With everyone and their mother releasing formulaic dance songs like they’re going out of style, R&B upstart Mosa Adegboye rips that Nigerian music cliché apart with heartfelt vocals and songwriting on his most recent track, Perfect. It could easily have come off a chart-topping Ne-Yo album. But it didn’t. And that makes it even better.
This track has more chill than a frozen cucumber.
Massively talented TV on the Radio member David Andrew Sitek hooks up with rising R&B singer Tinashe via Dr Pepper Studio for Xylaphone, a sultry track resident on Sitek’s new EP, At Any Cost. It grabs the ears, this one.
In a parallel universe, Brandy swaps Coldplay frontman Chris Martin’s sometimes spiritless vocals with her lilting voice for a whole new version of the British rock band’s heavenly single ‘Magic’, and then she ships the song to Earth. It’s all so effortless, breathing doesn’t even compare.
From the very first listen, it’s clear that Usher’s Good Kisser is one of those songs that you either hate without apology or love so much that you’ll repeat till you’re sick and tired. If the R&B hit has featured prominently on the soundtrack of your life (like it has on those of countless others) over the past couple of weeks, there’s every chance that this sonic refresh from English electronic music wunderkinds Guy and Howard Lawrence—known together as Disclosure—will be well-received by your ears. Well, mine love it and that’s all that matters.
Woke up with that ‘where did the weekend go?!′ feeling and I’m going to need more than coffee to make me warm up to Monday. Five new songs from my SoundCloud stream, including Jasmine Thompson’s precious cover of Not About Angels (from The Fault In Our Stars), should work some magic.
Been waiting a long time for this one. Maps is the first single from Maroon 5’s fifth album, V, due September 2. Instant favourite.
Off British vocalist Sam Smith’s recently released debut album, The Lonely Hour, Life Support is a heart-wrenching song that grabs your ears at first listen and refuses to let go. Don’t fight the music.
Operating out of Montreal, Canada, producer Kaytranada just released his take on the lively Pharrell Williams megahit, Happy. Save for new drums and a fresh instrumental, this version is not so different from the original—and that’s a good thing. For a more dramatic (and far less happy) remix, listen to this.
From Ghanaian singer Kwabs, off his Pray for Love EP. Get lost.