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In Notion Now: Week 22, hear new music from easy life, Sigrid, Griff, MØ, L Devine, Darkoo, Aitch, Ms Banks, Nina Cobham and more.
"Mirror" by Sigrid
Norway pop sensation Sigrid makes her grand return with the instantly addictive new single "Mirror", all about self-love and self-acceptance. In Sigrid's words, it's about "finding your core, coming to terms with who you are and radiating this from oneself". On repeat all day.
"ocean view" by easy life
The Leicester band's long-awaited debut album, 'life's a beach' has finally dropped. Featuring a slew of observational, comical and yet deeply personal new tracks all packaged in the band's trademark laid-back sound, it's a must-listen.
"One Foot in Front of the Other" by Griff
Notion 89 cover star and BRIT Rising Star award winner, Griff, has shared a new single from her forthcoming debut mixtape, set for release on June 18th. It’s an anthemic yet vulnerable song about feeling out of control but ultimately having faith in yourself.
"Live to Survive" by MØ
Danish pop star MØ smashes her first single in two years with "Live to Survive". It's a relatable, dance-y, synth-laden number about “pulling yourself back up after the crash of a toxic relationship to someone or something...It’s a reminder that life is a constant dance of ups and downs, and that the downs are OK".
"Girls Like Sex" by L Devine
Geordie lass L Devine spells it out with her earworm new pop bop, "Girls Like Sex", which celebrates female desire. "It’s basically a ‘fuck you’ with a smile!" she said.
"She Like (feat. Blanco)" by Darkoo
Darkoo recruits Blanco for this feelgood, party vibe number that's sure to get everybody in the room grooving.
"Pull Up" by Ms Banks & K-Trap
Marking Ms Banks' first single of the year, "Pull Up" is a cold drill collaboration with K-Trap that reminds everyone just how much of a key player Banks is by spitting blunt bars such as “Tell me what really made you think that you could f**k with me”.
"House & Garage" by Morrisson & Aitch
Manchester's Aitch links up with East London's Morrisson for the ultimate intersection of roadman and geezer on this new mashup track. An instant head bopper.
"Wickedest" by Tamera
Tamera serves us an effortless blend of R&B vocals with West African percussion and seductive guitar licks on new single "Wickedest". Make sure she's on your radar for 2021.
"Rep It" by Ebhoni
Toronto-based R&B royal, Ebhoni, drops her new single "Rep It" on which she flexes on her very toxic ex. A vibe.
"Coming For Ya" by Delilah Montagu
Londoner Delilah Montagu returns with her brand new single "Coming For Ya", which sees a departure from her previous brooding, melancholy singles and seek out a soft rock sound. Lyrically, the track sees Montagu discover a new acceptance in her own sexuality.
24/7 by AWA
AWA turns up the heat on sultry new single "24/7". The rising musician said: "I’m so excited to release this fun, flirty, grown & sexy song".
"Signs" by LION BABE & Siimbiie Lakew
LION BABE and Siimbiie Lakew team up for the new single "Signs", which they say is "about being aware of how signs show up in your life whether it is through people, patterns or life experiences and how that can guide or warn you."
"interested" by Nina Cobham
Bilingual singer-songwriter, Nina Cobham, delicately mixes Spanish with English on smooth new number "interested". Written during lockdown last year when Nina was back at her parents' house, she explained: "It’s about the insecurities I have about boring people, exaggerated by the fear that isolation was going to really affect my communication with friends because I already struggled pre-lockdown to respond to messages."
"Love Potion" by Ralph
Ralph's new single "Love Potion" is a disco-driven tune inspired by the movie 'Midsommar'. "I kept thinking about this one scene where the cult women create a love potion to woo the male protagonist...and soon I was deep in a google hole of "history of love potions"" Ralph explained.
"Testosterone" by Grace Davies
"Testosterone" is the first release from Grace’s highly anticipated second EP, out later this year. The piano ballad showcases a vulnerable Grace whose heartfelt vocals go hand in hand with poignant, relatable lyrics about women accepting infidelity and poor excuses like “boys will be boys” to sustain relationships.
"Breaking Point" by NAYANA IZ
Notion's One to Watch for 2021, NAYANA IZ, returns with her first solo taster of fresh music this year with piano-led new single “Breaking Point". A confessional diary entry, it adds another string to the rapper/singer's bow.
"Ain't Nobody (feat. LaShun Pace)" by Bakermat
Bakermat artfully spins a Gospel track into a made-for-the-club dance track on "Ain't Nobody". It's the second single to be released by the acclaimed Dutch producer in the lead up to his new album ‘The Spirit'.
"More Than a Friend" by GIRLI
GIRLI has dropped a relatable new track about unrequited love for a friend, but of course the sonics go hard. "I wrote this song about crushing hard on a girl who didn’t want me back. It’s about the sexual frustration of wanting someone so bad but knowing they just don’t like you like that" she explained.
"Bruddah" by Darrell Cole
London-born to Sierra Leonian parents, rapper/singer Darrell Cole drops the Afrobeats influenced track "Bruddah" - a song about his late friend Bis. Fun fact: Darrell is part of the ALLE$ collective which includes RIMON.