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.
THE WEEKND – DIE FOR YOU
In celebration of the fifth anniversary of ‘Starboy’, The Weeknd has unveiled a new visual for ‘Die For You’. In the music video directed by Christian Breslauer, a young boy strives to outrun authorities using telekinetic powers to pay homage to iconic television “Stranger Things” and “E.T.”
CKAY – EMILIANA
Global Afrobeats king CKay introduces his latest track titled “Emiliana”. With his new single, Emiliana, he follows up his global chart-topping hit ‘love nwantiti’ with a song that will touch everyone’s hearts. As a leading innovator of traditionally rooted afro-beats, Ckay is widely acclaimed for leaving his fans wanting more. While recorded in Nigeria and South Africa, the track embodies cross-border African music.
TIERRA WHACK – STAND UP
Tierra Whack, Grammy-nominated rapper, singer, songwriter and poet, announces her musical return with a new EP entitled ‘Rap?‘ alongside a focus single and accompanying music video entitled ‘Stand Up’. The EP is a long-awaited follow-up to her groundbreaking 2018 project, Whack World, a collection of 15 one-minute vignettes which captured a full range of personal experiences.
A!MS ft. SEBASTIAN KOLE – HAIL
Multi-platinum English-Cypriot artist A!ms has released a brand new single titled ‘Hail’ from his recently released album ‘Offshore’. Since its debut, the album has racked up over 10 million streams and boasts substance, graft and topical content underpinned by musical dexterity.
SERGE IBAKA ft. DIAMOND PLATNUMS and MOHOMBI – TAYARI
MIRAA MAY – IN MY FEELINGS
Her talent and high rating have earned Miraa May a reputation as one of the most highly rated musicians in the UK. In celebration of her latest release, ‘In My Feelings,’ the raw and honest RnB track showcases Miraa’s rich and velvety vocals and marks the second from her anticipated debut album.
TINK ft. DAVIDO – MIGHT LET YOU
Chicago’s R&B sweetheart, Tink has released a visual to accompany her Naija-pop-inspired track, “Might Let You” featuring DaVido. A blend of vintage and contemporary aesthetics, Daniel CZ’s video captures Tink embracing the afro-pop hit with the Nigerian superstar, wearing high fashion. The track can be found on Tink’s critically acclaimed project, ‘Heat of The Moment’.
BLXST – ABOUT YOU
Hip-hop star Blxst has released his new single, “About You”. In addition to some major collaborations, including those with Nas and Snoop Dogg, ‘About You’ – sampling ‘Faded Pictures’ by Joe & Case – is the artist’s first solo effort since his breakout project, No Love Lost, and one of his most personal releases to date.
GIGGS ft. ROWDY REBEL – DIFFERENCES
Capturing the epitome of transatlantic collaboration, South London and New York join forces for Giggs and Rowdy Rebel’s latest track ‘Differences’. Courtesy of JordanProdIt and Ellis Lost, the track follows Giggs’ appearance on the Godfather of Harlem.
You can now listen to all songs featured in PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday in our Official Spotify Playlist below.
FEATURED PHOTO CREDIT: NME