Hello September! As we say goodbye to the summer and welcome the autumn ahead, we’ve been busy basking in the glory of more new music from some of our favourite artists.
As usual, we’ve got bundles of more new music to share with you! Here’s nine must-listen tracks to add to your playlist.
Jason Derulo – ‘If I’m Lucky’
‘If I’m Lucky’ is the brand new song from Jason Derulo, following on from his worldwide hit ‘Swalla’. The track was written by Jason along with Justin Tranter and Mattias & Robin. In typical Jason style, the song is completely infectious and is bound to be a huge hit over the coming months. ‘If I’m Lucky’ comes after Jason announced his 777 World Tour, which includes a string of UK dates.
Matoma and The Vamps – ‘Staying Up’
Following on from their incredible collab ‘All Night’ last year, Matoma and The Vamps have teamed up once more to release ‘Staying Up’. Similarly to ‘All Night’, the track is incredibly catchy and is bound to be a huge hit with fans of both artists. The track is fun, vibrant and guaranteed to get you moving! Speaking about the collab, Matoma said: “One of the best things to come from the release of ‘All Night’ was getting to meet and know The Vamps – seriously some of the nicest guys I’ve met in the music business and also the most talented and hard-working people! We always talked about doing another song together like a second chapter of the story, and we came up with this fun idea ‘Staying Up’. For me it’s about not wanting the party to stop, and after an amazing summer that’s exactly how I’m feeling right now!”
Paloma Faith – ‘Crybaby’
Paloma Faith made a welcome return to the music industry this week with her first single as a lead artist in three years, ‘Crybaby’. Co-written by Paloma, Lindy Robbins, Cleo Tighe and Starsmith, the track is a soulful offering with Paloma describes as “a conversation between a man and I.” Speaking to Music Week about the song, she said: “Crybaby is basically just asking the question, What if men showed their feelings more? If they felt it was socially acceptable to be more in touch with their feelings, would there be as many problems in the world? I personally believe there would be fewer.”
Galantis and ROZES – ‘Girls On Boys’
‘Girls On Boys’ is the irresistible new collaboration between Galantis and ROZES. Combining Galantis’ bright production with ROZES’ iconic powerhouse vocals is a stroke of genius, as ‘Girls On Boys’ shows us a new side to the production duo whilst it allows the songstress to further expand her collection of incredible collaborations. Speaking about the track, Galantis explain, “It’s a style of songwriting that’s been a part of Galantis from the start, but we never really had the chance to show you. To be honest we had our battles with this one, it took a million turns, but it also forced us to go somewhere we haven’t been before and we’re stoked to be sharing.” ROZES added, “The up-beat vibe of the song masks the darker lyrics, which reveal that the money, diamonds, and champagne won’t fix the feeling of missing the person you love and feeling alone.”
SAINT WKND & MAX – ‘Survive’
‘Survive’ is the awesome new collab from SAINT WKND and MAX. The track showcases SAINT WKND’s powerful production skills and MAX’s energetic vocal. Speaking about the track, SAINT WKND said: ‘Survive’ started as an instrumental that I wrote between studio sessions in London. I was just playing around with an arpeggiator at first, liking how it sounded so weird. I sent a package of different beats over to MAX to see if he liked any, and included this one. It was a real surprise when he chose it, it’s so different. Working with him has been amazing – his vocal range is simply insane. As soon as he sent me his first vocals, the whole production for the song fell into place.”
David Fanning – ‘Ridin’ To The Beat’
‘Ridin’ To The Beat’ is one of four songs from David Fanning’s newly released EP, DREAMERS. The track is full of fun and showcases his confidence and swagger at the beginning of a relationship when everything is new and exciting. The EP itself combines elements of country, pop and R&B which blend together to showcase David’s unique sound.
Amy Lawton – ‘Undone’
‘Undone’ is the debut single from 20 year old singer-songwriter Amy Lawton. The country pop track is a great introduction to the artist, and has already received support from Deezer who featured the song prominently in their ‘Brand New UK’ playlist. Speaking about the track, Amy said: “The song is a kind of wild confession of someone’s real motives in a relationship, which I was inspired to write after talking to an ex-boyfriend after he showed up at one of my gigs.” We can’t wait to see how Amy continues to grow in the future!
Rose Gray – ‘We Get By’
‘We Get By’ is the latest offering taken from Rose Gray’s debut EP Blue, which is out now. Speaking about the track, she said: “Sometimes it’s OK to just put your hands up and say right now I’m not great, but we will get through this. On the surface it sounds pretty sad, but there is a positive message, there is always light. I want that to shine through.” Produced by Alan Nglish, Rose’s EP Blue contains the previously released ‘Morning Blues’, ‘Give It All To You’, and ‘Ring The Alarm’. Speaking about the EP, Rose said: “The EP was written in a time of what I call having the blues, all the tracks are sort of different stages of that. I guess it’s like a little chapter in my life. Each track in the order of release follows a journey, it’s real personal but I hope people can connect with it on different levels. It’s a big sound, strings, horns, heavy drum beats and something more stripped back.”
STACEY – ‘Trouble Is’
‘Trouble Is’ is the new track from Toronto based songstress STACEY, taken from her forthcoming EP First Move. Penning a poem to coincide with the track, STACEY said:
to whom it may concern,
the darkest side of my upcoming EP
a modern ode to a drama-infused Gatsby soirée
cavalier acknowledgement of personal patterns
elusive flirtation & romantic exhaustion
à la 50 Shades of Grey
lyrics that tumble out in a masochistic confessional
cinematic with ominous choral synths
cascading above the marching procession
one vocal take
an anthem for a slow motion Bond woman
if she ever sang
whispers in your ear
of suspenseful observation
penned by STACEY
produced by Derek Hoffman & Alan Day
mixed by Juno-winner Jason Dufour