Jacob Banks: Slow Up

Nigerian-born, England-based Jacob Banks‘ “Slow Up” is a brooding, emotional tune from his debut album Village—out now on Interscope Records. The accompanying music video depicts children playing with their parents, scenes of them aging, and sometimes appearing in danger. “Don’t you grow up on me / slow up on me,” Banks sings, over the minimal but powerful soundscape. Banks is currently on a European tour and will perform throughout North …

Dominic Fike: 3 Nights

Dominic Fike, a recent Columbia Records signee and a Naples, Florida native, just released his debut EP, Don’t Forget About Me, Demos. A standout on the six track release is “3 Nights,” an acoustic guitar-backed alternative hit. It hums along to a recognizable, steady beat (with loads of personality). Fike displays his vocal ability and flexes a bit of his star-power potential here—which is impressive considering …

Brockhampton: Tonya

Brockhampton, a multi-member rap group forged from the chatroom of a Kanye West fan site, just released their major label debut, Iridescence. After dropping a string of album-like mixtapes, this work comes amidst a turning point. Their most outward-facing member was dropped amidst abuse allegations; they signed to RCA Records; they battled with promising to hopeful fans about whether an album on a major label …