New Black Selection by Alex

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!