New Music Round Up: Martin Garrix, Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson, Major Lazer, Nicki Minaj & More
Also featuring Jamiroquai, New Gen, Matt Martians & more!
Zara Larsson Ft. Ty Dolla $ign – ‘So Good’
Zara Larsson just can’t stop releasing singles. Zara Larsson leaks singles like a sinking battleship ridden with bullet holes leaks water. We've been blessed with so many singles, but still no album. Where is the album, Zara? WHERE IS IT?
Luckily for us, the hundredth single from that missing album is another reason to believe in the Swedish pop star. “You’ll be stuck on it because my love’s so good, so ya keep comin’ back to get some more,” Zara promises over bouncy beats in this strong cut. Press play.
Dua Lipa, who’s unfortunate to see her debut album get delayed yet again, has partnered with MTV-favourite Martin Garrix for this latest single, 'Scared To Be Lonely'. The pair have gone straight over to their moody music-making machine, and dialled it right up to ‘very, very moody’. We approve.
Major Lazer Ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj - 'Run Up'
Major Lazer release a light and breezy new track, but the big news is that Nicki Minaj promises that her latest album is ready to drop: "Bout to drop a album / This is my fourth".
Jamiroquai – ‘Automaton’
Part Tron, part Daft Punk, this latest taster from Jamiroquai’s eighth album Automaton (out March 31) is a pulsating, vocoder-friendly, electro-funk slap across the face that packs in a killer chorus. It wouldn’t sound out of place in a film soundtrack. It definitely will work in clubs. Jamiroquai may split opinion, but ‘Automaton’ is a lot of fun. You’d have to be an automaton to not enjoy it. (Sorry.) Check it out.
Matt Martians Syd & Steve Lacy – ‘Dent Jusay’
It’s a good time to be a fan of The Internet. Another member of the hip-hop & soul outfit, which received a Grammy nom for Ego Death, has released solo material.
Matt Martian’s ‘Dent Jusay’ has Tyler, The Creator on production duties, with his fellow Internet members Syd (who released her first single ‘All About Me’ last week) and Steve Lacy (who released his first single ‘Some’ in November) also featuring.
Watch the video, which features a range of first-rate orange headwear and a Tyler, The Creator cameo, below.
Rag'n'Bone Man – ‘Skin’
Rory Graham, better known as Rag’n’Bone Man, follows up his Number 2 single ‘Human’ with this latest cut from is debut, which is also called Human. That album is coming out February 10. Get ready.
New Gen – NEW GEN
New Gen features MTV Brand New For 2017 nominees Ray BLK, AJ Tracey and Stefflon Don, as well as Kojey Radical, Bonkaz and Tiggs Da Author (check out interview with him here). Everyone is in there.
To summarise: they’re London’s Avengers.
Bringing together some of the most exciting individuals in London’s underground music scene, New Gen started out as a playlist project, but has now turned into a full album based around New Gen Studio, a space for MCs, songwriters, mixers and engineers to collaborate.
Listen to ‘My Ways’, ‘Busy’, ‘Jackets’, ‘Ring The Alarm’, ‘Man of the Hour’ (which samples ‘Sinnerman’) HELL listen to it all from start to finish.
T2 Trainspotting - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Director Danny Boyle has said that Young Fathers, who won the 2014 Mercury Prize, are at the heart of the new soundtrack for this long-awaited sequel. The hip-hop trio, based in Edinburgh, have enlisted the help of the Leith Congregational Choir for the propulsive new track ‘Only God Knows’.
Wolf Alice, The Clash, Underworld, more Young Fathers and, of course, Iggy Pop, feature in the rest of the soundtrack.
Kehlani – SweetSexySavage
We're going CRZY for Kehlani's debut album, which is finally out. Set aside an afternoon for this one and its 19 tracks. Kehlani does not do half measures.
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