PLAYLIST: Here’s the Best New Music – Feat. Lykke Li, Celeste, Sharna Bass, Victoria Monét 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.

Celeste by Sophie Jones
Celeste by Sophie Jones

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.

Celeste – “Hear My Voice”

The rising British star Celeste is the absolute definition of pristine talent. Drawing similarities to iconic artists like Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone and Karen Dalton is not an exaggeration, and “Hear My Voice” is one out of many proofs. The soulful and grandiose track is the focus track of the Netflix film “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and luckily, she’s got two more songs to feature on the upcoming soundtrack for us to look forward to.

Lykke Li – “BRON”

The Swedish alternative pop wonder woman Lykke Li is finally back with her first original music in two years, following last month’s minimalistic and vulnerable cover of Gloria Gaynor’s smashing hit “I Will Survive”. With lyrics entirely in Swedish, “BRON” is a melodic and atmospheric offering centered around Lykke Li’s characteristic voice.

Victoria Monét – “Touch Me” feat. Kehlani

Phew, anyone else feeling the steam rising up? This sensual remix of Victoria Monét‘s track “Touch Me” from her critically acclaimed album Jaguar features Kehlani, and the duet is soft as silk and hot as f*ck. “Touch me, feel me // Get to know me”, Victoria sings followed by Kehlani’s flirtatious reply: “Thank you for loving all my ways // Come here and put it on my face”.

Cleo – “This Love”

Cleo is the artistic alias of Danish actress and singer Caroline Vedel, and “This Love” is her first single ever. And what an incredible start! “This Love” is a sensitive R&B-track with productions as smooth as Vedel’s dreamy vocals and in her own words, it’s about “paralyzing love and unhealthy addiction to another person”. Cleo wants you to listen close to the lyrics and melody, and so do we!

Sharna Bass – “Murda”

It’s hard to wrap our heads around how many incredible artists are coming out of London at the moment. Now we’re falling for one more, Sharna Bass, who’s just released her new single “Murda”. Self-taught on both piano and in production, Sharna Bass is a hard-working artist presenting a hard-hitting and original take on R&B. You might have heard her voice in her feature on the Clean Bandit track “Extraordinary”, but do yourself a favor and check out her solo material first!

BEBELUNA – “Who Are You”

Speaking of incredible talent coming out of London, “Who Are You” is a stunning debut single by London’s BEBELUNA. Taking off in a dreamy universe of hazy guitars and rusty bedroom-productions, BEBELUNA has created a musical room for escapism. “Who Are You” is an existential reflection on growing up and going through eternal changes. “In some cases this causes people to spiral or fall into a depression, which I think is a vital and beautiful part of life. Growing pains n’ all,” BEBELUNA states.

Serena Isioma – “King”

“I’m the king of me!” the 20-year-old Chicago-based artist Serena Isioma almost shouts with her airy and characteristic vocals on this genre-blending treasure about knowing your worth. The first-generation Nigerian-American musician smoothly blends indie with lo-fi pop and hip hop, creating an original sound that leaves you longing for more.

KAMARA – “Sideways”

We’ve previously thrown our love on this talented woman who we believe to be Norway’s next big pop star. Her name is KAMARA and she’s once again causing smiles on our faces with her new single “Sideways”. Kicking off with a quick and playful guitarriff, “Sideways” is s a bright and up-tempo pop-song forcing your whole body to move and your finger to hit “repeat”.

Palo G – “Lonely”

Berlin-based and Marbella-born Palo G call themselves a “Gentlewoman”. With a mission to talk about topics like gender fluidity and mature love, they aim to be a role model for non-binary folkx who, in their own words, “deserve to be whatever they want and a champion for young people that never found their hero”. There’s a badass attitude defining the hazy sound of “Lonely” where Palo G flashes their laid-back flow and modern take on the hip hop genre.

Musti – “on the low”

Here’s another Norwegian treat for you, and despite the title, it’s actually in Norwegian, but if you dont’ speak the language, just sit back, relax and enjoy the soundscape and chill vibes that “on the low” is offering. Ugbad Musti aka Musti is one of the most hyped new rappers to come out of Norway, but on “on the low” she’s also proving her talent as a singer.

Also Added

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

Bebe Rexha feat. Doja Cat – “Baby, I’m Jealous”
LANNDS – “ninety-four”
Daya – “First Time”
C’est Karma – “Pool Party”
Dasha – “None of my Business”
Emma McGrath – “Mad About It”
Bea Miller – “Wisdom Teeth”
PRISMA – “No Goodbyes”

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