Song of the Day: Sleepless Nights – Emmett Lucius Pharaoh

Featuring echoes of lone guitar riffs, later joined by melodic tones given off by the piano keys, EMMETT LUCIUS PHARAOH‘s bittersweet single, ‘Sleepless Nights’, encourages us to delve into the deeper part of our consciousness – even if we look vulnerable and flawed.

Speaking of his release, the rapper/singer says: “The song truly symbolises a certain weight I’ve been carrying around for years. Being able to decorate my sorrow in such a way really means a lot. Having the courage to put myself out there like this is what is most meaningful to me.”

This track was created with the intention of being heard alone, in your safe space – where you go to cry, smile, think, meditate. That place is where you can experience the full meaning and impact of  ‘Sleepless Nights’…check out the accompanied video below…

Song of the Day: Running Inside Of My Brain – Erica Knox

Layered with airy soundscapes and an infectious bassline, ERICA KNOX‘s latest single, ‘Running Inside Of My Brain’, takes inspiration from a her past relationship that sadly wasn’t meant to be. Ignoring so many red flags and obvious signs, Erica kept eye firmly on a fairytale ending.

The Toronto singer/songwriter further explains on the experience: “I wanted that so bad with this person, but it just wasn’t happening, no matter how hard I tried. Although this person was wrong for me, I still had to grieve the relationship, and accept that I have to surrender to these feelings until they’ve fully healed.”

Erica’s ‘Running Inside of My Brain’ is a reminder that you have to put yourself first when it comes to love. It’s not worth losing yourself to be with someone else, no matter how good the ending could be. Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Romcom – Romy Dya (ft. James Francis)

Previous album singles ‘Thank You’ & ‘Unspoken’ have paved the way for Dutch singer, songwriter & producer – ROMY DYA – in the Netherlands and beyond. Now she can reveal her next single – ‘Rom Com’ feat. James Francis – out now on self-owned imprint Uncommon Diamond via The Orchard.

‘Rom Com’ the third offering from her forthcoming, self-produced album ‘I Fucking Love Myself’ [release date TBC]. Speaking of her smooth cut, Romy says: “Rom Com is about knowing that you’re ready for love after a process of self healing, but you’re not going to settle for less. Cause after all you’ve been through, you deserve to be loved by someone who gives you the kind of love you only see in romantic comedies.”

Combining R&B, Soul, Jazz and Pop, Romy has already been working hard behind the scenes, with cuts on records from Ghostface Killah to Martin Garrix. ‘Rom Com’ is the latest installment on Romy’s self-love journey and continues to see her hone in on her production skills.

Check the lyric video for single below…

Song of the Day: Sucker – H.O.M.A

Nigerian singer-songwriter H.O.M.A hits the blog’s Song of the Day hot spot for the second time with first release of the year, ‘Sucker’.

An expression of love that makes one’s head goes all giddy, H.O.M.A’s latest release creates nostalgia which samples Nigerian classic, ‘Malaria’ by Soty.

H.O.M.A’s soothing vocal performance washes perfectly over Killer Producer’s equally soothing fusion of Afro/R&B…why not check it out below…

Song of the Day: Kisses – Chloe Cattell

CHLOE CATTELL makes her debut with the sweet and sassy ‘Kisses’.

Emerging with an old school 90’s R&B vibe, whilst also creating something relatable for today’s society, Chloe’s sound is distinctive yet original. That being said, along with her fierce nature and infectious personality, there really are no limitations as to where this can take her.

Produced by Pdub The Producer (Da Baby, Roddy Rich, Tink, Luh Kel) and engineered by 5Five2 (Yxng Bane, Kojo Funds, Stormzy), ‘Kisses’ was written as an empowering song for females as stereotypically women are often branded a certain type of way for having the same desires as a man. The main theme of the song is to pretty openly say ‘no, this is what I want right now while I’m working on myself, and I’m not afraid to make it known’ – Chloe Cattell.

With an arsenal of new music in the pipe line, this Sheffield born Singer/Songwriter is one to add your watch list this year…Check out ‘Kisses’ below…