Wrap your ears around the week’s best new tracks.

serpentwithfeet – “blisters”

A song of staggering scope and ambition, “blisters” is the latest track from serpentwithfeet (aka Baltimore native Josiah Wise). With a background in classical music, the track is delicate and artful blend of gospel and R&B. It’s phenomenal and sprawling – you’ll never want it to end.

JoJo – “Fuck Apologies” feat. Wiz Khalifa

JoJo understandably has zero f*cks left to give. Having been royally screwed over in the past by her label, she’s back and sounding stronger than ever. Featuring Wiz Khalifa, “Fuck Apologies” is her first material since 2015’s LoveJo2 EP and will feature on her first album in a decade.

How To Dress Well – “Lost Youth / Lost You”

How To Dress Well, aka Tom Krell, has announced details of his fourth album and shared new track “Lost Youth / Lost You”. Care, released on 23 September via Weird World /Domino, was written by Krel with mixing from Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, fun.) The video for “Lost Youth / Lost You”, a sensual and dizzyingly well produced track, was directed by Ben Tricklebank. You can watch the uncensored version here – nobody is judging you.

DJ Sonikku – “All My Friends”

DJ Sonikku has dropped his latest EP. Boasting uproariously good vibes, “All My Friends” is comprised of three NYC-inspired house jams. “All My Friends” is the second EP from the Midlands born artist, the follow up to 2015’s “Secret Island”, and is released via Lobster Theremin.

The Linedots – “Small Talk”

“Small Talk” is the debut single from London-based duo The Linedots. Comprised of Evangeline Ling and Kevin Emre, the duo’s music is perfectly understated – woozy pop music that demands you listen in. Discussing the track, the duo said: “Small Talk is about everything and nothing at all – it is up to the listener to decipher their own meaning. This is why the book is always better than the film.”

CKtrl – “Colour”

23-year-old Lewisham-based producer CKtrl is set to release his latest mixtape INDi on 19 August. To get you suitably excited he’s shared “Colour”, an expansive track with pounding dance beats and stabs of delicious vocal samples.

Blooms – “Distance”

London based, Irish born Blooms is back with new track “Distance”. A dark and brooding affair, Blooms’ haunting vocals float above a sultry beat. Speaking about the track, Blooms says: “Distance toys with the idea of going back to the person you have walked away from. Flirting with temptation even though you know it’s bad for you.”

Anteros – “The Beat”

Anteros have announced the release of their debut EP “Breakfast” and shared new single “The Beat”. A break-up anthem for people already tired of their ex’s nonsense, “The Beat” is joyous and arch. “Breakfast” will be released by Kissability on 19 September.

Glass Animals – “Youth”

Glass Animals have offered up “Youth”, the second taste of their forthcoming sophomore album How To Be A Human Being. The track was inspired by snippets of conversations overheard by nosey lead singer Dave Bayley who said: “I try to sneakily record people, and I have hours and hours of these amazing rants from taxi drivers, people we met outside of shows, people at parties. People tell you some amazing things when they don’t think they’re ever gonna see you again.”

Rushmore – “Grindin’ All Day” Ft. Cam & China

London-based producer Rushmore has teamed up with LA rappers Cam & China on ferocious new album cut “Grindin’ All Day”. Lifted from his new Ours After LP, “Grindin’ All Day” is a track that moves at its own unique pace – fusing elements of grime, trap and ballroom to create a sound and rhythm that’s ridiculously fresh. Ours After is released by Trax Couture.

Dan Austin

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