- Words Kitty Robson
From PinkPantheress' debut album to Dua Lipa's return, press play on our new music playlist and keep up with the week's best releases…
‘Houdini’ by Dua Lipa
Teaming up with renowned artist Tame Impala to produce her highly anticipated return, Dua Lipa’s ‘Houdini’ is giving us a glimpse of a new era for the jet setting pop princess and we can’t wait to see what’s coming next.
‘Nice to meet you’ by PinkPantheress featuring Central Cee
For her debut album, Heaven knows, PinkPantheress is all about reinventing the sad girl bop: prioritising thoughtful lyrics and blending them with groovy drums and 90s-inspired vibes. Collaborating with fellow brit rising star Central Cee, their track ‘Nice to meet you’ is a must-listen.
‘Afterthought’ by D Double E featuring Danny Brown
For his new EP, No Flowers, No Reign London’s D Double E has teamed up with iconic Detroit rapper Danny Brown for track ‘Afterthought’, where the pair seamlessly blend their sonic identities into one unique sound that you just can’t get enough of.
‘Cedar’ by Gracie Abrams
Dropping her first track since her debut album Good Riddance and hot off the announcement of her Best New Artist Grammy nomination, Gracie Abrams is appearing on the rather delightful soundtrack for Apple TV’s The Buccaneers with the ever-delicate yet empowered single ‘Cedar’.
‘Jasmine’ by Arlo Parks
Also returning for the first time since her May album, Arlo Parks is bringing us back into her atmospheric world with a cover of Jai Paul’s ‘Jasmine’, soon to be featured on her deluxe edition of My Soft Machine out 8th December.
‘OH NO’ by Black Sherif
Following up to his two singles ‘Yaya’ and ‘Simmer Down’, Ghanaian rapper and songwriter Black Sherif is gracing us with his vibrant sound and lyrical prowess with ‘OH NO’.
’In Your Heart’ by Lord Apex featuring Greentea Peng
There’s nothing like a bit of Greentea Peng to bring some neo-soulful energy, and the vibes she brings to Lord Apex’s ‘In Your Heart’ are immaculate. A favourite off of the innovative UK rapper’s debut album, the whole of the The Good Fight is a must-listen.
‘Lovin On Me’ by Jack Harlow
Arguably Jack Harlow’s most playful track yet, ‘Lovin On Me’ is full of quick witted bars against a bouncing beat. “I’m vanilla, baby” he raps, showing his lighthearted side and teasing a new chapter of his sound.
‘40 Days’ by Tamera
For one of rising R&B star’s tracks on new EP L.I.T. (Lost In Translation), Tamera teamed up with CKay for a moving and powerful collaboration. Featuring a must-watch video by Remi Laudat, ‘40 Days’ captures everything Tamera does well - raw lyrics, dynamic melodies and blending genres into one flawless package.
'Marking My Time (BADBADNOTGOOD Edit)' by Elmiene
There’s nothing like a BADBADNOTGOOD remix to make a great track even greater, and for Elmiene’s EP’s titular track ‘Marking My Time’, the alt-jazz group have elevated the already-innovative track into a new musical realm.