Sunday Sesh: New Music from Butterfly Ali + More

Published on November 1, 2020

The sporadic Sunday Sesh is back once again with a bunch of new music. This week we are focusing on smooth sounds and massive basslines to help get you through this complicated time of our lives. Each track has its own sound, but they all deserve to be played on your best sound system. We have new music from Butterfly Ali, Xavier Omär and Jae Stephens, The Kid Laroi, and the UK’s D Double E. So turn the volume up, turn the world down, and just vibe out; you deserve it.

Butterfly Ali – Pray For ‘Em

This new song from Butterfly Ali is hands down the funkiest entry on this list. The blend between new age and throwback vibes is held together by his dexterous vocal work. Produced by the renowned Sam Barsh, this is a groove that you can ride from start to finish.

This song touches on many issues that our country is facing. So I don’t bastardize the message, here are Butterfly Ali’s own words:

“Pray For ‘Em came about from the racial climate we have always been in & have recently seen a heavy resurgence of. I couldn’t quite figure out the right way to speak my thoughts on the topic, so I put my thoughts into this song. The song is truly just my inner voice & internal monologue seeing all that is going on around me, experiencing it, and also having faith and hope for progression. Loved being able to couple such a heavy message with a fantastic producer and musician Sam Barsh. He really understands strong storytelling through instrumentation, while honoring my soul/funk stylings. Coupling our worlds really brought a relatability, sonically, to the song.”

Be sure to follow Butterfly Ali on Instagram for more new music. This is an artist to watch!

Xavier Omär ft Jae Stephens – All Our Time

Xavier Omär, formerly known as SPZRKT, delivers a smooth R&B jam with help from the immensely talented Jae Stephens. Both of their vocals play off of each other and the beat flawlessly. ‘All Our Time’ has a playful, romantic energy to it that is backed by a fluid, yet heavy, bassline. Omär starts off the track, masterfully bringing his vocals up octave by octave before Jae Stephens comes in with her angelic sound. The harmonies they achieve are mind-blowing. Put this one on for your next date night.

The Kid LAROI – So Done

The Kid LAROI delivers an emotional yet laid back song that is as intoxicating as it is liberating. The reggae-pop influenced strings and strummed bassline create a solid backing for his emotional vocals that switch back and forth between sung and rapped lyrics. If you’re going through a breakup or breaking a bad habit, this one can punch you in the gut as it sets you free. This track is accompanied by a great music video directed by the talented Cole Bennet.

D Double E – Catch Of The Day

Here is some heaviness straight out of the UK from one of grime’s finest MCs, D Double E. This bassline is utterly ridiculous, panning across the mix and fluidly moving from note to note. The ominous piano and restrained percussion adds to the menacing vibe, an energy that allows D Double E to truly shine. This is a track that you need to turn all the way up. Enjoy!

Justin Shamlou is a Senior Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Miami, he covers international news, consumer brands, tech, art/entertainment, and events. Justin started his career covering the electronic music industry, working as the Miami correspondent for Magnetic Mag and US Editor for Data Transmission.

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