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.
"Woodstock" by KhakiKid
Irish rapper KhakiKid proves once more why he’s one to watch with the witty, mood-shifting banger “Woodstock”. He comments, "I wrote 'Woodstock' reminiscing of those nights where you hadn’t any plans but by the end of it you’re missing 50 percent of the clothes you left the house with...you can’t help but look back on those nights with a tinge of nostalgia. I wanted the song to feel like you’re walking home at sunrise, hearing birds chirping and are desperately trying to avoid shameful eye contact with early morning joggers."
"TELLY BAG" by BAYLI
Brooklyn riser BAYLI celebrates the power of queer community on the empowering and celebratory tune, “TELLY BAG”, which she notes is "an homage to the powerful impact Black, queer art and expression has had in 2022 so far, so Telfar being the centrepiece for this track was only fitting. The audience that ‘TELLY BAG’ was made for is a reflection of the brand’s motto “not for you — for everybody”.
"Bunny Years (Ten In The Morning)" by TS Graye
TS Graye cries out at the everyday difficulties faced by women trying to stay safe in the cathartic “Bunny Years (Ten Years In The Making)”. She states, “This song is about how some women feel every day. From having to grow up quickly because of our environments and society, to being cat-called on the street and feeling unsafe and having to adapt to certain habits that we didn’t even realise weren’t normal to do” explains Graye. “For example, putting our keys between our fingers at 10 in the morning, crossing the street when we see someone else coming, and locking our doors when we’re driving.”
"facetime after sex" by girlhouse
girlhouse launches her aptly titled ‘the third ep’ including the new single “facetime after sex”, a slow jam that finds an intriguing vulnerability beneath its irony.
"Cruel Moon" by Jasmyn
Jasmyn lets her energy run free on the catchy new tune “Cruel Moon”, preceding an album out next month. She comments, “I wrote this song during this moment when I was so tired of staying indoors most of the time and having this pulling instinct of wanting something new for myself. I felt almost like I was in an escape room with no door out. So this song was about imagining having this out of body experience where I was going outside and moving and just peeling off layers and making room for a new identity, dancing my way through the growing pains.”
"Where Did The Love Go" by SYTË
Alt-pop outfit SYTË explore the many sides of heartbreak on the layered tune “Where Did The Love Go”, bringing vibrancy to difficult emotions.
"Sad Party" by Ava Lily
Ava Lily channels darkness and optimism in equal measure in the new single “Sad Party”, which takes a frank look at how alcohol changes her relationships.
"Heart Emoji" by Sukie
Sukie explores nostalgia in full colour in her new tune “Heart Emoji”, finding joy and sadness alike in fleeting memories. She comments, “Covid hit when I was in my last year of uni and I ended up moving away from all my friends in the midst of lockdown. Most people I didn’t get to say goodbye to. It was such a crazy contrast going from being surrounded by all my best friends to moving to a city where I knew no-one. It took me a year to make any new friends and I was really really lonely - that’s where heart emoji came from. I missed my friends so much! I wrote the song about mourning the loss of that carefree life, knowing that I’d never get it back.”
"Waiting For It To Go All Wrong" by Artemas
Oxford rising star Artemas pokes at the insecurities of his past and wonders about the possibilities of the future on the self-aware new tune, “Waiting For It All To Go Wrong”.
"TRUTH IS" by Magsy
Magsy continues to prove that lightning didn’t just strike once with his latest energy-fuelled hit, “TRUTH IS”. He says, "I wrote TRUTH IS with some of the same friends who did NOISY MIND with me. I'm so grateful to have the collaborators that I do and that it allows a cohesiveness in the world this EP is creating. In TRUTH IS, I compare the thrill of street racing to the thrill of dating someone you know isn't good for you. Excited to have this one out!"
"No Saving You" by lozeak
lozeak stands her ground on the thumping new single “No Saving You”, where she calls out the burden of an emotionally draining friend. She comments, "For me, this song was a release of all my inner thoughts about being used as a friend, and also coming to terms with the fact that it’s okay to walk away from friendships that feel unhealthy. I’m sure everyone has those friends where they feel used for advice or for a literal “free therapist”, and not much more. I made this song with two of my favourite people, Cleo and Tommy. I also can’t believe my first 3 releases are about friendships... maybe I am the problem lol“
"LAST CIGARETTE" by MOTHICA
MOTHICA cements her status as an artist spinning trauma into memorable art with her latest single “LAST CIGARETTE”, tagging in Au/Ra for a feature.