Song of the Day: Honey Bee – RVBY

Following the release of her debut track ‘L.O.V.E’, pop artist RVBY brings on a vibrant single entitled ‘Honey Bee’ via Funnel Music.

The first of a series of singles, ‘Honey Bee’ demonstrates the fun and unique energy of the Bristol native singer. Her quirky, cutting edge pop sound is highlighted in her clever song writing, catchy rhythms and upbeat production.

“Honey Bee is about big dreamers.” states RVBY. “But when those people get caught up in the daily routine of their working lives it can stop the colour from coming in. I wrote this song to say I have the same big dream and I’m going to try and make it a reality.”

RVBY‘s debut ‘L.O.V.E’ was included in Amazon Music’s ‘Girl Squad’ playlist, as well as receiving support from Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing. No stranger to the live circuit, she performed 20 university shows for Coffee House Sessions last year, and more recently supported Self Esteem at Ramsgate Music Hall in Kent.

So put a little colour in your life and listen to ‘Honey Bee’ below:

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New Track: O.L.V – Adjua

Hailing from Bristol, vocalist and producer ADJUA releases her debut single ‘O.L.V’, fresh off her upcoming album.

The tracks creation began with just the words “one little voice” – a line which ultimately became the overriding inspiration for the single. Diving headfirst into a deep rolling bass-line, ADJUA‘s powerful vocals cut through the darkness. Inspired by the bass heavy depths of Bristol’s underground music scene, a kaleidoscope of sounds and textures are fused with ADJUA’s transcendent songwriting to form her powerful, dark-pop aesthetic.

With the accompanying video the artist enlisted the help of aerial acrobat Amber Lavina to embody the track’s feeling of courage, as she gracefully defies gravity in the dark and mystical visual.

ADJUA began her musical career as a teenage drummer in an all-female punk band, where she quickly developed a taste for a genre that was willing to push social and political boundaries. After collaborating with a range of producers, she became revered for her high energy live performances as the front woman for Backbeat Soundsystem, combining her soulful melodies with a deep, poetic lyricism.

The talented young producer’s debut release shows an artist on the rise….check out the video to ADJUA‘s ‘O.L.V’ below:

New Track: Girlfriend – Alison Dell

Hailing all the way from Bristol, electro-pop songstress ALISON DELL delivers her spanking new single entitled ‘Girlfriend’, available on all download/streaming sites from last Friday.

Dell’s latest offering – which kicks off with a moody ambience, building up to an energetic outro- documents the darker side of relationships and questions the behaviours of certain people involved in them.

‘Girlfriend’ follows Alison’s debut EP ‘Over’, released last May. Lead track, ‘Grenade’, was played on BBC Introducing in the West and was praised by presenters Sam Bonham and Richard Pitt, with Sam hailing Alison “the next pop princess”.

Start your week on the smooth note and have a listen to ‘Girlfriend’.

Song of the Day: Feel My Vibe – Mercy’s Cartel

21-year-old Bristolian MERCY’S CARTEL latest single, ‘Feel My Vibe’ discusses substance abuse, youth culture and mental health over a smooth refreshing take on soul music.

Speaking of her single, Mercy says “Music gave me a way to speak about important social issues from my own point of view and control my own narrative.”

The track is taken from her debut EP ‘Vibes Cartel’ released last Friday. Combining afrobeat, trap, hip-hop, R&B and neo-soul, the project snapshots the singer-songwriter and producer after her 2017 hospitalization and departure from university after experiencing hate crime.

Mercy is already impacting the industry, having featured on BBC Introducing with her demo ‘Nick of Time’ as well as starting her own student music agency, and being voted third in Bristol, in the Barclay’s & The Tab’s Future 100 Women to Watch 2017.

Check out her single below:

EP Review: Abyssopelagic – Oloff

When Oloff Johnson – or simply known as OLOFF– slipped me his EP ‘Abyssopelagic’ earlier last month, he mentioned that the latest body of work was a mixture of genres – from straight up hip-hop to the ambient and the experimental. Boy, he’s definitely not wrong there.

As the mini set kicks off with an upbeat, 808 state inspired number, ‘Doing It Stealthy’ – featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC last month – it suddenly flips, going through floaty/spaced out soundscapes which, no doubt, puts you in a hypnotic state within seconds. The young wordsmith’s contrasting wayward flow punches through the atmospheric arrangements, adding a unique vibrancy.

I have to say ‘Abyssopelagic’ EP is an acquired taste. Test it out below:

Must Listens: Doing It Stealthy, Fucking Wet