Song of the Day: Overtime – House Marked X

Australian hip-hop project HOUSE MARKED X has made their entry onto the blog with debut track, ‘Overtime.

The track introduces the act’s vision of hip-hop-Noir – a heavy driven trap sound -which is influenced by the current landscape of dark melodic hip-hop, akin to the likes of Travis Scott and Future. To add extra spice, House Marked X fused their heavy trap trademark with Electronic music and R&B.

“Nothing hurts more than introducing a girl to a place and you break up but she keeps going to that place so now you have to find a new place that’s basically what ‘Overtime’ is about.” – House Marked X

Currently based in Melbourne, House Marked X, looks to take advantage of the city’s already bustling hip-hop scene…so expect more music from this collective. Have a listen to their buzzing joint below…

Noa Goes Through The ‘Motions’ With Brand New Single

NOA has spent the last two years creating an incredibly addictive catalogue of songs that the world is just starting to get a taste of. Toronto-born pop/R&B songstress music blends vibrant, catchy melodies with resonant emotional themes — from relationships to female empowerment and self-realization.

Her brand new single, ‘Motions’, is an entrancing modern R&B track the goes through the journey of post-breakup thoughts and how it feels to be single for the first time in a while. Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Breakup Tutorial – Laraw

LARAW‘s latest single, ‘Breakup Tutorial’, is probably one of her rawest material to date. Draped in downtempo pop soundscapes, which builds up to raging emotive guitar riffs, her latest effort chronicles a traumatic breakup which stills resonates with the Canadian singer/songwriter and reaches out to those who lived through the same experience.

More music on the way from this talented contender…but for now, have a listen to ‘Breakup Tutorial’…

LaDé Unleashed Her Sultry Debut Single ‘Teaser’

Congolese/Canadian singer and songwriter LADÉ  carries on the Valentines – or should I say – anti-Valentines theme this weekend with her bold and sensual debut single, Teaser’. Written and produced with burgeoning Ottawa-based artist and musician Jeff Sanon, ‘Teaser’ gives a sneak preview of what to expect from her upcoming debut EP, set to be released in the summer.

Backed by lush minimalist R&B musical soundscapes, LaDé uses her new track ‘Teaser’ to showcase her enchanting and sultry vocal performance, sensual harmonies, and captivating songwriting dexterities that combine beautifully to deliver an infectious and undeniably smooth R&B masterclass.

Speaking about the inspiration for ‘Teaser’, LaDé says, “The song is about the desire to become a better version of yourself after experiencing a rather toxic relationship, and then showing off that better version to the infamous ex, because your best revenge is your comeback. It’s a true story about my recovery process after a particular bad break up. We tend to subconsciously allow how other people, specifically our significant others, view us, what they think of us and do to us, depreciate our value as individuals but ‘Teaser’ is my way of reminding an ex-lover of what they lost and will never get back – a temporary tease for one night if you will. The track is about growing mentally, physically, and spiritually after experiencing a relationship that negatively impacted your life, and unapologetically displaying that growth”.

Check out LADÉ ‘s steamy joint below…

Selci Shares Surreal Anti-Valentine’s Day Video for Single ‘Strangers’ Today

Calgary alt-pop artist SELCI unveils her new video for ‘Strangers’ – an anti-Valentine’s Day track about a love that’s faded and gone – off her debut ‘Effervescence EP’. The single recalls a run-in with an ex-lover, and the painful realisation that after knowing someone so intimately, you hardly know them at all.

The video is framed around the deterioration of a relationship, juxtaposing Selci’s own memories in a surreal, subconscious world. A series of hazy vignettes spiral through memory, romance, dissociation and the loss of self. Blending high-definition and 8 mm film, home video and stop motion animation, analog textures are used to imply nostalgia and the timeless nature of broken relationships, while flickers of animation enhance the surrealist vibe.

“As the video progresses, I become cloaked in layers of fabric,” says Selci. “Happy memories are overcome by recollections of anger and violence, and I become engulfed by tulle. As the intensity increases, the boundary between reality and the subconscious world is blurred. This veiling is meant to signify the loss of self in a relationship. It mirrors the sensation of distance from the self and the distance from a lover as the relationship falls apart.”

Have a peek at the video for ‘Strangers’ below…