New Track: Headloss – [ K S R ] (ft. Time Elijah)

Manchester-based soul singer, [ K S R ] continues to pave his way in the R&B world with his debut EP, ‘Unfiltered’, coming out this Friday (22nd March).

The 19-year-old songwriter delivers his lyrics with ease, stylistically paying homage to his influences – D’Angelo, Erykah Badu and Miguel –  whilst curating his own refreshing sound, achieving a perfect balance of bedroom soul, lo-fi hip-hop and R&B.

‘Headloss’ is the latest single to be released from the upcoming EP, a contemporary approach on neo-soul akin to artists such as Tom Misch, Miguel and Frank Ocean. Released last Thursday, the laid back production oozes pure class, allowing the stunningly refined vocals to shine through.

[ K S R ]’s – real name Roosevelt Kazaula Sigsbert – debut single ‘H / Er’ sparked interest from Konny Kon, one half of Children of Zeus, which set in motion a friendship and musical journey that saw Children of Zeus utilise their 15 years in the music industry to show [ K S R ] the ropes. Since then, the young urban prodigy quit university to focus on music and signed to the label Polarface and received support from online tastemakers such as Gal-dem and Dummy and radio play from BBC 1Xtra.

Following the release of his debut EP, [ K S R ] will perform at his six date UK tour, kicking off at YES in Manchester on the 2nd April.

Too Good to miss, wrap your ears around ‘Headloss’.

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Song of the Day: Dial – Nayla Savannah

Formerly known as Sayso, Californian rapper NAYLA SAVANNAH steals Song of the Day’s hotspot with her first hypnotic banger of the year entitled ‘Dial’.

Check it out below:

New Track: Please Don’t Ever Settle Down – Dear Rogue

DEAR ROGUE‘s new deluxe edition of their album, ‘Phases’ ( CLICK HERE TO LISTEN), documents both the emotional depths Drew and Danielle McTaggart plumbed to come up with unflinchingly personal, honest material, and the ground they covered in their efforts to push themselves sonically and aesthetically. The deluxe version includes the original 10 songs of the album plus five new, previously unheard cuts.

With the release of the album, the duo includes an airy, echoing, minimalistic new single, ‘Please Don’t Ever Settle Down’, check it out below:

Song of the Day: Confusion – Lady Shaynah

Following on from the release of ‘Over’, LADY SHAYNAH takes the blog’s hotspot for the first time with stunning single, ‘Confusion’ – taken from her forthcoming ‘Chapter 22’ EP.

The stunningly atmospheric piece is an ode to anybody who has gone through a rough breakup and come out the other side still feeling confused and with a lot of unanswered questions.

Speaking on the release, she says “The relationship was quite perfect. Until… he woke up one day, saying he had a vision of his future wife. He said I didn’t have all the characteristics of said ‘future wife’, but ‘we could work on that’. This felt like a slap in my face. What broke my heart, even more, is that when I gave him the choice of taking me the way I am or leaving, within the blink of an eye, he chose to leave. The more I reflected upon the relationship, the more questions I had and thus ‘Confusion’ was born.”

From the age of five, LADY SHAYNAH – real name  Shanice – was taught to play the piano by her Grandmother and later claimed the title of ‘Music Matters Award Ambassador’ in Rotterdam (2014) and went on to play at the North Sea Jazz Festival (2016) before releasing her first LP ‘Dare’ in 2015.

Now a vocal, songwriting and band coach, LADY SHAYNAH teaches at the ‘Babette Labeij Music Academy’ and ZO! Gospel Choir and is set to release her next EP this year.

Have a listen to ‘Confusion’ below:

New Track: Ride – Sara Diamond

 

Montreal’s very own singer SARA DIAMOND was granted the gift of song through her family lineage. Starting her professional career at just five years old, Sara’s years of exploration led to the development of a profound faith in the healing power of music. Sara’s smooth, smoky, and emotive vocals combine the best elements of R&B, soul, and pop to form her own breakthrough sound.

Her new single, ‘Ride’ evoke an internal blissful sensation, thanks to her soulful eminence, sublime vocals, and heartfelt lyrics. Check it out below: