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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.
"Before I Go" by Matt Ryder
Multi-instrumentalist Matt Ryder has shared a spectacular new electronic single that's sonically reminiscent of Bicep and Jamie xx. Made at the start of lockdown, Matt channeled his fear, pain and anger into the deeply personal track. He explained: “I think “Before I Go” really marked a change in my attitude towards my methods in making music. When I sat down and wrote this song I never knew what I would create, this was the fastest and most angry track I had ever written at the time and I fell in love with it."
"How" by NewDad
A re-recorded version of the band's popular single, NewDad explained: "This was the first song we ever released. We were so happy at the time, but it was all recorded at home, so we wanted to revisit and give it new life! It's now much closer to our live sound. The song is about not being able to let go of someone you have feelings for even if you know it doesn’t work. It brings you through the ups and downs of these emotions with its deep contemplative verses and its big heart throbbing choruses."
"MAD" by Eryn Martin
Emerging alt-pop artist Eryn Martin reflects on toxic friendships in her new single "MAD". It comes ahead of the Canadian artist's debut LP, due on September 24th.
"Red Light Heaven" by Bess Atwell
Bess Atwell channels a juxtaposition of emotions in her new indie single "Red Light Heaven". She explained: "It touches on the disappointment that can come with a lack of spirituality. The belief that life is mostly meaningless is simultaneously dark and liberating, and I think these beliefs inform my relationships - I want to feel connected because it’s the only meaning I can draw from life."
"Hangman" by Tia Carys & Toddla T
Emerging rapper Tia Carys recruits Toddla T for her bass-driven new single "Hangman".
"Perplexed" by Boy Bleach
For fans of LANY and Troye Sivan comes new band Boy Bleach. Their debut single "Perplexed" is a polished reflection on Gen-Z mental health. “Perplexed is us reflecting on the reality and rawness of dealing with mental health issues in our generation. “I’m a liar…but it’s all for you” are lyrics about numbing yourself to your own thoughts through self-medication, instead of trying to face it", they said.
"MOTEL" by Ellysse Mason
Drawing comparisons to Charlotte Lawrence, rising alt-pop artist, Ellysse Mason is back with the shimmering new single "MOTEL". She said: “After going through a writer's block a couple of years ago I switched from my usual acoustic and sat down with a keyboard. This was the first thing I wrote in a while. After that everything started to unravel and I had a clear vision for where I wanted to take my music and most importantly, how I wanted people to feel listening to it.”
"Would You Like" by Aaliyah Esprit
Garage doesn’t get more soulful than when combined with Aaliyah’s vocals. She's bringing back that nostalgic old school garage feeling with a new era twist.
"Sorry Ur Bored" by Jazz Mino
Rising pop artist Jazz Mino shares on of the most emphatic tracks from her forthcoming EP of the same name. An unapologetic pop bop, on it, Jazz taps into the ‘over it’ stage of a breakup amongst layered guitar riffs and vocal chants.