Deanna Devore Releases a Mouth-Watering Neo Soul Track, ‘Lately’

Following the success of her highly acclaimed EP, ‘Half and Half’, DEANNA DEVORE is unveiling her new release ‘Lately’, featuring a mystery vocalist who cannot yet be announced.

Thematically the single narrates the insecurity and ups and downs of a relationship, detailing how love can often feel like an emotional rollercoaster until it finally comes to an end. Its mellow grooves and smooth lo-fi beats cook up a mouth-watering release, oozing with seductive melodies and velvety vocals, which highlight the featured singer’s impressive vocal range. Emitting a sensuous flowing cadence, delicately layered harmonies and a pulsating rhythm, ‘Lately’ provides an alluring neo-soul track, showcasing Devore’s unique and fresh production.

Deanna Devore

The Chicago and Toronto based multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer has seen success performing to sold-out venues and festivals across the map, such as Summerfest, CMJ, NXNE, and 80/35. She has also had the pleasure of opening for renowned artists including Jamie Cullum, Bonobo and SG Lewis, as well as Raveena, Mother Mother and Yoke Lore. The composer has recently explored more commercial work, where her work can be heard in podcasts, feature films and even a Starbucks ad.

Devore continues to be celebrated for her remarkable musicality and ‘Lately’ is another indication of what to expect in 2020…check it out below…

Ricardo Williams Delivers Single, ‘All I Need’, Featuring Yummy Bingham

After a phenomenal 2019, RICARDO WILLIAMS gives us the 3rd and final single from his critically acclaimed EP, ‘Intermission’ Vol 1 before and slew of new music and tour planned for 2020.

‘All I Need’ is a futuristic/cinematic take on R&B, which features the sensational vocals of R&B veteran Yummy Bingham.

Talking of the single, Ricardo  said: “I just wanted to create an EPIC love song. I grew up on big ballads and really wanted to bring back some of that energy but also throw some twists and turns in there. Giving you something different from me but still familiar.”

With continued support from Capital Xtra, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Reprezent Radio, and more,
2019 was a big year for Williams, which witnessed the release of his debut EP and two sold out headline shows (London & Birmingham).

Check out Ricardo’s ‘All I Need’ below:

Slum Village’s T3 Announces New Solo Album With Delicious Vinyl, Taps Illa J And Frank Nitt For Lead Single ‘Relax’

Legendary Detroit emcee and Slum Village frontman T3 has partnered with the prestigious Hip-Hop label Delicious Vinyl for his new solo album Mr. Fantastic. Entirely produced by Ruckazoid & Teeko, and featuring a previously unreleased verse by late SV member Baatin, the album is set for release next Thursday (23rd January).

First off the album, T3 shares ‘Relax’, featuring fellow Detroit emcees Illa J and Frank Nitt. VIBE premiered the track and spoke with T3 about the forthcoming album, his new deal with Delicious Vinyl (check out the full interview HERE.)

“‘Relax’ is the warm up, the preheat. With the crew on it, you know Detroit Ninjas always got a chip on the shoulder like we have something to prove. This is just to let y’all know I got some sh*t coming!” – T3

Check it out below…

Sofia Join Forces With Jesse Markin for Emotive New Single, ‘Sorry’

Emerging Finnish artist SOFIA steps into the new year with the brooding, R&B-tinged single, ‘Sorry’, featuring Jesse Markin’s thoughtful verses.

Opening up on the story behind the song, Sofia explained how the idea for the track came from the “cheesiest” quote she found – “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” She continues, “I wrote this song while going through a breakup, just admitting that you’re through can be a pretty hard thing to do, but some things can’t be locked out and need to be experienced”.

Jesse wrote his part as an answer to Sofia’s experience; “My aim was to capture the thoughts of one going through a breakup. The questions one might be asking, for example: does she love me for my public persona or is it just me? Why continue if the spark is missing? Am I making the right choice by leaving? What love should feel like and is our generation too hasty with these decisions? At the end the answers are something we have to figure out for ourselves”, he reveals.

Produced and co-written by renowned Finnish producer Matti Pitkänen, ‘Sorry’ continues with the almost cinematic but deeply rooted in personal experience’s sound Sofia has introduced us to in her debut EP ‘Heavy’, which has seen support from key music publications including Nothing But Hope And Passion and Bands of Tomorrow and Wonky Sensitive, as well as Spotify ‘New Music Friday’Playlist in Finland. Whilst her first international debut ‘Domino’, a mix between Billie Eilish haunting ballads, Khalid’s pop-inflected R&B and Anne-Marie’s truth-telling, put Sofia on the right path to becoming the next Nordic-pop sensation.

Have a listen to ‘Sorry’ below…

Bby Ivy’s Brand New Single Is ‘Sweet Like Honey’

Norwegian most exciting urban pop singer, BBY IVY‘s latest joint, ‘Sweet Like Honey’ speaks out on the many struggles young women face in the music industry today.

Having moved out to LA on her own at the age of 16, Ivy had to learn to grow up rapidly, and to deal with industry people who had ill intentions. This led her to mature beyond her years, and it’s very apparent in the lyrics: “Told the only way to reach the stars is to give up my biscuit. Got caught with your hand in the cookie jar, b* you had to risk it”.

Sporting an infectiously kaleidoscopic  drive, ‘Sweet Like Honey’ is her way of clapping back at these men and putting them in their place. This fresh-faced arist isn’t afraid to speak her mind, and stand-up for the morals she believes in. Through her music, she hopes to inspire other young women around her to do the same.

‘Sweet Like Honey’ is taken from Ivy’s forthcoming EP, ‘Grizzly’ out next month.

This spicy joint is worth a listen…check it out below…