Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar and Carly Rae Jepsen


Arcade Fire

‘Age of Anxiety II (Rabbit Hole)’

Taken from Arcade Fire’s new “WE” disc, the six-minute “Age of Anxiety II (Rabbit Hole)” is a slow-burning beauty that will linger in your head for days. – Sabiq Rafid

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Post Malone

‘Cooped Up’ with Roddy Rich

Post Malone’s latest single, “Cooped Up,” teamed with Roddy Rich, is the second single from his upcoming album, “Twelve Carat Toothache.” “I’ve been out of my bag for a long time and trying to get back into it,” Post said of the track in an interview with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe, adding, “We knew what we wanted to say, and we knew what we wanted to express, not just in a song but at that particular moment on the album. – SR

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Kendrick Lamar

‘The heart part 5’

Marvin-Gaye’s brilliant sample ‘The Heart Part 5’ – the first glimpse we got of Lamar’s fifth album ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ before his downfall – is a triumph. Considering the five-star treatment here to NME, we see Lamar there: “appropriating his role as an elder in the world of rap. He sees his influence and now wants to be a voice of reason and morality, not just a coveted rap star. – SR

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Carly Rae Jepsen

‘West Wind’

Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest offering, “Western Wind,” is a song made for lounging warm on sunny days. Fusing lush synths, infectious backbeat and smooth guitar soloing, it’s an utter beauty. – SR

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kayne willow

‘Final notice’

Rising star Willow Kayne’s latest single, “Final Notice,” is the singer-producer’s first release of the year. The catchy jungle track is also a tribute to Kayne’s roots, with the artist calling it “a love letter to the junglist styles of his hometown of Bristol”. – SR

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Sharon Van Etten


Sharon Van Etten has no regrets on this killer guitar-laden track from her new album ‘We Been Going About This All Wrong’. “When I make a mistake / Turns out it’s great, it’s great, it’s great she says on the euphoric track, adding: I’m much better than that / It’s much better than that”. – SR

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Shy girl

‘Stars light’

On new single ‘Firefly’, pop innovator Shygirl takes us to the dance floor. Fusing choppy beats with glitchy synths, Earworm is a thrilling preview of the artist’s upcoming debut album “Nymph,” due out later this year. -KG

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Doja Cat


Taken from the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic, on “Vegas,” Doja Cat samples Big Mama Thorton’s iconic “Hound Dog” (which was also covered by Elvis Presley himself). Reimagining the melody with plenty of flair, the powerful performance is an intriguing reworking of a classic. – SR

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Kasabian is back with a new single “SCRIPTVRE”. “It’s got this huge sound that comes from me bouncing off Kanye and old 70s soul cuts while digging into crates,” Serge Pizzorno explained of the track to NME. “There’s a euphoric, beautiful moment with the arms in the air, then comes back to that fierce, heavy beat. It’s in your face. – SR

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Say Sue Me

“No real place”

South Korean indie quartet Say Sue Me’s single “No Real Place” tells the story of a lost love and attempts to reconnect with the person he was before the relationship. They don’t hide their true feelings here, with vocalist Sumi Choi singing: “I just watch the water flow in the same place / I just watch the tree growing in the same place / And I can’t say anything, I’m just scared / You and you are gone / But I want to be brave. – SR

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