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PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday

By February 19, 2021Music

It's a new week and a fresh, new Friday. Which can only mean it's time to deep dive into our freshest selection of new music as we offer you the latest tracks you need in your rotation.

LIL TJAY ft. 6LACK – CALLING MY PHONE

Lil Tjay and 6LACK join forces for brand new single dubbed ‘Calling My Phone’. With G Ry and Bordeaux and Non Native behind the buttons, the two artists go back to back to deliver a catchy new track that touches on love, relationships and moving forward.

VIC MENSA ft. CHANCE THE RAPPER and WYCLEF JEAN – SHELTER

Vic Mensa, Chance the Rapper and Wyclef Jean come together using their musical dexterity to provide and address the racial injustice and underprivileged communities within the United States in their new, thought-provoking track ‘Shelter’.

ZIEZIE – BLESSED

Rising to prominence in a short space of time, South London artist ZieZie makes a return to the scene with a brand-new single entitled ‘Blessed’. With over 196 million streams to his name, the single precedes the start of an exciting year of new music and star-studded collaborations. The accompanying video centres around where the artist initially saw himself five years after the release of his track ‘Fine Girl’.

TENI THE ENTERTAINER ft. DAVIDO – FOR YOU

Nigerian artist Teni The Entertainer has joined forces with Afrobeats pioneer Davido on their collaborative single ‘For You’. Switching to one another’s pitch-perfect vocals, the poignant production celebrates the essence of love, sacrifice and reaffirmation.

CLOUDE ATLAS – WHISKEY PEAK 

Taken from their newly-dropped EP ‘Forward in Time’ by alternative-rap duo Cloude Atlas, the focus single ‘Whiskey Peak – Icy’, kicks off Cloude Atlas’ 2021 in style. Exploring themes around living in freedom and being brave in the face of turmoil, both the single and EP are a compelling listen in today’s current climate.

24KGOLDN – 3,2,1

Marking the beginning of ‘EL DORADO’ season, genre-defying phenomenon 24KGOLDN has released a brand new single ‘3,2,1’ aligned with the release of his debut album. Directed by Austin Peters, the jumpy visuals accompany the catchy record in perfect style.

BUSHROD – HIDE AND SEEK

Brixton-based artist Bushrod has returned with winter warmer ‘Hide and Seek’. His latest single draws inspiration from something so simplistic – the sun. In nod to its restorative powers, the British wordsmith has managed to assemble an impressive following after initially rising to fame thanks to SBTV’s ‘Warm Up Sessions’.

$AVVY – FALL OUT BOY

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Nashville, TN resident $avvy stands at the forefront of underground youth culture and rap. Just moments after the release of his debut project Boys Wears Pearls, the single ‘Fall Out Boy’ is just one out of the 8 tracks that paint a vibrant picture of what life is like from his P.O.V.

RUELIA – CONTROL

‘Control’ marks the new single by independent artist Ruelia. Directed by Sahra Zadat and produced by BRVO in Los Angeles, the song dawns on the paradox of being a strong, independent woman whilst juggling the aspect of private relationships.

MASTER PEACE – OVERDRIVE

Master Peace is kicking things off in the right direction, honed by the release of his latest melodious single ‘Overdrive’. Often driven by reminiscent memories, the Londoner sonically represents his younger years and what he used to listen to. Capturing the different sides of Peace, the complementing visual shows both intimate moments and professionalism.

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

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