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In Notion Now: Week 44, hear tunes from Ama Lou, Shygirl, Jelani Blackman, Snail Mail, Swindle, Matilda Mann, BackRoad Gee, plus a whole bunch more.
"Trust Nobody" by Ama Lou
British singer-songwriter Ama Lou makes her long-awaited return today with the single “Trust Nobody.” The intimate track is her first release in nearly two years and the lead single from her upcoming EP.
"Secrets" by Jelani Blackman
Rising rapper/singer and Notion's One to Watch for 2021, Jelani Blackman, is back with a self-produced new single. With a bubbling, drill-inspired bassline, "Secrets" is a taste of Jelani's forthcoming project, 'Unlimited Mixtape'.
"WHAT MORE (feat. Greentea Peng)" by Swindle
Greentea Peng lends her mellow, hypnotic vocals to Swindle's reggae-leaning single "WHAT MORE", taken from his "THE NEW WORLD" album. On it, the multi-hyphenate creator tributes his ancestral West Indian roots, as well as Brixton in the 80’s.
"Cleo" by Shygirl
Shygirl serves - hard - on this sexy new club single that blends vintage house with baroque pop. Known for her many alter-egos, it's time to meet Cleopatra.
"Madonna" by Snail Mail
"Madonna" is the third preview from Snail Mail's forthcoming new album 'Valentine' - out next Friday. She explained: "In summation it’s about why love can’t exist between a person and a concept of a person. Remove the pedestal and you might realize there was never anything there at all.”
"Soul Sucker" by Ellise
Get the spooky vibes going as Ellise has dropped a special Halloween album just in time for the weekend's celebrations. Created to read like a fictional book, full of secrets and metaphors, Ellise intended to give the record a mystical, fairytale feel.
"God Only Knows" by Matilda Mann
Matilda Mann lends her heavenly voice to this iconic Beach Boys number. A time-stopping, beautiful rendition if we ever heard one.
"Ancestors (feat. NSG)" by BackRoad Gee
BackRoad Gee releases his debut mixtape, 'Reporting Live: From The Back Of The Roads', which includes this collab with 'Area Boyz' NSG. Contemplative lyrics mellow against a sun-drenched Afrobeats melody.
"Telepath" by Conan Gray
Gen Z pop king Conan Gray shares his new single “Telepath”, which was co-written with Julia Michaels. Incredibly catchy with a crashing, euphoric chorus, you'll have this one on repeat, no doubt.
"Doesn't Matter" by BENEE
After a difficult year battling some of her lowest times, BENEE is back with a new song that captures her feelings of anxiety and overwhelm. She said: "I was diagnosed with OCD, which actually helped me understand myself better. This song ponders on what it would be like to feel truly carefree and how much easier life would be.".
"Thorn" by BEKA
Fast-rising popstar BEKA shares her most emotive song yet. "Thorn" finds her tackling long standing heartbreak, with nostalgic 80s synth laying the foundations for touching lyrics.
"Never Met" by edbl & Nick Brewer
Maverick beatmaker, edbl, continues to stack up the collaborations with this Nick Brewer link up. Constantly evolving, the track fuses hip-hop with soultronica and R&B for endless vibes.
"No Life" by Larkins
Taken from their new 'JCOY' project, Manchester alt-pop band Larkins dish up another plate of dreamy tunes that you'll quickly be singing along to.