10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week: Sam Smith, MØ, George Maple And More

Written By Sam Murphy on 10/27/2017

We want to apologise to Mr. Worldwide for not including him in this list.

10. Clean Bandit - I Miss You (Feat. Julia Michaels)

Julia Michaels brings some melodic gold on the new Clean Bandit single which is very, very good until the fiddle in the drop kicks in and takes us straight to the barnyard. It's not enough to turn us away though as we await the next Michaels verse.

9. Ty Dolla $ign - In Your Phone

Ty Dolla $ign released his new album Beach House 3 today and it features this jam which pulls in the vocal work of Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui. The pair are actually a great match bringing magic to an otherwise very simple mid-tempo. Jauregui is almost certainly the next in line to ditch 5H for the solo limelight. This track proves she'd be just fine.

8. Starley - Meaning To Tell You

Starley is one of this country's most promising pop artists and she's proved it once again with the summer-ready Meaning To Tell You. She's given plenty of space to lay down those velvety vocals in the verse before expanding into something more experimental. A definite hit in the making.

7. Sam Smith - Burning

Sam Smith has dropped the third song off his forthcoming album The Thrill Of It All and, low and behold, it's a ballad.Burning is the deepest and darkest he's been on this record so far and he's also listing this song as one of his favourites from the record in many interviews.

6. Jordan Rakei - Lost (Live)

Aussie soul man Jordan Rakei has delivered a piano cover of Frank Ocean's Lost and it's unbelievably beautiful. Rakei took on the cover for Spotify Sessions, delivering three of his own songs alongside the cover. He's given the Ocean classic an acoustic touch, slowing it down with those velvety, soulful vocals.

5. MØ - When I Was Young

dropped a surprise EP today and the title track also happens to be the best track. It's your quintessential MØ banger with atmospheric, emotional verses that burst into a left-centre, woozy drop. She always manages to pull out something very accessible but also totally fresh.

4. Nadia Rose - Big Woman

Nadia Rase is back with a meaty tune Big Woman that seems to have found a beat big enough to house her huge personality. She sounds completely at home on this one, traversing between grime and dancehall styles.

3. Tourist - Sleepwalking

British producer Tourist released his Wash EP today and this song has us totally captivated. Stripped mostly of the pulsating bass that defined U, Sleepwalking is a gentle full of twinkling synths and wistful vocals. Oh, and don't worry, the beat kicks in eventually.

2. Fortunes. - Daddies

Fortunes. contributed a song to the 'Thirty Days Of Yes' marriage equality mixtape this week and it's going to have us returning long after the plebiscite is done. It's a really honest love song that says it how it is with frontman Conor McCabe singing, "Let’s get married, we can be daddies I am devoted to you." So perfect.

PS. Today is the last day to post your marriage equality survey so please vote yes and post immediately.

1. George Maple - Slow Dancing

George Maple dropped her huge debut album Lover today and while there are plenty of epic moments, it's this slow-burner that's captivating us. Slow Dancer elongates slowly without any beat, relying on Maple's crystalline vocal to bring all the power. It's a stunning moment that'll stop you in your tracks.

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