Ten new singles you need to hear right now
Each week, we receive countless submissions of exciting new music, so we’ll be taking you through a weekly wrap up of all our favourite new tunes every Friday. For more new music and news, head to the Purple Sneakers website. Read on for new music from Saint Lane, Evan Klar, San Mei, Megan Thee Stallion & Normani, JOY., 070 Shake, The Blaze & Octavian, Hayley Mary, Mac Miller and Luen & Patch.
SAINT LANE – ‘Hickeys’
Inspired by his rough upbringing on and off Auckland’s streets and trying to get by, Saint Lane‘s new single ‘Hickeys’ sits somewhere between Ocean Alley and Post Malone and sets him up very well indeed for an exciting year ahead. Also announcing a tour kicking off later this month, Saint Lane is one artist we’ll be keeping an eye on this year.
EVAN KLAR – ‘I Do’
Melbourne’s Evan Klar has a lot to celebrate this week. Not only does he have a new single out with ‘I Do’, he’s also announced a new EP and his signing to German label, Monchique (a division of Grönland Records). ‘I Do’ is an unsuspecting earworm with a hook that will stay with you long after the song has finished, so we can’t wait to hear more.
SAN MEI – ‘Hard to Face’
Gearing up to play at this year’s SXSW, San Mei has shared a brand new single to prove to everyone she really is one to watch in 2020. Inspired by feeling a bit disheartened and unsure, San Mei aka Emily Hamilton said of the song, “It felt like every time I looked around everyone else was kicking goals and ticking boxes…And I just felt kind of stuck, and wanted to be where they were or have what they had.” Dripping with searing guitars and Hamilton‘s killer voice, ‘Hard to Face’ is a big moment for the breakout artist.
MEGAN THEE STALLION & NORMANI – ‘Diamonds’
Two of 2019’s rising stars combining forces on a new single has us jumping for joy. Taken from the Birds of Prey soundtrack, Megan holds it down with her spitfire verses while Normani shows off with soaring vocals. All about independence and not needing anyone else, it’s an unashamed, all out anthem for self-love. HERE. FOR. IT.
JOY. – ‘ANIME’
Australian artist JOY. is back with a long awaited new single. Taking to social media to share the news, she explained, “Contrary to popular belief, I only named it “anime” Bc I watched anime during the creation of this song.” Showing off her exceptional production chops that are perfectly suited to her trademark honeyed vocals, it’s a seductive trip into the dark.
070 SHAKE – ‘Guilty Conscience’
Rising American rapper 070 Shake is back with another stellar new single, ‘Guilty Conscience’. Cutting straight to the core of you, it’s heavy on the vulnerability in all the right ways.
THE BLAZE AND OCTAVIAN – ‘Somewhere’
The Blaze nail their unique take on emotional dance music yet again with their new single, ‘Somewhere’. Featuring Octavian on vocals, it’s a hands up, eyes closed moment we can’t get enough of.
HAYLEY MARY – ‘Like A Woman Should’
In the lead up to her highly anticipated debut solo EP, The Piss, The Perfume out next week on I OH YOU, lead singer of The Jezabels, Hayley Mary has shared another new single this week. Titled ‘Like A Woman Should’, it’s part declaration of independence and an expression of a desire to have the bodily autonomy that men do in this world, and part love song, pining after her partner she hasn’t seen in a while. The poignant hook hits particularly hard.
MAC MILLER – ‘Good News’
The first off a forthcoming posthumous album titled Circles, ‘Good News’ is a brand new single from Mac Miller. Working on new music prior to his tragic death in September 2018 with producer Jon Brion, Miller‘s family took to Instagram to announce the new album full of unreleased cuts as a follow up to his critically acclaimed Swimming and expressed their desire to have these songs released out into the world for Miller‘s fans. Circles drops next week on January 17.
LUEN & PATCH – ‘We Will Do The Things’
Taken from Beats of No Nation‘s bushfire relief compilation, Dance For A Future Green, this particular cut has been on repeat this week. Courtesy of Luen and Patch Free, ‘We Will Do The Things’ is a six-minute odyssey that will get you grooving for a good cause. Purchase the compilation here.
Words by Emma Jones
Image: Waylon Palmer