LONDON As the weather over here in Britain continues to make summer seem like a distantmemory, these songs will definitely bring some sunshine into your life.
Featuring thebest songs from British artists and global superstars, Mashable will bring you the besttracks of the week to kick start your weekend and keep you dancing even if you arestuck wearing wellies.
In no particular order here are 12 of the best tracks of the week.
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – “This is what you came for”
The Scottish DJ and Bajan singer have come together again and provided us withanother catchy summer jam. Following the success of their last collaboration “We Found Love,” it makes sense for the pair to work together again. Althoughthe audio was teased to us back in April, Harris’ latest track is perfect for festivalseasons. So prepare to hear it all over your airwaves.
Geovarn “Blame Me”
Its been a good week for UK R&B because North London artist Geovarn is backwith another rhythmic ’90s R&B-fuelled track. Entitled “Blame Me,” the track reflectson his determination to make his mark in the music industry whilst letting thoseclosest to him understand that he is changing for the better. Frequently compared tothe likes of Tory Lanez, The Weeknd and Bryson Tiller, Geovarn’s authentic Londonsound separates him from other artists in his genre.
Bastille “Good Grief”
The four-piece English indie group’s new upbeat song “Good Grief” has come withparticularly interesting visuals. Playing on the idea of surrealism interweaving untilthey all connect, the video is described by frontman Dan Smith as a mad visualsRubiks cube.” The single is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Wild World,which follows up from their 2013 debut album Bad Blood.
Rizzle Kicks – “Always Late”
Known for their alternative hip-hop style, the duo’s new relatable track sees theBrighton lads sing about always being late. After taking a break to work on their solocareers, their new amusing video shows Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Suledressed up in fancy dress and doing what they do best, mixing an infectious sound withmemorable visuals.
Tinie Tempah feat. WizKid “Mamacita”
Tinie Tempah connects with fellow Disturbing London artist WizKid on Spanish-inspired track “Mamacita.” The new single, which will feature on Tinies highlyanticipated debut album Youth which is expected on Sept. 16, is a Latintinged ode to a female. Although we do not have a video for the track yet, Tinierecently shared a picture on Instagram of himself and WizKid in the DominicanRepublic, so we can expect a video soon.
Lethal Bizzle feat. Stefflon Don “Wobble”
In a different type of ode to women, Lethal Bizzle’s new track features a guest versefrom femcee Stefflon Don. With a repetitive chorus and a catchy verse from StefflonDon who rhymes in her patois accent, their pair vibe out to the song with females ofall shapes and sizes showing off their wobble.
Chase & Status feat. George the Poet “Spoken Word”
Sam Milton and Will Kennard, who make up the bass duo Chase & Status, haveenlisted George The Poet for their new ’90s-inspired single. Returning to their oldproduction style and taking a sample of the classic Rozalla track “Everybody’s Free,” it’sthe English groups first single from their fourth album.
BXRBER- “World End (Gullyhutch Remix)”
Hailing from North London, BXRBER has been making some serious noise this year.With BBC Introducing and the Mobos claiming that he is one to watch, his latesttrack show why. In a sultry, laid-back track, BXRBER calls on Skeptas Konnichwaproducer Ragz Originale, who lends a helping hand.
Alicia Keys – “Hallelujah”
Debuted on Saturday Night Live last month, Alicia Keys’ powerful new single “Hallelujah” is a moving tribute to the refugee crisis. On June 20, Keys released ashort film called Let Me In which explores the same theme as her new single. Astrong followup to “In Common,” we can assume that this will be the R&B songstress’second single from her forthcoming album.
Bibi Bourelly “Riot”
In an emotive dedication to the Orlando shooting victims and to those who aresuffering, Bibi releases Riot a video accompanied by an open letter. Using hervoice as a vessel, she sings about fighting for our rights, love and peace.
Ushers new hypnotic song “Crash” is the second single that will feature on hisupcoming studio album. The global international star is back doing what hedoes best, dancing and pulling on our heartstrings. A catchy track, which shows offUshers vocal range, could be a strong contender in the charts.
Jarryd James “Broods- 100x”
Alternative Australian pop singer Jarryd James joins up with Broods to show howstrong love can be when its real on new single “100x.” As both artists vocalsdominate the track and the productions follows in the background, it is timeless taleabout love. “100x” marks the first release from James this year.
UPDATE: June 24, 2016, 5:24 p.m. BST Fixed name of Alicia Keys film.
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