Summer Walker is back and suddenly we’re back in our feelings. The R&B star has dropped her EP “Life On Earth” today and we can’t get enough. Continuing her insightful exploration of break-ups and make-ups, Summer’s gentle and honeyed vocals soar throughout the EP, accompanied by slow sultry productions and striking melodies. Grab the tissues.
It’s time to be in your feels, as we’ve got new music from Summer Walker and Snoh Aalegra in this week’s playlist.
Summer Walker – “Let It Go”
Snoh Aalegra – “DYING 4 YOUR LOVE”
Making her return with a moody bass-driven tune is R&B singer Snoh Aalegra. Having remained quiet since the release of her critically-acclaimed album Ugh, Those Feels Again, the singer drops the perfect after-hours jam. Yearning for her lost lover, Aalegra soulfully croons over the seductive beat. Light some candles and relax to this alluring love song.
Sinead Harnett ft Masego & VanJess – “Stickin”
Sinead Harnett has teamed up with Masego and VanJess? We are not worthy. With oscillating R&B rhythms and funk-driven synths, Harnett leads the way for this feel-good summer tune. VanJess’s enticing vocals join in for the catchy adlibs, and Masego’s soulful voice ends the tune. Everybody gets an A* from us for this stunning group work.
M1llionz – “B1llionz”
The Midlands are making it known that London is no longer the capital for UK rap. Having had a meteoric rise into the UK music scene over the past year, M1llionz is showing no signs of slowing down with his new tune “B1llionz”. Fusing UK garage with gritty drill beats, M1llionz comes hard and fast with fierce wordplay and intricate metaphors. If one thing is for certain, is that we have to keep a close eye on this upcoming rapper.
Ashnikko – “Daisy”
London rapper Ashnikko is going at 100 MPH with her new rap song “Daisy”. Having broken out with her TikTok smash hit “Stupid”, the rapper fuses ferocious bars with anti-fuckboy lyrics on this fist-pumping tune. Ashnikko teamed up with Beats by Dre and TikTok for a new campaign focused on their new Powerbeats Pro headphones – and the punchy EDM hook means we’re transported to the club for this addictive song.
CHAII – “Lightswitch”
Back with another hit is genre-bending Persian New Zealander CHAII with “Lightswitch”. Taken from her EP which was released today, the heavy bass song was inspired by the Californian’s Persian music community shining a light on their intricately-crafted music. Speaking on the tune the singer explains: “I feel a strong connection to it as I’m from the new generation of Iranian immigrants that are doing music outside of Iran. When I initially travelled to Los Angeles to visit family I felt like I was in the perfect blend of Western and Persian cultural influences. Coming from New Zealand, where there’s a very small Persian community that you barely see or hear from, it was a total shock.”
Orlando – “Summer Thing”
Self-written and self-recorded from lockdown, Orlando captures the current mood with his new song “Summer Thing”. Blending retro-pop with bedroom soul, Orlando creates a summer-filled daydream for his latest hit. Speaking on the tune, the singer says: “On ‘Summer Thing’ I wanted to convey that feeling of a holiday crush. When you see someone across the beach, or a few seats down the plane and are immediately transfixed for your whole holiday – do they feel the same? It’s crazy how quickly your imagination fills in all the gaps and makes them the perfect person for you. Summer is a time for dreaming and a gloss over reality.”
Donovan Woods – “Clean Slate”
Painting a picture of heartache and joy is singer-songwriter Donovan Woods. With melodic guitar strings and soothing vocals, Woods delivers an indie-rock tune with touches of folk and country. Capturing the early optimism of new-found love, the singer pours his heart out for this emotional and moving tune.