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These are the music releases we’re listening to in October

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Although we've still got the best music releases of September 2022 ringing in our head, a new month beckons that we clear some space for those yet to come. Barely two weeks into October and we've already got a list of new tracks to share. ENNY is following up her successful debut almost two years on with Champagne Problems. Meanwhile, WILLOW's latest album <COPINGMECHANISM> is burning through our speakers, Spotify settings on repeat. Find the songs we're obnoxiously humming in the office throughout the month of October, below.


ENNY, Champagne Problems

Release date: October 6

Smooth and organic, ENNY is back with a track that can attest to why we're addicted to her seamless flow and plummy vocals. The music video directed by Jean-Sébastien Degni and filmed around Enitan Adepitan's Thamesmead community in South London, is reminiscent of her debut track "Peng Black Girls" which blew up in 2020 when Jorja Smith remixed it. Speaking on the name of the song and inspiration behind it, ENNY says, "The problems I’ve had this year aren’t last year’s problems but they’re problems nevertheless. I call them Champagne Problems, because they are definitely the problems I would’ve rather had two years ago."


GAZAL, Let You Go

Release date: October 6

Alessandra Gazal may be a Sydney native but her music is more akin to the pastel-coloured musical playgrounds of Scandipop artists Aurora and Tove Styrke. "Let You Go" is airy like candy floss but brought back down to earth with its themes of heartache and loss. GAZAL is one to watch.



Release date: October 7

You've heard Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and its pretty much unbeatable. But if you're looking for the 2022 version, the lyrics in WILLOW's "ur a stranger" come pretty close. Smith has just dropped a new album and the RUSSH team are slowly making their way through, savouring every track and wondering which one will be tapped as TikTok's next favourite. We'll find out soon enough.

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