Following the success of his Would You Like a Tour show earlier this year, coupled with the unanimously positive reception of last year’s Nothing Was the Same, Drake has announced the title of his next album. As reported by Billboard, and even though recording has yet to begin, Drizzy’s fourth LP will be titled Views From the 6. This follows yesterday’s announcement that OVO Sound will also be dropping PARTYNEXTDOOR’s second full length PARTYNEXTDOOR Two as well as Majid Jordan’s debut EP Place Like This later this month on July 29. That’s a lot of OVO.
R&B crooner PARTYNEXTDOOR teams up with Drake on ‘Recognize’, which is lifted off his forthcoming project, PARTYNEXTDOOR Two out dropping July 29. With a smooth, melodic vibe and an infectiously catchy hook (“You got niggas and I got bitches“), the track sees both Canadians go in on the moody, atmospheric beat. There’s more on the way, stay tuned.
TDE songstress SZA shared a new double video for Z track ‘Julia’ which also ties in a preview of the previously unheard, ‘Tender’. In the video, the singer presents a vibrant and playful persona for the former track whilst a dark and eerie mood is captured in the latter. The best of both worlds…
If you aren’t already, familiarise yourself with Worcestershire-based songsmith astronomyy, and his own refreshing brand of R&B. It’s been a year since his delectable debut ‘Don’t Need U‘ graced the internet, but his latest track, ‘U Make Me Feel Good’ is equally vibey. The rich guitar tones and that silky soft voice are real smooth. Look out for There For U, the debut EP out July 28.
London trio JUCE come out with ‘Burning Up’, a delightfully vibrant summer jam dedicated to sun soaked days in the city. Having recently signed to Island Records, the group present a colourful soundbed of gloriously groovy melodies and catchy lyrics in an ode to the summertime in London. These girls, just don’t disappoint!
Haim are currently working on the follow up to 2012’s Days Are Gone, but while we wait, the sisters have shared a reworking of ‘My Song 5′ which features the Trap Lord himself, A$AP Ferg. The clattery instrumentation and menacing drums are given a refreshing edge as Ferg’s verse gives it that extra kick. Give it a spin below!
Jessie Ware’s new video for ‘Tough Love’ has just arrived. While i’m not entirely sure what exactly is happening here, I do slyly enjoy the 80’s drama it appears to evoke. Not necessarily the video I envisioned for this single but thankfully the track is good enough to sustain it…
Usher teams up with Pharrell once again to deliver yet another showstopper, named this time as ‘She Came to Give It To You’. It’s no ‘U Don’t Have to Call’ – which is a real shame – this is a smoother, more refined and even more MJ-inspired affair (lest we forget ‘U Don’t Have to Call’ was originally penned for the King of Pop). Raymond’s performance once again proves that while others wane, some vocalists only get better and better with time. ‘She Came to Give It to You’ features a solid verse from Nicki Minaj – you know when’s not singing those ridiculous tween hooks, she’s a beast. Listen up.
JUNGLE have given us a break-dancing kid, a roller-skating duo and a collective dance performance in their previous clips, and now, we have two, more experienced fellas busting some moves in the music video to ‘Time’. Damn these guys can move… The duo’s self-titled debut album is out next week and can be streamed in full over at iTunes.
After lending a hand to Drake’s ‘Hold On We’re Going Home‘ last year, Majid Jordan have unveiled the title track from their forthcoming EP, A Place Like This. The songs quietly thuggish hip hop undertone lifts the duo’s hypnotic melodies to form a wonderfully cloudy sound befitting its accompanying visual. This bumps.
A Place Like This is out July 22 via OVO Sound.