It’s the first month of 2020. New year. New decade. And Ella Eyre is all over this energy with her brand new release “New Me” – which calls out the fuckbois of yesteryear with biting lyrics of the likes of: “I don’t make time for your fooling / Got things to be doing.” Uptempo, suitably sass-filled, and with accompanying visuals packed with the usual vivacious hijinx of the British pop artist: think crying over a breakup turned hitting the club with friends in tow. We stan so hard.
Megan Thee Stallion is that B.I.T.C.H, and Poppy Ajudha and Mahalia take us on their low rider in all our favourite tracks of the week.
Ella Eyre – “New Me”
Poppy Ajudha – “Low Ride” ft. Mahalia
2020 has blessed us. In a big way. “Low Ride” sees the old-school jazz and funk sensibilities of East London’s Poppy Ajudha meeting in the most harmonious way with the R&B finesse of Mahalia – two of Britain’s most exciting young talents. And the results? A coal ember smoulder of a track – it’s indisputable fire. And the atmospheric black-and-white visuals see the pair vibing in a car under a street light.
Yael Naim – “How Will I Know”
There aren’t many songs that will catch you in the back of your throat, but “How Will I Know” is the haunting new release from Parisian-born, Franco-Israeli singer-songwriter Yael Naim, who rose to acclaim after her breakthrough track was personally chosen to be featured by Steve Jobs to launch Apple’s Macbook Pro. The simmering new track, opens with the twinkle of haunting piano keys, following by the piercing vocals courtesy of Naim.
Megan Thee Stallion – “B.I.T.C.H”
We already knew it, but Megan Thee Stallion really is that B.I.T.C.H. Proof is in her brand new release, taken from her highly-anticipated debut album Suga, which solidifies the fact that hot girl status is not just for summer. Sampling Tupac Shakur’s All Eyez on Me 1996 track “Ratha Be Ya Ni**a”, the Houston rapper commands respect in the track, spitting “Why you wanna play with me/You know I’m undefeated.” Legends only.