From Nasty C to Selena Gomez and everything in-between: 7 fresh songs that we're into right now

PHOTO: Gallo images/ Getty images
PHOTO: Gallo images/ Getty images

Cape Town – As we get ready to kick off the second last month of 2019, we're in the mood for some new music.

Because, maybe it's just us, but November feels like the Thursday of the year, and we need a little bit of push to make it to December!

So, to do that we've rounded up five songs that are fresh and make for the perfect playlist for those of you who want to open your ears and listen to something new.

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1. King Princess - If You Think It's Love

King Princess released her full-length album, Cheap Queen, last week and one of our favourite songs in the critically acclaimed body of work is titled If You Think It's Love.

It's a sparse reflection on modern romance, and its eclectic composition really highlights the young singer/songwriter's incredible talent.

2. Nasty C – Uno (Cemix)

Nasty C is one of the best rappers in South Africa, and whenever he releases something new, we can't wait to press play. On one of his latest releases the local lyricist admits his admiration for music trends but reiterates hip hop is his number one.

He raps: "I like Kwaito and Amapiano, but I can never turn hip hop to a side..."

This song is definitely one to get the party started! 

3. JP Saxe - If The World Was Ending featuring Julia Michaels

This melodic new track reflects on the end of a relationship. If you haven't been there yet, it can feel like the end of the world, and for the music video, the two artists are taking it quite literally.

One of the editors here at Channe24 described it as: "A beautiful song about two people that are meant to be together but can't be."


4. Selena Gomez - Look at Her Now

Selena Gomez has released new solo music for the first time in years and the two songs – Look at Her Now and Lose You to Love Me – are about bouncing back after heartbreak and self-affirmation.

Interestingly, both songs' music videos were filmed on iPhones and have garnered the A-Lister praise in some circles.

Of course, last week's double release came with its own share of negative gossip headlines, but that was always to be expected. As the saying goes: "Haters gonna hate."

5. PJ Powers, Skiv & Cash - I Got Faith

PJ Powers - affectionately known as Thandeka - has consistently topped charts and sold-out shows in SA from the word go when she released early hits which still remain popular such as Jabulani, Feel So Strong with Steve Kekaha (banned during Apartheid), and You're So Good To Me.

Now she's back with a new collaboration with Skiv & Cash, the song is titled I Got Faith, and it's the upbeat anthem that radio needs right now.

6. Tame Impala - It Might Be Time

Our freshest entry on this list comes from Tame Impala who have announced that their next studio album will be titled The Slow Rush. The highly-anticipated follow-up to 2015's Currents will arrive on 14 February 2020.

Ahead of the forthcoming album, to whet fans' appetites, the band have released a brand-new song called It Might Be Time.

While Pitchfork said the song "feels like nothing new" in a not-so-glowing review, a lot of other listeners have enjoyed its nostalgic sound.

7. Sam Fender - The Borders

Sam Fender is one of the most creative and exciting artists making waves right now. His new video is for The Borders, which is the latest track to be taken from his acclaimed debut album Hypersonic Missiles.

The song is Sam's favourite from his album and in the heart-breaking video – which was directed by Thomas James – two childhood friends go their separate ways. We really love this one!