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THE KID LAROI - LOVE AGAIN
ARIA Award-winning and GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum artist The Kid LAROI has shared the first official single from his upcoming project, THE FIRST TIME, with the release of Love Again. Having teased the track on his END OF THE WORLD TOUR last year, the reflective track finds the musician recalling on a failed relationship with the hope of rekindling their love, with LAROI's distinctive raspy vocals simmer above strummed guitar chords.
RUEL - MUST BE NICE
ARIA-Award-winning and multi-platinum artist, Ruel has treated us all with the announcement of his hotly-anticipated debut album, 4TH WALL. The release is accompanied by a brand new taste of the record, MUST BE NICE. Opening with delicate piano melodies, Ruel's mesmerising vocals unfurl above as he documents the lingering emotions of a breakup and the inability to move on whilst your former partner has a new life. The ballad shows a more a intimate side to the musician, with vulnerable falsetto vocals soaring into a raw and emotional performance.
NOOKY FEAT. MI-KAISHA - WE ARE WARRIORS
Proud Yuin artist, producer and radio host, Nooky has released his new single, We Are Warriors. Featuring Mi-Kaisha, the release is accompanied by a new documentary, Through The Fire. The powerful track takes its inspiration from the story of the Black Cockatoo and is compired of three sections: The Fire Inside, Going Through the Fire and Resilience / Healing. The melodic track captures a story of resilience and hope against all odds, capturing the principles of WAW with Nooky sharing his own journey above moving piano melodies. His melodic flow then unfurls above dynamic production as he states "see it to be it", before Mi-Kaisha's captivating tones lead the song towards its climax.
ZIGGY RAMO - LIVE IT UP
Award-winning musician, rapper and producer of Wik and Solomon Islander heritage, Ziggy Ramo has shared his sophomore album, Sugar Coated Lies. Following on from his groundbreaking debut Black Thoughts, the record offers personal insight and reflections on intergenerational trauma, whilst focusing on Australian South Sea Islanders and lived experiences. The bubbling Live It Up finds the musician searching for love atop bombastic beats and surging production, providing the albums more commercial track.
PANIA - P PACK
West Melbourne’s PANIA has followed up her debut EP, burnt ur clothes & changed the addy, with a new double single, P PACK. Continuing to solidify her place as one of the most formidable forces within Australia's R&B scene, the release offers a further glimpse into the multi-faceted artist. P STANDS 4 PLAYA is a soulful cut that harks back to early 2000's R&B with PANIA's melodic and mesmerising vocals as she explores the power-dynamic within an unbalanced relationship and her own self-assured nature. On the flip side, 2sides (freestyle) offers a more vulnerable take as she recalls on her childhood and the imbalance of social status.
ZARA LARSSON - CAN'T TAME HER
Pop sensation Zara Larsson is back with her new single. Can't Tame Her. Co-written with longtime collaborators MNEK and MTHR, the track serves as the first taste of the singers hotly-anticipated third studio album. Leaning into 80's inspired synths with a darker sonic twist, Larsson's luring vocals simmer above nostalgia-fuelled production as she brings empowering lyricism to life. The confident cut finds the singer embracing and celebrating her wild side, a theme echoed within the songs captivating visual.
FALL OUT BOY - HEARTBREAK FEELS SO GOOD
GRAMMY Award-nominated and multi-platinum selling rock band Fall Out Boy are keeping the hits coming with their new single, Heartbreak Feels So Good. The track serves as the second taste of their hotly-anticipated eighth studio album, So Much (For) Stardust, following the release of Love From The Other Side. The blistering track is a return to form the the band, delivering iconic hooks and melodies synonymous with Fall Out Boy's early 2000's punk-meets-emo output. The songs visual sees the celebrated band attempt to devise a prank featuring Rivers Cuomo, before their identities are inadvertently revealed and an old-fashioned chase ensues.
KIMBRA - FOOLISH THINKING
Two-time GRAMMY award-winning artist Kimbra has unveiled her latest album, A Reckoning. Across the body of work, the singer documents the shifting of inner anger and aggression into creating changes for the greater good. The albums latest single, foolish thinking, is an ode to the singers future daughter. “I wrote this song at the piano in a matter of hours. It started as a letter to my future daughter but quickly partnered with melody. It felt as though I were channeling my future self; a Mother trying to protect her child from pain while understanding that they must experience adversity to grow. I was imagining the loss of control when you realize the most loving thing is to let go. Having Ryan sing the second verse added a beautiful dimension because he has the actual lived experience of being a father so could perform my words from a very personal place. I feel there’s a lot of expectation on mothers to have it all figured out before they pass on their blueprint to the next generation. I wanted to make a song that would ease that external pressure a little, because we will always be learning right alongside them." Kimbra shares.
MAISIE PETERS - BODY BETTER
British artist Maisie Peters has shared the first taste of her hotly-anticipated sophomore album with Body Better. The track arrives just in time for the singers debut Australian tour, which will kick off next month. Written by Peters, alongside Ines Dunn (Griff, Mimi Webb) and producer Matias Téllez (girl in red, AURORA), the track brings the singers signature conversational lyricism as she explores the feelings of insecurity that linger post-break up and comparing yourself to your former flames new partner. “Body Better is one of the most honest songs I've ever released, and definitely the most personal”, Maisie shares.
P!NK - TRUSTFALL
International superstar P!NK has treated fans with her new single, TRUSTFALL. The song serves as the title track of the singers highly-anticipated ninth studio album of the same name, due out next month. Leaning into electronic influences, the dance-floor ready track is built upon euphoric production and driving beats, whilst P!NK's inimitable vocals soar above. The track is a call to leave behind your fears and anxieties, instead running towards the future surrendering yourself to the unknown.
RITA ORA - YOU ONLY LOVE ME
British pop sensation Rita Ora is back with her new single, You Only Love Me. The track serves as the first taste of the singers hotly-anticipated third studio album, due out this year, and is the singers first release since signing with BMG. On her latest offering, Ora dilutes her own personal experiences with love and vulnerability into a simmering pop cut that will have you dancing the night away. Co-written by the singer and produced by Lewis Thompson, the track opens with a voice memo from Oscar award-winning filmmaker, Taika Waititi, and brings the singers signature captivating vocals.
JORDAN WARD WITH RYAN TREY - WHITE CROCS
R&B breakout star Jordan Ward is kicking off 2023 in a big way, announcing his debut album, FORWARD, and dropping a brand new single, WHITE CROCS. Teaming up with rising rapper Ryan Trey, the track sees the pair offer up ruminations on relationships and satisfying a partner’s expensive tastes.
“FORWARD, not only pushing our sound and creativity, but pushing to evolve and break cycles” Jordan says of his album’s name. “FOR WARD, a dedication to my family and our future. FOUR-WARD, my fourth project, but also a FOREWORD in my story being the debut album!”
Other new additions include:
Rosalía - LLYLM
ASM Keeno - Chin Up
1300 Feat. Kwame - Steve Jobs
Tay Oskee - Let The Fire Burn
Mel Blue - Best Me
James Johnston - Got It Good
Cordae Feat. Anderson .Paak - Two Tens
sombr - weak
Riovaz - U Neva
Bonobo and Jacques Greene - Fold
Daydream Review - Have You Found What You're Looking For?
Daisy Jones & The Six - Regret Me
Daniel Leggs - last one standing
Fever Ray - Kandy
midwxst with Denzel Curry - Tally
YESUNG - Small Things
Ava Max - One Of Us
Adam Lamber - Getting Older
Rich Brian - Sundance Freestyle
Luke Combs - Growin' Up and Gettin' Old
Surf Mesa Feat. Selah Sol - City Of Love
Lexy Jayde - drunk text me
Toosii - Magic Potion
Waterparks - REAL SUPER DARK
The Backseat Lovers - Slowing Down
Alexander 23 - How To Drive
Sam Smith Feat. Calvin Harris and Jessie Reyez - I'm Not Here To Make Friends
Gorillaz Feat. Adeleye Omotayo - Silent Running
SG Lewis - Oh Laura
Zach Bryan Feat. Maggie Rigers - Dawns.