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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.
Bree Runway – “ATM” feat. Missy Elliott
The self-proclaimed love child of Lady Gaga and Lil Kim, Bree Runway, strikes again with “ATM” which features the one and only Missy Elliott. The dream team has crafted an energetic and powerful track oozing with confidence and badass attitude. The track features on the London rapper’s debut mixtape 2000AND4EVA out today!
Paloma Mami – “For Ya”
The Chilean-American artist Paloma Mami reminds us just how much we need to keep an eye out for her in the future. Citing artists as different as Bad Bunny, Drake, Ella Fitzgerald and Amy Winehouse as influences, she smoothly blends R&B with latin styles like Bossa Nova and makes it contemporary with a note of Trap and heavy beats. “For Ya” is simply another incredible cut from an artist you shouldn’t be sleeping on.
RAYE – “Love of Your Life”
Hailing from the London music scene, rising pop star RAYE has released an infectious pop banger with a hook so memorable it’ll probably stick with you for the rest of the day. Reminiscent of the uptempo, disco-esque sound of Dua Lipa, RAYE is sending you straight out on the dance floor.
Rachel Chinouriri – “What the World Needs Now”
In support of a charity called the Hygiene Bank, British rising singer and songwriter Rachel Chinouriri has released a stunning cover of the 1965 track “What The World Needs Now Is Love” by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, first recorded by Jackie DeShannon. Chinouriri’s take on the song is extremely powerful and is here to keep your heart warm. We could probably all use that at the moment.
Jade Bird – “Headstart”
Another artist eager to lighten up your day with some joy is Jade Bird. Her playful and electrifying new single “Headstart” is not only an energy boost of catchy pop and indie-folk, but also the first music to be released by the British artist this year. What an amazing entrance back into our musical lives!
Tia Carys – “Reflect in Mirrors”
Serving as another taste of Tia Carys‘ forthcoming EnRoot EP, out November 27th, “Reflect in Mirrors” is musically a hard-hitting blend of pop and hip hop with an underlying latin feel and lyrically an emotional and existential reflection on growing older and stepping out of the teenage years.
Matilda Mann – “Japan”
The 20-year-old West London’er Matilda Mann is offering a well-deserved rest and demanding that you slow down with the fourth offering from her upcoming EP. The intimate and warm track is about daydreaming and romanticizing a break-up, inspired by her recent lockdown binge of Gossip Girl. On the influence of GG, she says: “(It’s basically about very rich teenagers living in NYC) and whenever they were heartbroken, they would always fly off to Paris or do something extravagant and I thought, if I was 17 and heartbroken (and rich), I’d fly to Japan to cry and distract myself til I got over them.”
Evie Irie – “Misfit”
Featuring as the second track of Evie Irie‘s new EP The Pessimist, “Misfit” is an extremely catchy, but also quite melodic pop banger about not fitting in and being alright with that. The Republic Records-signed and Sydney-born artist is still just a teenager, but her music sounds like it’s been perfected for years. Channeling the emotions and thoughts running through a young mind, Evie Irie is on her way to become a new voice of her generation.
Baby Queen – “Want Me”
Okay, South African-raised / London-based newcomer Bella Latham, aka Baby Queen, is gearing up for an incredibly interesting debut EP with her hyperactive indiepop gem “Want Me”. We could write all kinds of words about the song, but why should we, when she describes it perfectly herself as a “conversation with myself” with lyrics that “come across as a stream of consciousness”. We’re in love with the rebel-like attitude and energy of Baby Queen’s music, and already feel hungry for the EP to drop on November 13th.
Rebecca Lou & KAMMA – “This Time of Year (Wake Me Up When December Ends)” feat. GRETA, girlcrush and Brimheim)
We’re soon reaching the end of a year that we don’t even wanna talk about how went down. And as the Danish collaboration of rising new artists Rebecca Lou, Kamma, GRETA, girlcrush and Brimheim warn, it’s about to become that time of year. How much you might try to hide yourself from Christmas carols and WHAM, you will for sure be exposed to a at least one Christmas song this year, so why not let it be this one which is actually really good. And if you’re planning to escape from Christmas because December really isn’t your thing, listen closely to the lyrics – which are actually about Christmas not being the happiest time of year if you don’t have someone to share it with.
We’ve got a few more treats for you. Also added to the playlist are: