There’s so much music out there nowadays, it’s so hard to decide what new releases you want to listen to. We know for a fact that you’re missing out on some gems so don’t worry, we’ve created a shortlist for you below.
Big Narstie Ft. Papoose – Black Is My Colour (Black Pride) Remix
British icon and legend Big Narstie follows up his captivating ‘Black Is My Colour’ original alongside Lover’s Rock singer/songwriter Kofi, with a huge remix from US superstar Papoose. Each leaving their mark on this monumental rework of Kofi’s smash ‘Black Pride’, the pair reference theirs and other’s experiences growing up as part of the Black community in the UK and US respectively — a poignant reminder during America’s Black History Month.
Zflipa – Flavours
‘Flavours’ is really one flavour, Marmite. You either love it or hate it and we love it! Flipping Justin Timberlake’s ‘Rock Your Body’, Zflipa cleverly uses the chorus to promote the plethora of options he has to offer. If the catchy hook is uncomfortable for you to listen to, you can’t deny how good his sturdy, familiar UK Rap sounding verses are.
Eauxmar x Tahir – Vexed Into Bliss
‘Vexed Into Bliss’ tells a story of yearning for vindication and harmony following a break-up. Tahir’s vocals, powerful in its simplicity, floats across Eauxmar’s Jungle inspired production which equally reflects the journey and mood of the track as he contrasts mellow keys with heavy rolling drum breaks. The result is a stunning track which demands immediate attention.
Töme – Löv (Album)
‘Löv’ comes less than a year after Töme won her Juno award last summer. The album is driven by Töme’s enchanting voice, infectious melodies, and honest relatable songwriting, which are all held together by her genre-defiant R&B and Afropop fusion style. Our favourite song from the album is ‘Hold You’, depicted above.
Gxbos – Flake In The Press
‘Flake In The Press’ is a charged-up street rap tune that enables Gxbos to showcase his gruff tone, slick bars, and impressive punchlines.
“Flake in the press is all about my come up, how I found myself at this point and what I’ve been through to get here at this point in my journey. The metaphor ‘Flake in the Press’ with the visual connotations bring out a comedic side of being a gangster, I see myself more as a ladies’ man of drill”.
Like our selection of new music? Watch out for our Scouted playlist with much more coming soon!