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Coronus, The Terminator

Following the Kendrick Lamar featuring ‘Never Gonna Change’, Flying Lotus has shared ‘Coronus, The Terminator' also taken off his forthcoming You’re Dead album. As well as showcasing his immaculate production prowess, Fly Lo also gives light to some gentle vocals; encompassing a psychedelic atmosphere. Take a listen up top!

Hollow

Get cosy with Sylas’ woozy electronics goodness in debut single ‘Hollow’. The duo, signed to Aesop (SOHN), mingle dark, twisted vocals with a glitch soundscape which sees the boy-boy duo serenade with some divine falsettos hidden behind the undercurrent of sounds. Despite it’s title, the track seems to have you by your throat, you’re left gasping for breath as that wall of beats closes in on you. 

There’s just something about Ben Howard’s music that seems to touch my heart every time. Following the likes of ‘End of the Affair' and title-track 'I Forget Where We Were' new song 'Conrad' is just as haunting and enthralling with Ben's sublime guitar-work and spellbinding vocals. You find yourself hooked onto each and every word, each and every note, as the track grows and blossoms. I Forget Where We Were is out next month, but for now, stream ‘Conrad’ above. 

Here’s ‘Kind Of… Sometimes… Maybe’, the latest track to surface from Jessie Ware’s upcoming Tough Love album. Out next month, the record is shaping up quite nicely and Ware continues to pull out all the stops with this one, co-written by Miguel and BenZel. The slow-grinding laid-back R&B vibe really works with Jessie’s delicate voice. Take a listen up top!

It’s not often that we post covers, let alone live performances of a cover, but James Bay’s rendition of Haim’s ‘Forever’ is an exception. The singer/songwriter took to BBC Radio 1’s live lounge to give us this increbile take on the track. Bay lets his voice do the talking as he carries through with some great guitar licks. That falsetto towards the end is heavenly… Take a look up top!

So far, we’ve been utterly entranced by Ibeyi’s spectacular sounds in debut singles ‘Oya' and 'River’, but today, the sisters have shared the studio version to the song which kick-started their XL journey. It’s called ‘Mama Says’ and it sees the twins slow things down for a soft piano melody to carry their stunning vocals across the tranquil aesthetics. Take a look at the performance of this track from over a year ago here: it’s lovely!