EP Review: Mythologies – Lex Leosis

From a personal standpoint, LEX LEOSIS is a prime model of a female rapper: a very bold contender, who isn’t afraid to say what’s on her mind and doesn’t take any crap from anyone. These qualities are evident in her brand new EP, ‘Mythologies’

The set covers array of topics – from standing up to domestic violence to dealing with ‘situationships’ and busy bodies head on.

Although ‘Mythologies’ predominantly showcase a menacing drive of trip-hop, there are nice touches of retro/80s soul funk (featured in second effort, ‘Ouzo’) and laid-back afterhours (as featured in Gemini), where the Canadian rapper tells her tale of certain aspects of her life.

You may have come across various music blogs and magazines, pushing you to add a punch of newcomers under your radar…and among those talents should be Lex Leosis, as her flow rips through the bars of each track with raw passion and conviction. Check her out below…

Must Listens: Ouzo, Gemini, Atropos.

Toms One Drops Summer-Ready Track, ‘All I Need Is You’

Following his entry on NEW LEASE MUSIC with single, ‘Hey’ (Ft. Lauren May), which is currently the blog’s Song of the Month, DJ TOM ONE is back with his latest single, ‘All I Need Is You’, featuring Georgie Wells.

Boasting perky electro dance synths, perfect for the upcoming summer months, ‘All Need Is You’ is a song about appreciating the one you love – not necessarily a significant other – but close friends and/or family who were there through the toughest times. The three-and-a-half minute piece is further uplifted by Birmingham singer Georgie Wells’ perkily soul/pop vocals.

Inspired by artists such as Calvin Harris, Jess Glyne, Clean Bandit and Klingande, ‘All I Need Is You’ was originally conceived in 2014 whilst Tom was studying music at the University of Manchester. After the song went through many transformations, in summer 2018, Georgie Wells was enlisted to provide the vocals and the track was finally completed in late last year.

So here’s your chance to check out Tom One’s single, ‘All I Need Is You’, now available on your favourite download/streaming sites.

 

 

ThBenj Offers Hope During The COVID-19 Period Through Track, ‘Y’, Out Today

Hot out of the booth, singer, rapper, songwriter and producer THBENJI has dropped his third single for the year ‘Y’, a follow up to his most recent singles, ‘2020’ and ‘Reasöns’ which dropped earlier this year.

‘Y’ is an emotional & uplifting song which he hopes encourages people across the globe to notice and appreciate the simple things in life. With the spread of the COVID-19 virus he hopes the song will will bring some relief to the anxieties that a lot of people are feeling and encourage people to be there for each other.

Speaking of the release ThBenj says: “It is a time for each of us to set up, support each other, be kind and give to those in need”. We all play a part, we all have a responsibility”.

Born in Sardinia, ThBenj built his career performing and working with other industry professionals throughout Australia, Ibiza, The Netherlands, Sardinia and Italy.

After spending the last few years on his home island where he wrote and recorded his 2019 debut album ‘T.H.B.’ – which hit number one on Google Play for Hip Hop in Italy and number one on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Albums of 2019 list – he is back in Melbourne and has set up his studio with a focus on creating and releasing new music.

Check out ‘Y’ below, released today on all major music download and streaming sites.

Alternative Pop Newcomer Lilac Spirit Shares Single, ‘Nothing Is Real’ + Video

Following the release of her debut EP ‘Systems Fail’, which was released last year to rave reviews from fans and critics alike, 18-year old indie / bedroom pop upriser LILAC SPIRIT is back with her brand new single and first offering of 2020 titled ‘Nothing Is Real’.

Unveiled alongside a fitting music video, shot in Kyiv, Ukraine, and directed by burgeoning filmmaker, photographer and creative designer Ubik Litvin (Vogue, Marie Claire, VIVA), ‘Nothing Is Real’ will serve as the precursor for her upcoming debut album, which is scheduled for release this autumn.

Speaking about how ‘Nothing Is Real’ came about, Ukraine-born Lilac Spirit says, “The chorus came to my mind about three years ago, but with absolutely different lyrics, but when I found this song unfinished a year later, I was dealing with some inner conflicts. It didn’t take me long to think of the new lyrics, because they were just my mind’s reflections that were perfectly matching the melody. This song is a reality check for me, because neither my past nor my future is real. We are just stuck there with our present, which is, in fact, momentary. Yesterday is a memory, and tomorrow is unknown, today is fleeting. So is anything even real? Yes or no, why should it matter anyway?”

Check out the surreal visuals for the single below…

Maya Killtron Gets ‘Fired Up’ With Brand New Single

Multi-faceted artist MAYA KILLTRON returns in 2020 with 80’s funk inspired single  ‘Fired Up’, her follow up to 2019’s ‘Never Dance Alone’.

The Toronto based singer, violinist and DJ now finds herself at home in modern boogie and funk full of lush strings, horns and big vocals.

‘Fired Up’ forms part of her new EP via her own record label, Never Dance Alone Records.

Check it out below…