New Track: 6am – Allana Verde

North-West Londoner ALLANA VERDE reveals an addictive dose of R&B in the form of new single ‘6am’, collaborating with witty wordsmith Mikill Pane to craft a rich, soulful tapestry.

The passionate number is laden with fresh synths, enveloping Allana’s multi-layered vocals with lush 90s pop and flashes of sprawling electronica.

‘6am’ is the conclusion of a 4-track EP that goes on a journey of an all-nighter that starts past midnight. Her previous releases have garnered extensive online support from i-D, Complex and USA Today, as well as airplay from Trevor Nelson on BBC 1Xtra. Her dreamy electronic ballads and soulful R&B numbers have seen her team up with a number of influential musicians, including DaVinChe, Mercston and Ghetts.

Allana will be joining Hackney MC Paigey Cakey and Birmingham’s rising rapper Lady Sanity for Urban Development’s biggest ever showcase at The Great Escape this May. In a recent feature with Music Week, the organisation opened an important conversation regarding British grassroots culture, by continuing to champion urban talent and offering opportunities to underprivileged BAME youth throughout the country.

ALLANA VERDE is a little woman with a lot of soul, and the imminent release of her third EP conveys a performer who’s on an enviable artistic trajectory…check out her most fierce work to date…

New Music Video: Broken Record – Allana Verde

ALLANA VERDE released the visuals for her captivating single ‘Broken Record’. Delving into the dynamics of her previous relationship ‘Broken Record’ encompasses all the classic elements of an R&B record, while possessing Allana’s unique flavour.

The single comes off her stunning 4-track EP ‘Broken Record’ where this talented artist goes on a journey, documenting everything from heartbreak through to regaining personal confidence and empowerment.

To read NEW LEASE MUSIC’s review on the EP, here right here.

For now, watch the video for ‘Broken Record.’

EP Review: Broken Record – Allana Verde

Since the release of her 2016 EP, ‘Neo Nostalgia’, ALLANA VERDE has been on a steady rise, gaining support from the likes of Trevor Nelson, DJ Target, Complex and i-D. Continuing the climb, the London R&B singer unveiled her brand new EP entitled ‘Broken Records’ earlier this month.

An afterhours R&B (say, from the 90s era) receives a futuristic makeover from the bold and vibrant presence of electropop overtones. Together with Verde’s quirky yet somewhat sultry vocals, this mini collection brings on a real enticing and spine-tingling experience.

Over the years, I’ve seen many artists break out in a cold, nervous sweat when it comes to combining unlikely genres – but this newcomer burst onto the scene and pulled it off effortlessly with such Sade-esque style and grace. This one too good to pass up; have a listen.

Must Listen: Broken Records, I Know Better Now.