Friday Five: Tom Grennan, James TW, SOHN, Sean Paul ft. Dua Lipa, JP Cooper

And just like that, it’s Friday and I’ve got five new songs that you need to check out! There’s a bit more singer-songwriter vibes on this one, but there’s also a jam with Sean Paul and as Dua Lipa sings, “it’s going to be lit tonight, no lie!”  (I’ve never felt as uncool as I did writing that. No lie.)

“Something In The Water” by Tom Grennan

I first heard Tom Grennan, the twenty year old UK artist, on a track with Chase & Status, and loved his voice. He’s got pipes! It’s equally soothing, soulful and raspy. Reminds me a bit of Paulo Nutini. This song, “Something In The Water” is one that you only need one listen to love it. His EP, which is also called “Something In The Water” has great tracks, including an acoustic version of his track with Chase & Status, “All Goes Wrong.” It’s superb and I’m stoked to hear more from young Tom.

“When You Love Someone” by James TW

James TW is another young UK singer-songwriter that caught my attention. The song is a stripped guitar song and it’s beauty is in it’s simplicity. His voice is amazing and I just love that he relies on his talent and basic musicality. I love the plucking and hitting of the guitar. It reminds me of someone.. just I can’t quite place it, and maybe that’s all for the best. You should also check out his cover of “Torn,” so good!

“Rennen” by SOHN

SOHN released a new album today called “Rennen,” and the title track is one of my favorites! It was actually released a few weeks ago and I’ve been listening to it constantly. It’s very melodic, minimal, and super dark-emo. Basically everything I love about SOHN and his music. I saw him at The Troubadour a few years ago and it was incredible. I’ve listened to the album a few times today and really dig it, though I do need to spend more time with it! But “Rennen,” is amazing!

“No Lie” by Sean Paul & Dua Lipa

I’m a massive fan of Dua Lipa! And of course, Sean Paul… I mean, who isn’t a fan of Sean Paul?! But this song.. it’s lit, no lie! That hook in the chorus by Dua is {insert fire emoji}. So good! The next time I’m going out, this is the song that’ll be on repeat all day. And seriously, Sean Paul is making a solid comeback! He’s had major hits with Sia and Clean Bandit! Welcome back Sean Paul! And don’t even pretend like you didn’t sing “Sean Paul” every time you read it!

“September Song” by JP Cooper

The intro to this song is misleading… it starts off like a Rihanna track, and then his voice kicks in, and it’s not what you’d expect. I dig the summery-upbeat vibe and it’s just a great catchy song!

 

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