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In Notion Now: Week 42, hear new bops from Joy Crookes, Pa Salieu and Aitch, Summer Walker, GRACEY,
"To Lose Someone" by Joy Crookes
Smokey-voiced South Londoner, Joy Crookes, has shared her long-awaited debut album, 'Skin', and it's meticulously crafted, deeply tender, honest and personal: everything a debut opus should be. Cinematic, orchestral and endlessly moving, Joy has also nailed the balance between downtempo and upbeat songs. "To Lose Someone" melds both.
"Ex For A Reason" by Summer Walker & City Girls
Summer Walker and JT from City Girls have come together for “Ex For A Reason”. Summer and JT fire warning shots to their unfaithful partners before recalling that they are, in fact, an ex for a reason.
"Sad Song" by GRACEY
Pop queen-in-the-making, GRACEY, drops her "heartbreaking and personal" 4-track EP, 'Fragile', including the new single "Sad Song". A relatable bop about needing a sad song to sink into the feels, it's giving us big Gwen Stefani vibes. Speaking on the EP, she said: "I found it cathartic addressing my recent experiences and emotions and it all came together so naturally. I thought about how putting these songs out into the world it, regardless of how scary it feels right now, might actually make someone else in a similar headspace to feel a little more heard and understood".
"Bad (feat. Aitch)" by Pa Salieu
BBC Sound of 2021 winner Pa Salieu recruits Aitch for this Two Inch Punch & WhyJay-produced track. A high energy party anthem, "Bad" sees Pa trade bars with Manchester’s very own Aitch. No wonder it was premiered as Clara Amfo’s Hottest Record in the World.
"Reason" by PinkPantheress
The 20-year-old TikTok sensation broke out with snippet-sized songs that left you wanting more. Her debut album, 'to hell with it', is packed full of those bubblegum breakbeats we've all come to love.
"Street You Live On" by Remi Wolf
Remi Wolf welcomes us into a full-length version of the kaleidoscopic, chaotically eclectic world that she's created over the past year with 'Juno'.
"Deep Sea" by Disclosure
Disclosure have dropped their debut mix for the trailblazing DJ-Kicks series. Disclosure’s contribution of two new tracks to DJ Kicks consist of the profound and soulful "Deep Sea" and the acid-scarred "Observer Effect" (a song once cannily named “Squelch”).
"YoYo" by Ego Ella May
Ego Ella May is back with the four-track EP 'Fieldnotes' - the first in a series of independent releases taken from a collection of new music, crafted during lockdown by the hotly tipped artist who deftly weaves the worlds of Soul, Jazz and contemporary R&B into her compositions.
"Here Comes Another" by Charlotte OC
Sophomore album 'Here Comes Trouble' is Charlotte’s most honest and vulnerable work to date. After her world "fell apart" in August 2020, she fell into a spiral of despair and "self-destruct mode", yet managed to turn her pain into a piece of art.
"Ben Franklin" by Snail Mail
22-year-old Baltimore native Lindsey Jordan - who goes by the moniker Snail Mail - gives us another excerpt of her self-written and self-produced upcoming album 'Valentine' with alt-rock single "Ben Franklin".
“Too Much to Taste” by Crystal Murray
Crystal Murray returns this week with her new single “Too Much To Taste” and the news of her forthcoming Twisted Bases EP - which will land in Feb 2022.
"Sunday" by KYLE
A taste of California artist KYLE's forthcoming album, "Sunday" is a romance-filled jam that samples garage king Craig David's song "7 Days".