It’s a really good week for people whose names aren’t Lori Laughlin & Felicity Huffman.
12. Jesse Reyez – Imported (Feat. 6lack)
6lack’s witty first line on Imported is going to hook you into this Jesse Reyez remix straight away. These two were made to sing together and the comfortability of it all leads 6lack to his best guest verse of a very busy year so far.
11. Brunswick & Eyelar – FXCK YOU CAUSE YOU WERE THE ONE
Newcomers to the pop scene Brunswick and Eyelar have come through with one hell of a break up record. It’s an industrial, dizzying cut that at times reminds us of the darker points of Charli XCX’s Pop2 remix.
10. Jack River – Adolescent
The tunes just keep coming from Jack River. Adolescent is an angsty, destructive party joint that is somehow both gritty and glittery.
9. Omar Apollo – Kickback
Young Chicago artist Omar Apollo dropped his Friends EP this week and we were instantly taken by Kickback. It’s a groovy, bass-laden track that sees Apollo sit right in the pocket vocally. Without trying too hard it works it’s way straight under your skin.
8. Charly Bliss – Hard To Believe
Every song Charly Bliss have released from their forthcoming second album Young Enough has been close to perfection but there’s something about this latest Hard To Believe. They’ve upped the tempo and stripped away the synths for their biggest indie-rock turn yet. Eva Hendricks’ voice and melody hit the sweet spot, bringing the ’90s power-pop to the track in the most delectable of ways.
7. Steve Lacy – N Side
When The Internet announced that two members had solo records ready to go we were hoping one of them was Lacy. He has a knack of adding so much flavour to the slowest of tempos and N Side is no different. It drifts by in a daze and yet leaves a lasting impact.
6. Mark Ronson – Late Night Feelings (Feat. Lykke Li)
Late Night Feelings is the title track and second song to come from Ronson’s forthcoming LP. We’re back to the disco with Ronson this time teaming up with Lykke Li. It’s far more delicate than Nothing Breaks Like A Heart but it’s no less heartbreaking.
5. Jessica Mauboy – Sunday
Sunday may be the coolest single that Jessica Mauboy’s ever released. Sounding like it was produced for a Chance The Rapper record, it’s a gospel-flavoured soul cut that gives Mauboy the space to sing the hell out of it.
4. 070 Shake – Morrow
070 Shake rose to fame on Kanye West’s ye but since then she’s released a string of great singles. Morrow may be her best yet. It’s a dark, damning piece that feels vacant but somehow very affecting.
3. Tame Impala – Borderline
Borderline is the second new track from Tame Impala this year following Patience and it’s also the second to feature the conga. Parker is on a disco trip right now and it’s a vibe that we’re happy for him to stay in.
2. Kaytranada – Dysfunctional (Feat. VanJess)
Kaytranada has slipped out his first single of the year Dysfunctional and it’s a low-key banger. The song features Nigerian-American RnB duo VanJess and slides on through with his trademark wobbly and percussive beats.
1. Kevin Abstract – Georgia
Kevin Abstract dropped his ARIZONA Baby project yesterday and while it was a surprise, it was even more surprising to see Jack Antonoff on production. Georgia is one of the best things Abstract has ever dropped. It’s got Romil from Brockhampton’s trademark woozy production but Antonoff adds the sort of emotional depth that Abstract’s excellent verses deserve.
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