The Music Week Playlist: May 4, 2020

The Music Week Playlist: May 4, 2020

Charli XCX
Claws (Asylum)
Claws is a beautifully simple love song that, with neon production from Dylan Brady, also feels like a trip to the fair on LSD. Charli XCX’s lockdown album drops later this month.

Contact Anna Meacham

The Sun Is Up Forever (Bold Cut/AWAL)
Anyone feeling uptight in isolation could do with a dose of this new one from Joesef, which is so relaxing it should come with a free blanket. Shut your eyes and settle in.

Contact Tom Mehrtens

Sneakbo (feat. Mr Eazi)
Hold You Down (Island)
A red hot song for the summer from Sneakbo’s new 9 Lives album. Loose beats and a juicy melody from Mr Eazi waft around Sneakbo’s authoritative vocals.

Contact Shireen Fenner

Sea Girls
Do You Really Wanna Know? (Polydor)
Sea Girls announce their debut album’s August release with an indie-pop song with more spring than a lorryload of brand new bouncy balls. Too much fizzy pop, lads?

Contact Ant Giannaccini

The City (Warp)
Pray silence for Jockstrap’s first release for Warp, an intense, fragile example of their head-scrambling experimental ways. The Wicked City EP is coming in June.

Contact Dan Carson

New Hope Club
Worse (Virgin EMI)
New Hope Club take five from their various lockdown livestream activities to drop a new single that’s altogether more positive than its title suggest.

Contact Michelle Duffy

Dealer (CMNTY/Warner Records)
Masked crooner RMR dabbles in R&B after going viral with his twangsome Rascal track earlier this year. Expect much more from the mysterious new Warner US signing.

Contact Anna Meacham

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