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In Notion Now: Week 11, sink into new music from Jorja Smith, Tiggs Da Author, Knucks, Central Cee, London Grammar, Franc Moody, KSI, YUNGBLUD, Polo G and more.
"Suitcase of Sins" by Tiggs Da Author
Tiggs Da Author has finally shared his long-awaited debut album, and boy was it worth the wait. Amongst impressive company, "Suitcase of Sins" stands out with its anthemic chorus. "I always had an idea, I always knew what I wanted my first album to sound like... I was always writing music, even before ‘Morefire’, I was writing songs for the album”, he told Notion.
"Addicted" by Jorja Smith
Jorja Smith embarks on a new sonic direction with "Addicted". It's her first solo drop of 2021 and shines a spotlight on her instantly recognisable sultry voice. Jorja said the single is about "focusing on wanting the full attention of someone who’s not giving enough (or any) when they should be”.
"Los Pollos Hermanos" by Knucks
Short but packing a punch, Knucks' new single is titled after the iconic restaurant from hit TV series Breaking Bad. In keeping with Knucks' smooth sound, laid-back production creates the perfect platform for the rapper's high-quality lyricism.
"6 For 6" by Central Cee
14 tracks with no features? Central Cee makes a bold statement of intent on his new mixtape 'Wild West'. The 22-year-old West Londoner has been scaling the charts recently, and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.
"How Does It Feel" by London Grammar
A surprisingly upbeat tune from London Grammar, "How Does It Feel" comes as another cut from the trio's upcoming 'Californian Soil' album, due 16th April. Lead singer Hannah Reid said: "This song started off as an experiment, and ended up being one of my favourites on the record. Along with our alternative side, this creates a light and shade on our album that I’ve always wanted to achieve".
"Losing Touch" by Franc Moody
Unveiling their first new music since 2020's electric 'Dream In Colour' album, Franc Moody give us a preview of upcoming EP, 'House of FM' with the new tune, which is as funky as ever.
"Fired Up - ABSOLUTE. Edit" by Bklava & ABSOLUTE.
Get all 'fired up' with this made-for-the-rave banger from Bklava and ABSOLUTE. We'll meet you on the dancefloor for this one.
"All To Me" by Giveon
Giveon continues to serenade us with his musical charm on "All To Me", an enchanting new song about being the ideal partner that someone's waited a lifetime to find.
"Newbury Park" by Lexi Jayde
Emerging singer-songwriter, Lexi Jayde, debuts her first single since being signed to APG. "Newbury Park" is an earworm pop tune that's guaranteed to find it's way into both your head and heart. An exciting new beginning for the young artist.
"Patience (feat. YUNGBLUD & Polo G)" by KSI
KSI recruits YUNGBLUD and Polo G for this new banger inspired by the past year. "It’s very fitting for everything we are going through right now and what we’ve all been experiencing collectively during this lockdown", KSI said. Speaking on the collab, YUNGBLUD shared: "[KSI] has become a really close friend of mine and my favourite thing in the world is to make music with my friends. Having Polo on it is an absolute honour, he’s a true fucking punk, his individuality shines and I am a massive fan".
"Rock Bottom" by Mathilda Homer
Singer-songwriter, Mathilda Homer, linked up with Matt Maltese to write this tune, which is the first taste of new music from Matilda in 2021. It also marks a shift in musical direction with a heavier guitar-driven sound.
"Found" by Jacob Banks
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jacob Banks, shares his 'For My Friends' project, which was created remotely over the past year. On "Found", delicate piano work waltzes with lush string work and crashing guitars to communicate the feeling of giving into love.
"Brown Angel" by Tamaraebi
With a falsetto that can make your hairs stand on end, Tamaraebi's soft and slow new single, "Brown Angel" is a taste of his upcoming EP, 'Spectrum', which is set to mix soul, future-R&B and funk. Sounds delicious.
"PISTOLWHIP" by spill tab
LA artist spill tab explores the line between anger and vulnerability on new single "PISTOLWHIP", which she describes as a "descent into madness". Imagining what it would feel like to be cheated on, spill tab took that inspiration and turned it into raw, musical energy.
"Ordinary" by YONAKA
The Brighton-based rockers continue their new era with "Ordinary", a rather existential number. Singer Theresa Jarvis said: "When you listen to this song I want you to be completely honest with yourself and ask if this is where you are meant to be; are you being yourself or are you scared?"