K-Riz Shares R&B Throwback, ‘What A Shame’

Toronto hip hop artist K-RIZ‘s afterhours single, ‘What A Shame’, documents the depths of accountability and his own part in the dissolution of a past relationship.

“Sometimes I think as men we don’t take enough responsibility for our part in relationships failing,” K-Riz says. “I have made my share of mistakes, and sometimes loving someone is not enough. I’m in a very honest place in my life right now, and this EP is an expression of that.”

‘What a Shame’ forms part of his new  EP, ‘The Room’, released last Friday (18th December). The EP was written by K-Riz while recovering from injuries sustained in a June 2020 car accident. The title signifies the room in which the album was conceived and the mental space and time he was given to reflect and create.

The five-track set includes track, ‘A Place Where Love Is’ which offers up a brightness to the unrelenting events of 2020. Built around jazzy piano loops and whip smart verses, the track features the honeyed notes of Calgary songstress Yolanda Sargeant (of Sargeant X Comrade).

Have a listen to K-Riz’s ‘What A Shame’ below…

Song of the Day: Stay True – Danni Jackson

DANNI JACKSON‘s sound fuses pop and contemporary R&B with elements of Indie, being heavily influenced by artists such as JoJo, Jhene Aiko and Alanis Morisette. You may have seen her face before in Comedy Central’s award winning web series ‘Bad Cramps’, which Danni writes and stars in.

Having released her debut EP in 2016, Danni’s first single ‘We Ain’t Got Love’ was quickly picked up as BBC Introducing track of the day. Since then she has accumulated over 250k streams on Spotify alone with her most successful songs being ‘Everything I am’ and ‘Chains’.

‘Stay True’, showcases Danni’s ability to tell a story. The song depicts the breakdown of a five year relationship and is an open yet deeply personal letter to the other half. This is one that will resonate with listeners whether it be from a personal experience or one they have witnessed as Danni states, “The song isn’t something that happened to me directly, but I watched my sister and mum go through it so it’s their story I’m telling”.

2021 will see Danni releasing her follow up single ‘Too Much’ in January and her second EP by spring…but until then, check out ‘Stay True’ below…

BLÜ EYES Releases Lyric Video For Latest Single, ‘Just Life’

LA-based singer/songwriter BLÜ EYES unveils official lyric video for her fifth release of the year, ‘Just Life’, The relatable track, co-written with Jonny Shorr and Haley Joelle, tells a story of fights between friends that feel like actual breakups.

“The first line of the chorus is, “There’ll be nights you wanna punch the wall / spend ‘em crying in a bathroom stall,” and during that rough, emotional time, I lived out those lines like they were some sort of freaky premonition,” she explains. “I quite literally cried in several bathroom stalls while listening to that demo on my phone, speaker pressed up against my ear, trying to reassure myself that I was going to get through it.”

‘Just Life’ will appear on BLÜ EYES’ debut album, due next year.

Song of the Day: Replay – Nova

Just over a year after his seminal third studio project titled S.T.A.Y (Still Think About You), which garnered over 100,000 streams and was supported by the likes of MTV, OkayAfrica and TRACE Urban, Toronto-based/ Nigerian Ghanaian artist NOVA want to run it back with the surprise announcement that he will be releasing a sequel to S.T.A.Y aptly titled S.T.A.Y II on 20th  November. The announcement comes with an exciting new track ‘Replay’, which will serve as the lead single for his upcoming S.T.A.Y II project.

Produced by Doozybeatz, ‘Replay’ sees Nova switching from rapping to singing and back to rapping to represent the rollercoaster of emotions behind the track, as he laments trying to come to terms with a failed relationship, while also holding onto any hopes that his girl would come back to him. Throughout the track, Nova shows his vulnerability both sonically and lyrically, perhaps more than he has done on previous records, giving a taste of what to expect from S.T.A.Y II….

Wrap your eyes around ‘Replay’ below…

Pop Sensation Gillian Heidi Shares Stunning Ballad, ‘Fray’

Coming all the way from Boston, 16-year-old singer/songwriter GILLIAN HEIDI delivers her latest single, ‘Fray’, out on download/streaming sites.

The piano-lined ballad, steeped in emotion, serves as the perfect platform for Gillian to display raw vulnerability, as she examines a relationship that is slowly falling apart.

‘Fray’ will be included on Gillian’s upcoming debut album, ‘3AM’, alongside her recent singles, ‘high,’ ‘static,’ and “desperate.’ Have a listen to this little beauty below…