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Live Review: #TrustedForTaste Best Songs of The Week — September 17th

17 September 2021 | 1:18 pm | Staff Writer

Ten new tunes you need in your life from this week including Miiesha, JK-47, IJALE, Paul Kelly and heaps 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!

Miiesha - Price I Paid

Anangu/Torres Strait islander woman, Miiesha has released her new single, ‘Price I Paid’, quickly off the back of her recent forays,  ‘Made for Silence’ and ‘Damaged’. The track is the third single taken from her forthcoming two EP project, ‘Smoke & Mirrors’. ‘Price I Paid’ is another emotional vignette into Miiesha’s journey in healing from past trauma. Her vocal delivery carries this pain and the power and strength that comes with it, creating an all encompassing, epic and emotional R&B banger. 

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Paul Kelly - Every Step Of The Way

Australian GOAT contender Paul Kelly has released his new single, ‘Every Step Of The Way’. The track is an emotional ode to champion AFL footballer Eddie Betts, in response to him bearing his soul on national TV, explicitly opening up about the racism he’s experienced throughout his career. The track highlights the ongoing issues of systematic oppression and racism that is rooted in Australian culture and structure. 


Australian/Nigerian producer/rapper IJALE has released his new single ‘GHOULS’ following the release of the critically acclaimed and widely played single ‘Like That’. IJALE adds to his catalogue with a woozy track inspired by  the relationship between feelings of self combating against social  issues such as COVID-19, climate crisis. ‘GHOULS’ offers a dizzy reflection on how it feels to be drowning in stress and wishing that all these issues of self and society didn’t exist.

JK-47 & Jay Orient - Healing

JK-47 has returned with his first piece of original music (outside of his tough collab with Nerve), by way of ‘Healing’. While JK-47 has dealt with heavy and confronting topics in the past, JK-47 utilises ‘Healing’ to shine positivity on his audience. It’s an inspiring, uplifting affair, as JK-47 lists everything his overcome over a glistening, smooth traditional hip hop beat. 

Lucianblomkamp ft. Stevan - Wow

Elusive and prolific producer Lucuanblomkamp returns with the alluring single ‘Wow’ featuring Wollongong based powerhouse Stevan. ‘Wow’ provides  fun yet robust production accompanied with Stevan’s energetic lyricism to create a stimulating rollercoaster ride that uplifts. Spending the last couple of years producing for both well established artists such as 6LACK and up and coming Australian artists such as Mallrat, Miiesha, Ashwarya and Triple one, Lucianblomkamp has created a strong platform for himself as a creative and boundless producing giant.

Tems - Found ft. Brent Faiyaz

Following her appearance on Drake’s ‘Fountains’, Tems has released her new EP titled ‘If Orange Was A Place’. An early standout from the tracklist is track 2, ‘Found’ featuring one of the world's most renowned vocalists, Brent Faiyaz. The track hosts a minimal back drop that features an acoustic guitar and soul inspired percussion line, laying the perfect platform for the two to flex their beautiful vocals. 

Kay Young - I’ve Got You ft. JNR WILLIAMS

Roc-nations newest signee, London based rapper and producer Kay Young has released her new single ‘I’ve Got You’ featuring JNR WILLIAMS’. The track comes alongside the announcement of her new EP ‘This Here Feels Good’ set for release on October the 8th. On ‘I’ve Got You’, she provides an uplifting effort, filled with effortless lyricism that creates a warm and inspiring vibe. 

Hope D - Happy Hangover

Following on from her highly acclaimed debut EP, ‘Cash Only’,  Meanjin/Brisbane based singer Hope D has shared her latest single, ‘Happy Hangover’. The track is an ode to those times, where even though you might compromise your next morning, the sacrifice made was totally worth it. It’s in these moments and experiences that become nostalgic, where the hangover the next day doesn’t come to mind when reflecting on the memories with nostalgia goggles on.

Amaarae & Moliy - SAD GIRLS LUV MONEY ft. Kali Uchis

Ghanaian-American polymath Amaarae shares a sizzling new remix of ‘SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY’, featuring ICON, Kali Uchis. The track is taken from her critically acclaimed full length project, ‘THE ANGEL YOU DON’T KNOW’. This new rendition of the track sees Kali Uchis delivery a hot bilingual vocal, presenting a statement of female empowerment. 

carwash - friendship

carwash, the project of 20-year-old multi-instrumentalist Garret Seamans has released his debut EP titled, ‘soap water’. The EP has been released alongside a mini movie, the short film visually brings to life the stories told in the EP from the eyes of one friendship group, from moshing at a house show and stealing from a gas station to night-swimming and wasting time in the summer - all of which felt foreign and dreamlike in this period of writing.