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PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday

By July 20, 2020Music

It's that time again... Deep dive into our freshest selection of new music this Friday as we offer you the latest tracks you need in your rotation.

DJ KHALED ft. DRAKE – POPSTAR

Drake teams up with DJ Khaled for new single ‘POPSTAR’. Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Khaled Khaled’, still yet to be released, the new track marks the first release from the Canadian rapper since his 14-track mixtape ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ dropped back in May.

KOFFEE – LOCKDOWN

It’s Koffee time. Back with a new track titled ‘Lockdown’, offering nothing but vibrant and gratifying melodious vibes, the Jamaican superstar does what she does best as she hangs out on the island alongside friends in the feel-good Yannick Reid-directed visuals.

NOT3S – HIGHEST

Looking like a week of comebacks, Not3s is among other artists returning onto the scene after a music hiatus with brand new single ‘Highest’. Shifting from his usual melodically hooked bangers, the British rapper expresses versatility as he raps about his lifestyle with a more sharp, toned approach. He’s back!

 DJ KHALED ft. DRAKE – GREECE

If only one new Drake song was enough, Dizzy is the gift that keeps on giving. 4 years since his last hook-up with illustrious producer DJ Khaled, Drake offers yet another collaboration along with ‘POPSTAR’, this time titled ‘GREECE’. Also taken from the unreleased Khaled album, the duo offers a taste of what can be expected in the near future of releases.

NOTD ft. NINA NESBITT – CRY DANCING

NOTD and Nina Nesbitt join forces for their new single ‘Cry Dancing’. Nina Nesbitt, a rising Scottish-Swedish singer is intimate in her delivery as she leaves tears on the dance floor, taken from personal confessions through her use of lyricism. Racking up over 25 Million global streams from her single prior to this, Nina Nesbitt is one name you won’t want to forget in the world of pop.

WIZKID ft. H.E.R – SMILE

Nigerian superstar Wizkid has linked up with H.E.R gifting a summer-ready collaboration ‘Smile’. Persistent with the drops, these past months have seen the Afrobeats sensation collaborate with the likes of DJ Tunez, Spax and Beyoncé. The island riddim blends their two distinct sounds seamlessly, perfect for the season.

ANNE MARIE ft. DOJA CAT – TO BE YOUNG

British pop-star Anne Marie taps Doja Cat for their joint release ‘To Be Young’. Marking Marie’s second single this month, the pop-girl duo reflects back on what it feels like to be young!

DUCKWRTH ft. G.L.A.M & JULIA ROMANA – COMING CLOSER

Critically acclaimed Los Angeles rapper Duckwrth continues his roll of releases by dropping his latest single “Coming Closer” featuring G.L.A.M. and Julia Romana. the trio thread together bouncy rhymes and a catchy hook to offer what is considered an “unexpected pop bliss”.