The Songs of the Week has returned after a lengthy absence. The Guide brings you a selection of 5 Songs that we feel you should be listening to. From a range of genres, the list brings the latest releases from influential artists across the music industry.
Cafeteria-Chase B & Don Toliver feat. Gunna
The two Jackboy members get back together with YSL associate Gunna to create a Houston infused song, with melodic vocals and smooth flow from Toliver alongside an expressive verse from Gunna. After the success of Toliver’s ‘Heaven Or Hell’ and Gunna’s ‘Wunna’, the two combine perfectly with producer Chase B to create a slick song reinforcing why the two rappers are leaders in the Hip Hop world.
Hold On-Kamaal Williams feat. Lauren Faith
Jazz musician Kamaal Williams has produced a hybrid with Hold On, which is from his latest album Wu Hen. Combining classical jazz with experimental synths and R&B beats, Hold On is a song embodying the rejuvenated jazz scene, which is topped off with the vocals of Lauren Faith.
The Glow is straight from the Australian trio’s latest album ‘The Glow’. Whilst sticking to their indie rock roots, The Glow has an anthem feel to it with the flangered guitar melody driving the song forward. With no festivals this summer, this is the perfect song to have you dreaming of the headlining acts at Glastonbury.
Can’t Fight-Lianne La Havas
With a guitar melody and a heavy beat that has been influenced by her R&B upbringing and La Havas’ love of Brazilian music, Can’t Fight is ambient, yet bold. With the song being a favourite on her latest album which is aptly named ‘Lianne La Havas’, the lyrics give an insight into the R&B singers life, a theme explored across the whole album.
Leave Dat Trap- Unknown T feat. AJ Tracey
A murky, melodic drill/trap beat allows Unknown T to express himself, which is a recurring theme throughout his latest album ‘Rise Above Hate’. A dark bass line alongside an acoustic guitar embodies the style that Unknown T embraced throughout the album. ‘Leave Dat Trap’ is polished off by a slick, flowing verse from MC AJ Tracey.