New Music Friday: Elton x Olly! Laura Mvula! Katy x Pikachu! And one hell of a remix!

 New Music Friday: Elton x Olly! Laura Mvula! Katy x Pikachu! And one hell of a remix!

I don’t usually add remixes to this NMF list, but I never added the Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande duet initially because it didn’t seem to be an official single when the album came out – but now it does seem to be getting a bit more of a full treatment, the Dave Audé remix of Met Him Last Night is going on. Ladies, it goes OFF!

Also out this week, the outstanding Elton John and Years and Years / Olly Alexander collab from the BRITs, which – even though it’s a live recording – sounds just great.

Laura Mvula is three-for-three with songs from her upcoming new album – Got Me is another triumph. Elsewhere, Bella Poarch‘s Build A Bitch is deliciously playful, and Katy Perry‘s long-awaited(?) Pokémon song Electric is out. Like much of her recent output, it doesn’t reinvent the wheel; but still pretty neat and very likeable.

Completing the week’s best stuff, KEiiNO are wisely capitalising on Eurovision Week with another big banger, Olivia Rodrigo continues to grow on me with her new song good 4 u, Sugababes – as you’ve probably already seen – have put out a new MNEK remix of Run For Cover, and last but by no means least, there’s a really gorgeous new one out from Pip Millett. Running also features Ghetts.

Listen below, or on the rolling 2021 playlist here.

Shaun Kitchener

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Scriptwriter for the theatre and TV (currently Hollyoaks) and freelance entertainment ~reportage.