Song of the Day: Be Great – Loladre (ft. Pope)

Laura Dreyfuss – aka LOLADRE – has brought her very intoxicating fusion of indie pop and electro debut single into today’s spotlight, entitled ‘Be Great’, featuring the alluring vocals from Pope.

Dreyfuss is also a Grammy Award-winning actress, who is best known for her role in Glee and as a Broadway actress in Dear Evan Hansen.

Co-produced by James Adam Shelley from American Authors, ‘Be Great’ is destined to be a summer anthem and will, no doubt, add some serious credibility to her impressive CV. Check it out below:

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Premiere: Hiding Away (Remixes) – Stephanie Sounds

You may remember STEPHANIE SOUNDS‘ calm-after-the-storm offering, ‘Hiding Away’, featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC last month. Today the alternative songbird unveils the single with two earthy, Reggaeton/Afrobeats – fused remixes from producer Victizzle and DJ Uwney. 

The original version of ‘Hiding Away’ showcases guitar riffs, giving off a smooth and rich folklore sensation with soulful vocals, reflecting the aftermath of being betrayed by close friends.

Taken from her 12-track EP, ‘Much better’, ‘Hiding Away’ is from today available on all major download/streaming sites.

Check out ‘Hiding Away’ + remixes below:

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Album Review: Romance – The Gloomies

THE GLOOMIES‘ latest album ‘Romance’ immediately welcomes nostalgic vibes from the eighties, glazed with a hazy layer which somewhat gives off a futuristic sound.

Comprising of ten tracks, ‘Romance’ encompasses a ray of genres, including indie rock/shoe glaze, lo-fo pop, a brief injection of funky soul (featured in fourth offering, ‘LOOPS’) and concludes with a bop rock (ish) piece through ‘It’s OK’, still obtaining that sound from the decade that provided great music (with the exception of the last track, ‘It’s OK’) along with the strong presence of the hypnotic soundscapes.

Since the release of their  dreamy/mesmerizing single ‘Space’ last November – which is included on this album – I was eagerly waiting for the duo to dish out an album…and finally, here it is! Believe me on this one, it’s definitely worth the wait.

So without further ado, listen to ‘Romance’ below:

Must Listens: Palms, Loops, Tiger, Vampire, Space

New Track: Knock – Kayobe x Rashid St. James

Canadian beatmaker KAYOBE teams up with rapper Rashid St. James to unveil the brand new single, ‘Knock’.

A collaboration ignited by a mutual friend, the duo worked other tracks to be included on the EP, but it was the latest release where the guys really connected. It ignited Rashid pen to poetic verses over a three-minute hypnotic soundscapes, with KAYOBE contributing to the chorus.

‘Knock’, the first release  from KAYOBE‘s forthcoming EP, ‘Nevermore.’ Check it out below:

 

EP Review: Manic Pixie Dreamgirl – Adanna Duru

I’m was very curious by the meaning behind the name of ADANNA DURU‘s latest EP ‘Manic Pixie Girl’. Apparently, she picked up the term whilst studying at University of Carolina and embraced it, as those three words sums her up perfectly – very quirky and weird, but stunning and unique; something that can often be overlooked by others (particularly from a male chauvinist).

Irrespective of the misinterpreted views, she extends a part of herself through this body of work which introduces an idyllic and tranquil alt R&B – piece through title track ‘Manic Pixie Girl’. Still obtaining an air of soulful tones,  ‘One Way Street’ brings on the meatiness to the seven-track set with the dense sub-bass drive, adding an electronic/downtempo vibe. The woofing bass becomes the main feature of following tracks ‘Too Late’, ‘Trip’ and ‘Dreams That Keep You Up At Night’ – a retake of Destiny’s Child hit ‘Bills, Bills, Bills’ – without comprising or drowning out the futuristic/R&B – ish overtones.

The serenity returns with her cover of Daniel Caesar’s single ‘ Death and Taxes’, showcasing a refreshingly atmospheric soundscapes floating throughout the production.

With complexities that runs riot throughout the EP shows that this exciting newcomer from LA boldly wears her ‘Manic Pixie Girl’ badge – and makes no apologies for it. Through this bitter-sweet EP, Adanna encourages others to be themselves.

Listen below:

Must Listens: The Way Street, Too Late, Doll