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PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday

By September 11, 2020Fashion News, Music

It's Friday! Deep dive into our freshest selection of new music as we offer you the latest tracks you need in your rotation, so get listening!

STORMZY – SUPERHEROES

Stormzy is back, this time paying tribute to Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther). The video portrays an animated version of Stormzy leading a boy through a series of real-life superheroes – In a nod to the Black Lives Matter movement, the visual aim was to empower children according to its director, specifically black children so that they can reach their full potential.

T.I ft. YOUNG THUG – RING

Almost two decades since his debut album, T.I continues to prove he has still got it. Tapping Young Thug for their highly anticipated drop ‘Ring’, the two Atlantan stars go back to back on the club-ready single.

DIZZEE RASCAL ft. SMOKE BOYS – ACT LIKE YOU KNOW

What week it’s been for East London Grime legend Dizzee Rascal. After winning a Legacy Award just days prior, the Bow MC has now released the second single taken from his forthcoming 7th studio album ‘E3 AF’ which features London collective Smoke Boys (formerly Section Boyz).

NICKI MINAJ ft.MAJOR LAZER, MR EAZI AND K4MO – OH MY GAWD.

“Knock Knock…” ‘Oh, My Gawd’ surely is the saying we all read in Nicki Minaj’s voice. Well, Nigerian born, UK-based artist K4Mo, Mr Eazi and Major Lazer seem to think so as they have linked up with Minaj offering their latest joint single.

UNKNOWN T ft. KO and V9 – AVEN9ERS

Another superhero-inspired cut sees Unknown T, KO and V9 link up as ‘Aven9ers’, taken from the mixtape Rise Above Hate. It’s a movie!

USHER – BAD HABITS

We’re not a stranger to Usher and his declarations in relationships. In his latest single ‘Bad Habits’, he states “I love love, I’m just bad at it…”, lyrically exposing he’s messing up his love life. His latest single arrives in time as his tickets for his Las Vegas Residency in 2021 go on sale.

PA SALIEU ft. BACKROAD GEE – MY FAMILY

The Coventry-native making the most noise – Pa Salieu is the one to watch. After a hasty ascent to the top of the game, the genre-flouting 22-year-old links up with Backroad Gee for a vigorous collaboration titled ‘My Family’, it’ll sure be hard to catch your breath after one listen.

LAVA LA RUE – G.O.Y.D

Lava La Rue is back with her latest single G.O.Y.D (Girl of your dreams). Effortlessly embossing the dreamy backing track with potent lyricism and melodies, the song is a reflection of her honesty.

DAVIDO – FEM

DaVido undoubtedly serves as the king of feel-good anthems. As well as announcing a brand-new album, the Nigerian musician also shared a new video for his single ‘FEM’.

You can now listen to all songs featured in PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday in our Official Spotify Playlist below.