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In Notion Now: Week 4, dive into new tunes from Conan Gray, Griff & Sigrid, Thomas Headon, Holly Humberstone, Adekunle Gold, Ivorian Doll and more.
"Jigsaw" by Conan Grey
“Jigsaw” is a peek behind the curtain for fans of Conan Grey, drawing from the singer’s personal journals for a new tune that styles itself in simple black and white, DIY-style colours.
"Head on Fire" by Griff & Sigrid
Pop stars Griff and Sigrid found a strong new friendship with each other during the pandemic, and it’s on full display in this big and brash new tune, “Head on Fire”. On the track, Griff has said: “I’ve looked up to Sigrid so much, especially as a young girl who broke through making powerful, credible pop music. So I was excited to hear she wanted to write. We hung out and made ‘Head On Fire’, this really fun, feel-good song, and I’m excited for the world to finally hear us on a track together.”
"London is Lonely" by Holly Humberstone
Holly Humberstone is going from strength to strength, having picked up the BRIT Rising Star of 2022 Award at the end of last year, and now readying for a huge year of shows including a spot supporting Olivia Rodrigo at Madison Square Garden. Her first new tune of 2022, “London is Lonely”, is a poignant reflection of isolation in the big city that resonates even more in these pandemic times.
"Nice" by Young T & Bugsey (feat. Blxst)
A cut from Young T & Bugsey’s brand new mixtape ‘Truth Be Told’, “Nice” is a blockbuster track featuring US star Blxst, capturing the vibe of a high-spirited hangout between the three artists.
"Pulling Me Closer" by Aeris Roves
Yorkshire-born Aeris Roves has made his name through gentle R&B and careful instrumentals, and he’s ready to strip it all back to the bare essentials on his new track “Pulling Me Closer”, a chilled-out exploration of the excitement of a new relationship.
"Boss" by Ivorian Doll
Genre-hopping Ivorian Doll kicks off the new year with trademark confidence on the track “Boss”, matching icy drill beats with the bars for which Ivorian Doll is so well known.
"Jesse C'mon" by KAWALA
With their debut album set for release in just a few weeks, KAWALA have dropped a new track, “Jesse C’mon”, which tells the story of an irritating serial liar in consummately danceable style. KAWALA have said: Jesse is a character we made up who represents and embodies all the people in the world who intentionally lie all the time. Everybody knows a Jesse.”
"How Do I Know?" by Thomas Headon
Thomas Headon is all set for a massive 2022, chosen as Amazon Music’s One to Watch for the year and set for a tour alongside Sigrid this spring. He’s also got a new EP out in March, and new track “How Do I Know?” is a taste of it, a sunny and beachy track about love and lust, typically beachy themes.
"ur just horny" by GAYLE
GAYLE hit big last year with the massive breakout song “abcdefu”, the star of a million TikTok remixes, and the Gen-Z pop-rocker has followed it up with “ur just horny”, a new track about the blurry lines between platonic and sexual relationships.
"Night Call" by Years & Years
The first album release from Years & Years as a solo Olly Alexander project, ‘Night Call’ is a bold announcement of a new chapter for the artist, drawing inspiration from his TV role in “It’s A Sin” to explore queer life through careful, intricate character-building.
"Lights Out" by Fred again..., Romy & HAAi
Get yourself a friendship like this. “Lights Out” is a collab between fred again…, Romy and HAAi which has been in gestation all throughout the pandemic, inspired by a night out together at the famous Warehouse Project in Manchester.
"Juice" by Stefflon Don
Stefflon Don’s first release of 2022, “Juice”, is all about smooth melodies as it sets out a confident message about her independence and self-belief.
"Mercy" by Adekunle Gold
Nigerian born singer-songwriter Adekunle Gold has dropped an infectious new pop tune, “Mercy”, in which Gold prays to God to sort out the fake friends from the true.
"BMW" by Bad Boy Chiller Crew
Bad Boy Chiller Crew have established themselves firmly as local Bradford heroes with their nostalgic floor-filling garage hits, and they’re in fine form on their new tune “BMW”, an adrenaline-infused single delivered from the cockpit of souped-up cars.