This is Kwamie Liv, a Danish singer who draws you in with her dark and captivating menagerie of R&B. Apart from a sweltering cover of The Weeknd’s ‘What You Need‘ and debut single ‘5 AM‘, there’s not much else on her. But there doesn’t need to be - ‘Follow You’ lays it down and tells you exactly who she is. UPDATE: Peek the accompanying music video here too.
Teyana Taylor’s G.O.O.D Music output is proving to be quite the promise. Following her gorgeous ballad ‘Sorry’ back in April, she comes through with a sexy new banger featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T called ‘Maybe’. Undeniably, the track goes in hard, and the features work great but I can’t ignore that it is a little disappointing how alike this sounds to something Ciara could have released. Musically speaking, Taylor definitely offers a much more interesting prospect than CiCi (at this point we’ve given her more than enough chances to prove us wrong) and vocally Taylor is certainly far more gifted – so it’s a shame ‘Maybe’ doesn’t offer more originality on her part, especially with the G.O.O.D camp behind her.
All that said – I’m still here for this tune.
Our girl Jessie Ware returns following her critically acclaimed, Mercury and Brit nominated 2012 debut Devotion with a brand new single ‘Tough Love’. Written by Jessie and produced by BenZel in New York, ‘Tough Love’ fobs off any notions of a ‘sophomore curse’, and solidifies Ware as one of our most prized talents. Exuding a newfound confidence and displaying a more fuller sound, she’s back with even more Jessie Ware-cool than before. Basically, this is the fucking shit.
‘Tough Love’ is released on PMR on August 3rd.
Amsterdam’s Full Crate & Mar return with a new video for their ‘Man x Woman’ single which first dropped back in January. Following a relatively extended hiatus pursuing solo projects, they’re back, armed with a new recording contract with Island Records and prepping new material. Take a look at their sexy new video featuring a bunch of morphing concrete, naked people and a rather scantily clad Mar (phwoar ladies!).
Although the name Purple Ferdinand may not widely resonate with people from around the world, this wonderful young lady has been steady on the London live circuit for quite some time, quietly building her army of eclectically-cool followers. Of course we’ve loved her from time. But with the arrival of her new single it feels like the tide may be about to change for London’s most musical tattoo artist. Ukulele in hand and donning a pink (hopefully faux) fur jacket with body art exposed, Purple delicately performs her beautiful new single ‘Birds’ via her new portrait video.
Here we go again. Wonderkid MNEK storms through with yet another impeccably crafted new single titled ‘Wrote a Song About You Last Night’. Driven by an infectious house beat, the song puts real focus on MNEK’s genius for penning undeniable pop bangers. Not only that – he also happens to be out-singing every one of his contemporaries without really breaking a sweat. All this from a guy still in his teens – mind blowing.
Following the magnificence of his London EP, enigmatic singer OFEI is back with ‘Wow’, the first single from his second project. True to its name, the track wows as layer upon layer of rich percussive goodness is poured over those golden, silky vocals that we’ve been swooning over for so long.
Back in March, we introduced you to Junglepussy and her blazing single ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed‘. Today we’re graced with her debut album, also called Satisfaction Guaranteed. And just as we guessed - it’s pure fire! JP spits with confidence and ferocity over darkened beats penned by Shy Guy. This is life according to Junglepussy and we’re listening…
Swedish singer Mapei made an impression with her indie pop debut ‘Don’t Wait’ late last year and she’s back now with an anthemic new track called ‘Change’. Lifted off her forthcoming debut album Hey Hey, the track continues to impress us with its powerful instrumentation showcasing the songstress’ gorgeous voice.
FKA twigs has announced the release of her long-awaited debut album via Young Turks/XL Recordings. Entitled, LP1, the full length will be upon us August 11 and will feature 10 brand new tracks. Check out the striking album cover designed by Jesse Kanda (above) along with the full tracklisting after the jump. Get excited…