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In Notion Now: Week 36, the editorial team have selected new songs from Ms Banks, girl in red, Celeste, and more.
In this week’s Notion Now, we have brand new tunes from Ms Banks, girl in red, Celeste, Protoje and Koffee, as well as APRE, KAYTRANADA and more.
"Novikov" by Ms Banks
Ms Banks' new single "Novikov" is as powerful as it's titular substance. In the artist's own words: "It’s bossy, it’s raw, it’s edgy… In a new world where women know their power, let’s switch roles.”
"rue" by girl in red
The first song from her upcoming debut album, "rue" marks a more mature, polished beginning for girl in red (aka Marie Ulven) who said of the track: “I wrote this song for my loved ones who are affected by my mental health."
"Little Runaway" by Celeste
BBC Sound of 2020 winner Celeste's stirring vocals melt beautifully over the haunting piano on "Little Runaway". On the song, the Brighton soul singer said: "I believe everyone has a guardian angel, a protector, and this is me talking to mine."
"Switch It Up" ft. Koffee
Jamaican superstars, Protoje and Koffee link up for this upbeat reggae tune, one of the songs off Protoje's new album, 'In Search of Lost Time'.
"Without Your Love" by APRE
You can rely on APRE to make a really good piece of alt-pop music. "Without Your Love" is the second taste of the London band's mini-album project, 'Always In My Head', set for release 6th November.
"The Recipe" by Aluna, KAYTRANADA, Rema
Aluna's vocals synergise perfectly with Rema's against this instantly-recognisable KAYTRANADA beat. Aluna's debut album 'Renaissance' is out now.
"No Show" by Amy Lilley
Cape Town newcomer, Amy Lilley, shares her soft yet formidable debut EP, 'She'. This is our fave track off the project.
"I'm Ready" by Black Pumas
This nostalgic track feels like it's an uncovered gem from the past, when in-fact it's one of 11 electrifying songs from duo Black Puma's self-titled debut album.
"Sail Away" by Surfaces
"Sunday Best" hitmakers and Elton John collaborators, Surfaces, are back with another feelgood number titled "Sail Away". Turn it up to get one last dose of summer.
"Wind Parade" by Jordan Rakei
Jordan Rakei delivers a sunny rendition of trumpeter Donald Byrd’s 1975 R&B fusion classic 'Places and Spaces' for the forthcoming album 'Blue Note Re:imagined'.