Shining a light on some of the hottest new music to drop over the course of the past week, END. select their top five musical moments for your listening pleasure.
DRAKE - "CERTIFIED LOVER BOY"
Dropping his long-awaited sixth studio album, Drake continues his reign over the world of contemporary R&B and hip-hop with "Certfied Lover Boy". With artwork from Damien Hirst, this 21-track release is brimming with features from some of pop music's biggest names, all rooted with Drake's signature flow and singular voice.
LITTLE SIMZ - "SOMETIMES I MIGHT BE INTROVERT"
On her fourth album, Little Simz dives deep into her past and present, exploring absent fathers and familial trauma. Positioning Simz as one of the UK's rising stars, "Sometimes I Might Be Introvert" effortlessly switches between rap flows, beautiful singing and alternative musical styles.
JPEGMAFIA - "TRUST!"
Propelled with a ethereal and light synth flutter and skittering percussion, JPEGMAFIA's latest single "TRUST!" sees the California-based rapper and producer delve further into experimental hip-hop forms.
H2OP - "100 REASONS"
Continuing their two-track EP series, Copenhagen based experimental pop trio H2OP share "100 Reasons". Brimming with unusual charm, light melodies interweave with jaunty hip-hop percussion, while Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild's vocals are manipulated to deliver a sense of uncanny valley feeling.
JONATONLEANDOER96 - "UNDER HEAVEN"
Produced by outsider artist Dean Blunt, Jonatonleandoer96's latest single "Under Heaven" showcases the Swedish musician's trademark sincerity and meta-modern romanticism. A bittersweet ballad underpinned by a simple guitar melody, Jonatonleandoer96's rough and ready vocals carry emotional weight beyond his years.