The weekend is almost upon us, and maybe you're in search of something to soundtrack it – or perhaps you're just on the hunt for some new music.
Every Friday, we'll choose three great new release songs you should hear (from both Irish and international acts) point you in the direction of the bands or artists who created them, and send you on your merry way to investigate further.
This week, through pure coincidence (and quality songs), we've got an all-Irish special for you!
James Vincent McMorrow – 'I Should Go'
Dubliner James Vincent McMorrow has infused his sound with hip-hop beats and subtle r'n'b flavours in the past, but his latest track – a primer for his forthcoming fifth album – sees him team up with American record producer Kenny Beats for a summery, soul-infused slice of brilliance. We can't get enough of this slick track.
Tolu Makay – 'Don't Let Go'
Born in Nigeria and raised in the Irish midlands, we featured Tolu Makay's collaboration with Zapho in a previous New Music Friday round-up. Her debut album is on the way in October, but this solo track gives a flavour of her neo-soul-pop sound and her incredible voice.
Wyvern Lingo – 'Brutal Lottery'
Hot on the heels of 'Don't Say It', which was released in July and the Bray trio's first new material in over two years, is this dreamy folk number. As always, the entwining of their voices and harmonies is entrancing – but the lyrical message is powerful, tackling the topic of missing refugee children. You can read more about the song's inspiration here.