Five For Friday is back again with 5 releases from the past week you should pay attention to.
Five For Friday is back again giving you 5 great tracks/projects for your Friday. Friday is essentially the most important day of the week musically, and typically a lot of music drops on Friday’s. Friday is the day that the official charts are announced, which lets us know who holds the coveted number one position. We’ve had another very busy week of great music so to make life a little easier this Friday we are giving you 5 of our top picks that have recently dropped to start off your weekend listening.
Nafe Smallz – Highs & Lows
This week Nafe Smallz gave his track ‘Highs & Lows’ the full visual treatment. The track is taken from his double release Overnight with the other song released on it being ‘Find My Way’. The track is a mellow Trap anthem that is an ode to those that have stuck by him on his journey and also a tale of those who haven’t stayed on board. It gets the appropriate care in its visual treatment, there’s nothing skipped in production value and it feels like a real cinematic appearance to go alongside the record.
Tiny Boost – Fresh
Tiny Boost has kept firing in 2021 and his latest release ‘Fresh’ feels like the culmination of Boost really zoning in on giving his sound a bit more polish. Don’t get me wrong, the content is still raw and the lyricism is visceral rather than being concerned with overcomplicated metaphors but it feels like it’s been packaged with a new sheen. This is aided by the fact that the production samples Juelz Santana‘s laid back ‘Lil Boy Fresh’ which has an air of luxury to it yet still provides Boost with a canvas that befits his gritty style. This one is for the real Rap fans.
Amun – Motive
Amun gave a 90s classic a fresh spin on new track ‘Motive’. Sampling 702‘s ‘You Don’t Know’ but giving it a 2021 UK revamp, having it infused with notes of Drill, it’s one that could have you bopping your head or in your feels. The track’s message is all about working out a person’s true intentions in the formative stages of a relationship and how sometimes rather than trying to read into things you just have to ask “what’s the motive?” This is just a taste of what’s to come from West London’s Amun as she is gearing up to release an EP later next month.
Keeya Keys – Haaland
Keeya Keys is back again with another banger in ‘Haaland’, an apt name given the final of the Euros is happening this Sunday. The track is his follow up to the absolute hit ‘Accraholic’ which made great use of Baille Funk rhythm. On ‘Haaland’ the production is almost a flip of an R&B track with Drill percussion and 808 slides. It wouldn’t be a Keys track without football references and with the tracks title it’s only right that came through in the song’s hook. Beyond the football references, we get a clear and astute delivery that packs real punch behind the cheeky but playful lyrics.
Dave Ft. Stormzy – Clash
Dave has kicked off the rollout of his new album We’re All Alone In This Together with a huge collaboration with fellow superstar Stormzy on ‘Clash’. This was an interesting one for more than just the cultural impact of two of the UKs musical titans coming together. Production wise we get a record that feels like a good balance between what we’d expect from a Dave record and of a Stormzy record, despite the fact the two often make very different kinds of music. The two trade lyrics across the thumping production and it’s clear the two brought a spirit of competitiveness out of each other with both giving great performances. You have to take this one in.
You can check out the previous Five For Friday here.