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In Notion Now: Week 41, discover music from PinkPantheress, Miraa May and RAYE, aespa, Poppy Ajudha, Phoebe Bridgers, Young T & Bugsey, plus many more.
"Savage" by aespa
Get ready to be swept into aespa's tide, one of the fastest-rising new K-pop supergroups. The blazing trap-infused track flexes Karina, Winter, Giselle and NingNing's skills in fusing rapid-fire rap verses with powerhouse pop vocals and ad libs. It comes as part of the band's first mini album, also released today.
"I must apologise" by PinkPantheress
The viral TikTok star is carving out a solid career with this new Oscar Scheller-produced track. Adhering to typical PinkPantheress output, "I must apologise" is short but sweet at just 1 minute 48 seconds, making sure that we never quite get enough and keep hitting that replay button.
"Change Your Mind" by Poppy Ajudha
A tender, reflective new single from South London's Poppy Ajudha. Stripped back with only a guitar and occasional harmony for backing, Poppy's vocals really shine through here as she sings about toxic masculinity.
"That Funny Feeling" by Phoebe Bridgers
Phoebe's Bo Burnham cover at Pitchfork Festival was so popular that she's released an official studio recording. As usual, it's beautiful, haunting, and arresting.
"Big Bidness" by Young T & Bugsey
Nottingham rappers Young T & Bugsey are instantly recognisable on this catchy, P2J-produced new bop. You can always rely on this duo to deliver a boasy beat.
"West Indies" by Koffee
The first track from her upcoming debut album, 21-year-old, Grammy-winning Jamaican artist Koffee blesses us with this new dancehall anthem.
"Go Girl" by Miraa May & RAYE
Besties Miraa May and RAYE champion female friendship in this confidence-boosting new track about celebrating your mates. A mood-boosting banger or one to blast out when you're with your girls.
"One More Night" by Santino Le Saint
Brixton musician Santino Le Saint drops a double-sided single: "Best Day Of My Life" and "One More Night" ahead of his debut ‘Beautiful Disaster’ which drops 19th November. The former is a "teenage angst anthem" whilst the latter follows the unravelling of a person chasing one last high.
"Slow Kisses" by Finn Foxell
West Londoner Finn Foxell has dropped the single "Slow Kisses" on new London label, Fair Youth, the second drop ahead of his forthcoming project, ‘Alright Sunshine’. Produced by p-rallel, filled with smooth melodies and meaningful mantras that reflect what Finn is all about, spreading love and happiness.
"BACK ON TOP (feat. Griff)" by HONNE
London duo HONNE have teamed up with BRIT Rising Star Griff for this singalong, feelgood pop single that gives us a taste of their next forthcoming project.
"Broken Mirror" by Elderbrook
Electronic producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Elderbrook, shares new EP, 'Innerlight'. “The EP is all about how important it is to trust your instincts and believe that you do have the right ideas,” Elderbrook explains. “That it’s important to follow your own inner light. It represents the journey of self-discovery that I have been on since becoming a father and learning how to navigate that and trust in myself".
"Meet Me In My Dreams" by Joy Anonymous
London’s “lockdown pied pipers” Joy Anonymous have shared their new single "Meet Me In My Dreams"; a track taken from their debut record Human Again, released last month. The track is always popular are the group's al fresco meetings.
"Hit by a Train" by Jeshi
Gut-punching and intentionally claustrophobic, Jeshi’s razor sharp lyricism and punchy delivery take things into high gear with new single "Hit by a Train".
"Ha Ha Ha" by shiv
Paris-based, Zimbabwean/Irish artist shiv has shared her second EP 'The Love Interlude'. It's a deeply personal reflection of her own experiences in relation to the idealised version of love that has been sold to us by society.
"god of the sunsets" by SEB
LA-based pop polymath has just shared “god of the sunsets,” his first new song since releasing his debut EP 'IT’S OKAY, WE’RE DREAMING' this summer which featured his breakthrough hit “seaside_demo". Speaking on the new track, SEB says: “There’s something beautiful, yet so tragic about sunsets; for a short moment at the end of every day, the sky is lit up with brilliance while counting down to darkness at the same time. I try to capture that feeling whenever I write music.”
"Lights Down" by Celina Sharma, Ivorian Doll & Stonebwoy
Australian artist Celina Sharma recruits ‘Queen of drill’ Ivorian Doll and Dancehall legend Stonebwoy for this immediately enjoyable new single. Celina shared, “‘Lights Down’ is such a vibey feel good song, I had so much fun writing it. I was in Los Angeles at the time, so I think the sun, beaches and good vibes of LA really put me in that place!”
"U41A" by ABSOLUTE. & Bklava
A big rave track from ABSOLUTE.'s new 'Wonderland' album, which is teeming with hard, fast-paced bangers. "U41A" sees him team up with fellow producer/DJ, Bklava.
"NICE GUY" by DeBe
Northampton rapper DeBe drops new single "Nice Guy". A witty reflection on the pitfalls of his lifestyle, it's driven by a thumping bassline.
"Star" by Jordan Stephens
Presenter and musician Jordan Stephens has shared another existential, chill jam. He explains that it's about "our desire to be seen. Our need to find love in whatever space we can, even if that’s infamy. It’s about our desire to fight external perceptions we can’t control. The bass line from New Machine does a lot of speaking too. It might not even be that deep. It’s just a little trip. Depends how you feel.”
"Want You (feat. Coco)" by Conducta
Conducta links with long-term collaborator Coco on this garage banger that fuses their production and vocal skills for a floaty 2-stepper.