I AM BORN’s Visuals For Track, ‘Like The Pain’ Offers Hope After Despair

Stacey Bournes, otherwise known as I AM BORN, has unveiled stunning visuals for track, ‘Like The Pain’. Co-director Natalia Nunn, I AM BORN and Blake Cyrier who was the main DP for the project, wanted to depict a tale of victory and a journey to peace; finding a place of self-love, balance and a healthy self-expression.

With so many of us struggling with mental health at this time, they wanted to bring hope by illustrating the fact that it’s possible to reverse any downward spiral we may find ourselves in and re-imagine life in any way we choose, as long as we don’t give up.

Shot in LA, the video features a selection of talented artists that I AM BORN greatly admires and has been incredibly inspired by. Danielle Acoff (who was featured in Michael Jackson’s last music video for,’ A Place With No Name’), Darren Tait and Natalya Oliver were dancers in the film, with Roy Sadakane and Justin Possenti providing cinematic contributions.

‘Like The Pain’ was written by I AM BORN over ten years ago as a means of catharsis and is part of a collection of work she affectionately calls ‘The Identity of Stacey Bournes’, which consists of hundreds of songs that helped her cope with the highs and lows she experienced whilst living what she thought would be her dream life as a model.

Originally an indie/experimental offering, ‘Like The Pain’ was given a makeover by producer Obsidian Cane, who injected a gutsy UKG drive with soulful R&B undertones. I AM BORN thoroughly enjoyed working on the track as she danced so much during the process. The single was featured on Obsidian Cane’s debut EP titled Reset, released on his label, Wicked Ghost Music back in August.

I AM BORN is also currently working with producers, musicians and DJ’s in different genres on a number of projects taken from the ‘IDofSB’ slated for release in the New year.

‘Like The Pain’ is now available on all download and streaming sites. Check out the official video for the single below…

Listen To Ricardo William’s New Single, ‘Between Us Part II’ Featuring Jermaine Riley & Nathan

RICARDO WILLIAMS soothes over those Monday blues with single, ‘Between Us Part II’, enlisting UK’s R&B hot properties, Jermaine Riley and Nathan to take the lead in the smooth afterhours joint, leading up to the powerhouse himself working his magic.

‘Between Us Part II’ is now out all download and streaming platforms. Have a listen below…

 

Song of the Day: Saran Jane – Trillary Banks x Stardom

Relentless street heat from Midlands talent TRILLARY BANKS and STARDOM, who link up for the GRM Daily hosted video ‘Sarah Jane’.

The song was premiered on BBC 1xtra, selected as DJ Target’s highly sought-after ‘Target Embargo’ segment.

The gritty new trap banger, produced by Maschine Man Tim oozes that boss-status mindset, from the opening bars and throughout.

Leicester’s Trillary Banks and Birmingham’s Stardom go back-to-back over the string-laden beat, offloading gully street bars delivering trap life oriented lyrics with choppy flow patterns, keeping the listener engaged.

‘Sarah Jane’ is taken from Trillary Banks – The Dark Horse EP, set for release this Friday, 11th September 2020. Hit play on the ‘Sarah Jane’ video below…

Song of the Day: Summer Lovin’ – D’Still

Following the success of his recent UK Garage collaboration ‘Bag Down’, D’STIL returns to his R&B roots with his new single ‘Summer Lovin’.

The Birmingham born singer-songwriter/producer is back doing what he does best with this fun, feel-good love song that marks the beginning of Summer 2020. Reminiscent of late 90s/early noughties R&B, ‘Summer Lovin’ boasts an infectious guitar hook, soulful vocals and playful romantic lyrics. The feel-good vibes don’t stop there as it is accompanied by a heartwarming home-made music video which celebrates the togetherness (albeit in lockdown) we have all felt during the past couple of months. Shot by fans, friends and family during lockdown, the sun-drenched video seems to echo the mood of the nation perfectly as it portrays us Brits who are determined to still enjoy their summer while adhering to social-distancing rules.

With this release, D’Stil hopes to capture the nation’s spirit at a time where mental-resilience, solidarity and the feeling of togetherness have been most needed. Adding some more context to the release, D’Stil explains:

“I’ve been shielding indoors the whole-time during lockdown and the one thing I miss is the feeling of Summer. So, it feels right to be putting out the track I enjoyed writing and recording the most! It’s a Summer tonic with hints of hope, and a warm light at the end of this tunnel we’re all in.”

Since moving to London from Birmingham in 2016, D’Stil has collaborated with various London rappers and singers, with such releases supported by BBC Introducing, BBC London, Rinse FM, RWD, Wordplay and Reprezent. After an exciting 2019 for Red Side Records (which he co-owns), including supporting Artful Dodger, D’Stil set his sets on a highly anticipated second EP to follow his debut, 2019’s ‘By Your Side’.

Check out the video for ‘Summer Lovin’ below…

Ricardo Williams Drops R&B Joint ‘Between Us’ Today!

RICARDO WILLIAMS slams down his third single of the year, ‘Between Us’, taken from his upcoming EP: ‘Love Tape II’ due out later this year.

In this latest single, the UK powerhouse continues to wave the R&B flag, this time adding some uptempo spice to lyrics, fueled with pure, unadulterated cheekiness.

Out today on your preferred music provider, ‘Between Us’ follows Ricardo’s epic slow jam ‘Sorry’.

Check out the sultry number below…