Best New Tracks: Billie Eilish, Isaiah Rashad, Skepta and More

As the week in music comes to a close, HYPEBEAST has rounded up the 10 best projects for the latest installment of Best New Tracks.

This week’s list is led by new releases from Billie Eilish, Isaiah Rashad and Skepta, who dropped the full-length efforts Happier Than Ever, The House Is Burning and the EP All In, respectively. Also joining this selection is Logic, who returns from retirement with Bobby Tarantino III, plus Pink Siifu, 박혜진 Park Hye Jin, Yaw Tog, Mount Kimbie, DUCKWRTH and Fred again…

Isaiah Rashad – The House Is Burning

After five long years, Isaiah Rashad has finally dropped off a brand new full-length record. Produced by Kenny Beats, The House Is Burning marks the TDE artist’s first album since The Sun’s Tirade and features guest appearances from Lil Uzi Vert, Duke Deuce, Smino, Amindi, Jay Rock, Jay Worthy, Doechi, Kal Manx, YGTUT,  6LACK and SZA.

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Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Billie Eilish delivered more mature and introspective themes on Happier Than Ever, her second studio album following WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO?. The young star reflects on her life after the release of her debut record in 2019, stating in a Rolling Stone interview, “I don’t know how to explain this, but all the songs on the album feel like a specific time, because they feel like when I wrote them and made them. It’s so funny that to the rest of the world it’s going to feel like a certain moment for them, and it’s going to be so different than mine. That’s such a weird, weird thing to wrap my head around. And I will f*cking love it. I love it. That’s the reason you do this. It’s for that.”

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Skepta – All In

Skepta teamed up with J Balvin, Kid Cudi and Teezee on All In, a five-track EP largely produced by the English artist himself alongside JAE5, Ragz Originale and Josh Faulkner. The tracks were created before lockdown, Skepta revealed in a statement, but waited for the right moment to release them. With live shows slowly resuming, however, it seemed like it was time. “This music isn’t for people to download and discuss. It’s music to feel when I perform it live, music for people to celebrate with their friends,” he said.

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Logic – Bobby Tarantino III

Shortly after announcing his return to music in a Michael Jordan-inspired memo, Logic released his brand new mixtape Bobby Tarantino III. The project follows its 2018 predecessor and is the artist’s first full-length record since his “retirement” album, No Pressure. “The following statement was released today by Logic through his attorney Paul Rothenberg Partner of Rothenberg, Mohr & Binder, LLP located in NYC, in response to questions about his future career plans: ‘I’m back,’” the press release for his return read.

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Pink Siifu x Turich Benjy – “Bussin’ (Cold)”

As he preps for the release of his forthcoming album GUMBO’!, Pink Siifu shared a new music video for his new track  ”Bussin’ (Cold)” with Turich Benyj. Produced by MichaelxWhite and directed by Dylan McGale, the visual follows the previously-released single “lng hair dnt care.” GUMBO’! is set to include appearances from Nick Hakim, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Liv.e, Maxo and more, and releases on August 3.

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박혜진 Park Hye Jin – ”Whatchu Doin Later”

박혜진 Park Hye Jin’s latest single “Whatchu Doin Later” hears the artist switch between singing in the chorus and rapping the verses in her native Korean, spotlighting the electronic, rap/hip-hop and downtempo sensibilities of the multi-faceted artist. The new single is set to appear on her highly-anticipated album Before I Die, which drops September 10 via Ninja Tune.

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Yaw Tog – “Fake Ex”

Rising Ghanian Drill rapper Yaw Tog revisited his debut EP TIME with an accompanying music video for “Fake Ex.” Directed by Koopoku Studios, the visual sees the 18-year-old growing from a heartbreaking ordeal dealt by an ex-girlfriend. Yaw Tog recently performed an energetic rendition of the cut for a Boiler Room session alongside Kofi Jamar, Malcolm Nuna, Kweku Flick, YPee, Andy Scott and Lific.

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Mount Kimbie – “Black Stone” / “Black Liquid”

Mount Kimbie celebrated the fourth anniversary of Love What Survives by releasing two unheard tracks from album’s sessions, “Black Stone” and “Blue Liquid.” Frank Lebon, a longtime friend and collaborator of the electronic music duo who also serves as the art director for the project, enlisted upcoming artist Peter Eason Daniels to helm a music video for “Black Stone,” with Daniels saying, “The video is about waiting, moving and stopping. Collective moments of solitude experienced between one place and another.”

Listen: Mount Kimbie

Duckwrth x Phabo – “4K”

Fresh off the heels of his Space Jam: A New Legacy soundtrack collab with Cordae, Duckwrth teamed up with Phabo for the new single “4K.” Set to appear on his upcoming EP SG8*, named after the SuperGood brand (and 2020 album) he created, the LA-based artist said, “Right when outside started opening up and everyone started flocking to Tulum and Hawaii…that’s what 4K is about. Trying to adjust and acclimate while still having fun.” He continued, “It’s the paradox of the recurring line, ‘Was your pandemic popping?’ 4K is a movie, and that’s what the pandemic turned into when we were let loose.”

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Fred again.. – “Angie (I’ve Been Lost)”

English artist Fred again.. dropped off an accompanying music video for “Angie (I’ve Been Lost)”, a cut from his debut studio album Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020)​. Directed by LOOSE, the track hears Fred attempt to “unpack a key event that impacted the recording of the album​.” He recently told The Guardian, “People tell me I’ve made a joyful record but to me it’s devastating. Perhaps I was subconsciously trying to find some sort of positivity while everything around felt tragic. Most of the really optimistic people I know have become like that after really challenging circumstances”

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