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One Liners: Rihanna, Stormzy, RM, more

By | Published on Friday 11 November 2022



Rihanna has released another new single, ‘Born Again’ – once again taken from the soundtrack of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, but not originally included on the soundtrack album when it was released last week.

Stormzy has released new single ‘Firebabe’, featuring his 0207 Def Jam label mate Debbie plus Sampha and Jacob Collier. “It was a session I’ll never forget, for the rest of my life”, he says of recording the track. “It was extremely special and everyone in the room understood that. We were making something that hopefully, God willing, lives forever. Something that has soul and feeling and it came from a really pure place. We took a truth and made some art from it”.

RM from BTS has announced that he will release his debut solo album, ‘Indigo’, on 2 Dec.

Becky Hill has released new single ‘Only You’, which also soundtracks this year’s McDonald’s Christmas advert. “I am so pleased to be working with McDonald’s once again for this year’s Christmas campaign”, she says. “This year in particular so many families and young people are struggling with the cost of living and I’m so glad that 10p from every download is donated directly to BBC Children In Need – it’s humbling to see the work that this fantastic charity does and I’m proud to play my part in supporting the young people it helps”.

Kim Petras has released new single ‘If Jesus Was A Rock Star’.

Stefflon Don is back with new single ‘The One’. “I can’t wait for you all to hear this track”, she says. “It’s been a long time coming! ‘The One’ is a switch up from [previous single] ‘Clockwork’ with a more singing vibe. This should give you a feel for the different vibes, sounds and influences to come on [upcoming debut album] ‘Island 54’”.

Patrick Wolf has shared his first new single for ten years, ‘Enter The Day’. He’s also announced that he will release a new EP, titled ‘The Night Safari’, next year.

The Blessed Madonna has released new single ‘Serotonin Moonbeams’. “It’s gotten an incredible response since I tested it the first time in Brazil on tour”, she says of the track. “It was written on one of those days where I was running from the production console to the sofa to bang out lyrics with Uffie and Jin Jin. I remember being so embarrassed to suggest, ‘Bet I hit you with that bad bitch, thunder lightning, super frightening yeah!’ But when I did, they just howled and we knew we were onto something”.

Don Letts has released ‘Outta Sync’, the title track of his debut solo album, which is set for release on 28 Apr. “For better or worse this is me, although I ain’t saying I’ve got it down, as the lyrics in the single’s chorus readily acknowledges”, he says. “Ultimately the album’s a soundtrack to my mind with some cool bass lines, mirroring the sum total of my cultural journey and reflecting the duality of my existence, which is black and British”.

Yunè Pinku has released new single ‘Fai Fighter’. The song, she says, “is a sort of homage to the chaos of vulnerability. I imagined it existing in a metaverse arena or a futuristic realm of some sorts. I think for me I struggle to articulate the meaning of this track because it’s much more of a feeling than a specific word. But it’s sort of a phoenix rising, an embrace of femininity”.

FaltyDL has released the video for ‘One Way Or Another’, featuring Mykki Blanco. The track is taken from his new album, ‘A Nurse To My Patience’, which is out today.



Razorlight have announced UK tour dates in April, concluding with a show at Brixton Academy on 29 Apr. Commenting on the reunion of the band’s classic line-up, drummer Andy Burrows says: “I had to go and chat with Johnny [Borrell] and make things good. If I didn’t, I’d have gone on thinking about it for the rest of my life, that we should’ve met up, we should’ve played together again, it was too special to leave behind”. A best of compilation called ‘Razorwhat?’ is also set for release on 9 Dec.

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