Each week we compose a list of newly released songs that we think you should hear. Here are some of the best releases you may have missed this week! Don’t forget who put you on!
“Backyard” Kota the Friend
If you haven’t found a way to enjoy this spring as of yet, blast this wholesome tune on your way to work! Rapper, Kota the Friend has embodied the sound of a Generation Z/Millennial spring cookout. Whine down and place your head in the clouds with this bop for the week! You deserve it.
“Up Late” Ari Lennox
Dreamville’s very own, Ari Lennox, has released the lead single to her debut album, Shea Butter Baby. The Neo-Soul perfecter has brought the definition of sultry to a new level. In this track she emphasizes the experience of sharing a late night with someone who embraces your body in every which way. “Up Late” serves as an intense preview to what is anticipated as a very sexy album, one that you definitely want to take a listen to!
This track is super telling of its time; the end of spring and diving its way into the summer! If you’re someone who appreciates upcoming artists, and even more specifically, Afropop artists, this is a song/video you should check out! Its rhythm will move you through this week.
“Energy” BURNS, A$AP Rocky and Sabrina Claudio
In essence of the heat rising, this trio provides us all the “Energy” you’ll need for the dance floor. Although any track including this trio is automatically sexy, the beat has a sultry confidence about. The use of a saxophone will place you in a trance and keep you dancing with a partner, or alone!
“Talking to the Walls” BAELY
Let’s slow it down a bit..upcoming artist BAELY has released “Talking to the Walls” with the perfect video to go along with it! And although the title seems to say it all, BAELY layers his voice over an electric beat. This track gives you the chance to remember that we’ve all been there.
“Cellophane” FKA Twigs
FKA Twigs has officially surfaced the scene! “Cellophane” is a track filled with emotion and vulnerability. Twigs showcase the depths of her heart in a way we have never heard before. From the way she moves throughout her video, to the way she sings with emotive cracks in your first listen- she serves an experience that you do not want to miss.