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New music from VOLDY, Veeze, Ayra Starr and more!

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Welcome to Acclaim Magazine’s Heat of the Week for May 31, 2024. Here are our favourite new releases from Australia and around the world this week — Follow our playlist here for updates of the best new music every single Friday.

01. VOLDY - Blacksheepfreestyle

The introspection in this new VOLDY freestyle leads to one conclusion: it’s time to go get it. It’s a quick-hitting moment of motivation, set to the serene keys of IJALE production. VOLDY is setting the tone for a crazy second half of 2024.

02. VV-Ace - Neglected

This new VV-Ace song is undeniably slick. The production switches up frequently but maintains a hazy atmosphere. VV’s voice is smooth but his bars are slicing, delivering them in barrages throughout. Thoughts and feelings may be neglected, but the quality of the music only gets better.

03. Lancey Foux - Daylight ft. Teezo Touchdown, Cash Cobain

Lancey Foux, Teezo Touchdown, and Cash Cobain; it’s an odd mix right? Lancey woozily croons atop some dreamy soundscapes and gyrating Cash Cobain drum patterns, while Teezo pairs straightforward raps with shouty adlibs on his verse. In classic Lancey Foux fashion, the weirdness truly works.

04. Hiatus Kaiyote - Love Heart Cheat Code

Love Heart Cheat Code’ is classic Hiatus Kaiyote. The guitars jangle with soul, and the synths create a euphoric ambience. Nai Palm’s voice is as unique and passionate as ever. It’s a calm and catchy way to bring in your weekend.

05. K-Trap - Whistle

Whistle’ is a jam rooted in juxtaposition. You have peaceful flutes and synths gliding atop some pulsating 808s. Bringing it all together is K-Trap’s bars, which are as stern and swagger-rich as ever. This song appears on his new project SMILE?, which you can stream now.

06. Ayra Starr - Goodbye (Warm Up) ft. Asake

This new Ayra Starr song is one we never want to say goodbye to. The rattling percussion and vibrant keys of the instrumental make you want to dance, no matter where you are. The singer’s vocals ooze soul alongside a slick feature from Asake, forming a dynamic duo that approach the beat with a contagious confidence. It appears on Ayra’s new project The Year I Turned 21, which you can stream now.

07. Veeze - Pop Yo Shit

Eerie synths paired with trunk-knocking 808s set the stage, while Veeze’s groggy cadence and off-kilter flows dominate the track. While this new song from the Detroit rapper doesn’t venture into unexplored territory, it solidifies his ability to effortlessly create bangers.

08. Nippa - Sugar ft. Larry June, SHOW N PROVE

Nippa thrives in the classic sounds of ‘Sugar’. He hits his melodies with vehemence atop the vintage boom bap of SHOW N PROVE’s production. Larry June brings luxury-filled bars to his verse, adding to the vibrance of this laid-back singalong. It’s a must-have in your R&B playlist.

09. Lithe - Like We Wrote

‘Like We Wrote’ is a dose of heartbreak R&B and a song designed for the nocturnal hours. Lithe’s vocals, rich and resonant, are heavily drenched in reverb, adding a haunting depth as they cruise effortlessly atop lush, atmospheric soundscapes.

010. SheedTs - Situationships

SheedTs’ ‘Situationships’ is some ear-catching trap balladry. Atop some pretty and hypnotic guitar strums and head-knocking drums, he croons passionately about the highs and lows of love. This track not only serves as a powerful introduction to an exciting upcoming artist but is also the kind of song that’s likely to linger in your mind long into the weekend.