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#TrustedForTaste Best Songs of The Week — July 1st

1 July 2022 | 2:33 pm | Staff Writer

The best new new tunes you need in your life from this week including RAYE, daine, e4444e, Sampa The Great, Sycco & more

Each week, we receive countless submissions of exciting new music, so we’ll be taking you through a weekly wrap up of all our favourite new tunes every Friday called #TrustedForTaste. Follow our Spotify playlist to never miss our updates!

Sampa The Great - Never Forget feat. Chef 187, Tio Nason & Mwanjé
ARIA Award Winning, Zambian-born, Botswana-raised poet and rapper Sampa The Great has today announced the impending arrival of her sophomore record As Above, So Below, which releases on the 9th of September. To celebrate the news, she's released a new single and video Never Forget, which features Chef 187, Tio Nason and Mwanjé. Never Forget is an ode to the golden era of Zambia's socially prolific genre, Zamrock. The track is a tribute to the music coming from the African diaspora today, while honouring the revolutionary stories of those who created art previously.

daine - Sleepwalking
Following the release of her fan adored debut project Quantum Jumping, Naarm/Melbourne based artist daine has returned to the release radar with new, shoegaze inspired single Sleepwalking. Produced by regular collaborator Lonelyspeck, Sleepwalking is a lush exploration into the experimental duo's sonic palette. Its electro meets hip hop inspired soundscape plays the perfect platform for an uplifting and euphoric listen. 

RAYE - Hard Out Here
South London based artist RAYE has today returned to the limelight, releasing music independently for the first time, with new single Hard Out Here. The single is the first piece of new original solo music in over a year, RAYE became frustrated with her label situation despite a track record of incredible achievements. In between being released from the label and speaking out about her situation, she wrote the emotionally fuelled Hard Out Here, which alchemises her pain and frustration into an anthem.

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e4444e - The Whistler
Multi-instrumentalist Romy Church has released a new single, The Whistler which is taken off his newly announced album I Spend All Day Drawing A Circle under moniker e4444e. The single lands alongside visuals by Grace Murphy, which was captured at Sydney’s Luna Park. As always, e4444e’s melancholic and powerful songwriting drive the track as it ebbs and flows between gentle vocals, acoustic and electronic guitars. 

Sycco - Jinx
Sycco has released her new single Jinx. Written in London alongside Thomas Harrington Rawle and sitting on Sycco’s hard drive for two years, Jinx is a heartfelt ode to inner confusion and second guessing. While uptempo in production, Sycco’s effected vocal reflects deeply above bass rattling drums and warped percussion. 

Fred again.. - Jungle
Following a run of club focussed tracks and collaborations, Fred Again has released another club focussed banger, the thunderous Jungle. After playing it out in shows across the world for the past fortnight, the track has seen the light of day. Written alongside Kieran Hebden, the track holds nothing back, with an in your voice vocal sample and classic EDM style melodic elements.

Glimji & jamesjamesjames - Rush
After an impressive and highly adored debut single, Glimji has tapped incredibly hyped producer and DJ jamesjamesjames for new, 2000s garage inspired single Rush. Aiming to create Y2K, contemporary dance music, the duo reminisce and bring an era of rave culture forward to the modern day, reminiscing on a time that they did not exist in.