This week's hottest new sounds...
Kyoto (Dead Oceans)
Phoebe Bridgers conjures uplift through buzzing guitars, brass and a chorus that rockets skyward on this first taste of her upcoming second album. It’s a pleasing change of pace for the folk star.
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HEADIE ONE X FRED AGAIN
A glossy hook-up with producer Fred Again is a smart move for Headie One, who continues to show bags and bags of ambition. Their eight-track mixtape is out now.
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Stained Glass (Sing It Loud/First Access Entertainment/Epic)
This new ballad from Madison Beer is epic, but its lyrics are wracked with vulnerability, which helps explain why a recent airing from isolation sparked a clamour for its release.
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Intense, stormy and nerve-jangling, the debut single proper from Alison Mosshart builds to an almighty crescendo. Wonder what else is up her sleeve?
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Toosie Slide (OVO/Republic)
Tailored for TikTok and curated for quarantine, Toosie Slide comes with its own dance and a video that finds Drake wandering aimlessly around his house. We’ve all been there, mate.
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Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America (Dirty Hit)
“I’m in love with Jesus Christ, he’s so nice,” coos Matty Healy on the latest morsel from Notes On A Conditional Form, which twinkles and twangs in the direction of Bright Eyes.
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Venthouse Suite (High Mileage, Low Life)
Here, Berkshire rapper Deyah details a turbulent period in her life, with stark bars delivered over minimalist, soulful production. The Care City EP is out now.
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