Friday, is it? New music, you’re wanting?
Well, we’ve got it for you. Five Fresh Tracks to soundtrack your weekend.
Featuring bangers, earworms and hot hooks from Lokoy, GRAE, Arlo Day, Freya Ridings, and The Rhythm Method, this is one playlist you won’t want to turn off.
Lokoy – ‘Baby Blue’
Emerging Norwegian artist Lokoy (Lasse Lokøy) has shared ‘Baby Blue’, a collaboration with fellow Norway native Safario.
On the track, Lokoy says: “Everything is very inspired by tyler, the creator. The beat is raw, heavily compressed with jazzy chords. In addition, all the drum samples are acoustic drums which give some warmth to the sound. I wanted someone who could rap at it but didn’t know about anyone at the time that could be relevant. two years later I became acquainted with Kacper (Safario)”
GRAE – ‘New Girl’
Toronto-born newcomer GRAE puts her best foot forward with her stunning debut single, ‘New Girl’; filled with evocative songwriting and a glint of R&B flair.
Speaking on the release, GRAE states: “I wrote new girl when I found out my ex-boyfriend of a couple of years ended up with the exact girl he told me not to worry about when we were together. I found out on my birthday so it made for a pretty shit day but was also a great opportunity moment for a song.”
Arlo Day – ‘Broke’
South-East London based singer-songwriter Arlo Day has dropped her stunning debut EP, Bad Timing, via Domino.
Following on from the release of lead single ‘Bad Timing’ and ‘This Love’, ‘Broke’ is the latest taste of the thrilling and emotive world of Arlo Day.
Freya Ridings – ‘Castles’
Freya Ridings has shared her latest single, ‘Castles’.
It’s a stunning new offering from the singer-songwriter, filled with Ridings’ distinct vocal set and a delicate arrangement.
“I’m incredibly grateful that people come to my shows and are enthusiastic about the songs,” says Freya. “I feel really humbled when people say that my music helped them in some way. I’ve made an album that I’m really proud of, but I’m determined to keep working hard. I’m certainly not going to rest on my laurels.”
The Rhythm Method – ‘Wandsworth Plain’
The Rhythm Method have dropped the second single taken from their forthcoming debut album, How Would You Know I Was Lonely?, set to be released 21st June on Moshi Moshi.
‘Wandsworth Plain’ features vocals from Squeeze singer-songwriter Chris Difford on the chorus,
On the release, the band say: “’Wandsworth Plain’ is a kind of mini-epic, set over many years. It’s a kitchen sink drama, set in South London, almost a spiritual update of ‘Up The Junction’. A song that incorporates a lot of our collective influences; Small Faces, The Kinks, Pulp and of course Squeeze. When we found out Chris Difford was a fan, we couldn’t not get him involved.”
Listen to the full New Music Friday playlist on the Music Crowns Spotify.