Must Listen 2019: The best new music this September

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We’re back with another month’s worth of huge new tracks! With a massive playlist of 30 of the freshest songs right now, we guarantee the soundtrack to your September will be epic.  

Bombay Bicycle Club - Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)

After announcing an indefinite hiatus in 2016, followed by three years of radio silence, you’d be forgiven for thinking that indie heroes Bombay Bicycle Club had packed it in and called it a day. But just at a time when their vibrant, colourful sound is needed most, the London four-piece return with the first taste of their newly announced fifth album.

Taking sonic cues from each of their previous four LPs, the single’s immediate guitar hook and chorus has the hallmarks of their earlier work. But its sprawling production and sentimental lyrics show the maturity and progression of a band ready to make the step up, while making up for lost time.

Post Malone - Circles

Post Malone is clearly an artist who doesn’t like to be pigeonholed to one sound. Making his name with a swaggering trap hip-hop style, the 24-year-old phenomenon has since broadened his scope – toying with pop, rock and country.

Circles, from newly dropped album Hollywood’s Bleeding, reveals yet another dimension to Post. With a dreamy backing track that sounds surprisingly close to Fleetwood Mac, Malone flexes his singing muscles and shows his emotional side. “Run away, but we're running in circles,” he bemoans, while the song’s mellow groove looks back wistfully over a faltering relationship.

Lana Del Rey - Doin’ Time

Having just unveiled her latest, and sixth, studio album, Lana Del Rey has established herself as one of the finest songwriters around right now. Our pick from this LP, hailed by many as her masterpiece, is Doin’ Time.  

With a psychedelic trip-hop vibe playing out behind her sophisticated vocals, the track is a satisfying blend of Massive Attack meets Janis Joplin. While it may seem like a strange match-up, the intoxicating combination of baggy bass, twinkling synths and Del Rey’s smoky voice make for a glorious listen.

Brockhampton - SUGAR

The ironically self-proclaimed ‘best boyband since One Direction’, Brockhampton are a Texas-based clique of rappers, singers, producers and designers. SUGAR, one of our favourite cuts from their acclaimed second studio album, GINGER, is a perfect introduction to the 13-man collective.

Over a simple beat of plucking guitar strings, the tune takes on a slow-paced R&B style – showcasing the group’s full range of talents. Opening with a distorted, yet emotive, vocal hook, members interchange with impressive rap bars and powerful harmonised verses. There’s a lot to take in, but we’re not complaining.

Charli XCX feat. Haim - Warm

There’s no questioning that Charli XCX is the certified queen of collabs, with a hitlist including team-ups alongside the likes of Lizzo, BTS, Troye Sivan and Christine and the Queens. That’s not a shabby phonebook.

Charli’s latest get-together, with super-cool California sister band Haim maintains her phenomenal track record. Warm is futuristic sounding pop track that combines glitchy, auto-tuned vocals with a fast-paced synth grooves. And while we can’t say for sure what the future looks like, this wouldn’t sound out of place in a nightclub circa 2099.

   

If you want to listen to these huge new tunes any time and any place, then we’ve got you sorted with the #PureMustListen Spotify playlist. Enjoy it on the amazing DiscovR smart speaker or stream via Bluetooth and Spotify Connect on loads of our digital radios or in-car adapters.

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