1. Charli XCX – ຖēຟ ŞhคpēŞ (feat. Christine and the Queens, Caroline Polachek)
Popstar Charli XCX has unveiled information on her new album ‘CRASH’ which is to be released on March 18th next year. “New Shapes” sees Charli collab with her good friends Chris and Caroline Polachek to make a ‘Charli’-era throwback that has a futuristic hyper pop sound.
2. Latto – Soufside
The rapper hailing from Georgia, US goes back to her old school hip hop roots with “Soufside” which reps for the unique southern American culture.
3. Grace Carter – Dark Matter
The London songstress Grace Carter returns with what is a peculiar choice for a single. “Dark Matter” is quite a low-key and minimalist song with a potential for “lo-fi remix”. Carter revisits her usual themes of missing father and daddy issues in this heart-crushing song.
4. Alfie Templeman – 3D Feelings
The indie musician from Bedfordshire, England offers us a colourful, kaleidoscopic burst of pop music with “3D Feelings” which is easily one of the best songs of Templeman in a long time.
5. Lorde – Helen of Troy
The “Solar Power” hitmaker has dropped the deluxe version of her last album ‘Solar Power’ without much fanfare. Two bonus tracks in this package are “Helen of Troy” and “Hold No Grudge” which are characteristically very much like all the other ‘Solar Power’ tracks: acoustic songs with a pleasant summer-beach mood.
6. Trillary Banks – 268 BADNESS (feat. Ree ZP, Prezident Lani and Jay Abnormal)
Rapper Trillary Banks brings onstage a pack of newcomers including Ree ZP, Prezident Lani and Jay Abnormal to make a harmless, classic drill track.
7. Lost Girl – Forever
The young artist from Berkshire has dropped her debut record, the extended play ‘Est. 1999’
“Forever” is a catchy garage track with a violin hook which together fit well with the EP’s other garage-themed tracks.
8. Miso Extra – Deep Fried
The British-Japanese rapper and singer produces a tasty dance track with some Japanese lyrics which together create a retro-futuristic pop-dance mood.
9. Leona Lewis – Kiss Me It’s Christmas (feat. Ne-Yo)
Legendary British pop vocalist Leona Lewis is back. And she has given us a Christmas/holiday-themed track titled “Kiss Me It’s Christmas” featuring Ne-Yo. It is a romantic, sweet and comforting love song that is perfect for the holiday season.
10. Conan Gray – Telepat
The singer-songwriter from California gives us a radio-friendly dance-pop tune to spice up the dance floor. Fans of Olivia Rodrigo’s music will find the perfect home in this 22-year old’s music catalog.
11. Beach Bunny – Oxygen
The rock band from Chicago, Illinois delivers a passionate and engaging performance with their latest offering. Lead vocalist Lili Trifilio is at the top of her game here.
12. Cat Burns – It’s Over
The singer from Streatham, London gives us a raw and vulnerable performance with “It’s Over”, which reminds one of the acoustic pop ballads that were massive hits in the 2010s.
13. Marta Del Grandi – Somebody Knew
The Italian singer has finally released her debut album, ‘Until We Fossilize’.
Give the beautiful synth-heavy record a listen as it has some entrancing tunes and thought-provoking themes paired with Del Grandi’s hauntingly mesmerizing voice.
14. Marina – Highly Emotional People (Le Sac remix)
The enigmatic producer(s) Le Sac, which we do not know much about, has remixed the Welsh popstar Marina’s song, “Highly Emotional People“. It’s an interesting and “hardcore” version with pounding bass that needs some getting used to.
15. Katy B – Lay Low
The singer-songwriter from Peckham, London has released her R&B EP titled ‘Peace and Offerings’. “Lay Low” is a highlight from the tracklist which has an almost afro-dancehall sound à la Jorja Smith. Check it out, for sure.
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