new bangers from sigrid, troye sivan, mø and the best of new music friday
The only playlist you need this week.
Your girl Sigrid released another bop this week. When will she stop? Hopefully not any time soon. This one, Raw, is about being yourself, pure and simple. We saw the Norwegian pop princess perform it live this week at her Shepherd’s Bush show and it ruled. Then she started crying because everyone went so damn wild for Strangers and she just couldn’t, but we won’t get into that. In similarly awesome pop news, Jack Antonoff has collaborated with both MØ and Troye Sivan on the soundtrack to new teen coming out film Love, Simon that he’s working on. With MØ, he channels a recent life change into key change-laden break-up banger Never Fall In Love, while Troye’s Strawberries & Cigarettes is so Jack it’s unreal -- with bonus heartthrob.
As NY faves Sunflower Bean edge ever closer to their 23 March album release date, they’re teasing out great track after great track. Today’s is Human For, which the band describe as “a rallying cry for purpose and a rejection of the way other people think you must define your life”. We can get behind that. Aussie indie rocker Courtney Barnett has another album, Tell Me How You Really Feel -- due 18 May, with beautiful new single Need A Little Time out now. There's a video for it, directed by frequent collaborator Danny Cohen, and it’s all very Star Trek. Lauren Auder's grammatically incorrect but very nice debut EP, Who Carry's You, is out today on True Panther Sounds, so we included our fave (grammatically incorrect) song, these broken limbs again into one body, in the playlist too.
Remember when we introduced you to South African musician and actor Nakhane last month? His stunning album You Will Not Die is out today and we’re obsessed with the moving-as-hell title track. Just as stunning, but from a whole other musical world, is George FitzGerald’s new record, All That Must Be, which still has us just as hooked a full week after release. There’s also new music from Flohio, Yxng Bane, Junglepussy, Ross from Friends (not that one), Hayley Kiyoko, Biig Piig, new kid Brinx and plenty more. See you on the flip side!