All three tracks released from the returning pop personality’s new record show promise and intrigue, and none more so than this strange, shifting ballad. No Shame drops in June.
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Emerald Rush (Domino)
Jon Hopkins only allows himself three minutes on this comeback single, but that’s plenty of time for his bassy techno wizardry to make an impact.
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Love Me Right (PMR/Virgin EMI)
The New York-based singer, songwriter and producer delivers 2018’s smoothest R&B moment yet. Look out for her Conexão EP, soon.
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Slowthai The Bottom/North
Nights (Toyi Toyi/Black Dolphin)
Northampton rapper Slowthai is having a prolific 2018 so far, and this pair of dark-hued bangers show his ninja-style vocal versatility.
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Normal (Good Times Recording)
Sasha Sloan has worked with Kygo, Charli XCX and Camila Cabello, but this paranoid pop nugget hints it’s her name that should be in lights.
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Can’t Deny Me (Monkeywrench/Republic)
They’re back! The first taste of Pearl Jam’s highly-anticipated 11th album is here... And what a snarling, righteous beast of a protest song it is.
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Telluride Speed (Dead Oceans)
Ryley Walker is seeking to get away from folk’s traditions on new album Deafman Glance, and this six-minute jam is enough to make you dribble.
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