Quite literally serenading us into this week’s Wonderlist, may we introduce you to the soaring symphony of Malika’s new single, “Stuck On You”. Blending angelic vocals with choir-like harmonies, “Stuck On You” mimics the heart-on-your-sleeve tracks of the 90s that kept us rom-com girlies thriving. It’s definitely one for the sad girl playlists, but we couldn’t be happier.
Cat Burns and Sam Smith collaborate to top up our sad girl summer ready playlist round-up.
Malika – “Stuck On You”
RIMON – “20/20”
Can’t get enough of RIMON? Don’t worry, neither can we. Thankfully, the artist has dropped her new single, “20/20” alongside a spellbinding visual — offering a deep and introspective monologue at its start for good measure. Rebuffing the clouded judgements the digital world so often encourage, “20/20” binds us back to the earth with a guitar-led symphony. “I wanted to shine a light on Ethiopia, the people, and the country itself – not tainted by politics, but with the warmth that I remember and hold so deep,” adds RIMON.
Amaroun – “Orchid”
Tilting a positive spin on the soft and sultry tunes of this week’s roundup, we have Amaroun’s airy new single, “Orchid”. Ushering in gentle guitar strings and a lullaby-like flow, “Orchid” serves as a tender love song that is equal parts calming and compelling. “It’s a pledge to my lover to bend and grow together, entwined but independent, embracing all our differences,” explains Amaroun. “It’s a story of taking your time and staying in the present, a reflection of a beautiful moment.”
Zakhar – “Fly Away”
Having already teased plenty of tears from us upon the release of his latest single, “Lights Out”, we pre-empted that Zakhar’s next release would achieve much of the same. True to form, “Fly Away” is a harrowing effort that captures the elation and devastation that ties into the complicated action of falling in love.
Greentea Peng – “Stuck In The Middle”
By now, the name Greentea Peng won’t be one that is new to you. Having taken the R&B world by storm with her hypnotic tone, it is no wonder she has amassed some 219k Instagram followers and countless streams. And now, the artist-on-the-rise is looking to enchant you with her melodic spell once more with the release of the ultimate summer anthem, “Stuck In The Middle”. With jazz sensibilities running rife and the subtle blare of trumpets and the trickle of piano keys culminating in an undeniably sexy sound on the new release, it will become impossible to avoid falling into Peng’s sweet-sounding embrace that is being served up. No one disturb us this weekend, because we will be streaming “Stuck In The Middle” on repeat.
Cat Burns – “Go” feat. Sam Smith
Its circulated TikTok, its lyrics have defined the Instagram captions of hundreds of broken-hearted girls and now, Cat Burns’ new single “Go” is finally out — and with a spellbinding visual, too. Spoken from the perspective of a lover who has finally had enough, Cat Burns affirms the need to listen to your heart and your friends, and “pack up your shit and go.” Featuring a chilling verse from Sam Smith, “Go” will be streaming on repeat whenever we feel the urge to send *that* message to our ex.
SAINTE – “East”
And finally, because at Wonderland we only ever leave on a high, we present SAINTE’s new high-energy track, “East”. Packed full of chilling snares, sparkling beats and a chest-pounding baseline, “East” was just what we needed to perk us up for the weekend. Speaking on the track, SAINTE explains, “‘East’ is nothing but a pure and organic lifestyle. No sugarcoating or anything like that… just another regular YS day. Spin round the city with us and witness the vibes.”