- Words Notion Staff
Discover the freshest tracks on this week's Notion Now playlist, featuring Bandokay, J Hus, Beyoncé and more.
"It's Crazy" by J Hus
The king is back. Trailblazing East London afro fusionist J Hus marks his return with the triumphant “It’s Crazy”, combining grime’s ghastliness with harrowing string scores and a sliding bassline. Worth the wait? We certainly think so.
"AMERICA HAS A PROBLEM" by Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar
Combined with a world tour, this ‘Renaissance’ remix has propelled Beyoncé’s streams to dizzying new heights. Rumbling drums and shimmering synths create a melting pot of conviviality, which Kendrick reacts to vigorously.
"Rivals" by Bandokay, Headie One
On “Rivals”, Bandokay calls out anyone who thinks they can go toe-to-toe with him. Armed with an arsenal of party-starting flows, the wordsmith skips across a baille-infused drill beat and calls on fellow Broadwater Farm stalwart Headie One for a flawless verse.
"Amapiano" by Asake, Olamide
Asake’s ode to the world’s hottest music genre is soaked in jazz, kwaito and everything in between. Africa’s current king pin is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
"FIST IN THE SKY" by Jords, Jordan Mackampa
A song that speaks to affirmations, “FIST IN THE SKY” is our pick from Jords’ poignant and powerful debut album ‘DIRT IN THE DIAMOND’. Read Jords’ full, track-by-track breakdown of the record on our website now.
"If Only It Was Warmth" by King Krule
Further teasing his new album, ‘Space Heavy’, King Krule croons “Running out of space for your mistakes” on ‘If Only It Was Warmth’. It’s a potent line that packs a punch, expressing the thoughts of an artist at the top of their game.
"Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album)" by Dua Lipa
Fresh from releasing a capsule collection with Versace, Dua Lipa drops her soundtrack for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie film. Accompanied by an obnoxiously pink music video, the song comes alongside a forthcoming cameo from the 27-year-old in the movie.
"nice 2 me" by piri, Tommy Villiers
Piri tells a classic tale of unrequited love over an acoustic-infused liquid DnB beat. Effortlessly flowing between rap verses and harmonic hooks, the vocalist responds to Tommy’s infectious ‘cry in the club’ amen breaks.
"you don't love me anymore" by Cat Burns
From busking to platinum records, Cat Burns is having quite the career. “you don’t love me anymore” is a gut-wrenching story of rejection, which lays all the singer-songwriter's cards on the table.
"LA LA" by Fredwave
Frewave’s impact on Britain’s current music landscape is undeniable, but he’s worked in the shadows of others until now. “LA LA”, with its tipsy amen breaks and languid synths, solidifies the North Londoner’s soulful sound, which sits as one of the country’s most distinctive.