#TrustedForTaste Best Songs of The Week — July 16th
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!
Miiesha – Made For Silence
Following the release of her emotionally-rich single ‘Damaged’, Mieesha shows us a whole new dance injected side with the release today of ‘Made for Silence’. With it, she explores a new sound entirely, an uplifting track all about moving forward from trauma. Initially starting and known for her R&B driven delivery, Miiesha is proving she’s an artist you just can’t box in, telling stories that instantly demand attention through a range of diverse mediums.
Djanaba – Big Titties
Winner of Triple J Unearthed’s recent Collab Comp with Nick Littlemore, Wiradjuri and Bundjalung woman Djanaba has released her new single, ‘Big Titties’. The track explores a sentiment close to her heart, empowering female energy and taking down gender judgement. It’s a tasteful house and soul fused number that’s short, sharp and to the point.
Big Skeez – No Trace
Warrang / Western Sydney Afrowswing artist Big Skeez has today made his solo debut on NLV Records with new single, ‘No Trace’. Produced by Swick, the track features Skeez’s charismatic vocal delivery over a spacey and underground dance tinged Afro-beat inspired production bed. The two combine perfectly to create a moody soundscape, providing the perfect space for the track’s ethos of living life with no dramas.
Ngaiire – Him
Following Ngaiire’s stunning lead single ‘Closer’, today the Sydney-based, Papau New Guinea-born future soul artist shares her emotional new track ‘Him’. It’s taken from her forthcoming album, ‘3’ set to be released on the 27th of August. Of the track, Ngaiire stated, ‘”It’s the reality of the darkness traversed to get this album here. It’s a letter that would have been left if I hadn’t been able to finish it. It’s about a deeply personal conversation that no one dreams of having with the people they love. It’s about the legacy of love.”
Craigiewave – WhatUThink
Hailing from Naarm/Melbournes West, Craigiewave is a new voice in Melbournes glowing rap underground scene. He’s today released new single, ‘WhatUThink’ via Mirage Records. With roots in hip-hop, the artist has turned to a UK Garage tinged beat to showcase his heart and individuality on his sleeve. His intention as an artist is to subvert social norms that box in young Polynesian youth and with the track, he highlights his growth as an individual and as a songwriter.
i.amsolo – Cold feat BLESSED
Legendary Australian producer i.amsolo has today release new single, ‘Cold’ featuring blessed. The track is a downtempo moody R&B cut, featuring hypnotique autotuned vocals, a rumbling bass line and a high energy vocal feature from BLESSED. They combine to create an all enveloping emotional ballad.
Your Grandparents – Jasmine
Rising Los Angeles-based R&B/Hip-Hop trio Your Grandparents have today released their long awaited full length LP, ‘Thru My Window’. From inspirations of the likes of D’angelo, ‘Erykah Badu and The Fugees, the record presents a refined and nostalgic take on contemporary alternate rap music. The projects standout track and album closer, ‘Jasmine’ features a grand piano line, introspective rap bars and eerie synths. Shuttering high hats combine perfectly with their evocative vocal delivery.
ENNY – Under 25
In the midst of a whirlwind year of achievements, 25-year-old rapper and singer ENNY today releases her highly anticipated debut EP, Under Twenty Five. The EP’s concept was birthday during ENNY’s coming of age moments in her early 20s, deciding whether to pursue an unfulfilling 9-5 or exploring her creativity through music.
Genesis Owusu – The Fall
ARIA-nominated, Ghanaian-Australian artist Genesis Owusu today returns to share ‘Missing Molars’, a five-track deluxe accompaniment to his globally acclaimed debut album, ‘Smiling With No Teeth’. Lead single to the project, the ‘Missing Molars’ collection is opened with ‘The Fall’ with complimenting epic visuals. The track features a techno inspired percussion section combining perfectly with abrasive synths and Owusu’s trademark falsetto. It presents a hardcore and pulsating energy demanding attention and energy
Kevin Abstract – SLUGGER (feat. $NOT & slowthai)
Kevin Abstract has shared his new single SLUGGER, featuring $NOT and slowthai, out today from Question Everything through RCA Records. It’s produced by fellow member of Brockhampton, Romil Hemnani. The release coincides with Abstract’s Video Store apparel line. Featuring slowthai and $NOT, the track follows closely from Brockhampton’s giant 2021 record, featuring chaotic production and in your face vocals.
Words by PARRY TRITSINIOTIS