This past week, we’ve been waking up to new releases from Ones to Watch artists on a daily basis, so we compiled a list of 5 of our favorites from various genres to add to your weekend playlist. Check out the new tracks below:
“Plans” - Elephante (ft. Brandyn Burnette) [Acoustic Mix]
“Plans,” Elephante’s recent collaboration with soul pop singer Brandyn Burnette, has been on our radar since its release. Last week, the DJ dropped a stripped down version of the hit that changes the entire mood of the song. While the original version creates a light and airy environment, the new acoustic mix develops a feeling of vulnerability and sincerity that shines through Burnette’s flawless and emotion-fueled vocals.
“Something In The Way” - Jorja Smith
Since Jorja Smith’s release of her first single in January, we’ve been keeping tabs on the 19-year-old British singer, as we’re huge fans of everything she releases. Her new EP, Project 11, is no different, and we’re currently crushing on the soulful “Something In The Way.” The slow burner lets us into the vulnerable side of Smith, and showcases her gorgeous vocals.
“Leon” - The Japanese House
We recently featured The Japanese House in a New Artist Discovery post, and for good reason. Last week the indie alternative singer released her third EP, Swim Against The Tide, and we’re fixated on “Leon.” The unique and electric track flows effortlessly, and reminds us why we named the singer the “modern Imogen Heap.”
“Alive” - Ravyn Lenae
In Lenae’s new single, the soul singer takes what could have been an unhappy break-up song, and offers a positive twist, with lyricism chock-full of hope and inspiration. The smooth and breezy track follows Lenae as she thanks her ex for the lessons learned in their time together, and celebrates a newfound independence. “Alive” is proof again that the seventeen-year-old singer is an old soul at heart.
“What You Want” - THEY.
The Los Angeles R&B duo, THEY., show us just how unique their sound is on their newest release, “What You Want.” The genre-bending track opens with guitar, and quickly transitions into a slick beat that proves to be the prefect platform for the electric bridge and chorus. Backed by the sound of a rowdy crowd, the new song walks a fine line between a slow burner and an all-out party track.