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Many Voices playlist: Shygirl, AMA, Black Coffee, Tayla Parx and more

It’s almost December and almost acceptable to start enjoying cheesy festive rom coms and classic tunes, as well as those brand new Christmas releases and covers of our favourites. Musicians will inevitably soon start delivering the goods, even against the backdrop of this wholly unpredictable and generally rubbish year. But if like me, you’re not quite there yet, there’s plenty of new music being released in the coming month that doesn’t include any Christmas keywords, an abundance of bells or general holiday merriment.

As part of my Many Voices project, I’ve been looking at the experiences of underrepresented voices in Scottish arts and culture. As a fun side element to this, I’ve been curating a weekly soundtrack of sorts, made up exclusively of music by artists of colour. As well as being a great opportunity for me to share some new acts and fresh releases, it’s a way to spotlight the sounds that are keeping my company. Here are this week’s picks and as always, expect a mix of genres, countries and sounds.

Shygirl: TASTY
AMA: Facts
BEKA: More Than Friends (with HONNE)
Krust: Negative Returns (Four Tet Remix)
Chloe x Halle: Sending My Love
Saba: So and So
Black Coffee: 10 Missed Calls (feat. Pharrell Williams & Jozzy)
Nubiyan Twist; Soweto Kinch: Buckle Up
Rina Sawayama: LUCID
KIRBY, D Smoke: Superpower
FLOHIO: Sweet Flaws
Kash Doll: Bad Azz (feat. Mulatto & Benny The Butcher)
Hit-Boy: SALUTE (feat. Big Sean and Fivio Foreign)
Boldy James: Thousand Pills (feat. Stove God Cooks)
Rexx Life Raj: Aura (feat. Kojey Radical)
Kali Uchis, PARTYNEXTDOOR: fue mejor
Omololu: tr(u)l(iii)
Brandon Lucas: Got That Hope (Seven Davis Jr. Remix)
Yung Baby Tate: Rainbow Cadillac
Blithe: Beast
Shanique Marie; Finn: Lifey
Emily Vu: NY
Jazmine Sullivan: Pick Up Your Feelings
Tayla Parx: System
Tobe Nwigwe, EARTHGANG, Duckwrth: WILDLINGS
Tank and The Bangas: Mr. Insta (feat. CHIKA)
Raheem DeVaughn, The Colleagues: Special Occasion



To listen to all the tracks that have appeared on this playlist so far, check out the Many Voices archive.

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