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#TrustedForTaste Best Songs of The Week — May 13

13 May 2022 | 3:49 pm | Staff Writer

The best new new tunes you need in your life from this week including Johnny Hunter, Purient, Lara D, Shady Nasty, Shygirl, ONEFOUR, Jewel Owusu & 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!

Johnny Hunter - Dreams
Eora/Sydney based post-punk outfit Johnny Hunter have announced that their debut album Want will release on the 24th of June. Alongside the good news, the band have released their new single Dreams, a wistful love song that is dedicated to accepting life’s changes in the context of an ever changing Sydney.

Shady Nasty - Chest Height
Eora/Sydney alt-punk trio Shady Nasty have unveiled their latest release CHEST HEIGHT, before they head off on their first international tour in the UK and Europe. Produced by Kim Moyes, the single sees the group flirt with altered vocals, reflecting on the digitally enhanced and required modern dating scene. 

Lara D - Better Be Myself
Eora/Sydney based rapper, singer and lyricist Lara D has today announced her debut EP, YOURS TRULY, which is set for release on the 10th of June. The track is an exhibition in self worth and empowerment and the resulting feeling of euphoria after accomplishment via self-determination. 

Nite Fleit - Like I Used To Be
Nite Fleit has released another single from her forthcoming, debut record Day Fleit / Nite Fleit which is set for release via Steel City Dance Discs. The latest single, titled Like I Used To Be features vocals from fellow producer Mesme. The track is deeply evocative and melancholic, as a glitzy percussion combines with glistening synths. 

Purient - WBWU
Naarm/Melbourne based producer and vocalist Purient has released her new EP WBWU. A change of tone from the artist, the 3 track EP leans into the instrumental worlds of ambient, downtempo as well as a shining alternative electronic closer. 

Jewel Owusu - American Honey
Boorloo/Perth based Filipino and Ghanian singer-songwriter Jewel Owusu is continuing her vibrant run of singles this year, releasing American Honey. The single is an infectious, dreamy, anthemic R&B cut, solidifying her as a master in moulding classic 80s influences with the glitz and glam of contemporary pop music.

Shygirl - Firefly
Earlier this week, UK-based experimental pop artist Shygirl announced her debut full length record Nympth, which is set for release on the 30th of September. The album is set to reveal a deep layer of inner reflection from the artist, wrapped in deconstructed dance melodies and warped vocal tones. To tease the record, she’s released Firefly, a glitchy, club ready club track. 

ONEFOUR - Cruise Control
Dharug/Western Sydney superstars have released a new, huge piano laden, in your phase single in the form of Cruise Control. The single leaves nothing behind and features ferocious vocal deliveries from the members, above a piano laden, percussion driven hip-hop beat.