Jessica Wilde Shares Deep Pop Single, ‘Kissing My Best Friend.’

London singer/rapper and producer JESSICA WILDE has had a huge 2022 pulling out all the stops on her acclaimed debut album ‘Sober,Wasted,Wasted,Sober’, released earlier in the year and heats things up again with a winter jam blaster entitled ‘Kissing My Best Friend’.

As Jess continues to embrace support from all the right quarters at Spotify and BBCRadio 1, Complex, Clash, 6 Music and 1Xtra among others she shows up again with an undeniable dance floor and bedroom bouncer which not only gets you moving but lyrically also gets you thinking about today’s gender norms, sexuality and other taboo’s as she keeps breaking down barriers through generously and openly sharing her deepest desires and thoughts in the most irresistible ways only a true pop legend in the making can.

Through her brutal honesty, sharp witted lyricism and evocative singing vocals, ‘Kissing My Best Friend’ is a journey into the depths of Wilde’s mind, holding us on the edge of our seat with a cinematic musical backdrop and South London grit as she’s… ‘Thinking of Kissing her best friend’. These are the kind of thoughts most wouldn’t dare to share or speak out loud, but Wilde’s bravery wants for nothing as she continually holds nothing back.

Of the single Jessica says, “This song is exciting for me as it’s my first self-produced release. As a female artist it feels really good to be seen not only as a voice but also as a producer. ‘Kissing My Best Friend’ is a very personal tune but hopefully my best riends won’t figure out which of them it’s about haha!”

Wilde is not only busy releasing groundbreaking music but also selling out shows at the Iconic Hootananny Brixton and Laylow with her rapidly expanding brand and event ‘PxSSY PWR’ in which she spotlights the most exciting female talent around! She also just landed an Ad Campaign with ADIDAS as the voice for a new women’s running trainer featuring all the top female athletes from around the world.

Wilde has collaborated with the likes of Rudimental and watch out for new tracks coming soon featuring Wilde from house legend Todd Terry and producer, DJ Carly Wilford…bur for now, have a listen to the racy single, ‘Kissing My Best Friend’…

OUT TODAY: Mark A. Walker Offers Relief in Times Of Trouble With Second Single, ‘Let Me Breathe’

MARK A. WALKER‘s latest single, ‘Let Me Breathe’, smooths out those difficult challenges that life sometimes presents. The sheer tranquillity of soothing instrumentation, provided by Stellar-nominated producer Keran Vega, encourages us to take a break from all the troubles – and just breathe – if only for a moment. The single was written and produced by Michael Upshaw with Mark A.Walker as co-writer and Chris Howden as co-producer.

‘Let me Breathe’ follows Mark A. Walker’s debut single ‘Duke Stroll’ which features multi-Grammy Award-winning musician Phil Lassiter. For this production, Mark A. Walker is surrounded by a stellar production team led by Executive producer Michael Upshaw and co-producer, Grammy nominated producer Chris “BIG DOG” Davis.

Paying tribute to the late legendary jazz musician/instrumentalist George Duke, ‘Duke’s Stroll’ claimed the top spot of CHBN’s radio playlist charts for four consecutive weeks as well as receiving firm support from radio stations across UK, including Phoenix FM, Chocolate Radio, Pulse 98.4 and more recently on Sonic Nation with Jeff The Fish.

Mark A. Walker is a highly sought-after performance and session musician with the Gospel, R&B/soul and jazz scene, who has worked with notable artists/musicians, including, Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, Maysa, Richard Smallwood, Gerald Albright and Yolanda Adams. He’s been involved on projects that have garnered one NAACP Image Award nomination, four Grammy Award nominations and seven Stellar Award wins.

Now Mark. A Walker is steadily coming into the limelight as a solo artist with the irresistibly smooth ‘Let Me Breathe’, available from 18th November across major music platforms.

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Karen Harding Shares Her Declaration Of Self-Love With Single, ‘Strong For You’

Melbourne-based folk-pop singer-songwriter, KAREN HARDING‘s latest declarative single ‘Strong For You’, sets a scene of curiosity and mystery, through the simplicity of the heartfelt tinkling of piano keys and then introduces a layer of fingerpicked guitar. Karen Harding’s alluring vocals immediately drawn us into a melancholic story that of heartbreak which builds up to a sense of hope and promise.

“I love that ’Strong For You’ holds layers of meaning.. The song can be translated as a declaration of love and a promise to be there with someone special, through the hard times.. to say you’ll be there through thick and thin. I have been going through a period of a lot of self-exploration.. For me, this song was born out of a desire to be there for the aspects of myself that I have previously rejected or disliked.. to accept and to carry them through difficult feelings and emotions, even when it’s not comfortable to do so. It’s a song of healing.” Karen Harding

Likened to the sounds of Eva Cassidy, Sarah McLachlan and Karen Carpenter, Karen Harding released her first single, ‘I Didn’t Realise’ in May 2021. She went on to win the November 2021 Bendigo Bank sponsored Independent Songwriter Talent Show on Radio Eastern FM in Melbourne for her single, ‘Anxiety’, Top 10 winner for the World Songwriting Awards, for her single, ‘Something Special’ and a nominee for Best International Artist on Crags Radio Independent Artist Awards in February 2022.

It’s time to take out time out and listen to ‘Strong For You’…

Listen to Teon Gibbs’ Single, ‘Easy’, Inspired by True Love.

Hip hop artist TEON GIBBS is quickly becoming one of the most well known voices coming out of Canada. His second soulful single from his own label (100 Collective Records) ‘Easy,’ is inspired by new love – one that has successfully moved from friends to lovers. For Teon, the relationship snapped into place and felt easy.

Teon says of his memerising offering:“‘Easy’ is meant to feel like floating, kind of embodying the joy of a new relationship with someone and trying to hold on to those moments of new love. I developed the drum pattern and then brought in an A-list Team. Falcxne, JT, Jaspa, Jub and Nate from Potatohead People and I created this song off of pure synergy. This genre-bending single feels like a milestone moment in my career growth, and sound exploration. Feel like it gives people a taste of what’s to come next.”

Originally from Botswana, Teon has lived in the UK, South Africa and Angola before settling in Vancouver, Canada. He’s currently working with 3 x Grammy Award winning producer Chin Injeti (whose Grammy wins include: Eminem’s Recovery, Marshall Mathers LP 2 and Lecrae’s Gravity) to perfect his genre-bending soulful trademark – a sound that’s already praised by the likes of Exclaim! and Complex UK.

Why not check out the lyric video for ‘Easy’ below…

Ishani Addresses An Unhealthy Romantic Connection In Gripping New Single ‘Powertripp’ + New Video

Singer-songwriter and producer ISHANI has never been afraid of pushing the boundaries of her sound or shining a light on topics that others would wish to sweep under the carpet. Through her music, she engages with subjects that society sometimes finds difficult to talk about such as mental health and violence against women. Her empowering and gripping new single ‘Powertripp’ is a perfect example of this India & UK raised, London-based artist’s creative ethos.

Sonically, ‘Powertripp’ is a rich tapestry of oscillating electronica, intricately laced alt-pop melodies and enticing trip-hop beats. With this powerful soundscape behind her, Ishani confronts the reality of unbalanced power dynamics in toxic relationships. In her rendering, this narrative focuses on an unhealthy romantic connection, although the message can really be applied to any relationship. Her vivid storytelling brims with puissance to enable the listener to feel the “slam!” of that door or join the triumphant declaration “this is who I am!” Her raw and heartfelt lyrics take modern life’s surfaces, reflections and tribulations, and casts them through the prism of introspective voices

For Ishani, the most important factor is for her audience to have a truly cathartic experience, as she explains:

“This is a song about self-love and how you can overcome being in a toxic relationship where negative patterns repeat. You have to come to a point where you let go of the rope of that power struggle and choose yourself over the endless loops. Take off your mask and veil and walk away.”

The music video for ‘Powertripp’ was directed and executive produced by Yolanda Barker, with video DOP and executive producer Beatriz Delgado Mena, and alongside an all-women base crew. These captivating visuals are peppered with tangible cues that further communicate the power struggles, the mask-wearing, the cycle of bad behavior that defines toxic relationships.

‘Powertripp’ also marks Ishani’s bold return after a brief hiatus; she last left 2021 off with thought-provoking singles ‘I Like Who I Am (Caught up in the Moment)’ and ‘Perfect Life’ . Check out the video for the single below…