Weekend music: sorted.
Noname – “Song 31”
Fresh off the back of the release of her first-ever music video last month, Noname has kicked off 2019 in style with new track, “Song 31.” Noname’s first track since her excellent 2018 album Room 25, the singer said of the song: “When you arguing wit yo homies over whether or not I can rap, send them this”. We believe you, Noname.
Future – “Crushed Up”
Straight off the back of his French Montana-featuring track “NASA,” Future has treated fans to icy new single “Crushed Up.” Likely taken from the artist’s forthcoming album, the song is the first solo release since his 2018 mixtape BEASTMODE 2, and comes complete with some clean visuals. Perfect for your Friday night.
D’Angelo – “Unshaken”
Rockstar’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” came out October and, as is tradition by now for high-budget games, came with an extensive soundtrack, complete with contributions from the likes of Arca and Colin Stetson. The highlight, however, is an unlisted song by D’Angelo, “Unshaken”, which the artist has now released officially. Serving as D’Angelo’s first new material since his 2014 album Black Messiah, the song is an unmissable melange of R’n’B and country, and one you won’t want to miss.
Taylor Bennet – “STREAMING SERVICES”
In the latest step in making a name for himself other than “Chance The Rapper’s little brother”, Taylor Bennett has released “STREAMING SERVICES”, a laid back track illuminating the underside of boredom and mundanity in some of life’s glitziest things. Writing in the song’s SoundCloud description, Bennett says that “I created ‘STREAMING SERVICES’ to educate the world on independent artist struggles to navigate through an industry built on their own creativity. Years later still having little to no understanding of how to distribute and collect funds from our own product.”
Mark Ronson – “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” (Acoustic Version)
Ok, so this song isn’t strictly new, the Mark Ronson-supported Miley Cyrus Banger(z) coming out last month. However, the good news is that this week saw the release of the song’s acoustic version, a very different (and wonderful) listening experience to the production-heavy studio version.
Paul McCartney – “Get Enough”
Having recently released his latest solo album Egypt Station, Paul McCartney has shared a new song: “Get Enough”. Co-produced by McCartney, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and Zach Skelton, “Get Enough” sees the former Beatle working with Auto-Tune effects, in the vein of Bon Iver and once collaborator Kanye West.