New Music Friday: Years & Years! Florrie! KEiiNO doing Olivia Rodrigo! And more!

 New Music Friday: Years & Years! Florrie! KEiiNO doing Olivia Rodrigo! And more!

It’s a much busier New Music Friday this week than last, though the headline event is still an album rather than any of these singles: Taylor Swift releases the first of her (Taylor’s Version) re-recorded albums, Fearless, in all its 4858-track glory.

In the singles department, Years & Years – now an Olly Alexander solo project – are/is back with the utterly irresistible Starstruck; my breakout fave of the week. It’s lovely on first listen, and just seems to get better and better.

Elsewhere, there’s yet another slam-dunk from Florrie in the form of Walk Away, and Imanbek has teamed up with Sean Paul and Sofía Reyes for a summer smash by the name of Dancing On Dangerous.

Other noteworthy releases come from Majid Jordan and the divine Waves Of Blue; Slayyyter with Cowboys; best-ever The Voice winner Ruti with Daylight from her new All At Once EP; and Nathan Dawe x Anne-Marie x MoStack with radio-ready Way Too Long.

Finally, I didn’t know I needed a super-poppers version of Olivia Rodrigo‘s Driver’s License but, thanks to KEiiNO, I now know I did.

Hear it all on the rolling 2021 playlist below, or here.

Shaun Kitchener

http://www.shaunkitchener.com

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