Every Friday, New Black store manager Alex Urombi, picks his favourite things right now. Anything from clothes and accessories to hotels, restaurants and new music.
Favourite songs released In May:
1. Z.E – Kaxig: Z.E’s new single Kaxig (Swedish for cocky) was trending on YouTube within 24 hours after it had been uploaded. He’s taken Sweden with storm – his album went straight to number one on Sweden’s official album chart (all genres). That’s huge for an independent label like Z.E and Gringo’s Team Platina.
2. Seinabo Sey – Breathe: This is one of my favourite songs released this year. It’s a strong song with a beautiful video shot in The Gambia. Seinabo explains: “This is my little note to self, a reminder that there are places and spaces where I feel at ease. And in the meantime, until I get there, all I have to do is breathe.” Sey’s upcoming album is out soon!
3. Cherrie – Det Slår Mig Ibland: Sweden’s own Cherrie just released her new single ”Det Slår Mig Ibland” (swedish for ‘Sometimes it hits me’) off her forthcoming album ”Araweelo” along with a video shot in South Africa. Cherrie will release her album after Ramadan, make sure to check it out!
4. Childish Gambino – This Is America: Childish Gambino released a massive song with a powerful video on a Sunday and the whole world loved it. Going straight to number one on BillboardTop 100, Childish Gambino ended Drake’s 15 week streak at number one. So this is a song not to mess with!