Nilüfer Yanya heads the playlist this week, plus brand new tracks from Ray Blk, AC/DC, Little Mix and more...
Crash (ATO Records)
Nilüfer Yanya dials up her pop instincts on a futuristic, emotional and explosive return. Out this week, Crash signals the start of a new chapter for an unpredictable new UK talent. Expect drama.?
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Ray Blk has billed Lovesick “a revenge song” and Catford’s finest is raw and exhilarating here, hopping between melodic hooks and sharp rapping to emphatic effect.
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Headie One (Feat. Young T & Bugsey)
Princess Cuts (Relentless)
A choice cut from his epic Edna album, this shows a lighter side to Headie One. Its party time groove boosted by the free and easy presence of TikTok kings Young T & Bugsey.
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Bebe Rexha (Feat. Doja Cat)
Baby, I’m Jealous (Parlophone)
Talking of TikTok, this new one from pop chameleon Bebe Rexha enlists queen of the platform Doja Cat for a bassy, disco-flecked example of modern pop done right.
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Shot In The Dark (Columbia)
AC/DC are back, freaking out like only the planet’s finest stadium rockers can. Like five pints of beer, this is life-affirming. Comeback of 2020? Quite possibly.
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Not A Pop Song (RCA)
So, Little Mix aren’t doing “what Simon says”, and their disdain for radio fodder is clear on this wake-up call for 2020. It’s not a pop song, but it’s a Little Mix song, and that’s better still.
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Back To The Wave (Mily Records)
West Londoner and M Huncho and French Montana collaborator, Ay Em continues to build buzz for his relaxed but robust approach to rap with his best solo cut yet.
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