A recap of the week’s finest new music.
Camila Cabello – Crying In The Club
“Crying In The Club” joins an illustrious list of great debuts by the first members of a pop band to leave – Geri’s “Look At Me” and Zayn’s “Pillowtalk” being just two of them. Co-written with Sia and produced by Benny Blanco, you’ll be hearing this one all summer so best to get on board early. “Crying In The Club” will appear on Camila’s debut LP The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving.
Haerts – No Love For The Wild
Hitting you from out of nowhere, Haerts’ “No Love For The Wild” is a gut-punch of track. A heartbreakingly tender and raw track, it’s the band’s finest songwriting to date. Haerts said: “Lyrically it’s less of a truth than a burning outcry and the hope to be proven wrong.”
Shit Girlfriend – I Don’t Wanna Die
Not outstaying its welcome “I Don’t Wanna Die” is the punchy new single from Shit Girlfriend. Short, but not necessarily sweet, “I Don’t Wanna Die” is a raucous, give-no-fucks anthem. Comprised of London-based BFF's Natalie Chahal and Laura Mary Carter, the duo released their debut double A-side single via PNKSLM Recordings.
Saudade Sisters – Wrong Ones
Released this week, Wrong Ones is the debut EP from the Saudade Sisters. Based in Texas and Washington, the EP and its title track is the product of physical distance (vocals emailed between them) but retains the intimacy of conversation. Wrong Ones is released by Sports Day Records.
KWAYE – Little Ones
Singer-songwriter KWAYE has shared his second single “Little Ones”, the follow-up to his genius debut track “Cool Kids”. Fusing elements of pop and house, KWAYE’s quickly created a sound that is truly his own. “Little Ones” is released via Mind of a Genius.
Pat Lok – Oh No (Oh No) (feat. mar|co)
Canadian producer Pat Lok returns with “Oh No (Oh No)”. Featuring Marco, the track is surprisingly melancholic, but no less brilliant, twist on the contemporary house we’ve come to love from Pat Lok. “Most of the music I release gets described with phrases like “feel-good” or “pool party” but that’s usually the total opposite of my writing process - which starts from a more private and personal place,” Pat Lok says, “I started this sort of melancholy, soulful but weird beat while on tour and ended up writing the rest with Marco in New York.”
Jay Prince – When I Die
East London’s Jay Prince has teased his forthcoming Late Summers mixtape with new cut “When I Die”. Resplendent in hazy, late-night summer vibes, “When I Die” follows previous releases “Peace Of Mind” and “Anthem”. Late Summers will be released on 2 June.
Baba Stiltz – Can’t Help It
Released via Studio Barnhus, “Can’t Help It” is the new single from Stockholm’s Baba Stiltz. His ninth release for the label, Baba Stiltz demonstrates that a pop sensibility is perfectly welcome in the club – another masterclass in off-kilter rhythms and a fresh approach to beat making. The video was directed by Duncan Loudon.
The Pheels – The Realness
The Pheels have shared their latest track “The Realness”. A blend of laidback pop and R&B, the Atlanta duo have been forging their own musical path since the release of their debut EP likeWise. Band member Curtis Fields had this to say: “"The realness is about honesty with self. The only way to truly be honest with others is to have knowledge of self. Matter fact the road to anything of substance begins with knowledge of self…"
Charles Fauna – Abandon
“Abandon” is the kaleidoscopic new track from Brooklyn-based Charles Fauna. "I wrote this song to prove to myself that you don't have to pick a comfortable role and embody it for the rest of your life," says Charles Fauna, "if you abandon what you know then all that remains is what you don't, and a world of limitless new beginnings." Charles has crafted the kind of luscious pop track that you’ll want to lose yourself in, a dazzling and spellbinding effort.
Take a listen to this week’s tracks below via Spotify.