Song of the Day: Ghost Town – Quad Zerimar

Taken from his eponymous debut EP, QUAD ZERIMAR‘s track, ‘Ghost Town’ focuses on the theme of addiction, portraying Quad to be addicted to a girl who is already in a relationship and invites her to his ghost town, where he feels lonely. When she finally accepts his invitation, it all turns lively and romantic – and when she leaves, another more sombre addiction becomes present – drugs – as he doesn’t know how to cope without her.

Throughout the song, there are references to the ghost town – carousel, empty public houses/bars, ferris wheels – accompanied by background adlibs, crazy vocal ranges with hidden meanings.

So listen up, as every time you hit play on this trap-hop offering, you’ll hear something new…

Song of the Day: Demon – Fayme

Heavily inspired by Bon Iver, James Blake, Yung Lean and Travis Scott, UK artist FAYME‘s offering, ‘Demon’, is a portfolio of experimental sounds with ominous vocals that results in an enjoyable night time vibe.

With the aim to create a Bon Iver esque trap song,  Fayme uses his producing, engineering and vocal skills to create his own genre which he likes to call, “Neon Trap” – a dark eerie instrumental that allows him to create techno esque synths that work well with his vocals.

Check out the menacing sound of ‘Demon’ below…

Song of the Day: Best Kind Of Light – Jess Knights

JESS KINGHTS‘ co-written ballad, ‘Best Kind of Light’, reflects on a graceful end to a relationship.

“It’s a choice to move on from any relationship with grace and integrity,” Knights says. “‘Best Kind of Light’ traces a reflection on what was with a recognition of what is, and a choice to remember the good and hopefully learn from the not-so-good.”

Fusing together Jess’ influences of blues, roots and revivalist soul, ‘Best Kind of Light’ – the title track of her latest album –  presents Knights’ luminous voice in its rawest form.

Absolutely stunning…Have a listen below…

Song of the Day: Seven – EFÉ

A lo-fi / RnB singer songwriter from Dublin, EFÉ draws on influences such as SZA and Zack Villere. Dropping a handful of tracks as Anita via Soundcloud in 2019, she now returns in a new guise (pronounced Eff-Ay) to bring her bedroom soul sound to a wider audience.

Her first release is the remastered version of ‘Seven’, one of those early songs. Given an update by Chemo of KMJ45 Studios (Rag n Bone Man, Four Owls, Roots Manuva, Rodney P), the track serves as a perfect introduction to this astonishing artist and will usher in a period of activity that will culminate in a debut EP .

Check out the video for ‘Seven’ below…

Song of the Day: The One – Efya (ft. Tiwa Savage)

Ghanaian soulstress EFYA calls upon renowned artist Tiwa Savage to create a beautifully, elegant masterpiece, taking shape of her second release of the year, ‘The One’. The sun-soaked single finds Efya at her effortlessly, enchanting best, teaming up with producer Blaq Jerzee for a romance tinged single.

Efya has never been one to stay in her lane; a singer, actress and humanitarian, she strives always to be the best version of herself whilst helping others. Blending soul, kwaito, afrobeats, pop and r&b, she often collaborates with other artists from different countries such as Mr Eazi and Wizkid.

Since bursting onto the music scene with her powerful songs, she has won seven Ghana Music Awards, two City People Awards, a Best Female nomination at the 2014 MTV African Music Awards and an Artist Of The Decade nomination at the 2018 VGMAs. Sarkodie, another of Ghana’s leading lights, loves her, as does Diplo, whose Major Lazer jammed onstage with the star at Accra’s Sandbox in 2019.

Check out the lyric video for ‘The One’ below…