Well goddamn, she’s got us in love again. This is the millionteenth single from Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, and as far as we’re concerned, she can keep them coming until the cows come home. It’s a little bit classic, a little bit country, and judging by the accompanying video that’s graced our eyes today, totally bloody bonkers too. Set your sights on the egg lassoing, Madonna “Don’t Tell Me”-esque production above, we promise you won’t regret it…
How sweet! Dua Lipa, Greentea Peng and more are serving up an elaborate spread of fabulous tunes in this week’s Wonderlist.
Dua Lipa – “Love Again”
Wolf Alice – “Feeling Myself”
Calling all ethereal babes across the globe, this is not a drill! Wolf Alice’s “Feeling Myself” is gonna absolutely knock your socks off! Lifted from their brand spanking new project, Blue Weekend, the tune has us wanting to absolutely cry our eyes out, whilst simultaneously wanting to grab life by the balls and run naked through the streets. We’re not sure why, but we suppose there’s no rhyme or reason to sonic euphoria like this.
Greentea Peng – “Man Made”
Would you bloody believe it? Greentea Peng’s ultra-chill, sun-kissed debut album MAN MADE comes out the one day this early-June heatwave decides to disappear… Someone’s trying to set us up here. No bother, we’ve got our sunset lamps on at full whack, and the woozy, strung-out beats of “Man Made” blasting at full volume too. Time to melt into some delicious melodies…
Delilah Montagu – “Coming For Ya”
Shedding the melancholy sound that characterised her older work, Delilah Montagu is back with a new era and a totally fresh zest for life on “Coming For Ya”. The tune itself is a soft-rock anthem produced by Brit Award-winner Fred again… and his younger brother Benji, penned as a self-acceptance tune about Montagu’s own sexuality. Feeling totally comfortable in her new skin, there’s an air of freedom that’s palpable in each lyric or killer guitar riff, which is what good tunes are all about.
Beharie – “Don’t Wanna Know”
Do boys have space to show true vulnerability in 2021? This is the question posed by Beharie in new track “Don’t Wanna Know”. Examining the rotten underbelly of masculinity, the singer-songwriter calls identity, sensuality and emotion all into question over dreamy melodies and tinny guitar riffs that have us dreaming of hazy days and orange skies. Ultimately, the song reclaims a side of the singer’s younger self who didn’t feel up to par with the ‘requirements’ of being a man, and to us, that’s pretty special.
Ani Brava – “Origami”
The sombre stylings of Ani Brava have entered the chat – and let us tell you, they’re here to stay. On “Origami”, the rising star’s vocals are at their most electrifying to date, commanding the tune by turning the sultry ballad into a shimmering dark pop fantasy that stirs and bites in all the right places. Sad and sexy, it suffices to say we are well and truly lost in her echoing caves of synthetic magic, and we don’t plan on leaving any time soon.