Giving us a taste of what is setting up to be a jaw-dropping debut album, Kali Uchis drops her newest banger “Tyrant”. Recruiting the equally incredible Jorja Smith to join her, the track oozes sensuality as Kali’s delicate vocals glide over a Latin flavoured backing. An instant dance floor sensation, get ready to hear this song blaring out wherever you go.
The songs we’re obsessing over this week.
Kali Uchis – “Tyrant” feat. Jorja Smith
Kodaline – “Brother”
Returning with their first new music since 2015, Kodaline are back with their beautiful new track “Brother”. The first track to be taken from their forthcoming album, the band got together with long-time collaborator and director Stevie Russell to create a video that you’re gonna need a pack of tissues near to watch…
HAIM – “Want You Back”
Dropping the vid last week, HAIM are shutting down the pop game with their new single “Want You Back”. Taken from their highly anticipated sophomore album, Something to Tell You, it’s an uplifting pop song asking for forgiveness from an ex. If this is any indication of what the album has in store, HAIM are back to reclaim their place at number one.
AJ Tracey – “LA4AWEEK” feat. Swoosh and Sloan Evans
Already making waves in the UK grime scene, West London rapper AJ Tracey has dropped his latest track “LA4AWEEK”. Featuring A$AP’s Swoosh and Vloane’s Sloan Evans, it’s bold and infectiously in your face. Gearing up to drop his first official single of the year, get ready for the reign of AJ Tracey.
Gus Dapperton – “I’m Just Snacking”
New York based babe Gus Dapperton is about to become your new favourite musician. Steadily putting out songs for the last year, his latest “I’m Just Snacking” is the indie pop banger you’ve been waiting for. “The song describes two lost souls,” Gus says. “The protagonist believes they can save each other if they grow together. The other lost figure insists that their love cannot be because they are only a lone, wandering, and tragic case.”
Holy Oysters – “Fire Dancing”
In a blaze of technicolour indie pop glory, French quintet Holy Oysters have dropped the first track from their upcoming EP “Egonomy”. Leading with “Fire Dancing”, the track will have you dancing along in no time. Speaking on the song, frontman Max Tribèche says, “‘Fire Dancing’ is about being stuck in an endless loop, as if you’re trying to break free of something and then, in the moment you’re about to do it, going straight back to the beginning and having to start again. The lyrics in the bridge contain a note to myself, reminding me to hold on and not let go.”
S4U – “Too Much”
Following on from this year’s brilliant track “Isle of Dogs”, S4U have returned with their new electro-R&B classic “Too Much”. Taking influence from underground dance music, including UK garage and house music, the track shows the collective’s refreshing take on R&B and is an instant smash hit.
Martin Luke Brown – “Into Yellow”
Re-emerging in style, “In To Yellow” marks the return of Martin Luke Brown. Cinematic and stunning, his otherworldly vocals glide beautifully over the layers of sound creating a powerfully emotive track which shows off what an incredibly creative talent Martin is. We can’t wait to hear more.
Shawn Mendes – “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”
Establishing himself as one of the most lovable singer-songwriters around at the moment, Shawn Mendes has dropped his newest track “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. An instant sing-a-long classic, Shawn says of the track, “The song is about following someone that you love to the world’s end, and making decisions you wouldn’t ever have thought you would, because of someone you’re just that enamoured with.” The equally beautiful accompanying video stars Nocturnal Animals babe, Ellie Bamber, and follows a young couple’s adventure around Europe.
Fickle Friends – “Glue”
If Fickle Friends aren’t already one of your favourite bands, you’re, quite frankly, stupid. Having dropped “Swim”, “Brooklyn” and “Cry Baby” last year and “Hello, Hello” this year, the Brighton based quintet dropped their latest gleaming pop banger “Glue” earlier this month. Infectious and incredible, the track comes from their upcoming EP and if you’re not in love with them all ready, you definitely will be once it drops.