#TrustedForTaste Best Songs of The Week — June 11th
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 called #TrustedForTaste. Follow our Spotify playlist to never miss our updates!
MADAM3EMPRESS – Some Type Of Way
Rising star MADAM3EMPRESS has today shared her fourth stunning single, ‘Some Type Of Way’. The track’s concept explores notions of strength in vulnerability delivered by one of the most stunning and personally fuelled top lines in the country. The track features a wide range of sonic influences, it’s a downtempo R&B ballad, combining softly tapped drums, nature samples and a gorgeous guitar lick.
Tkay Maidza – Cashmere
Tkay Maidza is achieving icon status. The ARIA and BET nominated rapper has today returned to announce her highly anticipated follow up to 2020’s ‘Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2’, ‘Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3’ out on July the 9th. It’s the final act of Tkay’s EP trilogy that has cemented her on the global stage. Alongside the announcement of the EP she’s shared yet another stunning new single and music video. ‘Cashmere’ acts as a perfect juxtaposition to the high energy, bombastic ‘Kim’ and ‘Syrup’.
Flight Facilities – The Ghost
Flight Facilities have dropped a surprise new single off the back of their ‘NEVER FOREVER’ live stream. The track premiered during the audio-visual event and it’s unlike anything the boys have put together over the past couple of years. It’s a true dark and club rich cut, constantly brooding and teasing across its 4 minute run time.
Juno Mamba – Frequency
Juno Mamba has today released his exceptional sophomore EP, ‘Freedom’. The standout from the project, ‘Frequency’ highlights his stunning production abilities in a provacative way. Driving with purpose and urgency, an acid line rumbles throughout the track combining with driving synths and drums creating an all enveloping, emotional dance palette.
Hiatus Kaiyote – Chivalry Is Not Dead
Hiatus Kaiyote continue to tease their hyped forthcoming album, ‘Mood Valiant’ with another stunning single, this time via ‘Chivalry Is Not Dead’. The song is a twist on tackling the theme of an intimate moment with another person. The track includes the bizarre mating rituals of leopard slugs (they turn fluorescent) and seahorses (they lock tails and dance). The group’s singer, Nai Palm explains, “I’m gonna write a song that’s 3:40 long, and it’s about sex, but I’m gonna make it fucking weird. Examples from the natural world that are fucking with the status quo.”
Charlotte Day Wilson – Keep Moving
Charlotte Day Wilson has released another song from her forthcoming debut album, ‘ALPHA’. ‘Keep Moving’ is written and produced by Charlotte herself and hints at the record’s broader themes, challenging gender norms and thriving in a world that constantly shuns creativity, honesty and identity.
Sampology – Suffer and Swim ft Allysha Joy
Meanjin/Brisbane producer Sampology has collaborated with Allysha Joy on the stunning single ‘Suffer and Swim’. A clinical lesson in good collaboration, the track was given a second life after Joy’s influence. Planned as a bright, soulful broken beat instrumental, she took it to the next sonic level. It’s a euphoric, serotonin inducing number.
Peking Duk – Chemicals
Speaking of serotonin inducing, Peking Duk have released another hit potential single by way of ‘Chemicals’. Co written with Sarah Aarons, the track is about those voluntary toxic relationships, whether with people, a substance, nicotine food, that we all seem to voluntarily have.
Kapulet – Up Now
Following his massive debut release with Spenny14, Kapulet has today released his even bigger follow up, ‘Same Ones’. Produced by Willsta and Solo, the Mount Druitt rapper combines West Coast influences to his Western Sydney bravado. Gorgeous varied vocal deliveries hit perfectly over the gorgeous spacey beat.
Snakehips & EARTHGANG – Run it Up
Snakehips and EARTHGANG have combined for a funky new single, ‘Run It Up’. The track perfectly combines Snakehips’ signature knack for great house music writing, with smooth, infectious and energy inducing vocals from Atlanta hip hop duo EARTHGANG. It’s a criminally smooth jazz infused track, organic sounding while the low ends still pound.
Words by PARRY TRITSINIOTIS