EP Review: Perpendicular – Amani

She has been described as a ‘ unusual and creative individual that represents the new generation of songwriters, dabbling in captivating concepts and emotive industrial soundscapes.’

If I were to describe AMANI‘s debut EP ‘Perpendicular’ on a spot, to be honest, I would struggle –  miserably –  but I’ll do my damn best to give you an overall picture. Released earlier this month, the five-piece collection can be described as a melting pot of raw emotions that’s more than ready to overspill, represented by the full force of hauntingly dense bass that travels with the dramatically melancholic overtones.

With the dense drive easing up, ‘Perpendicular’ does on a smooth note, offering up infectious laid-back numbers sporting a smooth electronic groove.

This EP, particularly the first half, cannot be pinned down to a particular genre – which makes it instantly appealing. I love the fact that AMANI creates such a fascination and thirst, making me want to seek out her forthcoming material.

She’s definitely the one to watch – check it out.

Must Listens: Feathers Falling, Transform

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Song of the Day: Space – The Gloomies

California-based indie-pop duo THE GLOOMIES grace their presence on NEW LEASE MUSIC with single ‘Space’.

The new track is a lush reverb-drenched power ballad-esque duet between the Gloomies’ Andy Craig and guest vocalist Madeline Follin (Cults). This special collaboration was mixed by Cults’ songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Brian Oblivion with additional assistance by producer/engineer Shane Stoneback.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – have a listen now!

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: Thunder In The Desert – Amique

AMIQUE‘s self-produced EP, ‘Thunder In The Desert’, explores the realms of spirituality along with love, loneliness and fear, alternating between the richness of soulful gospel and his holistic-ish/hazy take on modern R&B/soul.

His five-track teaser will go down treat with massive fans of Janet Jackson’s, ‘I Get Lonely’, as he put a take-it-to-the-church spin on the 90s hit. ‘I’m Wondering’ and ‘Forbidden Love’ display his holistic approach to modern R&B/soul with the haziness of the guitar plucks giving off that subtle  Prince-esque rock sensation.

With this small set, AMIQUE has built up just enough curiosity, through his well-controlled falsetto, for you to look out for his next move – check it out.

Must Listen: I Get Lonely, Forbidden Love

New Music Video: RIO – J. Kas

Javan Wright – aka J. KAS – is rolling out visuals at lightning speed.

Beginning of this month, this Northern emcee dropped his shoulder-jerking production for track, ‘Fever’, which claimed NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Music Video of the Week title (featured on Instagram).

Hoping to reclaim the title, J. KAS unveiled another lit production for fiery track, ‘RIO’, taken from his EP, ‘One Six’. Spice up your Monday and hit that play button!