Music Week’s guide to the most essential tracks of the moment
F*** Being Friends (Polydor/FMLY)
Another prime example of Jessie Reyez’s knack for making punchy putdowns accessible, this is from next month’s EP, Being Human In Public. The Toronto artist continues to fascinate.
Contact Susie Ember
DIZZEE RASCAL & SKEPTA
Money Right (Dirtee Stank Recording)
Right then, it’s Dizzee and Skepta trading bars over the piano motif from Japan’s Night Porter. This track pretty much creaks under the sheer weight of talent.
Contact Chloe Melick
Surprise Me (Atlantic)
Pick up this heavy-hearted R&B jam on Mahalia’s new Seasons EP, which drops this week on Atlantic. The Leicester singer’s smoky tones are enchanting.
Contact Rachel Campbell
TOM MORELLO (FEAT. K FLAY)
Lucky One (BMG)
With collabs from GZA and RZA to Marcus Mumford, Tom Morello’s The Atlas Underground LP promises much intrigue. This sludgy number bodes well.
Contact Fiona Raisbeck
Revenge (Black Butter)
A blink and you’ll miss it highlight from Octavian’s brand new Spaceman mixtape, this showcases the South London rapper’s murkier side.
Contact Jon Wilkinson
And Then There’s You (Domino)
From upcoming album Yawn, this sees the former Coral man tap into guitar euphoria in the only way he knows: by delving into sadness first and foremost.
Contact Aoife Kitt
Ten minutes of unadulterated brilliance from Kurt Vile, the second single from new record Bottle It In is as endless and confusing as his massive, wavy barnet.
Contact Noam Klar