The best drops from the week, ranked.
10. Diplo - Bank Roll (Feat. Justin Bieber, Rich The Kid & Young Thug)
Diplo has gathered together an allstar lineup of Justin Bieber, Young Thug and Rich The Kid for his latest big tune Bank Roll. Bank Roll is a steely, sparse banger that sees Bieber, Thug and Rich trade verses with Bieber unexpectedly laying down some heat.
9. Harry Styles - Ever Since New York
This is the best song off Harry's otherwise lacklustre debut album. It's the only one that's not crawling with vapid lyrics and the, "I've been praying ever since New York," hook packs a decent punch.
8. Miley Cyrus - Malibu
Miley Cyrus has revamped her look, returning as a grounded, “rootsy” popstar on new single Malibu. It’s her first official new music since 2015’s bonkers Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz and it’s very, very different to that. She told Billboard that the song is about her fiancé Liam Hemsworth which would make it a love song.
7. Sampa The Great - The Plug (Feat. Estelle)
Sampa The Great, one of the greatest talents in Australia right now, contemplated quitting music before this EP. Thank goodness she didn't because the joint effort with British soul singer Estelle is pure class. The Plug is a self-empowerment anthem that features some of Sampa's most experimental wordplay to date.
6. Paramore - Fake Happy
Paramore's very good new album After Laughter is out today and they've successfully combined punk rock with pop. Fake Happy feels like the centrepiece of the record, starting with a melancholic acoustic guitar and expanding into a miserable anthem in the best sort of way.
5. Ella Vos - You Don’t Know Me
Some songs just gel with you after the first listen and this is one of those. LA artist Ella Vos has crafted an effortless pop song that also manages to pack a lyrical punch. The song’s about “ignorance”, stemming from the opinions of those who feel abortion should be illegal. Katy Perry, this is how you do #PurposefulPop.
4. Everything Is Recorded - Close But Not Quite
XL Records head Richard Russell has been releasing music under the named Everything Is Recorded and he’s recruited a number of artists for it. This week, he gave us a taste of that project, debuting a song with Sampha called Close But Not Quite. It’s a beautiful, delicate song that combines Sampha’s soulful vocals with a sample of Curtis Mayfield’s The Makings of You.
3. Danny L Harle - 1UL
PC Music’s Danny L Harle has announced a new EP 1UL and delivered the title track off it. Following from the slow-building M4U, Harle’s stepped up the tempo a little bit, returning to his euphoric dancefloor ways. This one also packs an emotional punch with an unknown vocalist laying down some unexpectedly soulful vocals.
2. HAIM - Right Now
HAIM have delivered the second studio taste of their forthcoming album Something To Tell You. We’ve already heard Right Now live in the studio but this is the legit version that will be on the album. It’s a beefed-up version with extra studio trickery that ultimately leads to a much grander result.
1. Calvin Harris - Rollin (Feat. Future & Khalid)
Calvin Harris is making the best music off his life right now, making it three from three with the third taste Rollin from forthcoming album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. This one features Future and Khalid, bringing strong West Coast vibes.
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