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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.
"cowboys don't have friends" by Leith
Toronto-born, London-based Leith shares her stunning sophomore single "cowboys don't have friends". She explains that it "is kind of a commentary on the idea that you have to do stuff for yourself. I like that it’s not explicitly saying it’s a good thing or a bad thing either. I actually heard it on Grey’s Anatomy; McSteamy says it to Izzie, a bit like “toughen up kid”".
"Ladybird" by NewDad
A bolder, more confident songwriting effort from the Irish band, "Ladybird" was inspired by the film of the same name and a Dave Matthews song that plays throughout. NewDad said: "It’s about the give and take in any relationship really and about the struggles of being away from someone you care about."
"Thought I Was Dead" by Sally Boy
Rising LA artist Sally Boy muses on death on this bouncy, upbeat new single that's taken from his forthcoming project 'Lies I Tell Myself'.
"Lips" by Matt Ryder
Birmingham born, London based multi-instrumentalist and producer Matt Ryder shares another deeply personal track, this time about the control of a partner in a toxic relationship. He explains: "I feel as though 'Lips' is almost a love song but far from. When writing it I began to see a lot of decay in my trust for other people and the ones I cared for, people closest to me were turning their back on me and I felt strangely ok with it, their loss".
"A Song For Dreamers" by Dutch Mustard
For fans of Wolf Alice, Dutch Mustard serves up a slice of dreamy alt-rock in the form of "A Song For Dreamers". Formed of vocalist Sarah-Jayne Riedel and producer and guitarist Aleks Kaczmarek, these guys are proper mustard (sorry, we couldn't resist).
"The Night You Left" by Ashley Kutcher
Baltimore musician Ashley Kutcher examines the ending of a relationship on her new single. “I don’t remember the day that you walked into my life, but I’ll always clearly remember the night you walked out of it. This song embodies all the emotions I felt when I knew it was over", she says.
"Sugar Baby" by Eden Rain
"Sugar Baby" came after Eden heard a friend’s experiences of dating for money. She said: "I wanted to play with the phrase ‘fuck bitches get money’ and turn it into something where the women are in control, especially in this situation the women are often perceived to be ‘fucked up’ but my friend sees herself as taking control of her own life and the situation she is in".
"Blue Skies" by Kaisha
Born and raised in Malaysia, independent, Brighton-based artist Kaisha shares this super chill, positive bop about the importance of support from those around you.
"Push It" by AmyElle
A rave-ready number from Scottish DJ/Producer AmyElle to heat up your weekend. The house offering is pumped with a passionate soul vocal loop, giving the tune a 90s feel.
"doomsday" by Lizzy McAlpine
"This song is about being in a relationship that is so toxic that you know it’s doomed and preparing yourself for that eventuality," notes rising Philadelphia-based artist Lizzy McAlpine of her stirring new single.
"Falling" by Emily Nash
Rising Worcestershire-based DJ/Producer Emily Nash is back with another banger that brings big vibes for the weekend. Turn it up!
"Saves The Day / My Rush" by Sticky Fingers
Leading up to their album, 'We Can Make The World Glow', Sticky Fingers share not one but TWO singles. “Saves The Day" is a song of self-reflection and growth and the haunting “My Rush” speaks about addiction, overdose and the mental health struggles that come with it.