The next few months of album releases are shaping up very nicely. Th new Florence, Beach House and Natalie Prass singles are all lovely tasters of what’s to come on their respective full-length projects. This week we’ve also got a surprise drop from RAYE, new slowthai and the mob cut we didn’t know London needed.
Skrapz x Avelino x Asco x Loski x AJ Tracey – ‘London’s Calling’
Five of London’s finest come together for the mob cut of the year so far ‘London’s Calling’. Everyone is going to have a different opinion on whose verse in the best on this but, i’m giving it to Avelino.
Jorja Smith – ‘Blue Lights’
The track that started it all finally gets an official video. Jorja takes it back to Walsall for the ‘Blue Lights’ visual bringing some local heroes along for the ride as well.
Natalie Prass – ‘Lost’
Natalie Prass’ combination of skilled songwriting and ever so slightly weird vocals is proving formidable in the run-up to her new album The Future and the Past. ‘Lost’ is another highlight.
Florence and the Machine – ‘Hunger’
I can’t really be mad at Florence coming back in time for summer. ‘Hunger’ is her most Kate Bush moment in a while, looks like that 80s revival isn’t over just yet folks.
Young Fathers – ‘Toy’
There’s no such thing as a bad Young Fathers music video and ‘Toy’ is no exception. The ‘kid president’ concept isn’t anything but the how disgusted all the adults are in the video is very refreshing.
LSD – ‘Genius’
As if teaming up with Mark Ronson for Silk City wasn’t enough, Diplo has joined forces with Sia and Labrinth for new project LSD. Suitably 60s-themed, the video for ‘Genius’ is the first taste of the collaboration and it’s definitely the weirdest pop song we’ve heard this week.
RAYE – ‘Wife Me’
RAYE surprise dropped a new EP this morning, which was nice. ‘Wife Me’ features production by Steel Banglez, who is currently leading the back in terms of best production signature. “Banglez on the beat and it’s fucked.”
slowthai – ‘Ladies’
slowthai comes through with one for the ladies. Everything this guy touches has been great, more slowthai, all the time, please.
MJ Cole – ‘Soak It Up VIP’
MJ Cole comes through with a VIP of his Kojey Radical collaboration ‘Soak It Up’. I didn’t think this track could get much better but somehow it has.
Beach House – ‘Black Car’
Beach House’s return is exactly what we need on a frazzled Friday evening. ‘Black Car’ is a minimalist take on the dreamy electropop they do so well, with some added darkness. Sublime.
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