In Notion Now: Week 24, Peggy Gou and Lorde make a return, plus new music from Kamal, Megan Thee Stallion, Inhaler, MARINA, Unknown T & M Huncho, and many more.

"Nabi" by Peggy Gou

Her first single for two years, techno queen, Peggy Gou, is back with her first of two new singles. "Nabi" (which translates to 'butterfly') features fellow Korean artist OHHYUK and marks Peggy’s first ever vocal collab. "When people hear 'Nabi' they'll hopefully feel the same sense of healing - that feeling that everything's going to be ok - that I feel when I listen to the songs that inspired it", she said.

"Solar Power" by Lorde

Making her return to music after what seems like forever, Lorde has dropped "Solar Power", co-written with Jack Antonoff. It comes ahead of the New Zealand artist’s third album, and has been timed to coincide with the solar eclipse in the northern hemisphere next Thursday.

"war outside" by Kamal.

Kamal. wears his heart on his sleeve in his vulnerable, moving music, and his new EP, 'war outside' is no exception. The title track definitely pulls at the heartstrings. I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying!

"Dumb Love" by Mimi Webb

Mimi Webb is primed for pop greatness with her new single "Dumb Love". The piano ballad features Mimi's powerful vocals and touches on a relatable experience for so many. She said: “I think we’ve all had ‘dumb love’ at some point! You fall crazy head over heels for someone, and it’s all about that fresh new love feeling you get. That ‘is this actually real’ feeling & sometimes, it’s the most real, because ‘dumb love’ really never ends.”

"Soundgasm" by Rema

Benin City’s Rema reveals the next installment from his forthcoming debut album in the shape of “Soundgasm”, which is full of cheeky wordplay.

"Wonderland (feat. M Huncho)" by Unknown T

Unknown T joins forces with M Huncho on this cold new collab. The pair may have contrasting styles but they come together with ease on “Wonderland”.

"Thot Shit" by Megan Thee Stallion

It's truly a crime that we weren't allowed to dance to "WAP" in clubs, but luckily, Megan Thee Stallion has blessed us with a hot new banger to get down to. Soon come, 21st June!

"WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (feat. Pink Sweat$)" by HONNE

HONNE are back with new single, which features R&B musician, Pink Sweat$. It's the first song in a new era of music from the duo.

"Call On Me" by RAYE

RAYE steps out on her own after being a "feature queen for a minute" with the earworm dance pop number "Call On Me". She said: "I wrote this song on a day when my sister was going through something pretty intense, and I was so heartbroken for her. I basically wrote this song for her."

"It Won't Always Be Like This" by Inhaler

Dublin four piece, Inhaler, tease their debut record with title track, "It Won't Always Be Like This", a brilliantly re-playable, sing-a-long piece of indie-rock. “There’s a sense of optimism on this album and the song 'It Won’t Always Be Like This' is the main catalyst for that,” says singer and guitarist, Eli Hewson. “We kept coming back to that title.”

"No Sleep" by Jodie Harsh

Producer, songwriter, DJ and all-round icon, Jodie Harsh, new track "No Sleep" sees her team up with SG Lewis and Jin Jin for the euphoric, hedonistic banger. Jodie said: "I wanted ‘No Sleep’ to be reminiscent of those nights you never wanted the party to end, those 'all back to mine' moments. It sounds like one of those tracks you can hear in a dark sweaty club in the evening but equally on a sunny beach. I want this to be the anthem of the summer when the world opens up again, post-pandemic.”

"Breakup Season (feat. Samm Henshaw)" by Maya Delilah

Hot girl summer? Maya Delilah prefers the term "Breakup Season" on her smooth new track, which features Samm Henshaw. The pair's vocals harmonise perfectly.

"Wayside" by Mac Wetha

Mac Wetha steps out of the shadows and solidly into the solo spotlight with the release of his debut EP 'Make It Thru'. Cutting his teeth as the resident producer for the London-based Nine8 Collective, now is his time to shine.

"Competition" by Amber Mark

New York based singer, songwriter and producer Amber Mark releases "Competition", the second single to emerge from her forthcoming debut album. "'Competition’ comes from a state of always comparing yourself to others and how ruthless that competitive nature can be towards yourself and towards others.” says Amber; “The song is a reminder of how much stronger we are together.”

"Bolo (feat. Abra Cadabra)" by Dappy

Having already collaborated on “Selective Bad Boys” from Abra Cadabra’s 2020 project, 'Product Of My Environment', the pair link up again for "Bolo", on which both rappers go hard. Dappy's tape 'Fortune' is set for release on 25th June.

"Let It Kick In" by Franc Moody

Funk commanders, Frank Moody, have dropped their 'House of FM' EP, which is packed with fun, groovy tunes that are perfect for getting a party going. The project shows "the full sphere of the Franc Moody world: the studio-created productions on one side, and the live performances on the other", they said.

"If You Were Mine" by ABISHA

ABISHA's new single switches gear between ballad vibes on the verse to more of a garage bop on the chorus, and it's a combo we stan for sure.

"reverie" by anaiis

London-based, French-Senegalese artist anaiis shares her brand new single "reverie". It's "a song that explores the attachment to my lifelong dreams of being an artist, the expectations and disappointments I had on that path", she laments.

"Never Give Up" by S+C+A+R+R

Following up from his viral YouTube hit "The Rest of My Days", Neo-French Touch artist, S+C+A+R+R, shares the new single "Never Give Up", in tandem with his EP, 'Cross Out'. For those not au fait with S+C+A+R+R, it's the alter ego of accomplished artist and producer Dan Levy of The Dø. Get to know.

"Makaveli" by Kida Kudz

The third single taken from his forthcoming mixtape, 'TOP MEMBA', "Makaveli" is a sonic homage to one of Kida Kudz's biggest inspirations, 2Pac. Fun fact: it was recorded in his living room.

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