selena Gomez – “Kill Em With Kindness (River Tiber Remix)”
We’d probably include Selena Gomez even if she just sneezed but this River Tiber reworking of current single “Kill Em With Kindness” is really special. River Tiber, aka Toronto producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Tommy Paxton- Beesley, recently dropped his debut LP Indigo.
Double S Feat. JME – “Style & Flows”
Double S has dropped the visuals for the ferocious “Style & Flows”. Teaming up with JME, with production from The Heavytrackerz, “Style & Flows” demonstrates Double S’ remarkable and unrelenting flow. Definitely a name worth getting excited about.
What So Not x George Maple Feat. Rome Fortune – “Buried”
George Maple can do no wrong so it’s not surprising that her latest collaboration with What So Not is properly brilliant. Accompanied by a stunning Leticia Dare co-directed video, the track features a guest verse from Atlanta’s Rome Fortune. George Maple and What So Not are out on tours this summer – if they’re playing close by you should make every effort to see them.
Nina Sky – “Champion Lover”
Nina Sky nod to the Caribbean on the latest track “Champion Lover”. The R&B duo, comprised of twins Natalie and Nicole Albino, first caught the world’s attention with 2004’s infectious “Move Ya Body” and since then have dropped a ton of feel-good, dance floor ready anthems. Their forthcoming LP Brightest Gold is set to drop later this year.
Kent Jones – “Don’t Mind”
One to file under “song-of-the-summer”, “Don’t Mind” is the latest single from Kent Jones. Hailing from South Florida, Jones does it all – producing, rapping and singing. Having recently been playlisted by 1XTRA, Kiss and Capital, it’s time to embrace this insanely catchy future-hit. “Don’t Mind” will be released in the UK via Black Butter.
Ariana and the Rose – “Dirty Dancing”
It seems as though Ariana and her band of Roses can do no wrong. “Dirty Dancing” is the second visual offering from her recently released double A-sided single, with the video showing a grittier side to the frontwoman that we haven’t yet. Shot in and around London, come take a ride in a vintage Merc with the rising star.