Martin Solveig feat. Ina Wroldsen – Places
Electronic music maestro Martin Solveig has teamed up with Norwegian singer Ina Wroldsen on his latest hit. Wroldsen obviously has a knack for recording soulful vocals for big dance numbers – this is almost as addictive as her collaboration with Calvin Harris and Disciples on ‘How Deep Is Your Love’.
Lorde – Green Light
Lorde fans rejoice, the queen of moody alt-pop has returned. Co-written and produced with fun.‘s Jack Antonoff and Bleachers, ‘Green Light’ marks quite a change from her ‘Pure Heroine’ era. Don’t be fooled by its euphoric chorus though, this is firmly Lorde’s first heartbreak record.
Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe
Aged 20, Sigrid has been swiftly catapulted from her picturesque home in Norway to being the favourite of every new music blog going. All because of a bad-writing session that fuelled her debut single with Island records, ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’. It starts quietly, her angelic voice building from “you speak to me/like I’m a child” to a raspy, righteous chorus where Sigrid slams her offender with “you think you’re so important to me don’t you”. Put it on if you’re in need of some serious self-empowerment.
Little Dragon – Sweet
After ‘High’, this is the second single to be released in anticipation of Little Dragon’s new album, ‘Season High’. Reliably funky as ever, there definitely seems to be an addictive theme to the Gothenburg natives’ new songs, as front-woman Yukimi Nagano sings of being “wrapped up in a sugar rush…that feeling when you’re hooked and can’t get enough” over hyper-active beats.
Maggie Rogers – On & Off
There is a very funny clip of Pharrell Williams listening to Maggie Roger’s ‘Alaska’ on YouTube, whilst the young singer was attending a songwriting workshop at New York University. Little did Rogers know that this was to be the defining moment in the start of her musical career. Pharrell described the track as ‘singular’ and said that he had ‘zero negative feedback’ to give her. Since then, the American songstress has released an EP, ‘Now That The Light Is Fading’ – ‘On & Off’ is one of the first big singles from this, a beautiful track of looping piano chords and thoughts on finding comfort in others.
Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos – Slide
Featuring the mysterious Frank Ocean and rap-trio of the moment Migos, Calvin Harris has managed to create a summer hit just a couple of months early. No matter, just listen to it in your kitchen, pretending your in LA like Calvin, and sliiide away.