Song of the Day: High – Muva Of Earth

A spiritual soul inspired by nature, life and her experience living as an Afrikan woman, listening to MUVA OF EARTH is like planting your feet in rich warm soil; blending spiritual mantras and conscious lyricism, her music is truly transformative. The South East Londoner invites us into her Afro-spiritual world with single ‘High’ as she announces her signing to Brownswood Recordings.

A thought-provoking and harmonic single lush with muva’s ethereal vocals and a chugging hip hop drum beat produced by Stephen Wesley Holmes, ‘High’ encapsulates a human’s ability to shape, transform and play with their own point of view – reframing nervousness into excitement and making the most out of a negative situation, resulting in a value-creating experience that demonstrates the power of manifestation.

Speaking on the single, muva of Earth says: “I wanted to make a song about being high on life. You may initially think that this is another song about DrugZ however my artistry will always intend to push my audience to new and greater ways of thinking…. I remember writing ‘High’ in my bedroom whilst hanging out with my sister Angel. I had the hook in my mind for a while and would continue singing and writing more lyrics on my bus journey’s, drawing from London and my own personal experience for inspiration”

Born in Brixton to Nigerian parents as Davina Adeosun-Bright (Davina, which originates from the word ‘divinity’, Adeosun pronounced A – de – o – shu is yoruba tongue and means ‘Crown of Ọṣun’ which is a dedication to the orisha and goddess of the river, Ọṣun), muva of Earth was raised to be strong and independent. Influenced by everyone from Beyonce, Sade, Alice Coltrane, Fela Kuti, Nai Palm, Andre 3000, Blood Orange, Princess Nokia, Little Simz and more, muva of Earth left home in Kent to move back to London in her teenage years to give her the freedom to immerse herself into her music – studying at college whilst gracing stages around London with her soulful tones. By connecting to her Yoruba roots, muva of Earth’s music explores the complexities of identity, the self and human connections over a bed of afrofuturistic rhythms and atmospheric horns.

Have a listen to this beautiful single below…


Following her 2020 debut single, ‘Mistletoe Kiss,’ which went viral on TikTok with over 15K video views and 10 million streams, urban pop princess GIGI VEGA comes through with another slammer called ‘Down Crazy’, which possesses an infectiously thumping bass with melodic R&B tones. The accompanying video features Gigi Vega, having a good time at a summer pool party, which has garnered over five million views since its release in August.

Gigi Vega’s father, who’s a jazz musician, taught her anything there is to know about music from a very young age which led her to write songs from the age of 12. Now a chart-topping artist, Gigi has worked with Grammy-winning producers 1500 or Nothin’ (Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake), Tommy Brown (Ariane Grande), as well as Blaq N Mild (Drake, Beyonce) and Hookman (Jason Derulo). Her music has also received regular attention on iHeartRadio.

Described as a triple threat, Gigi Vega has appeared in the ABC Hallmark movie The Makeover, alongside Julia Stiles and David Walton.Gigi Vega’s single, ‘Down Crazy,’ is out now on all major platforms. Why not take a peep at the summer-filled video below..

Rising R&B Star Shamim Shares Single, ‘Intentional’

Coming on the back of the success of her debut single ‘Option & Priority’, which has seen her garner support from the likes of Kingsize Magazine, Guestlist Magazine, SingersRoom, Fame Magazine and Word Is Bond, South London R&B songstress SHAMIM is back with her fierce new single titled ‘Intentional’, taken from her forthcoming debut EP, which is due at the end of the year. The new offering ‘Intentional’ sees her linking up once again with burgeoning producer Amandeep Dhaliwal aka Clonez, who has previously worked with A2, Jevon and Sam Wise.

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Intentional’, Shamim says, “this single was inspired by the current state of affairs across the world and I wanted it to project a sentimental hopeful message as we are all living in quite confusing times. I have been struggling mentally to deal with ensuing challenges, as are many other people, but creating this song has given me a healthy space to be vulnerable with myself and the world, and that’s why ‘Intentional’ comes with such a hopeful sentiment, while my message of self-worth also aims to be uplifting and motivational.”

Highly recommended if you like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jorja Smith, Summer Walker or SZA, Shamim is already showing all the early signs of an R&B star in the making, and she is excited to stake her claim as one of the UK’s brightest new talents with her anticipated debut project. Born in Uganda and raised in the UK to the musical influences of legends like Etta James, Nina Simone and Otis Redding, Shamim is driven by honesty in music and puts truth at the core of her message, with a determination to create with the same freedom and fearlessness as many of her idols.

Check out the lyric video for ‘Intentional’ below…

Uprising Star Nápoles Shares Brand New Single,’Circulate’

Photo Credit: Elle Johnson

Coming on the back of the success of her debut single ‘Slowzy’, which has been garnering support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra, Rinse FM, Spotify, DSTNGR, Kingsize Magazine, and PUMA, fast-rising Swedish songstress and creative NÁPOLES circles back for the release of her brand new single,  ‘Circulate’, the second offering from her forthcoming debut EP ‘Slowin It’, slated for release later this summer.

Produced by fellow Swedish creatives Chapee and Wihib Sulaiman, and co-written by herself and Joe Lefty, ‘Circulate’ sees Nápoles making full use of her intoxicatingly enchanting vocals which weaves throughout a captivating fusion of soul jazz, R&B and hip-hop.

Alongside her blossoming music career, Nápoles is also one-third of the popular Swedish-based DJ and creative collective Ladieslovehiphop, with whom she has opened for Beyonce and Jay-Z on their ‘On The Run II’ European tour, collaborated with adidas and PUMA, toured with Sweden’s biggest female rapper Silvana Imam, and collaborated with Red Bull Music to host the Ladieslovehiphop Music Festival, among other accomplishments.

This is too good to pass up…have a listen to ‘Circulate’ below…

New Music Video: How To Feel – Laolu

Following her newly released ‘How To Feel’ single, which received support from Clash Music and BBC 1Xtra, South East London singer/songwriter LAOLU unveiled her music video for the sultry R&B jam.

Shot on location in Paris, and co-directed by LAOLU and searchmike (Rachel Foxx, Sippin Society, Factory311), the four-minute production takes inspiration from Beyonce’s classic ‘My, Myself and I’ video, while still maintaining a minimalist approach, which allows for the powerful record and its lyrics to take centre stage. The visuals also let LAOLU’s personality shine through – a complete opposite to the darker-themed visuals for her previous single ‘All In Me’.

Watch the video to ‘How To Feel’.