PLAYLIST : Here’s the best new music – feat. Melanie C, Rachel Chinouriri, Mags 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.

Melanie and Nadia Rose by J. Marshall
Melanie and Nadia Rose by J. Marshall

Getting hyped for a new week can be tough, right? Well, we think so – and that’s why we’ve curated a whole new playlist with handpicked musical goodies to power you through your Monday and beyond. 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.

Melanie C feat. Nadia Rose – “Fearless”

What an absolute banger, dropped by one of our all time favorite pop stars Melanie C – and then with one of the hottest new rap acts Nadia Rose as a feature. Sporty Spice strikes again with a new taste of her anticipated self-titled album that’s being released on October 2nd. “Fearless” is an empowering ode to someone who deserves to look at herself in the same great way that others do: “I can feel the power rising up inside you,” Mel C sings while UK-rapper Nadia Rose spits a gorgeous second verse with lines like, “It ain’t a crime to be feeling yourself” and, “No better moment to rule your world”. We’re feeling this track 100% and know you will too!

Rachel Chinouriri – “Give Me A Reason”

‘What have I done to deserve the beautiful sounds that Rachel Chinouriri creates?’ you might ask yourself. Same here! In a timeless, soulful musical universe, London’s rising new star makes singing sound painfully easy. It evokes goosebumps, it makes you want to cry your heart out, and it makes you long for more!

mags – “your girlfriend’s in the bathroom, i’m trying to kiss you”

Denmark’s rising pop star mags has finally released her debut album mags after giving us infectious pop singles since the beginning of last year. mags consists of 10 tracks – one of them being the bass-heavy “your girlfriend’s in the bathroom, i’m trying to kiss you”. Touching upon a theme that lots of people can probably relate to, mags puts herself out on the dance floor in the vulnerable position of liking someone who can’t like you back the way you wish they could. It’s the ninth track off the album, so we suggest you to start from the top and work your way through.

Flohio – “Unveiled”

London-based MC Flohio has previously proved herself as an uncompromising and extremely skilled rapper – and if you’re in doubt, take a listen to “Unveiled”. The high quality of her earlier releases taken into consideration, it says a lot that “Unveiled” is one of her strongest outings thus far. Soaked in 808’s and a hard trap-inspired beat, Flohio spit rhymes like she’s been in the game forever: “All I need unveiled // More life, more cake // more hype, more rage,” she raps on the track which is also the title track of her forthcoming new mixtape, out November 27th.

Julie Ellinor – “Oblivion”

We had the pleasure of premiering this track yesterday, but it doesn’t make it less relevant to give a spin today, where it’s officially out everywhere. Danish singer and songwriter Julie Ellinor has found her rightful place in a raw alternative pop universe, where her voice and melodic songwriting invite you to remember that feelings are here to be expressed.

PS: You can read our Q&A with Julie Ellinor and learn more about the track here.

Baby Rose – “Damn”

Atlanta soul singer Baby Rose has unleashed a deluxe version of her 2019 debut album To Myself, and it features the new single “Damn” – another soulful gem with the singer’s characteristic voice, reminiscent of Nina Simone, guiding us through an emotional journey in her warm and organic soundscapes. We can’t get enough!

Emi Wes – “Issues”

If you liked the Baby Rose track we just mentioned, there’s a good chance you’ll like the sound of Emi Wes as well. In an overwhelming, but yet simple musical universe, Emi Wes’ deep and soulful vocal warms you to the sound of producer Robin Hannibal’s (Quadron, Rhye) timeless production. If you’re up for a dance, this isn’t your track – but if you want to make time stop for 2 minutes and 9 seconds, hit play on this one.

Tolü Makay – “You Are Enough”

Sentences like the title of this new single from Nigerian-Irish singer and songwriter Tolü Makay can’t be said too many times! With this empowering new release, Makay preaches self-love inspired by the old gospel traditions. Mixed with soul-references and prominent electric guitars, Tolü Makay presents us with a timeless track worth keeping on repeat.

KH Marie – “opringing”

If you’re a dreampop lover, this one’s for you! KH Marie uses electronic elements and floating vocal harmonies to create an artistic escape from everyday life. The lyrics might be in Danish, but it doesn’t really matter if you can’t crack the code. Just like Elizabeth Fraser made language secondary together with the rest of Cocteau Twins throughout the 80s, KH Marie found a way to implement her voice as an instrument aligned with the rest of the soundscape.

Ätna – “Grinding”

The emerging German duo Ätna are worth keeping an eye out for. Following their critically acclaimed debut album made By Desire, the single “Grinding” is a captivating dark synthpop anthem about fighting what’s worth fighting for – and it’s absolutely irresistible!

Also Added

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

Alicia Keys – “3 Hour Drive feat. Sampha”
Glowe – “you won’t even call me on my birthday”
Amanda Wium – “Jump”
Dopha – “3 Years”
Fenne Lily – “Birthday”
Marika Hackman – “Realiti”
Kylie Auldist – “Love You Better”
Florence Arman – “In A Heartbeat”
Ella Grace – “Pieces”

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