Mic Lowry Surprise Fans With 'Stand Down.'
As Grime continues to churn out promising newbies, the U.K's R&B scene is on course to do the same. Who the genre's next batch of chart hopefuls will be forced to contend with? Mic Lowry, the R&B force in front and behind the new number 'Stand Down.'
Lifted from 'Basement Sessions' the group hope will deliver a critically acclaimed LP, the song made its way to the world as interest in them rises in the U.S. thanks to their covers of hits fronted by Zayn Malik and Columbia's Beyonce.
Music Soulchild Returns With 'I Do'
Musiq Soulchild's brand new album 'Life on Earth' makes its way to the world on April 15th and has welcomed a brand new number launched to support it.
Its name? 'I Do', and it comes armed with a supporting music video he undoubtedly hopes will carry the project to impressive ground on a critical and commercial tip, following the strange arrival of the Hip-Hop alter ego he now seems to have buried.
Zayn Malik Drops New Cut 'BeFour'
March 25th marks the spot for Zayn Malik's 'Mind of Mine.' Want more good news? Its release has delivered a brand new cut he hopes will encourage fans to pick it up when it drops. Its name is 'BeFour', plucked from his creative tree as its predecessor 'Pillow Talk' begins to slip and slide on the charts.
He needn't worry though, because the aforementioned 'Mind' is predicted to fare very well globally in its opening week thanks to the buzz the single has generated for him, and if a number of industry predictions are to be believed, outperform One Direction's last studio set.
Ariana Grande Plays 'House' with new single 'Be Alright'
The last month brought more than just new material from Zayn Malik and Musiq Soulchild. Yes, doing her part to support March's music is Ariana Grande, who delivers the House-inspired release 'Be Alright.' Her latest appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' saw her introduce it to the world weeks ago, and it wasn't long before fans were handed its official studio version.
Does it break ground lyrically? No. Will it impress those in dire need of new summer-ready cuts? Definitely. Enjoy below...
Janet Jackson Sets Her Sights On Summer With 'Damn Baby.'
Janet Jackson's European fans are currently waiting for the icon to announce the revised dates for her tour in the continent's markets.
Fortunately, they don't have to wait for new music from the star. For, 2015 brought it with her critically acclaimed comeback album 'Unbreakable' which delivered the DJ Mustard-inspired release 'Damn Baby.'
A video for the song has reportedly been shot and its release is expected to see her make her return to the Official Charts following an almost-decade long hiatus (her last LP 'Discipline' dropped in 2008.)
Is 'Damn' the hit Janet needs to restore the U.K's interest in her 'Unbreakable' brand? Give it a spin to find out...
Fifth Harmony Set Urban Pop Alight With 'Work From Home'
Epic's Fifth Harmony may lack the depth and cohesion that turned TLC and Destiny's Child into household names, but that's done little to stop the group from churning out many an infectious hit.
Their latest? 'Work From Home', penned by Katy Perry cut creator Joshua Coleman for their forthcoming album '7/27', which hits retailers on May 20th 2016. Its visual is already heating up many a music channel, and helped to push the jam to #4 on the Official Singles Chart. An impressive feat, especially when one remembers that the ladies are yet to deliver a single live performance of the release in the country.
Will you like it just as much as their fans do? Go 'Home' below...
Words: David Asante
Online Edit: Ra'ed Khan