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This week on Notion Now, enjoy new tunes from Sam Smith, Aitch & Giggs, Holly Humberstone, Drake, MUNA and much more.
"Love Me More" by Sam Smith
Sam Smith returns for their first single in two years, “Love Me More”, in which they celebrate a hard-earned journey of self-acceptance.
"Just Coz" by Aitch & Giggs
It’s an all-star team-up of UK rap heavyweights in “Just Coz”, in which Aitch and Giggs team up in rowdy style. Aitch comments, “We were in the studio and we decided to turn up the vibes and do something a bit rowdier. It was natural, I got in the booth and I said what I had to say. Giggs got in the booth and said what he had to say. We had a good laugh, it was an honour to work with the big man. Giggs taught me a lot of stuff; he’s my guy for life.”
"Sleep Tight" by Holly Humberstone
Holly Humberstone is ready for the big leagues: as she begins a run of shows supporting Olivia Rodrigo in the US, she’s dropped a new slice of typically cathartic pop, “Sleep Tight”. Co-written with The 1975's Matty Healy, the track is about navigating "the uncertainty of friendships evolving into something more".
"WAIT FOR U" by Future (feat. Drake & Tems)
Rap stalwart Future’s ninth studio album is stacked with big-name collaborations, and “WAIT FOR U”, featuring both Drake and Tems, is just a taste.
"Kind Of Girl" by MUNA
MUNA have their inevitable yeehaw moment on the country-flavoured “Kind Of Girl”, in which the trio explore the fluid relationships they have with gender.
"Palaces" by Flume (feat. Damon Albarn)
Following up Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn’s surprise appearance at Flume’s Coachella set at Weekend 2, the team-up between Flume and Albarn, “Palaces” has been officially released.
"Give Me A Kiss" by Lolo Zouaï
Lolo Zouaï follows up her spot on the Future Nostalgia tour opposite Dua Lipa and Caroline Polacheck with “Give Me A Kiss”, a moody pop spin on a tumultuous romance. She comments, “Give Me A Kiss is the sound of a whirlwind romance that puts you in a haze. It's the seasons changing, the feeling of being out of control and reckless but embracing it.”
"better" by Kamal.
Kamal. dives into the rush of optimism brought about by a new relationship in the summery tune “better.”
"Cigarette Burns" by Abby Roberts
TikTok sensation Abby Roberts keeps her rapid rise going with the new single “Cigarette Burns”, which poignantly explores her struggles with mental health.
"Way Out" by FKJ
Multi-instrumentalist FKJ keeps the run-up to his next album ‘V I N C E N T’ going with the vibey new track “Way Out”.
"Lane" by Sampa The Great (feat. Denzel Curry)
Sampa The Great is back in action with her first track in three years, the layered new single “Lane” featuring Denzel Curry.
"Love333" by Girlpool
Girlpool’s new album ‘Forgiveness’ drops today, exploring new sides of the quirky duo’s musical repertoire, and it’s finished out by the melancholic, atmospheric “Love333”.
"Mine O' Mine" by Aluna & Jayda G
Aluna and Jayda G join forces with the anthemic and punchy new collab “Mine O’ Mine”, described as ‘the beginning of a beautiful new friendship’.
"Insect Loop" by Let's Eat Grandma
Let’s Eat Grandma’s new album ‘Two Ribbons’ takes a hard look at the complexities of a long friendship and the possibility of growing apart, and it’s never starker than on the guitar-fuelled “Insect Loop”.
"See you Soon" by beabadoobee
beabadoobee trips out on her own thoughts in the reflective new single “See you Soon”, a follow-up to March’s “Talk”.
"everything" by Kehlani
Kehlani slows things down on her third album for a more reflective and spiritual vibe, and that’s certainly the case on the thoughtful track, “everything”.
"Lie Again" by Giveon
Grammy-nominated star Giveon dances on the edge of heartbreak in the next single from his forthcoming debut album, “Lie Again”, which he describes as “a story about the internal war with oneself, battling the acceptance of the ugly-truth, and the refusal to embrace the ghosts of your lover’s past.”
"Rise Above" by Ibeyi (feat. BERWYN)
Ibeyi reimagines the 1981 Black Flag classic “Rise Above” with the help of BERWYN in this bold contemporary cover.
"Imagination" by NiNE8
Endlessly creative collective NiNE8 jump into 2022 with the playful new tune “Imagination”, ready for a big festival summer ahead.