Song of the Day: Skepticle – King David

With ambitions to change the landscape of the UK hip-hop scene with his music, emerging artist KING DAVID revealed his debut release, ‘Skepticle’.

Combining melodic synthesizers with a heavy minimal bass line and skippy flow, ‘Skepticle’ is a technically impressive body of work, recorded by David himself in his DIY bedroom studio. In a bid to disconnect himself from a jaded generation, KING DAVID draws on a profound personal agenda, relaying a broken love affair with a girl he initially saw a future with.

The young, London-based artist has always treated every creative aspect of his life as an art form, using his voice to transform pain into an illustrative journey. After losing a close friend in 2016 to a fatal stabbing, KING DAVID decided to remove himself from a life of violence and drugs, and instead choosing to use his voice as an artist to provide a platform for change. Emboldening a young generation, David breaks the mould by swapping violent references for genuine lyrical substance and creative ambition.

He creates his own rules, refusing to succumb to the pressures of fitting in with today’s musical landscape. And with maturity beyond his years and a string of bigger releases to come, this is just the start for the young hip-hop creative….

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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: Easy For You – Sleeping Lion

Consisting of Nate Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire, SLEEPING LION unveiled their latest offering, ‘Easy For You’, which follows the release of their 2017 hit, ‘Stop It’ (released via Majestic Casual Records).

SLEEPING LION’s previous releases earned praise from outlets like HillyDilly​, Indie Shuffle​ and The Line of Best Fit, features on Spotify’s Chill Vibes and Electronic Vibes playlists, as well as recent opening slots for acts including Vesperteen, Transviolet and Brasstracks.

‘Easy For You’ is about forward momentum transitioning from remorse to the indignant self-acceptance that marks the conclusion of a break up. In order to shake free of a frustrating split, the duo left Boston to relocate to Los Angeles and returned to a simpler way of songwriting to draw from a previously neglected raw folkiness. Most of their 2016 debut EP, Patient Creature, had been written over Skype, with Flaks in New York and McGuire in Rome​. Creating together gave their music a sense of movement that had only been hinted at before​. SLEEPING LION is ready for the next chapter and to take the world by storm in 2018.​..have a listen.

Song of the Day: Elizabeth – Jerhiame

JERHIAME‘s latest single ‘Elizabeth’ earned a well deserved place on today’s hotspot for its atmospheric fusion of electro and R&B with the young newcomer delivering a pretty woeful tale of ‘the one’ who broke his heart…and hoping that karma will catch up with her.

Coming from a musical inclined family, listening to the likes of B.B. King, Michael Jackson and Prince from a very young age, the singer/songwriter from Louisiana released his debut single, ‘Sad Song’ in 2016, which quickly cranked up his fanbase and thousands of streams on Spotify. Released back in February, ‘Elizabeth’ carries on the hype, receiving great reception from several college campuses and earning spots of Spotify playlists.

JERHIAME is currently working on his EP…be sure to look out for that…but for now, witness a star-on-a-rise and check out ‘Elizabeth’.

New Music Video: Space – Phebe Edwards

Following the release of her single ‘Space’, PHEBE EDWARDS has now unveiled her brand new visuals for the ambient R&B offering. 

Featuring the vocals of recently signed singer/songwriter Cameron Bloomfield, the four-minute production sees the London R&B singer and songwriter in an open field, with clips of dancers eloquently representing her desperation for some freedom and ‘Space’.

Written by the promising songstress and produced by Luke ‘G-kid’ Grant and Kadeem Clarke ‘Space’ offers a glimpse into Phebe’s EP, expected for release later this year.

Take time out and watch the stunning video for ‘Space.’..if you like what you hear,  Phebe will be performing on the 8th May at the Jazz Cafe, opening for Gabrielle’s new album launch – so if you’re in the London area around that time, go show your support!

‘Space’ is out now all major digital download sites, including iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and Spotify.