This week’s Friday Favourites is all about features and new interpretations. Get ready to discover your new favourite song!

Kicking off this week’s Friday Favourites is Shura‘s incredible remix of Ria Mae‘s ‘Red Light’. Through a process of highly technical twisting, combining, distorting and reshaping, Shura has transformed the moderate-tempo track into a late night dance floor banger. A change in feel half way through adds yet another dimension to this versatile track.

 

Tom Grennan has achieved so much since he burst on the scene a short two years ago. Exploring a different feel, ‘Barbed Wire’ provides us an insight into what’s to come in his upcoming album set for release in July. Not to be taken literally, the title ‘Barbed Wire’ is a symbol of something we shouldn’t go near, written at a time when Grennan felt trapped and isolated.

 

The mellow portion of this week’s Friday Favourites is occupied by London pop-soul singer-songwriter Rhys Lewis who has released a stunning acoustic version of ‘No Right To Love You’. Gentle guitar and sugary vocals – what’s not to love? You have a right to love this song.

 

Swedish indie pop sensation Lykke Li has released the sparse yet atmospheric ‘utopia’. Her last album was released back in 2014, so our fingers are crossed that this recent string of single releases will lead to the announcement of her next album. ‘utopia’ ends with a break-down section in true Lykke Li form.

 

One of our all-time favourites Courtney Barnett released her highly-anticipated album Tell Me How You Really Feel. Featuring on the album is ‘Cringing Self Doubt and a Lack of Self Confidence’, a title which seems to summarise the theme for the whole album, backed up by ‘Hopefulessness’ and ‘Walkin’ on Eggshells’. Despite the seemingly pessimistic views, ‘Cringing Self Doubt and a Lack of Self Confidence’ is an upbeat, jaunty track which could quite easily put you in a good mood.

 

To finish off this week’s Friday Favourites, highly acclaimed French singer-songwriter Christine and the Queens has released the retro ‘Girlfriend’ featuring Dâm-Funk. Made almost completely of retro synths and keyboards, ‘Girlfriend’ could have been plucked straight out of the ’80s. Nice!