PLAYLIST: Here’s The Best New Music – Feat. Billie Eilish, Avenue Beat & Jessie Reyez, Layla Kardan and More

Thirsty for some new music? We’ve created a playlist with the week’s best new releases, and it’s here for you whenever you need inspiration.

Billie Eilish by Kenneth Cappello
Billie Eilish by Kenneth Cappello

There are lots of reasons to look forward to Fridays, and the fact that it’s the day most new music gets released is definitely way up there on the list. But the amount of new music can feel overwhelming at times, right? Well, we think so – and that’s why we’ve given life to a whole new playlist with handpicked musical goodies for you to fall in love with. We’re calling it the ‘Best New Music Playlist’ and the name says it all.

So without further ado, here are 10 new tracks that we’re digging at the moment – and a few more! Listen to the full playlist below.

Billie Eilish – “Therefore I Am”

It still seems like everything Billie Eilish touches becomes gold, and with the superior “Therefore I Am”, she’s created a whole gold mine. Quoting one of the greatest philosophers of all time, René Descartes (you know, the French dude who said: Cogito ergo sum // I think, therefore I am) just shows the attitude of this track which draws comparison to the sound of “bad guy”. This one’s for the haters, but after cutting such a magnificent piece of pop music, we frankly can’t imagine there be any…

Avenue Beat – “F2020 (remix) feat. Jessie Reyez”

“F2020” which came out on TikTok back in August and caused the internet to blow up might be the best description of the year 2020 that will ever be. We didn’t think it was possible to make this track even more legendary, but then Sam Backoff, Savana Santos and Sami Bearden, who make up Avenue Beat, invited Jessie Reyez in for a rap verse and now it just did.

Layla Kardan – “No Place”

Layla Kardan was born in Belgium and has Persian roots, Australian nationality and is currently living in Dubai, where she’s one of the strong new voices redefining the music and fashion culture in the Middle East. Teasing her EP Abscission coming out on February 26th, her new single “No Place” serves as a dark, quite heavy pop song about a loveless relationship. Packed with emotion and lead on by Kardan’s soulful vocals, “No Place” is another strong cut from the artist, fashion icon and human rights advocate.

Valentina Cy – “Wind”

Starting off with a lone guitar riff and a minimalistic soundscape, “Wind” by LA.-based singer and songwriter Valentina Cy slowly evolves into a majestic and edgy piece of pop perfection. The 22-year-old artist produced, engineered and wrote this song all by herself on which she states: “My goal as an artist is to make people feel invincible, and one of the ways I can make women feel invincible is by telling them that they don’t need a male producer to make their music. We can do it all, 100%”.

Andrekza – “Ya Fue”

The Venezuelan-born and now LA.-based vocalist, songwriter, photographer and creative director Andrekza Andreina aka Andrekza is rooted in songwriting and though her lyrics aren’t in English, her bold songwriting shines through in the emotion fuelling the dancehall and reggaeton-inspired track “Ya Fue”. “Ya Fue” is the second single to drop from the promising new artist who dropped her dreamy debut single “TÉ” back in september.

Hope Tala & Aminé – “Cherries”

We previously showed support for the London-newcomer Hope Tala and praised the fact that she had an EP on the way. Now it’s out and we’re still incredibly excited about her unique sound. “Cherries”, which features American rapper and singer Aminé, is one of the highlights of the EP with it’s characteristic blend of flamenco guitar and a heavy hip hop beat.

Nayana Iz – “Partner In Crime”

We’re paying close attention to the London music Collective Nine8 and the ever so exciting new talents it’s raised. Nayana Iz is one of them, alongside Biig Piig and Lava La Rue, and she’s released an irresistible blend of hip hop, R&B and jazz with the new single “Partner In Crime”. The India-born, but London-raised artist started her musical journey playing jazz and indie-pop, but eventually turned to hip hop inspired by legendary producer MF DOOM among others. Her genre-blending influences definitely shows in her versatile musical output, which has left us hungry for more!

Foushée – “single af”

American singer Foushée is claiming her spot on the international R&B-scene with her stunning new single “single af” which she released in the occasion of (yes, you guessed it) “Singles’ Day”. The track is a high flying ode to self-love and female empowerment and we absolutely love it.

Br3nya – “Maldives”

A laugh and a “who else?” introduces the hard-hitting new track by London-based rising rapper Br3nya. “Maldives” sees Br3nya spitting 2:45 minuts of sassy punchlines confidently proving why she’s gained a whole lot of attention lately.

Baby Queen – “Online Dating”

The rising bedroom-pop artist Bella Latham just released her EP Medicine under her creative alias Baby Queen. Serving as the final track on the EP, “Online Dating” is a woozy dream pop gem created around a synth-based soundscape with humorous Nintendo-like details to support the theme of the song. Don’t sleep on her new EP-release!

Also Added

We’ve got a few more treats for you. Also added to the playlist are:

Emi Wes – “Where’s My Money”
MishCatt, Sofiá Reyes & De La Ghetto – “Goofy, Pt2”
TSHA – “Renegade” feat. Ell Murphy
Linn Koch-Emmery – “Hologram Love”

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