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Harmony — Shoplifting From Nike
Harmony Tividad’s old band Girlpool started out making stripped-back post-punk, whose sound became progressively more polished up until their final 2022 album, Forgiveness. Tividad’s second solo single is an irresistible pop track with lyrical references to Tumblr, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Winona Ryder’s 2001 shoplifting scandal. You can check out Tividad’s beach-themed FACE shoot – which also features her mum Wendy – here.
Travis Scott – K‑Pop ft. Bad Bunny & The Weeknd
It’s been five whole years since Travis Scott’s sprawling, psychedelic album Astroworld, and now we finally have the lead single for his follow-up, Utopia. K‑Pop is powered by a reggaeton bounce, which makes featured guest Bad Bunny sound right at home, while The Weeknd seemingly makes no attempt to shake off the sordid vibe he summoned with The Idol – “K‑pop” is apparently slang for a ketamine-laced lollipop.
Llainwire – What’s Up
An 88 second blast of future rap from the unique Bristolian artist. The visuals, created by Llainwire themselves, seem to be a slightly warped tribute to the iconic 212 video.
Paris Texas – DnD ft. Kenny Mason
It’s not unusual for artists to blend punk and hip-hop these days, but Los Angeles duo Paris Texas do it better than most. With its poignant pianos and confessional lyrics, DnD provides a breather on their relentlessly scuzzy new album Mid Air.
Beabadoobee – The Way Things Go
As with her last single – the Valentine’s Day anthem Glue Song – Beabadoobee stirred up a buzz around The Way Things Go weeks before it dropped by teasing it to her dedicated fanbase on socials. The tender breakup ballad was produced by Bea’s bandmate and close collaborator Jacob Budgen. Listen closely and you’ll notice eccentric details in the vocals and orchestral flourishes.