Song of the Day: Love Yourself First – Fifi Rong

Tapping into the emotional energy of our current climate, Avant pop singer/songwriter FIFI RONG‘s single, ‘Love Yourself First’ toys with themes of self-doubt and inner-confidence with its moving production and faint, tender lyrics that are sung in both Chinese and English, expressing Fifi’s multicultural heritage.

“This song acts as a reminder to the indestructible truth we all know deep down, but often neglect in these uncertain times of the world,” Fifi says about the single.

Self-produced, written and recorded by Fifi herself, ‘Love Yourself First’ — along with previous singles — ‘Distance’ and ‘Love Is A Lonely Thing’, will feature on forthcoming LP There’s A Funeral In My Heart For Every Man I Loved, a record that further looks to explore the deeper tropes of the human condition through a collection of unrequited love stories.

Have a listen to ‘Love Yourself First’ below…

Lorelle Howard Shares Video For Latest Single, ‘Easy’

With the disorder and mixed emotions that so many black men and women are experiencing globally, LORELLE HOWARD‘s alt afterhours single, ‘Easy’ is a track that offers a bit of uncomplicated listening.

The accompanied video features a collage of love scenes from black classic films like Poetic Justice, Coming to America and Love and Basketball, which works perfectly in unison with the song’s intimate vibes.

Add some love into your hump day and hit play on the video for ‘Easy’.

Selci Unveils Blissful Lyric Video For Single, ‘A Soft Place’

Calgary alt-pop songstress SELCI offers an emotional balm to the outside world with lyric video for ‘A Soft Place,’ the whimsical title track from her forthcoming A SOFT PLACE EP postponed to 28th July.

Co-produced by a handful of producers including Vancouver’s Neighbour and Selci herself, ‘A Soft Place’ experiments with dance and R&B in a maze of escapism. Selci manifests softness and tranquility as a tool to cope with the anxieties of the world, while highlighting her recent devotion to dance music as a means of reverie.

Check out the lyric video for ‘A Soft Place’ below…

The Sound Of Modesty Unveils Second Single, ‘Stalemate’

Singer/songwriter Yvonne Han, the brainchild of Leeds-based experimental indie-rock project THE SOUND OF MODESTY unveiled her second single ‘Stalemate’, released last Friday (5th June).

Showcasing a simplistic yet haunting melody and writhing cymbal screeches that slink into the track, ‘Stalemate’ tells the story of a mother and son ravaged by war, as they spend their final night together stuck in silence.

After being in an alt-indie band, ​Once A Week Won’t Kill You featuring on drums, Londoner Yvonne started creating as ‘The Sound of Modesty’ in 2018, developing her own exclusive songwriting style, influenced strongly by not only experimental female artists like Mitski and Bjork, but also electronic pop artists like Egoist and T.a.T.u, whilst crossing over with softer pop such as Sleeping At Last and Regina Spektor.

Yvonne went on to independently release her debut EP; ​Eye, The Cauldron of Morning ​ (2018) which feature her previous soul-stirring single, ​’Metamorphosize’, released under ​Yamcog. Yvonne currently studies songwriting at Leeds College of Music and is currently finishing off her debut album alongside her band for release in 2020.

Have a listen to ‘Stalemate’ below…

Charles Shares Future-Soul Single ‘Sundance Kid’

North London artist CHARLES finds inspiration in those special connections made with other people. As previously explored in singles ‘Darker Shade Of Green’ and ‘Red.Green.Gold’, relationships are the cornerstone of Charles’ songwriting, as you’ll find with his newest future-soul single ‘Sundance Kid’ featuring vocalist Sharky.

Speaking of the track, Charles says: “I wrote ‘Sundance Kid’ the best part of 2 years ago with my mate Sharky. I fell down a youtube rabbit hole of old bank robbers (don’t ask) and stumbled upon Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Inspired by their story, we began to write about my relationship between me and an ex girlfriend back in the day. It was a love affair, combined with bad behaviour and a lust for causing trouble. With both knowing we would never be more than just friends for obvious reasons. Playful melodies accompanied with fat bass lines tell the story beautifully. Produced by Mathias Boman, Sundance Kid is an anthem for couples whether that be romantically or just you and ya best mate frolicking about in summer fucking shit up.”

Have a listen below…