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Listen to this week's Notion Now playlist, featuring the hottest collaborations and freshest cuts from Arlo Parks, Jorja Smith, Overmono and more.
“Pegasus” by Arlo Parks, Phoebe Bridgers
“Pegasus” is the love ballad fans of Arlo Parks and Phoebe Bridgers have been craving. The Mercury Prize winner will release her new album, ‘My Soft Machine’, later this month.
“Little Things” by Jorja Smith
Inherently flirtatious, Jorja Smith transcends to a new level of artistry on “Little Things”. Featuring a typically composed cameo from Headie One, the video is well worth watching too.
“Cold Blooded” by Overmono
Welsh brothers Ed and Tom Russell have electronic music in a choke hold and their clench has only strengthened since the announcement of their debut album, ‘Good Lies’, which came out today. “Cold Blooded”, with its bbyMutha sample, is our pick of the bunch.
“Side Effects” by Becky Hill, Lewis Thompson
Two-times Brit Award winner Becky Hill makes a statement of intent with new single “Side Effects”. Addictive pop hooks and electrifying electronica combine to capture the essence of her wordplay, which touches upon past relationships and their lingering effect.
“Little Miss Dynamite” by Anish Kumar
Breathing new life into the scene with brooding tech house, Anish Kumar has staked his claim in British electronic music thanks to a deeply soulful palette. “Little Miss Dynamite” is no different, capitalising on vivid sampling and pumping 4/4 production.
“Prescription” by Remi Wolf
Californian alt-pop queen Remi Wolf continues to carve out her lane on “Prescription”. Inspired by Prince and 80s synths, the track breaches a new sonic era for the artist.
“Tears can be so soft” by Christine and The Queens
French singer-songwriter Christine and The Queens has us in our feels with the new track “Tears can be so soft”. ‘PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE’, the 34-year-old’s forthcoming album, is set for release this June.
“World On Fire” by Dolly Parton
Once again, Dolly Parton’s asking the questions that really matter. “Liar, liar, the world's on fire / What you gonna do when it all burns down?”, she sings on a contagious chorus, simultaneously calling out climate change deniers and empowering us in a way only she can.
“Just Cool” by Obongjayar
“Just Cool” is Obongjayar’s first solo single since the release of his critically acclaimed debut LP last year. Like Dolly Parton, the London-based Nigerian artist is calling out political lies and those who try to pit us against ourselves.
“MVP” by A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, G-Eazy
A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s trademark nonchalance is on full display in “MVP”. Leaving plenty of room for auto tune melody and buttery R&B, the track features a rare guest appearance from G-Eazy.