Every week we wait patiently for that fresh batch of new tunes from our favorite fast-rising acts. Whether it’s Zyah Belle, GOON DES GARCONS*, MARCO PLUS, or Scotty Apex, we all want to dig in and get our dose of brand new music. Here are this week’s picks for the best new songs.
Zyah Belle — Go
The beautiful, fluid nature of Zyah Belle’s voice has had us obsessing over her sounds for a while now. While her allure is undeniable, the burgeoning R&B singer/songwriter is a true vocalist through and through, and she proves just that with her new album ‘Yam Grier.’ At 14-tracks, the album is filled with warm vocals marinated in melancholy and hope, and Zyah Belle’s mellifluous vocals take center stage in each song. Do yourself a favor, check out the full project here, and stream my favorite track, ‘Go’ below.
GOON DES GARCONS* — Purist*
It seems like a new era of GOON DES GARCONS* is upon us. His first single of the year picked up right where he left off when he dropped his 2021 Def Jam debut album ‘SHEESH!.’ Now back on the scene with some new music, ‘Purist*’ sees GOON DES GARCONS* playing to his strengths and adding to his own version of hip-hop that he calls “peaceful chaos.”
MARCO PLUS — Brink
MARCO PLUS’ standout ‘tha souf got sum 2 say,’ was one of the more impressive projects to release last year, and it essentially put him on a wider scale. Since that release, MARCO has been hard at work polishing his craft and developing his signature sound with time-tested delivery. Returning to the scene, his new single ‘Brink,’ demonstrates seasoned versatility and unique style that will sway even the most hard-headed hip-hop skeptics. With more music and visuals likely planned for the future, now is the perfect time to get to know MARCO PLUS before he becomes everybody’s next-favorite rapper.
Scotty Apex — I DON’T BELONG HERE
Indianapolis native Scotty Apex’s melodic flows and introspective lyrics will have you hooked on his new single ‘I DON’T BELONG HERE.’ While his past releases, such as the 2021 album ‘Starlight,’ showcased the more eccentric and innovative production side of his music, “I DON’T BELONG HERE” offers a new perspective on his sonic growth, drawing attention to Scotty’s broad vocal ability and range.