The Music Week Playlist: June 25, 2018

The Music Week Playlist: June 25, 2018

Music Week’s guide to the most essential tracks of the moment


Focus (Demo) (Island)

With a show at O2 Academy Brixton coming up in November, Sigrid drops her slushiest song yet. Piano and fluttering vocals combine perfectly on a track made with goosebumps in mind.

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White Denim

It Might Get Dark (City Slang)

‘Where on earth did I put my sleeveless denim jacket?’ one might exclaim upon hearing the Texan musos’ latest rocker, which is built on riffs, noodle and boogie.

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The Holydrug Couple 
I’ll Say Only This (Sacred Bones)

The Chilean chillers trail their third album for Sacred Bones with a waltzing, psychedelic lead single that seems designed to daze.

Contact Kate Price

Tom Odell

If You Wanna Love Somebody (Columbia)

It seems Tom Odell is still taking his sadness out on the piano. Percussive pep and a gospel-style singalong add muscle to this new single, though.

Contact Frazer Lawton

The Carters
Apeshit (Roc Nation/Parkwood)

The banging second track on Bey and Jay’s surprise album is lush and luxuriant, with Beyoncés rapped bars full of braggadocio (“Get off my dick”).

Contact Carl Fysh

Nicki Minaj (feat. ArianA Grande)

Bed (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic/Island)

There’s a very clever beat at work here, dousing a club-ready production in sleepy haziness. Nicki and Ariana make a case as a major pop power couple.

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I’m Your Man (Bella Union)


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