It’s time for some new music to delve into, add to your playlist, and blast through your car speakers. Here’s some of the best music to be released in the past week.
Isatta Sheriff & Koralle FT Lex Amor-Window Thoughts
Isatta Sheriff is a woman of many talents from football to teaching, with rapping yet another skill, as shown by this new track. With its chilled, old-school production courtesy of previous collaborator Koralle, some top-notch lyricism, and a soothing vocal feature from Lex Amor, this is definitely something to get your head bopping and yet another example of a talented UK lyricist.
Zaiire, S’98 & COA-Village Groove
Zaiire gives us yet another piece of 90s-influenced Hip-Hop with this funky anthem. As the first release from CS Records, this is surely a collective to keep your ears tuned towards. Alongside collaborators S’98 and COA, everyone sounds so smooth over this beat and this is truly a summer vibe, to match the stunning weather.
Deuxes-Ripping At The Seams
Once again proving that sisterly duos are extremely talented, Deuxes provide a funky, party starter on ‘Ripping At The Seams.’ Influenced by the Soul music of the 70s, the passion and sleek vocals of the duo shine throughout and is the track to show your confidence on the dancefloor.
Charlie Kay FT Cassper Nyovest & Gemma Griffiths-Solo
Charlie Kay has brought Cassper Nyovest and Gemma Griffiths on board for some great Afro-Pop on ‘Solo.’ The vibes are truly present on this one, which will surely be a club hit. As the lead single from Kay’s upcoming debut project, it’s a nice taster of what’s to come.
Abby Sage-The Florist
Abby Sage brings a tranquil, yet attention-grabbing sound to her music on the title track from the upcoming EP ‘The Florist.’ With the almost dream-like instrumental and her calming vocals, Abby is someone to give you great storytelling and keep you relaxed. Lyrically she describes wanting to bring beauty to the lives of others, showing there’s a kind heart behind the music.
REBELLE-Head on Fire
Bringing an impassioned tale of toxicity with an Alt-Rock sound, REBELLE stands out on ‘Head on Fire.’ The Quebec group talks about “setting your head on fire,” showing the impact of this relationship on the lead singer. The band match that energy with the ferocious guitar playing, giving those going through a bad breakup something to match their emotional distress.
Sam Casey-New Company
With her deep vocals and funky production, Sam Casey is making an impression with her latest single ‘New Company.’ It’s a tale of a relationship never quite matching expectations, written in her university dorm, thus giving it a very DIY feel. This tale of love may not have quite gone the way Casey wanted, but with songs like this, her career is sure not to disappoint.
Nikz & Booda-Motion
Nikz & Booda from Oxford collective 916, bring a different flavour of R’n’B on ‘Motion.’ Bringing a mixture of smooth vocals and deep-voiced rapping, over this bassy-Trap sound, it’s a unique way to bring across this tale of seduction. Having received support from Sian Anderson of 1Xtra and Asian Network in the past, this duo are surely going to get the attention of the R’n’B crowd.
Mia Baron-Constant Contact
This very bare-bones sound is perfect for this personal tale of addiction issues from Mia Baron. The melancholic use of piano and trap beats allows Mia to recount the pain and struggle she faced, with her chilling vocals the star of the show. Her fourth release of 2022 shows the productivity of Baron and with storytelling like this, she’s bound to stand out in the world of music.
NUFFER takes inspiration from the early noughties alternative scene in ‘Deadbeat,’ a tale of trying to get away from your hometown. A relatable theme for many, his message and authentic vocals will get many on board with the California native. His tongue-in-cheek lyrics will be further expanded on his new EP, which will be released later this year.