- Words Notion Staff
Press play on the hottest new tracks from the likes of Tems, Lil Yachty & J. Cole, Kevin Abstract, Hannah Diamond and more.
‘Me & U’ by Tems
Rising superstar Tems prays for strength on the loved-up new single, ‘Me & U’.
‘The Secret Recipe’ by Lil Yachty, J. Cole
Serving up a slice of psychedelic boom-bap, Lil Yachty continues this prosperous period of experimentation on ‘The Secret Recipe’, featuring J. Cole.
‘Live For Me’ by Omar Apollo
Omar Apollo is longing for companionship on ‘Live For Me’: a song devoted to the realities he’s had to face in the last few years.
‘Blanket’ by Kevin Abstract
Kavin Abstract blows us away on the ear-splitting new single ‘Blanket’. There’s nothing comforting about this track, as its name may suggest; the former Brockhampton member screams over crashing drums and thrashing guitars, creating a beautifully dark soundscape.
‘No FX’ by Hannah Diamond
Cascading across 12 experimental pop tracks, Hannah Diamond’s new album, Perfect Picture, straggles between various underground and mainstream sonics. ‘No FX’, and its glistening hyperpop melodies, is our pick of the bunch.
‘Never Be Me’ by Nines, Blade Brown
Nines has wasted no time in releasing Crop Circle 3: the third in a trilogy of coveted mixtapes that have solidified him as road rap’s talisman. On ‘Never Be Me’, he’s in fine company; Blade Brown bodies the beat with his trademark, gruff cadence.
‘Paid Partnership’ by Jeshi
Jeshi flexes his lyrical muscles on ‘Paid Partnership’: an absurdist tale that analyses the rise of online wheeler-dealer teens creating powerful retail empires from their bedroom. The Great Stink, his forthcoming EP, is set to land on October 20.
‘Little Wing’ by Etta Marcus
‘Little Wing’ is the latest 70s-tinged anthem from Etta Marcus, capturing a dizzying coming-of-age story over shimmering production.
‘War Boat’ by Skillibeng, Najeeriii
Dancehall’s latest demigod Skillibeng is back with another rampant rap cut. ‘War Boat’, featuring 17-year-old Jamaican hotshot Najeeriii, revels in unconventionality: daring and devilish, the track will light up any rave over the coming months.
‘TLC’ by Digga D
Someone give Digga D a hug. On ‘TLC’ he calls for compassion, disregarding fame and longing to live somewhere quietly, away from the tribulations of his music career.