Best New Track: Blood Orange, Ab-Soul, Mura Masa

Best New Track: Blood Orange, Ab-Soul, Mura Masa

As the week in music draws to a close, HYPEBEAST has rounded up the best projects for the final part of Best new tracks.

This week’s list is led by Blood Orange, Mura Masa and Ab-Soul, who have released the projects Four songs and demon time and the single “Moonshooter.” Also on this week’s list are offerings from Nick Hakim, Ravyn Lenae featuring Doechii, Obongjayar, Pink Siifu featuring Real Bad Man, AG Club, EST Gee and WizKid.

blood orange – Four songs

Blood Orange makes its exciting return with Four songshis latest EP and first material of new music since 2019. Produced and written by Hynes himself, the four-track record features a range of both new and old Blood Orange collaborators, including Ian Isaiah, Eva Tolkin and Erika de Casier.

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Ab-Soul – “Moonshooter”

Ab-Soul drops his second single from 2022, “Moonshooter.” The PoptartPete-produced clip clocks in at three minutes and follows April’s “Hollandaise,” with Top Dawg Entertainment hinting that Abs Do what you want.the follow-up decreases as soon as the post is finished.

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Mura Masa – demon time

Mura Masa delivers his RYC follow up, demon time. Inspired by a note on his phone that simply read “FUN” in capital letters, the title serves as a reference to the early morning hours of a party or hangout with friends “where a lively but innocent sense of mischief prevails.” The 25-year-old enlists the likes of BAYLI, Lil Uzi Vert, PinkPantheress, Shygirl, Pa Salieu, Channel Tres and more to the 11-track record.

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Nick Hakim – “Vertigo”

Nick Hakim releases a new single from his upcoming album COMETA with the title “Vertigo”. The artist also releases an accompanying music video directed by Asli Baykal, and sees the artist on location in Bosnia and Herzegovina in a rotating house built by Vojin Kusic. “Making the video spanned a transformative year, and our collaborative friendship with Nick became the center of the journey,” Baykal shared. “Initially, Nick showed me a video of a Tuxedomoon performance from Downtown 81. It was filmed in the studio with the camera spinning in the middle.” She adds: “That idea gave life to the lyrics ‘Spinnin’, can’t tell if it’s me or the room moving. The room evolved into a mobile home by a man who built it for his wife. Love is dizzying with more spin.”

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Ravyn Lenae x Doechii – “Xtasy (Remix)”

Ravyn Lenae enlists Doechii for a remix of hers Hypnosis clip “Xtasy”, produced by KAYTRANADA. The new version comes just before Lenae’s North American tour with Omar Apollo, which kicks off in October and will see her in Houston, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Nashville and Brooklyn before wrapping up in Toronto on November 29.

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Obongjayar – “Sugar”

Obongjayar shares an accompanying music video for his latest single “Sugar”, taken from his latest album Some nights I dream of doors. In an interview with HYPEBEAST, the Nigerian-British artist opened up about the record, revealing that a major challenge he had to overcome was “finding the sound I wanted to encompass and package,” although “figuring that out was also the most exciting part .”

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WizKid – “Bad To Me”

WizKid delivers his first single of the year, “Bad To Me.” Produced by the Nigerian superstar’s longtime producer P2J, the single is billed as “a statement of lust in its purest form” with “sultry vibes over a percussive beat that only continues to heighten the ongoing tension.” The cut comes just after WizKid headlined the first ever Rolling Loud in Toronto.

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EST Gee – I have never felt like a nun

EST Gee releases his debut album I have never felt like a nun with guest verses from Future, Jack Harlow, Bryson Tiller, Machine Gun Kelly and Jeezy. Speaking to Apple music 1, the rapper opened up about the themes of the record: “I don’t want to put my faith, my feelings on other people, but just, you have to stay motivated. For a lot of time, it doesn’t look like it’s getting any better. You know what I’m saying?” He continued, “But you’ve got to do better. So that feeling of not feeling anything… You know what I’m saying? That shit is basically just keep going through it, don’t let it affect you. Before I knew how to say it to myself, that’s how I really was. You know what I’m saying? So that’s exactly what the album is about. It’s the third installment of this kind, I don’t feel anything serious. I don’t think it’s a fresh start, but it’s just like a… I’m leaving all the problems I’ve had and all the things I’ve been through behind me, so it’s not like the door is open, I’m just finally going through it. You know what I’m saying?”

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AG Club – Impostor syndrome

Jody Fontaine and Baby Boy from AG Club deliver their latest album, Impostor syndrome. The group’s latest record was produced by Vic Wainstein and is their first album on a major label. Billed as a record that “dives deep into AG Club’s inner psyche as they grapple with their own idea of ​​self-identity and authenticity,” the 13-track album features appearances from the likes of redveil, Na-Kel Smith, kiyomi and more.

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Pink Siifu x Real Bad Man – Really bad flights

Following his team with Boldy James in 2021 and 2022, the Real Bad Man teams up with Pink Siifu for Really bad flights. Produced exclusively by Real Bad Man, the record features guest appearances from James, Armand Hammer, Chuck Strangers and more, with Siifu saying the concept behind the record is that “air travel is cruel.” He continued: “Basically the eye has just traveled a lot since Covid started and it’s been kind of ironic lol so the eye would just do the sum people could relate to on that end but also soundtrack style type shit for people to play while at the airport or in the sky.” The Real Bad Man added: “Working on all the songs for REAL BAD FLIGHTS, I approached it a little differently than previous projects. Siifu has a unique atmosphere and sound, but at the same time he is very diverse. I started making tracks with him in mind, from scratch. I think probably 20-25 tracks were made in the six months it took to make this project. We would send things back and forth. Siifu is an artist with a very strong vision, most of the songs came back to me fully formed and arranged and it was up to me to bring these songs to life by adding or subtracting the instrumentals. The goal was not to let the music get in the way of the song.”

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