The Autumn months are known for being rich in new music, however, the first few weeks of September have truly spoilt us. This week saw a number of huge releases, and we’re still reeling from trying to take them all in!
On Thursday, we were treated to an epic new collaboration from two of the biggest vocal powerhouses in recent times, Zayn and Sia. ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ is a masterpiece which has also been teamed up with a cinematic video.
We were also treated to comeback offerings from two iconic artists this week. Both Sam Smith and Kelly Clarkson made a welcome return to the music industry, with ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ and ‘Love So Soft’/’Move You’ respectively.
If you’re still craving more new music, then worry not, we’ve got you covered! Here’s 12 more new songs which you need to be listening to.
George Michael – ‘Fantasy’ featuring Nile Rodgers
On Christmas Day 2016, the world was rocked by the shock passing of iconic singer George Michael. Whilst his legacy will live on through his previously released music, we have now been treated to a new track from the late singer, which had been in the works before his passing. ‘Fantasy’ was first recorded by the star in the late 80s, and was released as a B-side track. However, it was one of George’s favourite tracks and in early 2016 he got in touch with Nile Rodgers to give ‘Fantasy’ the attention it deserved. The track was finally released this week, and we’re sure that George would love that the song was finally in the limelight.
Megan McKenna – ‘High Heeled Shoes’ / ‘Far Cry From Love’
Megan McKenna is best known for being reality TV royalty. Over the years, she has built a name for herself on The Only Way Is Essex, Ex on the Beach and Celebrity Big Brother, and is often remembered for her fiery temper. However, she also has a dream which recently came true. Every since she was a young girl, Megan wanted to be a country singer and she recently filmed a three-part show where she went to Nashville to fulfil her dream. We then discovered that she actually has a really lovely voice, and after the show ended she released ‘High Heeled Shoes’ and ‘Far Cry From Love’. The tracks shot up the iTunes chart, and at one point during the week she reached the number one spot, dethroning Taylor Swift in the process! We love her country vibe and can’t wait to hear more from her in the future.
Hailee Steinfeld – ‘Let Me Go’ featuring Alesso, Florida Georgia Line and Watt
Hailee Steinfeld is back with an incredible new single called ‘Let Me Go’. The track sees her team up with a variety of artists: Alesso, Florida Georgia Line and Watt, which makes for an electric offering. ‘Let Me Go’ is a crossover break up song which blends a variety of genres to create a great upbeat track. The summer might have ended, but this track has such a great tropical vibe that it’ll keep us dancing through the Autumn months. On paper, it might sound like a strange collaboration but trust us, it works perfectly.
Into The Ark – ‘Underneath The Sun’
Welsh duo Into The Ark have released their new single ‘Underneath The Sun’. The track has been released via their own label, Blackwood Records, in conjunction with the Kartel Music Group. Produced and co-written by Rick Turvey, ‘Underneath The Sun’ is tinged with 60’s/70’s Cali-folk and is full of sun-kissed melodies. Into The Ark, made up of Taylor Jones and Dane Lloyd, rose to prominence earlier this year after finishing as runners up on The Voice UK. They will be performing at The Garage, London on October 18 and The Tramshed, Cardiff on October 21 before heading out on Sir Tom Jones’ US tour next year.
MUTEMATH – ‘Break The Fever’
‘Break The Fever’ is the surprise release from Grammy-nominated, electro-experimental rock band MUTEMATH, taken from their newly released fifth studio album, Play Dead. The track discusses lead singer Paul Meany’s internal battles. Whilst the voices in his head can be crippling, ‘Break The Fever’ focuses on the fact that ultimately you’re in charge of how things will go, which fuels a lot of the album itself. Paul told Huffington Post, “The whole mantra of this album came from this song in the line “play dead, don’t be afraid tonight.” Playing dead became a picture of meditation for me. How to turn off the noise and realign myself back to a sense of wellbeing. How to evade the very thing that’s trying to kill me. Thoughts. If I can get control of those, I’ve got a chance.”
Sampson – ‘Shake The Fire’
‘Shake The Fire’ is the stunning debut single from enigmatic singer Sampson. The haunting offering combines buckets of emotion with a hint of electronica and acts as the perfect taster to what we can expect from her debut album. Speaking about the track, Sampson said: “‘Shake The Fire’ is about papa (my grandad), who was a huge supportive force in my music. I remember as a kid showing him my very first song and driving to music lessons listening to Edith Piaf; he was my best friend. His passing was really hard for my family because he was so invested in me and my siblings. Feeling grief was definitely a time when I came to understand mortality as more than just a word people use. I wrote ‘Shake The Fire’ while realising that we never really have full control of anything, especially not time.”
Anna Leone – ‘My Soul I’
‘My Soul I’ is the debut single from Swedish singer-songwriter Anna Leone, released via indie-label Half Awake in collaboration with AllPoints/Believe. Working with Bryan Wilson (Florence and the Machine, Stormzy) on the track, ‘My Soul I’ is vulnerable and captivating in equal measures. Speaking about the track, Anna said: “I wrote ‘My Soul I’ while I was going through a tough time and it helped me deal with some of it. It’s melancholic but I also think the song is kind of hopeful as well – that’s always been important for me to reflect.”
Hitimpulse – ‘Cover Girls’ featuring Bibi Bourelly
Hitimpulse, a four-piece collective made up of composers, producers and songwriters, are back with a new original release called ‘Cover Girls’. Teaming up with Bibi Bourelly, the track combines elements of hip hop with electronica to create an infectious offering which packs a punch. Bibi’s vocals are both sassy and vulnerable, creating a very unique track. Hitimpulse are possibly best known for their bootleg of Ed Sheeran’s cover of ‘I’m In Love With The Coco’, which has garnered over 120 million combined plays across streaming platforms. They have also produced and co-written tracks for the likes of Kygo, Ellie Goulding, Alma, and Steve Aoki.
Boba K – ‘Nothing Can Stop Us Now’
Boba K returns with her new song ‘Nothing Can Stop Us Now’, the follow up track to her debut offering ‘What She’s Like’. The rising starlet has delivered an uplifting electro-pop anthem which is truly captivating. ‘Nothing Can Stop Us Now’ encourages us to let go of any inhibitions, to overcome any obstacles and celebrate freedom. Speaking about the track, Boba K said: “The song is about the new generation, about brave hearts who just want to live their lives to the full. And nothing can stop them from achieving what they want!”
Cherryade – ‘Blah Blah’
London duo Cherryade, made up of Ella and Alex, are back with more new music. Produced by Dillistone, ‘Blah Blah’ is an explosive pop offering which showcase the duo’s rebellious side. Speaking about the track, they said: “We wrote this song about people getting distracted with material things and focusing on style over substance. We love pop music but so many artists we love don’t really say anything, so it’s partially addressing that as well, but at the same time it’s also really tongue-in-cheek and fun.” If you’re looking for popstars who say it as it is, then Cherryade will be right up your street.
Matti Roots – ‘Loving That’
‘Loving That’ is the new single from Matti Roots. Bonding his love for soul, funk, trap and R&B, the track is both sensual and irresistible. He has become synonymous for releasing catchy feel good songs and ‘Loving That’ is no different. Having recently teamed up with Kwame Kwaten’s Ferocious label, he is set to release even more exciting music soon which he’s been working on for the last few years.
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