SHADES LAWRENCE‘s love for basketball strongly inspired her to pen brand new single ‘Infinite’, an upbeat and feel-good track from her upcoming album.
The hip-hop artist from Toronto was a Division I college basketball player in the United States, training outdoors early in the morning, playing as a forward on the court, posting up, and working hard all throughout the entire season.
‘Infinite’ serves as a reminder to do what you love in life. Check out the video here….
JVSTN.‘s synth-heavy and forward pop single, ‘Dancing With The Enemy’ is his first original offering, following his smooth cover of Frank Oceans’ ‘Thinkin’ Bout You’. The New York-based pop artist has been working on his music production skills and started writing original music for the first time in 2021. Years of formal singing training, performing and recording with collegiate a cappella group The University of Rochester Midnight Ramblers, and music production courses have culminated to this very moment.
His new song actually started out as a songwriting and production exercise through Charlie Puth’s Monthly.com course. JVSTN. wrote the song with his best friend from college, Charlie Aldrich, and decided it would make an excellent debut. He produced the track himself in his Brooklyn bedroom and is excited to share it with the world!
Speaking of his debut offering, JVSN says: “‘Dancing With The Enemy’ is about a romantic nightmare a lot of us have experienced. I tried to capture the idea of teetering between semi-opaque feelings of a deep love and devastating hurt and anxiety. I go back and forth between infatuation and an uncertain dread. The music video (to be released in late January) focuses on a mysteriously alluring and manipulative woman. She draws me in and ultimately stabs me in the back – similar to what the feared venus fly trap does with its prey.”
This one’s a real beauty; why not check it out below…
FRENCH THE KID smashes into 2022 with his self-reflective new single ‘Remedy’.
Released via Virgin, this haunting record finds French lamenting the toll that drink, drugs and a life of excess can take on your mental health. Laid over a siren-like, intoxicating production by producer SketchMyName, ‘Remedy’ arrives with an arresting video shot by Ourchive Films, featuring footage from French’s sold-out, roadblock, homecoming debut show at the O2 Academy Islington.
‘Remedy’ follows a meteoric 2021 for French. The rising rapper’s fiery singles ‘Thrill’ and ‘Uptown’ quickly racked up millions of streams upon release, hit the B List at 1Xtra and landed in the Top 100. Setting the industry alight with his unique fusion of thoughtful lyricism and addictive hooks, French has been tipped as an Amazon Music ‘One To Watch’ for 2022 alongside the likes of Tems and PinkPantheress.
Just 22 years old, French spent his teens in South West France before returning to the UK at 18 to take the music industry by storm. Since smashing onto the scene with his debut single just 2 years ago, French The Kid has amassed a cult following, millions of streams and delivered iconic viral freestyles that have propelled him to prominence (including a GRM Daily ‘Daily Duppy’ which has become one of the most viewed Daily Duppy debuts of all time).
After a very lengthy break away from the music scene, California’s singer/songwriter NINO WES make a strong return with single, ‘Last Call’, featuring upcoming artist Denver.
Released on New Year’s Eve, the hyped-up hip-hop/R&B joint, produced by DJ EZ Money sees in 2022 with a massive bang and may well be a party staple for those blazing summer months ahead.
An award-winning artist, who has produced irresistibly smooth afterhours tracks, Nino Wes was last featured on the blog back in 2018 with track, ‘Issalright’, Now he’s back, working on a podcast discussing music and life and also planning on releasing a trail of music through the year…so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on the blog, as this guy is at the top of his game!
Toronto-based singer and songwriter, SIA SHELLS, rhymes about the everyday magic we find through relationships, self-love, reflection and dreams. Her juxtaposition of emotive, contralto vocals against upbeat dream pop sounds will instantly transport you to another world.
Sia’s introspective new track ‘BRB’ encourages checking out of reality to hone the magic and creativity we all harness inside. She expands, “Think of it as a new age meditation mantra, where we temporarily disconnect from the world to reconnect with our higher selves.”