Songs of the Week: Raveena, Young Nudy, Kierra Luv and more

It’s been a crazy time but welcome to February! We’ve been quite busy but still voraciously listening to new music. Check out our favorite releases from the past few weeks. Dive into our selects to boogie, cry, or make a TikTok video to from both emerging and established artists below.

Ambar Lucid – Fantasmas
The record is skipping a beat but comes into tune with Ambar’s lovelorn voice, exceptional range, and bilingual lyrics, all assisted by plucky guitars and shimmering synth flourishes.

Bombay Bicycle Club – Is It Real
The final single from their forthcoming album and a testament to why the English rock band has had staying power.

Caribou – Never Come Back
Caribou opts for a more classic dance sound on “Never Come Back,” taken from his forthcoming album “Suddenly” which drops later this month.

Chromatics – TOY
“TOY” is bound to be a quintessential Chromatics tune for all of its cinematic Johnny Jewel infused synth brilliance.

Doja Cat – Boss Bitch
Featured on the Birds Of Prey film soundtrack that drops this Friday, Doja Cat’s “Boss Bitch” is about to have all the ladies (and gents) shouting “I’m a bitch, I’m a boss.”

DRAMA – Years
Chicago duo DRAMA (producer Na’el Shehade and singer Via Rosa) impresses with “Years,” the first single from their debut album, “Dance Without Me.” This rock-influenced R&B tune will have you crying alone in your room, in a good way.

Husbands – Speed Racer
If you’re looking for the ‘one,’ then look no further than Oklahoma City’s Husbands, who’ve recently dropped their album “After The Gold Rush Party.” An album standout track is “Speed Racer.” Dare you not to bop to the guitar riffs.

J Hus, Burna Boy – Big Conspiracy
“Big Conspiracy” from UK artist J Hus featuring Burna Boy is the perfect kismet of Dancehall, rap, and Afrobeats.

Khruangbin, Leon Bridges – C-Side
The old school funk collaboration we’ve been waiting for from two legends hailing from the Lonestar State, my home state. “C-Side” appears off the two artists’ joint EP “Texas Sun,” due out this Friday.

Kierra Luv, Tory Lanez – Can’t Stand It
Rising rapper Kierra Luv is here to let all the haters know that she’s making her own money and doing just fine thank you.

Leah Sykes – Surprise
The newcomer from Jacksonville, Florida is quickly making a name for herself for writing ever-so-relatable songs about love, insecurities, and heartbreak and “Surprise” is just such a song that’ll hit you right in the feels.

Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch – Letter To Nipsey
Meek Mill and Roddy Ricch remember the late Nipsey Hussle in this compelling tribute.

papichuloteej – How Does It Feel
papichuloteej, try saying that three times fast. The 21-year-old Las Vegas native uses a blend of pop, rob and R&B on “How Does It Feel,” a song about letting go of a toxic ex.

Pearl Jam – Dance Of The Clairvoyants
The first taste of the iconic band’s forthcoming album “Gigaton,” out March 27th.

Poolside, Amo Amo – Around The Sun
Think Fleetwood Mac meets Saturday Night Fever and you have “Around The Sun.”

Raveena – Headaches
Have you ever made intense eye contact with someone across the room and immediately everything else drops away and you get a little lightheaded? “Headaches” is a song about that and sounds exactly like that moment.

Young Nudy – No Go
The Atlanta rapper’s fast paced life matches his fast paced flow on “No Go.”