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Get familiar with all our favourite tracks from the seven days just gone, featuring new music from beabadoobee, Caroline Polachek, ENNY and more.
“Glue Song” by beabadoobee
“I've never known someone like you, tangled in love stuck by you” sings beabadoobee on the opening line of “Glue Song”. The folkie ballad resonates with everyone’s post-Valentine’s blues or romances.
“W2L” by Nemzzz
Whereas everyone wants to be a trending rapper, Nemzzz is making music with longevity. His first single of 2023, “W2L” is club-ready, revelling in a bouncy drill beat.
“Closing the Door on Us” by dexter
Heading Britain’s new wave of bedroom pop artists, dexter continues to warm hearts on new single “Closing the Door on Us”. A reverberating guitar loop slips beneath her shimmering vocals.
“Smoke” by Caroline Polachek
If you aren’t yet familiar with Caronline Polacheck, then you’ll need to catch up. The synth pop, Charli XCX collaborator just released a whimsical album and “Smoke” is our favourite from the 12-tracks.
"Like This, Like That" by Samira
Pop newcomer Samira is carving a lane of her own to become Britain’s new ‘Queen of Clubs’. With the release of her debut solo single ‘Like This, Like That’, the South London singer-songwriter makes her official foray into the pop world with the edgy, dance-pop banger.
"HOPE" by NF
Michigan rapper NF returns with the lead single from his fifth album, also called "HOPE", which finds the multi-Platinum hitmaker at his most raw and unfiltered as he assesses his musical journey thus far and looks to the future. The track is accompanied by a suitably uplifting visual, which captures the MC’s defiance and authenticity.
“No More Naija Men” by ENNY
Packed with punchlines and double entendre, ENNY’s exuberant word play is on full show in “No More Naija Men”. The single follows her previous release “Champagne Problems”, which featured a remix with Unknown T.
“Holiday” by Rema
Nigerian afrobeats stalwart Rema is going from strength to strength. Yes, “Holiday” features the African polyrhythms of previous, but the single shines brightest at the end, where he harmonises joyously with a choir.
“closure” by Princess Nokia
Fetching for her pop-punk bag, “closure” welcomes a new sonic direction for Princess Nokia. It’s a triumphant switch up, which invites new fans into her ever-changing repertoire of sounds.
“A&W” by Lana Del Rey
Another breezy ballad from Lana Del Rey, “A&W” drifts us to the Californian’s perpetual dream world. It’s a deep and sinister track that speaks volumes about Lana’s upbringing and relationship with her homeland.
“Traffic” by Guvna B
An instantly jumpy trap beat opens “Traffic” and accommodates Guvna B’s percussive flows. The multifaceted artist uses fatherhood as the poignant narrative of this fiery new single.
“3 Boys” by Omar Apollo
American singer-songwriter Omar Apollo releases his first single of 2023. “3 Boys” was written on a rainy day in London; the track’s moody melodies and drums speak to such a setting.
“BANG BANG!”by Nessa Barrett
“BANG BANG!” is an anthemic single with an infectious hook. Shared alongside glitchy black and white visuals, on this new release the artist shows off her punky side with rebellious lyrics.