The kings of dance-pop are back with their new album, Translation, and we’ve already broken the repeat button. The Rollacoaster cover stars, embrace Latin global rhythms while mixing reggaeton with trap and hip-hop effortlessly. Standout tune “Feel The Beat” sees the trio rope in Colombian superstar Maluma, combining the superstar’s swagger with Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam’s iconic tune “Can You Feel The Beat” for an instant dance hit.
New tunes from Black Eyed Peas, Saweetie and Ella Eyre.
Black Eyed Peas – “Feel The Beat”
Saweetie – “Tap In”
Icy girls and Icy boys unite because Saweetie just dropped a new tune for the summer. Sampling Too Short’s 2006 track “Blow the Whistle”, the rapper gives potent dating advice, spitting: “I’ma show you how to bag an eight-figure n***a / face on zaddy, pockets on Jigga / you better get the card and make it swipe like Tinder”. With her album Pretty Bitch Music due for release sometime this year, Saweetie is determined to keep the party going with this twerk-fest tune.
Blanco – “Memphis”
Back with ferocious wordplay and hidden metaphors is UK rapper Blanco. Reeling off effortless anime-inspired bars on an Afro-Latin production, Blanco creates his own sound, breaking away from his usual drill-style hits. Since entering the scene with rap collective Harlem Spartans in 2015, Blanco has been a one-to-watch and this tune only highlights his ever-growing talent.
Ella Eyre ft Yxng Bane – “Dreams”
The UK’s pop disrupter is back and this time she is recruiting Yxng Bane for this catchy hit. Captured on Zoom, Ella Eyre showcases her vocal prowess with crescendoing vocals against a backdrop of thumping basslines and a dance-hall inspired beat.
rum.gold – “Fix Me”
rum.gold just put us in our feels real quick with his beautiful new track “Fix Me”. The singer’s tender and delicate vocals tell a poignant story in this stellar acoustic tune. Written in his Brooklyn apartment, rum.gold offers us a soul-aching sound with intimate lyricism. We’re not crying, you are.
THEY. – “Count Me In”
Ready to claim the throne is multi-hyphenated duo THEY. Comprised of vocalist Drew Love and producer Dante Jones, the duo gives us sultry R&B tune “Count Me”, ahead of their new album The Amanda Tape. With a tender and emotional intro, Love’s enthralling vocals mimics that of The Weeknd and Jeremih, and Jones’s honey-smooth production guides us through this sensual journey. With their upcoming project coming later this year, the soulful croons and melodic guitar riffs on this tune have us wanting more.
KIOL – “Polly”
With punching choruses and melodic verses, KIOL takes us on an emotional journey for this piano-driven tune. Detailing the eclipse of two souls, KIOL’s soaring and inciting vocals guide us through this poignant journey. This is KIOL’s second tune from his long-awaited self-produced debut album Techno Drug Store, and if this is anything to go by we are in for a treat.
Since his arrival on the scene, British singer-songwriter Tom Walker has had listeners hooked to his brand of soaring and therapeutic pop. Recorded during lockdown, “Wait For You” is the artist’s powerful first release since his highly-acclaimed 2019 album What A Time To Be Alive – and takes inspiration from a close friend’s tough experiences. And the visuals are a fan-crafted socially distanced smorgasbord of dance and vitality. Play, and repeat.