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.
Vibbar – You Should Be Here
Back again for the second week in a row this time Vibbar make the Five For Friday list on the strength of their latest body of work You Should Be Here. The seven track project is nothing but vibes from start to finish, there’s not one song you’ll want to skip on there. All of the Vibbar team have their respective moments to shine across the project but there are also some great features from Sam Wise, Louis Rei and Shola Ama. This is the project to provide your mellow but fun vibes through this weekend and beyond.
Kwengface – YPB: Tha Come Up
Kwengface is someone I’ve been paying more and more attention to with every drop and with the release of YPB: Tha Come Up he shows that was for good reason. Of course, it’s a Drill project with plenty of hard hitting and raw tracks across its runtime but it also has moments of experimentation you wouldn’t expect. This is most evident on “Moodish” where we get some melodies from Kweng which is the last thing people were probably expecting. The project has bangers in abundance, if we ignore the intro and skit I’d say a bare minimum of six of the remaining ten tracks could be a standalone hit if released just as singles.
Aitch – GSD
I’ll be honest I was on board with Aitch when he first burst onto the scene and a couple of releases after that but after a while, it felt like he’d lost some of what made him so unique. In 2021 however it looks like he’s found it again, it could be the production choices or the fact he seems to be back to just having fun with the music but this Aitch feels like the one we should have been seeing. On “GSD” we see production by his frequent collaborators WhyJay and LiTek alongside CHEK Beatz providing a bouncy and unique canvas which Aitch bodies through the tracks two and a half minute runtime.
Rufus – One Eye Open
Rufus is definitely making a big impression with his debut single “One Eye Open”. He may be new but he’s been working at his craft and is multi-talented being a producer and songwriter alongside being a singer. On his debut track, he showcases his penchant for blending genres crafting a track that has elements of R&B, alt-Pop, and Trap in a way that just works. He sounds like no one else and impressively sounds like he’s already very comfortable in his own lane. Only time will tell whether he’ll continue to deliver at this level but we won’t be waiting too long as he’s been working on a project which I’m guessing will arrive sooner rather than later.
Chloe Bodur – Watch Me
North-West London singer, songwriter and producer, Chloe Bodur releases an
infectious disco-inspired single “Watch Me” featuring Bubba Janko. After awakening from a reoccurring dream of being back in the club, the foundations of the track were born as a voice note recorded in the middle of the night. Chloe later orchestrated the musical arrangement alongside producer and bandmate VVilhem from Ebi Soda. “Watch Me” covers themes of romance, narcissism and nostalgia while the stylishly choreographed visuals see Chloe pay homage to an era gone by with nods to Studio 54, Cher and Soultrain.
You can check out the previous Five For Friday here.