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This week on Notion Now, check out fresh offerings from artists including Lava La Rue, Beyoncé, Khruangbin and Franc Moody.
"Motel" by Lava La Rue
Listen to this anthemic moment from West Londoner Lava La Rue's freshly released EP, ‘Hi-Fidelity’. The five track project tracks creative transitions, as described by Lava: “I want to drop one last project that acts as the bridge between the Lava that debuted, the one everyone knows, and the person I’m becoming”.
"CUFF IT" by Beyoncé
The Queen has blessed us with a 16-track album, and Nile Rodgers had a hand in this bop, "CUFF IT". Beyoncé shows us she's ready for love, and we're ready to receive it.
"Savanne" by Khruangbin and Vieux Farka Touré
The pair have dropped this lead single from their upcoming EP 'Ali' honouring the late Malian guitar master Ali Farka, out this September.
"Raining in LA" by Franc Moody
Franc Moody are back with new single "Raining in LA", fresh from selling out their album launch show at Koko in 24 hours, and ahead of their upcoming second album, 'Into The Ether'.
"Bona" by Sampa the Great
ARIA-Award winning, Zambian-born Botswana-raised poet and rapper Sampa The Great drops this hybrid hip-hop blend “Bona" from an album due this Autumn.
"benadryl" by beaux
Back with his first new music of the year, beaux brings new offering "benadryl", telling the story of not wanting to fall asleep because you're so excited by the person you love - who in this case has taken a Benadryl.
"on & on" by piri & tommy
Piri & Tommy's new track 'On & On' was debuted as Radio 1's Hottest Record this week. The group have just signed with Polydor and played their first festival circuit.
"Margaux" by Matilda Mann
21-year-old Matilda Mann has been making waves with her open and honest song-writing, and her new track "Margaux" explores the sensation of someone slipping away.
"Bumblebee" by Dora Jar
Following a support slot on some US dates of Billie Eilish's tour, Dora Jar's new track is "an attempt to escape the painful reality of human experience and trade it with the perspective of a bumblebee, a creature who can see a higher frequency of light, a creature who has wings and can fly off the cold hard ground, a creature that lives in service of nature."
"Lessons" by Eva Lazarus feat. Kofi Stone
Birmingham-born Eva Lazarus has teamed up with Kofi Stone for this new track, which in her word is "about taking guidance from the things you regret [...] How there is opportunity for growth and so much power in acknowledgement and accountability, how lying to yourself can be easy but often has painful results."
"Give Me A Break" by Shaé Universe and Ayotemi
R&Drill pioneer Shaé Universe is back with her first new music since debut EP Unorthodox' that dropped earlier this year, tapping Ayotemi for this release.