Kate Stewart – “Sugar Mama”

Returning hot off the heels of her comeback EP You Had to Be There, West London R&B star Kate Stewart goes back to her R&B roots with the sultry new single “Sugar Mama”. Once again dazzling us with her impeccable vocal range from soaring highs to expertly executed runs, “Sugar Mama” further proves an exciting new direction for Kate Stewart.

Absolutely – CEREBRUM

Rising South Londoner Absolutely is capping off an exciting 2023 with the release of her remarkable debut album Cerebrum. Proving herself to be one of the most intriguing newcomers on the pop scene with her mind-blowingly good music videos, Cerebrum is a solid debut effort from the future star who has a bright future ahead. The punchy “24 Hours”, neon shoegaze of “Higher” and vocally impressive “Close to You” are major highlights, alongside the moody “MIA” and defiant “Fever Dream”.

Madison Margot – “Dear…”

The brilliant Madison Margot follows up on her epic “God Laughs” release from earlier in the year with an introspective new ballad, “Dear…”. A hauntingly beautiful moment which she explains is about “escaping sorrow and getting lost in hopeful reveries,” Margot shows off the poignant tones of her vulnerable vocals in this diary-like slice of autobiographical pop.

Tanika – 333

Underground British R&B vocalist Tanika has finally returned to the ether with 333, a four track project which officially brings her back to music. As Tanika’s first proper release since her 2019 banger “Take Care of U”, 333 displays artistic growth and maturity for the underrated vocalist. From the mellow “333” and “Gone” to the smooth “Trust” and hazy sax sounds of EP highlight “Sorry”, 333 reminds us of Tanika’s versatility as an artist.

Other highlights include:

Dolly Parton – Rockstar

Tate McRae – “exes”

BIBI & Becky G – “Amigos”

Ari Lennox – “Get Close”

Maria Taktouk – “shadow”

Jaz Karis – “Little Blue Moon”

DOLLA – New Classic

G√ľnes – POP

Queen Naija – After the Butterflies

Amber Liu – “hatemyself”

TATYANA – “Hold My Hand”

Ferry Blue – “Breaking the rules”

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