New Music Friday (May 29th) top picks:
Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist – Alfredo
The latest surprise collaboration between hip hop heavyweight Freddie Gibbs and producer The Alchemist, featuring huge guest spots from Tyler, the Creator, Rick Ross, Benny the Butcher, Conway the Machine & more.
The Coral – Lockdown Sessions
Featuring stripped back, acoustic versions of tracks performed in lockdown over the last few months, including ‘In the Morning’, ‘Bill McCai’, ‘Put The Sun Back’, and more iconic tracks from the band’s career.
Aitch – Polaris
Aitch has gifted us with another surprise project, ‘Polaris’ – an 8-track EP featuring collaborations with Kenny Beats and AJ Tracey, as well as his previously released tracks ‘Raw’ and ’30’.
Jake Bugg – Rabbit Hole
One of Jake Bugg’s live favourites has finally been released as a single – “I wrote and recorded this in LA about a year ago. It was an instant one for me and went straight into the live set for the last two tours.”
The Howl and the Hum – Human Contact
An emotional, spell-binding debut album from Yorkshire indie four piece The Howl and the Hum. We can’t wait to hear these tracks performed live in February. Who’s coming?
Celeste – I Can See The Change
The BBC Sound of 2020 hitmaker teamed up with Finneas on this stirring, piano- led orchestral track about ‘finding hope’.
Lewis Watson – The Love That You Want
‘The Love That You Want’ is Lewis’ stunning third album, recorded over the course of a year with producer / engineer Richard Wilkinson (Bombay Bicycle Club, Lianne La Havas, Honne) at his studio in Tufnell Park.
Declan McKenna – Zeros (Stripped)
Featuring acoustic versions of songs performed in lockdown for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend- including ‘The Key to Life On Earth’ and ‘Beautiful Faces’.
Ella Eyre ft. Yxng Bane – Dreams
The London songstress teamed up with former collaborator Yxng Bane on this upbeat summer banger. On Twitter she said “should be on tour singing this one w all of u right now and it HURTS but at least u have until november to learn all the words coz lawd knows i’m gunna need ya”
No Rome ft. Beabadoobee and Jay Som – Hurry Home
No Rome is back with his first release of 2020, a dreamy indie tune about “hurt feelings”. The track was co-produced by George Daniel of the 1975 and features BRITS rising star nominee Beabadoobee, and singer-songwriter Jay Som.
Rosalía ft. Travis Scott – TKN
Following her Grammy-winning 2018 album “El Mal Querer,” Rosalía is back with another huge pop release, featuring one of the biggest names in hip hop. “Travis is an artist who I’ve admired a lot since the beginning of his career and I can’t imagine a better artist to collaborate with on this song. I feel that now is the moment to release this song, after so many months of staying indoors, missing freedom or being with people we love. I hope “TKN” gives you energy, makes you dance, and gives you strength if you’re going through difficult times. With all my love <3.”
Lady Gaga – Chromatica
The pop icon’s first album since 2016, featuring Elton John, Ariana Grande and BLACKPINK.