FEATURE: The January Playlist: Vol. 1: Double Vision, Hangovers and New Hopes



The January Playlist:


The January Playlist: Vol. 1: Double Vision, Hangovers and New Hope...


Vol. 1: Double Vision, Hangovers and New Hopes


SEEING as we are now in January…

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IN THIS PHOTO: Alessia Cara

it is a good time to start looking at the songs and albums that will be released this month. In the first edition of my Playlist series, I look at tracks (from albums) that are out now – or the next few weeks – and those songs omitted from the last couple of months’ selections – maybe slipped me by or were too hidden. In addition, there are a few tracks that have already appeared on this page: either because they have an official video out or are getting a single release. Whatever the reason, sit back and investigate the first instalment of January’s best and brightest new music.


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Run the Jewels (ft. Danny Brown) - Hey Kids (Bumaye)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jl-BeR4M4c&w=560&h=315]

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The Avalanches (ft. Freddie Gibbs)Bad Day

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/300156584" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

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The xx - Say Something Loving

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl9tcrIeJ48&w=560&h=315]

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London GrammarRooting for You


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Aphex Twin - tnodvood104

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/299575240" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

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Ryan AdamsTo Be Without You

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-MgXtelSYQ&w=560&h=315]

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WizkidDaddy Yo

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2uqOvEo2bQ&w=560&h=315]

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Yemi AladeTumbum

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr6DKUylvCk&w=560&h=315]

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Shakira (ft. Maluma) - Chantaje  

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mgqbai3fKo&w=560&h=315]

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 Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBYVlFXsEME&w=560&h=315]

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Alessia Cara Seventeen

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB1w9Yiu3zo&w=560&h=315]

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Yucky DusterThe Ropes

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/293031030" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

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Pentatonix - Hallelujah

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRP8d7hhpoQ&w=560&h=315]

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The Jesus and Mary Chain - Amputation

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e7kAT3ZTf4&w=560&h=315]

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Jeremih (ft Stefflon Don, Krept & Konan) - London

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG7TJNLN7Jk&w=560&h=315]

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Slaves – Hypnotised

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEoQSDFRK8g&w=560&h=315]

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Zara LarssonI Would Like (R3hb Remix)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZOfKUxHZ7o&w=560&h=315]

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StrandelsChance of Rain

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9osrE5BJQc0&w=560&h=315]

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Icona PopBrightside

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v0RosJguWA&w=560&h=315]

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Sundara Karma - Flame

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77-LEYGdOcE&w=560&h=315]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Sick Love

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2XfVml6o24&w=560&h=315]

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Frenship & Emily Warren - Capsize

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOyBhtPF5aw&w=560&h=315]

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Morrisson Crowbar In My Bag

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41SMNOAiBJ0&w=560&h=315]

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Kamakaze Year of the Kamdog

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5QgUQFP7Vw&w=560&h=315]

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Pretty Vicious Blister

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKYk3LYPBp0&w=560&h=315]

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Lukas Graham You’re Not There

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC-bSbXZBcU&w=560&h=315]

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FergieLife Goes On

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X_C9E55CfM&w=560&h=315]

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KT Tunstall - It Took Me So Long to Get Here, But Here I Am

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDhZPkqUJYA&w=560&h=315]

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Bossman Birdie (ft Jme)My Yard

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3GYk3O7Jtg&w=560&h=315]

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Ultimate Painting - Monday Morning, Somewhere Central

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krycTXIPBQA&w=560&h=315]

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Beyoncé - All Night

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM89Q5Eng_M&w=560&h=315]

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GzqeHBATxY&w=560&h=315]

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Lady GagaMillion Reasons

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en2D_5TzXCA&w=560&h=315]

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Rob $tone (ft. J.Davis & Spooks) - Chill Bill

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7IMwop3RHs&w=560&h=315]

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Rebecca Ferguson Superwoman

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMoU5W5YDXY&w=560&h=315]

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Imelda MayCall Me

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY5u496Y6kA&w=560&h=315]

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Circa Waves Wake Up

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk6ALqQLits&w=560&h=315]

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Donae'o (ft. JME, Dizzee Rascal)- Black

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkAAImsF-80&w=560&h=315]

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Sub Focus - Love Divine

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5C2xlMT3yg&w=560&h=315]

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Sean Paul (ft. Dua Lipa) - No Lie

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3Cky5s5E94&w=560&h=315]

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Alessi Wives

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCq6ZftQ228&w=560&h=315]

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Bonobo - Kerala

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Q4gqBUs7c&w=560&h=315]

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Code OrangeKill the Creator

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-Ka0YhwegU&w=560&h=315]

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Kid Cudi (ft. Pharrell Williams) - Surfin'

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5KgsubkMCA&w=560&h=315]

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Willie J. Healey - Best Friend's Sister

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g66_iBfcmtM&w=560&h=315]

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Amber Run - No Answers

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duh6Bpf6EcY&w=560&h=315]

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Colony House This Beautiful Life

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCtEg6brxAA&w=560&h=315]

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Julie Byrne - Natural Blue (Performed for The Line of Best Fit)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0rI17ooZII&w=560&h=315]

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SOHN - Rennen

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGYEDquZv5I&w=560&h=315]

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Little SimzPicture Perfect

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/297866227" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

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The Band of Heathens - All I'm Asking

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BAKzC2jMdI&w=560&h=315]

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The Flaming Lips - Sunrise (Eyes of The Young)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9ucmQXY1u4&w=560&h=315]

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PHOTO CREDIT: Keith McArthur

Rebel KindJust for Fools

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/294101340" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

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The Infamous Stringdusters - Gravity

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crbSxj60kTI&w=560&h=315]

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You Me at Six Heavy Soul

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnOWRS8-sDY&w=560&h=315]

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It is a great and interesting start to the year and it already seems 2017 will yield a lot of fantastic music and stunning albums. London Grammar (photoed above) have come back and unveiled a new track – who knew they’d be releasing material this year?! – and it is only a matter of weeks before music’s heavyweights start teasing songs from their forthcoming albums. It will be good to see music step up to the challenges and expectations of 2017: following a hard and strange 2016 we are all looking for some comforting, soul-enriching music. January is already shaping up to be a good month so keep your eyes out for the wonderful songs that will be dropping in the coming days.