Fresh Music Roundup #16 – April 4th

Greetings everyone. Firstly, I just wanted to apologise for the lack of a FMR for last month but it was a crazy four weeks; two of which were spent on a well-deserved holiday! But I’m back and you can expect more frequent posts in the coming months. Anyway let’s get into this month’s picks:

Andra Day – Rise Up

Who doesn’t love a beautiful ballad? Andra is on ballad duty this time, giving everyone a dose of inspiration and motivation. This self-love+encouragement anthem is sure to get everyone feeling like they can achieve their goals.

Jorja Smith – Blue Lights

Jorja Smith tells the story of the negative side of the police and their abuse of power in this track; giving sirens and ‘blue lights’ negative connotations whilst comparing them to strobe lights and fairy lights, not too different from when Kanye did something similar in All of the Lights.

Nestbeth – My Dream

When I was on holiday earlier this month, this song (along with Rihanna Work) was inescapable, and with reason too! This is another inspirational island-kissed track which talks about achieving your dreams and goals so that you will be able to say ‘look at me now!’.

Patoranking (ft) Wande Coal – My Woman, My Everything

Another track  which had a huge presence on radio while I was on holiday was this track. A lot of people love this track because of the connection between the Afrobeats artist Patoranking, with the Jamaican recording artist Wande Coal – together they have made a scorcher of a tune which is sure to get people hyped in both countries.

Gallant – Bourbon

Damn, Gallant, back at it again with the glossy, atmospheric track and the throwback R&B adlibs!


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