Here are 10 of the best new songs we’ve heard in the past week, tried, tested and true for you.
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Sharon Van Etten
It’s October, so that means we are getting previews of albums coming out in January 2019 and there’s fire in Sharon Van Etten’s belly on this new song from her forthcoming Remind Me Tomorrow album on Jagjaguwar. It’s her first album in over four years and a change in direction after reccent time away having a kid and acting in the Netflix series The OA.
Reverting more to type after the great ‘Missing U’, ‘Honey’ is the song that appeared on the TV show Girls a bazillion years ago and is now here in full. It’s Robyn by numbers but those numbers are primed for a good pop time.
We posted ‘Escape’, an R&B track from this Canadian musician’s forthcoming We Share Our Blood EP but frankly there’s no crossover on the rest of the EP with this highlight ‘Hypersensis’ trodding down a path of power that Jon Hopkins may have paved. I recommend the entire EP on Ghostly.
Oof. Belfast producer Hammer comes correct with this stunning vista of a dance production on a new EP Ozone on Irish label Modern Magic.
Broken Social Scene
Old Dead Young
New Broken Social Scene! This new track marks the end of the collective’s tour schedule and is a classic thumping BSS song with the band saying it’s “our fist pump towards the constant struggle of getting it right.” Hup, ya boya.
An artist who crops up here occasionally, Pietro Iannuzzi has a new EP out on Friends of Friends called Phase Transition this month. Leading the release is this Four Tet-esque hypnotic production. For more from Indian Wells, check out last year’s album Where The World Ends
Yaeji was one of my favourite discoveries of the last year so her return is most welcome around here. The NYC/Korean perfectly brings ambient house, whispered vocals and pop melodies in a way that feels understated but gets deep into your skin.
The Scottish duo Love Sick’s ‘Fever’ is like listening to a thumping trap track glued onto to a sweet pop song. Deep bass and catchy hooks come together in a big way, there’s almost a drop. It’s from their debut EP No Sleep, out November 16th on Aesop.
Attention Span of A Cookie
That this Fatima song has some deep-fried funk as its backbone that sounds like JT’s ‘Cry Me A River’ is no bad thing at all. From her new recommended album And It’s All Love.
Jacuzzi Rollercoaster feat. Ali Love
The queen continues her run of excellent once off singles made with Maurice Fulton with two tracks ‘Can’t Hang On’ and ‘Jacuzzi Rollercoaster’, the latter which comes with this bonkers face fun video.