New Music Friday Skepta

New Music Friday | Featuring ‘Can’t Play Myself (A Tribute To Amy)’ by Skepta

This week’s New Music Friday includes tracks from Skepta, CMAT, Bad Bunny, Lip Filler, Boygenius and more.

Skepta – Can’t Play Myself (A Tribute To Amy)

Skepta pays tribute to Amy Winehouse with a house track that samples the late, great singer’s 2006 classic ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’.

CMAT – Vincent Kompany

CMAT, the artistic moniker of Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson, mounts an incredibly accomplished sophomore, Crazymad, For Me. “Singular in vision but so vast in feeling and flavour, [the album] is nothing less than a victory,” our review says. I mean, who else could pull off a song named after a former Man City captain with such grandeur?

Bad Bunny – Vou 787

Bad Bunny’s surprise album, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana, arrived today. Expertly produced, and with a dexterous flow threading throughout, the Puerto Rican rapper and singer makes it sound easy.

Lip Filler – Limelite

Some things are certain in life: death, taxes, and Chess Club Record signees sounding brilliant. London indie upstarts Lip Filler continue this trend, as can be gleaned from their latest track ‘Limelite’.

Nightbus – Exposed to Some Light

Manchester-based outfit Nightbus continue to carve a sound and aesthetic for themselves, this time with the XX meets Everything But The Girl-sounding ‘Exposed to Some Light’.

Ren – Money Game, Pt. 3

Ren shares his sophomore album Sick Boi today – an album that traverses the artist’s broad range of skills, including poetry, performance art and storytelling. Over the last two years, Ren has been treated for Lyme Disease and brain damage, which is both expressed across the project but hasn’t stopped him one bit in his creative offering.

The Last Dinner Party – My Lady of Mercy

Sure, there might have been some hullabaloo online about the rapid rise of baroque-pop band The Last Dinner Party, but they continue to prove doubters wrong; both in the form of new release ‘My Lady of Mercy’ and their barnstorming live shows.

Holly Humberstone – Paint My Bedroom Black

Despite its title, and the plentiful hype that surrounded its release (including a BRIT Award win), the debut album from Holly Humberstone is both vibrant and fiercely confident. Its title track, our review notes, displays “a defiant desire for fresh starts over shimmering synths, with the song both escapist and confrontational.”

Boygenius – Voyager

Although not as devastating as their debut album The Record, there are still plenty of welcome additions to the Boygenius catalogue on the trio’s new EP, The Rest. ‘Voyager’ is the project’s crowning jewel.

The Libertines – Run Run Run

The Libertines are back. Pete Doherty and co. will be releasing their first album in over eight years when All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade drops 8 March 2024. The likely lads have marked the announcement by new classic headbanger, ‘Run Run Run’.

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