It’s a rare occurrence that you get 2 servings of Fresh Music Roundup so count yourself lucky! Think of this as a bonus edition of the series as it won’t consist of the usual amount of selections.
Missy Elliott – WTF (Where They From) (ft. Pharrell Williams)
Missy is back! I have been a Missy fan for as long as I can remember; I remember dancing around to her songs as a kid and not much has changed since then, especially with this new track. She is slick with her bars over Pharrell’s sporadic beats and the video definitely does the song justice. An excellent comeback!
Fleur East – Sax
When I first heard this song, I thought Fleur was playing it a bit too safe staying in the Uptown Funk lane, but now that I’ve had the time to mull over and have allowed the track to marinate I can now see it as it’s own song and it is an undeniable hit! It’s a great mood-lifter and one of those songs where you have to get up and dance along.
Snakehips – All My Friends (ft. Tinashe & Chance the Rapper)
When I first heard this song I was instantly hooked. It feels fresh and nostalgic at the same time. Tinashe’s soothing voice glides over the Snakehips production and Chance brings another flavour into the mix. My only criticism is that Chance wasn’t in the video!
Ellie Goulding – On My Mind
I know I’m a little bit late with this song but I love it! It’s a new sound from Ellie and it shows artistic growth. Or does it show conformity and deviation to the mainstream lane? Hmmm. Either way, a catchy song.