Welcome back to another New Music Round Up! We’re over a week into October, and the new Autumn releases show no signs of slowing down. Once again, our favourite artists are dropping tracks left, right, and centre, and it’s proving hard to keep up!
This week, Charlie Puth gave us another insight into his forthcoming album VoiceNotes after dropping his incredible new single ‘How Long’. Pink also released an instant grat track called ‘Whatever You Want’ from her forthcoming album, Beautiful Trauma.
Everyone’s favourite Love Island duo Chris and Kem stormed the charts with their debut offering ‘Little Bit Leave It’, which shot straight to the top of the iTunes chart. Scouting for Girls released a new song called ‘Dancing In The Daylight’ whilst Only The Young, who split almost two years ago, surprised fans by dropping their unreleased debut album.
We were also treated to new music from the likes of Hunter Hayes featuring The Shadowboxers, Joey Devries, Don Broco, Brandon Stansell, Sam Feldt, Ashley J, Justin Prime & Onderkoffer featuring Taylor Jones, Carly Pearce, Diamond White, Kris Angelis & Adrianne Gonzalez, Binky, Katie Costello, and Sonia Leigh this week.
However, as usual we’re bursting to share just a few more new tracks with you! Here are 13 more tracks for your enjoyment.
Sam Smith – ‘Pray’
Sam Smith continues to tease his new album, The Thrill Of It All, with the release of instant grat track ‘Pray’. Produced by Timbaland, the gospel influenced track was inspired by the time he spent in Iraq with the charity War Child. Speaking to Billboard, he said: “I spent five days in Mosul and came back embarrassed that I had known so little about the world and other people’s lives. I went back to that great Nina Simone quote, that it is important to speak about the times you live in. I hadn’t done that; I’d just written a bunch of songs about love. So I wanted to write about how I’m now starting to open my eyes, at 25, to what is going on in the rest of the world, and that it’s not always pretty.” Sam recently performed the track on Saturday Night Live, alongside his number one single ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’.
Craig David – ‘For The Gram’
Another artist who is leading up to the release of a new album, Craig David also treated fans to an instant grat track this week. Working with Diztortion, ‘For The Gram’ is a hip-hop, RnB mash up which channels Craig’s love for Instagram. Speaking to The Fader, Craig said: “When I stepped in the studio, I knew that Diztortion would push me in to a place that musically I hadn’t ventured in to before. What I love about the outcome is that we were able to create a song that people won’t necessarily expect from me, yet has all my trademark melodies and fast raps all over it. Can’t wait for the world to hear what we’ve been cooking up as I’ve been testing early versions of the song in my TS5 sets and it has been going off just like how ‘Rewind’ began. ‘For The Gram’ needs to be played at full volume that’s all I know!”
Jessie J – ‘Not My Ex’
‘Not My Ex’ is the second installment from Jessie J’s forthcoming R.O.S.E album. With the album being an acronym for realizations, obsessions, sex, and empowerment, ‘Not My Ex’ channels her emotions from her past relationships whilst entering a new one. Whilst she has been hurt in the past, she is willing to give a new relationship her best shot. Jessie’s new body of work promises to be her most honest yet, and we can’t wait to hear what else she’ll deliver in the coming months.
Maroon 5 – ‘Help Me Out’ featuring Julia Michaels
To celebrate the announcement of their forthcoming album Red Pill Blues, Maroon 5 have released an incredible new track, which features one of the hottest female talents around, Julia Michaels. ‘Help Me Out’ mashes up Adam’s iconic falsetto and Julia’s unique vocals, creating something quite special indeed. The Diplo produced offering has a funky beat, showcasing a different side to the band’s sound. We’re already hooked on this collab and we’re sure you will be too.
MiC LOWRY – ‘Can’t Lie’
‘Can’t Lie’ is the latest offering from Liverpudlian five piece MiC LOWRY. Taken from their forthcoming EP Mood, ‘Can’t Lie’ is another fab slow RnB jam from the group which showcases their harmonies perfectly. The track follows on from ‘Don’t Tempt Me’, which also showed what we can expect from the group’s new era of music.
BLESSED – ‘Howlin”
‘Howlin” is the latest offering from south-east London sisters Lauren and Georgia Morgan, aka BLESSED. Premiered via Clash, the track showcases the duo’s unique fusion of R&B, dancehall, electronic and pop influenced sounds. Laced with a tropical vibe, ‘Howlin” is a feel-good offering which is bound to make you want to dance. Speaking to Clash about the track, they said: “‘Howlin’ is that craving feeling you have for a person you really like or love, especially when you’re away from them and these feelings become more intense. As much as ‘Howlin’ is about lusting for a significant other, we still wanted there to be an element of friendship and female solidarity, with women looking out for one another. We love how the visuals show us on our separate paths but eventually joining together to meet our closest girls in the party scene to really bring it all together. We had so much fun shooting it and love that we’re able to look back on a project that our friends are a part of.”
Cameron Bloomfield – ‘Get In Get Out’
‘Get In Get Out’ is the slick new track from Cameron Bloomfield. You may have already heard of him after her featured on Ghetts’ ‘Rebel With A Cause’. You may have also seen him perform across London, entertaining crowds at Wireless Festival, Shepherds Bush Empire and Indigo at The O2. However, Cameron is now ready to truly impact on the music scene with his unique style. ‘Get In Get Out’ opens with a powerful electric guitar riff before Cameron’s vocal takes over. Speaking about the track, he said it’s “about trying to find the real in all the fakery and the show. It’s easy to get caught up playing a character to get by, especially in a world that is so consumed with image and identity.”
Off Bloom – ‘Hey Bae’
‘Hey Bae’ is the new song from Anglo-Danish trio Off Bloom. The track is taken from their upcoming five-track EP, Lover Like Me. ‘Hey Bae’ is a down-tempo 2-step number, which continues their quest to push their musical boundaries. Melding Scandinavian electro pop with UK beats and further global influences, the trio, made up of Mette, Mads and Alex, are destined for big things. We can’t wait to hear what else Off Bloom will deliver when they drop their forthcoming EP!
Lindsey Stirling – ‘Christmas C’Mon’ featuring Becky G
It may only be October, but the first wave of new Christmas songs is here thanks to critically acclaimed 3x Billboard Award winner electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling. Teaming up with singer Becky G, the sparkling festive offering is taken from Lindsey’s forthcoming Christmas album Warmer in the Winter. Speaking about the album, Lindsey said: “I am excited to officially announce that my Christmas album is finished! But I am so happy with how it all came together. Prepare yourself for a potpourri of different styles, sounds from all different sides of Christmas music. All of which is sprinkled with a good dose of Lindsey pixie dust.” The album will include a mix of originals and covers, and will feature collaborations with the likes of Sabrina Carpenter, Trombone Shorty, and Alex Gaskarth.
FACE – ‘Cry’
FACE return with an euphoric anthem-pop offering called ‘Cry’. Made up of David Arthur, Matt Kern, Slim Gabriel and JC, the band have delivered a track which has a clear statement of intent. Speaking about the track, vocalist David said: “We’re living in crazy times, we have created a society for ourselves that only Ronald McDonald can be proud of. Look at us. What’s so good about being alive in 2017? There’s Richards everywhere you look. Are you a Richard? Or do you want to make this intolerable self-serving existence we call life better for everyone by making a decision to choose not to be a Richard. Power to the people. Anything is possible. Make them CRY.”
Inara George – ‘Young Adult’
‘Young Adult’ is the poignant offering from Inara George, which discusses the loss of a loved one and how the resulting grief and gratitude for a life that touched yours, can last a lifetime. Inara lost her father 38 years ago, and ‘Young Adult’ pays a tender, uplifting homage to growing up and an articulation of the feelings her young mind couldn’t express at the time. ‘Young Adult’ is taken from her upcoming solo album, Dearest Everybody, which is due for release on January 19, 2018.
Georgia Meek – ‘Black Dog’
Produced by Jose Cubidos, ‘Black Dog’ is Georgia Meek’s new track, which once again shows off her alternative style. Laced with a dark tone, the track is a slow-tempo offering which showcases Georgia’s vulnerable side. Speaking about the track, she said: “I wrote Black Dog on an afternoon where I arrived home from abruptly quitting my job as a restaurant supervisor. It was a really cliché moment where I basically told my boss she was a complete idiot and threw in the towel. When I got home and sat down in my studio, I suddenly felt this horrible, crushing weight had been lifted off me. I’ve always been very vulnerable with my mental health and I find it incredibly easy to feel depressed or anxious especially when working with power hungry manipulators. So I sat down that afternoon and wrote ‘Black Dog’ – depression is often referred to metaphorically as a black dog that follows your around.”
Survival Kit – ‘Valedictorian’
Rock-pop quartet Survival Kit are back with another infectious track. ‘Valedictorian’ continues to show their growth as a band, as they showcase their new sound. Speaking about the track, Survival Kit said: “‘Valedictorian’ is written from the perspective of a person who suspects his or her spouse is fooling around with someone else. They see all the signs, but the spouse continues to hide what’s happening because they think they can get away with it. That’s why the title of the track became Valedictorian. The spouse thinks that he or she is smarter than the rest. The main character is basically saying that they are not a fool and they can see everything that’s going on in clear view.”