New Music Round-Up: Kendrick Lamar, Marshmello, Calvin Harris
Khalid, Toni Braxton and Nadine Coyle are also back with new tunes...
Noah Cyrus, MØ - 'We Are...'
'We Are...' is a superstar moment. Noah Cyrus has spent the past few years releasing brilliant singles that show off the breadth of her artistry but 'We Are...' feels like the hit that will put her name on everybody's lips. A perfect Max Martin-produced banger.
Marshmello, Anne-Marie - 'FRIENDS'
Marshmello is one of the best producers in the world right now and this Anne-Marie collaboration proves why. A cutting diss to a rejected lover who can't handle being friends with production that feels fresh, exciting and tailor-made to take over the radio.
Calvin Harris, PARTYNEXTDOOR - 'Nuh Ready Nuh Ready'
While we were sad to find out that Calvin has decided to move on from his Funk Wav sound, it's nice to hear him return to the club too. 'Nuh Ready Nuh Ready' is a lowkey bop that harks back to Born to Do It era Craig David in the best way possible.
James Bay - 'Wild Love'
James Bay is back. The 'Let It Go' hitmaker exchanges acoustic guitar for electronics and the results are sublime.
Khalid - 'Location (Remix) [feat. Jorja Smith & Wretch 32]'
Khalid gives his biggest American hit a refix for UK radio and Jorja and Wretch compliment his vocals beautifully.
Saara Alto - 'Monsters'
Saara is this year's Eurovision act for Finland and 'Monsters' sounds like it could be the single that wins it all.
Clare Maguire - 'All or Nothing Love'
Clare Maguire has one of the most beautiful voices in modern music and it soars on 'All or Nothing Love'.
Toni Braxton - 'Long As I Live'
Shimmering midtempo R&B balladry by one of the best in business. A stunning single by a living legend.
Nadine Coyle - 'Girls on Fire'
Nadine returns with more Xenomania-produced goodness. An anthem up there with Girls Aloud's finest.
Peace - 'Power'
'Power' is a song that demands to be played at full volume and a reminder that Peace are excellent.
Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, SZA - Black Panther The Album Music From and Inspired By
It's no surprise that the most critically acclaimed films of 2018 would have an incredible soundtrack. From Kendrick's stunning collaborations with SZA and The Weeknd to brilliant contributions by Khalid and Jorja Smith, it's as brilliant as the film itself.
Various Artists - Fifty Shades Freed (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Rita Ora, Liam Payne, Dua Lipa, Hailee Steinfeld and Julia Michaels all on one album. What more could you want?
MIST - Diamond in the Dirt - EP
MIST shines alongside features by the likes of Jessie Ware, Not3s and MoStack on his latest EP. A triumph.
Words: Sam Prance
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