10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week: Calvin Harris & Nicki Minaj, Mura Masa And More

Written By Sam Murphy on 06/30/2017

10 cuts that your weekend should consist of.

10. Billie Eilish - Watch

15 year-old wonderkid Billie Eilish is back today with another great new single, this time turning the tempo down at tad. The down-beat number gives us a chance to hear here wistful vocals that sweep over a minimal, beautiful instrumental.

9. Samantha Urbani - Go Deeper

Ex-Friends lead-singer Samantha Urbani is continuing her solo career with another retro pop track that cuts through immediately. Go Deeper is taken from a debut album that's expected to drop later in the year and it's a '90s pop tune that weaves in and out of strange places over its 6 minute duration.

8. Tourist - We Stayed Up All Night (Feat. Ardyn)

Tourist has returned with his first piece of new music since his excellent 2016 debut U. We Stayed Up Late is a very different kettle of fish to U. For one, it features vocals, enlisting the talents of Ardyn for a dreamy melody. The British producer's work is as emotive as ever though with the twinkling synth-line forming the emotional backbone of the song.

7. Kacy Hill - Static

Kacy Hill released her debut album Like A Woman today, executive produced by Kanye West and featuring production by DJDS and Stuart Price. Static is our initial favourite from the record. It's a minimal, malleable pop song that showcases Hill's fragile yet powerful vocals in the best light.

6. Mura Masa - Second 2 None (Feat Christine & The Queens) / Blu (Feat. Damon Albarn)

Mura Masa has dropped two new cuts off his forthcoming debut album. The first is his Christine & The Queens collaboration Second 2 None which is likely to be one of the more popular songs on the album. It's a steel-drum driven pop song that has Christine giving us one of her intoxicating vocals. The second Blu grabs Damon Albarn's vocal for one of Mura's more downbeat tracks to date. It's a melancholic, wonky track that throws Albarn's voice through a vocoder.

5. Moses Sumney - Doomed

Moses Sumney is one of the most captivating artists on the planet right now. He's worked with everyone from Solange to Thundercat, but he's yet to drop his own LP. That's all about to change as he's got an album on the way and new track Doomed is the first taste of it. It's a slow-moving, elongated masterpiece that never changes its pace, rather using the slowness of it to draw you further and further in. It's all about that exquisite voice which he uses to full effect here.

4. Calvin Harris - Skrt On Me (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

Calvin Harris' new project Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 is out today and no doubt many people will be skipping straight to the Nicki Minaj feature. The good new is, if you do that you'll land at the record's best track Skrt On Me. It's an island-flavoured banger that sees Minaj revelling in her comfort zone.

3. St. Vincent - New York

St. Vincent has returned today with a new track New York off her anticipated forthcoming album which is still yet to be announced. The song tosses the grittiness of her previous, self-titled record and replaces it with something much cleaner, allowing her pure vocals and poignant songwriting to shine through. "New York isn't New York without you love," she sings before the song escalates with pulsating beats and a layered chorus. It's melancholic but hopeful at the same time.

2. Matthew Young - Collect

If you've never heard of Kiwi artist Matthew Young then that's going to end today. The elongated R&B track has a percussion line that rattles the speakers and a vocal melody that slips into your ears swiftly. The whole thing feels so effortless and yet there's so much power and grunt behind the whole thing it's impossible not to sit up and listen.

1. Cub Sport - O Lord

Cub Sport have dropped a new song and taken things to a whole new level. Their last record This Is Our Vice proved that they were more than an indie-pop group and now they've proved that they could be big forces in the Oz music scene and abroad. O Lord is an impassioned plea for someone to stay in a relationship, not because it's falling apart but because it's so good you don't want to lose it any time.

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