Nick Hakim: Vertigo

Singer, songwriter and producer Nick Hakim shares “Vertigo,” a song about the floating feeling of falling in love. Moody and atmospheric, with layered acoustic guitar and synths, the single captures the artist’s blended style of psychedelia, soul and folk. It’s the third track to be released from Hakim’s forthcoming album, COMETA (due 21 October), and is accompanied by an Asli Baykal-directed music video aptly shot in Vojin Kusic’s spinning house in …

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Ari Lennox and Summer Walker: Queen Space Ari Lennox released a surprise EP called Away Message last week (ahead of her highly anticipated second album, Age/Sex/Location, which is due this week), and from it comes the sublime “Queen Space” with Summer Walker. The track is a buttery smooth ode to not wasting time or energy on unworthy people. Beckah Amani: Waiting On You Beckah Amani’s …

Yazmin Lacey: Pieces

Across a slow-burning tempo and horns from James Mollison, Ritchie Seivwright and Sheila Maurice-Gray, British singer Yazmin Lacey’s smooth and smoky vocals seduce in her new single “Pieces.” Intimate and soulful, the track is “an open goodbye letter,” the artist says. “‘Pieces’ is bathed in a kind of blissful melancholy, a 50/50 fusion of love and loss.”