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Get stuck into all the tracks you need to add to your playlists this week, featuring Tyla, Beyoncé, KAYTRANADA & Rochelle Jordan.
'Lover/Friend' by KAYTRANADA
KAYTRANADA returned today with two brand new dance floor fillers. Channel Tres lends his deep baritones to ‘Stuntin’ but it’s Rochelle Jordan’s comparably angelic vocals on ‘Lover/Friend’ that really got us moving. Gliding over a quintessentially off-kilter - and in many ways cosmic - house beat, the fellow Canadian is a superstar in the making, and with KAYTRA’s backing, expect to hear a lot more from her in the future.
'Truth or Dare' by Tyla
Teasing us with a glimpse of her forthcoming debut album—due to drop early next year— Tyla revisits a past lover in her latest track ‘Truth Or Dare’. Poised with acquired wisdom, she lays down the law to her former flame, declaring her immunity to his charm, all amidst an infectious melody that you can’t help but groove along to.
‘MY HOUSE’ by Beyoncé
Hot on the heels of the debut of her new film, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, Queen B surprises fans with a new rap track titled ‘MY HOUSE’. In another unexpected move from Bey, she amps up the volume, enveloping listeners into a bold, brassy trap beat that pays homage to her Houston roots.
‘Coffee’ by Delilah Montagu
Wrapping up a flourishing year, London’s hottest artist, Delilah Montagu, graces us with her latest single, ‘Coffee’—a representation of her peaks this year. Serving a soulful pilgrimage back to the basics, the rhythmic cadence is set by tender strings of the acoustic guitars, whilst her sugar-sweet vocals unravel poignant lyricism that shows her true artistic flair.
‘WOTOWOTO SEASONING’ by ODUMODUBLVCK, Black Sherif
Featuring on ODUMODUBLVCK’s deluxe version of EZIOKWU, ‘WOTOWOTO SEASONING’ enlists Ghanaian music sensation Black Sherif for a typically empowering verse. Two of Africa’s brightest voices, the artists combine over a hypnotising Afrobeats instrumental, exploring the blurred lines between success, resilience and tenacity.
‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ by Lana Del Rey
At this point, Lana Del Ray could release a complete album of outstanding covers, from Sublime's ‘Doin' Time’ to Tammy Wynette’s ‘Stand By Your Man’, she has recently taken on John Denver’s ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’. Her rendition of the 1971 classic is fresh and yet Americana in its entirety. Filled with flourishes of emotions throughout the track, her high-octane sunken vocals hook listeners, marking another stellar cover under her belt.
‘The Game’ by Rimzee, ArrDee
UK road rap trailblazer Rimzee pieces together the trials and tribulations of his life on new single, ‘The Game’. Accompanied by breakthrough, cheeky chappy wordsmith ArrDee, the track demonstrates the trajectory that both artists are on over a devlish UK drill-esque beat.
‘Never Lost Me’ by Flo Milli, Lil Yachty
One of the most gifted rappers in the game, Flo Milli’s messages of female empowerment over spacey trap instrumentals have proven a hit across the world. On ‘Never Lose Me’, the Alabama native brings Lil Yachty along for a cutesy feature, matching the interplanetary vibe she so effortlessly brings to the track.
‘Survivor’ by Genesis Owusu
‘Survivor’ lets us in on the chaotic and complex psyche of Australian anti-hero, Genesis Owusu. The frantic percussive arrangements and his staccato vocal delivery instantly put you on edge before an overwhelming sensation to let loose takes over. This is one for the bedroom dancers.
‘You’re Losing Me (From The Vault)’ by Taylor Swift
It’s a great day for Swifities across the globe today. Not only was Taylor named Spotify’s Global Top Artist in 2023, she also finally released ‘You’re Losing Me (From The Vault)’— a soul-stirring breakup ballad (allegedly) about British actor Joe Alwyn. Witness her vivid exploration of the ache that accompanies a partner’s emotional drift all through a magnetic catchy melody.