Masego, Davido and Jake Bugg are providing us with brand new tunes in this week’s playlist.
Davido ft Summer Walker – “D&G”
Afrobeats superstar Davido unveils a stunning new hit, teaming up with R&B breakout talent Summer Walker for this fiery and sensual new track. “Dolce & Gabbana” sports slow rhythmic beats, accompanied by romantic and emotional lyrics. The video is just as stunning as the song, as we see Davido, Summer Walker and producer London On Da Track all sharing the spotlight while being dripped out, in D&G, of course. In support of the video, Davido has donated to D&G Humanitas University Together for Coronavirus Research project, in aid of fighting the pandemic – how can we not stan!
Masego – “Veg Out”
With the weather looking up and the sun beaming down, all we want to do is lay and bask in the sun, and trap-house jazz singer Masego has brought out the perfect tune to accompany. “Veg Out” pays homage to chilling out and taking it slow over an upbeat piano-driven track. Exploring the intersection of jazz and R&B, neo-soul vocals and his charismatic persona bursts at the seams of the song. Pull out your speaker and relax with this summer hit.
Jake Bugg – “Saviours Of The City”
The “Two Fingers” singer is back with an emotional acoustic track, giving us some unexpected solace in this unsettling time. Moving and alluring, fading echos and the 26-year-old’s signature melodic vocals take us on a journey of raw emotion and passion. Bugg’s seasoned knowledge and laid-back gritty swagger combine to produce a tune perfect for your summer playlist, and with more music to come – watch this space.
Jack Gilinsky ft Don Toliver – “My Love”
The multi-platinum singer-songwriter is back with his brand new single “My Love”, teaming up with JACKBOYS rapper Don Toliver. The lovelorn track explores Gilinsky’s emotions against a backdrop of R&B and mellow pop. Promoting self-love, the singer gives us boundless energy and mesmerising lyrics, and we are not disappointed.
Freddie Long – “Fade”
There’s no doubt about it. Long’s new single is yet another stride forward in this young artist’s songwriting. Introspective lyrics see the singer exploring decisions and past demons, with punchy production and searing vocals giving us just the tonic we need in these uncertain times.
Nick Hakim – “Will This Make Me Good”
After his hypnotising single “QADIR”, the New York-based musician has dropped his latest irresistible hit song. The trickling single explores Hakims personal struggles, pleading for his lover to return home over a beautiful fading instrumental. With the release of his forthcoming album, WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD out May 15, Hakim is firmly making his presence known with this stunning song.
Raphael Futura – “Take A Chance”
It’s time to get summertime ready with this romantic reminder from Rapheal Futura. With his hands firmly on the steering wheel, Futura is taking us on a smooth funk-filled journey with R&B and hip hop accompanied by dreamy vocals and electronic beats. Set to release his debut album Riviera this year – keep an eye out for Raphael over the coming months.
AK – “Critics”
The YouTuber-turned-rapper is spitting expressive bars and melodic vocals over self-produced beats and now he’s back with his latest single “Critics” from his latest EP. Expect witty bars on a fast-tempo beat, with the singer hitting out at haters and “Critics” while using metaphors and puns for a strong delivery. With over 1.5 million YouTube subscribers and a collective of over 45 million views, the superstar is ready to take over the music scene.
Kadiata – “blindside”
Newcomer Kadiata has just dropped one of the most hotly anticipated EPs, full of playfulness and nonchalance. “Blindside” is one of the most exciting tracks on the EP with catchy lyrics and eyebrow-raising lyrics, while confidently blending the contemporary rap with touches of garage and indie pop. The rapper, producer and director is just warming up, and this EP exhibits his creativity and enigmatic dynamism.