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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.
"Suck It" by Viji
The title track from her forthcoming EP, 'Suck It', Viji said she penned the track in just one day. "I was revisiting an old relationship from years ago. What seemed world ending then is now passé, so the vibe is very playful and nostalgic. Fave quote ‘you like hurting me, I like sleeping with your friends suuuuck iiiit!’”
"Seven Nights" by Mysie
Mysie's luscious, rounded and robust vocals make this track, which has notes of Ibiza dance tunes, indie rock and alternative soul. The South London artist is inspired by the soul greats, from Chaka Khan to Alicia Keys, but is adept at adding her personal touch to the genre.
"Waistline" by Tamaraebi
"Waistline" draws on a childhood experience, but not the kind you might expect: “When I was young my mum was proper into health and fitness and when she put videos on to do a workout, she would do her squats to 'Maniac'," Tamaraebi reveals. The Michael Sembello 80s track is the core of "Waistline", from the law-grad's latest EP - a series of six tracks which prove The Times approved Tamaraebi's multifaceted sound.
"Blue Ceiling" by moanday
Funk drenched guitars, thundering basses and whirring synths guide us through this track from Madrid Rafael Pérez Santonja and Pablo Vergara de Cantos. Only their third single yet, their previous two have landed them on multiple Spotify indie-rock playlists and garnered them thousands of streams - with their infectious sound, it's no wonder.
"Boujee" by DEJA
Anthem of self-love and confidence - "what’s wrong with it?" DEJA says - "Boujee" is a trap-infused tune which will be firmly planting itself in your head. The Birmingham born musician has earned the recognition of The Jacksons, Emeli Sandé, Macklemore, Etta Bond and more. "Boujee" is DEJA bursting back on to the scene for the first time since her debut EP 'Intro'.
"Sad Lonely Groove" by Mazey Haze
The Amsterdam artists' very first single, Mazey Haze, a.k.a Nadine Appeldoorn, pits a firm guitar bassline against streaming synths for a blissed-out track. Despite its uplifting feel, "Sad Lonely Groove" is actually about one of the lowest points in the artist's life after a rough break-up.
"Blood" by Aziya
This visceral new track from an exciting artist to watch attempts to put into song the frustration of Aziya's own distance from a family member. With crashing rock instrumentals and sturdy vocals, Aziya will be performing her first headline show in London next month at Paper Dress Vintage.
"Matthew" by Black Hibiscus
A collaboration with Anna Fix, "Matthew" uses a cautious guitar strum, breezy synths and ethereal reverbs to say goodbye to the musician's real-life friend of the same name who is leaving for a year. Inspired by King Krule, Nick Hakim and Blood Orange, Black Hibiscus' gentle, touching track gradually pulls apart.
"Post Your Body" by Taura Lamb
In chiffony vocals, Taura Lamb sings: "you can say it how you want, but if it's a letter, can you post your body with it?" The single captures that lockdown craving for human contact. Lamb's pure and simple backing and sassy beats to keep you on your feet, in collaboration with producers ST LUNA and Stephen Paul, are concretizing the artist's place on the R&B-pop scene.
"Toxic City" by Vi0let
Returning to the city where the artist vi0let experienced a toxic relationship, "Toxic City" is a flood of emotion with gushing choral harmonies and wavering synths. The German-born, raised in Ireland artist has been working from Brighton for the past three years.