After publishing a detailed thread alleging career obstruction from former Radar Radio boss Oliver Ashley at the beginning of the month, Wonderlist favourite and the reigning Queen of Drill Ivorian Doll is soldiering on in new track “Clout”. Released on her 23rd birthday, the track gives a middle-finger to all the naysayers and foes she’s encountered in the past few years on her stratospheric rise to the top of the UK rap scene and proves once again that she won’t be going down without a fight –– we love a tenacious icon!
In this week’s music playlist, Caroline Polachek imparts haunting synths on her cover of The Corrs’ ‘00s smash hit, “Breathless”.
Ivorian Doll – “Clout”
Caroline Polachek – “Breathless”
We told you Caroline Polachek wasn’t ready to let go of PANG just yet! After announcing a remix album and 3 reworked cuts from the timeless 2019 record, she’s only gone and gave us the highly-anticipated and much-demanded studio cover of The Corrs’ ‘00s smash hit, “Breathless”. Those lucky enough to have caught the former Chairlift star on tour this past year can vouch for this tunes luscious harmonies and haunting synths, and if you didn’t, the wait is FINALLY over. May it join the ranks of the Spice Girls’ “2 Become 1” and East 17’s “Stay Another Day” as a Christmas classique!
Ramengvrl – “Let Em Be”
We might be a bit late on stanning bedroom hip-hop star Ramengvrl, but at least we got there in the end, right? We got acquainted with the Indonesian rapper by way of her debut album Can’t Speak English, and it was pretty much love at first listen. The album is of course full of heavy hitting clacks, but it’s introductory offering “Let Em Be” that enamoured us the most. The track has it all, really – bass heavy beats, catchy lyrics, and, above all, Ramengvrl’s tangible confidence and self assurance.
Louis Dunford – “Regretamine”
Back on Wonderlist this week is soul-bearing North-Londoner Louis Dunford. Hot on the heels of debut single “London’s Requiem”, “Regretamine” brings that same style of biting, tongue-in-cheek lyricism back to the fore as Dunford recalls simpler times, the thrill of getting high, and, more importantly, the comedown afterwards. Think moody, forthright vocals, folky guitars and straight up poetic delivery –– before you ask, this is NOT a Christmas song.