Music Week’s guide to the most essential tracks of the moment…
Swan Song (Warner Bros)
Inspired by LGBT activism and featured on the OST for Robert Rodriguez’s cyberpunk film Alita: Battle Angel, Dua Lipa’s new one uses minimal electronics to sparkling effect. Here begins the clamour for album two…
Contact Carl Fysh
The Nashville-based country star is heading towards three million Spotify streams for this bluesy comeback single. Expect big things in 2019.
Contact Jon Lawrence
SNAKEHIPS (FEAT. RIVERS CUOMO & KYLE)
Gucci Rock N Rolla (Columbia/Hoff man West)
Unlikely on paper, weirdly addictive in reality, the Sheffield electro heads’ hook up with Weezer leader Rivers Cuomo and Cali rapper Kyle is a sunny delight.
Contact Erin Mills
YAK (FEAT. J SPACEMAN)
This House Has No Living Room (Virgin EMI/Third Man)
Homelessness, a new record deal and a friendship with Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce came to define Yak’s second LP. This is a very woozy introduction.
Contact Natalie Quesnel
Harmony Hall (Columbia)
With vocals from Danielle Haim, airy acoustic guitars and a wiggling keyboard line, Vampire Weekend’s comeback is a big, loose free for all.
Contact Jon Wilkinson
Jack Savoretti goes epic on this smoky cut from upcoming album Singing To Strangers. His UK tour kicks off in May, calling at SSE Arena Wembley on 31.
Contact Barbara Charone
LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN (FEAT. FALL OUT BOY)
I’ve Been Waiting (RCA)
Made with two of Lil Peep’s favourite artists and biggest influences, I’ve Been Waiting is built on positivity and boasts a ginormous, unexpected hook.
Contact Jenna Knight