Things are a little darker and more introspective this week on Friday Fresh. While we have all the summer anthems the heart could desire, this week also sees the release of tracks digging into toxic relationships, boundaries, autonomy, empathy and the human condition. Heavy on the wordplay and loaded with glitzy co-productions, this week's tracks are a cross-section of some of the best UK talent on offer.
Poppy Ajudha – NO!
Poppy Ajudha’s NO! is a healthy reminder of boundaries and personal autonomy. Written and co-produced with Jungle, NO! is a defiant and propulsive track that pushes back against a world that takes any opportunity to tear people down.
Rex Orange County – Threat
Rex Orange County has said that Threat is a standalone single for the summer, so we’d better make the most of it. Built around a sun-drenched groove, Threat is a bop designed for hot August days and long nights.
PinkPantheress and Sam Gellaitry - Picture in my mind
Sleek and shiny, Picture in my mind is a summer bop that stretches and snaps like bright pink bubblegum. Co-produced with Sam Gellaitry, the track captures PinkPantheress’s talent for addictive hooks and canny collaboration.