Kicking off New Music Friday, award-winning singer-songwriter Harry Styles has officially released his third studio album, Harry’s Home. Local hip-hop star Gigi Lamayne returns with a 10-track album titled Set in Stone. The album features the likes of Big Zulu, Busiswa and Limpopo-born musician, Makhadzi.
Take a look at some New Music Friday releases here.
HARRY STYLES – ‘HARRY’S HOME’
Harry Styles previewed some of his music from Harry’s Home during his Coachella performance on 15 and 22 April. Styles’ new album, Harry’s Home has already received rave reviews from music critics with stand out tracks like Late Night Talking and Boyfriends.
LISTEN TO ‘LATE NIGHT TALKING’ HERE
GIGI LAMAYNE – ‘SET IN STONE’
After a successful national date with social media influencer Mr Smeg, SA hip-hop star Gigi Lamayne is back to the music with Set In Stone. The album features the best in the local music scene including Kid X and Phantom Steeze.
LISTEN TO ‘ILOTTO’ HERE
LYKKE LI – ‘EYEYE’
Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li is best known for fusing pop with eerie electro sounds, and her new album Eyeye, offers just that. One standout track from the album is 5D.
WATCH THE ‘5D’ MUSIC VIDEO HERE
FLUME – ‘PALACES’
Australian electronic musician Flume has released his third studio album Palaces, which has been described as a “magical experience” by Cultr magazine. A few standout tracks from the album include Say Nothing featuring MAY-A and Highest Building, featuring Oklou.
LISTEN TO ‘HIGHEST BUILDING’ HERE
WILL LINLEY – ‘I DON’T WANNA BE YOURS’
Cape Town-based muso Will Linley has released his second single of 2022, I Don’t Wanna Be Yours. Speaking to The South African in an exclusive interview, the singer-songwriter said his cans could expect his debut EP soon.
WATCH ‘I DON’T WANNA BE YOURS’ VISUALISER HERE
SERGE IBAKA, DIPLO AND GYAKIE – ‘LIKE THIS’
Congolese-born muso Serge Ibaka, American DJ Diplo and Ghanian singer Gyakie teamed up for this soft afrobeats single titled Like This.
LISTEN TO ‘LIKE THIS’ HERE
KING MONADA, DR MALINGA AND LEON LEE – ‘REYA MOJOLONG’
Ending off New Music Friday are local musicians King Monada, Dr Malinga and amapiano vocalist Leon Lee with their new single Reya Mojolong. The musicians deliver an upbeat and joyous single that is perfect for the weekend.