New Music Video: Fine Line – Jimmy Smash

Following the release of their latest single ‘Fine Line’ last month, alt R&B/pop duo JIMMY SMASH unveiled a rather spaced out video which showcases clips of nature at its very finest.

‘Fine Line’ is the follow-up release to debut single, ‘Macadamian’, which garnered support from music tastermakers including Clash magazine and Spotify Viral 50. With melodic fusion of carefree pop/R&B, this single – which tells the tale of an unrequited love – may well continue their newfound attention.

Watch the lyric video for the single.

Song of the Day: This Is Not A Love Song – Bülow

17-year-old  Megan Bülow – simply known as BÜLOW – brings something effortlessly fresh to today’s hotspot with ‘This Is Not A Love Song.’

Her debut single is about the excitement of meeting someone for the first time – but  that feeling of excitement eventually imposes that question to commit. The essence of this song is to be honest with yourself – and not just going with the flow.

‘This Is Not A Love Song’ is the lead single from her forthcoming EP, ‘Damaged Vol.1’. Go ahead, check out it…and if you’re liking BÜLOW‘s avant garde pop number, she’ll be devoting her time to music…once she graduates next year – so look out for more of her projects on NEW LEASE MUSIC.

Song of the Day: Rabbithole – Shaefri

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After stealing the top spot on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Music Video of 2016 list with previous effort, ‘Pixelate’, London-based electronic-pop artist SHAEFRI returns with second single ‘Rabbit Hole’ from her forthcoming EP ‘Pixelate’.

While ‘Pixelate’ explored a dysfunctional relationship, ‘Rabbit Hole’ deals with the agony of yearning for love. SHAEFRI paints a desperate character though her pained, heartfelt lyrics imploring the object of her affection to love her.

Born and raised in London with a mixed Irish-Egyptian heritage, SHAEFRI spent years honing her talents and developing her unique brand of haunting vocals and minimalistic beats amidst the London scene. Having performing at venues such as Notting Hill Arts Club and The Borderline alongside famous names including Babyshambles and Craigie Dodds (producer for Gorillaz, Amy Winehouse and Eliza Doolittle), the electronic-pop singer knows what it takes to pull her listeners in with mesmerising vocal hooks and warm, pulsing pads.

This one is very worthy of your time – have a listen to ‘Rabbit Hole’.

New Track: Illogical – Jake Aldridge (Ft. Haleana)

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JAKE ALDRIDGE is back, firmly grabbing the blog’s limelight, with something completely different to his previous releases.

Featuring rising belter, Haleana the latest single, Illogical gave the opportunity for the UK-based hip-hop/R&B artist to let rip and mix it up with a little electronica/rock to his smooth overtone trademark.

The last few years have seen Jake’s rise from a bedroom act into a breakthrough artist working with producers including Gary Louca, who has achieved number 1s in the US dance charts. Jake has received airplay on a dozen BBC Introducing shows such as Tom Robinson’s Introducing Mixtape on BBC Radio 6 and his fresh style of music has also secured him Sync deals with Go DIY Records from LA and the UK’s Amurco Music.

Illogical is now available on iTunes…for now, have a listen to the single.

New Music Video: Always – Toddla T meets Andrea Martin (ft. Silkii Wonda)

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TODDLA T dropped the video for bittersweet single Always featuring the legendary Andrea Martin. Filmed on the streets of Jamaica, the official video captures the sweet reggae vibes and the off-beats of the drums whilst bringing the Jamaican sunshine. With the dance moves in full swing, the power and soul coming from the vocals of Andrea Martin and the patois from Silkki Wonda, the combination make the record the perfect remedy for even the darkest days.

The Sheffield native has had a year of big productions that have seen his records hit a multitude of radio, Spotify and TV playlists however this is his first self-named Toddla T release via his new label Steeze.

TODDLA T’s music has always been heavily influenced by music and culture from around the world, particularly the genres that represent a voice or culture. From the essence and soul of R&B, the energy of grime, the vibes of reggae and dancehall to the excitement of electronic beats, TODDLA T productions stand out on a limb for their daring and courageous sounds, captured in his two-day sound system at the iconic Notting Hill Carnival.

A stark reminder that Toddla T brings the vibes to the speakers as well as the party, Always is a perfect taster to a new period in this artists career.

Check out the video for the stellar single.