Ten new songs you might have missed over December
As 2019 came to an end and the festive season went into what felt like hyper-drive, you’d be forgiven for missing a few key drops over the last few weeks. With new music from some of the world’s biggest stars as well as some of our local favourites being released out into the world over the last month, here’s our wrap up of the ten best new songs you might’ve missed.
TRAVIS SCOTT – ‘HIGHEST IN THE ROOM’ FT. ROSALIA, LIL BABY
Released as part of Travis Scott‘s JACKBOYS posse album, which also included cuts from Don Toliver, Sheck Wes and Quavo, this updated version of Scott‘s latest single takes the wavy single to new heights thanks to Rosalia‘s and Lil Baby‘s flawless additions. Come for the confidence in Lil Baby‘s delivery, stay for Rosalia‘s “It’s lit!” ad-lib.
ROSALIA – ‘A PALE’ (GESAFFELSTEIN REMIX)
A double mention for the Spanish pop juggernaut, with a deep and dark remix of her 2019 banger ‘A Pale’ thanks to French electro producer Gesaffelstein. Like a moth to a flame, Gesaffelstein is right at home with the existing intensity in the original version, opting to dismantle the remnants of Rosalia‘s pop sentiments and replace them with his classic techno stylings.
TYLER, THE CREATOR – ‘BEST INTEREST’
An offcut of one of 2019’s most loved albums, IGOR, Tyler, The Creator had one last treat in store for fans over the holiday season with ‘Best Interest’. Having just been in the country for the first time in six years, he dubbed this track a “rough draft that did not make IGOR.” Tyler further explained on YouTube that he “Didn’t want it to sit on a hard drive,” and we’re so glad.
E^ST – ‘FLIGHT PATH’
Dropping this one just before Christmas, E^ST completed a hat-trick of stellar releases in 2019 with a feature on the sensational Kwame single, ‘NOBODY’, and ‘Talk Deep’ a few months before that. Also confirming to fans her long awaited debut album is slated for release in 2020, ‘Flight Path’ is E^ST doing what she does best – making perfect emotional bangers.
TAKA PERRY – ’21 ORBITS’ FT. YAW., YERGURL
A Purple Sneakers favourite from way back, Taka Perry snuck into the final weeks of 2019 with a hard-hitting new number that saw him team up with two fellow rising stars, Yaw. and yergurl. The result is a typically smooth track that bangs in all the right places.
BAAUER, CHANNEL TRES, DANNY BROWN – ‘READY TO GO’
When it comes to dream teams, we’re not sure it gets much better than this. Airing on Brown‘s new Grand Theft Auto radio station, ‘iFruit Radio’, ‘Ready To Go’ is an effortless dancefloor filler, combining Channel Tres‘ smooth as butter vocals, Baauer‘s penchant for all things heavy and bass-y and some trademark Danny Brown energy thrown in for good measure. These three are untouchable on ‘Ready To Go’.
TNGHT – ‘CLEVER PANTS’
As if the release of their incredibly long-awaited EP, II, in 2019 wasn’t enough, TNGHT couldn’t let the year wrap up without one final treat for fans. Releasing ‘Clever Pants’ as a surprise inclusion, Lunice said of the hectic bonus track, “Imagine playing a Rayman level with this soundtrack? It’s what I thought when we were making this.”
NICOLE MILLAR – ‘FAVOURS’
Pop darling Nicole Millar made a last-minute appearance at the start of December with the unapologetic, bold ‘Favours’. Honest and unafraid, ‘Favours’ is Millar with a new DGAF attitude and we’re totally here for it!
GRAACE – ‘OVERTHINK’
Rising future-popstar GRAACE returned with the soundtrack to those moments in which we’re our own worst enemy, overthinking every little thing until we can’t make sense of what’s real and what’s not anymore. Accompanied by a simple piano at first, the stunning song swells into an all-encompassing symphony, proving a versatility to GRAACE that we hope to see more of in 2020.
THE KID LAROI – ‘LET HER GO’
15-year-old The Kid Laroi graced us with his eagerly anticipated follow up to his breakout hit, ‘Blessings’ in December with ‘Let Her Go’. One for the Juice WRLD fans out there, this is the first taste from the LA-via-Sydney rapper and an exciting preview of what’s hopefully in store for him this year.
(Image from left: Tyler The Creator, supplied; Rosalia, Javier Bragado/WireImage via Getty Images via Insider.com; Channel Tres, Devin Galindo)
Words by Emma Jones