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PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday

By July 9, 2021Music

Welcome to another week of exciting New Music. Deep dive into our freshest selection of new music this Friday as we offer you the latest tracks you need in your rotation.

JUSTIN BIEBER ft. THE KID LAROI – STAY

A double whammy. Justin Bieber and The Kid Laroi link up for their highly-anticipated new single ‘Stay’. The dynamic duo complements their single with a cinematic visual directed by the one and only Collin Tilley. Following a year of notable success, The Kid Laroi is also gearing up for the third and final instalment of his ‘F*CK LOVE (OVER YOU) chapter this summer.

SNEAKBO ft. LUCIIA – PRACTICE

 

Taken from the freshly-released mixtape ‘Jetski Wave 3‘, Brixton rapper Sneakbo has released a new music video entitled ‘Practice’ featuring Luciia. Following up from a previous string of road-rap anthems, his latest drop presents a summery, playful vibes, a testament to the artist’s ability to dabble into experimenting with new sounds.

FREDO ft. HEADIE ONE – WANDSWORTH TO BULLINGDON

West London rapper Fredo returns with an impressive new joint ‘Wandsworth to Bullingdon’ featuring North London powerhouse Headie One. The two British rappers are seen throughout an epic video directed by KLVDR, situated in HM Prison Gloucester. Alongside the release of this brand new single, the West London rapper has also announced details on his third album titled ‘Independence Day‘ which is set to drop in August. Whilst details of the album still remain unknown, Fredo has reassured fans that his forthcoming output shall be his “hardest sh*t so far.”

MALUMA – SOBRIO

 

Global Latin superstar Maluma has just dropped a new melodic single titled ‘Sobrio (Sober)’. Accompanied by a music video that features a loop of familiar celebrity cameos, ‘Sobrio’ acts as the first single taken from the artist’s forthcoming album. Portraying an emotional side, the Tererro-directed music video depicts Maluma drowning in his sorrows when he sees his lady on a date with another man. Far from ‘Sobrio’, the lyrics expose the story of someone who gathers up the courage to declare his love to an ex-lover after drinking.

NICK THOMAS – OUT OF BOUNDS

 

Rising artist Nick Thomas has released a brand new single dubbed ‘Out Of Bounds’ taken from his forthcoming album ‘Better Late’. Shot, edited and directed by Dre Vegas, the artist offers a distinct flow over the playful Iggy Silva-produced instrumental.

DWN2EARTH ft. TY DOLLA $IGN – DON’T PLAY WITH ME

DWN2EARTH isn’t just crafting melodies, instead, he’s said to be crafting a movement – evident in the release of his latest single ‘Don’t Play With Me’ featuring global hit-maker Ty Dolla $ign. The softly-laced RnB cut is the product of the skills that have been carefully honed throughout his developmental years.

DEEM SPENCER – PRAYED FOR MORE

 

If there’s anything a pandemic can allow you to reflect on – it’s life and the future. Especially for New York’s blooming alt hip-hop artist Deem Spencer. Ahead of his latest album ‘Deem’s Tape’, the young artist uses his intuitive knack for textures and sense of songcraft to reflect on key aspects of both his past and future. His latest output ‘Prayed For More’, taken from the aforementioned body of work, is just one example of how his vision will only continue to flourish.

KAI KWASI ft. KTP – SMS

 

South London’s Kai Kwasi has released his second single ‘sms’ featuring KTP following the issue of his debut track. Attaining an extensive background in film and photography, ‘sms’ is yet again co-directed and conceptualised by himself and his friends. Speaking of the track, Kai explains: “sms carries the sentiment of what will be will be. It’s about the comfort to be found in chaos when you relinquish the need of control.”

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