Song of the Day: Gladiolus – Yvonne Hercules

Singer and self-taught musician YVONNE HERCULES drops her stunning cross-genre single entitled ‘Gladiolus’ into today’s hotspot.

Encompassing of old school blues with a little folk and alternative music, ‘Gladiolus’ explores the movement of Winter into Spring and how this metaphorically corresponds to a journey from a place of death into a place of life or hope. The thought-provoking lyrics are reinforced by Yvonne’s haunting and well-poised vocal.

‘Gladiolus’ is taken from her new EP of the same name and follows her single ‘Roving’, which  received support from Clash magazine, Line of Best Fit, Afropunk, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and others.

This is absolutely breathtaking…have a listen to ‘Gladiolus’

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New Track: Not There – Zoey Lily (ft. Indigo Svn)

ZOEY LILY‘s previous single ‘Last Goodbye’ was only released in mid April 2018 but has already gathered over 40,000 streams on Spotify within the first few weeks after release. Now the London pop songbird steps out and offers up another pop stunner in the shape of ‘Not There’, released last Friday.

Supported by the likes of BBC Introducing London, TMRW magazine, The Line Of Best Fit and BuzzFeed in the past, Zoey embarks on a virtual trip to Brooklyn, New York (USA), introducing the American rapper Indigo Svn as a featured artist on her latest offering. The two were first brought together when Zoey attended Indigo SVN’s live show at North London’s Nambucca venue earlier this year. Being located in separate parts of the world and without physically meeting again, the track was recorded within a day with Indigo SVN’s contributions being sent from his Brooklyn bedroom studio to Leeds, England.

Now here’s your chance to check out the final production…have a listen to ‘Not There’.

Song of the Day: Last Goodbye – Zoey Lily

Following up on February’s single ‘More’, supported by the likes of BBC Introducing London, TMRW magazine, The Line Of Best Fit and BuzzFeed, ZOEY LILY returns with another unique pop offering in the shape of ‘Last Goodbye’.

This song immediately taps into the heart, unfolding Zoey’s delicate vocals at its rawest. The Instinctive wordsmith tells the story of rather letting someone go than staying close enough to keep getting hurt. Complementing the vulnerable feeling of Zoey’s vocals, the track opts for ambient piano, with soft electronic elements and distant drumming, alternating with male shouts which gives off a dark atmosphere that is both intimate and anthemic.

ZOEY LILY (née Zoe Lily Lewis) may be a relative newcomer to the world of left-field pop, but for this 20-year-old talent, musicianship is no passing fancy. The Hackney-based artist first delved into creative expression at age 13 when she began playing piano and her first wide-eyed forays into songwriting. Later, at age 17, Zoey found herself drawn to her father’s acoustic Martin guitar, the instrument which she still writes most of her songs with today.

This promising youngster has set out to become a highly independent and original songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, co-producer and dancer, drawing cues from a wide-range of essential artists, including Lana del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean and Vince Staples.

Have a listen to her beautiful latest offering….

New Track: Call Me – Aria

Upcoming pop singer-songwriter ARIA makes a return with single ‘Call Me’. Laced with the atmospheric blend of synths and guitar, the Londoner’s latest offering expresses the letting-go of fear for the sake of love.

ARIA marked her return to the music scene in 2017 with the release of her championed single, ‘Hope,’ which instantly captured the attention and support of tastemakers. Her most recent single, ‘You Got Me Good’ climbed to #37 on Spotify’s Viral Charts in the UK and Ireland, earned its place on Spotify’s New Music Friday UK, and received radio play from Fubar, Hoxton and BBC Introducing.

With ethereally soulful vocals that compliment the arrangements, reminiscent of the eighties, ‘Call Me’, has all the right ingredients to carry on the success of its predecessors…have a listen.

New Track: Hot Sauce – Kinnoha

Following the release of ‘Make Shapes’, London vocalist KINNOHA dropped her newest sizzling single, ‘Hot Sauce’.

KINNOHA‘s smooth but powerful vocal range teases the listener as she brings out her inner free spirit. The London artist’s confidence is clear as she searches for someone to match her energy. The track’s vibe is enough to cause a stir in the public realm of a London bar to the private arena of the bedroom.

With further support from Hoxton Radio and BBC Introducing, the young singer is generating serious momentum and shows a huge potential to take her career to the next stage. Check out ‘Hot Sauce’ below: