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PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday

By October 22, 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.

JACK HARLOW ft. BRYSON TILLER and STATIC MAJOR – LUV IS DRO

Jack Harlow and Bryson Tiller have teamed up for a collaborative visual offering for their track ‘Luv Is Dro’, taken off Harlow’s 2020 LP ‘That’s What They All Say’. In addition to paying homage to their home turf, Louisville, Kentucky, the single also features vocals from Static Major, Louisville’s beloved former resident. Seen hanging out and partying around the city’s famous locations, the vibe of the video is not one to be missed.

LADIPOE ft. FIREBOY DML – RUNNING

With their latest joint track, ‘Running,’ Ladipoe and Fireboy DML combine their chemistry. Throughout the track, powerful rap from Poe is followed by the anthem chorus performed by Fireboy. In addition to becoming one of Nigeria’s hottest hip-hop stars, Poe is working hard ahead of his forthcoming project, set to release in the next few weeks.

SUMMER WALKER ft. JT – EX FOR A REASON

 

It’s almost that time. Summer Walker has enlisted JT from City Girls for their new single ‘Ex For A Reason’. The single marks the first off of her forthcoming second album ‘Still Over It’, which is due to hit our streaming services on the first week of November.

HOPE TALA – TIPTOEING

With the premiere of her stunning new single, “Tiptoeing” Hope Tala continues to grow the buzz around her name. Produced by Greg Kurstin, who had just recently produced Adele’s return single ‘Easy on You’, the track is described as a bossa nova-inspired R&B cut, thanks to a stunning arrangement and Tala’s powerful vocals.

NICS ft. S.A.M – VIBSING

With the success of their previous single ‘Two Times’ and a slew of Insta-fuelled freestyles, Nics and S.A.M have put their musical acumen and bravado to work with their latest single, ‘Vibsing’. Having worked in close association with producer Creatxr, the catchy single marks the first release taken from North London’s Nics’ forthcoming EP, set for release in 2022.

WSTRN ft. LILA IKE – NEVER LEAVE

 

Bridging the sounds of Reggae and R&B, WSTRN and Lila Ike join forces to create a smooth, infectious vibe on their latest single “Never Leave”. Stringing along from their previous single “Professional Love”, the West London collective have continued to capture the black diaspora across the UK and the world with their signature sounds.

AUGUST ROYALS ft. KEVIN ABSTRACT – PRADA

 

Georgia-born, Los Angeles-residing artist August Royals has tapped BROCKHAMPTON’s frontman Kevin Abstract for his new single entitled ‘Prada’. The track, also produced by BROCKHAMPTON’s Romil Hemnani, is further accompanied by a filmed interview in which we discover a more in-depth personality piece surrounding Royals. Alongside this brand new single, Royals is also gearing up for his debut EP, ‘Inhaler’, which is due to arrive at the start of the new year.

BENJIFLOW ft. OXLADE – MY BELLA

North-London artist BenjiFlow has unveiled the video for his latest single ‘My Bella’, which features iconic Naija singer Oxlade. Accompanied by a Charlie Di Placido-directed visual, ‘My Bella’ is the second instalment from his forthcoming EP ‘The Thrill’ due in November of this year.

WES NELSON – SAY NOTHING

In the wake of his explosive arrival on the UK music scene, R&B/Pop hitmaker Wes Nelson has made a return, with his first solo single titled ‘Say Nothing’. The track, penned by him and frequent collaborator Ayo Beatz, showcases another side of Wes’ multifaceted artistry, combining light Afrobeat rhythms with pared-back guitars, breezy tropical production, and silky R&B melodies. 

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

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