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In Notion Now: Week 45, get into it with Summer Walker, Charli XCX, Grace Carter, Alfie Templeman, Col3trane, Tamera, Thomas Headon and many more.
"No Love (with SZA)" by Summer Walker
Summer Walker's second album, 'Still Over It', is a well-worth-the-wait 20-song project featuring a chronological progression of stories. As well as SZA, Summer's record boasts Pharrell, Ciara, Cardi B, Ari Lennox and more on the record.
"Dark Matter" by Grace Carter
A profoundly personal and moving new single from UK singer/songwriter Grace Carter unpacks grief and loss. She explained: “Dark matter is a song I wrote at a time where I was beginning to let go of a lifetime of seeking approval from someone who was never gonna give it to me. It’s kind of sarcastic but also me thanking this person for being so shit that it made me so much better and with time, realise I was so much more without them”.
"Californication (Feels Like I'm Falling In Love)" by Col3trane
Col3trane makes his return with this delicious new tune featuring production and backing vocals from SG Lewis. The beginning of a new sonic era where he leans into a more dance-y sound, perhaps? We're here for it.
"Scooter" by Lolo Zouaï
Lolo Zouaï oozes cool on new single "Scooter". Featuring squeaky production and Lolo's trademark breathy vocals, it's a badass tune about not letting anyone get in your way.
"New Shapes (feat. Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek)" by Charli XCX
Instantly addictive, but did we expect anything less from the holy trinity of Charli XCX, Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek? We're loving Charli's new era.
"Good Love (feat. Tay Iwar)" by Tamera
Tamera shares her sultry, smooth new single "Good Love" with Tay Iwar. Plus, the rising artist has just announced the release of her debut EP 'Afrodite'.
"3D Feelings" by Alfie Templeman
Alfie Templeman's new single is an endlessly replayable, feelgood song with a singalong, euphoric chorus. To say we're obsessed is an understatement.
"Daffodil" by Finn Askew
Rising artist Finn Askew has dropped his debut EP, 'Tokyo', a record that sees him refuse to be pinned to one genre. "Daffodil" especially shows a softer side of Askew as his vocals take centre stage against minimal production.
"Strawberry Kisses" by Thomas Headon
A catchy indie-pop bop from soon-to-be-star, Thomas Headon. He explained: “‘Strawberry Kisses’ is my experience of spending a night with someone who I didn’t really expect to. It was the classic experience of “they’re out of my league” suddenly turning into “never mind, this might be going somewhere”.
"Bad Life (feat. Kali Uchis)" by Omar Apollo
A warm melody belies bitter lyrics on this new tune that sees two of Notion's faves unite. "Bad Life" is about "putting in energy into a relationship and not getting anything in return. It's a song about being resentful towards somebody — wanting them to have "bad life" with whoever they're with now", Omar Apollo explained.
"Shakedown" by Master Peace
A riotous new track from Master Peace that just begs to be played live and enjoyed in the middle of a moshpit. "It has that Punk energy in it and it’s all in the title", Master Peace shared.
"Sky Love" by Foxes
Foxes has dropped an euphoric new single "Sky Love", the third track to be lifted from her forthcoming new album, 'The Kick'. Foxes said the track is about “craving the kind of love that seems unimaginable, drives you crazy and is all consuming. A love that feels otherworldly and like nothing you’ve felt before.”
"fall forward" by beaux
Dirty Hit's beaux teases his third EP, 'memories written down, so I won’t forget them', due for release on 23 November, with new single "fall forward". He shared that it's "about that feeling of wanting to go out with friends and have fun and that, but lacking the motivation to actually leave the house due to not being in the right headspace".
"Hurricane" by Santino Le Saint
Santino Le Saint drops his double-sided single "Ride or Die" and "Hurricane", his final tracks ahead of his debut album, ‘Beautiful Disaster’ due on 19 November.
"Love Essential" by LADIPOE and Amaarae
Nigerian rapper LADIPOE releases his 6-track EP, ‘Providence’, which includes collabs with Amaarae, Rema and Fireboy DML. The project captures moments of growth, introspectiveness, love and life.
"Let Me Know" by Jagged Edge
Toronto’s leading R&B artist Sage Harris returns with sultry new single "Let Me Know" featuring Jagged Edge. "A dream come true is an understatement to how honoured I feel to have a legendary R&B group whom I've admired for my whole life share a song with me", Sage said of the collab.