45s of the week: Billie Eilish, ENNY, Remi Wolf and more!

The new tracks you need to hear this week, reviewed by Grace Almond.

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Billie Eilish – ‘Lost Cause

Billie Eilish is back again this week with another exciting track from her upcoming album, ‘Happier Than Ever’. ‘Lost Cause’ is her jab at apathy, with lyrics poking fun at a shoddy ex-boyfriend – “I used to think you were shy/ But maybe you just had nothing on your mind” and “Someone like you would always be so easy to find”. In a confident, self-directed music video, Eilish recreates her version of an influencer house, having fun as she parties with her friends, showing just how unbothered she is. It’s a self-assured, strong cut from Eilish and a perfect summer evening track.

ENNY – ‘I Want

ENNY continues to live up to the hype created by her single ‘Peng Black Girls’ which dropped last October. Fresh off the back of a cameo with Jorja Smith at Glastonbury’s Live At Worthy Farm event, new track ‘I Want’ is a dance track and instant summer jam (with a little bit of a Kaytranada feel) that sees ENNY switch it up from her previous releases, and show her versatility as an artist. As ENNY dreams in the tongue-in-cheek lyrics “I want a lot less work/ A lot more money/ A vacation home/ A Nigerian honey”, a dazed melody keeps things vibrant and light. ENNY described the inspiration behind the Paya-produced track as “just vibes, London and some wavy weather”.

Remi Wolf – ‘Liz

Get ready, Remjobs – fan favourite and anxiously awaited single ‘Liz’ has finally had its online debut, and at a time where artists have found it harder to connect with fans, it seems apt for Remi Wolf to release a track that’s partly inspired by audience reactions. Hazy, relaxed guitar lines and Wolf’s familiar riffs create the backdrop for this ode to loneliness and the friends who support you through it. After performing ‘Liz’ live for years, Wolf described how releasing it felt “like a weight has been lifted off [her] chest”.

Baby Queen feat MAY-A – ‘American Dream

Baby Queen (Bella Latham) describes her new track, as a comparison of “a childlike infatuation with the idea of the American dream”. With the super colourful music video set in a diner as a microcosm of the American Dream, and featuring Australian artist MAY-A, it’s a freeing, upbeat pop song primed for blaring out your car window. A sparkly, cinematic melody gives this track about “a childlike crush you are cheeky enough to plan out inside your own head” a fun feel, and gives us a glimpse of what’s to come from Baby Queen’s upcoming mixtape.

Witch Fever – ‘Reincarnation’

Witch Fever, one of the most electrifying emerging punk bands, return with their latest single ‘Reincarnation’, just in time to celebrate their signing to Sony’s Music For Nations. ‘Reincarnation’ is a riotous celebration of sexual empowerment, and the chaotic visuals are filled with references to sexual desires and fetishes. It’s a combative, punchy track with a message of post break up independence. With sharp percussion and a badass final verse, Witch Fever deliver a feminist punk anthem. As lead singer Amy puts it, “we just want to make angry music and make sure we don’t take any shit from people who give us shit”.

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