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.
Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis - "Dance Off" featuring Idris Elba & Anderson .Paak
The duo's sophomore album This Unruly Mess I've Made has already spawned the singles "Downtown" and "White Priviledge II", and it confirms that while their heart is often in the right place, they're much more enjoyable when they're having fun. Hear they've called upon Hollywood legend Elba to provide the gravitas of what sounds like a world-ending dance-off, before they get down to the details of a twerqing and shimmying fancy footwork competition. A fun club hit, for sure.
FKA Twigs - "Good To Love"
The industrial, experimental sounds of LP1 and M3LL155X are replaced by this lush love song, accompanied by music video of Twigs in bed, singing to the camera/her lover. The delicate, intricate ballad shows off another side to the artist's abilities, and potentially a new direction for her new album.
Santigold - "Banshee"
Another sound switch-up, with the alt-rock-rap of her first two albums being ditched in favour of a more summery, bouncy sound on 99 Cents. This track sounds like it could have been a Charli XCX track in a past life, with Santi's joyous chants and rapid-fire chorus will definitely put a big smile on your face. Should sound awesome when she headlines the Body & Soul festival this summer.
Zara Larsson - "Lush Life" featuring Tinie Tempah
These two have helped each other out this week - Larsson performs supporting duty on Tempah's new single "Girls Like" - but this is the catchier of the two releases. Sounding like early summer, full of 8-bit sound effects and hand claps, we imagine this will still be getting regular rotations once the temperature starts picking up a bit in a few months time!
Icona Pop - "Someone Who Can Dance"
Remember when their song "I Love It" seemed to take over the entire world a few years back? Well, they've returned with this, the first single of their first album in three years, and world domination is equally likely this time round. With every return of the chorus, the base deepens and prolongs until there's nothing left but the need to dance.