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In Notion Now: Week 46, get into it with Baby Queen, Samm Henshaw, Holly Humberstone, CASISDEAD, Taylor Swift and more.
"Friendly Fire" by Holly Humberstone
Following a sold out London show this week, Ivor Novello nominated breakthrough star of the year Holly Humberstone just dropped her new EP, "The Walls Are Way Too Thin". Featuring fan favourites like "Scarlett" (best lyrics of the year), new offering "Friendly Fire" is a highlight, cementing Holly's status as our new music girl crush.
"Soufside" by Latto
Notion 90 cover star Latto returns with the video for the second single from her forthcoming new project. Fierce and straight talking as ever, she pulls up Fast and Furious style in a pink convertible, taking us on a high fashion tour of her hometown.
"All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift's whole "Red" recording will be seeing us through our annual end of year nostalgia, and her 10-minute version of "All Too Well" is the star of the show. Featuring collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers, Ed Sheeran and Chris Stapleton, Swift is serving a perfect balance of old and new, one step ahead of us as ever. We're not crying, you are.
"Boys Will Be Boys" by CASISDEAD
Following up on their recent return after over three years, CASISDEAD's "Boys Will Be Boys" arrives with a cinematic video directed by actor Ed Skrein, starring Connie Constance, Emma Rigby, Lewis Reeves and Jo Hartley.
"Chicken Wings" by Samm Henshaw
Notion 90 cover star Samm Henshaw takes it back to basics with playful track "Chicken Wings". Released in the lead-up to his debut album "Untidy Soul", it's packed with big band moments and a carefree, joyful feel.
"Wannabe" by Baby Queen
Anti-pop icon Baby Queen's "Wannabe" is a self-described "underdog's anthem", celebrating the self-acceptance she's found as an artist. "I feel like I’ve always had something to prove to other people and I’ve always been trying to fit into an ideal of who I should be and how I should behave," she explains. "That changed when I became Baby Queen."
"Softly" by Amber Mark
Amber Mark's silky smooth "Softly" is the latest single from the New York-based artist's reflective debut album "Three Dimensions Deep", arriving in January. “'Three Dimensions Deep' is a musical journey of what questions you begin to ask yourself when you start looking to the universe for answers," says Amber. “I can only go as deep as the third dimension as that’s how we see the world, but what about when you start looking to the universe within for answers?"
"Gangsta" by Kojey Radical
Dedicated to the female figures in his life, particularly his mother and his son's mother, "Gangsta" pays tribute to all they do and are. "This song is a celebration of those women and an appreciation of everything they’ve been through," he says. "For me, their ability to persevere through everything is the definition of what a gangster actually is.”
"Awful Things" by Murkage Dave & Caroline Polachek
Murkage Dave returns this week with a double single drop: "Please Don't Move To London It's A Trap" and 'Awful Things", feat. Caroline Polachek - a creative partnership that grew over lockdown, resulting in a track capturing feeling stuck while the world is whirling around you.
"The Current" by Mogli
A track about being "brave enough to swim against the currents", "The Current" is the second single from Mogli's upcoming debut album "RAVAGE". Written after leaving a toxic relationship and moving to Berlin, the project is a cathartic take on rediscovering and reclaiming yourself.
"Sugared Up" by twst
Sugary sweet with acerbic lyrics and a killer message, twst's "Sugared Up" ironically borrows from Tchaicovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” for a satirical commentary on toxic masculinity embedded in the music industry.
"Love In The Club" by JVCK JAMES
With trippy visuals and a nostalgic 90s vibe, "Love In The Club" marks a new chapter for JVCK JAMES and his experimental sound, setting the tone for new music as well as the weekend ahead.