This week's essential new sounds...
Giving Up (Secretly Canadian)
Whitney do brittle emotion better than most, and their return with second LP Forever Turned Around is spearheaded by this brassy love song rooted in the classic songwriting they hold dear.
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Incapable (Skint Records)
Róisín Murphy punctuates a run of festival dates with this eight minute reflection on heartbreak. Inviting bass and a big fat groove off set any mushiness.
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BTS & CHARLI XCX
Dream Glow (Big Hit Entertainment)
BTS invite Charli XCX into their world of mega pop and she daubs it with day-glo gloss, adding an extra dimension in the process.
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The Way I Feel (Island)
“They say that you should move on/But you can’t even get your shoes on,” sings Tom Chaplin on a synthy new track that suggests maturing in pop is no joke.
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DECLAN J DONOVAN
Heavily-tipped Essex newcomer Declan J Donovan’s first Polydor release is a piano-fuelled single that showcases his emotional repertoire.
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To Feel Good (Pop Committee)
Riding a sky-high synth line, Swim Deep go bleak and introspective on a gospel-tinged taster of new album Emerald Classics.
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CAMELPHAT X JAKE BUGG
Be Someone (Sony RCA)
Many of us thought we’d never hear Jake Bugg snarl over an insistent club track, but how wrong we were. The beats amp up his crooked croon.
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