Best New Tracks: November 18

Best New Tracks: November 18

As Music Week draws to a close, HYPEBEAST has rounded up the best projects for the latest episode of Best New Tracks.

This week brings together industry veterans with up-and-coming artists. Brockhampton released consecutive albums, Family and MT, while YSL Records’ Yung Kayo released new single “150.” Benny Sings and Kenny Beats teamed up for a thrilling burst of production and lyricism on new song “The World” and PinkPantheress kept it cool on the track “Do You Miss Me?”

Yung Kayo – “150”

YSL Records signer Yung Kayo has shared the first cut of his upcoming project, Nineteen. After his widely acclaimed debut album DFTKthe first song from his new venture’s rollout mixes hyperpop-style production with Kayo’s unique rap sound.

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Brockampton- Family

For months, Brockhampon has been teasing Family as the last album they will release before going on an indefinite hiatus. In a surprising, albeit typical, move for the unorthodox music collective, the band decided to follow up The Family with another LP, MT, released just a day later. “All That” stands out from other The Family tracks, with lighter, 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 teamed up last year on Benny’s album Beat Tape Vol. 2. The duo team up again on Kenny’s debut album Louis. On “The World,” Benny and Kenny bring together a combination of elevated songwriting with thrilling production for an upbeat pop track.

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PinkPantheress – “Do You Miss Me?”

Produced by Kaytranada and phil, the latest single from PinkPantheress will have any listener wanting to hit the dance floor. Opening with a hard-hitting, up-tempo production, the singer cuts through the beat with her distinct sultry, breathy voice.

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Cigarettes After Sex – “Pistol”

As fans eagerly await news of the Texas band’s third LP, Cigarettes After Sex is keeping them hooked with the new song “Pistol.” True to the band’s sound, the hazy track leads to Greg Gonzalez’s poetic and loving reflections.

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Roddy Ricch x Lil Durk – “Twin”

Taken from Roddy Ricch’s latest studio album, Feeding the streets 3, Lil Durk assists in one of only two feature films in the entire 15-track LP. Produced by Aaron Bow, Byrd and Teddy Walton, the rappers drop 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 on Takeoff”

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

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Kelela – “On The Run”

Along with the announcement Raven, her first album in six years, Kelela gave fans their first taste of the LP, which will be released in February, with the new single “On the Run”. “I started this process from the feeling of isolation and alienation that I’ve always felt as a black woman in dance music, despite her black background,” Kelela said of the upcoming album. “Raven is my first breath taken in the dark, an affirmation of the black woman’s perspective amid systemic erasure and the sound of our vulnerability turned into power.”

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Romy x Fred Again – “Strong”

Romy has performed “Strong” at festivals over the past year, but has only just released the song to streaming services. Teaming up again with friend Fred, the powerhouse DJ duo deliver an emotionally charged dance track celebrating club culture.

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Rich Brian x $NOT – “Vive”

Produced by Rich Brian himself, “Vivid” hears the Indonesian rapper experiment with interspersed musical sounds, from a guitar stab to a flute loop, in his hard-hitting raps. $NOT joins in to assist the rapper in a volley of melodically swapped bars.
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