Once again, it's time... This week, dive deep into our freshest selection of new music as we present you with the tracks you need in your rotation. Happy Friday!
BRYSON TILLER ft. JUSTIN BIEBER and POO BEAR – LONELY CHRISTMAS
Bryson Tiller recruits pop-sensation Justin Bieber and Poo Bear for a festive single titled ‘Lonely Christmas’. Tiller’s downbeat holiday track is accompanied by an animated video in which Bieber and frequent collaborator and co-writer Poo Bear both appear. As Tiller veers off an empty desert road towards LA throughout the visual, he wakes up to find himself in Lonesome Valley, an Old West claymation town where Bieber is strumming a guitar and singing.
MONÉT ft. OG KEMI – HUNNIT DEGREES
Singer, rapper, and songwriter Monét has unveiled her new single ‘Hunnit Degrees’ featuring London rapper OG KEMi. In line with her earlier single ‘Just One of Those Days’, the new single features a psychedelic Hip-Hop beat, highlighting her versatility and unique spoken-word style. Monét’s hypnotic vocals are displayed in the production by GYPTXVN, which explores themes of female empowerment and a carefree approach to life while the tingling of her voice brings an air of ethereality to her performance.
STEEL BANGLEZ ft. STEFFLON DON, UNKNOWN T, WES NELSON and CLEAN BANDIT – TELL ME
In addition to continuing to bring together a diverse array of talent, Steel Banglez has now enlisted Stefflon Don, Unknown T, Wes Nelson and Clean Bandit for his outstanding new single ‘Tell Me’. As our first taste of the London producer’s forthcoming debut album ‘The Playlist’, expected to drop late next year, “Tell Me” is a testament to Banglez’s versatility.
MAVERICK SABRE – CAN’T BE WRONG
Maverick Sabre, regarded as the voice of a generation, returns with a brand new single titled ‘Can’t Be Wrong’. Introspective lyricism, perspective social commentary, and a breakdown of a relationship punctuate this timeless soul record, layered with Maverick’s crisp vocals over sprawling instrumentation.
RIA SEAN – SATISFY MY SOUL
In honour of her aptly-titled single ‘Satisfy My Soul’, Nigerian singer-songwriter Ria Sean has released a new music video. This cut, taken from the artist’s debut EP ‘Fluid,’ is accompanied by a sensual music video directed by Clarence Peters, and is shot in Lagos. With a versatile blend of stories, vibes and sounds, the EP also includes her previous single ‘Money Bag’.
RAY BLK ft. STEFFLON DON – OVER YOU
“Over You” features celebrated British artist Stefflon Don and is from Ray Blk’s critically acclaimed debut studio album “Access Denied.” Blk, regarded as one of the most powerful, challenging and thought-provoking voices in music, once again comes through owning the dancefloor at a basement rave in the visual directed by Labi.
MIDWXST – SHAME
midwxst has shared a brand new track and visual for his single ‘Shame’. Embodying a fierce chorus and string-driven verses, “Shame” embraces the aching feelings beheld after a friendship is betrayed. This single comes off his EP ‘Back In Action’ and is accompanied by a visualizer of layered images.
YOUNG T and BUGSEY ft. UNKNOWN T – ROBERTO C
Brit-nominated rap duo Young T & Bugsey have enlisted Unknown T for a fiery new single entitled ‘Roberto C’. Produced by P2J, the dynamic duo’s latest single follows in the wake of their October release ‘Big Bidness’. Fuelled by Unknown T’s iconic cadence and distinctive flow, the track is a seamless blend of drill and polished melodic rap.
You can now listen to all songs featured in PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday in our Official Spotify Playlist below.