New Music Friday: Music from Amaarae, KeepVibesNear and more!

Amaarae - SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY Remix ft Moliy and Kali Uchis

After gaining significant popularity on TikTok, Amaarae's track 'SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY' catapulted her into stardom, with it being used across thousands of videos as she excellently demonstrates sultry pop. With these new visuals taking us on a sci-fi inspired kaleidoscope, Ghanaian-American songstress provides this edgy female empowerment anthem that blends afro-pop with a Latin twist provided by Kali Uchis. Declaring financial independence and wealth, Moily's digital cameo as well as numerous nods towards money and power put this anthem into the lead.

Wesley Joseph - COLD SUMMER

After signing to Secretly Canadian, genre-bending musician and director Wesley Joseph unveiled his first drop of the year: 'COLD SUMMER' co-produced with Leon Vynehall that Joseph explained is supposed to sound like "the theme music for a supervillain's return". By creating something that was uniquely uneasy, tense and eerie yet encapsulating, 'COLD SUMMER' combines elements of atmospheric electro-soul and lyricism of Andre 3000. Shooting his visuals in Kazakhstan, the scenes take Wesley Joseph through deserts, old hotels, golf clubs and mountains.

Ashbeck - PAID

"Tryna get paid, what can I say?" Ashbeck asks at the beginning of his new track that focuses on the finer things in life, as well as making as much money as possible. Following a gentle alternative trap beat, the London-based musician is no stranger to providing exquisite lo-fi beats and intricate raps. With 'PAID' marking the rapper's first release of 2022, Ashbeck is a very low-key but immensely talented musician who is surrounded by a cult following who not only follow his every move but are dedicated to his music.

KeepVibesNear, Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn - Late Night Drive

Up-and-coming vocalist KeepVibesNear has collaborated with Brighton-based hip-hop duo Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn on their latest track 'Late Night Drive' which follows a dreamy piano trail that evokes nostalgia. In an effort to allow men to be vulnerable, KeepVibesNear is on a mission to reject toxic masculinity by demonstrating a wide range of emotions that are good, bad and everything in between.

Bert - It's all gd, dw

In a charismatic and honest reflection, Bert's It's all gd, dw is a compact project that highlights his broad versatility as a producer and vocalist. Trickling into themes of hip-hop and lo-fi, Bert's project weaves a handful of textures that touch into jazz as well as alternative rap that compliment his laid-back and carefree lyricism. With his previous singles 'Smile (Overthinking), 'Rest' and '44 Save All' receiving positive support, Bert is only just getting started with his musical journey.

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