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.
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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.
Tierra Whack – “Peppers and Onions”
We’ve been blessed with not only one, but two brand new tracks from one of our fave rappers Tierra Whack. The melancholic “feel good” touches upon the always relevant topic of not always feeling okay, while “Peppers and Onions” is a lighter more playful track about perfection (or accepting what it means to be “just a person” and “only human”).
Tayla Parx – “System”
Tayla Parx has songwriter credits on tracks like Ariana Grande’s “Thank You, Next”, “Diamonds” by Normani and Megan Thee Stallion, and Anderson. Paak’s Kendrick-collaboration “Tints”. Now the Texas-born powerhouse has unleashed her second studio album Coping Mechanisms, and it’s packed with powerful R&B and energetic pop tunes. “System” one of our top picks from the album.
Jazmine Sullivan – “Pick Up Your Feelings”
It’s no wonder why the R&B singer-songwrtier Jazmine Sullivan has been nominated for more than 10 Grammies through her career. When you listen to her new single “Pick Up Your Feelings” you’re met with Sullivan’s powerful and distinct vocals and captivating songwriting. “Pick Up Your Feelings” follows from her latest single “Lost One” which saw the Philly-artist returning with her first solo release in five years. The singles tease an upcoming full-length record to drop this winter, so keep an ear out for that!
Busiswa ft. Dunnie – “Love Song”
“Love Song” is the first track to kick off the South African star Busiswa‘s new album My Side of the Story. The gqom and kwaito queen who featured on Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift is taking you on a personal journey with her new album, and “Love Song” makes you wanna dance as you go along with her.
Matilda Cole – “The Clouds”
“The Clouds” is the debut single from 18 year old newcomer Matilda Cole. The coming-of-age indie pop gem is inspired by female friendship and the first heartbreak and is, in her own words, like a look into her diary when she was 16 years old. The track is build up around a core of edgy pop songwriting and Matilda Cole’s dreamy vocals.
Biig Piig – “Feels Right”
The Irish singer and rapper Jess Smyth aka Biig Piig, who’s based in London where she’s part of the exciting music collective Nine8, has dropped her third single of the year “Feels Right”. It’s inspired by Smith’s longing to going out and let go of everything for a night, and while she’s making all of us long for the same with a pulsating beat and a funky bassline, Biig Piig is gearing up for her anticipated debut album.
Bellah – “Cause U Can”
“This song is the most honest song I’ve ever written,” London-born Nigerian pop artist Bellah says on her Instagram about “Cause U Can” from her new EP The Art of Conversation. Serving as a soft and dreamy R&B-song, Bellah shines through in the personal and yet relatable lyrics.
Kings Elliot – “I’m Getting Tired of Me”
Musically compared to artists like King Princess and Conan Gray, upcoming artist Kings Elliot describes herself as a “sick puppy”. “I’m Getting Tired of Me” is a compelling big-sounding ballad. It balances fragility with the bombastic and powerful, reflecting both her battle with mental illness and the courage of sharing her personal story with all of us. The single is accompanied by an incredible music video – definitely worth a watch for everyone.
CHINCHILLA – “The Lockdown Getdown”
“This lockdown might as well getdown,” is the cheeky declaration from London-based powerhouse CHINCHILLA, before the groovy new single breaks into a 70’s sounding funk-pop banger with humor and playfulness spinning everything together both lyrically and musically.
Florence Arman – “Home”
Feeling homesick might be one of the most common emotions which is probably why Florence Arman‘s third single “Home” so instantly resonates with us. Written in a time where Arman once again found herself in a new bedroom in a new city, “Home” is based upon incredible songwriting with a melody so strong that it feels as familiar as home does.
We’ve got a few more treats for you. Also added to the playlist are: