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In Notion Now: Week 6, Priya Ragu, AJ Tracey and Digga D, SG Lewis, Ghetts, Pa Salieu and BackRoad Gee, Tiggs Da Author, Nines, Lucky Daye, Tiana Major9 and more have released new music.
"Chicken Lemon Rice" by Priya Ragu
Swiss-Tamil artist and Notion's Ones To Watch for 2021, Priya Ragu, drops the feelgood "Chicken Lemon Rice", a song she told us was about "letting go of yourself to just dance and forget about everything that is happening around you. It’s about embracing diversity and your cultural background, representing wherever you come from".
"Bringing It Back" by Digga D & AJ Tracey
Two UK heavyweights team up on this nostalgic track that harkens back to breakthrough freestyles. For Digga D, that was his "Next Up?" freestyle and AJ Tracey’s #MicCheck freestyle "Packages".
"One More (feat. Nile Rodgers)" by SG Lewis
Musical maverick SG Lewis links up with the iconic Nile Rodgers for this catchy bop about a fleeting nightclub romance. It's a new cut from Lewis' forthcoming and long-awaited debut album, 'times'.
"No Mercy (feat. Pa Salieu and BackRoad Gee)" by Ghetts
Legendary East London rapper, Ghetts, lifts the lid on the latest extract from his forthcoming 'Conflict Of Interest album' in the shape of the dramatic "No Mercy", featuring Pa Salieu and BackRoad Gee.
"This Is Not a Love Song" by Delilah Montagu
Delilah Montagu drops a single and EP of the same name, "This Is Not A Love Song", which sees Montagu delve into the cold reality that a relationship just isn't working. "The rawness and honesty of this EP is very exposing, and it is the most openly I have ever written about my life", she revealed.
"Fly 'Em High" by Tiggs Da Author and Nines
Tiggs Da Author and Nines join forces once again for this laid-back track, proving how effortless their synergy is. Tiggs said: "This song speaks for itself, has a nice vibe and as always, is a little different. We don’t try to recreate. This is one of the pockets we haven’t explored before".
"On Read with Tiana Major9" by Lucky Daye
Lucky Daye shares the smooth, soulful offering “On Read”, which features buttery vocals from Tiana Major9. The tune sees the two dealing with the relatable anxieties of an unanswered text to a love interest.
"What Other People Say" by Sam Fischer and Demi Lovato
Sam Fischer and Demi Lovato are done caring about what other people think on their new joint single. Written before his breakout hit "This City", Fischer was "blown away" when he heard Lovato would be joining him for a duet. The track is a "confession" he said, "about the pressures of society and how getting caught up with the wrong things can change you."
"Electric Dream" by Pixey
Simultaneously ethereal and rousing, emerging Liverpool musician Pixey cements herself as one to watch with new single "Electric Dream". Pixey said that the song "was originally written as a piano ballad but after finishing the lyrics I felt the song worked as a dance track. I wrote it to make sense of being locked in with nothing to rely on but technology. The verses are all of my anxieties that come with that – like trying to simulate humanity digitally and what kind of a future that would be – but the choruses are about the imperfections of real-life that technology and AI can’t give us."
"Recap (with VanJess & Channel Tres)" by Kito
This earworm dance-pop number sees Kito, VanJess and Channel Tres band together. Fun fact: it was recorded at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La compound in L.A., on an AirStream previously owned by Bob Dylan.
"BAD BAD NEWS" by Tai Verdes
Rising L.A. artist and TikTok star, Tai Verdes, has shared this moving bedroom pop ballad, which he told Notion was inspired by a toxic ex.
"Tweety" by Raveena
The queen of dreamy, chilled-out tunes, Raveena, returns with a trademark breathy bop. Turn it up and float away on a cloud.
"Summer" by Bored at My Grandmas House
Taken from her new 'Sometimes I Forget You're Human Too', lo-fi indie artist, Bored at My Grandmas House longs for summer on this charming song.
"Coward" by Drew Jodi
South London producer-turned-singer-songwriter, Drew Jodi, shares the synth-driven, melancholy art pop number "Coward", which reflects on self-worth and lonelines.s
"Moon" by Karl Benjamin
Newcomer Karl Benjamin exhibits his high-octane skills on new single "Moon", which highlights his feelings about a special love interest. "This song represents the journey of a relationship. It represents the progress that two people can make, together rather than apart." Karl said. "'Moon', to me, is about the adventure you go through, to finally arrive at the most intimate moment within the relationship you treasure most".
"Count Me Out" by Joeboy
Nigerian artist, Joeboy, shares his album, 'Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic' , his first since 2019. The record kicks off with opens with "Count Me Out", a definite standout track that's an interesting fusion Afrobeat rhythm with the classical violin.
"Dumb Flex (feat. Abra Cadabra)" by Miss Lafamilia
Rising Birmingham drill rapper and singer, Miss Lafamilia, shows everyone what she's all about with this confident Abra Cadabra collab.
"Home Is Not a Place" by Katuchat (feat. Chester Watson & Sølv)
Ahead of his LP dropping in March, French producer Katuchat has shared the new single "Home Is Not a Place" featuring British singer and producer, Sølv and Chester Watson.