The Music Week Playlist: November 13, 2017

The Music Week Playlist: November 13, 2017

Strangers (Island)

Sigrid’s massive 2017 continues with Strangers, which offers all you could want from a pop song: an instant chorus, a big synth hook and some sing-along ‘Woo!’s for good measure.

Contact Elspeth Merry

Raye (feat. Mr Eazi)
Decline (Polydor)

You’ll lose count of the pop references in Raye’s latest offering, which is lifted from an upcoming collaboration-based release due in 2018.

Contact Simon Jones

Young Fathers
Lord (Ninja Tune)

The sleeve of this comeback claims, ‘You can’t dance to it’, and moving to all the fuzz and rumbling is a challenge. Great song, though.

Contact Jon Wilkinson

Sunflower Bean
I Was A Fool (Lucky Number)

The New Yorkers’ first single for new label Lucky Number is a dreamy jangle with a seriously good bassline, something never to be sniffed at.

Contact Natalie Quesnel

N.E.R.D (feat. Rihanna)
Lemon (N.E.R.D Music/Columbia)

Pharrell’s crew resurface with a solid lesson in how to come back after seven years away. Featuring Rihanna and bags of swagger.

Contact James Windle

Negative Space (Domino)

Hookworms sure have returned with a surprise, swapping their psychedelic noise for jittery
four-to-the-floor disco.

Contact Sam Williams

Emeli Sandé (feat. Giggs)
Higher (Virgin EMI)

High Street-friendly soul rubs up against swampy UK rap on this slovenly new one from Sandé’s new Kingdom Coming EP, out now.

Contact Laura Sinclair

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