Start your week right with this hand-picked guide of our top 5 tracks this week!
TROLLZ – 6ix9ine with Nicki Minaj
Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj have released a new version of their track ‘Trollz’, with this actually being the 11th version of the track by the duo! Commenting on the new release, Minaj wrote online: “Verse changes and beat changes… but now u guys get a glimpse of where my verse begins vs. how it ends up once my creative process is complete,”
IDLES – GROUNDS
Taken from the bands’ next album ‘Ultra Mono’, which is set to be released on 25 September, this track suggests that we’ve got quite a powerful record on our hands! Commenting on their new set of tracks, the group have said that the album will contain songs which will tackle inclusivity, class, gender inequality, nationalism, and toxic masculinity.
Alicia Keys – Perfect Way To Die
Alicia Keys has recently unveiled a poignant new track, ‘Perfect Way To Die’, written in response to the current events taking place across the globe in regards to the Black Lives Matter movement. Discussing the new track, Keys said: “I have felt called by music like I never have before. I have been following its lead. It has led me to the song “A Perfect Way to Die”. The song title is so powerful and heartbreaking because WE are heartbroken by so many who have died unjustly.”
Usher – California
In this new track from Usher, we hear how he is pining for a lost love as he recounts memories they once shared. It’s rumoured that Usher has been carefully crafting his next album, the first since he released 2016’s Hard II Love, so this could be an indication of what that album may sounds like.
Lamb of God – Gears
‘Gears’ is the fourth single from the bands highly anticipated new album. Regarding the new album, guitarist Mark Morton has said: “The day has finally arrived! We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing our new, self-titled album today. We’re all so proud of this collection of songs and feel like they rival some of our best work. As a band, we have a reawakened energy and a renewed creative spark that is evident in these songs and pulses through the entire album. Everyone involved in this project is beyond anxious for the world to hear it. We hope you enjoy it and we thank you for your support!”