This week's hottest new sounds...
Yummy (Def Jam)
Given the clamour for the follow-up to Justin Bieber’s 2015 Purpose LP, this bassy waltz is notably low-key. Team JB are no doubt watching the streams rack up, knowing that there’s more to come.
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Savage (Sickmade Records)
Mist’s first verse of 2020 rhymes “cabbage” with “manage”, and for that we applaud him. “I’m back,” he affirms, as if we needed reminding.
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On Somebody (Atlantic)
This time last year, Ava Max was enjoying the view from the top of the singles chart. This new one suggests she’ll continue to make an impact.
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Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme) (Heavenly Recordings)
We want some of what The Orielles had for breakfast: the closer from their second LP (out February 28) is souped up on rocket fuel and space dust.
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8 Style II (Columbia)
Ten points to Lewisham rapper DigDat, whose Wallace & Gromit namecheck is the best line of 8 Style II, yet another example of his punchy, agile flow.
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Bubble Tea (Union IV Recordings)
Trippy as ever, IAMDDB revs the BPM up a notch on the lead song from new three-track release Kare Package. Her biggest ever tour begins next month.
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Revival (Decca/Blue Note)
Gregory Porter delivers an uplifting New Year’s message in the form of Revival, the bombastic first taste of his sixth solo album, All Rise, due April 17.
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