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PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday

By October 1, 2021Music

Time to get back to business... Discover the newest tracks you need in your rotation as we offer you the freshest selection of new music this Friday. Happy Weekend!

BIG ZUU – NAVIGATE

 

In addition to being a TV chef and presenter, Big Zuu is also an accomplished rapper. His latest single ‘Navigate’ is the kingpin of his forthcoming 12-track album. Produced by Owen Cutts, the West-London rapper weaves narratives bearing interest and gravitas about humble beginnings and the importance of self-belief, which has seen Zuu keep growing in popularity. The video, directed by Walid Labri, offers an eloquent aesthetic of navigating, where Zuu traces back to his west-side roots.

ZOE WEES ft. 6LACK – THAT’S HOW IT GOES

 

Breakthrough newcomer Zoe Wees & Grammy-nominated R&B artist 6LACK have allied themselves to create something special within their new single ‘That’s How It Goes’. Wees’ gift for storytelling empathetically makes complicated topics seem universal thus joining forces with 6LACK enlivens the captivating song with emphasis on both the light and the darkness of life.

S1LVA – LOTTERY

S1lva, best known for the track ‘Ole’ featuring Krept & Konan and for his most recent single ‘Milli’ featuring M1llionz & Morrisson, returns with a brand new track, ‘Lottery’. In the midst of an impressive flurry of new, breakthrough British artists, S1lva clearly stands out alongside artists such as S1mba, Deno, and Swarmz.

KALI UCHIS ft. SZA – FUE MEJOR

 

Grammy-winning artist Kali Uchis has unveiled a new version of her track ‘fue mejor’ alongside groundbreaking musician SZA. In an updated version of the song featuring Spanish vocals for the very first time, SZA performs the song with a Daniel Sannwald-directed video. Speaking on the collaboration, Uchis stated: “This is Latin R&B, this is SZA singing in Spanish for the very first time, this is spooky season, this IS the moment.”

BURNA BOY ft. POLO G – WANT IT ALL

 

Grammy-award-winning recording and Afro-fusion artist Burna Boy has unveiled an introspective single titled ‘Want It All’ featuring Chicago-born rapper Polo G. Speaking on the new collaboration, the African Giant states he has been watching [Polo G] for a while and knew he had to get the collaboration done.

KWESI ARTHUR – JOHN WICK (FREESTYLE)

Ghanaian superstar Kwesi Arthur has presented a brand-new captivating track and visual entitled ‘John Wick (Freestyle)’. Arthur’s smooth rap skills and delicate vocals are easily reflected in the intimate soundtrack, filled with piano keys and downtempo drums. In addition to paving the way for the next era of Ghanaian musicians, Kwesi Arthur continues to showcase his musical talents, demonstrating his ability to capture the mood of any moment he wishes to.

RAK-SU ft. SCRUFIZZER and ALIKA – CATCHING A VIBE

British musical group Rak-Su follow up from their recently released ‘Finally Free’ mixtape and UK tour with ‘Catching A Vibe’ – their collaboration with Scrufizzer and Alika, sampling the Gyspy Woman classic hot off of the ’90s.

ELIJAH WATERS – HELP

 

Rotterdam-based singer-songwriter Elijah Waters follows up his widely acclaimed single ‘Grey’ with a new single titled ‘Help’, accompanied by a reflective music video. The single comes off of his highly anticipated upcoming EP and showcases his exceptional vocal talent and heartfelt storytelling skills. The consistent blue colour scheme throughout conveys the sentiments of the melancholic single well and highlights that even when fighting demons, it’s important to get help from others.

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

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