This Week’s New Music Round Up: Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Little Mix, Coldplay & More
Also featuring Skepta, Fatboy Slim and LANY!
Lorde – ‘Green Light’
When Lorde last hopped over to the UK, she was personally asked by David Bowie’s family to perform a tribute to the late artist, who himself described Lorde as “the future of music”, at the BRIT Awards 2016. Duncan Jones, Bowie’s son, said that Lorde’s performance was beautiful.
Almost four years after she released Pure Heroine, Lorde is back with a pulsating, dance floor-bound new single, ‘Green Light’. Co-penned with Jack Jack Antonoff (from Bleachers/fun.), the track’s euphoric, feel-good piano hook is so uplifting it almost overshadows the track’s subject matter: heartbreak. (“I know about what you did and I wanna scream the truth.”)
‘Green Light’ has been out for just 16 hours, but its lyrics (“She thinks you love the beach, you’re such a damn liar”) are already destined for teenager’s bedroom walls the world over. “’Cause honey I’ll come get my things, but I can’t let go.” They’re brilliant.
Lorde is already be one of Earth’s biggest pop stars, (she just 16 when ‘Royals’ dominated the airwaves back in 2013!) but ‘Green Light’ sees Lorde setting her sights on Mars.
The second album is due this summer. Get excited.
Little Mix ft. Machine Gun Kelly – ‘No More Sad Songs’
One of the most popular tracks from Glory Days is getting the single treatment. ‘No More Sad Songs’, which now features Machine Gun Kelly, is playing below. Little Mix, one of the best pop groups in the world, might be releasing a new cowboy-themed music video for the track soon.
Coldplay – ‘Hypnotised’
Taken from Coldplay’s upcoming EP Kaleidoscope (launching June 2), ‘Hypnotised’ is the second piece of new music we’ve heard from the group since they collaborated with The Chainsmokers last week.
Skepta – ‘No Security’
First released as a Halloween special, this music video version of ‘No Security’ features a new verse where Skepta talks fashion, his mission and maybe even references 2017’s best moment, when he mistook a bottle of wine for his mic at the NME Awards. Brilliant.
Fatboy Slim – ‘Where U Iz’
With a string of major festival dates already announced, it’ll be a challenge to miss Norman Cook and his new single ‘Where U Iz’ – his first for four years - this summer.
Cadenza – ‘Tek Dem’
Packing in production so bass-heavy it could give you whiplash, Cadenza – aka Oliver Rodigan - has teamed with producer for this new track. Cadenza’s Hijack EP is out now.
offaiah – ‘Run’
Following the huge 'Trouble', this is gonna set Ibiza dance floors ablaze.
Circa Waves – ‘Stuck’
Riffs are your friend. Circa Waves continue to move into a new, rockier sound with this latest cut, ‘Stuck’.
LANY – ‘Good Girls’
Get a slice of the synth-pop group's forthcoming album…
Ed Sheeran - ÷
Wait…is Ed Sheeran releasing a new album?? (Ayyy lmao.)
After a year away (gap yah) and unplugging himself from social media, Ed Sheeran has dropped his third album.
‘Shape of You’ and ‘Castle on the Hill’, the all-conquering singles which held both Number One and Two in the UK charts at the same time, (Ed is the first artist ever to do this), Sheeran is back with a pop album that’ll launch his career even further out of the stratosphere. Can it sell more than Adele’s 25?