What do you get when you lock Beabadoobee, The 1975’s Matty Healy and George Daniel away in the Oxfordshire countryside? A brand-spanking-new EP of course. Cultivated over the course of the past year, Our Extended Play shows the star at her dreamiest and most experimental. But of all the four tracks, our favourite has to be “He Gets Me So High”, it’s like they literally IV-dripped 500 tonnes of wistful nostalgia into the mix. Whatever they actually did, it definitely worked…
Beabadoobee, Headie One and more fill up our monthly playlists in this week’s Wonderlist.
Beabadoobee – “He Gets Me So High”
Tara Lily – “The Things You Do”
Oop! I think we’ve just found our next Bond theme in Tara Lily’s “The Things You Do”. Never before have we heard R&B and jazz so dark and broody, tided over with an undercurrent of pop that recalls vintage bars and detective movies. Taken from her forthcoming EP, “Lost In London”, we suggest you keep your eye on this talented juggernaut.
Bastille – “Distorted Light Beam”
Right, time to start romanticising the early 2010s! We love a blast from the near immediate-past, so when we heard Bastille were coming back, we knew the pop-rock fans would be thrilled. “Distorted Light Beam” is the first offering from their forthcoming project, a taste of synth-laden dystopia that gives the middle finger to 21st century boredom, or, in more explicit terms, an escapist ‘fuck you’ to the pandemic! We love!
Headie One – “Pound Signs”
Headie One is the king of the drill and his latest track “Pound Signs” proves it’s not even up for discussion. Produced by Likkle Dots and Es, the rapper’s latest track sees the artist tear up the searing hot production with slick hard-hitting flows and commanding lyricism. Oh, and that hidden Tarantino reference in the accompanying video? We see you Headie.
Navy – “Tower”
Built on woozy chords of jazz and backed up by subdued elements of brass, we’re surrendering to Navy’s velvety vocals and masterful flows on “Tower”. The woozy and cinematic offering is a showcase for all the rising star has to offer, it’s slow grooves having us hang on to her every word, and even comes with a black & white video recalling the swagger of our favourite 90s hip hop stars. Is Navy the coolest singer ever? Maybe so…
Issey Cross – “M40 (Love Me Now)”
Over intricate heavy beats, Issey Cross’ new track is the antidote to a rough time with love. At its core, the song is about keeping the spark alive in a long distance relationship, a task that’s hard enough as it is without the pressure and obstacles of a global lockdown. Still, Cross is a persevering soul, inspiring nothing but good vibes as she moves forward with her summer-ready anthem.
Morly – “Dance To You”
Slinky beats find themselves under the influence of Morly’s enchanting spell on “Dance To You”. Exploring the dream state and fleeting feelings you get in the beginning stages of a crush, the singer-songwriter puts on a display that mixes flourishes of classic instrumentation with the sensibilities of a modern pop ballad. Chuck a couple of illustrious pianos in there, and bang! You’re onto a winner.