Song of the Day: Madness – H.O.M.A (ft. Reynbow)

Nigerian singer/songwriter H.O.M.A‘s, vocals stretches beyond the dreamy state of endless elasticity, sings about loneliness and call towards a lover in track, ‘Madness’. The Afro/R&B banger features fellow native/singer Reynbow, who responds in an eclectic, Rihanna-esque tone of her desire to be in the arms of a lover.

Citing fellow African-bred Giant and Burna Boy, as well as Allan Rayman and Jacob Banks as his main influences, H.O.M.A  released his debut single in 2018 when he joined indie label, Black Federation. So far, H.O.M.A has been featured on a number of tracks and has a mixtape to his name.

His latest release ‘Madness’, was met with great reviews and was verified on Audiomack’s playlist. Have a listen below…

RVDICAL THE KID LINKS UP WITH AMAARAE FOR NEW SINGLE ‘NASA’, ANNOUNCES SOPHOMORE EP ‘LITTLE PLANET’

With over two million streams under his belt, critical acclaim and support from the likes of Pigeons & Planes, FACT Magazine, Soulection, Indieshuffle, BandCamp and The Native Magazine, as well as recent production credits for rising stars such as Amaarae, Tems, Maesu, and Nonso Amadi, Beninois-Ghanaian producer, DJ and artist RVDICAL THE KID has unveiled his long-awaited Carte Blanche follow-up and highly anticipated sophomore project titled Little Planet.

To be released via Platoon this Friday (14th August), Rvdical’s Little Planet EP is backed by his new single ‘Nasa’, which features Ghanaian songstress and producer AMAARAE, who has been having a breakthrough year of her own, with recent support from Apple Music, The FADER, NPR and Hypebeast, among others. ‘Nasa’ marks the fourth joint effort from the two frequent collaborators Rvdical and Amaarae, who have been working together since 2017.

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Nasa’, Rvdical The Kid says: “It is a fun record I made with nothing particular in mind other than the pursuit of the exhilarating feeling of creating. The process of creating the record almost felt like an acid trip, flowing through synths, drums and foley that carefully landed me on a very ethereal and spacey and beat. My love for contrast and juxtaposition informed the almost obnoxious pitch screwed bass that drives the entire record”.

Have a listen 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…

Song of the Day: Goldress – YellowStraps (ft. YVNK)

Consisting of Rwandan-born brothers Alban and Yvan Murenzi, Brussels-based alternative R&B/ soul duo YELLOWSTRAPS’ latest single ‘Goldress’, embodies an immediately addictive vibe that’s gets a big thumbs up from the likes of Earmilk, Indie Shuffle and Complex.

Operating in a smooth, soulful groove, ‘Goldress’ pushes against the borders of convention both lyrically and sonically while marking a path for a complex of jazzy references to shine through. From the get-go, the single is an ingenious blend of soulful tunes and undeniable technique, held together effortlessly by the charismatic Murenzi brothers.

The video for the track takes place in a cinema, between a young man and a woman in a gold dress. The panning of the camera between the two characters creates complex dynamics from simple actions, while the visuals of the “lady in the gold dress” complement the inherent surrealism, while at the same time adding a literal element to the cinematography.

The track features VYNK who has releases on renowned labels Kitsuné and Majestic Casual and has shared stages with notable acts such as Ghostface Killah and Killah Priest.

Out now via Haliblue Records, ‘Goldress’ is the title track from their upcoming EP ‘Goldress’, slated to drop on 7th February 2020.

Check out the video below…

Song of the Day: Catfish – Showtime Shegz

Hailing from Nigeria, East London-based conscious rapper SHOWTIME SHEGZ makes his entry onto the blog’s hotspot with a pretty strong message to the ladies who goes to extraordinary lengths for perfection in the beauty department.

With rhythmic drums and the menacing piano keys providing the platform for SHOWTIME SHEGZ‘s spoken word delivery, ‘Catfish’ is from his latest album, ‘Imperfect Ar(tist)’

It’s time to check out the hilarious video for the track below: