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In Notion Now: Week 3, dive into new tunes from Years & Years, Swim Deep, Fontaines D.C., Raveena and many more.
"Payback" by Kojey Radical (feat. Knucks)
The latest drop from his album due out in March, “Payback” is Kojey Radical’s love letter to the hip hop that influenced him, featuring north west London rapper Knucks in a tune all about confidence and reclaiming Black joy.
"Rush" by Raveena
Inspired by a psychedelic trip she experienced – she’s in good artistic company there – Raveena has dropped a new track, “Rush”, which marries Bollywood sounds with touches of 70s Western sci-fi.
"Jackie Down The Line" by Fontaines D.C.
Fontaines DC are coming out of the woodwork with a new album in April, and their new Britpop-styled single “Jackie Down the Line”, which they performed on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show in the US this week, is the first drop.
"Jealousy" by fka twigs (feat. Rema)
“Jealousy” is a new cut from fka twigs’ mixtape CAPRISONGS, a feast of collabs with heavy hitters like The Weeknd, Pa Salieu, Jorja Smith, Unknown T and more. This one tags in genre-hopping Nigerian artist Rema.
"Big Bad Mood" by Jordan Stephens (feat. Miraa May)
A feel good song about big bad moods? Take it from Jordan Stephens & Miraa May – it’s possible. Their new tune “Big Bad Mood” is an uplifting f-u to the corruption of power. It might make you think of legal work events with alcohol.
"Sooner or Later" by Years & Years
Olly Alexander and Years & Years are fresh off their big performance at the BBC’s New Year’s show, and the band have just dropped their first taste of new music for 2022. “Sooner or Later”, a portrait of chasing after heartbreak, is the last drop from a new album out next week.
"Eating" by Scuti
One of the most exciting names coming out of South London right now, Scuti is on a mission. Her new track “Eating” is an exercise in slick minimalism, cementing her place about UK hip-hop’s new blood.
"World's Unluckiest Guy" by Swim Deep
Dream-pop outfit Swim Deep are aiming to bust out of their creative block through collaboration, and their new track “World’s Unluckiest Guy”, featuring like-minded Brisbane artist Hatchie, is a perfect example of that.
"Ready" by BenjiFlow
Smooth, harmonic Afrobeats are the theme of the day in the new track from North London native BenjiFlow, whose new single “Ready” was produced with the African diaspora pioneer, Juls.
"Year of the Ex" by Call Me Loop
The first taste of new music from South Londoner Call Me Loop (we’re hopping across the Thames a lot this week), “Year of the Ex” is an empowering anthem for anyone struggling through a relationship.
"Age of Phase" by Bonobo
Dance music artist Bonobo has dropped a fresh new album, and “Age of Phase” is a cut from it that hasn’t yet seen the light of day.
"Wrong Answers Only" by The Streets (feat. Master Peace)
Ahead of a DJ residency coming up in March at London’s XOYO club, Mike Skinner aka The Streets has linked up with South London rapper & singer Master Peace for a new track, “Wrong Answers Only”.
"Holiday From Reality" by Poppy Ajudah
Poppy Ajudah is working up to a new album release in March, and her new track “HOLIDAY FROM REALITY” is the latest taste from the new era of the forward-thinking south London artist. Might be a little too apt for January, that title.
"Forget About Me" by Aluna, Diplo, Durante
Aluna has dropped a new dance single, “Forget About Me,” a collaboration with Diplo and Italian producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist Durante. Speaking about the new track, Aluna reveals, "This song is about that moment when you’ve cleaned up the trash pile that was once your heart -- you’re feeling yourself and you’ve worked out how to be alone but the past comes back to haunt you."
"Hard Being Alive" by Oscar Scheller (feat. Chloe Moriondo)
Oscar Scheller and Chloe Moriondo have linked up for a brand new collab, “Hard Being Alive”, which Moriondo has succinctly described as “the littlest song about being sad ever”.