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In Notion Now: Week 7, we have new tunes from Dua Lipa, slowthai and Dominic Fike, Headie One and Burna Boy, Central Cee, Biig Piig, and more.
"We're Good" by Dua Lipa
Hungry Dua fans have been fed today with the 'Moonlight Edition' of the popstar's record-breaking 'Future Nostalgia' album. The earworm single is one of several new tracks added to her roster, and was released with a Titanic-themed music video to boot.
"terms (feat. Dominic Fike & Denzel Curry)" by slowthai
slowthai's highly-anticipated album 'TYRON' has finally dropped, boasting collabs with a range of heavy hitters such as Sketpa, A$AP Rocky, James Blake and Mount Kimbie. On "terms", slowthai recruits Dominic Fike and Denzel Curry as he reconciles with his past - a prominent theme on the album [see "CANCELLED"]. With two sides the the introspective record, the first set of tracks in caps, the second in lowercase, slowthai showcases his personal and musical evolution.
"Siberia (feat. Burna Boy)" by Headie One
Another artist to drop a deluxe album this week, Headie One's expanded 'Edna' brings to light a cold new collab with Burna Boy.
"Commitment Issues" by Central Cee
Up-and-coming rapper, Central Cee, makes a nod to Valentine's Day with his new release "Commitment Issues'. Taken from the forthcoming 'Wild West' mixtape, the single is a new sound for the West London artist, a softer and more melodic track that opens up about a fraught relationship and his own attachment troubles.
"Cuenta Lo" by Biig Piig
Her first new music of 2021, Biig Piig's "Cuenta Lo" "is an alter-ego-driven song about money, sex and power. The video is based around when I used to be a poker dealer, and it’s about the coldness and greediness that money can bring in all industries...including music".
"breakdowns" by Abbie Ozard
Indie rocker, Abbie Ozard, shares this relatable, observational tune from her new 4-track EP, 'let's play pretend'. "I wrote this tune after a massive conversation about Generation Z. I’m intensely guilty of the accusations we make in this song - how life is online, and how we deal with our problems through social media", she said.
"Heaven" by Pink Sweat$
Pink Sweat$ knows how to make a song so dreamy you could float off on a cloud listening to it. Marked with pitch-perfect falsettos and a sexy beat, it's the perfect tune for slow-dancing this Valentine's Day.
"Need You Right Now (feat. Channel Tres)" by Dan D'Lion
Dan D'Lion's soft and emotive R&B sounds juxtapose deliciously with Channel Tres' trademark deep, skin-tingling vocals for "Need You Right Now". It's a taste of Dan's upcoming collaboration-lead project, due later this year.
"Missing Out" by Syd
Singer, songwriter, producer, and engineer Syd shares the an anti-Valentine’s Day ode that melds dreamy vocals, wavy synths, a hard, crunchy beat, and yes, even a glockenspiel.
"Parade" by Jacob Banks
Jacob Banks wows on this powerful new song inspired by the unrest he felt upon attending a BLM protest in the UK. “I hoped to experience a sense of pride or whatever, but I didn’t experience any of that. I felt defeated by the fact we still have to do this after all of these years”, he said.
"How Much Can A Heart Take (feat. Yebba)" by Lucky Daye
Lucky Daye and Yebba's new song, "How Much Can A Heart Take", is tantalisingly smooth and funky; a cut from Daye's 'Table For Two' record. The project also features Mahalia, Tiana Major9, Ari Lennox and more.
"Feels Like Heaven" by Grace Weber
An angelic offering from Grace Weber in the fittingly titled "Feels Like Heaven". On the new single, Grace compares the feeling of freedom after moving on from a breakup to an otherworldly one.
"Easy" by Bea Anderson
Newcomer Bea Anderson's debut single feels like a lullaby as she sings delicately about falling in love.
"Gucci Sweater" by Dylan Fraser
Scottish musician Dylan Fraser shows a softer side with the melancholy new single "Gucci Sweater". Speaking on the song, he said: "It’s about materialism and how we tend to idolise luxury and wealth as if it somehow makes you happier or better than others, which is just so far from the truth. I think it’s about being able to separate real emotions from material items. Of course, we all love nice things but that’s temporary happiness. You can’t buy the real thing".