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Live Review: #TrustedForTaste Best Songs of The Week — January 28th

28 January 2022 | 2:14 pm | Parry Tritsiniotis

Ten new tunes you need in your life from this week including Charli XCX, BLESSED, Toro y Moi, Rex Orange County, Noah Slee & more

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!

Charli XCX - Beg For You (feat. Rina Sawayama)

Pop superstar Charli XCX has recruited Rina Sawayama for her new single, 'Beg For You'. This is the debut collaboration from the duo after years of friendship. The track samples the classic 'Cry For You' by September. Charli interpolates the tracks hook with her own distinct vocal performance and lyrical adjustments, transforming the track into a 2 step contemporary UK Garage number.

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BLESSED - No Changes

Ghanian Australian hip hop and indie act BLESSED has shared his newest single, ‘No Changes’. ‘No Changes’ personifies the songwriter, producer, rapper and multi-instrumentalists talents. Conceptually, the track delves into the discourse around the state of so called “Australian” culture, and reflecting on the injustices felt commonly across the nation.

Toro y Moi - Postman

Earlier this week, Toro y Moi, aka Chaz Bear announced his new record, ‘MAHAL’ is set for release on April 29th. Alongside the announcement, he has shared two new singles, ‘Postman’ and ‘Magazine’ each arriving with accompanying visuals. ‘Postman’s video sees Toro and his friends gliding around the San Francisco landscape in his Filipino jeepney, dazed in glorious warm film colourings.

Rex Orange County - Keep It Up

Rex Orange County has returned announcing his forthcoming record, ‘WHO CARES?’ will release on the 11th of March. Alongside the announcement, he’s released the albums lead single and accompanying video, ‘KEEP IT UP’. It sees Rex at his most chirpy uplifting best. It opens with a gorgeous string section, before erupting with a minimal percussion run, and his trademark vocal delivery.

Jamaica Moana - CYA

Jamaica Moana has today released her new single, ‘CYA’. ‘CYA’ is a fierce take on contemporary hip hop. Featuring banging bass lines, industrial electronic production reminiscent of smoky, lit dancefloors, the abrasive, Dad’s Mayo produced beat allows for Moana to take total vocal command.

Noah Slee - RISE feat. L V J

Berlin based, Aotearoa artist Noah Slee has released new single, ‘RISE’ featuring L V J. The track was created during a harsh Berlin winter and paired with COVID lockdowns. Despite the conditions, the track has turned out as an uplifting, bopping ballad that marks a new chapter in their career. It’s anchoring, empowering and provides a moment of grace in periods of despair. 

Sinead Harnett - Let Go

Los Angeles singer songwriter Sinead Harnett has today released the deluxe edition to her sophomore record, ‘Ready Is Always Too Late’. The track is a slick R&B cut that features glitzy synths, a personal vocal delivery and a gorgeous bassline.