What’s Going On: Bush, Beyoncé, Craig David, Bishop Briggs, Moontricks

This week’s instalment of What’s Going On features the latest new releases from Craig David, Bishop Briggs, and Moontricks. All that, plus the returns of superstars Beyoncé and Bush. As always, if you dig what you hear, be sure to follow and stream these artists.

Bush – GRAMMY Award-nominated rockers Bush are set to release their ninth studio album The Art of Survival on October 7. The first taste of what’s to come is the fiery new single “More Than Machines.” The politically charged track rages against a lot of the ills plaguing society today. Explaining the very important issues “More Than Machine” tackles, Gavin Rossdale says: “Off the bat, I don’t understand how anyone has the audacity to get involved or assume responsibility for women’s bodies. I wanted to reference that because it’s important to discuss. As much as the song is about the destruction of women’s rights, it’s about the destruction of the planet and the move for A.I. and a world of robots to replace us. It’s a topic we’ve heard since the fifties. I’m not here to teach anything though; my job is medieval like a town crier. I come into town with my elixirs and sing about it, so it hopefully goes out into the universe”

Listen to Bush’s new single “More Than Machines” below.

Beyoncé – To the delight of members of the Beyhive around the world, Beyoncé just released her long-awaited seventh studio album RENAISSANCE. Written and recorded during the pandemic, RENAISSANCE is a much-needed dance project for this moment in time. With collaborators including The-Dream, Nile Rodgers, Grace Jones, Honey Dijon, Skrillex, and more, this album feels like a love letter to Black club music. Speaking on her creative thought process, Beyoncé says: “Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration.”

Listen to Beyoncé’s “BREAK MY SOUL” below.

Craig David – Craig David made listeners on both sides of the Atlantic fall in love with him in the early 2000s with his song “7 Days” and the English singer is still going strong. The crooner is throwing his hat into the song of the summer race with “DNA”, his new single with dance act Galantis. Talking about “DNA”, Craig David says: “To me this single is a summer banger all day long. When I first started working on this album I knew I wanted every collaboration to bring something totally different and have something for everyone. I was thrilled when Galantis said they’d collab on this track and they delivered big time!! Massive vibes!”

Listen to Craig David’s new single “DNA” with Galantis below.

Bishop Briggs – Alt-pop sensation Bishop Briggs is back with the new single “Revolution.” The multi-platinum singer-songwriter takes listeners on an emotional rollercoaster on “Revolution”, with its quiet verses making way for a powerful charged-dup chorus. “Revolution” is such a powerful statement that is sure to be the prelude to a kickass new project from Bishop Briggs. What does “Revolution” mean? According to Bishop Briggs: “‘Revolution’ is the answer to my feverish desire to find strength wherever I can amidst this painful time. I have found it deeply healing to project power into my music even if I’m feeling powerless in my own life. My goal is for someone out there to hear this song and feel not only capable but invincible!”

Listen to Bishop Briggs’ new single “Revolution” below.

Moontricks – Canada duo Moontricks are out now with “Animals”, the latest release from their forthcoming debut album Currents. The Western Canada-based duo of Nathan Gurley and Sean Rodman have been wowing listeners with their signature electro-folk sound and “Animals” definitely stays true to that. Describing the new single, the band says: “‘Animals’ is an ode to the divine feminine. It carries a pulse and rhythm bridged by raw acoustic strings and haunting choral sections as if from the rafters of a house of worship and veneration.” If you liked what you heard, Moontricks’ debut full-length album Currents is due out on September 9.

Listen to Moontricks’ new single “Animals” below.

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