From old school hip-hop being rejuvenated by the likes of Megan Thee Stallion and DreamDoll, to laid back and sensual tracks courtesy of KAROL G and Justine Skye, the past few weeks have delivered some top quality tracks! Voir is here to bring you all the recent music highlights, ready for you to listen to.
PinkPantheress, WILLOW – Where you are
‘Where you are’ is a track that was teased on Tiktok for weeks, creating an unmistakable buzz and anticipation for its official release as you flicked through your FYP page. It’s undeniable that the rise of bedroom artist PinkPantheress has been crazy to watch, and uniting with an artist as highly-acclaimed as WILLOW is touching on new territory whilst creating the classic PinkPantheress sound we have grown to love.
Bambi Bains – Mistake
Merging vulnerability with an infectious summertime soundscape gives you the latest single from Bambi Bains. If you’re entering summer newly single, this could be your go-to tune, as Bains sings lyrics straight from the heart that we can all relate to; “going to dance you off my mind until I feel alright”.
Megan Thee Stallion – Plan B
Meg took her Coachella crowd by surprise with this track, performing it on weekend 1 before ‘Plan B’s’ official release. Quickly, videos shared from the festival gained traction, with fans praising Meg’s old school Hip-hop style flow. Of course, her flow may be slightly different, but her hot girl persona stays intact throughout, giving us all a slice of much-needed confidence.
Becky G – NO MIENTEN
Coinciding with the announcement of Becky’s third studio album ‘Esquemas’, ‘NO MIENTEN’ dropped, getting us all excited for the record’s release date on May 13th. ‘NO MIENTEN’ is equal parts seductive as it is contagious, sending a fiery electronic dance rhythm to us just in time for summer. With this coming as the fourth electrifying single release from her upcoming album, we are in for a treat!
KAROL G – PROVENZA
Another track that came to surprise us this month, ‘PROVENZA’, shows us a side of KAROL G that we don’t often see. We have become accustomed to high energy, powerful tracks, such as ‘MAMIII’ and ‘Tusa’, however ‘PROVENZA’ offers us something completely different. ‘PROVENZA’ is delivered as a gentle, carefree and Latin-kissed track, which is further mirrored by the picturesque music video, which features women of all different body types embracing themselves and nature in a unique spin on empowerment.
Erica Banks – Pop Out
Delivering unapologetic energy in its purest form this month is Erica Banks, proving she has more up her sleeve to follow her viral hit ‘Buss It’. Complete with a sassy and assertive video, this could be the anthem to soundtrack your summer.
Justine Skye – What A Lie
Serving glamour, pristine vocals and honesty, Justine Skye has officially entered her new era. With lyricism surrounding the topic of a partner’s unloyalty surfacing, this track offers relatability whilst also showing the strength that can come from a breakup. Justine’s vocal performance is mirrored with delicate accompaniment, really letting her voice shine.
DreamDoll, French Montana – Ice Cream Dream
With old school flows and production taking centre stage, this is a track perfect for any Hip-Hop lover. Linking up with French Montana further encapsulated the old school vibe DreamDoll was going for, as the pair match their flows and lyrical matters to create a vibrant synergy.
Blessing – The girl next door
One of the most promising talents emerging right now, Blessing, released her EP ‘the girl next door’, and we’ve been loving her unique sound. Our favourite track, Freak, tells the story of rising above the judgement of others, as Blessing projects “guess time don’t close old wounds”.
Anitta – Versions of Me
When talking about the top releases this month, we had to mention Anitta’s latest album ‘Versions of Me’. Bursting with huge hits such as, ‘Envolver’, ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, ‘Faking Love’ and ‘Me Gusta’, this is an album with something for everyone to enjoy. From collabs with the likes of Saweetie and Cardi B, this ambitious album seamlessly blends between powered pop tracks, rap features, R&B and reggaeton. Anitta yet again proves why she is the artist on everyone’s lips right now.
BIA, J.Cole – London
We didn’t expect to hear BIA shouting out Shoreditch this April, but we were pleasantly surprised with the lyricism of her latest collaboration with Rap legend J.Cole. From synchronised flows, tongue n cheek lines and an infectious video that perfectly encapsulates the energy of London, this collaboration delivered everything we could have hoped for.
Nicki Minaj, Fivio Foreign – We Go Up
Although this track dropped at the end of March, the video didn’t officially drop till April 19th, and we had to include it! Currently used by over 530 thousand TikTok users, Nicki’s unapologetic and sassy lyrics are proving to be some of her most popular in a while. The duo devour the song’s drill beat and super-compressed production, which comes as no surprise. The video further reinforces the vibrant energy of this collaboration, with Nicki rocking signature pink wigs and a whole wardrobe of extravagant styles, as the pair’s chemistry does the talking whilst they pull up in a pink Lamborghini, in true Minaj style.
Words By Nadia Clasper
Featured Image: Gerasim Kutsarov