This week's hottest new sounds...
DAVIDO (FEAT. SUMMER WALKER)
D&G (Davido Worldwide Entertainment/RCA)
Davido’s second album A Good Time is already being hailed as a modern Afrobeats masterpiece and this springy, highly danceable single is one of the best moments across its 17 tracks.
Contact Taponeswa Mavunga
STORMZY (FEAT. ED SHEERAN & BURNA BOY)
Own It (#Merky)
Stormzy’s bromance with Ed Sheeran continues, with Burna Boy arriving to add flair to a good-time collab that’s already sending stream-counters into overdrive.
Contact Rachel Campbell
Rock‘n’roll Star (Domino)
Sorry aren’t exactly old, but they’re imagining a “washed up” rock‘n’roll star here. Pleasingly, they pair the image with guitars that scrape like rusty nails.
Contact Dan Carson
Tryna Not Fall In Love (Tap Records)
Nestled in the Tap Management stable with Dua Lipa and Lana Del Rey, Chelcee Grimes has starry ambitions, as the euphoric drops of this new one prove.
Contact Ant Giannaccini
With K-Poppers NCT Dream and Brazilian singer Luísa Sonza among the collaborators on this gleaming new EP, Prettymuch are going global.
Contact Shane Hawkins
The Keeper (Virgin EMI)
Are Manchester City fans Blossoms paying tribute to a famous goalie? Joe Hart, perhaps? Likely not, but there’s lots of piano-led pep here all the same.
Contact George Cochran
Haim mourn the loss of a friend on a crackling acoustic ballad that demonstrates their swollen ambitions ahead of LP three.
Contact Susie Ember