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.
KYLIE MINOGUE – 'Say Something'
She's baaaaaack! We've missed you, Kylie. Not only is 'Say Something' a quirky little disco-pop banger, but its lyrics are especially apt for these strange times, with lines like 'Love is love, it never ends / Can we all be as one again?' The even better news is that there's a new album on the way, too. The Aussie pop legend's 15th album 'Disco' is the follow up to 2018's 'Golden' and will be released on November 6th. If the lead single is anything to go by, we're in for a treat.
ULY – 'I Don't Need to Understand'
He's a bedroom pop musician who studied astrophysics at Trinity College and spent time working in a Japanese lab after graduating – you can't accuse Rafino Murphy of having the a predictable background. The Dubliner makes intimate lo-fi songs (one of them featured on the 'Normal People' soundtrack) and his latest is infused with a laidback, soulful swing that we can't get enough of.
FIA MOON – 'XX'
This Irish singer-songwriter has channelled her experience of heartbreak into something positive by releasing a six-song mixtape that explores themes of hurting and healing. As well as the emotional lyrical aspect, she's also extremely proficient in the art of the bop. 'XX' is the second release from the mixtape and if you're into slo-mo electro-tinged groovy r'n'b, you'll enjoy this.