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In Notion Now: Week 47, we've got brand new tunes from Loyle Carner, Pa Salieu and Mahalia, Alfie Templeman, Lava La Rue, Hope Tala, Rico Nasty, Delilah Montagu and more!
"Yesterday" by Loyle Carner
His first new track of the year, fans understandably went wild when south London rapper, Loyle Carner, dropped "Yesterday". Teaming up with Madlib for the production, the song sees Carner speaks out against political and social discrimination.
"Energy (feat. Mahalia)" by Pa Salieu
Pa Salieu's highly-anticipated album 'Send Them To Coventry' has finally dropped. This track sees him link up with Mahalia to remind us to protect our energy. Her smooth, warm vocals blend perfectly with Pa's relaxed delivery.
"Shady" by Alfie Templeman
Always evolving, Alfie Templeman's new tune was produced by Jungle's Tom McFarland - you can definitely hear the band's sonic influence here. Speaking on the track, Alfie said: "It’s about trying to stay true to myself, doing what I wanna do in my life and trying to avoid all the arguments and shady people that come with it".
"Angel" by Lava La Rue & Deb Never
Lava La Rue dishes up a softly-sung, synth-infused queer love song and a collaboration that speaks from West London to the West Coast. The new song was produced by Foster The People's Isom Innis, and the band's sonic referencing is definitely audible here.
"Cherries" by Hope Tala & Aminé
Delightful bossa nova vibes from Hope Tala on this track, off her new EP, 'Girl Eats Sun'. Rapper Aminé has jumped on for a slick verse in the middle too. If you're missing summer, this is a transportive little dose of sunshine.
"OHFR?" by Rico Nasty
Rico Nasty’s onslaught of new music continues with her new song and video for “OHFR?” The rapper worked with 100 Gecs on the track, where Rico uses her piercing flow to put her haters in their place.
"Us" by Delilah Montagu
Following battles with addiction, self-doubt and an extreme loss of self, "Us" documents the rebuilding of Delilah’s relationship with her now girlfriend.
"Look Like Trouble" by Jeshi
East London's Jeshi is back with visuals for his newest, high-energy single dubbed "Look Like Trouble".
"Pour It Up (feat. M1llionz)"
South London drill rapper, K-Trap, has linked up with Birmingham MC and Notion 88 cover star, M1llionz, for this punch track, off his album 'Street Side Effects'.
"Control" by DEJA
Newcomer DEJA drops her second single, and it's sure to leave quite the impression. Featuring confident lyrics and a repetitive beat, the R&B/pop artist knows how to make a sly banger.
"Cut Me Off (feat. D-Block Europe)" by Yxng Bane
Yxng Bane is back with an afroswing bop featuring D-Block Europe about pursuing a romantic partner.
"Online Dating" by Baby Queen
A satirical tale from the South Africa-born, London-based pop newcomer. Baby Queen's new EP, 'Medicine' uses sparkling melodies to unpack issues surrounding mental health and the pitfalls of social media.
"What I Won't Do" by Kilder & Jamal Bucanon
For fans of Mura Masa, meet 19-year-old producer Kilder. Only his sixth single, this is a trojan horse of a song, morphing from slow, beguiling verses into high-energy indie-electronic hybrid choruses. One to watch.
"STARRY EYED" by Liza Owen
A punchy, cinematic new indie-pop offering from rising star, Liza Owen.