New Music Spotlight | 23.08.21

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.

YOUNG THUG - "TICK TOCK"
Preparing to drop his long awaited sophomore studio album, "Punk", Atlanta rapper Young Thug shares punchy lead single "Tick Tock". Propelled with uplifting horns and booming bass, the iconic rap star continues to cement his unique approach to modern trap, exhibiting his natural charisma and unusual delivery.
BAKAR - "THE MISSION"
Ahead of his first full length, North London singer-songwriter Bakar shares "The Mission". A positive, club-ready anthem, Bakar's instantly recognisable voice is coupled with an important message of peace, while a dance floor filling beat propels the track to new heights.
COMMON - "WHEN WE MOVE (FEAT. BLACK THOUGHT & SEUN KUTI)"
A jazzy take on modern hip-hop, Common's latest single "When We Move" encapsulates a joyous and versatile attitude to the genre. Brimming with a wide range of influences, the Chicago rapper enlists The Roots' Black Thought and saxophonist Seun Kuti, ensuring the perfect blend of hip-hop and afrobeat charm.
HOMESHAKE - "I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW"
Beautifully encapsulating the Toronto musician's hazy and relaxed style, "I Know I Know I Know" sees HOMESHAKE at his most laissez-faire. Blending crisp guitars and soulful bass with smooth vocals, sparse drums are interspersed with synth melodies to cultivate a dream-like soundscape.
DEAFHEAVEN - "INFINITE GRANITE"
Straying further from their roots in the alternative metal scene, the San Francisco-based band take a gentler and softer approach to modern rock music with "Infinite Granite". Eschewing their previously favoured screamed vocals and riff-centric approach to songwriting, Deafheaven's everpresent shoegaze influence takes over and vocalist George Clarke shows off his newfound vocal range with aplomb.
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