New Music Round-Up: Years & Years, Lily Allen, Demi Lovato

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Singles

Years & Years – ‘Sanctify’

The boys are back with a banger. Inspired by lead singer Olly Alexander’s sexual experiences with straight guys, ‘Sanctify’ is a rousing bop that references the likes of ‘I’m A Slave 4 U’ and ‘Milkshake’. An explicitly queer slice of perfect pop. We adore it.

Lily Allen – ‘Higher’, ‘Three’

Lily Allen’s new album is out in June and, if these tracks are anything to go by, it will be sublime. ‘Higher’ is an understated ditty about a dysfunctional relationship and ‘Three’ is a stunning song from the perspective of her daughter. Bring on No Shame.

DJ Khaled – ‘I Believe (feat. Demi Lovato)’

A Wrinkle In Time is set to be one of the biggest films of 2018 so it’s no surprise that it has an incredible soundtrack. ‘I Believe’ sees DJ Khaled and Demi team up for the type of inspirational ballad that Disney does best. Listen for Demi’s vocals alone.

Jason Derulo – ‘Colors’

Jason Derulo never fails to release a hit. ‘Colors’ is a euphoric anti-prejudice banger about acceptance and love.

Kylie Minogue – ‘Stop Me From Falling’

Kylie keeps the country vibes alive on her brand new single and it’s every bit as charming as the singer herself.

Chloe x Halle – ‘Warrior’

Chloe x Halle put their flawless harmonies to expert use on this stunning A Wrinkle In Time anthem. We stan.

Jessica Mauboy – ‘We Got Love’

Australia could go all the way to Eurovision victory with this one. A hit worthy of Jessica’s remarkable voice.

Rachel Foxx – ‘Mistress (feat. Don-E)’

Rachel comes through with one of the sultriest singles of the year so far. Prepare to break a sweat.

Kojey Radical – ‘If Only’

Kojey proves once again that he is one of British rap’s most exciting stars on this candid new cut.

Liv Dawson – ‘Talk’

Liv Dawson is one of music’s most promising new acts and ‘Talk’ could be her breakthrough hit.

John Newman – ‘Fire In Me’

John Newman returns with an excellent single as big as his Number 1 debut ‘Love Me Again’.

James Bay – ‘Pink Lemonade’

Two singles into James Bay’s new album and we’re obsessed with his poppier new sound.

Albums

Lil Yachty – Lil Boat 2

Another amazing mixtape by Lil Yachty with features by the likes of 2 Chainz and Offset.

Callum Scott – Only Human

Callum Scott proves why he one Britain’s Got Talent on this gorgeous debut album.

Jeremih – The Chocolate Box – EP

Four tracks of R&B excellence by one of modern music’s most talented artists.

Words: Sam Prance

Source:: MTV — News