New Music Friday: Somi celebrates Miriam Makeba on new release [listen]

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It’s the beginning of a new month and we are kicking March off on a high note. For New Music Friday, American singer-songwriter Somi has released her album Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba, inspired by South Africa’s legendary songstress Miriam Makeba. 

Multi-talented entertainers Zendaya and Dominic Fike released their collaboration Elliot’s Song from the Euphoria finale. 

Take a look at some New Music Friday releases here. 

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SOMI – ‘ZENZILE: THE REIMAGINATION OF MIRIAM MAKEBA’

Somi’s new album Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba marks what would’ve been Miriam Makeba’s 90th birthday. The 17-track album features South African stars Msaki, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Thandiswa Mazwai and Grammy award-winning Angélique Kidjo. 

LISTEN TO ‘KWEDINI’ HERE 

KOJEY RADICAL – ‘REASON TO SMILE’

The second artist on our New Music Friday list is British rapper Kojey Radica, who released his debut album Reason To Smile, featuring Tiana Major9, Kelis, Lex Amor, American-Jamaican singer Masego and more.

Taking to Instagram on Monday 28 February, the 29-year-old said it was a “long time coming” but it was worth the wait.

LISTEN TO ‘REASON TO SMILE’ HERE 

GABA CANNAL – ‘AGAPE’

Local amapiano DJ, Gaba Cannal, has released a five-track EP titled Agape, which means unconditional love. The EP is packed with smooth amapiano songs, perfect for weekend sundowners. 

This is a stand-out release for our New Music Friday list.

LISTEN TO ‘THE ONE’ HERE 

BOB MOSES – ‘THE SILENCE IN BETWEEN’

Canadian electronic duo Boss Moses dropped their third album, The Silence in Between, which is a fusion of alternative and electronic music. The Grammy award-winning producers certainly pack a punch with this 10-track album. 

LISTEN TO ‘SEEN IT COMING’ HERE 

DOMINIC FIKE AND ZENDAYA – ‘ELLIOT’S SONG’

Singer-songwriter and actor Dominic Fike teased Elliot’s Song on the finale of HBO’s hit show, Euphoria. The track featuring Zendaya is a soft and slow alternative number. 

LISTEN TO ‘ELLIOT’S SONG’ HERE 

CAMILA CABELLO FEATURING ED SHEERAN – ‘BAM BAM’

Popstar Camila Cabello has released Bam Bam ahead of her upcoming album, Familia. On the upbeat English/Spanish track she features fellow popstar Ed Sheeran. The album is set to be released on 8 April.

LISTEN TO ‘BAM BAM’ HERE 

KHALID – ‘LAST CALL’

Closing off New Music Friday is American singer-songwriter Khalid who takes it back with his new single, Last Call. In the heartfelt single, the platinum-selling rapper explores where he’s been and how far he has come. 

WATCH THE ‘LAST CALL’ MUSIC VIDEO HERE 

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