Song of the Day: Champagne – ThBenj

Italian rapper, THEBENJ‘s fifth single for the year, Champagne’, is – in his words – A” song to celebrate everything and nothing to”.

The hazy number follows his most recent singles, ‘2020’, ‘Reasöns’, ‘Y’ and ‘Flip IT’.

Check out ThBenj’s ‘Champagne’ below, available now on all download and streaming sites.

Song of the Day: Break Up With Her – Raria

Melbourne-based musician RARIA showcases her vibrant pop sound and knack for storytelling through latest single, Break Up With Her.

Co-written and produced by Rory Noble (Kanye West, Twice As Nice, Jupiter Project), ‘Break Up With Her’ is an infectious slice of guitar-driven pop music. Dealing with the emotional whirlwind of seeing an ex-partner move on with someone new, RARIA’s glistening vocal melodies soar over the track’s bouncing melody, injecting a playfully bold attitude into her unique brand of pop music.

Following the release of her debut single, ‘Will You Tell Your Girlfriend’, RARIA (formally known as Rachel Costanzo) is already leading a new wave of nostalgia-driven, eclectic pop. Redefining the genre and making music “to be remembered”, the up-and-coming star is ready to make a dynamic and lasting impact.

Have a listen to ‘Break Up With Her’ below…

Sheralyn May Shares Afterhours Joint ‘Baby You’

On the back of her pop ballad ‘Fool for You’, Melbourne’s R&B/pop singer-songwriter SHERALYN MAY circles right back for the self-written single ‘Baby You’, out now on download/streaming sites. The 21-year-old reflects on the emotions someone may have when falling in love, over a smooth fusion of R&B and pop.

Singing since the age of six years old, Sheralyn was a guest on the Foxtel’s Television Show ‘The Platform’, ‘Channel 7 Sunrise, and a Top 12 finalist in X Factor Australia 2014. The young songstress has also been a support act for heavyweights including IYAZ and T-Pain.

Have a listen to ‘Baby You’, produced by RMR Productions.

SVNO From Planet Vegeta Links Up With Onefour’s J EMZ For Debut Single, ‘Like We Do’

Members of two of Australia’s most exciting hip hop groups have combined in ground-breaking fashion. Both hailing from Western Sydney, Planet Vegeta’s SVNO and OneFour’s J EMZ mould their styles, attitudes and years of brotherhood in their latest effort ‘Like We Do’.

The track’s most standout quality is the synergy of the two artists and how they combine effortlessly despite their varying sonic backgrounds. SVNO’s luscious R&B vocal delivery is the perfect fold to J Emz’s gritty, drill inspired rap flow. Holding it all together is a glitzy guitar line and blown out 808s, providing the perfect amount of breathing room for the infectious top lines. The track reaches an anthemic peak with its hook, its lyrics an ode to their local area, brotherhood and friendship.

‘Like We Do’ is handed the baton by a significant amount of energy. J Emz’s OneFour have been hailed as the most exciting and impactful Australian act in recent times, a pioneer in the current wave of Australian Hip-Hop. They’ve combined over 100 million streams and in 2019, claimed 3 of YouTube’s top 10 trending Australian music videos. They’ve attracted A$AP Ferg on track, ‘Say It Again’ which saw the New York rap mogul entering their home-made claustrophobic, banging sonic world. They’ve most recently released latest single ‘Home and Away’ from their debut EP to significant acclaim.

Add on the recent track record SVNO’s Planet Vegeta and the momentum for the track accelerates further. Their most recent single, ‘Mai Elle’ put the group on the global map. It received multiple spins on BBC Radio 1, was premiered on Triple J and received editorial support from local key champions Filterzine and Purple Sneakers. Their debut single ‘Jorja’ led to the group becoming Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist of the week in December, Radio 1Xtra support, as well as opening the mainstage at Field Day in 2020. Their online series ‘Sunday School’ also added steam to the hype train, with its debut episode ‘Boys to Brothers’ getting 72,500 views in the first week. The series is sitting just shy of 310,000 views across just 3 episodes.

Check out  the video for ‘Like We Do’ below…

Tia Gostelow shares Brand New Dreamy Alt-Pop single, ‘Psycho’

Australian newcomer TIA GOSTELOW’s single, ‘Psycho’ narrates her own experiences with gaslighting in relationships.

She confides, “I constantly thought I was the issue, that everything was my fault and I kept apologizing for things that I later realised weren’t my fault at all. I feel like when you are in these circumstances, sometimes it feels like you’re going insane, I felt like I was turning into this psycho person and it seemed like nobody else saw where I was coming from.”

Tia came under radar with debut album, ‘Thick Skin’ in 2018. Released in Australia and New Zealand on her own label Lovely Records, the album scooped the Queensland Music Album of the Year Award. It features the hit single ‘Strangers’ which clocked up over nine million streams to date.

Since her impressive inception, Tia has garnered support from the likes of CLASH, Earmilk and Triple J and has toured across Europe as well as performing at major festivals in Australia, supporting the likes of Gomez, Frightened Rabbit, Lewis Capaldi, The Rubens, Ball Park Music and Boy & Bear.

The 20-year-old alt-pop songstress is currently putting the finishing touches on her second album with acclaimed producer Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Alex Lahey) that is scheduled for release later this year.

Have a listen to ‘Psycho’ below…