The Weeknd, “Love in the Sky”: Mixtape master Abel Tesfaye (a.k.a. the Weeknd) has released a new single from his first studio album, Kiss Land, out September 10th on Republic Records.
TV on the Radio, “Mercy”: Brooklyn’s TV on the Radio have released a new standalone single on band member Dave Sitek’s new record label, Federal Prism. The track should whet fans’ appetites for the band’s new album, likely to drop sometime next year.
Drake featuring 2 Chainz & Big Sean, “All Me”: “All Me,” featuring 2 Chainz and Big Sean, is the second single from Drake’s highly anticipated third album, Nothing Was the Same, due out on September 17th.
Big Sean, “Fire”: Big Sean is prepping a new album of his own, which drops August 27th. “Fire,” a thumping feel-good summer track, is the latest single.
Annie, “Invisible”: Helmed by longtime producer Richard X, Annie’s “Invisible,” from her A&R EP (which includes a track titled “Ralph Macchio”), is one of her most immediate singles in years, with a Lyn Collins-inspired loop that will instantly teleport you back to 1991.
Basement Jaxx, “What a Difference Your Love Makes”: Basement Jaxx have unveiled a new single, presumably from their first album in four years. The single, featuring vocals from Sam Brookes, drops September 30th.
Cut Copy, “Let Me Show You”: Australia’s Cut Copy has officially released their sorta-new song, “Let Me Show You,” the hook of which is lifted from K-Klass’s 1993 single of the same name.
dBridge, “Death of a Drum Machine”: In case you haven’t figured it out yet, the ’90s are back, and drum n’ bass pioneer Darren White has a new EP, Move Way, out August 12. “Death of a Drum Machine” is a chill slice of jungle that employs bits of Malcolm X’s oft-sampled “Message to the Grass Roots” speech.
LIZ & Ryan Hemsworth, “Day n’ Nite”: If the Nelly Furtado-meets-Destiny’s Child “Day n’ Nite,” a collaboration between singer LIZ and Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth, is any indication, the late ’90s are also ripe for the pillaging.