- Words Notion Staff
- Featured photo Finn Constantine for Notion
In Notion Now: Week 49, there's a ton of new music from the likes of AJ Tracey, Arlo Parks, Rina Sawayama, Young T & Bugsey, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, and many more.
"Graveyard Shift (feat. slowthai)" by AJ Tracey
AJ Tracey goes back to his roots with a surprise mixtape. 'Secure The Bag! 2' sees Tracey return to his harder-hitting formative sound, including collabs with slowthai, Swoosh God and Sloan Evans.
"Caroline" by Arlo Parks
Arlo Parks's new single "Caroline" is another softly sung offering from her highly anticipated debut album 'Collapsed In Sunbeams' - due for release on 29th January. Arlo said the track is "an exercise in people watching and seeing situations unfold without context. It’s an exploration of how something once full of healthy passion can dissolve in an instant".
"New Shape" by Young T & Bugsey
Nottingham superstars and 2020’s MOBO and BET Award nominees, Young T & Bugsey are back with this playful new banger.
"LUCID" by Rina Sawayama
There's nothing like a euphoric pop bop to lift your spirits, and Rina certainly delivers on that with her new tune, "LUCID".
"Don" by D Double E & Skepta
Veteran Grime MCs, D Double E and Skepta link up for this high-energy slammer.
"Needed You" by Bad Boy Chiller Crew
Bradford charvas BBCC are back with a garage-inspired lockdown party anthem. As one YouTube user aptly put it: "It is hard to tell if Bradford is 10 years in the past or 1000 years in the future".
"Eyes For You" by Jake Isaac
A tune so heart-warming that we've just turned off the central heating.
"by the lake" by beaux
You can thank beaux's lockdown synth purchase for this new ambient pop number, inspired by the walks he would go on with his girlfriend.
"do you come here often?" by Nina Cobham
Manchester-based Nina shares this lo-fi, late-night phone calls number. She shares: “It was written about platonic relationships instead of romantic ones, and acknowledging I needed new friends at the time.”
"No More" by Sophia Bel
Sophia Bel reclaims the cruel nickname she was anointed with during childhood - 'Princess of the Dead' - and embraces it as the name for her new EP, from which this is a standout track.
"Enjoy" by Tekno
Nigerian singer-songwriter Tekno's new song is very enjoyable indeed.