Playlist: Here’s The Best New Music – Feat. Sho Madjozi, King Princess, Arlo Parks, Flohio 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.

Flohio 2019 by Stefon Grant
Flohio 2019 by Stefon Grant

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.

Sho Madjozi – “Jamani”

Get your mood up with the new mixtape What a Life from South African electronic rap artist Sho Madjozi! You might not know the lyrics which are sung in Sho Madjozi’s mother tongue, XiTsonga, but you can still dance to good music, right? What A Life is all about high energy and good vibes, and the track “Jamani” shows just that.

King Princess – “PAIN”

Speaking with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, American singer, songwriter and producer King Princess called “PAIN” her probably favorite song she’s ever written. And after just one spin of “PAIN”, we too aren’t afraid to call it one of our favorites (and there’re a lot!) The playfulness and high energy of “PAIN” is infectious and though the lyrics might not paint a romantic picture of love, it’s impossible not to get a smile on your face while listening.

Arlo Parks – “Caroline”

Arlo Parks just got that something that makes her a one of a kind and someone you can recognize the sound of by just listening to the intro. Her new track “Caroline” is no exception. The warm, soft productions, her breathy vocals and the ever so captivating stories she poetically unfolds makes “Caroline” another manifestation of why all eyes are pointed at the young, rising star at the moment. “Caroline” will feature on Arlo Parks’ anticipated debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams, out January 29th.

Flohio – “Roundtown”

One of South London’s strongest new voices in rap, Funmi Ohiosumah aka Flohio, has unleashed her new mixtape No Panic No Pain and it’s a overwhelming showoff of her technical superior style and characteristically dark, edgy sound. “Roundtown” is one of many highlights from the mixtape, so do yourself a favor and listen to all 10 tracks.

Mnelia – “Shoot”

Hailing from North-west London, rising R&B artist Mnelia has released her new EP After 6 which features the head-bopping and hip hop-infused “Shoot”. With the four tracks on After 6, the hard-working artist proves just why she’s one to keep an eye out for in the future if you’re into modern R&B – and who isn’t?

AMA – “Facts”

AMA always does things her own way. There’s always something surprising and unexpected to her compositions though it still offers a broad appeal for all the pop and R&B lovers out there. “Facts” is once again an edgy pop cut taking the playful detour instead of the easy way. “Come on, hit me with the facts,” she demands on her practice in facing the truth head on.

JEZ_EBEL – “In Her Eyes”

Need a break? Then press play on Norway’s indie-R&B artist JEZ_EBEL who’s soon to release her EP Blossom. As a dreamy taste, she’s gifted us with “In Her Eyes” – a latin-infused lullaby with a warm bossa nova-inspired guitarline and minimalistic rhythm-section leaving us longing for love and summertime.

Tia Carys – “Trouble Town”

We’re gifted with a string of great new EP and album releases this Friday, and British rapper Tia Carys‘ new EP EnRoot confirms that assertion. Need a proof? Just listen to the energetic “Trouble Town” that features an underlying bass line reminiscent of Larry Heard’s “Mystery of Love” (sampled in Kanye West’s “Fade”). With a playful whistling in in the chorus, the dance-friendly beat and Tia Carys bullet-proof flow, “Trouble Town” is tailor-made for your preferred best new rap playlist.

Nina Chuba – “Babylon Fall”

German newcomer Nina Chuba is blending pop, rap and electronica in a futuristic soundscape and “Babylon Fall” is a great introduction to just that. Over a heavy hip hop beat, the Hamburg-raised now Berlin-based artist shows great notes in both singing and rapping, and it’s hard not to hit repeat after the captivating 2 minutes of listening to the young talent has ended.

Korantemaa – “laugh with me”

Starting off with a simple, jazzy sax, “laugh with me” instantly after hits hard with a deep bass, ominous guitars and Korantemaa‘s characteristic haunting vocals. “laugh with me” is a special one to the Swedish artist who’s produced the track all by herself. And namely the rough production and dense soundscape is a notable part of why “laugh with me” has reached a spot in our top ten of best releases this Friday!

Also Added

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

AGGI DiX – “Mood” feat. Jaden Castro
RAY BLK – “Lovesick” feat. Ivorian Doll [Madara Beatz Remix]
Jae Stephens – “Already On It” feat. VanJess
Liyah Knight – “Energy”
George Alice – “Teenager”


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