New Music Video: More – Lenny Harold

Taken from his recently released and critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘Cosmic’, which was released in September last year to rave reviews, Teddy Riley protégé, former Blackstreet member, and New Jersey R&B singer/songwriter LENNY HAROLD is excited to kickstart 2019 with the release of his highly anticipated music video for fan-favourite Cosmic album track ‘More’.

Produced by three-time Grammy Award nominee Armando ‘Mandobeats’ Colon, who has previously worked with the likes of Shaggy, Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Cam’ron and Fat Joe, with live bass and guitar arrangements from Ralph B. Stacy (Luther Vandross, SWV, Dru Hill), ‘More’ stands out as a timeless R&B slow jam, which is held together by LENNY HAROLD’s striking tenor and smooth vibrato, and honest and relatable songwriting about wanting more for and from a love interest.

The accompanied visuals see the smooth crooner collaborating with fast-rising cinematographer and photographer Richard ‘Parlay’ Copier of OneiPhotography, to create a storytelling masterpiece, which not only brings the record, which is already hailed a timeless R&B offering all by itself, further to life, but tells its own story of a woman stuck between trying to leave a life of pain and abuse behind, and the fear of leaping into the unknown with someone new.

Counting the likes of Quincy Jones, Marsha Ambrosius and Jamie Fox as fans, and with three critically acclaimed R&B projects already under his belt, before he released last year’s well received ‘Cosmic’ album, LENNY HAROLD is coming into 2019 as one of the best pure R&B talents out of America today. The rest of the year will see the New Jersey native embark on a short run ‘Cosmic’ tour across the US, along with the release of more visuals from the album, starting with ‘Heat’ in February.

Check out the video for ‘More’ below:

Upcoming Release: Have Mercy (The 83rd Remix) – The 83rd

Have Mercy The 83th

Brooklyn-based record producer THE 83rd gets ready to drop a stirring remix of Eryn Allen Kanes soulful yet minimalist track Have Mercy next month.

The rework opens with beautifully layered vocals which echo hauntingly into the resonant soundscapes and as with the original track,  Eryn’s soulful vocals take centre stage. In its focused minimalism it drips with sonic emotion, bringing a new depth to an already striking track.

The accomplished producer, real name Will McNair, has produced for Cheryl Cole as well as produced, engineered and mixed Angel Haze’s hugely influential New York’ which received praise from  The Guardian, Pitchfork, and VICE. He has been commissioned to make remixes for Missy Elliott and Mariah Carey, whilst his rework of Tinashe’s ‘Boss’ featured on a collaborative remix EP with Giraffage and Ryan Hemsworth.

As one half of electronic production duo Chopstix with Ski Beatz, who has worked with international stars including hip-hop heavyweights Mos Def, Wiz Khalifa and Jay Z, THE 83rd has also produced and remixed tracks by Nicole Wray, Cam’ron and Locksmith.

The remix Eryn’s Have Mercy is out on 12th February….for now, have a sample – it would be a crying shame to pass up on this epic track!

Song of the Day: Distance – Latrell James

Laterall James Distance

Today’s song is Distance, the latest track by LATRELL JAMES. 

This Boston-based artist/producer’s  main focus is hip-hop music. He had the pleasure sharing the stage with some influential artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Cam’ron and Scarface from the release of his last project Lemonade Stand. Now Latrell is gearing for to release a new project this Spring by the name of Twelve and he is releasing new music every two weeks – so keep a lookout!

For now, go and check Distance – this track has that too-cool-to school, LL COO J vibe. If you’re really feeling this track, visit his SoundCloud page (seriously, it won’t be a wasted trip!)

say hi to the hip-hopper @IamLatrellJames