Music Week's guide to the most essential tracks of the moment.
Naked Alone (Warner Bros)
When it comes to modern pop, L Devine really knows her stuff , as this new single illustrates. Insistent, candid and radiating brightness, it’s the Newcastle singer’s best yet.
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NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
Black Star Dancing (Sour Mash Records)
Noel Gallagher continues to explore a shimmering pop sound on a new track that sent Nile Rodgers bopping around a studio when he heard it. Whatever next?
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I Rise (Interscope)
The second morsel from Madonna’s Madame X album punctuates a simple, empowering message with minimal production and spacey touches.
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Nothing Great About Britain (Method)
Slowthai’s debut is out this week, and the video for its hard-nosed title track casts the Northampton rapper as the heir to the Queen. A brilliant mess.
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Hi Anxiety (Cult/Fat Possum Records)
Brooklyn punk foursome Surfbort are here to rip 2019 a new one via ear-shredding choruses such as that found on this three-minute melee.
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Wild (MizerMillion Entertainment/Virgin EMI)
Having gatecrashed the Top 10 via a spot on Steel Banglez’s Fashion Week, Mostack is at his larger-than-life best here. Expect his debut album soon.
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The dreamy video for this highlight from last year’s Wanderer album is a timely reminder of Cat Power’s majesty ahead of UK festival dates this summer.
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