The best new tracks, picked by our staff

Rated by THE FACE: A playlist featuring Isabella Lovestory, Amaarae, 100 gecs and Yves Tumor.

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Isabella Lovestory – Latina

Isabella Lovestory’s new single is a hard-hitting, playful celebration of Latina identity, and it comes with a wild video inspired by trashy classics like Tarantino’s Death Proof and Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! The crunchy reggaeton beat was cooked up by leftfield producer Kamixlo, Chicken and rising Miami artist Nick Leon. DR

Doechii – What It Is (Solo Version)

Doechii’s done it again. Florida’s self-proclaimed Swamp Princess shows off her vocal ability on her latest single, eschewing her signature agile rap flows for slick R&B runs. To top it all off, What It Is samples TLC’s classic tune No Scrubs, which is roughed up by the injection for staccato piano chords throughout. OP

Amaarae – Reckless & Sweet

Amaarae blew up around 2020 thanks to her head-turning aesthetic and a leftfield sound which associated her with Lagos’ alté movement. The Ghanaian-American artist has announced her new album Fountain Baby with Reckless & Sweet – a sensual single which irons out some of her eccentricities to create a smooth and silky vibe. It’s about love and faith,” Amaarae said of the song’s message. Moving forward we’re grown and sexy.” DR

MEYY – QT (ft. twst)

How do you make geology sound sensual, you ask? Just listen to QT, the emotive new track from Belgian artist MEYY. The way you speak /​You got me weak /​It’s like a melody /​A seismic peak /​Geology, I fell so heavily,” she sings over sparse beats in this hyperpop-influenced love song, which was produced by PC Music regular caro. Fusing elements of R&B with electronic music, QT is a sparkling ode to the simple, yet all-encompassing feeling of falling hard for someone. JW

Nourished by Time – Daddy

After competing for a love interest’s affection and losing out to a wealthy sugar daddy, Nourished by Time headed to his parents’ basement to heal his broken heart. Here, the London-based, Baltimore-raised artist penned this eccentric disco-pop jam, which will appear on his excellently-titled album Erotic Probiotic 2 on 21st April. Before then, you can listen out for Nourished by Time on Yaeji’s album. DR

100 gecs – The Most Wanted Person in the United States

After many delays, 100 gecs’ second album 10,000 gecs is finally here, and it’s a cocktail of ska punk, hyperpop and nu metal that’s as exhilarating and sickly as bingeing on Elf Bars and Monster. Despite the wild lyrics (“Got Anthony Kiedis sucking on my penis”), The Most Wanted Person in the United States is arguably one of the less intense tracks on the album. With presumably pricey samples of Cypress Hill, Scary Movie and the famous reggae riddim Sleng Teng, it’s no surprise it took the record label ages to get this out. DR

Gretel Hänlyn – King Of Nothing

London artist Gretel Hänlyn pulls no punches on King of Nothing, the latest single off her new EP, Head of the Love Club. It’s a scathing indictment of a very specific type of guy: Your Huel-fueled diet /​Fake tan fucker /​You say you love women but you only love your mother /​Your ten pound haircut /​DM diver /​WhatsApp wanker /​Fight Club lover”. The track (co-produced by man-of-the moment Mura Masa) was named BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record in the World – no small feat for a 20-year-old newcomer. JW

Yves Tumor – Fear Evil Like Fire

Tumor’s new album – deep breath – Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds) has dropped and it cements their status as one of the coolest rock stars of this era. Fear Evil Like Fire is one of the album’s many highlights. DR

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