Song of the Day: BTWLD – Broox

Delightfully blending R&B, electronica, and indie-pop, Brooklyn-based artist BROOX, graces the blog’s limelight for the first time with ‘B T W L D’, taken from her latest feel-good two -track EP titled ‘Over Easy’.

The latest project marks an evolution in BROOX’s artistry since her 2018 debut ‘Out / Through’, showcasing her newfound confidence in her more R&B-leaning sound.

Showing love to someone you care deeply for, ‘B T W L D’ is make it to today’s hot spot for its instantly lucid boom-bap and neo-soul vibe.

Since her inception, Brooklyn-based BROOX has gained 380K+ Spotify streams and press support from the likes of We Found New Music, Qweerist, and Go Magazine (100 Women We Love: Class of 2018 feature).

Well here’s your chance to sample her yourself: have a listen to ‘B T W L D’ – and while you’re at it, check out the B-side, ‘She’s Been Listening’, a song for the outcasts, the weirdos, the ones who got picked on when they were young.

‘Over Easy’ EP is now available on all download/streaming sites.

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Alternative R&B Artist Zandra Vibes Returns With Single ’Wide Awake’

Having shared the stage with CeeLo Green and opened for the WBLS Summer Stage show in New York City, Alternative R&B Artist ZANDRA VIBES returns with single ‘Wide Awake’.

The New Yorker is no stranger to the music industry. Previously performing as Alex Young, she shocked the music scene with the release of her debut album, ‘Amazing’.

Now, pulling away from the world of Pop, Zandra fuses R&B with trap elements, layered over cosmic atmospheres and effects, her music has a dark ambiance sprinkled with light vocals.

ZANDRA VIBES has proven that she is a true entertainer. Her commanding presence exploded onstage with her opening for CeeLo Green at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was also featured as an opening act on at the WBLS Summer Stage show in New York City as part of her summer tour. Zandra’s love of music and strong work ethic, coupled with A-list production teams and choreography is a proven formula for success.

Check out the video for ‘Wide Awake’ below…

 

 

 

 

 

Song of the Day: Under The Influence – Mike Dignam

MIKE DIGNAM‘s latest single, ‘Under The Influence’, marks a soulful turn for the British songwriter, as well as his new role as producer. His soulful, gritty pop comes through the slick self-production, and further portrays the musician’s raw vulnerability and stellar vocal.

Speaking about the track, Mike says:

“Under The Influence” was entirely self-produced so I’m unbelievably proud of it. It’s the first record I’ve ever produced and I’ve since gone on to produce my entire album, which will be out early 2020.

Having been away for nearly 3 years now, it feels more important to me than anything I’ve put out so far, and definitely my best works to date. The song is about the idea of heartbreak having control over you, like alcohol or substance abuse, a drug and asking to be excused for out of character actions because this feeling has completely taken over.”

His hiatus didn’t do anything to dampen his fans love for the music, as demonstrated by the artist’s most recent gig in Manchester back in August, which sold out in less than two hours. Through this performance, he introduced his whole next album from start to finish for a captivated audience, and even treated them to a preview of a song from his third album. With such a show of support, a UK tour has since been announced culminated at Manchester’s Gorilla (500 capacity) on 30th November (see details below).


Upcoming November headline tour:

05/11 – Komedia Studio, Brighton

07/11 – Headrow House, Leeds

08/11 – The Cuban Embassy, Birmingham

27/11- Thousand Island, London

30/11 – Gorilla, Manchester

Ticket Link: https://lnkfi.re/mikedignamtour

Have a listen to ‘Under The Influence’ below…

Rocky Questions The Ups And Downs Of Relationships With Debut Single, ‘How Will I Know’

Drawing comparisons with greats such as Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, and Billie Holiday, as well as future legends like Janelle Monae and Macy Gray, South Korea-based songstress, ROCKY has released her exquisite new offering ‘How Will I Know’, the first taste of her anticipated debut project – set for release early 2020 – with a second single coming next month.

Produced by Defnelson and written by ROCKY herself, the single tackles the common question “are they into me?” as it explores the good and the bad of relationships and situationships, the song lets you know when to cut the person you’re dating off. ROCKY’s raspy jazz vocals are offset by dark hip hop instrumentals, creating the perfect mood for a song about love in the dating apocalypse.

Alongside her exciting new music, ROCKY recently published her first poetry book titled ‘Blue Bird’, which saw the Montreal native exploring themes around blackness, womanhood, freedom, self-love, and their intersectionalities, to rave reviews. However her creative outlets don’t end there, she also appeared in Korean TV drama series WWW earlier this summer, and has performed in three burlesque plays, produced by Starlight Burlesque, including last year’s WWC Superstars and Open Letters, and last month’s acclaimed P.U.S.S.I Whipped.

You don’t want to miss this one…Have a listen to ‘How Will I Know’ below…

Song of the Day: Lost In My Dreams – Zab Samuels

‘Lost in my Dreams’ is the first single release taken from the highly anticipated debut album ‘Hope & Light’ from Deep Heads label boss, ZEB SAMUELS.

The track is drenched in delicate pads and low end that give the recording an abundance of warmth, where you’ll hear the Londoner switch from spoken word on the verses and then to singing the choruses. His talents for this offering are on full beam and a joy to immerse yourself in.

Zeb’s music has already been supported on BBC Radio 6 Music, Clash Magazine, XLR8R, Kid Fonque’s 5FM, by Belgium Tastemaker Lefto, Soulection Radio’s Joe Kay and as a producer he has worked with some of the most prestigious names in the music industry. As a label manager, he has released works from Ash Walker, Synkro, Djrum, Escapism Refuge, Lewis B, DFRNT, Congi, Geode, Versa & Rowl and Vivek.

Go on, relax on your Humpday for once and have a listen to ‘Lost In My Dreams’…