PLAYLIST : Here’s the best new music – feat. Janelle Monáe, Stefflon Don, Herizen 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.

Photo: Warner Music
Photo: Warner Music

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. Listen to the full playlist below.

Janelle Monáe – “Turntables”

We can’t honestly can’t name one single time where Janelle Monáe has released a track that hasn’t been out of this world. “Turntables”, which is taken from the Amazon original movie All In: The Fight For Democracy, is another confirmation of that. “Got a new agenda with a new dream // I’m kickin’ out the old regime // Liberation, elevation, education,” Janelle Monáe smoothly raps, before the empowering chorus kicks in with the same force that this song of protest hits both the heart and mind.  

Stefflon Don – “Move”

Stefflon Don – the British rapper that gave us “16 shots” and a legendary verse at “Boasty” (with Wiley and Sean Paul) – has returned with the first new music in 2020 and it’s a smashing rediscovery of her old roots and the Stefflon Don we were first introduced to.

Herizen – “Range Rover”

You might know Herizen as the lead in Netflix Original series The Get Down, but the Cuban-Jamaican actress is on her way to take the lead in the alternative pop music scene as well. With her newest single “Range Rover”, she’s created an industrial universe with samples of mechanical drills and turned it into a track that you wanna play on repeat for the rest of the day. month. year. lifetime. “It’s my ‘Fuck You’ song,” she’s said about the track adding: “I was done feeling sad and sorry.” And there’s truly nothing to feel neither sad nor sorry about when you’re releasing a smashing track like this.

FLETCHER – “Shh… Don’t Say It”

American pop singer and songwriter FLETCHER has released her new EP The S(ex) Tapes on which you’ll find the catchy mid-tempo “Shh… Don’t Say It”. Talking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Fletcher said the EP-title is inspired by her time in quarantine – which she actually spent with her ex-girlfriend, who also ended up shooting the videos for the EP.

BATHSHEBA – “Lost Your Mind”

Denmark’s BATHSHEBA has written songs since she was 11. Now she’s in her early 20’s, still writing songs over pulsating beats in a catchy dark pop universe. “Another one for the broken hearts on the (stay-at-home) dance floors,” she perfectly describes the song to her followers on Instagram.

Lucy Love – “Tame Impala”

Another one for the don’t-go-out-there dance floors is the new offering from Danish DJ and rapper Lucy Love who’s finally returned after 7 years away from the release radar. On October 2nd, she’ll be releasing her fourth studio album, and “Tame Impala” is a hard-hitting taste off that.

Read all about the track and hear Lucy Love tell more about it here.

beabadoobee – “Worth It”

London-based Bea Kristi aka beabadoobee has released a third single from her forthcoming first full-length album Fake It Flowers. This one’s for the indie-rock lovers out there who’s digging the good ol’ sound of guitars and a trashy feeling of teenage restlessness. “Worth It” is a perfect portrait of the confused mind of a young person in love: “Don’t think we can be friends because you’re too pretty // I want to see you again, I don’t know what I’m saying,” beabadoobee confesses in the chorus.

Emily James – “Tired”

Slow down for a minute as American singer and songwriter Emily James assures you that it’s okay not to be okay, and that you’re not alone with your feelings. “Tired” is a captivating song with James’ stunning vocal guiding us through human emotions over a soft, lo-fi production. Written in a time when Emily James was feeling down, “Tired” is an open invitation to speak your truth when life gave you lemons and the lemonade isn’t as sweet as you hoped it’d be.

Julia Church – “Marionette”

Julia Church is a London-based South African singer and songwriter who might have just released your favorite song of the day. “Marionette”, that Church calls one of her most honest songs, offers no big grandeur or bombastic features. Rather, it softly pleasures your ears with its smooth production, Church’s calm voice and a memorable hook that sticks with you.  

Astrid Engberg – “Daylight”

Danish artist Astrid Engberg invites you to join her for an almost trance-like session of pure instrumental and vocal talent. “Daylight” is a jazzy and enjoyable gem, where the deep sound of the helicon tuba challenges the light notes of the piano, Engberg’s dreamy voice and vocal harmonies. This track could easily continue for another 10 minutes.

Also Added

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

Rose Gray – “Same Cloud”
Baby In Vain – “Wherever I Go”
Lucia & The Best Boys – “Perfectly Untrue”

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