Welcome to Acclaim Magazine’s Heat of the Week. Here are our picks for the best new local and international releases — Follow our playlist here for weekly updates of the best new music!
New music from Brent Faiyaz, The Kid LAROI, A.Girl, Paris Texas and more!
01. Fivio Foreign x The Kid LAROI - Paris to Tokyo
Fivio Foreign and The Kid LAROI slide on this new collaboration. The song features the 808 glides and chaotic drill percussion that are perfectly suited for Fivio’s shouty flows, with an emotional vocal sample on top to enhance LAROI’s melodic bars. ‘Paris to Tokyo’ is a banger bound to resonate worldwide.
02. DSP - NJ (Freestyle)
DSP’s ‘NJ (Freestyle)’ brings the type of heat that can hinder any Winter weather. The Sydney-based rapper brings fast, fiery flows over rattling percussion and ear-catching synth shots, feeling destined for club dance floors across the country.
03. Paris Texas - cyanide ft. Cryogeyser
Paris Texas continues to develop their unique style of rock-infused hip-hop on ‘cyanide’. It kicks off with grungey guitars shredding and crashing snare drums to support the earworm chorus, enhanced by contributions from dreamy band Cryogeyser as the song transitions into jangly chords and a sense of euphoria after the initial storm. Paris Texas always switch it up, and always satisfy.
04. Anieszka - Bittersweet
Sydney R&B songstress Anieszka has crafted a sentimental ballad in the form of ‘Bittersweet’, which slowly builds into ecstasy with plucking keys and elegant strings. Her voice howls over the top, matching the softness of the production while conveying the dreaminess of the romance she croons about. It appears on her new EP HUMAN, which you can stream now.
05. Billymaree - Nobody
Billymaree boasts on ‘Nobody’, a flex-heavy R&B cut that finds her leaving an old situation behind, and thriving in her present day. She conveys this through a rap-sung cadence that displays her ability to hit notes, and pen bars. It’s a continuation of her 2022 hot-streak, which we hope doesn’t end anytime soon.
06. Forest Claudette - Creaming Soda
Forest Claudette introduces himself in a vulnerable manner with ‘Creaming Soda’. He expresses the internal pressure he’s faced entering the music industry, juggling self-doubt and artistry hand in hand. The result is a refreshing hip-hop and soul hybrid that finds him bearing his soul over an assortment of vibrant instrumentation. Be on the lookout for more from this exciting prospect!
07. Brent Faiyaz - ALL MINE
It feels good to finally have a new Brent Faiyaz album. Upon first listen, an instant standout appears in the form of ‘ALL MINE’, a self-produced cut that finds Brent stuck in his ways, hearkening back to luxury-rich moments of romance. This is a track for the late-night, as layered synths take up the atmosphere and help enhance his raspy croons. Brent Faiyaz’ new album Wasteland is available to stream now, so get on it!
08. A.Girl - The Block
‘The Block’ finds A.Girl moving on. She details coming out of a relationship, and uses it as an opportunity to lay out her aspirations, seamlessly switching between raps and melodies about ownership, supporting her family, and creating a better future for her area. It’s sincere, motivated, and displays her myriad of talents.
09. Skin On Skin - For Tha Shot
Skin On Skin stays on brand and brings us a rave-ready anthem in the form of ‘For Tha Shot’. It fires off immediately, with thumping four-to-the-floor kicks and menacing basslines. It’s blood-pumping and bound to get crowds jumping.
010. Killer Mike - Run ft. Young Thug
Run’ is Killer Mike’s first solo single since 2012 but finds him rapping with the hunger of an up-and-comer. His bellowing cadence delivers definitive bars over an orchestra of brass instruments and a trap drum pattern, letting off motivational statements in a stylish manner. Young Thug appears on the second verse, delivering oddball flows in an effortless manner. ‘Run’ is a track you’re bound to bump in a marathon manner.