In Notion Now: Week 20, Jorja Smith, BERWYN, Pip Millett and Ghetts, COBRAH, Greentea Peng, Wolf Alice, Millie Turner and more have all dropped new music.
"Running (feat. Ghetts)" by Pip Millett
“’Running’ is about the tiresome reality of being black / a POC in an unequal white western world" Pip says of her new track. The first offering since her EP 'Lost in June' last year, it's also Pip's first feature, so who better than with UK rap royalty, Ghetts?
"RUBBER BANDS" by BERWYN
"Bussdown (feat. Shaybo)" by Jorja Smith
Jorja Smith makes a self-assured, much-welcomed return her new project, 'Be Right Back', which includes a new collab with South London rapper, Shaybo. On it, the pair synergise perfectly; Jorja's magnetic vocals float seamlessly into Shaybo's heartfelt bars.
"No Hard Feelings" by Wolf Alice
Wolf Alice continue to tease their forthcoming record with the ethereal, longing number "No Hard Feelings". Ellie Roswell's delicately-sung falsetto takes prominence on this stripped-back, acoustic-sounding track.
"have a great day" by easy life
"Life's a beach and life's a bitch" easy life sympathise on this breezy new tune, another cut from their upcoming debut album. Close your eyes and you can almost feel yourself at the beach, a Mr Whippy melting in your hand.
"Diana (You Don't Even Know)" by Jayda G, Fred again.. & DJ-Kicks:
What do you get when Jayda G, Fred again.. & DJ-Kicks: team up on a tune? A raw voicenote, devoid of context, allowing listeners to create their own stories and meanings, over a beat that absolutely slaps.
"Dingaling" by Greentea Peng
Another hypnotic, softly-sung sweetener from South London artist, Greentea Peng. A cut from her upcoming album on 4th June, Greentea's honeyed vocals, tripped-out beats and psychedelic flourishes provide the ultimate sonic escapism.
"GOOEY FLUID GIRLS" by COBRAH
Soon to be cult-icon, COBRAH, drops her self-titled new EP, full of technicolour house bangers that are giddily fun whilst also deeply personal. "GOOEY FLUID GIRLS" is a thumping queer anthem that we can't wait to hear played in the clubs.
"Pull Me Under" by Millie Turner
Real life woodland fairy, Millie Turner, treats us to a mini album, 'Eye of the Storm', with six new tracks. Step inside her alt-pop dreamworld through fantastical storytelling and scene-setting.
"fall apart" by renforshort & glaive
renforshort recruits hyperpop artist, glaive, for this trojan horse of a song. It's a cut from ren's upcoming project, 'off saint dominique'.
"Off the Rails" by Wallice
Rapidly rising musician, Wallice, bottles the feeling of life falling apart on her new track, "Off the Rails". It's "about feeling like you don’t have any control over your life and that the world is against you" she explained.
"Pattern" by Jelani Blackman
Jelani Blackman showcases his singing skills on this new single that draws from elements of Afrobeats and R&B. “I’ve wanted to have a tune like this out for the longest time", he says. "It’s about life and how it dips and moves in mad ways, but you can always just go with whatever happens".
"pocket locket" by Alaina Castillo
Alaina Castillo has released pt. 1 of her debut LP 'parallel universe'. It gives a peek inside the bilingual singer's mind as she says the record is "the soundtrack of me becoming who I was always too shy to be”.
"lose" by Kamal.
Fresh off the back of his feature on Dave's track "Mercury", Kamal returns with the heavenly song "lose". The single lands with the news of Kamal’s debut ep ‘war outside’ landing on June 11th.
"Forgot About" by Priya Ragu
Priya Ragu slows it down and pulls on our heartstrings with "Forgot About", a pining slowdance about being afraid to let go of someone you adore, but who doesn't quite love you back.
"Wildfire" by Cautious Clay
Singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Cautious Clay unveils a new song, “Wildfire”, alongside announcing debut album 'Deadpan Love'. The stunning track "explores the fact that people’s intentions sometimes get lost in translation... Good intention is not always enough to prevent people’s emotions and insecurities from spiralling", he explains.
"Ball Till We Fall" by Kida Kudz
Kida Kudz enlists Bella Shmurda for new track "Ball Till We Fall". It's a late night dance floor jam rich with house and dancehall textures about working hard and never giving up.
"Same Song" by Beatrich
Lithuanian popstar on the rise, Beatrich, drops the shuddering new bop "Same Song", which captures the pain of being stuck in a loop and trying to find your way out.
"How To Be A Woman" by Greta Isaac
Greta Isaac releases her new six-track EP ‘Pessimist’, which includes new single "How To Be A Woman", a glorious rejection of societal norms and imposed beauty standards.
"Slow Down" by King Promise
Ghanaian artist, King Promise, drops new jam, "Slow Down" about asking a lover to lessen the pace of their romantic pursuit.
"Motorbike" by Leon Bridges
Bridges' captivating gravelly vocals bless our ears once again with the new track "Motorbike". It's as delicious as you'd imagine.
"P.O.P (Hold It Down)" by SVMI
Manchester's SVMI drops this infectious melodic rap track with smooth R&B leanings, underpinned by a bouncy bassline and lush synths.