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

MARCELØ – ‘I Went Down’

After originally establishing himself under the pseudonym The Kings In Ely Street, creating his debut EP back in 2016, London-based Brazilian MARCELØ chose to reinvent himself under his own name with the release of the blissfully swooning ‘I Went Down’. Channelling the indie and folk-rock sounds of his origins, he returns with this smooth and country-inspired serenade that follows in the footsteps of Nathaniel Rateliff.

Walk The Waves – ‘Realized’

Having already treated us to a wave of fresh and funk-filled cuts these last few years, LA-based trio Walk The Waves kick off their 2020 with yet another bold and exciting new offering ‘Realized’. Continuing the same Prince-inspired vibes they have been peddling from their earliest beginnings, this new release sees the band rejuvenated and more soulful than ever, matching the same uplifting guitar-pop styles of The 1975 as they go.

KJ – ‘Money Hungry’ ft. Russ

With the UK rap scene red hot right now, seeing a number of home-grown acts breaking it big overseas, emerging MC KJ is getting ready to join them as he returns with his latest jam ‘Money Hungry’. Produced by Beatboss and featuring additional vocals from Russ, this new release sees the rapper deliver one impressive flow after another, creating a fresh and bouncing new delight.

D’melo – ‘Winter Summers’

With an impressive catalogue of tracks already doing the rounds, such as ‘Vibe’, ‘Come To Party’ and ‘Faithless’, East London-based rapper D’melo is looking to continue his run of form with the ferocious ‘Winter Summers’. Bringing the same dark and powerful aesthetic as Stormzy, this trap-infused urban-pop stomper delivers a bold and frantic flow with a production that is simply impossible to ignore.

Dan Aura – ‘Changes’

Having created a buzz throughout his hometown of Brighton these last few months, singer and songwriter Dan Aura is now ready to show the world what he is made of as he delivers his debut single ‘Changes’. With its minimal production, using little more than a piano and his own stunning vocals, this new release matches the same heartfelt intentions that have proven successful for Sam Smith and Lewis Capaldi in recent years.