ST. VINCENT - DADDY'S HOME
St. Vincent has announced her grand return, with the release of her sixth record Daddy's Home. The retro-groove record threads together 70's inspired sonics of the record, which was produced by producer extraordinaire Jack Antonoff, who worked with the musician on her last record, MASSEDUCTION. Speaking of the record, St. Vincent shares: "Daddy's Home collects stories of being down and out in downtown NYC. Last night's heels on the morning train. Glamour that's been up for three days straight.”
SKRILLEX - TOO BIZARRE
Skrillex is making up for lost time, sharing another new track this week! Too Bizarre sees the producer calls on Rae Sremmurd, rapper and singer Swae Lee and experimental artist Siiickbrain, together creating an unconventional collaboration that places Skrillex back on his throne. Bringing together threads of emo and punk, the track arrives with a punk-rock inspired visual.
PRICIE & GENESIS OWUSU - FRIENDZONE
After making her debut with too dang good earlier this year, PRICIE is back and she’s brought along Genesis Owusu for the ride. Their new track FRIENDZONE showcasing PRICIE’s deep, raw and emotive vocals, complemented by Genesis Owusu’s infectious lyricism, and contrasted by a minimal and refined hip-hop beat. Speaking of the release, PRICIE shares: “FRIENDZONE, the title no-one wants. It’s something a lot of us have experienced (I actually haven’t though, cause I’m a pimp). I wrote this track about a situation I spectated, where a friend of mine was playing the friendzone game basically pulling a female along and adoring her and everything about her, but not putting a title on it.”
DAYA - THE DIFFERENCE
GRAMMY Award-winning and multi-platinum artist Daya is back with her new EP, The Difference. Arriving with six tracks, including the singles Bad Girl and Montana, the release serves as a time-capsule of the past year, navigating feelings of regret, desire, loneliness, and sadness, playing out across introspective lyricism. Daya shares: “Since it’s my first body of work released since my debut album 5 years ago, I wanted to make sure it captured the versatility in how my sound has evolved and how I’ve grown as a person and writer with it. Songs like ‘Tokyo Drifting,’ ‘First Time,’ and ‘The Difference’ talk about nuances in my relationship and, in ‘Tokyo’s’ case, the various extremities of my mental state while left to my own devices, while ‘Montana’ and ‘Bad Girl’ are more straightforward love songs. Each one feels like an unpolished part of me, digging at the rawest bits of my core, and it’s by far the most vulnerable body of work I’ve released. It feels freeing to finally have it out into the world, I’m so proud and excited to see how it connects.”
BELLA POARCH - BUILD A BITCH
Bella Poarch, the third-biggest TikTok star and #1 Asian-American influencer in the world, is making her foray into music! The internet sensation has dropped her debut single, Build A Bitch, after signing to Warner Records. Made with producer and songwriter Sub Urban, the dark-pop track is an empowering anthem about self-confidence. “Build a Bitch is about accepting yourself for who you are instead of listening to other people’s ideas of what you should do or how you should look,” Poarch says. “I hope it helps people to feel more confident and good about themselves, and also reminds them not to judge anyone else.”
SHIFT KEY & TINASHE - LOVE LINE
UK producer Shift K3Y and R&B superstar Tinashe have teamed up on your new summer club anthem, Love Line. Built upon a melodic house-infused beat, with captivating percussive elements woven throughout, Tinashe’s vocals and lyricism floats above the track, with Love Line once again showcasing the British producers immaculate skills.
JACK SAVORETTI FEAT. NILE RODGERS - WHO’S HURTING WHO
Jack Savoretti is back and bringing the disco groove! Teaming up with the legendary Nile Rodgers, Who’s Hurting Who is set to feature on Savoretti’s forthcoming seventh album, Europiana. Working with producers including by Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, Florence & The Machine) and Mark Ralph (Jess Glynne, Years & Years, Jax Jones), Savoretti says of the album: “Europiana isn’t a sound. It’s references and inspirations and the emotions they evoke,” Jack says. “It’s the music of my childhood summers, remade for today.”
PARIS TEXAS - BOY ANONYMOUS
LA-based duo Paris Texas have unveiled their debut album, BOY ANONYMOUS. Made complete with eight self-produced tracks, the release covers a wide range of topics, with the pair hoping to let the music do the talking. Built upon a variety of sonic textures, the release transcends genre, instead arriving as an experimental body of work. The album features the previously released singles FORCE OF HABIT, SITUATIONS and HEAVY METAL.
CMTEN - MUSIC BOX
19-year-old songwriter,producer and vocalist CMTEN has dropped his debut EP, MUSIC BOX. Across nine tracks, the musician creates his own lane of hyper pop, meandering between electronic transmissions and warm piano, whilst bringing soothing vocals. CMTEN explains: “Although MUSIC BOX is technically an EP, I see it more as a random collection of cool-ass music. The project consists of several songs that vary drastically in style, coming together to showcase every little thing that makes the creation of music so fulfilling to me. Whether a track is something emotional, experimental, or just straight-up fun, each has a special place in my heart. I’m constantly experimenting with different sounds, styles, and influences, so it only makes sense that my debut body of work reflects that. So, when it comes down to it, MUSIC BOX is all about the magic of making music just for the hell of it. I love these songs, and I hope you will, too.”
SAMM HENSHAW FEAT. KEYON HARROLD - STILL BROKE
British-Nigerian R&B-soul artist Samm Henshaw has shared a taste of his forthcoming album, Untidy Soul. His new single, Still Broke, features Keyon Harrold and comes with an official music video which serves as the first chapter in a video series project. On the single, Samm details; 'When I wrote Still Broke, I’d just been dropped from my label and broken up with my girlfriend right around the same time. It’s a song about how you can have everything you want in the world but still feel quite empty, and how success is actually internal—which is a lesson I needed to learn.'
CALLIE REIFF FEAT. LOUELLA - WHAT IF’S
New York-based artist, producer and model Callie Reiff has joined forces with Australian singer-songwriter Louella on What If’s. Pushing the boundaries of dance music, the track stays true to Reiff’s DJ beginnings, whilst also showcasing her skills as a songwriter and musician. “The song is an emotional journey through the ups and downs with someone or even just with yourself,” Reiff shares. “The past year has been tough for everyone and we have all been ‘surviving on the what ifs’ and grappling with not knowing how things will pan out.”
SARAH PROCTOR - LOST
UK singer-songwriter, Sarah Proctor has unveiled her new single, Lost. Built upon heartfelt lyrics and smooth vocals over a soft production, the universally relatable track is about having fun with the person you love, going on adventures and getting lost together. The release arrives alongside an official visual, directed by Harry Law and inspired by the emotional struggles Proctor experienced growing up in a small town while discovering her sexuality. Speaking of the visual, Proctor shares: “When writing Lost, I instantly pictured the music video. I wanted to create something that I would have wanted to see when I was younger and figuring out my sexuality while growing up in a small town where I didn’t really know anyone else who was gay. I wanted this video to be representative of the LGBTQ+ community and show the emotional connection between two girls who just love being together and get to be free doing so. This is something that is so important to me and I hope that someone in a small town with no one else to relate to, who may be struggling and feeling and alone might see this video and feel a little bit better, less alone, and know that there is an entire community out there that will support them in being who they are and loving who they want freely.”
PUNCTUAL - SMOKE RING
Made up of Will Lansley and John Morgan, UK DJ-producer duo Punctual have shared their second release of the year, Smoke Ring. Bringing their signature infectious sound to the track, Smoke Ring is made complete with slick autotune vocals, catchy breakdowns, and a pumping bassline.