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Undiscovered is a weekly playlist sharing our pick of the best new music from the world's most exciting emerging musicians. You heard it here first.
"In My Skin" by Katriine
Katriine shares the euphoria of being allowed to truly be herself in her brand new EP, from which the rousing tune “In My Skin”, which navigates social challenges on the way to self-acceptance, is taken. She says, “In My Skin I wrote with Clara Maria. We wrote about our experience growing up mixed race. The sort of difficulties that can come with not feeling black enough or white enough to be categorised as either and missing a place where you feel you belong. But sort of realising that that sense of not belonging also comes from your own head, not just from others asking you silly questions. And once you sort of let go of the negative thoughts you put on yourself you start feeling free and you realise that being who you are is good enough.”
"Bite Down" by Matilda Cole
Matilda Cole drops a brand new EP today, including the single “Bite Down”, which tracks an introspective journey through an upbeat acoustic soundscape.
"Summer" by Léonie Barbot
Léonie Barbot is ready for “Summer” in the intimate and deceptively melancholic new single, which includes her own violin arrangements. Barbot says, “Summer tells the story of a romance that’s slowly fading with the changing seasons, winter brings cold feelings and longing for the warmth of love and Summer again.”
"So Emotional" by Beren Olivia
TikTok star Beren Olivia leaves everything on the table in the exuberantly punky new anthem, “So Emotional”.
"Butter" by Adelina
Adelina hits the dancefloor in the new tune “Butter”, a danceable track powered by synths ready to soundtrack all those summer parties to come. She said: “ I’ve felt like we’ve created a new genre unintentionally: futuristic Afro pop.”
"DTB" by IMVN
IMVN puts her best foot forward with the effortless confidence of her new single “DTB”, which precedes a debut EP to come. She says, ‘"This is the resolution. You’re at a stage where you’ve made decisions, and you’re better off for it. You may not believe cutting people off in order to progress is right but this song is you telling yourself, commanding yourself. Getting rid of the toxic people around you is the cure to growing, bettering yourself. DTB is the song where you’re gonna be feeling yourself, instead of in your feelings; championing who you are. It’s blunt, dismissive and unapologetic. It’s the voice of someone who knows who they are, and flaunts their internal strength.”
"KIWI" by EFÉ
EFÉ is keeping things healthy with the announcement of her new project ‘VITAMIN’, from which the single ‘KIWI’ is the first, ambitious and imaginative taste.
"29" by Baby Dave
Isaac Holman, the frontman of British indie staple Slaves, is going solo with his own act, Baby Dave. An album is coming this summer, and the first taste – the bus ride-inspired “29” is now out. On the coming album, Holman says, ““Monkey Brain is collection of tunes written from shortly after a debilitating mental breakdown at the start of 2019, up until now. Around half of the tunes on the record co-produced by Damon Albarn who also plays various instruments throughout. I don’t know where this project would be if it wasn’t for him and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him and observe his wizardry. It was a proper game changer for me. Thank you for your patience, it shouldn’t have taken this long but ongoing issues with my mental health have made putting this record together incredibly challenging. Here we are though, we got there in the end. Can’t wait for you lot to hear it.”
"U GET HIGH/I GET NOTHING" by SPIDER
Dublin-born artist SPIDER delves headfirst into the complicated layers of desire on the thorny track “U GET HIGH/I GET NOTHING”, tracking the intensity of a crush that proves to be emotionally unhealthy.
"make big money fast online now" by Redolent
Edinburgh-based indie outfit Redolent offer a calling card in their new single, cheekily titled “make big money online fast now”, skewering capitalism’s impact upon creative lives and envisioning a better world in the process.
"Don't Call Me Baby" by Bamily (feat. Delilah Montagu)
Bamily find some quiet and contemplation on the atmospheric new track “Don’t Call Me Baby”, including a soulful feature from Delilah Montagu.
"DID YOU FORGET BOUT ME" by Cero Ismael
Dutch rising star Cero Ismael unveils a new expansive project today, ‘AS MUCH AS YOU DID BEFORE’, a thoughtful exploration of redemption and accepting one’s own flaws, which includes the new track “DID YOU FORGET BOUT ME”.