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PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday

By December 18, 2020Music

Oh Deer! Christmas is here. Deep dive into our freshest selection of new music this Friday as we offer you the latest tracks you need in your rotation.

MARIAH CAREY ft. ARIANA GRANDE and JENIFER HUDSON – OH SANTA!

Now, it wouldn’t be Christmas without hearing Mariah Carey on full blast. This time, the mega superstar has enlisted fellow singers Ariana Grande and Jenifer Hudson for high-energy track ‘Oh Santa!”. If the trios compelling vocals wasn’t enough to blow us away, the three are glammed up to the max donning festive outfits and surrounded by ultimate Christmas cheer.

24KGOLDN ft. DA BABY – COCO

As the year draws to a close, rising superstar 24kGoldn isn’t done just yet. Enlisting Charlotte rapper Da Baby, 24kGoldn joins forces for wintry visuals ‘CoCo’. Directed by the acclaimed Cole Bennett, CoCo sees the two on a festive getaway in a luxury mountain cabin. Just in time for the festive period, the icy visual offering is exactly what you need to get you in the ‘mood’ for Christmas.

ARCHY MOOR – REMEMBER ME

At just 19 years of age, Dublin-based, Nigerian-born rapper Archy Moor comes through with emotive new single titled ‘Remember Me’. The single, produced by Brien (Soft Boy Records), touches on a negative experience with an ex-lover, sonically documenting the realities of people attempting to sneak their way back in after a wave of success.

POPCAAN ft. MASICKA and TOMMY LEE – UNDA DIRT

Further cementing the success of his legacy on ‘Fixtape’, Popcaan has unveiled the first visual offering taken from the project. ‘Unda Dirt’ comes with a sinister music video completed with black attired outfits, a priest and flames, the single is just one example of what is among the 19-body-track powered by his contagious energy.

LIL SKIES – OK

Multi-platinum artist Lil Skies has returned with a brand new singled dubbed ‘OK’. Along with accompanying visuals, the emcee has also announced the release of his sophomore album ‘Unbothered’, due to hit streams in January 2021.

BACKROAD GEE – TAKE TIME

Fast-rising rapper Backroad Gee has had an amazing year, championed by some of the biggest names within British music. Back again with a fresh single titled ‘Take Time’, the Joffstar-produced cut is dedicated to Black women and natural beauty.

BIG SEAN ft. JHENE AIKO and TY DOLLA $IGN – BODY LANGUAGE

Big Sean, Jhene Aiko and Ty Dolla $ign release stellar visuals titled ‘Body Language’, paying homage to nineties classic love films ‘Poetic Justice’, ‘Love Jones’ and ‘Waiting to Exhale’. The cinematic video is definitely one to watch if you’re feeling reminiscent.

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

Featured image credit: Grammy.

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