OUT TODAY: Listen To Thyra Hilden’s EP, ‘Lucid Dreampop’

THYRA HILDEN’s new, EP ‘Lucid Dreampop’, features five tracks of dreamy pedal steel and saturated bass, leaving you in a sensual trance, feeling like slowly passing through a mirror. The lyrics are Nordic existentialism, mapping out the land between passionate love and insanity, in a humorous way.

An internationally recognised visual artist, Danish-born Thyra Hilden has been regularly interviewed by the BBC, CNN, EURONEWS and more. In 2021, she debuted as a musician and quickly gained attention for her existential POP in both radio and press. Thyra’s songs are full of dreamy Nordic melancholy in both lyrics and vocals. She has an airy voice and deliberately understated style. There are only a few artists who make existential pop and Thyra is central to this small niche. Most POP is about him, her and couple issues, whereas Thyra’s lyrical universe with humorous metal layers delves into illusion, confusion and paradoxes of what is real.

Have a listen to Thyra’s stunning collection below…

Must Listens: Who Am I?, Show Me How, I Miss You Watching Me

Samuel Vincent Releases ‘Rivalry’, An EP About Battling the World (And Yourself)

It took a while for SAMUEL VINCENT to finally release his music to the world, but once he started, he had no plans of stopping. His newest release, ‘Rivalry’, manages to cover a multitude of internal conflicts while maintaining his integrity in an industry that has drastically changed its priorities.

‘Rivalry’ consists of a brief introduction followed by five hard-hitting tracks. The EP is a manifestation of Samuel’s thoughts on his upbringing, the culture, and his competition, all blended into straight up bars. The never-ending mental struggle of a man battling himself is perhaps only overshadowed by entertaining and approachable yet complex bars.

There’s a universality to most of his music, but what makes these tracks unique is his self-taught journey. This is his approach, his voice. Coming from a broken home, without the time to second-guess himself, the soul of Samuel lies in knowing what makes a comedian’s life so tragic.

Samuel started out with nothing but a pencil, a pad, a keyboard, and his father’s tape recorder inside a small condo smack dab in the centre of New Jersey. Spending countless evenings trying to transcribe lyrics from influential artists like Cassidy, DMX, Biggie, Ludacris, Jadakiss, Petey Pablo, and a slew of other legends in the game, he’s had several decades of writing experience and linguistic interpretation under his belt.

So here’s your chance to witness a spitter on-the-rise; check out Samuel’s EP below, released last Friday (27th January) across various music platforms.

Must Listen: Deadlock, Trouble, Finale

Watch Neek Bucks’ Brand New Video For Track, ‘Red Light’.

New York rapper NEEK BUCKS released a visual yesterday for his new single ‘Red Light,’ available now on all streaming platforms via MNRK Music Group. Produced by Hitmaka and Smatt, Neek’s storytelling is fully displayed with this latest offering. His infectious hooks speak about different scenarios on how stopping at the red light can be dangerous for himself or any of his enemies.

‘Red Light’ is the follow-up to ;Mask Up’ and ‘Count On,’ featured on Neek’s debut album ‘Blessed To The Max’. The album is executive produced by GRAMMY Award winner Hitmaka and will be released on 17th February. Both Neek and Hitmaka pride themselves on the album’s production as it covers various topics, from what is happening in the streets around him to life issues. The album also features a diverse range of talents, such as Ivory Scott and Vory, mainstream acts, such as 2Chainz and Wiz Khalifa, to legendary acts, such as CeeLo Green and Raekwon.

Check out the video for ‘Red Light’ below…

Check out Tito x Keet Kolbang New Video For ‘Love Tap’

Well, it’s been a while since Boston’s hip-hop collective Beanstock Records appeared on NEW LEASEMUSIC (fours years to be exact).

Now they come stream rolling back into 2023 with a new music video for track, ‘Love Tap’. Rapper TITO takes the lead on with his silky smooth flow on a nostalgic beat, following up by Keet Kolbang dropping his fiery bars.

The gang last featured on the blog back in 2019, claiming the #3 spot on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Albums of 2019.

Why not check them out below…

London’s R&B Songstress Zaneita Gets ‘Low’ In Her Brand New Single.

Following on from previous hit ‘Bonnie & Clyde’, North West London’s songbird ZANEITA (pronounced zen-knee-tah) makes an impactful return with her latest release ‘Low’.

Undeniably proving that her unique and captivating versatility is what separates her from her peers within the R&B space, ‘Low’ is an infectiously refreshing offering; written, performed, mixed and mastered by Zaneita herself.

Her carefully constructed vocal stacks and melodies compliment Yoni’s guitar-clad instrumental, with the track’s overall vibe a sing-along anthem for the masses.

Zaneita’s love for music began after being gifted Alicia Keys’ debut album ‘Songs In A Minor’ on CD, eventually leading her to pursue a career as a fully fledged artist.

Growing up, Zaneita was also influenced by artists such as Toni Braxton, TLC and Lauryn Hill, leading her to develop her own distinctive voice. This, teamed with her infectious melodies and gripping storylines, effortlessly captivates Zaneita’s listeners with each track.

At the start of 2021, Zaneita began work on her diverse musical catalogue, with first single ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ released in December of that year.

Fast forward to 2022, Zaneita unleashed her next offering ‘Bonnie & Clyde’, finding herself “back in the trenches” with a new love interest. The track was notably supported by Ellie Prohan on Kiss FM, proving that at just 24 years old, Zaneita is a master of her craft.

Zaneita has not only performed at her own headline show in Dalston’s Moustache Bar, as well as performing at Boxpark Wembley, but she also has plans to release forthcoming EP ‘Low’, ‘The Girl Who Lived’ album, as well as features, remixes, music videos and more. Check out ‘Low’ below…