Updated: Apr 27, 2020
Continuing our latest feature, here are our top picks of releases from the past week to get you through another week of lockdown.
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'Believe Me' - Mills
This one from upcoming independent artist from south London has a positive message and fresh style. Incorporating choreography into his music video, Mills is bringing a new twist into the UK scene, definitely keeping a close watch on what else he is bringing in the following weeks.
'Poison' - Octavian feat. Take A Daytrip, Obongjayar & Santi I love Octavian and pretty much everything he puts out. On this one he’s on stonking form. The instrumental from hit factory Take A Day Trip is elevated by Obongjayar’s hook. The bookend from Santi is nice too. Octavian said on his Instagram that this video (directed by Crowns & Owls) was the best of his career so far – and he’s not wrong.
‘Rapper Weed’ – SiR (feat. Boogie)
SiR has been bringing us good music consistently for a while now, and the TDE signee has delivered once again. On ‘Rapper Weed’, SiR’s vocals float effortlessly on the laid-back beat, which he produced himself. His melodic flows bring the track to another level and the hook is ridiculously seamless too. Boogie also delivers on his verse, his voice excellently juxtaposing SiR’s to provide, what is, a beautiful relaxing tune you can blast out in the sun.
'All My Nights' - Kali Claire
This rising star exudes smooth, cloud-like vocals and is a fresh injection into the UK R&B scene. Following the release of her EP 'Symptoms Of A Teen' last year, Kali Claire has shown strength in her singles that followed, and has a star quality set to take her high. Keep an eye on this one!
THE SCOTTS' - THE SCOTTS, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi
There's no way you would have missed this release (..hopefully). The concert which premiered the song, held on Fortnite, had over 12.3 million attendees. The track has earned the biggest global Spotify debut of 2020 so far with 7.45 million streams!
'Dive' - Victoria Monét
Victoria Monét has just dropped another blissfully perfect tune with ‘Dive’. The smooth brass sections layered with faint, lustful sighs create the perfect base for Monét’s vocals to glow so delicately over. This track has a liberating feel and is sprinkled with sensual energy. Her body of work certainly puts to bed any arguments on Twitter that R&B is dead. It’s on fire, and Monét is holding the torch.
'Halos' - Jords, Thea Gajic
Do not sleep on Jords' artistry. 'Halos' is a blissful track, part of a creative masterpiece. Jords has dropped a 4-track EP and exquisite short film titled Almost An Adult. The film and music explores grief love and community. This track is the first to soundtrack the film, alongside 3 others, with features from Jaz Karis and Dotty, and I highly recommend you check out the full thing.
'She Already Decided' Mixtape - Smino
Mixtapes live on. Late on Monday, wave-maker Smino dropped a 16 track project, 'She Already Decided', with features from T-Pain, JayBabyTheGreaty, Rizz Capolatti, Bari and more. Featuring re-works of classic tracks such as Orange Soda, Savage & The Box, this is the reason Smino has earned GOAT status.
'Cool Off' - Missy Elliot
Another surprise release, with a cracking video from Queen Missy.
'Hate On Us' - Frosty feat. OFB, Bandokay, Double LZ
Bandokay and Double Lz of OFB have joined forces with Frosty to create a hard hitting drill masterpiece. Check out the vertical video here.
'Know Your Worth' (Remix) - Khalid & Disclosure Ft. Davido and Tems In what can only be described as a pre-marinated summer sizzler, Khalid and Disclosure have enlisted the help of Nigerian stars Davido and Tems for the Know Your Worth Remix. Adding a signature blend of Afro-R&B to the hit collaboration, they've gifted us an absolute banger with their own glazing of hot and spicy sauce. Even if we can't hear this one at festivals it will certainly be all over back garden barbecues around the country all summer.
'Contagious' - TE dness
Underrated genius TE dness just dropped a hefty 16 track album, 'April Showers 3'. Definitely judge this track by its cover because it certainly is contagious.