KAYTRANADA, Peggy Gou, Charli XCX, Tems, Headie One, Sabrina Carpenter and more feature in this week's best new music round up.

‘Drip Sweat’ by KAYTRANADA, Channel Tres

Our pick from KAYTRANADA’s stunning third album, TIMELESS, ‘Drip Sweat’ sees the Montreal producer tapping Channel Tres’’ deep baritones for another captivating collaboration. Full-throttle breakbeats form the crux of the song, which tread all over some of his quintessential synths and off-kilter rhythms.

‘Back To One’ by Peggy Gou

Another highly anticipated pop album to drop today, I Hear You by Peggy Gou brings all the psychedelic summer grooves you need on a tech house record. ‘Back To One’ is arguably a highlight as the energy of a beach club is compressed into four minutes of stomping four-to-the-floor grooves.

‘Talk talk’ by Charli XCX

The long wait for Charli XCX’s sixth album, BRAT has finally come to an end. Taking cues from electronic music and the thrill of club culture, it feels like an essential record in a time when people’s connection to the dancefloor appears to be waining. ‘Talk talk’ lets us into the singer’s intrusive thoughts, as she begs for someone to start up a conversation in a state of ecstasy-fuelled euphoria.

‘Genesis.’ by RAYE

"They say the twenties are the best years of your life / But I seem to be spending mine missing sunsets," sings RAYE in the opening line of ‘Genesis.’ Busy chasing her dreams, the song dissects the trials and tribulations of navigating stardom and the dejection one can feel while trying to be someone who isn’t you.

‘Baddies’ by Aitch & Luciano

After their legendary link-up with Massachusetts rapper BIA, Aitch and Luciano get back in the studio for the Brazillian funk banger, ‘Baddies’. Sampling ‘Baianá’ by Latin band Barbatuques, the track provides the perfect warm-up to this year’s Euros. In the music video, the Mancunian reps an England ’96 shirt while the German dons his country’s ’92-’94 away kit.

‘I Still Know Better’ by Headie One

Harking back to his hit single of a similar name, ‘I Still Know Better’, sees Headie One taking stock of his meteoric rise in the drill game. Over melancholic string scores and pianos, the Mount Rushmore wordsmith carves out a story of adversity and triumph, staying true to his vision while reflecting on the fuckery that could have been.

‘Coming Home’ by beabadoobee

It’s two from two on beabadoobee’s third album, This Is How Tomorrow Moves. ‘Coming Home’ navigates themes like womanhood, which are set to hold up the narrative pillars of her new project. Produced by Rick Ruben, the forthcoming record is shaping up to be her most expansive yet as she relays blissful music constructions with a heart-wrenching intensity.

‘Please Please Please’ by Sabrina Carpenter

Produced by Jack Antonoff, Sabrina Carpenter’s new single pleads for a lover not to leave her. Luckily, she’s going out with Barry Keoghan, and if ‘Please Please Please’’s music video is anything to go by, he seems pretty smitten. Strutting around prisons and crime scenes like Bonnie & Clyde, pop culture’s favourite It couple strike again in these iconic visuals.

‘Burning’ by Tems

‘Burning’ is another sprawling ballad from Nigerian superstar, Tems. Crooning in her resolute vocal delivery, the singer maintains her distinctive R&B and Afrobeats-infused flavour, adding clusters of danceable percussion and thrumming bass. The track is taken off her new album, Born in the Wild.

‘Sugar’ by Nippa, Larry June, SHOW N PROVE

You’d be lying if you said you saw this transatlantic link-up happening, but it makes total sense. Nippa’s brandy-like hooks are as sweet as Larry June’s syrupy rhymes, as both evoke the lavish life with a unique eloquence. ‘Sugar’ is a bonafide R&B love anthem, produced by Oscar-nominated Scottish producer, SHOW N PROVE.