This week on Notion Now, enjoy new cuts from Burna Boy, Hope Tala, Willow Kayne, SG Lewis and The 1975.
“Is It Enough” by Hope Tala
Notion 91 cover star Hope Tala returns with mediative track “Is It Enough”. An ode to being who we are, protecting each other and standing up for love, it’s a measured and calm but powerful statement.
“Cloak & Dagger” by Burna Boy (feat. J Hus)
Burna Boy’s sixth studio album 'LOVE' lands today in time for a weekend heatwave, with highlight features from J Hus, Popcaan, Ed Sheeran, J. Balvin, Kehlani, Blxst and more.
“Part Of The Band” by The 1975
This week The 1975 share new track “Part Of The Band”, the first from their upcoming album, 'Being Funny in a Foreign Language'. Marking a new era for the band, and co-produced by Jack Antonoff, it’s a laid-back, breezy and introspective song for treating the summer sunday blues.
“OTT” by easy life and BENEE
In the leadup to new album 'MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE', Notion 90 cover stars easy life team up with BENEE for “OTT”. Premiered by BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record In The World, it’s a track about balancing extremes and keeping each other in check.
"Missing You” by SG Lewis
Ahead of his headline show at Somerset House next Friday, SG Lewis is back with two new tracks: “Missing You” / “Something About Your Love”. “It’s a story about temptation and dwindling fear. Your eyes wandering,” he says on “Missing You”, whilst “Something About Your Love” is “a pure confession of admiration for someone - it’s the perfect contrast.”
“amelia” by renforshort
20-year-old alt-pop artist and Notion 89 cover star renforshort has dropped her eagerly awaited debut album, 'dear amelia'. Once again exploring mental health in intimate detail, the concept for the album crystallized after creating its ethereal, vocoder-enhanced final track, “amelia”.
“White City” by Willow Kayne
Willow Kayne has been riding a high since 2021 with an Ivor Novello Rising Star award under her belt. This week she’s back with dystopian visuals for “White City”, featuring VFX artist Hati, which follows a younger Willow realising the city she inhabits is not all it seems. "I love nothing more than juxtaposition so that’s exactly what we went for with this video; a child’s perspective on a scary scary world,” she explains.
“Nobody Really Cares” by Baby Queen
Baby Queen preaches unapologetic, impulsive self-expression in new single “Nobody Really Cares”, reminding us that nobody really cares as much as we think they do - especially the people we try to impress.
“Hate” by Loyle Carner
Loyle Carner made a long-awaited return this week with new single, “Hate”, along with a self-shot video. "I was angry at the world, frightened and overwhelmed,” he says of the song. "It’s unfiltered. Really just a stream of consciousness that builds to an understanding that hate is rooted in fear.”
“Immature” by FLO
With praise from Missy Elliot, SZA, Victoria Monet and JoJo, R&B girl group FLO came through with new track “Immature” this week, before dropping their debut EP ’THE LEAD’ today. “Immature” is about being strong and confident in yourself and we really don’t have time for someone being immature,” they say on the track. "It’s ok for you to tell a partner, “You’re not giving me what I want and you say you want my body, but you aren’t doing anything about it!"
"Throwback (feat. Jnr Choi & Blackway)" by Rotimi
We're experiencing a heatwave already, but Rotimi, Jnr Choi and Blackway are cranking the heat up even higher on new banger, "Throwback".