Listen to our ten favourite new tracks this week, including Alicia Keys, Lady GaGa and Muse.
Alicia Keys: 'New Day'
Following up 2009's The Element of Freedom is going to be no mean feat for Alicia Keys, but judging by this new track she released online last week, she's taking it all in her stride. Better yet, she's steered clear of the current dance trend in favour of classic R&B beats. RC
The Bullitts: 'World Inside Your Rainbow' (out now)
UK band The Bullitts are quickly rising through the ranks of the music biz, which has so far led to three of their songs being labelled 'The Hottest Record in the World' by Radio 1's Zane Lowe. With their own brand of evocative, summery and reggae-flecked sound , it's not difficult to see why. RC
Little Mix: 'Wings' (released August 19)
Before the last piece of confetti has even hit the arena floor during the X Factor finale result, the public speculate over what the winning act's first single proper will be like. For 2011 winners Little Mix, the answer is a blooming good pop tune complete with clap-happy beats, sassy brass and harmonies tighter than the government's budget. LC
Lady GaGa: 'Princess Die'
According to GaGa herself, this track that she debuted at a concert last week "may or may not" be on her next album. As the title suggests it's not the most upbeat of numbers, but given she insists that it's in "no way reflective of the rest of the sound of the album", we'll enjoy it while we can. RC
Muse: 'Survival' (out now)
Nobody expected Muse's comeback track to be the official soundtrack to the London 2012 Olympics. However, with their traditional blend of British alternative rock and a chorus bigger than the Olympic Stadium, it's a decision well judged. LC
George Michael: 'White Light' (released August 12)
Truth be told, we're still not 100% convinced on George Michael's latest effort, but we're pleased to have him back all the same. While the lyrics leave little to the imagination ("I'm back, prouder than ever baby"), his voice remains as striking as ever. RC
Lupe Fiasco: 'Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)' (release date tbc)
The frustratingly under-appreciated rapper finally found US success with last year's Lasers, though he is yet to fully establish himself in British waters. 'Around My Way' is the lead track from his upcoming two-part album called Food & Liquor II and sees him blending vintage soul with his sharp and intriguing rhymes. RC
Aiden Grimshaw: 'Curtain Call' (released August 12)
It's rare that a contestant from The X Factor who finished in ninth place gets a fully-fledged shot at stardom, but an undeniable talent like Aiden Grimshaw is far from the traditional talent show mould. 'Curtain Call' reinforces the star's alternative approach to life after The X Factor with a burly but soulful '90s-sounding ballad. LC
Bastille: 'Bad Blood' (released August 20)
Dan Smith-fronted band Bastille have quickly cemented themselves as the UK's most exciting new alternative act. After releasing debut single 'Overjoyed', performing shows across the country and recording a sublime cover of Corona's 'Rhythm of the Night', new cut 'Bad Blood' will only continue to increase their ever-growing fanbase. LC
Wiley: 'Heatwave' (released July 30)
The Godfather of UK grime (aka Wiley) has helped introduce the public to some of the country's greatest talents, including Emeli Sandé and Ed Sheeran. However, the rapper is now aiming to bag himself some of the lucrative mainstream success and serves up feel-good summer anthem 'Heatwave' to soundtrack the nightclubs from London to Ibiza. LC
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