Music Week's guide to the most essential tracks of the moment.
Kill This Love (Polydor)
Kill This Love melts pop, hip-hop and trap down into a noise that offers zero chance of escape. Blackpink’s story has become a movement; the lead track from their new EP is a monster.
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Can’t Stop Clocks (Sickmade Records)
The Birmingham MC’s first new track of 2019 comes with a video in which he’s able to stop time with a gold-encrusted Rolex. And why not?
Contact Joss Meek
THE VAMPS (FEAT. KREPT & KONAN)
Right Now (Virgin EMI)
Krept & Konan contribute laid-back bars to a sleek, roomy track from The Vamps’ self-written and produced Missing You EP (April 19).
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All Of Our Yesterdays (Mac’s Record Label)
As Mac DeMarco’s career advances, the extrovert in him recedes, resulting in quietly glorious songs such as this one. Let him reel you in.
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Mixer (PMR/Virgin Records)
Amber Mark’s new one rides a huge groove. The contrast between the New York-based singer’s crisp vocals and the song’s greasy bassline is brilliant.
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Ian Wright (Jammer Music Ltd)
After a mistaken identity mix-up suggested Arsenal great Ian Wright pushed Jammer over at a gig, the grime don drops a joke-stuffed reaction.
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Second Hand (Fiction)
Beth Lowen follows last year’s noisy debut EP with Second Hand, a slow-burn rocker that shines a light on Lion’s more reflective side.
Contact Ant Giannaccini