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Unknown T – Bon Appètit
It’s been five whole years since Unknown T blew up with his UK drill anthem Homerton B, and since then he’s endured a tumultuous career, from prison time to schmoozy Fashion Week parties. Bon Appètit is the first single from his long-awaited debut album Blood Diamond. Over squawking saxophones, he labels himself as an “elegant driller”, exuding the calm confidence of an artist who’s ready to experiment with their sound. DR
Ryder & Skepta – All Alone ft. Dré Six
You might be wondering who Ryder is, and how he managed to coax Skepta out of rap retirement. The 19-year-old from Hull went viral on TikTok with his #skeptacore trend, for which he’d pair his own productions with Big Smoke’s acapellas. Skepta liked it so much that he hopped in the studio with Ryder to create the 48 Hours EP over the course of – you guessed it – two days. There’s hope for all you bedroom producers out there.
Miso Extra – 2nd Floor
Miso Extra pushes an earworm through clattering percussion and shiny synths on this distinctive single, which is about “the moment you realise you’re in a toxic relationship and the anguish from realising your own naivety.” Fluctuating between English and Japanese lyrics, the London-based artist declares that she doesn’t “need a prince” in the latter language.
Eyedress – Sadie Hawkins Prom
On this bittersweet dream-pop bop, cult songwriter Eyedress gently reminds us of our mortality: “Life is fast, don’t let it pass you by /Make sure you don’t waste no time /Everyone’s just getting old /We’re never gonna be this young again.”
Björk – Oral ft. Rosalía
There are nasty consequences to Iceland’s open-pen ocean salmon fishing and Björk isn’t happy about it. To raise awareness, she dug up this song she wrote some time in the late ‘90s or early ’00s, recruiting Rosalía as well as producer Sega Bodega to shape it up. The end result is a lot more accessible than the funghi-themed gabber experiments on Björk’s most recent album Fossora. While we have your attention, you can donate to the fish farm protesters’ legal fees here.