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In Notion Now: Week 2, start the new year right with some of 2022's first new drops from The Weeknd, Bonobo feat. Joji, Gang of Youths, Foxes, MARINA, Alt-J and more.
"Absolute" by Foxes
The latest single from her upcoming album, due out next month, “Absolute” is a disco-infused track that celebrates the high of a perfect party amongst friends – a pretty apt subject as the pandemic rages on.
"Hard Drive Gold" by Alt-J
Alt-J have dropped the latest single from their forthcoming third album. “Hard Drive Gold” is the most anthemic song yet from Alt-J’s new era, poking fun at capitalist mentalities in their signature style.
"Pink Convertible" by MARINA
A deluxe track from MARINA’s album “Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land”, “Pink Convertible” is a blistering critique of the ignorance of the rich towards the effects of climate change.
"Retail Therapy" by Central Cee
Central Cee – fresh off an impressive three BRIT Award nominations -has dropped an energetic new track to kick off 2022. “Retail Therapy” explores the fast-rising UK rapper’s love of shopping in full-colour style.
"Sacrifice" by The Weeknd
Abel Tesfaye has kicked off the year in style, dropping a whole new album with almost no notice. “Sacrifice” is a trademark cut from the new 'Dawn FM', showcasing The Weeknd’s crazily catchy full-on 80s sound. Check those synths!
"Blessings" by Young T and Bugsey (feat. Chronixx)
Brit-nominated rap duo Young T & Bugsey have dropped “Blessings”, a new track featuring Jamacian singer-songwriter Chronixx full of stripped-back beats and poignant childhood reflections. It anticipates the duo’s new mixtape, dropping in just two weeks.
"Blessings" by Bonobo (feat. Joji)
“From You” is the last preview from dance music maestro Bonobo’s highly anticipated new album. Telling a story of struggle and joyful release, the track tags in musical superstar Joji to capture Bonobo’s melancholic vibes.
"in the wake of your leave" by Gang of Youths
With the Australian rockers’ third album coming in hot, Gang of Youths have dropped another bopping new single. “in the wake of your leave” meditates on how grief can fuel creative inspiration with Dave Le’aupepe’s trademark thoughtfulness and thumping vocals.
"Dear Fear" by Kota the Friend
Brooklyn rapper Kota the Friend has dropped an introspective new track, “Dear Fear”, which reflects on love and loss to an ethereal jazzy backing.