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12 Songs You Need To Hear This Week: Troye Sivan, Tinashe, YUNGBLUD And More

Written By Sam Murphy on 01/19/2018

12. Mabel – Fine Line (Feat. Not3s)

Mabel is back after her huge hit Finders Keepers are she’s sticking with a similar vibe for this one. It’s a tropical-sounding bop that’s so easy to listen to it should be a crime. Add this to all your playlists quickly before summer shoots away from us.

11. Rae Morris – Lower The Tone

We’re still a few weeks out from the release of Rae Morris‘ forthcoming album Someone Out There and she’s shared a particularly special cut from it. Lower The Tone is a slow-moving that flowers into a beautiful climax. Her voice sounds ethereal throughout as per usual too.

10. LIZ – Could U Love Me

LIZ is back with a double A-side this week and this is our pick of the pair. Could U Love Me is a throwback pop song that may feature one of the most emotional melodies LIZ has ever delivered. Despite the silence last year, LIZ has taken back her pop visionary throne swiftly.

9. Idk Ariel – Shining

Idk Ariel is a new Norwegian talent and given want you already know about ScandiPop we shouldn’t need to tell you that this is very good. He’s gone for icy R&B vibes on Shining and it houses his crisp vocal beautifully. The chorus is particularly impressive, showing he’s got serious potential to get stuck in your ears.

8. Abra – B.R.A.T.

2017 was a relatively quiet year for ABRA but she’s starting 2018 strong with new song B.R.A.T. The track, uploaded to Soundcloud, was produced by frequent collaborator Father and it delivers those icy R&B vibes that she’s become so well-known for.

7. Troye Sivan – The Good Side

Last week, Troye Sivan came out firing with his comeback single My My My! but now he’s already slowed it out for the follow-up The Good Side. Leland and Allie X are still on the credits for this one but it’s a far more demure affair, reflecting on his previous partner and their break-up.

6. Cashmere Cat & Major Lazer – Miss You

Cashmere Cat and Major Lazer finally teamed up this week for Miss You which gathered together an all-star team of Tory Lanez, Ed Sheeran, Palmistry and Benny Blanco. It ain’t a case of two many cooks in the kitchen because what they’ve served up is fire.

5. Burna Boy – Heaven’s Gate (Feat. Lily Allen)

Nigerian dancehall artist Burna Boy has tipped Lily Allen for his latest banger and it’s an unusually perfect match-up. They both find themselves over an infectious dancehall beat and Allen’s hook shows us a side of her we haven’t heard since Alright, Still.

4. Eves Karydas – Further Than The Planes Fly

Eves Karydas FKA. Eves The Behaviour has returned with her second single under her real name Further Than Planes Fly. The quirky, winding pop track is one of the most interesting things she’s ever given us channelling Björk’s most pop angles. The “Shoot shoot shoot” hook is unexpected but glorious off-kilter moment that leads us into a knockout chorus.

3. Rejjie Snow – Egyptian Luvr (Feat. Aminé)

Rejjie Snow and Aminé have teamed up for the first single off Snow’s forthcoming album Dear Annie. Kaytranada has provided the beat for the slippery, soulful cut which explores both of the artists greatest strengths. It’s all tied together by a Dana Williams hook which only adds to the effortless vibes that it bleeds.

2. YUNGBLUD – Polygraph Eyes

YUNGBLUD released his debut EP this week and Polygraph Eyes comes at a very poignant time. The song calls out entitled guys that sexually assault girls at gigs which is something that has been called out relentlessly within the Australian music scene recently. “Leave it alone mate, she doesn’t want to go home with you,” is such an important line and we hope triple j spins the hell out of it so it’s etched in everyone’s minds every time they’re at a gig or out in general.

1. Tinashe – No Drama (Feat. Offset)

Tinashe is finally back on the ride to Joyride and it’s kicked off with this one. No Drama sees he recruit Migos’ Offset and return to that hard-hitting R&B sound that she begun her rise with before dipping in and out of other genres.

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