In Notion Now: Week 35, get down with Tamera, Caribou and Amber Mark, as well as Joy Crookes, Burna Boy, Griff, Joy Anonymous, Self Esteem, Sigrid, Feng Suave, and much more.
"Strong for Me" by Tamera
Lethargic guitars are shaken awake by Tamera's hooking vocals. The alt-R&B artist explains: "This song came at the end of a long road of transformation, it was inspired by all the grit we have to go through to get from hard times back to the good ones and how closed off it can make us towards those who are closest to us."
"You Can Do It" by Caribou
A blissful brand new dance tune from Canadian Daniel Victor Snaith - whose music video features a frisbee-fetching dog (as all music videos should, in our opinion.)
"Foreign Things" by Amber Mark
Genre-weaving artist Amber Mark is preparing to release her debut album with this bubbling, simmering single, which as the singer herself says: "marks the start of my journey towards self discovery and serves as a precursor to the enlightenment and self love that’s achieved in previous singles 'Worth It' and 'Competition'."
"When You Were Mine" by Joy Crookes
Teasing her upcoming album 'Skin' with this sultry, jazzy taster, Joy Crookes, who has already earned comparisons to Amy Winehouse, has a timeless voice to bask in.
"Question" by Burna Boy, featuring Don Jazzy
The perfect end-of-summer single, Afrofusion maestro Burna Boy joins forces with Don Jazzy, mingling genres and languages - English, Pidgin English and Yoruba.
"One Night" by Griff
The Brit Award winner Griff regroups with a bopping earworm, adding to her catalogue of tracks that have planted themselves firmly in the nation's heads.
"JOY (Human Again)" by Joy Anonymous
From Henry Counsell's brainchild, the collective Joy Anonymous, has sprung forth a debut project 'Human Again'. Its first track of the same name is a soaring tribute to dance culture and coming together through music.
"How Can I Help You" by Self Esteem
Trundling drums try to keep up with Self Esteem's, a.k.a Rebecca Taylor's, almost army-harsh vocals - this is a survivor song through and through.
"Burning Bridges" by Sigrid
Sigrid slams back with a tune which feels both vulnerable but doesn't pull any punches: “It's inspired by one of the toughest things I've been through. It's a song that's about the point where you just have to say in a relationship, 'you know what, let's just finish this'. That moment when enough is enough, and you need a clean break.”
"Show Me" by Feng Suave
A swayer destined to be a soothing favourite, sung at the end of the best nights, Daniel De Jong and Daniel Leonard Elvis's latest feels reminiscent of the great 60s oldies.
"Pick 'n' Mix" by K-Trap
Dynamite drill artist K-Trap is back and he's not losing any momentum. "Pick 'n' Mix" is an assured, suave follow-up to 'Street Side Effects'.
"2 Chains" by Headie One
Going from strength to strength, skipping from collab with Dave to Stormzy, Headie One serves up a gut-wrenching new tune.
"Summer 16" by Stalk Ashley
The hotly tipped R&B and trap melodist does not hold off on vocals that will have you snared. On her latest, she explains: “For most people, Summer sixteen was such a badass year that it kinda feels like life went south after. As we reflect on that summer, I want to encourage people to be more appreciative of the people around you and the things around you while you have them around, you never know how hard a glow up can hit or how things can really change."
"Future Starts Now" by Kim Petras
Kim Petras leaves room for no disappointment, providing promised robotic vocals and undulating synths on a future-facing single.
"Mine" by RAY BLK
Opening with a slap of Y2K vibes, the BBC Sound Poll winner RAY BLK posits plush sounds with a healthy slice of sass.
"I Know" by TSHA
TSHA's "I Know" is awash with chimes and babbles, gently easing into a soulful verse. Along with the rest of her latest EP 'OnlyL', the experimental artist is reaching for a spiritual sound on another plane.
"The Daisy" by Ross from Friends
One of our favourite producers around, Ross from Friends, is back with "The Daisy" - the single hums with an energy whose composed sheen splinters unpredictably into glitchy fragments.
"concussion" by girlhouse
An anthemic rock roarer from bedroom-pop up-and-comer girlhouse, this is her first release since her 'the girlhouse EP'.