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Bars: all the music we’re listening to right now

Featuring new music from Sampa The Great, Bryson Tiller's latest video, and Jorja Smith going acoustic

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Weekly updates

Bars is Acclaim’s weekly wrap up of all the music we want you to get in on. Whether it’s new albums, mixtapes, tracks, or videos, we’re here wading through the noise to bring you only the finest happenings in the world of music. Hit the list below to see what we’ve been bumping this week.

  • By: Henry Owens

01. Sampa The Great – 'Rhymes to


Sampa The Great’s ‘Rhymes Of The East’ rolls over like a boulder, as it smoothly approaches with it’s low-key hypnotic beat and then crushes with a flurry of bars. Freshly signed to Big Dada, home to British royalty such as Wiley and Young Fathers, Sampa’s flourishes of the east look to resonate in all directions on the global compass. Sampa’s also headlining our Melbourne Music Week party which you can get tickets for here.

02. Mish – 'Ur Gorgeous' EP

Mitch Graunke treated us with a slice of soul with ‘Tell Me If You Love Me’, but now he’s returned with the whole buffet. This new EP features him finessing sleek, jazz-esque instrumentals while providing portions of his effortlessly elegant vocals. If you’re looking for a satisfying meal, Ur Gorgeous provides dish after dish of smooth soul that’s sprinkled in synths, relished in reverb, and leaves you ready for seconds.

03. Bryson Tiller – 'Self Made' video


Fresh off a series of appearances at Listen Out, and other sold out shows in Australia, Bryson Tiller strikes again with a video for ‘Self-Made’, one of the various bangers off his sophomore album True To Self that dropped earlier this year. In an outlandish demonstration of undeniable flex, the video depicts scenes such as Bryson escaping the police on a jet ski, and dancing on top of a sports car, signifying the unstoppable year he’s had thus far.

04. Kllo – 'Disolve'


Kllo’s new single ‘Dissolve’ lives up to its title as both the instrumental and the alluring vocals of Chloe Kaul disperse into pure beauty. With their debut album Backwater releasing this month, look out for new depths of dreaminess, and enchanting anthems from this Melbourne duo.

05. Jorja Smith – 'On My Mind' (Acoustic Version)


Jorja Smith’s acoustic take on her hit ‘On My Mind’ ditches the thumping drums and ‘90s vibes of the original for a slower, sleeker, and sexier feel. With the soft, jangly melodies of an acoustic guitar faintly lurking in the background Jorja’s smooth and soulful vocals are left to flourish.

06. Strict Face – 'This Heat' EP


On his new EP Adelaide producer Strict Face attacks from all angles. On the left, he strikes you with a series of beautifully orchestrated synths, and driving melodies. While on the right he smacks you down with the force of glitchy, bass driven bangers. Featuring upcoming artists such as Sophiegrophy and Yayoyanoh, Strict Face is looking to knock out the rest of the year.

07. Young Thug & Carnage – Young Martha EP


Not even four months after serenading us with Beautiful Thugger Girls, Young Thug is back, but this time not to woo us over with romantic recitals. Accompanied by EDM juggernaut DJ Carnage, Young Thug blasts us with four bass booming, face melting bangers. If you were expecting a romantic thugger forever then Young Martha’s the girl who stole his heart and took him away from you.

08. Izell Pyramid – 'Priestcraft' EP


Minneapolis artist Izell Pyramid has landed with his debut EP Priestcraft, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be long before he takes flight again. Combining the hard hitting bass of trap, and the smooth, textured sounds of r&b, Izell seems to have his style down to a science, with a formula to take him out of this world.