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:

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New Music Video: Day Dream – Otis Mensah

OTIS MENSAH revealed some sitcom-esque visuals for his latest dreamy boombap track ‘Day Dream’, coming from the newly released EP ‘Blancmange Lounge Sessions’ with Jackie Moonbather & Oliver Harrap.

This year sees the rising Sheffield star performing at Glastonbury, BBC Introducing (where he dropped his track ‘Free The Slaves’) as well as receiving blazing attention from online music tastemakers.

So it’s time to bring down those Christmas shopping stress levels…check the video to ‘Day Dream.’

New Track: Glory – Chloe Bodur

19-year-old North West Londoner CHLOE BODUR has been causing quite a stir with her single  ‘Glory.’ Fusing elements of neo-soul, jazz and pop, her newest number stole the Track of the Day spot on numerous BBC Introducing stations, as well as being added to rotation on Jazz FM.

Produced by UK Top 10 charting producer JD.Reid (Mabel, Katy B, Sinead Harnett, D Double E),  ‘Glory’ focuses on vulnerability and the underlying sense of loneliness. Bodur reveals, “It was originally written as a poem about youth trying to find love in themselves and in others and how one correlates with the other”.

Raised in a mixed heritage family, whilst immersed in vibrant London, Bodur credits her multi-cultural upbringing for her array of musical influences. Idolising the likes of Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra, as well as gaining inspiration from artists such as Quincey Jones, D’angelo and Frank Ocean.

Deemed the most promising new act and already selling out live shows,CHLOE BODUR is ready for the next step of her musical endeavour with the highly anticipated release ‘Glory’, available from yesterday.

This is a great way to start your week; have a listen to ‘Glory.’

Music Video: After The Storm – Ava

Electro-pop princess AVA released the first music video for track ‘After The Storm’. Her debut offering touches on the subject of mental health and explores the feeling of being lost, sad, anxious and angry. The video portrays these emotions through the dancers and finishes with a light being at the end of the tunnel.

Since its release,  ‘After The Storm’  became Eagle3’s showcase track of the week and has also been played on BBC introducing South. AVA has also generated almost 5k plays on Spotify and over 6k on Soundcloud. Reviews have been pouring in from Canada, Sweden and all over the UK and is also featured in Richer Unsigned June playlist.

Check out the video for ‘After the Storm.’

New Track: Hearts In The Night – I.AM.Willow

Drawing influence from Kate Bush and Tori Amos, singer-songwriter I.AM.WILLOW reveals new single ‘Hearts in the Night’, following her recent release ‘Oceanful’.

Since her last appearance on NEW LEASE MUSIC, WILLOW has gained support from BBC Introducing, Q Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, and Time Out (Top 5 Rising Stars).

In 2009 WILLOW was nominated and won ‘Best Songwriter’ and ‘Best Female Artist’ at the Malta Music Awards, prompting her decision to move to England. The opportunities followed; from recording sessions with Grammy Award winning producer Steve Orchard, to appearances at festivals and venues such as Jazz Café, Bush Hall, The Royal Festival Hall and The Great Escape. She signed her first publishing deal with Fairwood Music, in 2013.

Over the past year, the alternative songstress has scored two No.1 album cuts in Spain (Ghost Town by Auryn and Head For The Stars by Sweet California), No.5 in South Africa (Elizma Theron), features with two of the biggest selling recording artists in Japan and China (Koda Kumi and China Lin Kailun respectively) and several song placements used in film trailers in the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany and China, including US TV show Chasing Life, and French film Boomerang.

WILLOW has also collected some famous fans along the way; legendary singer Annie Lennox offered her free studio time after hearing a private performance, and Sting booked her for his official after party during his Malta tour. She is the official co-writer on current pop hit ‘Daddy’, by Rotana. She now turns her focus to writing and releasing new material with an EP to follow later this year.

Listen to ‘Hearts In The Night.’