- Words Notion Staff
- Photo Credit Nedda Asfari
In Notion Now: Week 7, wrap your ears around new tunes from Foals, Saweetie, Hope Taha, Sundara Karma, Caroline Polachek and much more.
"Billions" by Caroline Polachek
Caroline Polachek returns for her first new music in a year with “Billions”, a tune which excoriates capitalist excess and its impact on the world.
"wild horses" by Fana Hues
Fana Hues announces her new project coming next month with her new single “wild horses”, an ethereal and ambient tune produced intricately. On the track, she says, “It’s a sonic version of an old Western film.”
"2am" by Foals
Foals begin the run-up to their brand new album in the summer with a new song, “2am”, that foretells all the good vibes and nostalgic club night memories which their seventh studio release is set to explore.
"Growing on Me" by Foxes
Celebrate the long-awaited drop of Foxes’ new album with the tune “Growing on Me”, an anthem which focuses on poignant themes of self-acceptance and self-discovery in all its forms.
"Crossroads" by Mitch & Backroad Gee
Birmingham rapper Mitch strikes back with an epic collab with Backroad Gee in their new tune “Crossroads”, an exciting taste of new music from Mitch to come later this year.
"Invincible" by Omar Apollo (feat. Daniel Caesar)
Omar Apollo has announced the exciting news that his debut album is coming this April, and he’s marked the news by dropping a new single, “Invincible”, an intimate tune which features fellow star Daniel Caesar.
"dirty dancer" by Orion Sun
Orion Sun announces a new chapter (and a new EP next month) of self-discovery and healing in the thoughtful and vulnerable new track “dirty dancer”. On the track, she says, “"'dirty dancer' is about feeling like you're not good enough. The thought can really consume your mind. It's about working on my shit for me, but also so I can love the best way I can, not just the best way I know how."
"Selfish" by GRAACE
Sydney songwriter GRAACE launches her new EP today, from which the new track “Selfish” – which typifies the EP’s confessional, bold energy – is taken. On the new release, she says, ““So, after a year of feeling lost, I sat down in the mirror, wrote down the reasons why I started writing music when I was 12 and thought to myself, let's rewrite your story. This is my story of Self Preservation.”
"Little Miss" by Will Joseph Cook
Will Joseph Cook’s third album is out this May, and he’s dropped the lead single “Little Miss”, a warm and sunny track about missing one’s love. On the tune, he says, “I had been away from my girlfriend for a good chunk of time, there was beautiful sunny weather outside - so I just walked around my garden and house, pulling words from what I felt around me. It had the same kinda sexy, fun charm that I had enjoyed writing with for ‘Be Around Me’.”
"Admit It (U Don't Want 2)" by Fred again... & India Jordan
Fred again… continues his sequence of monthly club-focused collabs with this joyous and emotional team-up with India Jordan, “Admit It (U Don’t Want 2)”. On the track, Fred again… says, ““It was such an effortless joy working with India on this. We made it in like three sessions and finished it on the rooftop where I live. It was sick that like while we were working on it India could go and road test it when she’d play out and we ended up evolving the tune based on the reaction.”
"Calm Down" by Rema
Benin City singer Rema kicks off his 2022 with “Calm Down”, a track which traces the difficult and often contradictory emotions of an unrequited crush.
"Oblivion!" by Sundara Karma
"Sundara Karma kick up the mood with the title track of their forthcoming EP, the stomping “Oblivion!”. On the tune, they say, ’Oblivion!’ came together so quickly, I wrote the whole thing in about 2 days in the summer last year. I had been revisiting a lot of my favourite music from around 2003 and was feeling quite nostalgic at the time. It definitely plays into the rockier aspects of our ‘sound’ but ultimately I think it’s a wonderful pop song."
"Love Overgrown" by Raveena
Raveena’s new concept album, out today, is a dizzying exploration of the story of a Punjabi space princess and her journey, and “Love Overgrown” is the perfect sample from it.
"COLD SUMMER" by Wesley Joseph
Wesley Joseph follows up his huge breakout 2021 with his first new drop of the year, the confident “COLD SUMMER”, accompanied by a cinematic music video. On the track, Joseph says, “COLD SUMMER started to take shape at 1am after a day of working, and as soon as we got the atmospherics and drums down we couldn’t stop playing it. We wanted to make something simple that allowed my vocal to lead and bend the vibe in each section. Creating it was a freeing process I think you can hear reflected in the song.”
"No Romeo" by Dylan
After months of teasing her audience on TikTok, Dylan has finally released the fan-favourite-already tune “No Romeo”, all about finding your value away from toxic men. On the track, Dylan says, "“I wrote no Romeo with my best friends in mind. I was tired of them going back to their questionable exes and letting themselves be treated like crap (although I think I needed the song as much as they did!) and wanted, as always, to write something empowering. The aim was to write an anthem for the late-night drives with the windows down, the shouting at the sea because LIFE, and the screaming crying throwing up heartbreak moments.”
"Closer" by Saweetie (feat H.E.R.)
Saweetie has dropped another single from her coming debut album, the poppy disco banger “Closer”, which features a collab with H.E.R.
"Khabib" by Central Cee
Central Cee heads to the mountains in his new tune “Khabib”, taken from his quickly-arriving new mixtape.
"Bruises" by Jordan Rakei
Jordan Rakei plays with genre to exciting effect on the new track “Bruises”, which merges Rakei’s alternative sound with intriguing reggae inflections.
"Hate Me If It Helps" by Alexander 23
Grammy nominated star Alexander 23 announces a bolder than ever new era with his track “Hate Me If It Helps”, a catchy and immediate exploration of a deteriorating relationship co-written by Olivia Rodrigo. On the new track, he says, “I’d gotten to a point where I realized that I loved this person enough that I didn’t care what it took for them to feel better after the breakup — so if blaming me gets them to where they need to be, I’m totally okay with that.”