Happy Friday! It’s that time of the week again where we round up our favourite releases from the last seven days. This week we offer up a blend of brooding rock from HEALTH and Soccer Mommy, the smooth R&B flows of Mahalia, a new banger from Octavian‘s new Spaceman mixtape and more. Tune in below.
Mahalia – ‘Surprise Me‘
‘Surprise Me‘ is an ultra-smooth R&B cut which sees London’s Mahalia addressing the difficulties of long-distance relationships. Her vocals are honey-sweet as she flows effortlessly over the woozy beat.
HEALTH & Soccer Mommy – ‘Mass Grave‘
HEALTH and Soccer Mommy teamed up for a brooding new anthem titled ‘Mass Grave‘. Much like the track’s title implies, ‘Mass Grave‘ is packed with dark synths and jangly atmospheric guitars. Sophie Alison aka Soccer Mommy’s melancholy croons weave in and out of the wall of sound adding some well-needed emotion.
Octavian – ‘Stand Down‘
This week, Octavian dropped his highly-anticipated Spaceman mixtape. It features collaborations with Krimbo, Suspect, Swift and A2 and proves just why he’s one of the most exciting artists at the moment. ‘Stand Down‘ is a bass-heavy cut which sees the Essie Gang artist rhyme amidst swelling synths and skittering hi-hats.
Still Parade – ‘Soon Enough‘
Niklas Kramer, aka Still Parade, shared a hypnotising ode to the sunset in his latest track, ‘Soon Enough‘. Dreamy synths melodies and fuzzy vocals are in full force here providing a feeling of weightlessness. Soon Enough comes as a teaser for Kramer’s forthcoming album of the same name.
6LACK – ‘Scripture‘
6LACK‘s sophomore album, East Atlanta Love Letter, was released today and features some incredible guest spots by J. Cole, Future, Offset and Khalid. His track ‘Scripture‘ is an airy trap anthem drenched in reverb. Find out about 6LACK’s upcoming tour here.