A warm welcome to June. Deep dive into our freshest selection of new music this Friday as we offer you the latest tracks you need in your rotation.
LIL BABY ft. LIL DURK – VOICE OF THE HEROES
Lil Baby and Lil Durk have shared the highly-anticipated lead single off their joint project ‘Voice of the Heroes’. Going back to back to lyrically express and story tell their experiences to success, the track is supplemented by a music video that portrays the streets of Baby’s hometown – Oakland City in Atlanta. Intermixed with vignettes of faces and generations from the neighbourhood, the duo take it among themselves to showcase exactly why they are the undisputed, authentic voice of the people.
ROY WOODS – TOUCH YOU
Toronto’s RnB artist Roy Woods has returned, gracing us with a brand-new single titled ‘Touch You’ on OVO Sound. A song depicting finding love in hard times, Woods expresses his constantly honed approach, among a dream-like instrumental. Following up from ‘Dem Times‘, his collection of cinematic songs and visuals released back in May, Woods is back, once again, to demonstrate his continued depth as both a songwriter and auteur.
MORGAN ft. JEVON – BEHAVE
Underpinned by a smooth-yet-punch drill beat, London artist Morgan has enlisted Jevon for an infectious new track ‘Behave’. Following up from the release of Morgan’s debut EP ‘Alien’, at just 20 years of age, Morgan has crafted her sound over the past 3 years – landing her collaborations with some of the biggest names in UK music. Encapsulating the theme of their latest single, both Morgan and fellow-rising star Jevon find themselves throughout the visuals creatively acting out the circumstances of when lovers don’t ‘Behave’.
PA SALIEU ft. SLOWTHAI – GLIDIN’
Marking the first single back of the year, British artist PA Salieu has tapped Slowthai for an invigorating new single ‘Glidin’. Dubbed as two of the most exciting and unique artists in Britain, Salieu has been busy cementing his sound and working on a steady stream of new music expected to land later this year. The brand-new joint single, however, arrives alongside a KC Locke-directed visual and captures the quintessence of the duo’s energy and vibe.
JAY LEWN ft. JGRREY – STILL BLUE
Jay Lewn has called on Lambeth-born artist JGrrey for a silky, soul-dripping track ‘Still Blue’. Described as a trance-inducing ballad, the track arrives along with Lewn’s LOVERBOY EP. In celebration of pride month, the two rising LGBTQ+ artiste’s showcase their sonic ability over a bed of hazy textures and ambient guitar licks.
AKKAI – BRINGitBAKKK
French-residing artist Akkai has dropped a brand new single titled ‘BringItBakkk’. Produced by Elijah Melo, the track showcases Akkai’s lyrical ability to glide among the beat, smoothly laying down thought-provoking lyricism whilst doing so. Accompanied by a well-edited, cinematic music video and an infectious hook, Akkai is one to watch if you haven’t already.
Q – IT WON’T GET YA
Taken from his album ‘The Shave Experiment‘, multi-instrumentalist Q has unveiled a brand new single titled ‘It Won’t Get Ya’. Considered as one of 2021’s most formidable artists to watch, the Columbia Records signee shows no shortage of talent nor honesty as his vulnerable songwriting remains at the forefront of his creative output.
KWENGFACE – TETLEY
Peckham drill artist Kwengface has released a brand new single titled ‘Teltey’. (Yes, after the tea). Infused with suspense and heightening production, Kwengface flexes his high-octane flow and uncompromising bars Atop a mountain within the visuals. Though, it must be noted that this isn’t the first time the young artist has reached the summit, as he is best known for being among the London drill collective Zone 2 – renowned for their innovative and boundary-pushing approach to drill music.
You can now listen to all songs featured in PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday in our Official Spotify Playlist below.