New Music Round-Up: Zayn Malik, Chance The Rapper, Troye Sivan
And more releases from The Internet, Steve Aoki, BROCKHAMPTON & MORE!
It's SINGLES week! ... In the music world that is, because we've got a whole host of brand-new singles of every kind!
The Internet – Hive Mind
Cross-genre LA band The Internet return with a massive new album. The group includes such solo talent as Syd The Kid and Steve Lacy - yet manage to have amazing cohesion when they play together. For fans of R&B/Soul this is not one to miss.
NOW That’s What I Call Music 100
NOW 100 | NOW That's What I Call Music (UK), a playlist by NOW That's What I Call Music! on Spotify
We’ve made it! In a day that’ll be marked in history for the ages to come, NOW That’s What I Call Music has reached its 100th edition. What a day to behold.
Zayn – ‘Sour Diesel’
This new Zayn track is a change from the last two we’ve heard from the upcoming album – it’s got something more of a rock feel to it (the intro has been compared to Bauhaus), and even includes a guitar solo in the latter half. It makes us SO ready for where his album might go next!
Chance The Rapper – ‘I Might Need Security’, ‘Work Out’, ‘Wala Cam’ and ‘65th & Ingleside’
Chicago artist Chance The Rapper triumphantly returns with 4 brand new tracks! His first official release since his 2016 album Colouring Book, these new singles are reminiscent of different styles he’s occupied throughout his career, yet simultaneously break new ground. We need not say any more - give all the tracks a listen right now!
The 1975 – ‘Love It If We Made It’
A provocative yet charismatic tune from The 1975 tune this week. The track includes some darker lyrics to incredibly optimistic and positive instrumentals, making it a truly interesting direction for the new track.
Troye Sivan – ‘Better Now’ (Recorded at Spotify Studios NY)
Troye Sivan is giving all the treats in the run up to his upcoming album Bloom. Now, as well as the ‘Dance To This’ (Ft. Ariana Grande) music video, he’s delivered two live tracks – a live version of his own track ‘Bloom’ as well as a cover of Post Malone’s ‘Better Now’. Check 'em out right now below!
Radiant Children – Poké Bowl
If you need some laaiiid back R&B/Soul VIBES – it’s our pleasure to introduce to you the upcoming group Radiant Children, with this brand-new track of theirs. It’s a vibe from head to toe; with the smooth bassline, the caress of the keys, those jazz club vocals and the New York brownstone centred video which accompanies it.
BROCKHAMPTON – ‘1998 TRUMAN’
Pop hip-hop collective BROCKHAMPTON are keeping the ball rolling with a high-octane power single. It's fiesty and playful with how it uses it's high energy spirit - and reminiscent of their work on SATURATION. That is until the beat breaks down and turns into an ethereal, solemn piece more akin to their earlier album All-American Trash.
Zedd – ‘Happy Now’ (Ft. Elley Duhé)
It’s a sunshine-y summer bop, but the production from Zedd holds itself back from being too in your face, and allows Duhé’s vocals to take centre stage. This gives the track more of a human touch, and certified slow-jam status.
Ebenezer – ’53 Sundays’
The British artist Ebenezer has already worked with Craig David, Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign – and is now picking up steam with his new single ’53 Sundays’. The track blurs the lines between hip-hop and R&B, with gospel-infused choruses which fit the song thematically; and verses which are a pleasant in-between of sung and rapped which give the track a head-nodding flow.
Silk City – ‘Feel About You’ (Ft. Mapei)
Diplo & Mark Ronson’s collaborative project Silk City return for their second track and this one goes very electro-pop. This new track has a Clean Bandit feel to it, bubbly and bright and even has the synth accompanying violin. If that sounds up your street, definitely give this feel good track a listen.
Ciara – ‘Level Up’
This brand new Electro-pop track is bouncy, catchy, and so upbeat – everything you need for a summer bop!
Conducta – 'Sleep' (Ft. Liv Dawson & Courage)
Dance producer Conducta link up with Liv Dawson & Courage on this brand-new dance-y bop. The vocals and production compliment eachother wonderfully, to create a charming tune for this summer!
Steve Aoki – ‘Lie To Me’ (Ft. Ina Wroldsen)
Aoki channels industry veteran Ina Wroldsen (see: Calvin Harris’ ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ writer and vocalist) for an incredibly bouncy new track.
Muse – ‘Something Human’
Muse return with a change in direction for their sound – ditching the grand rock instrumentation for a more pop-folk approach – something more human. It’s still layered and mixed with electronic production, but definitely shows new ground for the group.
The Prodigy – ‘Need Some1’
The Prodigy return with their first release since 2015’s The Day Is My Enemy. This high-octane track is the first from their upcoming new album No Tourists that’s coming November 2nd.
That’s all for this week!