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PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday

By June 18, 2021Music

It's that time again... Deep dive into our freshest selection of new music this Friday as we offer you the latest tracks you need in your rotation. Happy Weekend Everybody!

ISAIAH RASHAD – HEADSHOTS (4R DA LOCALS)

Respectfully one of the most highly anticipated artists right now, Top Dawg Entertainment’s Isaiah Rashad has dropped off a new song titled ‘Headshots (4r Da Locals) which sonically explores grief and trauma through soulful introspection. Dubbed as the second single taken from his forthcoming second album ‘The House Is Burning’, it’s almost time for a fully-fledged return from the Chattanooga-bred artist.

5EB – MAGIC!

 

North London rapper 5EB has shared a brand new single titled ‘Magic’. Garnering inspiration from the dominant underground sound, the track imitates the psychedelic reflection of London’s ever-growing generation. At just 18-years of age, 5EB has already accumulated over 2.5 million streams thus far.

M1LLIONZ – BANDO SPOT

Brum rapper M1liionz is back, gracing us with a brand new single entitled ‘Bando Spot’. Produced by Jevon and Honeywoodsix, the track pays homage to 50 Cent’s iconic hit track ‘Candy Shop’, fuelled with renditioned hard-hitting bars and a mirrored visual of the 2005 classic.

BLAQBONEZ ft. AMAARAE and BUJU – BLING

 

Chocolate City Rapper and vanguard of Nigerian music Blaqbonez have dropped off a highly anticipated cut in collaboration with Buju and Amaarae titled ‘Bling’, taken from his newly released album ‘Sex Over Love’.

YXNG BANE ft. STEFFLON DON – BIRTHDAY

All hail upcoming birthdays. Yxng Bane and Stefflon Don have collaborated for their latest joint track titled ‘Birthday’. Considered a timeless tune that will commemorate birthdays for the long run, international rap sensation Stefflon Don is captured alongside Bane in a star-studded Kevin Hudson-directed visual in celebration of born days.

WESLEY JOSEPH ft. JORJA SMITH – PATIENCE

 

Establishing himself as one to watch, Wesley Joseph is a jack of all trades. Acquiring the skill to be an artist, producer, and director – the 24-year-old has linked up with Jorja Smith for their joint single ‘Patience’.  Taken from his awaited project, the self-produced record channels themes of hope, fear, resilience, and masculinity – all emotions and ideas that tie into patience.

KNUCKS ft. KADIATA – GUESS WHAT

Two of the biggest stars in the UK, Kadiata and Knucks join forces for a flawlessly skippy track ‘Guess What’. Laced with soft piano key samples throughout, the duo rap back-to-back providing us with a slow-tempo soundtrack to their combined sound.

TATE MCRAE ft. KHALID – WORKING

 

Tate McRae has called on global superstar Khalid for a collaborative joint titled ‘Working’. The single serves as an upbeat summer jam produced by Joe Little. Speaking on the single, Tate explains: “I usually release a lot of songs that are pretty emotional but this one is just straight a summer bop.”

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

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