OUT TODAY: Nino SLG Drops Track, ‘What’s Left’ + Video, Ahead Of EP, ‘Mirror Story.’

South-London’s rap wunderkind NINO SLG kicks off 2023 with the announcement of his forthcoming EP ‘Mirror Story’ – slated for release on 10th March. The announcement arrives today with ‘What’s Left’, Nino’s introspective, deeply-felt new single and video.

‘What’s Left’ sees Nino collaborate with famed producer Kyle Evans (Dave’s We’re All Alone In This Together) for this emotive track that sees Nino delve into his battles with mental health, and discuss how he sought solace in the local youth clubs that helped him channel his energies into honing his craft. Split into two sections, the second half of the single is woven with tension as Nino grapples with thoughts on materialism and lust before coming to a sombre conclusion that ‘I don’t know what’s left no more’. The single is accompanied with a stripped-back video directed by Spike Silverton that reflects the duality of the single, finding Nino in his bedroom performing the single to his mirror image.

Speaking on the Mirror Story announcement, Nino said –

“My new EP is a story about the person I can see in the mirror. It’s my most vulnerable project to date, and I want people to see this side of me. Lyrically I’ve touched on materialism and everyday possessions, concepts and distractions to try and show how these steer people away from conquering the real problem which is usually themselves. Musically, I’ve reflected the contrasting emotions in the lyrics by switching up the production as you move through the project. Mirror Story is about exploring myself and my emotions, in the hope that there might be other people out there who are feeling the same – I hope that my EP makes them feel understood“

The five-track EP sees Nino reflect on the person he is and the man he is becoming. The project sees Nino climb to new heights with lyrics touching on mental health, anxiety, insecurities, materialism and life growing up in inner-city London, set to Nino’s trademark keys and a paired-back production which intertwine elements of drill, rich instrumentation including cello and 90s hip hop beats.

Watch the heartfelt video for ‘What’s Left below…

Nezsa Reflects On Regret And Heartbreak In New Alt-R&B Single, ‘Should Have Cared’.

Coming on the back of the massive success of her last single ‘Trouble’, which has amassed over half a million plays online, and recently being selected by Apple Music as their ‘Africa Rising’ artist, alternative R&B singer and songwriter NEZSA is excited to unveil her brand new single ‘Should Have Cared’ as she continues to sow the seeds for her highly anticipated debut album and sophomore project ‘To All The Heartbreakers’, which is set for release this Spring.

Written and composed by Nezsa, produced by Denzl (BNXN, Papi Ojo), and engineered by Mariano Bilinkis (KHEA, Emilia Mernes, Nicki Nicole), ‘Should Have Cared’ is a neo-soul masterpiece from the Nigerian rising star, driven by her sultry and enchanting vocals, lush and layered melodies, and vivid storytelling. The track is brought further to life by its immaculate soundscape, from the captivating drum and bass patterns to the minimalist violin arrangements to the saxophone section.

‘Should Have Cared’ sees Nezsa continuing to explore the themes of love and relationships that will manifest all over her upcoming album ‘To All The Heartbreakers’. After she asks for care on the fragile ‘Break’, then confronts a toxic ex-lover on her last single ‘Trouble’, Nezsa is in a much more reflective mood on ‘Should Have Cared’ as she goes through an internal battle of healing from the past, and opens up about regret and heartbreak from a previous relationship. Have a listen below…

Nia Chennai Has New Found Confidence After Break-up In Single, ‘Since We Ain’t Together.’

NIA CHENNAI‘s new single, ‘Since We Ain’t Together’ follows the well-received debut single ‘Players Part’ released in October 2022. Nia Chennai has set the tone for the start of her career by letting her followers know, that she is ready and capable of consistently dropping good music.

The rhythmic R&B/Neo-Soul number had been teased on TikTok, weeks before its release and a few of the videos created had gone viral. Nia amassed over 200k views with hundreds of comments, likes and reposts using the sound.

Produced by Ewan Vickery, Since We Ain’t Together’ documents Nia’s newfound confidence after a breakup. The smooth vibe sheds light on a message that most, if not all ex-lovers can relate to. The track delivers on every aspect with a catchy hook, soothing backing vocals, and a beat reminiscent of the sounds of Kali Uchis/Anderson Paak or Lilly Allen.

‘Since We Ain’t Together’, was released yesterday (24th January) across various music platforms. Check it out below…

Michael Dean Shares Smooth Emotive Single, ‘Rollercoaster’ + Video.

Los Angeles based alt-pop artist MICHAEL DEAN‘s new single, Roller Coaster, is drenched in melancholic, romantic bliss and takes a look at the ups and downs of a past relationship. Tinted with bittersweet memories and moments of tenderness, Michael confides, “The message of ‘Roller Coaster’ is to be in the moment. There’s a lot of twists and turns, gaining and losing momentum that comes with life, but there is always light at the end of each storm.”

“Roller Coaster” features silky, effervescent electronics, textured vocals, and an emotion grabbing performance as Michael Dean recalls his intimate memories. Directed by Derrick Webb and Christopher Jackson, the music video contrasts moments of Michael Dean in love and walking hand-in-hand down the Santa Monica Pier with moments of the artist alone on the beach as he contemplates his relationship.

Born and bred in Albuquerque New Mexico, Michael Dean is currently building up anticipation for the release of his debut pop album, ‘Top Gun’, coming out soon….but for now, check out the video for rollercoaster below…

Chin Injeti Reflects On Past Heartache With Single, ‘All For Nothing’.

CHIN INJETI ponders on the past with melancholy through his new single, ‘All For Nothing,’ and wonders if the heartbreak was ever worth it.

The reflective single is accompanied by a vintage synth and drum machine to evoke an 80s sound, while also trying to make sure that it sounded futuristic and timeless.

“As an artist, I wanted to take more chances and make music for myself without worrying about the judgment of others,” says Chin Injeti of his latest release.

With over 500,000+ streams across platforms like Spotify and YouTube, Chin Injeti’s presence on the scene pre-dates such platforms; he fronted the iconic ‘90s JUNO and Much Music Video Award-winning band Bass is Base. Now a x3 Grammy and x2 JUNO award winning producer, Chin Injeti has worked with the likes of Dr Dre, Eminem, Drake, Pink, Aloe Blacc, The Clipse, Lecrae and K’Naan.

‘All For Nothing’ was released last Friday (20th January) on various streaming platforms. Have a listen below…