Know No Better opens with the teased title track, an island-kissed pop tune to get the party started. “Buscando Huelles” is a high-paced reggeaton dance track featuring Spanish-language verses from J Balvin and classic Sean Paul swagger. “Particula” takes the vibe to a sunny backyard gig in Africa featuring South Africa’s Nasty C and Nigerian performers Ice Prince, and Patoranking & Jidenna. “Jump” is particularly fun, featuring a high-energy Dutch house drop and Jamaica’s Busy Signal.
“Sua Cara” is pop-samba with Brazilian flair from Anitta and Pabllo Vittar, and the EP closes with classic Major Lazer soca vibes with Machel Montano and Konshens on “Front of the Line.” That song’s gonna be all in your head thanks to its upcoming use in Major Lazer and Bacardi’s joint Sound of Rum campaign.
It’s a worldly journey for your ears, no passport required. Check it out and explore the flavors of the Earth below.
London-based newcomer Nilüfer Yanya’s “Golden Cage” alternately pulses and floats on air. This is new music, post-post-punk, with some new wave guitar shimmer, the lazy vocal cadence of snotty young rappers, and hints of jazz wafting. The song is not a mess, though, it’s bright and abstract, with Yanya’s charmingly heavy British accent peaking out at points to weight the tune. Other times, she’s singing like she’s jumping through puddles. Most of the lyrics repeat many times, and she tries them each out in different cadences and pitches, like a drummer moving from tom to tom, cymbal to cymbal.