New Music Friday: 7 cool songs you should add to your playlist

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It’s the end of the week and it has been quite a run. After a long week, we just want to relax and listen to good music to calm our nerves. This is why we’ve combined our top picks of new songs to make your weekend a time to remember.


Crazy tings – Tems

Since the collaboration with Drake on Fountains and Wizkid’s Essence, Tems has shown us she’s here to keep blowing our minds. Off her incoming EP, Crazy tings further establishes her presence as the woman of the moment. Tems loves a good empowerment story and the lushness of good sounds and this Guilty Beats produced song is one of them. The track brings together dense drums with Tems calm demeanor yet heavy rendition of vocals.

Kickback – Marllie ft YKB and Preezie J

LA-based Nigerian artist, Marllie has been inching towards mainstream acclaim. He’s gotten a rare cosign from M.I. Abaga and also opened for Rema during the LA installment of his American tour. Featuring Lagos-favorite YKB and Preezie J, Kickback is yet another breezy single that buys into the melodic structures of the pop act while staying true to his influences and story.

Higher vibrations – Laime ft L.A.X

Laime has been redefining summer with braggadocious lyrics and awesome renditions. Fresh off from his new EP If summer happened, Higher Vibrations is one song that has kept us vibing due to its laidback tone. Featuring the king of cool and chilled sounds, L.A.X, the song takes us to a very relaxing mood with the orchestration of saxophones.

Pin me down – Ria Sean

This track shows that it’s okay to be different versions of yourself because that’s what makes you different. Having different sides to you isn’t weird, it’s sexy, bold, and beautiful. A message Ria Sean has been preaching throughout her Fluid Ep. Pin me down presents sensual and soulful vocals fused with Afro RnB. The lyrics give off sexual vibes and it’s that song you want to play when you are in that kind of mood.

Soulja – Samzy

Texas-based Nigerian singer, Samzy, has proved to be one of the rising Nigerian artists in the diaspora with his employment of sounds on different spectrums and genres. His 2021 debut Soulja holds a strong claim to this. Soulja is a firm proclamation of affection and affirmation as Samzy commits strongly to his woman. With Afrobeats and Caribbean-inspired tunes combined with Samzy’s vocal appeal, it gives off very vibey and bouncy tunes.

Kini issue – Ninety9

Ninety9 has been slowly gaining popularity since the release of his debut EP titled Ninety9 and songs like Fancy produced by Gbeduboss and Indecisive produced by JohnsonIP. From his newly released EP, Bodied Soul, the track Kini issue is an embodiment of love filled with emotions, betrayal, commitment, and forgiveness.

Run it – Danagog & Danyvails

The single Run It is by HKN Gang/DMW affiliate artiste, Danagog. The track is off his final studio album Afrobeats to the World scheduled for release on September 21, 2021. Assisted by Danyvails and produced by Muddy, it’s a mixture of trap and hyped tempo beats.

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