Mahalia’s girl gang is better than yours. Fact. Wearing swathes of millenial pink, her and her crew side-eye the camera while the Birmingham-based singer calls out trash men via her dreamy soul-inflected pop. “You’re lucky to be with someone like me / Baby I’m a queen.” British rapper Kojey Radical seconds that with his honey-smooth vocals. So good.
All the songs we’ve got on repeat right now.
Mahalia & Kojey Radical – “One Night Only”
Stefflon Don – “Senseless Remix ft. Tory Lanez”
In emerald silk kimonos and lingerie, East London MC Stefflon Don cranks the sass level up to 100 in the latest visuals for her track “Senseless.” She enlists the help of Toronto-hailed rapper Tory Lanez as they pump pure summer vibes into your ears.
Rina Mushonga – “Hey Coach”
Yeah, yeah. We know summer’s over. But doesn’t mean all the fun has to go the same way. And Dutch-Zimbabwean artist Rina Mushonga is bringing all the blissful, warm-weather vibes with steel drums, bouncy production and her playful booming-to-piercing vocals in her song “Hey Coach.”
Sola – “Save Yourself”
It’s not often a music video will stop you in your tracks, but the stark black and white visuals for Sola – naked, writhing bodies in nature – are a stripped-back music industry rarity. London-based producer and singer Sola is slowly gaining traction (and rightfully so) with her jazz + electronic + soul-tinged R&B. And this powerful track about inner demons, self-worth and flaws is worth giving a listen (or five).
Blanche – “Moment”
She’s already a kind of big deal in her native Belgium, but singer-songwriter Blanche, aka Ellie Delvaux is soon to be v. v. popular just about everywhere due to her unique soaring vocals and earworm melodies. Oh and did we mention she’s only 19. Cool cool.
Ten Tonnes – “Better Than Me”
Beyoncé + Solange. The Gallaghers. Time and time again we see how musical talent runs in the family. And a lesser-known pair seem to be bolstering this belief. Ten Tonnes is the stage name of George Ezra’s brother – currently supporting his brother on his European tour. Self-deprecating tongue-in-cheek lyrics populate his tracks + catchy pop riffs galore. Love.