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

Sami Nathan – ‘Weekend’

After first breaking through as a contestant on the latest series of The Voice UK earlier this year, fast-rising artist Sami Nathan has now returned with her empowering new single ‘Weekend’. Marked as an ode to letting loose when the workweek is over, this uplifting new delight is filled with powerful production and an insatiably catchy hook from start to finish.

Xcell Drama – ‘Love To Lie’

Following on from the enormous success behind his previous single ‘Neva Die’, which garnered more than 100k streams on Spotify alone, Nigerian artist Xcell Drama is back with his sensual new groove ‘Love To Die’. Channelling more of that diverse blend of afrobeat and RnB aesthetics he is known for, his new jam is as smooth as silk throughout.

Callum Crighton – ‘Universal Hand’

After spending the last few months building up the buzz for his distinctly smooth electro-pop sound, emerging LGBTQ+ icon Callum Crighton has now released his long-awaited debut EP ‘Lazer Police: The Musical’, showcased by the vibrant single ‘Universal Hand’. While it sits as the final track on the new collection, ‘Universal Hand’ is still just as uplifting as its predecessors, capping off the EP in exquisite style.

Andro Astro – ‘Vamp Candy’

Having already made a huge impression with a string of captivating cuts in recent months, fast-rising Brooklyn-based artist Andro Astro returns with the vibrant new gem ‘Vamp Candy’. Mixing a broad blend of rock and rap influences throughout, this latest effort showcases the artist as one of the most interesting and original emerging right now.

Abigail Fierce – ‘Scream It To The Whole World’

After making a huge impression with her debut single ‘Pitch Dark’ last year, LA-based singer and songwriter Abigail Fierce looks to continue her upward ascent on the soaring new jam ‘Scream It To The Whole World’. Channelling rich pop aesthetics with raucous rock guitars gives this release an instantly identifiable and memorable direction.