April has already been an unreal month for music. From the almighty Sigrid‘s fresh new cut to an unstoppable banger from Drake, we’ve rounded up the tracks that have sparked our interest so far. Enjoy.
Florence and The Machine – ‘Sky Full Of Song’
Describing the inspiration behind her new track, Florence explains that “sometimes when you are performing, you get so high, it’s hard to know how to come down. There is this feeling of being cracked open, rushing endlessly outwards and upwards… it’s an incredible, celestial, but somehow lonely feeling.” The new visuals, directed by AG Rojas, take a nod towards Elton John‘s ‘Tiny Dancer’. While there’s no more music confirmed to be released, Welch will release her debut book, ‘Useless Magic’, on 5th July.
Drake – ‘Nice For What’
Back in a big way, Drake has dropped a new video to accompany his punchy track ‘Nice for What’, directed by Karena Evans. The new visuals feature recognisable actresses such as Black Panther star Letitia Wright, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez, Emma Roberts and singer Syd. The track, which borrows samples from Lauren Hill‘s ‘Ex Factor’, is an upbeat and empowering female independence anthem and calls for women to take control of the “offline” world.
Zayn – ‘Let me’
In the midst of his solo stardom, Zayn returns with powerful ‘Let Me’ – his first solo release since the 2016 debut, Mind of Mine. Accompanied by a striking new video, the former One Direction singer has officially shed his squeaky-clean boy band persona. The clip, which features Breaking Bad actor, Steven Bauer, ends with a “To Be Continued…” message – a sure sign that this emotional ballad will be one of many to come.
Ben Khan – ‘2000 Angels’
Multi-talented producer and instrumentalist, Ben Khan, never fails to impress. After a long period of silence, Khan has burst back onto the scene with his new track ‘2000 Angels’. The track features a mix of alternative R&B layers, intricate beats and an explosive chorus and comes along with a self-directed video.
Sigrid – ‘High Five’
Sigrid has just dropped another banger, this time in the shape of the upbeat, melody-driven ‘High Five’. Discussing her honest new track, Sigrid said: “the importance of [the] relations where you both dare to be completely honest with each other, rather than exchanging superficial high fives.” The BBC Sound of 2018 winner is doing serious things right now and we can’t get enough of her.
Bakar – ‘All In’
The first release from Bakar‘s highly anticipated mixtape BADKID, ‘All In’ comes as a taste of what’s to come. Taking careful steps to avoid the mainstream hype that you might hear on the radio, Bakar has been slowly shaping his most intimate project to date. This latest track captures London life from his perspective, as he hopes to be “a voice for the alternative kids” that grow up in the city. Catch Bakar playing across the UK in May, finishing up on the 22nd May in London’s Camden Assembly Hall.
Cardi B comes – ‘Be Careful’
Cardi B rose to fame on the turbulent and unruly wave that saw tracks such as “Bodak Yellow” and “MotorSport” busting into the public consciousness. To top off a monumental 2017, the rapper has just released her (slightly more delicate) track “Be Careful” and warns her lover: “You gon’ gain the whole world / But is it worth the girl that you’re losin’?”