Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.

Kota The Friend – ‘Backyard’

Following on from last year’s ‘Palm Tree Liquor’ EP, a record that amassed more than 18million streams online, as well as 6million for the single ‘Alkaline’, Brooklyn-based rapper Kota The Friend now returns with his latest upbeat release ‘Backyard’. Taking his cues from the likes of Childish Gambino, this new jam delivers a picturesque view of his hometown in the summer time, filled with energetic keys and pulsing beat.

TIËRNY – ‘Solid Ground’

With a self-described sound known as Barouquetronica, the Liverpool-based singer returns with the wonderfully luxurious ‘Solid Ground’. Taking her cues from Amy Winehouse, backed up with a rich and euphoric production, the singer breathes life into this dark and brooding synth ballad, as she prepares to release her next EP later this year.

Shy Nodi – ‘Snakes’

With a strong and devout following already behind him, thanks to numerous captivating RnB releases, Swedish artist Shy Nodi now returns with his latest sun-kissed banger ‘Snakes’. Taking aim at those who act disloyal in relationships, the frontman uses his flair for melodic pop hooks and modern RnB aesthetics to create a broad and exciting new jam, filled with glistening synths.

Mike Vallas – ‘Singing For Days’ ft. Sandra Hesch

Coming from a small village in northern Austria, singer and producer Mike Vallas has always looked to produce music on his own terms. Using little more than a laptop and his own voice, the artist now collaborates with rising singer Sandra Hesch on his latest single ‘Singing For Days’. With its dark yet uplifting tones, his newest cut sees him take the RnB sound to new and inventive places, bringing a swelling and diverse approach to production with it.

Cat Burns – ‘F*ckboy’

Following on from a string of successful singles including ‘Sober’, ‘Just Us’ and ‘Cheater’, 18-year-old Londoner Cat Burns returns with her latest high-energy jam ‘F*ckboy’. Channelling a dancehall-esque approach to its sound, the singer aims to create an anthem for those dealing with promiscuous men and unleashes a tenacious and visceral flow in the process.