Victoria Monét – Experience (with Khalid & SG Lewis)

Have you heard anything so blissful? Just the finest blend of disco and RnB, masterminded by the genius that is SG Lewis.

“To be honest, we’ve gone back and forth about releasing this song because of the disgusting and confusing state of the world. After a lot of thinking and feeling, we decided to continue with the plan to put it out, so we want to give some context on why. We’ve always used music as a form of escapism from troubling things. This song, though deep in subject matter, sonically simply feels joyful and celebratory. It’s important to us to highlight and celebrate Black joy and love in the middle of so much pain and trauma.”

Victoria Monét | Khalid

Sabrina Claudio – Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Khalid)

Track of the week. This is just so slick and stunning…

Sabrina Claudio | Khalid

BBC Sound of 2018 – The Longlist

The BBC Sound of 2018 long list was revealed today. As usual, most of the list is no surprise since this really has been a stellar year, specially for pop.

So here’s what Britain’s tastemakers think will make it big next year – along with when I first featured them on here.

Alma – featured June 2016
Billie Eilish – featured November 2015!
IAMDDB – featured September 2017
Jade Bird
Khalid – featured May 2016
Lewis Capaldi – featured April 2017
Nilüfer Yanya – featured September 2016
Not3s – featured March 2017
Pale Waves
Rex Orange County – featured November 2016
Sam Fender – first featured April 2014!
Sigrid – first featured August 2014!
Superorganism – first featured February 2017
Tom Walker – first featured November 2015
Yaeji – first featured September 2017
Yxng Bane – first featured September 2017

Nice to see some Scandinavian presence in Alma and Sigrid. I really can’t figure who will win this year though… My instinct tells me that Tom Walker and Sam Fender have the strongest chances, but who knows!

The top five will be revealed one day at a time from Monday 8 January, with the winner being announced on the Friday.