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This week on Notion Now, enjoy new cuts from renforshort, Florence + the Machine, Kendrick Lamar, Tate McRae and much more.
"we'll make this ok" by renforshort (with Travis Barker)
renforshort announces her debut LP, releasing in July, in style on her new single “we’ll make this ok”, diving deep into heartbreak with an assist from Travis Barker.
"Dream Girl Evil" by Florence + the Machine
It doesn’t get much more Florence + the Machine than “Dream Girl Evil”, a cut from their new album ‘Dance Fever’. Water metaphors – check! Biblical motifs – check! Oedipal vibes – that’s new!
"Die Hard" by Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar is finally back today after a long five-year hiatus with the epic ‘Mr Morale and the Big Steppers”, including the smooth cut “Die Hard” featuring Blxst and Avelino.
"what would you do?" by Tate McRae
Tate McRae claps back at a former partner in the rocking track “what would you do?”, preceding her debut album coming in two weeks.
"Firefly" by Shygirl
Shygirl’s debut album is on the way this September, and she’s marked the announcement with a danceable new single, “firefly”.
"Synchronicity" by Rose Gray
Rising star Rose Gray pays tribute to heedless and hedonistic nights out on the dancefloor in the euphoric track “Synchronicity”. Gray comments, “I wrote ‘Synchronicity’ with Alex Metric in London a few months back. Alex started playing with ethereal synths, and I was instantly in love with the soundscape we had created. It reminded me of ‘Bedtime Stories’ by Madonna - one of my favourites. Lyrically I take you on a whimsical journey, completely losing myself and yet still feeling reassured by the power of human connection. I’ve always been fascinated by synchronicities.”
"UP" by Kota the Friend
Kota the Friend unleashes his flow in the summery tune “UP”, blending gospel, jazz and classic R&B into a brilliantly feelgood mix.
"Mercedes Coupe" by Avelino
Tottenham-based rapper Avelino keeps burnishing his place at the top of the UK rap scene with a new double single, including the thoughtful meditation on inequality and success, “Mercedes Coupe”.
"Wrong for It" by Obongjayar (feat. Nubya Garcia)
Obongjayar embarks on a personal and political odyssey in his debut album, dropping today, which includes the Nubya Garcia-featuring cut “Wrong for It”.