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The 10 best new songs out today

The 10 best new songs out today

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Today is New Music Friday, which means there’s loads of new songs in the world.

Here are the 10 single songs released today I loved the most.

See the New Music section for all the of tracks and albums featured this week.

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1.

Everything But The Girl

Nothing Left To Lose

Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt have returned as Everything But The Girl after 24 years away, and it’s astonishing how readily they slot right back into the music landscape after hearing ‘Bubble Up’.

A song which makes some concession to the last 30 years of innovation and trends in dance music, also is analogous to the sound of Bicep, with its crystalline dance production, open-air feel, and sub-bass frequencies that nod to drum and bass and techno without losing their own identity.

And then there’s the voice of Thorn, who like on 1994’s ‘Missing’, the band’s ’80s and ’90s catalogue and subsequent work with Massive Attack, has always had her own identifiable vocal style.

‘Bubble Up’ leaves me with a big anticipation for the comeback album Fuse on April 21st.

2.

Young Marco

Whatcha Say?

Last summer, the eclectic Dutch DJ Young Marco returned to Dekmantel for one of his marquee sets on the Boiler Room platform, and the edit of Imogen Heap’s ‘Hide And Seek’ that became the track ID festival hit, and a big takeaway for many.

Today, the edit was officially released on Ministry of Sound, as Young Marco’s ‘Whatcha Say’ on all DSPs and streaming services, including Beatport for the DJ crew.

See full info.

3.

Benny Sings, Remi Wolf

Young Hearts

A sweet melodic synth-funk ditty from Stones Throw-signed Dutch artist Benny Sings. ‘Young Hearts’ is from the album of the same name, his eighth, this time with producer Kenny Beats on the boards.

That’s Remi Wolf on the chorus too.

4.

El Michels Affair, Black Thought

Grateful

It’s no surprise to hear El Michels Affair’s once-off track ‘Masterclass’ used for a rap track, but Black Thought, fresh from the Cheat Codes album? That’s a win.

Even better, it’s from a joint El Michels Affair / Black Thought album called Glorious Game, out April 20th on Big Crown Records.

5.

Daughter

Be On Your Way

Daughter announced their first album in seven years, Stereo Mind Game is out on April 7th. It’ll be their fourth album, and you can rely on Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella for songs with gossamer sounds at the centre, no matter how busy it gets around them, as on ‘Be On Your Way’.

The track is a longing but resilient song about an enduring connection that is also indefinable. The romantic figure Tonra addresses in the song is someone she met in California while writing the record. They shared a significant connection but she knew the Atlantic lay between them.

6.

Declaime, Madlib

Laff Now Cry Later

Madlib and Declaime’s third instalment of lost and refound ’90s rap tunes they made together came out today. ‘Laff Now Cry Later’ has that classic ’90s feel of course.

7.

Armani White, Denzel Curry

GOATED

Philadelphia Def Jam rapper Armani White and Denzel Curry go hard on this sub-bass on ‘GOATED’.

Floyd Mayweather pops up in the video.

8.

Santino Browne, USNA

Bye

Big Sophie / Hud Mo / PC Music-style crunchiness here from a collaboration between UK rapper Santino Browne and Northern Irish producer Usna MacErlane.

The pair have collaborated before.

9.

Billy Nomates

Vertigo

Cacti, the second album from Bristol-based songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and creator of spiky indie punk pop Billy No Mates was released today, and ‘Vertigo’ is hitting the spot today.

10.

Travi$, Elzzz

BBB

Travi$ and Elzzz dropped a short mini-album today called Full Circle of seven tracks, including this ’80s synthy-drill banger.


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