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In Notion Now: Week 15, renforshort, SZA and Doja Cat, Holly Humberstone, JGrrey, SL, M1lllionz, and more have all dropped new music!
"exception" by renforshort
renforshort gives us a taste of her upcoming sophomore EP, "off saint dominique" with this tender, stripped-back new lovesong. "I'm only 18 but I know how to love / I won't let you down if you let me try" she promises on the longing single. One to pull at your heartstrings.
"Versus" by SL & M1llionz
SL and M1llionz's distinctive deliveries combine to elevate the drill beat on new song "Versus".
"Down" by JGrrey
South London's JGrrey is back with her first single of 2021 - the feelgood bop, "Down" about well, always being down for whatever. "I’d like to take credit for making "Down" but actually… I think the song just happened to me at a time I needed it", she said.
"Haunted House" by Holly Humberstone
Fast-rising singer-songwriter, Holly Humberstone, sings in barely a whisper on this stunning piano-led single. It's the first new music since her critically acclaimed debut EP, 'Falling Asleep At the Wheel' and tells the story of the Tim Burton-esque house she grew up in. "The house is such a huge part of who I am and our family. Recently there has been a lot of change in my life and although change is necessary, it feels a bit like my childhood is slipping away from me along with my home", she said.
"Kiss Me More (feat. SZA)" by Doja Cat
The collab we've always wanted - Doja Cat recruits SZA for the bubblegum new anthem set to appear on Doja's summer album, 'Planet Her'.
"100,000,000" by BERWYN
East London artist BERWYN returns with the mellow "100,000,000" on which he speaks about dealing with pressure in between the soothing hooks.
"Nobody But You" by Sonder & Jorja Smith
Sonder and Jorja Smith team up for this stripped-back, perfectly harmonised and nigh-on-angelic single.
"PDA" by Master Peace
Genre-bending musician, Master Peace, continues to bring the unexpected with his new single "PDA". "It’s the one for the real Master Peace fans. Those of you who came to a show of mine will understand the length of time this song has been circulating for. This is to say thank you for supporting me along my journey", he said.
"America" by London Grammar
London Grammar continue to tease their upcoming album "Californian Soil" with the sweeping new single, "America". Vocalist Hannah Reid said, “America is about my journey of letting go of the past, and learning how to write music again following a difficult time with my health. I use the idea of the American dream to wave goodbye to the things that I didn’t need anymore.”
"Got You Covered" by GRACEY & Billen Ted
Britain's new dance-pop princess, GRACEY, more than delivers with her new bop. It sees GRACEY reunite with writer/producer, Billen Ted, after their previous top 10 hit together "Don’t Need Love" was nominated for Best British Single at the BRIT Awards 2021 last week.
"Palms (with Channel Tres)" by Gus Dapperton
Gus Dapperton has shared a reworked version of his song "Palms”, now featuring vocals from his friend, LA artist-producer, Channel Tres, who adds a whole new layer to the track. Gus said: "I’m a huge fan of Channel and thought he would sound perfect on ‘Palms’. I was so excited when he said he was down to do it and even more excited when I heard what his verse was sounding like".
"Big Cheese" by Franc Moody
Franc Moody have today unveiled the funkalicious new track "Big Cheese" - the latest to be taken from their forthcoming ‘House of FM’ EP, which will be released on 19th May. The song is about "an attitude, a confidence to express oneself fully and unashamedly” the band explained. It was their "attempt to soundtrack the human version of a peacock’s strut - bold, colourful confidence".
"Gully" by JAY1
JAY1 lets everyone know just how gully he is on the bouncy and upbeat single. It's filled with quotable lyrics such as "You can try your best, you ain't gully like me / There's no one in my city making money like me".
"4-4-2" by Conducta & Keeya Keys
"She basic 4-4-2" Keeya Keys claps back on this garage-inspired, Conducta-produced new single. For those not au-fait with football formations, the 4-4-2 is the go-to formation of Sunday league football teams and past-it Premiere League managers (we're looking at you Roy Hodgson).
"Don't Be Scared" by Sorry
Genre-free duo Sorry share their new EP, 'Twixtustwain', from which this creepy, intriguing and entrancing new single was born.
"Animalistic" by Kida Kudz
Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter, Kida Kudz, has dropped the musically smooth but lyrically potent new single, "Animalistic". It's his first solo release of 2021. "You can vibe to the song but at the same time it is sending a message across to young people to stay up and stay woke!” he said.
"Peachy" by Dan D'Lion
Genre-defying musician, Dan D'Lion, bring us another fruity bop from his upcoming 'Fruition' project, this time making a joyous tune around peaches.
"Best Out Here" by Piers James
An immediately likeable, feelgood bop from Piers James. Clearly a born storyteller, the breezy new tune from rapper and producer Piers is taken from his forthcoming new EP ‘A Dying Breed Part II’.
"Creature of Mine" by Billie Marten
Billie Marten brings her much-loved delicate, dreamy vocals to "Creature of Mine", the latest offering from the North Yorkshire singer-songwriter’s upcoming third album, 'Flora Fauna', set for release on 21st May. "It’s an end of the world, post-apocalyptic scenario – you get to choose one thing, one person to leave it with,” Billie said.
"FMG" by Mall Grab & EFFY
Electronic music titan, Mall Grab, has linked up with up-and-coming electronic producer, EFFY, for this hectic new tune that's perfect for the rave.
"FU" by Greta Isaac
Greta lets us into one of the most vulnerable times of her life in stripped-back new single "FU". "’FU' deals with this idea of wanting to turn back time and undo things that, with perspective, you know were harmful. I think with this growth and awareness of yourself you can find some peace and clarity from upsetting points in your life. But sometimes our armour can’t hold us together for longer than we want and we’re left thinking: I wish I didn’t have to go through that. I didn’t deserve that," says the Welsh singer.
"Sad To See You Happy" by Olivia Lunny
For fans of Julia Michael and Olivia Rodrigo, meet soon-to-be-popstar, Olivia Lunny, who is ready to cement herself in the charts with the honest and nostalgic melodious bop, "Sad To See You Happy".