Hot off the heels of his sophomore album, Double Or Nothing (D.O.N.), D Double E has teamed up with Skepta for the murkiest track on this week’s Wonderlist. Full of dark, grungy synths and skewered sirens and plenty of D Double E’s iconic adlibs, the grime dream-team find themselves on a high-stakes police chase after committing a heist in the track’s exhilarating video. They get away eventually, and manage to find time for celebratory cheers with glasses full of cognac, what a dream…
D Double E, Skepta and Miley Cyrus all perch on the musical icon throne for this week’s Wonderlist.
D Double E & Skepta – “Don”
Miley Cyrus – Plastic Hearts
What do Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks, Billy Idol and Dua Lipa all have in common (besides being just a teenie bit legendary)? They’re all on Rock Legend™ Miley Cyrus’ brand new album, Plastic Hearts, duh! This project has been more than a few years in the making, but Ms. Cyrus got there in the end, whoever said good things come to those who wait, maybe you spilled… In just a few hours we’ve already bopped out to singles such as “Midnight Sky” and “Prisoner”, cried to “Angels Like You”, pretended we’re an afghan-coat clad groupie who may or may not have starred in Almost Famous to “Bad Karma”, had a break whilst visiting mileyspace.com, and made irreparable damage to our vocal cords by screaming along to “Zombie”. And we’d do it again!
Circe – “She’s Made Of Saints” EP
This ethereal talent is back on our radar with her long-awaited sophomore EP, and we couldn’t be happier about it. “Ten Girls” of course makes it’s an electrifyingly triumphant return, and brings with it some equally transcendent friends. Take the EP’s captivating ambient namesake for instance, or the layered synthetic magic of “Ruined Your Sons”, that will have us main-charactering as if we existed in the world of Stranger Things for months. Deliciously dark, the EP sees Circe plunge further into the twisted underbelly of synthpop, concocting only the most enchanting and dramatic of sounds to bless our ears with. Fingers crossed an album will be on its way in 2021…
D.B. Ricapito – I Can’t Explain It EP
Another electrifying EP hitting the Wonderlist like a ton of bricks, D.B. Ricapito’s latest release is all about having us in our feelings. A little bit pop, a little bit R&B, Ricapito’s soft vocals manage to tug on each and every one of your heartstrings in that James Blunt/Paolo Nutini kind of way, you know what we mean? Opening track “Touch” is sort of like a hug for your ears, whilst “So Crazy” has you shaking your ass to solve your problems, naturally. “Lonely” somehow manages to do all of these things at the same time, and it’s exactly this blend of feelings Ricapito so seamlessly masters that has us stanning.
Scribz Riley – Wish Me Luck
Yes, another full length, we can’t help being greedy song guzzlers. This one is from Scribz Riley, who you may know through his two-time Grammy award-winning work with the likes of Khalid, H.E.R., J Hus and Cardi B. Between the album’s many upbeat rap rhythms, slow-burning delivery and dynamic cover art, this project ticks all the boxes for us, and then some. Riley’s even brought Headie One and Kaash Paige along for the sensuous journey. Unwinding to these tunes in a boiling hot, candlelit bath – especially “Dim My Light (feat. 6LACK)” – is all that’s on the agenda tonight.