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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.
"Relay" by Sam Ezeh
A sumptuous hip hop, smooth 70s groove, R&B and soul fusion to sink your teeth into. From Swedish newcomer Sam Ezeh, the artist mixes classic sounds with a fresh psychedelic-tinged take.
"harmonE" by kayowa
An intoxicating hip hop trance from the multi-talent that is kayowa - a poet, producer, writer and singer from South London. "harmonE" is a tribute to 2021 and the mood of the year: "from this world I want to break away," kayowa sings. "Oh why?"
"4MyLove" by Anwar
A supreme scramble of sounds to overwhelm your senses, Anwar's follow up to his intense rock debut "[email protected]", is another winner. This time Anwar deals with the rush of early love.
"Something We'll Regret" by SACHA
“’Something We’ll Regret’ is about my repetitive bad choices when it comes to men," SACHA says. Against a spiky beat, the Scottish-born singer tackles the topic head on. This grunge-pop head-banger (only her debut!) marks the musician as one to watch.
"Opium Requiem" by Olive Featherstone
Dreamy, enrapturing indie-rock is the result of a debut effort from Olive Featherstone, a.k.a Olivia Jasmine Noonan, and her producer Calum Wotherspoon. Ahead of her album for autumn release, 'I Was Wondering, Lost', this teaser from the Bristol-based artist should have you holding out for more.
"Stains" by Tiberius b
Known for their straight-talking tracks, Tiberius b's latest offers a rare glimpse into their softer side. The title track from the Canadian artist's debut EP, the grungy yet gentle track goes off with an unexpected bang.
"Somebody New" by KOATES
South London's KOATES has launched his musical career, with endearing single "Somebody New". With cosy piano backing, guttural electronics and down-to-earth vocals, the track was written through the night. "My best hours of creative song writing come through the night and very often in my dreams," the artist says.
"already there" by Jasmine Thompson
Reminiscent of the likes of Christina Perri, Jasmine Thompson's heartrending vocals will have you hooked. The star found YouTube fame at age 10, and unleashed two albums in 2013 and 2014. Now, she returns staying true to her delicate and uplifting style.
"2zee Movie" by Brother May
Delightfully discordant, experimental Londoner partners with Mica Levi for this track which stretches rap and hip hop to its limit. Though patchworking together opposing referential sounds, "2zee Movie" comes together as a catchy tune to play on repeat.