In Notion Now: Week 26, Aitch, beabadoobee, Kojaque, Headie One, Bastille, Doja Cat and many more have released new music.
"Learning Curve" by Aitch
Manchester golden boy Aitch gives us a glimpse of his upcoming debut album with "Learning Curve". Bursting with bouncy beats and quotable rap lines, it looks like Aitch has done it again.
"Cologne" by beabadoobee
beabadoobee has shared a new EP, 'Our Extended Play', written and produced with Matty Healy and George Daniel of The 1975. It features new single, "cologne", which Bea described as a "sexy love song". The track explores the contradictory and complex feelings of insecurity, self confidence and breaking away from seeking validation of self worth in others.
"Pound Signs" by Headie One
"Pound Signs" marks a return to the drill blueprint Headie One made his name on. While 'EDNA' may still be on rotation for a lot of people, we're lucky he's added a new track to the mix.
"You Right" by Doja Cat & The Weeknd
Doja Cat's 'Planet Her' album has landed, seeing collabs with heavy hitters Ariana Grande and SZA. On "You Right", one of five new tracks, Doja links with none other than The Weeknd to tell the story of lusting over someone you shouldn't.
"Sex N' Drugs" by Kojaque & Celia Tiab
Our Record on Repeat this week is Dublin rapper Kojaque's 'Town's Dead'. Packed with social realism lines and hip-hop melodies, it should be on your must-listen list this week. He said that the record's "comes from the potential that I see in Dublin and in the people I’m surrounded by day in and day out. There’s nothing but talent and ambition among young people, I’m constantly reminded of that through the art and music that I see being made but I think so often the city grinds you down, it takes your hope and your ambition".
"That's Life" by Still Woozy
Alt-pop artist Still Woozy is back with another hazy, addictive number. It's the fourth single from his forthcoming full-length debut, 'If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is', due out on August 13th.
"Messy Love" by Nao
Nao's unmistakable vocals shine on this laid-back R&B tune. On it, the self-love tune, Nao chooses herself over a mess relationship. We stan!
"predictable" by Nina Cobham
Bilingual singer-songwriter Nina Cobham lulls us into a dreamy world with her soft and delicate vocals on new EP, 'what colour does this feel like?' She told Notion that "the whole concept of it was movies and living life through movies".
"Come With Me" by Riton & Bad Boy Chiller Crew
Bradford's Bad Boy Chiller Crew team up with producer Riton for a relaxed, house-inspired 'Come With Me', with chilled-out pianos and saxophones, it's a bit different from the group's usual fare
"Distorted Light Beam" by Bastille
The first taster from Bastille's forthcoming album – set to arrive later this year - has landed. Frontman Dan Smith explained: “For us Distorted Light Beam soundtracks dancing through some twisted, euphoric futuristic club space. It’s a song about limitless possibilities – which isn’t something any of us actually have in real life right now, so it’s been fun to explore that idea while experimenting with new sounds in our music.”
"JUGGERNAUT" by Tyler, The Creator, Lil Uzi Vert & Pharrell Williams
Tyler has established himself as a respected and longstanding figure in hip-hop and beyond for his fleet of Top 10 albums - including 2019's Grammy-winning 'Igor'. On new album, 'CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST', it seems Tyler has toned down the controversy-provoking aspects of his music without losing his experimental edge. It's also teeming with collabs, naming everyone from Pharrell to Lil Wayne and more.
"Body Language" by Gorgon City
House titans Gorgon City have dropped their third studio album 'Olympia', just in time for the clubs to re-open. They said: “With this record we’ve definitely gone more clubby and have been inspired by the big shows that we played before lockdown. It’s a bigger sound and lyrically it's different for us”.
"Tragic" by Jazmine Sullivan
Jazmine Sullivan is back with a new single that continues “the conversation around 'Heaux Tales' with some of my dope friends, old and new”
"Family" by Jordan Rakei
Jordan Rakei has shared a deeply personal and gripping track. "I wanted to hit my vulnerability barrier and be really honest," says Rakei about the new track, which is reflective of his journey over the past couple of years in therapy. "It’s about my parents’ divorce in my mid-teens but still having love for them no matter what."
"Back In Love City" by The Vaccines
The Vaccines have returned with a new single that shares the same name as their forthcoming album, due for release in September. It's a rousing indie-rock number that lights a real sonic fire.
"Get Up" by LION BABE & Trinidad James
New York duo LION BABE link with Trinidad James that seamlessly blends throwback and modern R&B, Hip-Hop, Soul and Funk. They said: "'Get Up' is a song about freeing yourself from your own thoughts and from others’ judgements. It’s a reminder that your higher self is unphased by all the noise."
"Like It Nasty" by Crystal Murray
Parisian artist Crystal Murray owns her sexuality on new single "Like It Nasty". On it, she sings about love, romance and sex; loving and knowing every part of her body.
"LOST YOU" by Snoh Aalegra
After releasing “Dying 4 Your Love” last July, Snoh Aalegra has returned with a new track titled “Lost You". Sung over a sombre production, the Swedish singer finds herself giving into temptation with her former lover.
"Honey" by Molly Payton
Her first track of 2021, New Zealand artist Molly Payton explained: "'Honey' is about that moment in a relationship where things stop working as well as they used to. This song was me taking responsibility for my part in the decay of it all, acknowledging that id been distant and that I’d keep trying to make things work."
"feed me" by RIMON
“Feed Me” marks a total shift for Ethiopian/Eritrea-born, now London-based RIMON. On it, she speaks on the complex relationship and we have with technology.
"Magical" by Big Zuu & Donel
Big Zuu's latest offering "Magical" is an uplifting Afrobeat-inspired number produced by Crafty893 and features pop tones from rising British-Zimbabwean singer Donel.
"Rotation" by Ebhoni
Toronto artist Ebhoni drops her new single "Rotation" and announces her forthcoming mixtape, ‘Good Dick & Weed’.
"No Hook" by J.I the Prince of N.Y
19-year-old Brooklyn-native rapper and artist, J.I, releases “No Hook,” a new freestyle track which re-introduces his fans to his raw New York City tone and melodic style. ”I feel like this record is different from every other record I have released. From the beat and tempo to the overall process of how I made this record. My engineer and I were a little more creative when it came to making this record from the sound effects we put to the flows I used throughout this record,” shared J.I.