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Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear
The Wanted: 'I Found You' (out November 4)
Their US success may have been overshadowed by One Direction, but as The Wanted have proven on their new single, they aren't going down without a fight. 'I Found You' uses the same template as their global hit 'Glad You Came', but with enough of a twist to keep it fresh.
Alicia Keys: 'Girl On Fire' (release date tbc)
Alicia Keys has returned and, with a new husband and baby in tow, is seemingly feeling more positive than ever. The lead single from her upcoming LP of the same name is a basic, stripped-back drums 'n' piano affair, but the results are nonetheless stunning.
Robbie Williams: 'Candy' (out October 29)
We feared the worst for Robbie's new track when we noticed it was co-written by Gary 'Ballad-Loving' Barlow, but 'Candy' has all the ingredients for a Robbie Williams hit: a solid melody, cheeky lyrics and an addictive, singalong chorus.
Pink: 'Try' (release date tbc)
The singer continues her tried-and-tested method of following up a bonkers album lead single with a lighter-waving ballad in the form of 'Try'. Fortunately, the result still hits the spot.
JLS: 'Hottest Girl in the World' (out October 21)
Just as we were ready to say we'd had enough of JLS, they go and hit us with a surprisingly impressive new single. Dodgy title aside, this Jacko/Timberlake/Bieber-inspired track leaves us mightily intrigued to hear what else they've got tucked under their deep V's for album number four.
Kodaline: 'All I Want' (out now)
Say hello to Kodaline, a Dublin-based band who have been causing quite the stir online in recent weeks and were recently championed by Radio 1 DJs Fearne Cotton and Zane Lowe. Their new EP is out this week, headed up by the beautifully anthemic 'All I Want'. Is anyone else getting Mumford & Sons vibes?
Tyler James: 'Single Tear' (out October 14)
After jump-starting his career on The Voice and finding a valuable friendship in will.i.am, Tyler James has put out his new track 'Single Tear'; a dark and seductive number with a music video to match.
Lawson: 'Standing in the Dark' (out October 14)
The band follow up their top three hit 'Taking Over Me' with self-penned and live show favourite 'Standing in the Dark'; a breezy and anthemic lead-in to their debut album Chapman Square, which follows on October 22.
Gabrielle Aplin: 'Please Don't Say You Love Me' (out November 18)
For those who aren't aware of Gabrielle Aplin yet, she's opted for an Ed Sheeran-type approach to fame after putting out a series of successful EPs independently. Now signed to EMI Records, she's gearing up to release her debut single; a delicate acoustic number with refreshingly honest lyrics.
Walk The Moon: 'Anna Sun' (out now)
US indie-poppers Walk The Moon put out their first, self-titled album on a major label back in June after four years of independent releases. The record's lead single 'Anna Sun' is a Killers-esque blend of gutiars and synths with an epic chantalong chorus.
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