Ady’s back with his soulful second single “Wait For You”, which comes before he embarks on his UK headline tour this October. The track speaks of love and longing that gets you in your feelings, but in a good way. The official video is directed by Calmatic and Director X (Drake, Rihanna, Zayn) which is an added bonus!
Take a listen to this week’s #wonderlist, our guide to everything worth hearing.
Ady Suleiman – “Wait For You”
Jay Daniel – “Knowledge Of Selfie”
Jay Daniel, aged 25, has quickly risen to become on the most important and exciting names on the Detroit electronic scene. Having released a string of acclaimed EPs, he’s set to release his debut LP Broken Knowz on Ninja Tune’s Technicolour imprint. Lead track “Knowledge Of Selfie sets the record up nicely with it shuffling breaks and signature keyboard motif running throughout. Broken Knowz drops on 25 November.
Yuna – “Places To Go”
If you don’t already love Yuna, a Malaysian singer-songwriter now is based in LA, you will soon. Having recently released her third LP Chapters, she is in the middle of Europe tour which includes a sold-out date tomorrow (Tuesday 20 September) at London’s Scala. A multi-talented artist, she brings her experiences to life through her soulful records – never sounding contrived, everything about her delivery is perfectly natural. If you’re not lucky enough to catch Yuna on tour, take a listen to “Places To Go”.
CAPPA – “Next Ex”
CAPPA, clearly a forward thinker, is already planning the end of relationship before it’s even started on new cut “Next Ex”. Lifted from her debut EP “Queen Of Hearts”, available now, “Next Ex” is a joyous salute to doing your own thing and not worrying about the consequence. With a gift for punchy lyricism and a charmingly smoky vocal, CAPPA, in addition to being your next ex, is your next favourite popstar.
Kim Gordon – “Murdered Out”
Within seconds you’re aware that this is a Kim Gordon track and an amazing one at that. During a career that has spanned several decades, Gordon has never been one to coast. Clearly liberated from the confines of Sonic Youth, “Murdered Out” is the first track released under her own name. It’s an exhaustingly thrilling listen with her voice sounded more perfect and distinctive than ever.
Off Bloom – “Orchid”
Off Bloom, an Anglo-Danish trio of producers, get things off to a mighty fine start with debut single “Orchid”. Built around a strong hook, looping beats and band member Mette’s laidback vocal, Off Bloom’s music is deconstructed pop at its best. “Orchid” is the lead track from their debut EP “Love To Hate It” which is released on their Sports Records label.
Luxury Death – “Radiator Face”
Manchester duo Luxury Death have shared the Ed Crisp directed visuals for their debut single “Radiator Face”. Comprised of boyfriend/girlfriend Ben Thompson and Meg Williams, the project began as “something else to do in the bedroom together”. With a lo-fi sensibility they make bittersweet records with a haunting vibe. Luxury Death is set to play at PNKSLM’s London weekender on 30 September with Boys and Spice Boys.
Frenzy – “Dashiki Foreign”
Hackney’s Frenzy has released “Dashiki Foreign” the final single from his recent four-single series. Climaxing with a gospel choir, this inspired track contrasts Frenzy’s laid-back flow with high-octane synths and beats. Frenzy is a part of the I Dream Big collective alongside SNE, Jamilah Barry and Careless who are set to take the UK hip-hop scene’s to exciting new places.
Dragonette – “Sweet Poison” (featuring Dada)
Dragonette have shared details of the fourth (!) studio album and released new single “Sweet Poison”. Perhaps the most consistently excellent pop band around, Dragonette returned this summer with “Lonely Heart” which will now feature on Royal Blues alongside “Sweet Poison”. Featuring production from fellow Torontonian La+ch, and the UK’s Dada, it’s another pop gem that blends electronica and with a classic pop hook.
Pet Shop Boys – “Say It To Me (Stuart Price alternative mix)”
Producer Stuart Price has returned to rework “Say It To Me”. Lifted from the Pet Shop Boys superlative album Super, produced by Price, the single release of “Say It To Me” comes after a triumphant series of shows at the Royal Opera House which saw the band collaborate with Olivier Award winner ES Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page. Say It To Me 12” also features remixes from Real Lies, Tom Demac and Offer Nissim.
Alex Clare – “Tell Me What You Need”
This week Alex Clare announced new album Tail of Lions with an incredibly raw lead track “Tell Me What You Need”. The album was actually recorded on a narrow boat on the River Lea and is a hugey different record from his previous examples. We can’t wait to hear more, but for now lets just enjoy this.
Camilla Destiny – “Real Ones”
Real Ones is the second pop banger from Camilla Destiny, an award winning Brit School alumna singer/ songwriter/producer. Destiny has written chart hits for international musicians as well as working as a professional dancer, performing at televised events such as the Brit Awards & MOBOs. Real Ones is out now.