Country, PC Music pop, spoken words – yep, it’s been a varied week.
10. Miley Cyrus – Younger Now
Miley Cyrus has dropped the title track off her forthcoming album Younger Now. Much like the lead-single Malibu, the track is an earthy, rootsy cut miles away from her last major label album Bangerz.
9. Amber Mark – Heatwave
Amber Mark has followed up her brilliant 3:33am EP with one of the sunniest tracks you’re likely to hear all year Heatwave. Heatwave is aimed straight at the European summer pairing a calypso beat with soulful vocals. Now we’re just longing for summer.
8. Justin Bieber & Bloodpop – Friends
Justin Bieber is continuing his 2017 streak without even releasing an album by dropping Friends with Bloodpop. The team behind Friends is also the same as the one behind Sorry, minus Skrillex, and it has a very similar vibe to the Purpose highlight. That said, there’s nothing wrong with having a Sorry 2.0 and it’s likely to be just as big a hit.
7. CNCO & Little Mix – Reggetón Lento
In the latest shameless attempt to recreate the success of Despacito, Little Mix have teamed up with Spanish boy band CNCO for a remix of their song Reggetón Lento and y’know what? It’s bloody great. We’re all in favour for Little Mix being the next Spice Girls and it a Spansih remixes helps their world domination then we’re on board.
6. Buddy – Type Of Shit (Feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Buddy is gearing up to release his second EP Magnolia has he’s nabbed his biggest collaboration yet with Wiz Khalifa for this cut. Funnily enough, he didn’t even need a feature because he carries the vibe-heavy song by himself effortlessly.
5. BROCKHAMPTON – Junky
BROCKHAMPTON have one of the most consistent outputs in music right now and they’re only just starting to be appreciated for it. Junky is one of the most wild, aggressive tracks they’ve ever dropped driven by Kevin Abstract dropping his most immediate, autobiographical bars.
4. Donatachi – Take Me (Feat. Kady Rain)
Aussie producer Donatachi is this country’s answer to SOPHIE and he’s released his best song yet Take Me. Take Me features the colourful vocals of Texan artist Kady Rain and takes us to paradise on a bed of perky synths and aquatic beats. It’s a total knockout and a sign of not only how Donatachi could transform club sounds but also commercial radio.
3. LCD Soundsystem – Tonite
LCD Soundsystem could’ve completely ruined their legacy with this comeback but every track off American Dream has been excellent. Tonite may be the best yet. It’s a pulsing, beat-driven track with James Murphy trademark deadpan delivery.
2. SACHI & Thomston – Ride
New Zealand has come through this New Music Friday with production duo SACHI teaming up with Thomston for an anthem Ride. Ride is both acts most unabashed pop moment yet and it’s a dark, affecting song driven by Thomston’s excellent vocal.
1. Odette – Watch Me Read You
Odette is a British-born, Australian-raised, soon-to-be-superstar who has just made her major label debut with the stunning Watch Me Read You. Watch Me Read You is a half-spoken word, half-sung masterpiece with a video that’s one of the most honest and affecting things we’ve seen all year. The way she places each word on the beat is totally hypnotising and if you’re able to pull your eyes away from the screen throughout the duration of the video then you may need to check your pulse.