It’s New Music Friday, and you know what that means – time to refresh your playlist! Are you looking for something to make you dance, cry, or simply feel good? This week’s releases have you covered. Let’s explore what’s new!


How time flies. It’s been 40 years since Alison Moyet stepped out of Yazoo and fired up a solo career with her #1 debut album ‘Alf’ and Top 10 hits ‘Love Resurrection’ and ‘All Cried Out’. That unmistakable voice – big enough to fill a stadium and yet intimate enough to make you feel as though she’s singing just for you – has taken her on quite a journey since, with career highlights including two #1 albums, six Top 10 singles, two BRIT Awards and a Grammy nomination.

Following her recent graduation from Brighton University in 2023 with a first-class degree in Fine Art Printmaking BA (Hons), Alison Moyet has combined both art and music here, creating the album art herself to celebrate her 40th year as a solo artist with the release of ‘Key’ on October 4th – a collection of 16 reworked singles, fan favourites and deep cuts as well as two new songs which combine to present a blazing showcase of the depth and breadth of her artistic creativity and songwriting. She launches the album (PRE-ORDER HERE) by sharing one of its brand new songs, ‘Such Small Ale’ alongside the reworked classic Moyet single ‘All Cried Out’ (Listen HERE).


Acclaimed Scottish singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Nina Nesbitt today releases yet another soul-stirring track from her forthcoming album, Mountain Music. “I’m Coming Home” is a rousing Springsteen-inspired, journey back to the places and people she loves. Listen HERE. The single release is accompanied by the news that Nina Nesbitt will support Stevie Nicks at London BST Hyde Park on 12th July 2024.

Speaking about the track, Nina reveals, “’I’m Coming Home’ is a song for rolling down the windows, driving up the dirt roads on your way back home. I was inspired by some old Bruce Springsteen songs and a lot of the US folk music I was listening to when making the album but I’d never heard a song about growing up in a Scottish village, so I wanted to add my own narrative to all the classic ‘coming home’ folk songs. It’s an ode to my Scottish roots.”

“I’m Coming Home” follows previous releases, “Pages” ,“On The Run,” and most recently, “Mansion”, a spectral, gossamer track that arrived this past spring, alongside the exciting news that her forthcoming fourth studio album, Mountain Music is to be released on September 27. The album is now available to pre-order/save HERE.


After landing one of the biggest airplay hits of his career to date when ‘GOOD MAN’ enjoyed an extended run on the Radio 2 playlist, Jake Isaac today shares his new single ‘BLACK OR WHITE’. It comes at a time when Jake is enjoying a fresh wave of discovery, which has also included a conversation with the like-minded American singer-songwriter Caleb Hearn, a Radio 2 interview, and strong ticket sales for his upcoming headline show at the Village Underground. Listen HERE.

‘BLACK OR WHITE’ brings together summery, contemporary soul music with a palpable, heartfelt warmth. Jake swells the song’s emotions by ensuing the trend for the artifice of perfect production in favour of the natural authenticity that comes from a human touch. And that’s something he excels at, with his voice recalling the great Bill Withers. The song is enhanced by the beautiful call-and-response gospel vocals and vibrant live instrumentation.

Lyrically it taps into the need to say what you really mean. There are conversations that need to have the nuance of both sides, but there are other times when getting straight to the point is the only way to convey how you truly feel.

Jake says, “‘BLACK OR WHITE’ expresses the need to communicate to understand what someone needs to feel loved. I suppose it centres around the age-old saying, ‘It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it.’ This is a song that makes you want to dance when you hear it.”


Child of the Parish today step towards the 6th September 2024 release of their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Sweet Surrender’(PRE-ORDER/SAVE HERE) by unveiling its first single ‘Always The Fool’, out today. It follows the early acclaim and tastemaker attention that greeted their first two EPs, ‘Make It Better’ and ‘Quiet Life’ with highlights including a playlist and repeated support from Jack Saunders at Radio 1 plus further airplay from 6 Music and BBC Introducing. Listen HERE.

‘Always The Fool’ sees the sonic adventurers – brothers Ben and Tom Vella – deliver a moment of blissful summer euphoria, with a heady cocktail of shimmering indie-electronic pop, hazy psychedelia and ‘80s-tinged nostalgia, viewed through a disco mirrorball prism. It’s a track that takes the core traits of their sound and elevates them to stratospheric new highs, putting Child of the Parish in prime position to fulfil their undoubted potential as international festival favourites.

Ben Vella says, “I think it’s one of those tunes where we had a super simple approach to the arrangement. A lot of our songs tend to meander and have these signature time shifts. There’s definitely a lot of Daft Punk in the synths, and I love the multiple layers of vocals. Disco will never die!”

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