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PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday (V-DAY SPECIAL) ♡

By February 12, 2021Music

Not only are we providing you with the freshest tracks right now, but we have also hand-selected Valentine's Day specials to push you through right into the weekend of LOVE! Happy Friday. Happy Valentines.

ERICA BANKS ft. TRAVIS SCOTT – BUSS IT (REMIX)

Rising Dallas rapper Erica Banks has unleashed an official remix to her widespread, success from single ‘Buss it’ – enlisting fellow-Texan Travis Scott who lays down a fitting verse for the current climate.

ASTON MERRYGOLD – OVERBOARD

Aston Merrygold has shared a brand new single titled ‘Overboard’. Accompanied by a tranquil lyric video, the former JLS star shows off his distinguished, suave vocals throughout.

(Submitted by PAUSE HER Editor, Samantha Ria)

SAMO ONES ft. THNKN ALOUD – SHOW COLOUR RE

British-Nigerian duo Samo Ones x Thnkn Aloud have released their music video titled ‘Show Colour Re’. Directed by Eric Myers, the visual offering displays the two encouraging people to be themselves despite a judgemental society.

JIMMY COZIER – SHE’S ALL I GOT

Staying on the subject of being suave, Jimmy Cozier uses his storytelling, sonic skills to cozy up to his woman despite her differences. The Soul / RnB track, ‘She’s All I Got’, sees the American RnB singer lay it down smooth in true noughties-style.

(Submitted by: PAUSE Fashion Editor, Rhys Marcus Jay)

NATTY WYLAH – BRUCE

Rising rap artist Natty Wylah has unveiled a brand-new video along with a mixtape announcement titled ‘BRUCE’. Following through from a series of thought-provoking releases, the north-London artist reflects on his defiance in the face of conformity and pressures he faces throughout his artistic journey.

GWEN GUTHRIE – AIN’T NOTHING GOING ON BUT THE RENT

Following through with the boss-woman vibes, Gwen Guthrie landed her largest hit album with mid-80’s drop ‘Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent’. Finding itself amidst global success, Guthrie sings nothing but the truth utilising her soulful, wise words. (Submitted by: Senior PAUSE Fashion and Culture Editor, Jennifer Eleto)

A1 ft. J1 – LATEST TRENDS

Ascending onto the mainstream with a bang, A1 x J1 have dropped a lyric video for their debut, viral track ‘Latest Trends’. Living up to the name of the song, the track has been the latest trend as it’s managed to accumulate over 200k views in just 24 hours, causing a TikTok frenzy too.

TWEET – BEAUTIFUL

Just one glance at Tweet’s – Beautiful lyrics can have you falling in love. Taken from the album Southern Hummingbird, the contemporary RnB masterpiece is the perfect soundtrack to a lovey-dovey Valentine’s day. (Submitted by: PAUSE Junior Fashion Editor, Taija-Leorelle Weekes)

EBHONI – X-TING

Arriving just before Valentine’s day, Toronto-based artist Ebhoni has dropped X-TING which exposes her post-break-up behaviour. Fusing both RnB and Afrobeats, the single serves as a good anthem for those who may not be in the mood to celebrate valentines after all.

KEITH SWEAT – TWISTED

Released back in 1996, Keith Sweat’s Twisted was the first song taken from his self-titled fifth album. Boasting such an influential and melodic sound, there’s no wonder the track spent three weeks at the number one spot, marking it as his biggest single. (Submitted by: PAUSE Editor-In-Chief, Johnson Gold)

LIONEL RICHIE ft. DIANA ROSS – ENDLESS LOVE

There’s nothing better than retrieving old-school love songs, especially as it’s the season of love. Taking it back to 1981 classic ‘Endless Love’, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross join forces for what is considered one of the greatest duets in music history. A stunning yet timeless classic. (Submitted by: PAUSE Junior Music Editor, Amal AlTauqi)

You can now listen to all songs featured in PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday (V-DAY SPECIAL) in our Official Spotify Playlist below.