Music Week’s guide to the most essential tracks of the moment…
LANA DEL REY
Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have, But I Have It (Polydor)
“Don’t ask if I’m happy, you know that I’m not,” sings Lana Del Rey, on a glacial piano ballad with a thrilling, sinister edge. A song on the brink.
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FAT WHITE FAMILY
Fat White Family resurface after a bleak midwinter recording stint in Sheffield with Feet, which dials down the crustiness in favour of groove and swing.
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Old Man (Secretly Canadian)
Stella Donnelly trails debut album Beware Of The Dogs with a wash of gently strummed guitars that takes aim at creepy old men. Awesome.
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In confusing song title news, Lucy Rose returns with Conversation, the sparse lead single from her upcoming fourth album, No Words Left. Go figure.
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Wonder Woman (Columbia)
This weekend (27), Afrobeats star Davido headlines the O2. The snaking groove of this current single will soundtrack a landmark moment.
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Land Of The Free (Virgin EMI)
The Killers’ first act of 2019 is to issue a call to arms, addressing the tangled web of American politics with gusto. Sounds like the Las Vegas crew are on a mission.
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Placeholder (Saddle Creek)
Signed to Saddle Creek and armed with this winsome new single, Meg Duffy could be one of 2019’s big indie breakthroughs. The LP drops March 1.
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