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11. Bazzi – Beautiful (Feat. Camila Cabello)
Bazzi has thrown Camila Cabello on one of the highlights of his debut album, a move that’s surely going to nab him another radio hit. Cabello sounds great on these kind of starry R&B songs and she completely steals the show here.
10. Silk City – Loud (Feat. GoldLink & Desiigner)
Mark Ronson and Diplo keep pretending that people want to hear anything other than the forthcoming Dua Lipa collab, dropping a newie with GoldLink and Desiigner. Jokes aside, it’s an A-grade dance track and it brings together two artists that really shouldn’t work this well together.
9. Ella Mai – Trip
Ella Mai is coming off the back of a massive hit in Boo’d Up which is never an easy thing to follow-up but she does a good job with Trip. It follows a similar winning formula, going for minimal R&B with a chorus full of endearing wordplay.
8. Mac Miller – Ladders
Mac Miller’s new album Swimming is out today and while the whole thing is very introspective there are a few Pomo-produced jams that inject some much needed groove into the project. Ladders is instantly loveable with Miller proving once again that he’s at his best when he’s wrapping bars around wobbly beats.
7. CLXLOE – Show You
CLXOE is one of a handful of really great pop artists pushing the genre forward in Australia. This is her third release and also her best. It’s her most confident display yet, going big with ’80s vibes that would have Carly Rae Jepsen jealous.
6. Paces – Technique (Feat. Emmaly & Jeida Woods)
Our favourite Paces song is 1991 (No Chill) so we’re excited to see him veer back towards that pop/dancehall crossover sound. Technique is an infectious cut that’s making us wish it was already summer.
5. Ebhoni – Warning
Canadian artist Ebhoni came out of nowhere with her last single Opps and now it seems she’s on a hot streak if this latest cut is anything to go by. Warning is a dancehall-inspired cut that oozes slick melody.
4. H.E.R. – Lost Souls
H.E.R. has dropped a new EP I Used To Know Her: The Prelude and she’s exploring stylings that she never has before. Lost Souls is the most different of the bunch with H.E.R. channelling The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill in a powerful statement.
3. Diana Gordon – Moment To Myself
a href=”http://theinterns.net/tag/diana-gordon”>Diana Gordon FKA. Wynter Gordon launched her reinvention in 2016 with a pair of excellent singles and then went silent. She’s back this year and she’s refined her sound even further. Her second offering for the year Moment For Myself is a more R&B-leaning cut that’s personal and honest.
2. Roses Gabor – Illusions (Feat. Sampha)
Roses Gabor releases have been few and far between but Illusions is her strongest drop to date and suggests she’s really ready now. Sampha is the perfect duet partner with the pair of them possessing some of the most soulful vocals in the business right now. Illusions is unpredictable, powerful and poignant.
1. Robyn – Missing U
Robyn has released her first solo single in eight years Missing U and it’s a big one. It’s the first taste of a forthcoming album that she told Radio 1 will definitely arrive this year. It will be her first since 2008’s Body Talk. Just like every great Robyn track, Missing U is driven by pulsating bass and a big emotional chorus that is going to echo through every city after midnight this year.
A bonus song that came out after we wrote this: Mura Masa – Complicated (Feat. Nao)
Mura Masa and Nao are the perfect musical collaboration as they proved on Firefly and now they’re back at it with this wobbly, soulful smash. Nao sounds heavenly and Mura Masa’s beats have never sounded more textured or soulful.
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