Never limited by generic conventions, Remi Wolf is a new age pop star. Releasing her highly successful and impressive debut LP, Juno, back in , Wolf has since then go through the artistic phases, now returning for a first offering of the year, entitled Prescription”. Part warm soul, part illustrious R&B, the track is undeniably a modern pop masterpiece, with Wolf’s vivid songwriting and unique vocality showcased in abundance.
From summer ready anthems to atmospheric melancholy and genre-defying deity, this week’s Wonderlist hits the right notes!
Remi Wolf – “Prescription”
Giggs – “Pink Lemonade”
The king of Road Rap is back! Peckham legend Giggs is decades deep in the game and shows no sign of slowing down, consistently releasing solo work and collaborating with key figures in the scene like ML and Kwengface. His newest offering sees Giggs partnering with leading brand AU VODKA, “Pink Lemonade” for a slick track that sees the rapper showcase his iconic laidback flow and tongue-in-cheek lyrical intelligence, atop a lovely drill infused instrumental. The one looks destined to be played at link ups across the summer!
Tora-i – “10months”
Tora-i is a creative powerhouse. Consuming, profound and painstakingly honest, her music is pure expressionism. She is set to release a forthcoming sophomore EP, & what else?, next week, but in the meantime, we’ve been gifted a teaser into the project in the form of “10months”. Heart rendering, atmospheric and subtly dazzling, the singer-songwriter upholds incredible control in her performance and vitality in her writing.
Jorja Smith – “Little Things”
Having made her return to the limelight last month with the dazzling comeback single “Try Me”, Walsall songstress Jorja Smith flaunts a different side to her artistry on its follow up offering. Groove-laden, cinematic and sultry, “Little Things” is Jorja at her most vibrant and self-explorative. Accompanied by a colourful, narrative-led visual, Smith continues her own artistic progression with confidence and refinement, cementing her name as one of the UK’s leading musical talents.
Marie Dahlstorm ft. Sipprell – “The Process”
Danish-born, now London based, Marie Dahlstorm has star power flowing through her music and persona. With her highly anticipated sophomore album, A Good Life, set to bless our ears on 22nd May, she has now teased us with a latest single, “The Process”, which features long time friend and collaborator Sipprell. A master of alternative R&B, the sultry sonics of the instrumental palette are perfectly balanced by the two artists soaring vocality and progressive artistry.
Len – “BOOTZBOTTEGA”
Len has evolved to become the hyper rapper meets rockstar on everyone’s radar. The thumping production from Bwser on new single “BOOTZBOTTEGA” is a raw reflection of his screwball of his influences. Surfacing after his debut Boiler Room performance for Unknown T & friends last week, it’s the latest instalment from the South Londoner who is due to release new album LEHGOLAND later this summer. Taking everything in his stride, his rapidly increasing cult following is becoming a statement marking his growing impact and influence on the wider scene.
INJI – “BORED”
Boredom is undoubtedly a wasted emotion, and rising electronic-pop starlet INJI is happy to tell us so on “BORED”. Having flown to public acclaim with her TikTok ht “GASLIGHT”, the sigr-sngwriter has continued to build a following and refine her vibrant gusto, with this new cut showcasing her modern production tendencies, ironic and tongue-in-cheek lyricism and ear-catching vocals.
Teni — “No Days Off”
Afropop singer-songwriter Teni, aka “Teni The Entertainer”, has released a new single — “No Days Off”. After hearing the beat at a friend’s house, the artist knew she could create something special with it. Freestyling right there on the spot, it was clear she wasn’t wrong. A groovy track with experimental sonics and smooth vocals, it’s bound to get you up on your feet. With her classic uplifting, stylistic sound, “No Days Off” is a reflection of her international influences as she splits time between Lagos and the US.
Blusher — “Backbone”
The Melbourne three-piece band Blusher makes their UK debut this weekend at The Great Escape, following the release of their new single, “Backbone”. Out with a music video, the song is the epitome of the band’s euphoric pop sound. The beautiful, honest lyrics are explosive, reaching the depths of our senses. The stadium-worthy beats break briefly for the start of the bridge, as the music video switches into a fluorescent visual effect, before steadily building into a burst of energy. The layered vocals have us turning the volume all the way up, so we won’t miss a thing. This one’s on repeat.
Moli — “It’s Not My Fault”
Rising Belgian popstar Moli releases a new single, “It’s Not My Fault,” with a cinematic music video. With 80s synths and dreamy, soulful vocals, the track evokes the freedom and liberation that comes from leaving something that’s been draining you behind. In lyrics and sonics, it is utterly powerful. Its video is reminiscent of old films, with scenic shots that detail high drama, glamour, and strength.
Natanya — “Angel”
Natanya’s vocals shine through in her new release, “Angel”. Through the silky smooth, euphoric R&B track, she details the duality of a complicated situation with a lover. While a beautiful ode on the surface, her lyrics go deeper into the anxieties surrounding a fear of abandonment. Vulnerable, emotional, and nostalgic, its bright sonics and low lyrics compliment one another to create a complex, multi-dimensional track. It is the kind of song that will have you reflecting and contemplating emotions for days following.