Singles out 25th September:

Alive – Sia

Australian jaz/pop singer Sia is back after a short break with her new song Alive, the first cut to be taken from her upcoming album This is Acting. The track is typically Sia, from the powerfully raw vocals, the pain-infused lyrics, and the booming production, and fans of the songstress are bound to adore it. Whilst it would have been nice to see the singer cover new ground, Alive is still a solid effort, and it’s sure to be yet another hit for Australia’s biggest pop star.

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Writing’s on the Wall – Sam Smith

Picking Sam Smith to sing the theme track to upcoming James Bond movie Spectre was a fantastic but also unsurprising move. Sam has the voice; the integrity; and the relevance to make him the perfect candidate, and as such Writing’s on the Wall was almost guaranteed to be a success. The song sounds very typically James Bond, from the powerful vocals to the dramatic instrumental, and it’s sure to sound amazing when booming out of cinema speakers this October.

Click here to listen on spotify.

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Lay It All On Me – Rudimental feat. Ed Sheeran

English drum and bass group Rudimental’s second album We the Generation has failed to make the same impact as their début Home, and it’s clear that the release of Lay It All On Me is an attempt to rectify this problem. Fortunately their plan seems to have worked: Ed’s vocals work well with Rudimental’s distinct bass sound, and the song will no doubt be big on the dance scene in the coming weeks, though the track’s similarity to previous collaboration Bloodstream may stop it reaching the success of previous singles Feel the Love and Waiting All Night.

Click here to listen on Spotify.

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Track of the Week: Love Me Like You – Little Mix

Since winning The X Factor back in 2011 Little Mix have established themselves as Britain’s most credible and successful girl group of the decade, thanks in part to their talent for making infectious pop songs but also their genuine love for their fans and each other. Love Me Like You, the second single from upcoming album Get Weird, is another example of the former: the group’s tight harmonies mesh brilliantly with the 60’s inspired production creating a song that is bound to brighten anyone’s day, much like Stooshe’s fantastic Black Heart back in 2012. Get Weird’s November 6th release can’t come soon enough.

Click here to listen on Spotify.