10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week: Lorde, Travis Scott, Feki And More

Written By Sam Murphy on 03/03/2017

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10. LANY - Good Girls

LANY have just wrapped up their first mini-tour of Australia and now they’ve dropped the second song to be plucked from their forthcoming debut album. ILYSB was the first and Good Girls is the second. It’s got that warm, synth-driven aesthetic that they do so well with lyrics about being in love, dancing and so forth.

9. Ed Sheeran - Eraser

We've gotta throw one Ed track in as his new album is probably going to be the biggest of the year so we can't ignore it. Eraser is the opener and it's actually the most honest Ed's ever been. It sounds like the type of music Ed was making before he wandered into ballad territory, mixing hip-hop with his acoustic stylings.

8. Benson - Trying (Feat. Yeo)

Aussie producer Benson has cheekily dropped a newie online today with a feature from everyone's favourite groove-maker Yeo. It's the most accessible thing he's ever made and it's also probably the best. Yeo's vocal melody is incredible and Benson nails the euphoric aesthetic.

7. Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo & Travis Scott - Go Off

The 28th movie in The Fast & Furious franchise is coming soon and Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo and Travis Scott have been tapped for the first single from the soundtrack. Go Off is actually pretty good. There are a lot of compulsory car and race references but apart from that it's much better than See You Again which is nice.

6. Confidence Man - Bubblegum

Funky four-piece Confidence Man have dropped another groover on us today Bubblegum. It’s the follow-up to the really great Boyfriend (Repeat) which may just have been the most sassy, infectious track since Shiny Toy Gun’s Le DiscoBubblegum follows the same aesthetic of that track mixing funk with colourful, left-field pop lyrics. It’s infectious and yet another cut from the group that’s going to get you on the dancefloor.

5. Feki - Run Away

Brisbane producer Feki has released his first piece of new music for 2017 Run Away. Following last year’s excellent You Got Me, Feki is establishing himself as one of the most consistent producers in Australia and this latest just continues a great run. The vocal melody of Run makes it one of his most accessible tracks ever while the drop sounds like it’s going to be rumbling through speakers at every festival this year.

4. Lonelyspeck - Settle

Australian newcomer Lonelyspeck has been releasing some of the most beautiful music around right now and he's compiled them all on an EP Lave which is out today. Settle is from that and it's hypnotic, fragile tune that subtly works its way under your skin. The production is textured and nuanced and yet it still feels spacious.

3. Abi Ocia -Konfyt

It’s hard for a mellow track to stop you in your track but that’s exactly what London artist Abi Ocia‘s track Konfyt will make you do. The soulful, slow-burner is subtle in terms of volume but her perfect voice coupled with the rich, intricate production make this cut pretty hard to ignore. Everything about it is so beautifully textured, adding to the already vivid, emotional lyrics.

2. J HUS - Did You See

British MC J HUS is fresh from features on Stormzy and Nines tracks but now he’s going it alone for the first time in 2017, dropping Did You SeeDid You See is a dancehall cut that’s also distinctly British which is basically what Drake could only dream of sounding like. It’s a melodic, malleable cut that just slides from one verse to another and it’s likely to sink into your ears very easily.

1. Lorde - Green Light

Bloody hell. This is how you make an exciting pop song in 2017. Big, bold and broken. A total game changer and one that throws out the rule book.