Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that queen Ariana released her fifth studio album thank u, next last night, a mere six months after dropping the critically acclaimed Sweetener. Accompanying her new fire album, she also shared the video to the record’s final track “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored”. A slinky R&B number about fancying someone who’s already taken, it’s the unrequited love anthem we’ve always wanted.
The songs we’re listening to in-between streaming thank u, next on repeat.
Ariana Grande – “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored”
Elder Island – “Kape Fear”
Releasing their brand new album The Omitone Collection today, Bristol trio Elder Island have given us 10 tracks of pure magic. Full of atmospheric, dreamlike songs, our personal fave is the beautiful “Kape Fear”. With slinky vocals and melodic rhythms, it blends gorgeous production with irresistible jazz-tinges and we can’t get enough.
The Amazons – “Mother”
Returning with a huge new track, Reading based quartet The Amazons are back with a bang. Taken from their new album which is due this summer, “Mother” is a soaring rock anthem detailing going against the norm. As frontman Matt Thompson says: “In the age of social media we’re constantly told how to act, how to feel and how to think. This is a defiant song, challenging friends, gods and everyone in between.”
Wallows – “Are You Bored Yet?” feat. Clairo
If you aren’t familiar with Wallows yet, it’s time to wake up. The Californian trio are killing it in the US, locking in slots at Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival and Coachella, and they’ve not even released their debut record yet. Sharing “Are You Bored Yet?” this week, your new faves have teamed up with Clairo to make a gorge indie pop number that acts as the lead single to their upcoming debut album, Nothing Happens.
Marina – “Handmade Heaven”
Oh Marina Diamondis, how we love you. Dropping the “and the Diamonds” and returning with an undisputed pop bop, she’s back and we couldn’t be happier. Releasing “Handmade Heaven” today, the lush track is rife with stunningly angelic vocals and banging electronics to create a glistening return to greatness. The first taste of her upcoming fourth studio album, if you’re not already close to tears with excitement, you should be.