December is finally here and whilst the end of the year is upon us, we’re still being kept busy by our favourite music artists.
Over the past week, we’ve been treated to a whole host of new singles and albums, it’s so hard to keep up! Leading this week’s single releases is Louis Tomlinson who is back with a new track called ‘Miss You’. Ed Sheeran gave his current single ‘Perfect’ a new lease of life thanks to collaborating with Beyoncé, whilst G-Eazy dropped a new song with Halsey.
Elsewhere, Jax Jones released his new single ‘Breathe’ with Ina Wrolsden, whilst Bronnie, Sofia Carson, and Cody Simpson and The Tide dropped new singles too. The Vamps have released an acoustic version of their current single ‘Personal’, whilst label mates New Hope Club are also back with a new track.
On the album front, Miguel dropped his fourth album War & Leisure, whilst Guy Sebastian also dropped his new album Conscious. New Kids on the Block, Nicki French and Jess and the Bandits also released new EPs.
As usual though, we’re on hand to share even more new music with you – aren’t you lucky?! Here are nine more offerings which you need to check out.
AFSHeeN x Rebecca Ferguson – ‘Uncrazy’
‘Uncrazy’ is the new single from breakout electronic musician AFSHeeN. Featuring Rebecca Ferguson’s distinctive soulful vocals, the chilled dance track showcases AFSHeen’s slick production skills. It’s great to hear Rebecca venture into this genre of music too, and we hope to hear more like this from her in the future.
PRETTYMUCH x French Montana – ‘No More’
‘No More’ is the new single from exciting boyband sensation PRETTYMUCH. The track features French Montana and was recently performed on The X Factor UK final. The electro-RnB track marks a slight shift in sound for the band, and follows on from their previous releases ‘Open Arms’, ‘Teacher’ and ‘Would You Mind’. With the backing of Simon Cowell, there’s no doubt that the five piece are on their way to world domination.
MiC LOWRY – ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’
Are you in the festive spirit yet? Well, MiC LOWRY are on hand with a stunning cover of ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. As usual, the five-piece Liverpudlian band showcase their gorgeous vocals and on point harmonies. The festive cover rounds off a great year for the band, and follows on from the release of their EP Mood.
The Keymakers – ‘Flipside’
The Keymakers, aka Rome and Rederic, are back with a new track called ‘Flipside’ which follows on from their debut offering ‘Good For You’. “‘Flipside’ is a track that actually came together pretty quickly for us,” said Rederic. Rome added, “I know ‘Flipside’ is kind of a dated term but as soon as Rederic sent me the beat and I heard that word in my head, I knew that’s what we were going to call the song”. The song is about cutting ties with that person who tries to come crawling back into the fold after turning their back on you.
Kiko Bun – ‘Fistful of Nothing’
North-west London based singer-songwriter, producer, vocalist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist Kiko Bun has released his new single ‘Fistful of Nothing’. Written and produced by Kiko and Crispin Hunt, the track premiered on Clash and received its first play as DJ Target’s ‘Targo Embargo’ on 1Xtra. Speaking about the track, Kiko said: “I found these five seconds of big vibes in a record I had playing whilst looking for samples and was hooked. Threw a drum break on it with a friend and the tune came together nice and easy.”
Gus Harrower – ‘Cell Dilution’
Scottish singer-songwriter Gus Harrower is back with his new track ‘Cell Dilution’, taken from his upcoming sophomore EP Where We Were. The five minute offering is the emotional centrepiece of the EP and showcases Gus’ soulful vocals and musical ability. Speaking about the track, he said: “‘Cell Dilution’ is one of my most meaningful songs. Considering it was written a couple years ago, it captures many different feelings which are still relevant today. It’s a song that took me some time to feel comfortable with lyrically and musically however I’m extremely proud of the outcome.”
Hitimpulse – ‘Shoulder’
Rising production quartet Hitimpulse round off a brilliant year with their latest studio offering, ‘Shoulder’. The track has an infectious dance-pop vibe and showcases the growth in their production skills. This song is a must for any dance playlist, and is bound to be a hit at forthcoming New Year’s Eve parties. ‘Shoulder’ follows on from their previous offering ‘Cover Girls’ which featured Bibi Bourelly.
Illyin Pipes – ‘Daylight Confidant’
‘Daylight Confidant’ is the new single from downtempo synth-pop duo, Illyin Pipes. According to vocalist Jill Harris, the synth-heavy, dark and dreamy pop song “was written after a blurry night spent consoling a friend who was falling apart, while masking my own breakdown.” The track is taken from their forthcoming EP Spaces which is due for release in February 2018.
Silence The Radio – Friendly Neighborhood Nightmares
Four-piece alternative pop punk band Silence The Radio have released their brand new EP, Friendly Neighborhood Nightmares. The EP is made up of six tracks: ‘Knock Me Out’, ‘Ghost’, ‘Friendly Neighborhood Nightmares’, ‘All My Friends Are Famous’, ‘Sad Love Story’, and ‘Believe in Me (Believe in You)’. Speaking about the EP, Silence The Radio said: “We started the writing process for “Friendly Neighborhood Nightmare” with intent to really hone our ability to write anthem pop rock songs. Up until that point, we had focused our writing efforts on a heavier, rougher style. But with the development of “Friendly Neighborhood”, we realized our greatest strength as songwriters was the ability to write songs with a catchy, flowing chorus, while still retaining the dark, tongue-in-cheek lyrical style we had adapted. The bouncy tempo, memorable theme and unstoppable chorus are just some of the elements that make this song one of our strongest, and one that’s sure to stick in the heads of everyone who hears it.”
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