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Keep up with the week's best releases with our Notion Now playlist, featuring Fred again.., Troye Sivan, George Riley & more.
‘ten’ by Fred again.., Jozzy
Following the successful release of ‘adore u’ with Obongjayar in August, Fred again.. wastes no time in dropping another hit, titled ‘ten’. Collaborating with singer-songwriter Jozzy, the song delves into the nostalgia of missing home. It boasts a tranquil and mediative tempo underpinned by a buoyant rhythm that perfectly complements Jozzy’s silky-smooth vocals.
‘One Of Your Girls’ by Troye Sivan
2023 has been a standout year for Troye Sivan, and now he takes it to the next level with his latest single, ‘One Of Your Girls’ - also dropping new album, ‘Something To Give Each Other’. The music video, which has already set social media abuzz, features Troye in drag and a shirtless appearance from Ross Lynch. The bittersweet but flirtatious track hears Sivan singing about sleeping with men in heterosexual relationships, who are grappling with their own dissatisfaction.
‘rise’ by Mura Masa
Groundbreaking artist-producer Mura Masa is back with a new single, ‘rise’, ahead of his DJ set at the iconic Fabric for the venue’s 24th birthday. The disco-driven track builds and crescendos into a pool of Ibiza-like euphoria.
‘S e x’ by George Riley, Hudson Mohawke
Unleashing George Riley’s sound into overdrive on ‘S e x’, Hudson Mohawke's cybernetic production embraces elements of hardcore and rave while the singer speaks of uneven power dynamics in relationships.
‘Venom’ by CASISDEAD
‘Famous Last Words’, the forthcoming debut album by CASISDEAD, is shaping up to be one hell of a record. Seeing out the final days of summertime, catch us frolicking to the synthpop soundscapes of ‘Venom’ this weekend.
‘Can’t Play Myself (A Tribute To Amy)’ by Skepta, Amy Winehouse
Más Tiempo, the house label from Skepta and Jammer, unveils ‘Can’t Play Myself’, a track wholly dedicated to Amy Winehouse. Sampling the singer’s 2006 hit ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’, grime luminary Skepta masterfully integrates her lyrics, laying the groundwork for an array of kicks and drums, whilst the inclusion of sharp claps propels the track’s production forward.
‘Phoenix’ by Lord Apex, Freddie Gibbs
Having supported Freddie Gibbs on recent tours, Lord Apex has managed to snag a feature with the legendary US rapper for the track ‘Phoenix’. The song is filled with soul, verve and all the characteristics we’ve come to expect from AP, who’s set to release a highly anticipated new album in November.
‘Pretty Girl’ by Ice Spice, Rema
Ice Spice tests out her velvety flows over a sun-soaked house beat on Rema featuring ‘Pretty Girl’. The two music stars, who’ve reached dizzying heights since their breakout singles, complement each other’s vocal idiosyncrasies, bodying the buoyant rhythm with youthful energy.
‘Capable of love’ by PinkPantheress
A PinkPantheress song that breaks three minutes? Guys, the world could be about to end. ‘Capable of love’ is another dreamy jungle banger from her debut album, 'Heaven Knows', out November 10th.
‘Want You Back’ by Cosha
Continuing to explore themes of new beginnings, on ‘Want You Back’ Cosha is having nagging doubts about life-affirming decisions. Her soul-drenched vocals add to the emotion, set by the shapeshifting electronic production behind her.