EP Review: Crisis – Phé

With downtempo, electronic soundscapes and an occasional soaring of the guitar riffs, PHÉ gives afterhours R&B as we know it a dark and sinister makeover through her latest EP entitled EP, ‘Crisis’.

Through the dense(ish) arrangements, the Vancouver-born/Los Angeles based singer/songwriter’s crisp and sassy vocals poke through, offering the EP that much-needed lightness.

If you love a contemporary take on soulful R&B, then you’ll definitely enjoy this pretty neat package. Check her out below:

Must Listens: Incredible, Crisis, About Us.

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New Track: No Curtain Call – Across The Board

Canadian rock band ACROSS THE BOARD releases ‘No Curtain Call’, their third and final single of their latest award-winning album, ‘Sonic Boom’.

Written by front-woman Jacqueline Auguste and produced by MC2 Music Media, ‘No Curtain Call’ describes the point in a musician’s career when no one seems to be listening, watching or paying any attention.

With over 600 YouTube videos, three albums and sold-out shows across the country, ACROSS THE BOARD has gained a global following. The recipient of several independent music awards and nominations – including two gold medal Global Music Awards, four Josie Music Award nominations, an Indie Music Hall of Fame award and a Radio Music Award for Best Rock Song –  ACROSS THE BOARD has immense online and terrestrial radio airplay, even reaching number four on the Canadian iTunes Rock Charts with the title track of their album, ‘Sonic Boom’. Their videos have been selected for major film festivals including Indie Best Films Festival and Alternative Film Festival.

ACROSS THE BOARD is currently in studio recording their fourth full length album, slated for release in March 2019.

Watch the video for the duo’s stunning single:

 

 

New Track: Moving Targets: Wild Rivers

Despite being an incredible 2018 for WILD RIVERS, which saw them tour across North America as well as meeting people who share a connection to their music, the four-piece band somehow felt disconnected from all the things that provided love and comfort – home.

Recorded live off the floor with producer, Dan Hosh, their latest single, ‘Moving Target,’ encompasses all their feelings of being far away from the comfort zone, accompanied with the vulnerable guitar plucks and the irresistibly lush harmonies, which provide a rich folk/singer-songwriter affair.

Despite being disconnected from home whilst on tour, the guys are gearing up to headline some shows around their native country, Canada (see tours dates below).

Be sure to look out for more material from WILD RIVERS, as they’ve got really something special. Check out ‘Moving Targets’ below:

Tour Dates 2019
2.27 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
2.28 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
3.01 – Guelph, ON – University of Guelph
3.02 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop
3.04 – Montreal, QC – Quai des Brumes
3.05 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
3.06 – Kingston, ON – Ale House & Canteen
3.07 – London, ON – Rum Runners

New Music Video: Black Sheep – Lorelle Howard

New alt-R&B sensation LORELLE HOWARD makes her entry on NEW LEASE MUSIC with dark visual to her latest single, ‘Black Sheep’.

Shot in just two days, the production features the Brooklyn songbird largely roaming the streets in Paris.

A slamming anthem for those who struggle to stay true to themselves, ‘Black Sheep’ is from her debut EP ‘Seven Phases: Moonscape’, set for release next month.

For now, check out the video for the single below:

New Music Video: Not What I Thought – Amaal

Canadian-based singer/songwriter AMAAL has revealed an emotional new single titled ‘Not What I Thought’. The bass thumping ballad documents the reminiscence of love in the past tense. This first single comes with a stunning music video shot in an otherworldly location and directed by Sean Brown (Daniel Caesar, K. Roosevelt) along with AMAAL’s creative direction. The video follows the Somali-born singer in various breathtaking landscapes courtesy of Sister Nature.

The young songbird has been widely described as the epitome of female empowerment, shown through her music such as the inspiring ‘Scream’ released back in late summer 2017. AMAAL  also scored recognition with single, ‘Words Revealed’ which generated 200,000 YouTube hits within its first three months of release, and has inspired cover versions by fans. ‘Mufasa’ is considered her most viral song to date with views and streams accumulated to over two million.

To add to her already impressive discography, AMAAL is currently working on an EP, which no doubt will continues her self-exploration of being woman in today’s world. Check out the video to her latest offering below: