Happy Friday! Bit of trivia for you: today marks ten years since ‘The Dark Knight’ first reached the top of the American box office charts. The film made $18.5 million from midnight showings alone, breaking records at the time.
Anyway, less about caped crusaders and let’s get on with this week’s hottest new tracks. You can find the full playlist on Spotify which has all the tracks mentioned below, plus many more, all ready to get some streaming love.
Billie Eilish – you should see me in a crown
Dark and haunting, ‘you should see me in a crown’ shows a more sharp-edged and moody side to Billie Eilish than we’ve seen before. Produced by Finneas O’Connell and written by 16-year-old Eilish, the track is a compelling example of how exciting she is as an artist.
Shift K3y & A*M*E – Entirety
Another entrant for summer anthem of 2018, ‘Entirety’ pairs British producer up with A*M*E who is perhaps most known for featuring on Duke Dumont’s ‘Need U (100%)’. The track is energetic, fun, and incredibly catchy.
The 1975 – Love It If We Made It
Strong drum beats and throbbing synths come together in ‘Love It If We Made It’. Singer Matt Healey takes a stance on politics, police brutality, the refugee crisis, and racism. If that wasn’t enough, Healey later goes on to quote President Trump twice… We get the feeling the band has a lot more to say in their upcoming album.
broox – Real Love
Showing that “Real Love” can be found in any shape or form, queer New York City based electronic artist broox delivers a perfect blend of synth-wave pop, haunting R&B, and powerhouse vocals all in one. Reminiscent of Lapsley; another magnificent singer, broox is one we’ll be keeping an eye on.
Steve Aoki & Ina Wroldson – Lie to Me
Debuting at the beginning of the month during Aoki’s set at Palmesus Festival, fans have been waiting patiently for the official release of ‘Lie to Me’. Now unveiled, the track features vocals from Ina Wroldson and is a dark glitchy track that showcases both Aoki’s impressive production and Wroldson’s soothing vocals.
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LANY – Thru These Tears
The first track to be taken from LANY’s upcoming second album is about making it through a breakup. Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, frontman Paul Klein said that the track “is just about being human and going through the ups and downs.”
RALPH – Tables Have Turned
Bringing the disco to 2018 with Nile Rodgers-esque guitar riffs, ‘Tables Have Turned’ is a glittery pop infusion about once having control of a relationship, before starting to realise she could be losing the control she once had. “Feels all turned upside down, I guess I’m the needy one now,” RALPH sings whilst we’re getting our groove on to the funky beat.
Sarah Close – You Say
Bringing us a taste of summer heartbreak, British singer and songwriter Sarah Close brings the feels in ‘You Say’. About trying to move on from a relationship yet having the other person try to crawl back, the Easyfun-produced track is stunning, catchy, and totes relatable.
Aeris Roves – Banks
Aeris Roves’ ‘Banks’ is heartfelt, raw and personal brilliance that brings emotions to the forefront in less than four minutes. Speaking of the silky smooth track, Roves said: “Banks encompasses me as a creative. I produced and wrote the song, which is important to me. I hope the listener knows they have a sincere representation of my emotions on this record.
So, what’s your top pick for new music this week?
Don’t forget to listen to our ‘New Music Friyay’ playlist for plenty more new jams, including Ciara, Chance the Rapper, and Jessie Reyez.