Welcome to the party, word to Pop Smoke! Woo and deep dive into our freshest selection of new music this Friday as we offer you the latest tracks you need in your rotation.
WSTRN – MAMA STAY
As soon as the sun comes out, WSTRN appear and rightly so. Back with a brand-new single titled ‘Mama Stay’, the West-London collective are back delivering a quality blend of RnB, Rap and Afro swing ahead of their forthcoming mixtape due to land this summer.
KALI UCHIS – TELEPATIA
Comfortably placed at number 2 on the Spotify Global chart, Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee Kali Uchis has released the lyric video for her latest track “telepatía, taken from her second studio album.
NICS – VISION 2021
Determined and clearer than ever, North London artist Nics kicks off the new year with his brand-new single ‘Vision 2021’. Heralded by previous successes ‘Camping’, ‘Cosy’ and ‘Hot Steppin’, Nics finds himself observing on themes of vulnerability throughout the cut, which is soon overruled by optimism and his signature use of suave wordplay.
ROMY DYA – SHE
Netherlands-based artist Romy Dya has released the visuals to her track ‘She’. Renowned for being the focus track taken from her debut, self-produced and written album ‘I FKN LOVE MYSELF‘, the accompanying, eerie video portrays a woman who has been through a lot but comes through stronger and better.
CENTRAL CEE – 6 FOR 6
Central Cee’s highly anticipated mixtape ‘Wild West’ is finally here, landing in the wake of his widespread singles ‘Loading’ and ‘Commitment Issues’. Continuing his notable momentum, the Shepherd’s Bush-native has dropped another visual offering titled ‘6 for 6’.
JORJA SMITH – ADDICTED
Multi-award-winning artist Jorja Smith returns with an emotive, new single titled ‘Addicted’. The accompanying music video, shot on webcam, is self-directed along with Savanah Leaf. The track, in particular, is contextualised to emotion – “focusing on wanting the full attention of someone who is not giving you enough (or any) when they should be…” – Jorja.
DOJA CAT – STREETS
After Tik-Tok propelled her track into a viral whirlwind of success and airplay, Doja Cat has now released visuals for her challenge-chart-topping single ‘Streets’. Keeping it sultry and sexy, similarly to the #Silhouette challenge, the Cali-based singer poses in true mannequin-style before swiftly transforming into spiderwoman.
GIVEON – ALL TO ME
There’s no doubt in saying Giveon has the unwavering ability to capture any mood in any song. Evident in his latest release ‘All to Me’, the Californian-bred artist is the gift that keeps on giving. If one single wasn’t enough, the 26-year-old has also released his ‘Heartbreak Anniversary’ video preceded by his swirl of successes back in 2020.
JAY LEWN ft. JAZ KARIS – GLITTER AIN’T GOLD
Boasting the ability to fuse pop melodies with infectious RnB grooves, UK-Born Jay Lewn has released his brand new track ‘Glitter ain’t Gold’ featuring Jaz Karis. The artistic visuals, directed by Jamie A Waters, creates the perfect amalgamation for their lyrical twists.
You can now listen to all songs featured in PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday in our Official Spotify Playlist below.
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