Best New Songs: November 18

Best New Songs: November 18

As the week in music comes to a close, HYPEBEAST has rounded up the best projects for the latest installment of Best new songs.

This week brings industry veterans together with up-and-coming artists. Brockhampton released back-to-back albums, The family and TM, while Yung Kayo of YSL Records dropped the new single “150”. Benny Sings and Kenny Beats teamed up for a thrilling explosion of production and lyricism on new track “The World” and PinkPantheress kept it low key on “Do You Miss Me?”

Yung Kayo – “150”

YSL Records signatory Yung Kayo shared the first draft of his upcoming project, Nineteen. Following his critically acclaimed debut album DFTKthe first track of his new venture’s rollout interweaves hyper-pop-style production with Kayo’s unique rap-screaming sound.

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Brockhampton – The family

Brockhampon has been teasing for months The family as the last album they will release before going on indefinite hiatus. In a surprising move, albeit typical of the unorthodox music collective, the band decided to follow up The Family with another LP, TM, released just a day later. “All That” stands apart from other songs on The Family, with a lighter and simpler production against Brockhampton’s usual eclectic style.

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Benny sings x Kenny Beats – “The world”

Benny Sings and Kenny Beats first collaborated on Benny’s album last year Beat Tape Vol. 2. On Kenny’s debut album, the duo teamed up again Louie. On “The World,” Benny and Kenny bring together lofty songwriting with thrilling production for an upbeat pop number.

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PinkPantheress – “Do You Miss Me?”

Produced by Kaytranada and phil, PinkPantheress’ latest single will make any listener want to hit the dance floor. The singer opens with a punchy, rhythmic production and cuts through the beat with her decidedly sultry and hoarse vocals.

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Cigarettes After Sex – “Gun”

As fans eagerly await news of a third LP from the Texas band, Cigarettes After Sex keeps them on their toes with new song “Pistol.” True to the band’s sound, the hazy track leads with Greg Gonzalez’s poetic and lovelorn musings.

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Roddy Ricch x Lil Durk – “Twins”

An excerpt from Roddy Ricch’s latest studio album, Feed the streets 3, assists Lil Durk in one of only two features on the full 15-song LP. Produced by Aaron Bow, Byrd and Teddy Walton, the rappers drop the bars on the brotherhood they share and Durk calls for the freedom of the currently incarcerated Pooh Shiesty.

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Gucci Mane – “Letter Taking Off”

In this solemn song, Gucci Mane hears a tribute to the late Migos rapper Takeoff. In addition to remembering his friend and collaborator, Mane draws attention to the violence within the rap scene that has led to the deaths of several artists in recent years.

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Kelela – “On the Run”

Simultaneously with announcement Raven, her first album in six years, Kelela gave fans their first taste of the LP, due out in February, featuring new single “On the Run.” “I started this process from the sense of isolation and alienation I’ve always had as a black woman in dance music, despite her black heritage,” Kelela said of the forthcoming LP. “Raven is my first breath in the dark, an affirmation of the Black femme perspective in the midst of systemic removal and the sound of our vulnerability turned into strength.”

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Romy x Fred Again – “Strong”

Romy performed ‘Strong’ at festivals last year, but only just released the song on streaming services. The powerhouse DJ duo reunites with her boyfriend Fred… delivering an emotionally deep dance number that celebrates club culture.

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Rich Brian x $NOT – “Vibrant”

Produced by Rich Brian himself, “Vivid” hears the Indonesian rapper experimenting with infusing musical sounds, from a guitar lick to a loop of flute, into his hard-hitting raps. $NOT joins in to help the rapper in a volley of bars, melodically traded back and forth.
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