Get stuck into all the fresh new tracks you need to hear this week, featuring Dua Lipa, Nia Archives, Bryson Tiller and more.

‘Training Session’ by Dua Lipa

Fed up of ‘mediocre men’? Dua Lipa is, and in her latest single, she’s doing something about it. Equal parts sassy and seductive, ‘Training Season’ is the pop superstar’s musical manual for men who are getting dating wrong. We expect, and hope, the song will catch on.

‘Silence Is Loud’ by Nia Archives

Firing up anticipation for her debut album (announced yesterday), Nia Archives has dropped the record’s title track ‘Silence Is Loud’. An enticing taster of what’s to come, the new single sees basslines meet unexpected elements of indie and murky Britpop with lyrics that honour Nia’s unconditional love for her brother. Coming up on April 12th, the 13-track project will continue on the theme of relationships and life in your 20s.

‘Whatever She Wants’ by Bryson Tiller

Kentucky singer-songwriter Bryson Tiller first premiered ‘Whatever She Wants’ on SoundCloud, and ever since, fans have been craving its official release. After racking up six million streams, the R&B trailblazer could do little other than drop the viral track.

‘TEXAS HOLD'EM’ by Beyoncé

Queen Bey has confirmed country and cowboys are in for 2024. Unveiled at the Super Bowl - where else - the mega star’s new track signals her next Renassaince album is headed in the Western direction. Sporting a Cowboy hat, the Houston-born singer has also shared a stompier tune '16 Carriages'.

‘Time Machine’ by Kitty Ca$h, Thundercat, James Fauntleroy

Having spent the last decade DJing for superstars like Rihanna, A$AP Rocky and Solange, Kitty Ca$h’s move into the world of production was a natural progression. On ‘Time Machine’, taken from a forthcoming EP, Thundercat and James Fauntleroy combine for a funky earworm shimmering with four to the floor sensibility.

‘Yeern 101’ by ScHoolboy Q

Our third taste from ScHoolboy Q’s forthcoming album, BLUE LIPS, ‘Yeern 101’ is two-and-a-half minutes of toppling trap rap, taking turns and flipping to fit the Los Angeles rapper’s various flow switches.

‘R&B’ by MIKE, Tony Seltzer

Evoking early noughties channels in a jiggy music video, prolific New York rapper MIKE teams up with Tony Seltzer for the catchy rap slow jam, ‘R&B’. Slurring wisdom in his syrupy tones, the wordsmith will be hitting the road this month, starting in Dublin before heading through Europe and the US.

‘Older’ by Lizzy McAlpine

Rising star Lizzy McAlpine this week announced details of her new album, Older, which is set for release on April 5. Its title track, and the first single from the record, sees her embark on a journey of self-discovery, pulling through tumultuous times to become who she is today.

‘Intro’ by Skrapz

Flowing with a devastating nonchalance, Skrapz is back and sounding harder than ever. The rapper’s been through rain, sleet and snow to get to where he is today, and on ‘Intro’, he proves his time is now more than ever.

‘Hocus Pocus’ by The Silhouettes Project, MANIK MC, Joe Beard, Paya, Kojey Radical

Ahead of their forthcoming album, music collective The Silhouettes Project has been on a non-stop roll, and this week’s release ‘Hocus Pocus’ is true collaborative wizardry. Bringing together a master of spoken word, Kojey Radical, with MANIK MC, Joe Beard and Paya, this track is like a rap, acapella orchestra. Backed by twanging guitar, twinkling piano and smooth jazz with uptempo percussion arriving for the outro, the single shows an unboundaried approach to blending musical genres.

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