We scour the musical landscape to bring you the best new songs of the week
Every Friday sees the new album and single releases hit online and the stores, and here's our picks of the five songs you should be listening to this weekend.
Drake - "Pop Style" featuring The Throne
The first proper glimpse into Drake's fourth studio album is a single that features no less than both Jay-Z and Kanye West (crediting themselves as The Throne) sounds like it could have come right off the Watch The Throne album, all menacing synths and heavy 808 beats. Despite the title, this was custom built to be blared from some heavy-duty car speakers.
A$AP Ferg - "Strive" featuring Missy Elliott
The renaissance of Missy Elliott continues as she hops on a verse of this purely euphoric track with so-hot-right-now Ferg. The production is straight out of a 90's house track - the kind of thing you'd imagine Ru Paul would absolutely kill for today - but Missy kills it rapping out her crazy aunt who wanted you to "bring me wig, bring my dress, bring my shoes for this Sunday morning service".
PJ Harvey - "The Ministry Of Social Affairs"
The Hope Six Demolition Project is her first album in over five years, and Harvey does not let up on the politically minded attacks and issues with capitalism. This track is wrapped insidiously around the refrain from Jerry McCain’s "That’s What They Want," adding some added heft to the powerful punch behind the lyrics.
P!nk - "Just Like Fire"
It's been nearly four years since the formerly pink-haired P!nk released new music, and she's coming back big style, singing the first single from the upcoming Alice Through The Looking Glass. Reuniting her with mega-hit writer and producer Max Martin, it shows off the attitude and unique vocal delivery that we've always loved her for. Welcome back, P!nk, we've missed you!
Drake - "One Style" featuring WizKid & Kyla
Yep, another Drake one, because we couldn't decide between the two. A much poppier look into the album, the kind of luxurious, laid-back groove delivered by Drake, bouncing joyfully off Kyla's playful come-on of a chorus. After the double-whammy of heavy hitters on his other new single, it's nice to see that Drake is paying the favour forward with some lesser known, upcoming acts.