10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week: Janelle Monáe, SZA, RAYE And More

Written By Sam Murphy on 02/23/2018

Janelle Monáe and all the rest.

10. Superorganism - Reflections On The Screen

UK pop group Superorganism have slowed things, returning with another new song Reflections On The Screen off their forthcoming debut album. Reflections On The Screen sees them trade their perky, quirky sound for something a little more introspective and personal.

9. Robinson - Nothing To Regret

Kiwi newcomer Robinson has made her first strike at the pop crown in 2018 with her new single Nothing To Regret.
Nothing To Regret is the first song she's dropped that sounds like she knows she's going to be a big deal soon. It's confident and cool, with the backing needed to make a big single really sore. It was co-produced by Lorde collaborator Joel Little and Sam DeLong who has worked with bands like 30 Seconds To Mars in the past.

8. Little Boots - Shadows

Little Boots is returning with a new EP Burn and Shadows, the first single from the project, sees her return to the depths of the club world. She's once again blending pop influences with a beat that's rooted in modern club culture and it's sounds so smooth.

7. KLP - Carried Away (Feat. Milwaukee Banks)

KLP continues to show she's got a knack for summery hooks, sneaking in at the tail-end of the season with the song we needed all summer. It's got this communal feel to it that's really infectious and that's topped off by a loaded Milwaukee Banks verse.

6. Oscar Key Sung - D.Y.T.

Oscar Key Sung is back with his first new cut of the year and it's a soulful, electronic crossover that is some of his finest work to date. Last year's Shallow was one of our favourite tracks of the year and he follows suit on DYT weaving soulful, emotional vocals over a pulsating beat that allows it to be both introspective and a potential club stormer.

5. RAYE - Cigarette (Feat. Mabel and Stefflon Don)

RAYE has linked up withs some of the best new names in British music for this breezy banger. Cigarette sees RAYE once again over a dancehall-inspired beat which is where her voice and songwriting shines the brightest. Very here for that Stefflon Don verse too.

4. Kwame - Wow

Sydney MC Kwame got thrust into the spotlight when he was plucked from the crowd to rap with A$AP Ferg back in 2016 but now he's the one headlining stages. His new single Wow is his best work yet, getting us excited for a second EP Endless Conversations due in March. With the groove of GoldLink and the immediacy of Ferg, he's crafted something that feels like it could be on an international level.

3. Towkio - Morning View (Feat. SZA)

Towkio has dropped his debut album and he's snuck this beautiful SZA collaboration on there. Morning View makes us feel like we're floating through a daydream and SZA's stunning final verse is just the icing on top.

2. Janelle Monáe - Django Jane

Monáe's second song of the day Django Jane sees her give us her most straight-up rap song in recent memory. It sounds like her urgent manifesto, centred around the mantra of, "let the vagina have a monologue". So powerful.

1. Janelle Monáe - Make Me Feel

The first of Monáe's two new songs is likely to be one of the best songs of the year. Make Me Feel is a sexually liberating funk songs that's dripping in Prince influences. It doesn't sound vintage though, this is Monáe envisioning the future.

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