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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.
"8 Hours" by IMVN
North-West London newcomer IMVN kicks off the release her highly-anticipated EP FAZE with her track “8 Hours”, letting us into her moody ambient world.
"Dandelions" by Mwanjé
Dubbed as one of the most exciting newcomers to the R&B scene, Mwanjé contrasts her weighty feelings of anxieties in the music industry against a lightweight and bouncy soundscape on her new track “Dandelion”.
"dog days" by Godly The Ruler
U.S-Nigerian producer, rapper, singer and artist Godly the Ruler drops his track “dog days” from the EP of the same name. Opening with a delicate ukulele, the track promptly explodes into a glitchy hyper-pop sound.
"Moody Bitch" by LexMo
A filter-free, bad bitch anthem from LexMo that's laced with dark alt-pop and shades of trap and hip-hop. After a morning where her patience was tested, inspiration struck. She said she wrote it to “gas my bitches up and remind you that you are a bad bitch and can do whatever the fuck you want".
"CANDY" by Drewmula ft. Dark Damz
Rising Afrobeats / R&B star Drewmula kicks off the summer vibes with his latest track “CANDY” featuring Dark Damz. "CANDY" is the latest track to drop from Drewmula's upcoming love-themed project ‘WITH LOVE’, a direct product of the pandemic. "The new project is about exploring and touching on the different types of emotions that we experience with Love – but in my way, whilst also navigating through some of the different genres I’ve grown to love and create in."
"Call Me" by Stef Pesic
Stef Pesic continues to weave his own unique sound with his latest release “Call Me”. Whilst a nod to the indie-resurgence, Pesic keeps it fresh with his lo-fi production and nonchalant vocals, bridging the gap between indie-rock, hip-hop and bedroom pop. An accompanying video inspired by The Talking Heads wackily brings Pesic frustrated musings to life.
"Let Go" by Duskus
Forging his very own ‘romantic rave’ genre, Duskus reveals his latest track “Let Go” ahead of his Coachella performance. Created on his laptop while chilling in green rooms on tour, the track marks a new direction for his sound, backed by house drums and an emphasis on minimalism.
"orchid" by Amaroun
Amaroun shares her latest single “orchid” from her upcoming debut ‘Mars’. A tender musing on love, Amaroun’s dreamlike and – at times – vulnerable vocals, accompanied by delicate plucked guitar lures the listener into her ethereal world. “Its a pledge to my lover to bend and grow together, entwined but independent, embracing all our differences,” explains Amaroun. “It’s a story of taking your time and staying in the present, a reflection of a beautiful moment.”
"Parma Violets" by Ines Rae
Ines Rae drops her sugary sweet track “Parma Violets” inspired by her favourite confectionary during her school days. A reminder to be true to yourself, Ines Rae explains “I want this song to be a metaphor - an anthem for everyone who has ever felt like they have had to follow the crowd to fit in. If you don’t feel comfortable doing what everyone else is doing, that’s okay. It’s actually way cooler to be your own person.”
"Seamstress" by I Used to Be Sam
Singer-songwriter I Used To Be Sam drops their sprawling folk-inspired track ‘Seamstress’, a poignant reflection on trying to reconnect with her birth parents. During an intense five-day recording session in Berlin, I Used To Be Sam delved into her past, reflecting on her transracial adoption to create her deeply personal self-titled EP due for release in June. The initial voice heard on the track is a recording of I Used To Be Sam’s daughter: “I wanted to physically put my body in the music... I wanted to have proof that I’m not repeating the pattern. It felt healing in some ways.”
"Parachute" by Lexie Palms
Portuguese artist Lexie Palms selects two silver screen movie soundbites about falling in love to open her new track, before her soulful vocals enter, backed by sparse piano chords.
"I Might Let You Down" by Mosa Wild
Kent four-piece Mosa Wild share their track “I Might Let You Down” from their upcoming Zip Your Coat Up For English Weather EP. A product of life on tour, the track bloomed from a vocal warmup backstage into a cornerstone of the band’s roster.
"When It Was Chaotic" by Emilia Tarrant
Singer-songwriter Emilia Tarrant gets personal on her latest track “When It Was Chaotic”, a taster from her upcoming project due for release in September. In collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Will Hicks, Emilia bares her soul, getting frank about her struggles with mental health.