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From drill tracks courtesy of Unknown T and Central Cee to Shawn Mendes on a remix filled with island rhythms, here is this week’s music round-up.

Shawn Mendes Wonderland shirtless on bed

Taken from our Summer 21 issue.

Shawn Mendes Wonderland shirtless on bed
Taken from our Summer 21 issue.

The weekend is calling, and that means it is time to put the speakers on blast and wash away the stresses of the week. In the hopes of aiding your care-free festivities, we are back with another Wonderlist. From the best of UK drill served up by Unknown T and Central Cee to some of the biggest names in music dropping summery tracks, head below to enjoy this week’s music round-up…

Shawn Mendes and Camilo – “KESI (Remix)”

In a wildly unexpected move, Shawn Mendes has hung up his acoustic guitar and set his sights on sandy island beaches as he unveils his feature on track “KESI (Remix)”. Lending his infamous vocals to Colombian singer Camilo’s song, the pair offer up sun-soaked sounds that will have listeners in a state of summery bliss.

Conan Gray – “People Watching”

Prepare to be plunged into the depths of sad girl summer! Pop sensation Conan Gray is back with the tear-inducing track “People Watching”. With haunting backing vocals and a pulsating rhythm driving the song forward, Conan longs for emotional connections and provides intimate confessions as he dreams up the reality of others with his uniquely penned lyrics. We recommend grabbing a box of tissues before you settle down to listen to this one.

Post Malone – “Motley Crew”

Post Malone is exploding back onto the scene this week as he unveils the star-studded visuals for his new track “Motley Crew”. The track itself is an ode to the famed 80s rock band from which it takes its name – which makes a cameo in the race track-bound visuals in the form of the band’s front runner Tommy. The rapper invites listeners to get lost in his infectiously whiney bars and success-driven lyrics as good vibes spill out of every bar. And, as if the song itself wasn’t enough, the accompanying video is a hedonistic homage to the Hollywood lifestyle, which features appearances from Big Sean, Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana, and Tyga.

Central Cee – “Little Bit of This”

Bringing the sounds of drill to this week’s Wonderlist is Central Cee with his high-energy track “Little Bit of This”. In an effort to encourage his listeners to twerk their way through the season, the rapper offers up erotic bar and dance-worthy sounds. And, with visuals filled with scenes of the artist living the high life, and plenty of ass-shaking, it is already shaping up to be set an anthems of hot girl summer.

Unknown T – “Driller Sh!t”

Continuing on with the theme set by Central Cee, Unknown T drops the explosive track “Driller Sh!t”. Boasting the artist’s gruff vocals and intense lyrical flow, the track is a perfect embodiment of the UK drill scene. And, accompanied by a chaotic music video filled with balaclavas and streetwear drip, the track not only stands as a bold example of the rapper’s sheer talent but also a hint towards what we can expect from his upcoming mixtape Adolescence, which is dropping at the end of the month.

Jazz Mino – “Fragile”

Offering sickly-sweet sounds and pop sensibilities is the rising artist Jazz Mino with track “Fragile”. An intimate love letter to a difficult time, the alt-pop singer reflects on her previous feelings of loneliness and worry. But, as triumphant production drives the track forward, listeners can bask in the knowledge that Mino’s strength and perseverance allowed her to prevail and pen such a deeply introspective track. And, with EP “Someone Else To Talk To” set to follow soon, it is safe to assume that 2021 will be a big year for the artist.

Harleighblu – “Stuntin”

Situating herself amongst the biggest names in the modern soul sphere, Harleighblu is here with the powerhouse track “Stuntin”. Offering vocals drenched in captivating character and sharing a likeness to those of Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, the artist entrances from the first note. And, offering smooth instrumentation and warm tones sure to send you into a state of relaxation, the artist’s old soul radiates throughout. As the artist continues on with her domination of the genre, it is fair to say she is a star on the rise.

Bingo Fury – “Big Rain”

Transporting us straight into our feels with his debut track is Bingo Fury with the somber “Big Rain”. leading us into a haze filled with emotional piano chords and introspective lyricism, the newcomer tells the indistinct tale of alienation and loneliness across a stunning production. We suggest plugging in some headphones for this one and tuning out of the world.

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