Another Friday, another round-up of the latest releases to carry you through the bank holiday and well into next week.
This week’s bumper installation will lift you with the summery new beats of Rita Ora’s comeback effort, carry you along through the reggae-infused lightness of Lil Yachty before bringing you back down with a stomping collab from Little Mix and Stormzy.
Rita Ora – Your Song
What better way to orchestrate a comeback than to work with the prolific and unbelievably popular Ed Sheeran? This track is the first single taken from her upcoming album, which is set to drop later this year.
Expect to hear this one a lot this summer, for better or worse.
Dave – 100M’s
Next up is grime’s latest prodigy Dave, who absolutely kills it over this self-produced beat. Seriously, this guy can do no wrong.
Deviating slightly from his typically socially-oriented wordplay seems to be doing the 18-year-old absolute wonders, not that we were complaining beforehand.
Bryson Tiller – Run Me Dry
In a shock move, Bryson Tiller just dropped his album True To Self a whole month early. Yep, a month! And Run Me Dry is clearly the early standout track on a fairly solid album.
Sampling the golden age of 90’s and early 00’s R&B such as Tamia and Changing Faces, Tiller still manages to make it seem fresh. The R&B revival is still in full swing!
Lil Yachty – Better (featuring Stefflon Don)
In another of this week’s hottest drops, Lil Yachty throws some reggae-infused vibes our way with Better, a track that is just made for cruising in this hot weather.
The trap artist is sticking to his guns of just making good, fun music.
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Popcaan – My Story (featuring Davido)
Sticking with the reggae theme, we move straight through to Popcaan, one of Jamaica’s most successful recent exports.
With a collaboration history featuring the likes of Gorillaz, Kanye and Pusha T, this guy clearly knows what he’s doing.
Whether this is as good as his older stuff, though, we’re not so sure.
Little Mix – Power (featuring Stormzy)
And now on to what will undoubtedly be the most successful of this week’s new music. Little Mix have taken one more step towards world domination with this collaboration with grime giant Stormzy.
What results is a slightly disjointed track, that doesn’t really feel like it hangs together. Ah well, you still know you’ll be singing the chorus.
There we have it, folks. Consider yourselves updated. Check back at the same time next week for UNILAD Sound‘s New Music Alert.