Number one babe Madison Beer is back with yet another beauty. The second track from her upcoming debut EP, “Say It To My Face” is a mesmerising alt-pop track that packs quite the punch. “This song, to me, is about power and confidence.” She says of the track. “Don’t ever let anyone steal your power. Stand up for yourself and demand to be treated with respect.”
The songs we’ve been listening to in-between repeats of “Lemon”.
Madison Beer – “Say It To My Face”
JONES – “Something Bout Our Love”
East London songstress JONES has released her latest slice of synth-pop and it’s sensational. Written for “da club”, the heavy dance-beat backing perfectly highlights JONES’ delicate yet powerful vocals. Get ready to start hearing this on all the dancefloors soon…
N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”
If this wasn’t your weekend jam, what the hell were you doing? Dropping their first new music since 2014, N.E.R.D – made up of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Hayley – recruited none other than Rihanna to spit on their twerk-tastic new track, “Lemon”. An undisputed banger, it’s the first taste of their upcoming new album (presumably titled No_One Ever Really Dies) and we’re already ridiculously excited.
Saint Clair – “Human Touch”
Giving us a teaser of her forthcoming EP “D2” (which is set to wow us early next year), Emma Topolski – a.k.a. Saint Clair – has dropped her latest slow-burner “Human Touch”. Full of scintillating grooves and electronica-infused soul sounds, it’s an exciting glimpse into what the upcoming EP will have in store.
Dave – “No Words” feat. Mostack
Safe to say, it’s very hard not to be in love with Dave. With his melodic raps and captivating tracks, he dropped his highly anticipated new EP “Game Over” last week, releasing the new vid for “No Words” along with it. An incredible song showcasing his expert wordplay, it’s further proof that Dave is something very special.
Lil Uzi Vert – “The Way Life Goes Remix” feat. Nicki Minaj
Recruiting one of rap’s reigning queens, Lil Uzi Vert has just dropped a remix of “The Way Life Goes” with Nicki Minaj. Originally appearing on Lil Uzi Vert’s chart-topping debut album Luv Is Rage 2, it’s a suave and sleek remake of the original banger.
Nick J. D. Hodgson – “Suitable”
Former Kaiser Chief and mastermind between “I Predict A Riot” and “Ruby”, Nick J. D. Hodgson is going it alone and we couldn’t be happier. Announcing his debut album and dropping the brand new vid for “Suitable”, the song is full of dreamy melodies and soothing vibes. An exciting look at what the debut record will hold, we can’t wait to hear more.
The Staves & yMusic – “Trouble On My Mind”
Making their claim as our fave collab of the moment, London trio The Staves are joining forces with NYC-based collective yMusic for a new album, The Way Is Read. Speaking on the collab, Emily Staveley-Taylor says, “We wanted to feel like instruments and join in with some of yMusic’s existing work, using our voices in ways we hadn’t previously explored. We chopped up compositions and put them together again in new ways. We took old folk songs and made them abstract.” And if first track “Trouble On My Mind” is anything to go by, this is gonna be one of the most beautiful albums you’ll probs ever hear.
Taylor Swift – “Call It What You Want”
The fourth single from upcoming album reputation (which is FINALLY out on Friday), Taylor Swift has dropped “Call It What You Want”, the slow paced romantic ode to her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. The most personal track that she’s shared from the new record yet, the internet is already rife with online detectives trying to ply out all the clues from the lyrics. Let’s hope everything will be cleared up when the album drops on Friday…
Gorillaz – “Garage Palace” feat. Little Simz
Gorillaz have shared their latest track “Garage Palace” and it’s a banger. An absolutely huge track, the song features one of the hottest rappers to come out of the UK in a long time, Little Simz. “I just was really struck by her kind of individualism,” Damon Albarn says about the Simz collab. “She’s just not part of a scene, which is great for her.”
Boy Azooga – “Face Behind Her Cigarette”
Releasing their debut single “Face Behind Her Cigarette”, Boy Azooga are about to become your new faves. Led by Cardiff’s Davey Newington, it’s a psych-flecked smash that you’re gonna fall in love with. Speaking on the track, Davey says: “This song is basically just a celebration (rip off) of the late great William Onyeabor. I wanted the percussion to be purposefully a bit too loud, maybe by the usual standard. Loads of Onyeabor’s percussion is blaring in the mix, but it makes it sound so live and feely. I wanted to create that feeling of being in the room where the music is being played.”