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PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday

By April 16, 2021Music

We've been graced with a Friday full of new drops. Deep dive into our freshest selection of new music as we offer you the latest tracks you need in your rotation.

AJ TRACEY – LITTLE MORE LOVE

If two BRIT Award nominations and the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album ‘FLU GAME’ wasn’t enough, West Londoner AJ Tracey has released a cinematic video to accompany his latest single titled ‘Little More Love’. Marking just one of his sixteen-track offering, ‘Little More Love’ acts as an aural ode to the noughties.

IANN DIOR ft. TRIPPIE REDD – SHOTS IN THE DARK

 

Platinum-selling artist Iann Dior has shared a brand new single ‘Shots in The Dark’ featuring label buddy Trippie Redd. The 22-year-old has carved a road of success since his ascension. Preparing to release more music in 2021, Dior has reassured fans that this is only the beginning of his journey, sharing: “A number one Billboard Album is up next… I want to become the Number One artist in the world.”

TOOSII – WHAT IT COST

 

Most recently appointed Amazon Music’s “Artist of 2021” and Vevo DSCVR “Artist of 2021”, New York-born rapper Toosii has quickly established himself as a bonafide figure within the industry. As he gears up to release his forthcoming mixtape ‘Thank you For Believing’, his latest offering ‘What It Cost’ digs deeper than his newfound success – delving into the inspiring story of his journey from homelessness to victory.

IDK ft. OFFSET – SHOOT MY SHOT

 

‘Shoot my Shot’ marks the latest single from rap auteur IDK featuring Migos member Offset. The duo finds themselves rapping about modern love – painting a picturesque image of an ideal partner. Amidst a charismatic visual offering to accompany the single, the track plays as just one example of what we can expect from the in-progress body of work by IDK.

SHAKKA ft. GOLDLINK – SOLO

A true RnB dynamic duo. British vocalist Shakka has teamed up with Goldlink for a new single ‘Solo’. Boasting an impressive collection of past collaborators, West London’s Shakka has played an impactful role in the current RnB renaissance, evident through his 250 million streams to date. Gearing up for the release of his debut album later on this year, ‘Solo’ gives us a tang of what’s to come.

WES NELSON ft. YXNG BANE – NICE TO MEET YA

 

Wes Nelson has returned with a contagious fusion of Afrobeats and RnB, this time tapping Yxng Bane for a polished new single ‘Nice to Meet Ya’. Boasting a melodic hook over the Ayo Beatz production, the Staffordshire-born artist has seen remarkable, mainstream success since his debut single ‘See Nobody’ which released back in September of 2020.

RASHARN POWELL – BLUNDER

 

Taken from his forthcoming project ‘Dusk & Dawn’, emerging RnB artist Rasharn Powell has shared his first single taken off the tape. Entitled ‘Blunder’, the associated visual captures vulnerability. Unashamed to lay it bare, Rasharn invites viewers into his internal havoc as a result of love, women and relationship breakdowns.

YSL, YOUNG THUG, GUNNA ft. YTB TRENCH and LIL BABY – PAID THE FINE

Slime Language 2 is here. After months of anticipation, Young Thug and YSL signees have come through with a 23-track project swaggering majestic collaborations from some of the biggest artists in music. From Travis Scott to Drake, Kid Cudi, Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Baby, the compilation album is a testament to Thugger’s impeccable work ethic and influence. Young Stoner Life, Gunna and Young Thug link up with YTB Trench and Lil Baby for ‘Paid the Fine’ – track six taken from the audial talent ‘scrapbook’.

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