Earlier this year, the industry’s most cherished softboi dropped his ethereal fourth studio album Assume Form, with collabs with André 3000, Rosalía, Travis Scott and more. Upbeat electronic love song “Can’t Believe The Way We Flow” has finally received the visual treatment, with heartwarming snippets of IRL couples kissing. Enough to warm the cockles just before the weekend.
Ella Eyre, Megan Thee Stallion and more set fire to our weekly playlist.
James Blake – “Can’t Believe The Way We Flow”
Ella Eyre & Banx & Ranx ft. Kiana Ledé – “Mama”
If a beat-heavy banger is what you want, Brit singer Ella Eyre is serving with her tropical-tinged latest release. The rapid-fire electropop number jumps under Eyre’s vocal show as she threatens to put a fuckboi under blast with his mum if he continues his shoddy behaviour. And the music video is a dream: house parties, festival outfits and a top-down road trip. Plus layered production from Banx & Ranx and heavenly accompaniment from LA-based singer Kiana Ledé.
Megan Thee Stallion – “Hot Girl Summer” ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
After countless memes, a mass Twitter co-opting of the phrase, and the Houston rapper even trademarking it (‘cos you know, merch), Megan Thee Stallion is back to reclaim the motto that’s driven us in the last few months: “Hot Girl Summer”. With bars from Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, it’s certified flames, and fuelling the rest of our weather-fickle British summertime. “And when we say it’s Hot Girl Summer, we ain’t talkin’ ’bout degrees.” Who needs sun?
Quarry – “No Ordinary Love”
Tring-based newcomer Quarry is quickly generating hype with his brand of wavy bedroom pop, especially following his catchy debut “White Wishy Washy World”. And hypnotic new track “No Ordinary Love” is more of the same raw honey vocals and playful production, bolstered by truths about personal growth and that all-too-relatable battle with breaking old habits.