My oh my, it has been a long time since I’ve permitted myself to listen to the great new music coming through my Inbox and share it with you.
The thing is, new music can give us the injection of the unfamiliar that we need to refresh, make new things, have different thoughts and do good work.
Here is the first list for 2018. Enjoy, and please let me know if particular songs change your life. New music discoveries can be magical and talking about music is probably my life’s work. Actually, it’s everything.
Tune. New Sounds for Living: 21 Feb 2018
01 One Bit, Noah Cyrus – My Way
02 The Black Eyed Peas – STREET LIVIN’
03 Mahalia, Little Simz – Proud of Me
04 Ella Mai – Naked
05 CLOVES – Bringing The House Down
06 Angie McMahon – Slow Mover
07 La Faithfull – Heart Back
08 Lily Allen, Griggs – Trigger Bang
09 JEFFE – Whoever You Love, I’m Cool
10 Nightmares On Wax, Jordan Rakei – Typical
11 St. Beauty – Borders
12 Nai Palm – Homebody
13 Migos – Stir Fry
14 Geowulf – Sunday
15 Naaz – Loving Love
16 JOY. – Change
17 Khalid, Normani – Love Lies
18 The Chainsmokers – You Owe Me
19 Woodes – Origami
20 Everything Is Recorded – Everything Is Recorded
Spotlight on: Lily Allen
Lily Allen’s new album, No Shame, is due out in early Winter 2018. The video for Trigger Bang was directed by frequent Giggs collaborator Myles Whittingham and set in London.
Trigger Bang was produced by Fryars, who has worked with Lily as a songwriter and producer for the past three years and is the first track from her fourth album, No Shame.
“That’s why I can’t hang with the cool gang, everyone’s a trigger bang, bang, bang, bang, bang” – Lily Allen