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.
"Cheer Me Up" by Louis Culture, Saint Jude & Lynne Jackaman
South West Londoner, Louis Culture, teams up with Saint Jude and Lynne Jackaman for this new tune that hits you in the chest. It's a taster from his forthcoming project which is out later this year.
"Free At Least" by Noomi
A departure from Noomi's previous high-energy trip-hop tracks, this chilled tune takes the beginning of a relationship as its own starting point. With her melodic vocals and slow-waltz-sway beats, the Swedish artist Noomi signals exciting things ahead for her debut EP 'Life Aqua'.
"Dumpling" by Kam-Bu
Amassing fans from the likes of Annie Mac and Dotty to Dazed, The Face and NME, Kam-Bu is already one of the biggest artists on the British drill scene. Going from dynamic and high-powered tracks, to sensitive handling of topical issues such as immigration and environmentalism, Kam-Bu has already won heaps of praise for "Black on Black" and is ready to snap up some more with "Dumping" - a collab with Pablo Pullen and producer-DJ Leon Vynehall.
"Safely" by Ruben Dawnson
An artist "from the cold woods of Norway", Ruben Dawnson has been racking up a huge following for his gently groovy tracks. The 22-year-old's latest, "Safely", blends surprising instrumentals with a funky guitar backing - the single is ever so slightly reminiscent of Sufjan Stevens.
"Now You're Alone" by Eliza Shaddad
From her just-out EP 'Now You're Alone', the lead track of the same name is a showstopper. With swirling strings, a solid guitar strum and Eliza Shaddad's bristling, ready-to-burst vocals, this is a high-drama cinematic track, set against explosive orchestrals and crashing percussion.
"unt" by Kai Kwasi
Following up from his appearance on 2020 album 'Uncut Jems', the South East Londoner has released a hypnotic new single "unt". Pairing smooth jazz sax with dreamy percussion to sink into, with just a dash of hip hop beats, Kai Kwasi sings "I keep on making poor decisions" - relatable. The single ends with a flourish of piano and violin finesse.
"Redemption" by Jack Grace
Jack Grace is having a comeback. Returning in 2020 with "A Ribbon", his first original single in nearly two years since "owe you one", the Sydney-born now-Parisienne artist is back for good. Speaking on his latest, "Redemption" Grace says: “I built the tune over a synth loop that sounded to me like highway noise. The story fell in and around that."
"Bump" by Alysha
Combining rich R&B vocals with lo-fi production and a hip-hop break, Alysha stays true to her fusion style with "Bump". The London-based artist of Cuban-Indian heritage has been swamped by followers worldwide and performed for fashion brands such as Topshop, River Island and Boux Avenue.
"Boom" by Martha Hill
Martha Hill's bluesy "Boom" is track that keeps on giving - shifting from a simple but catchy swaggering guitar hook, to popping instrumentals, to fizzing synths and trumpets, Hill's latest is typical of her multifaceted style. The young artist has been hotly tipped by BBC Radio 1 and already featured on Jools Holland's late night show. We're stoked to see what Hill comes up with next.
"Tired of Dancing" by ROSIN
A delicate and touching new track from newcomer ROSIN, with pure and simple piano and string backing. The Brighton-based artist, originally from Berlin, reflects back on a past relationship in her cathartic new song: "Being in lockdown and feeling really lonely sometimes made me romanticize my past relationship... it took me a long time to process how I got into this situation".