Music Week's guide to the most essential tracks of the moment.
I Get No Joy (Glassnote Music)
Jade Bird’s self-titled debut album will be here next month, and the former BRIT School student drops this huge, soulful single to tide us over in the meantime. It’s pretty mega.
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Dave’s debut album Psychodrama is coming this week (March 8) and he follows No.1 Funky Friday with this crackling exploration of his identity.
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Baby (No BS/Island)
Giggs’ new LP Big Bad is enjoyably murky, but he sounds like he’s about to laugh here, on a bassy highlight from a record with many layers.
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Only Human (Ministry Of Sound)
Kieran Hebden dusts off his KH alias to release Only Human, which takes a sample from Nelly Furtado’s Afraid and warps it with concrete-heavy techno.
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SHY FX (FEAT. SWEETIE IRIE & CARA DELEVINGNE)
The legendary Shy FX teams up with fellow UK OG Sweetie Irie and Cara Delevingne on a track that wanders in unexpected directions.
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BLACK FUTURES (FEAT. BOBBY GILLESPIE)
Me TV (Music For Nations)
This big slab of noise comes with a charitable message, as the Londoners recruit Bobby Gillespie to emphasise the line, “Turn up for your community”.
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Big Thief’s first release for 4AD is a pleasing folk confection that sounds like it was recorded in the countryside (it was). The album drops May 3.
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