The best new tracks, picked by our staff
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Potter Payper, Yeat, Kam-Bu and Ariana Grande.
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The Weeknd – Die For You (remix) ft. Ariana Grande
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande team up once more, this time throwing it back to The Weeknd’s Starboy era with a remix of Die For You. Grande’s new vocals kick in during the second verse, but avid Arianators might notice something different about her voice. The first official release from Grande since she started production for the film adaptation of Wicked, her annunciation is now crystal clear, while her breathy tone is elevated by some serious power in the backing vocals. Listen out for the almost operatic belt of “do” at 2.05. Glinda, is that you? OP
Yeat – Nun id Change
Since 2021, Yeat has dropped two mixtapes and three albums. That’s too much music, isn’t it? Fortunately, on new album AftërLyfe, the cult rapper is experimenting with his signature rage rap sound and producing interesting results. With its throbbing disco pulse, Nun id Change is the album’s biggest curveball. But then you remember that Yeat likes to bosh a bit of MDMA in the studio, and it all makes sense. DR
Kam-Bu – Live‑O
A sure-fire festival crowd-pleaser, Kam-Bu’s latest release pulls you in myriad directions. Inspired by the Madchester scene and free parties, Live‑O is an undiluted homage to UK rave, garage and house music, with irreverent bars thrown in from one of South London’s most energetic musicians. JW
Krept & Konan – That Way (remix) ft. Abra Cadabra, Backroad Gee, French Montana, Clavish, Beenie Man, Pa Salieu, Bandokay, Lz, Double Lz K‑Trap & DoRoad
Back in 2016, Krept & Konan collaborated with Abra Cadabra for the Robbery (remix) – an early UK drill crossover moment which earned them the Best Song award at the MOBOS. Seven (!) years later they followed it up with That Way, which has been supercharged with this busy remix. The cast includes the nonchalant rising star Clavish, OFB leaders Bandokay and Double Lz, Jamaican legend Beenie Man and the recently incarcerated Coventry rapper Pa Salieu. Who had the hardest verse? Feel free to argue about it in the YouTube comments section. DR
Potter Payper – Multifaceted
Backed by soul-stirring pianos and epic gospel choirs, on Multifaceted Potter Payper belts out intense bars as if he’s delivering the sermon. DR
Renao – Break It Down
After leaving his home country of India and a professional badminton career to pursue music, Renao enjoyed viral success with his 2021 track Nobody. Here, he delivers a pared-back, silky smooth love song. “Moonlight starts to shine way too bright /She’s another reason to wake up /Running through my mind /I want more,” the Bangalore-raised, London-based artist croons with confidence. JW