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.
"High" by JERUB
A tender, hopeful song from BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Introducing talent finalist, JERUB. Exploring reflection and loss, the Nottingham singer's new tune is stirring, uplifting and positions him on the road to success.
"Dream Go" by Mia Nicolai
For fans of Pale Waves and Fickle Friends comes Amsterdam-born artist Mia Nicolai, whose new indie-pop single "Dream Go" is about the relatable disappointment of meeting someone special and it not working out.
"Always" by Ellie Parris
Cardiff-hailing, London-based newcomer Ellie has dropped her sophomore single, a 00s-inflected R&B number, produced by the critically-acclaimed rapper and ‘Prince of Croydon’ Jords - the second collaboration between the pair.
"Escape" by Matt Ryder
Birmingham born, London based multi-instrumentalist and producer Matt Ryder has dropped his innovative electronica EP, 'Escape'. Describing the creation process as an "emotional rollercoaster", Matt says that "Over the course of the EP I came to terms with my own sexuality and relationships, went through classic coming of age stories and discovered so many different parts of myself and my life. The EP develops with a variation of my own emotions but ends with where I feel I am now".
"losing u" by joey knight
Singer-songwriter joey knight has shared the beautifully tender new single "losing u". Writing it was a cathartic process, joey says. "It's about looking back on all the mistakes you have made through life, growing up as an adult and realising that nothing comes close to the feeling of heartbreak after losing someone you care about".
"Saturday Yawning" by flowerovlove
16-year-old South Londoner flowerovlove radiates youthful contentment with this hazy psych-pop Saturday morning soundtrack. "Saturday Yawning is about the feeling on a Friday after school knowing you can go to sleep whenever you want because there’s no school tomorrow and falling in love with the idea of that Saturday morning feeling, rolling around in your bed. The song radiates coziness, comfort, and divinity", she explained.
"Like Me Like That" by Celine Love & TR33
London’s Celine Love makes her intentions known in this new alt-R&B-pop single "Like Me Like That". She said it's "about the fear of losing myself in the idea of a perfect romance. After a long term relationship that ended during lockdown I was just starting to feel comfortable in my skin because I had the time to focus on myself".
"Don't Care" by Oscar DeLaughter
Los Angeles based and Dallas-born singer/songwriter Oscar DeLaughter waves goodbye to the haters with this uplifting pop single about not caring what other people think. “This song came at a time when I was being pushed in a lot of different directions, and I think making it helped me stay secure in knowing to trust myself to the fullest", he said.