Song of the Day: Summer’s Over – Samurai Champs

Hailing from two Canadian cities – Saskatoon and Regina – future-hip-hop/R&B duo rapper Jeah and singer Merv xx Gotti – aka SAMURAI CHAMPS, dropped their latest single, ‘Summer’s Over’ into today’s hot spot, drawing influence from their Southeast Asian heritage, while taking pride in their urban-Canadian identity.

Speaking of their smooth latest hip-hop/afterhours banger, they guys says: “For the track Summers Over, we really wanted to capture the idea that good things come to an end. That’s just the reality of it. Just like how the seasons come and go. Embrace change and learn from your experiences. That allows us to be human and as humans we can be hopeful. So if it’s for love, it’s always worth fighting for.”

SAMURAI CHAMPS first graced their presence on the blog with their album, ‘Cabernet Sauvignon‘, named Album of the Month by the blog in July (to view all top releases of the week and month, visit the Instagram account).

Check out ‘Summer’s Over’ below…

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Rocky Questions The Ups And Downs Of Relationships With Debut Single, ‘How Will I Know’

Drawing comparisons with greats such as Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, and Billie Holiday, as well as future legends like Janelle Monae and Macy Gray, South Korea-based songstress, ROCKY has released her exquisite new offering ‘How Will I Know’, the first taste of her anticipated debut project – set for release early 2020 – with a second single coming next month.

Produced by Defnelson and written by ROCKY herself, the single tackles the common question “are they into me?” as it explores the good and the bad of relationships and situationships, the song lets you know when to cut the person you’re dating off. ROCKY’s raspy jazz vocals are offset by dark hip hop instrumentals, creating the perfect mood for a song about love in the dating apocalypse.

Alongside her exciting new music, ROCKY recently published her first poetry book titled ‘Blue Bird’, which saw the Montreal native exploring themes around blackness, womanhood, freedom, self-love, and their intersectionalities, to rave reviews. However her creative outlets don’t end there, she also appeared in Korean TV drama series WWW earlier this summer, and has performed in three burlesque plays, produced by Starlight Burlesque, including last year’s WWC Superstars and Open Letters, and last month’s acclaimed P.U.S.S.I Whipped.

You don’t want to miss this one…Have a listen to ‘How Will I Know’ below…

Song of the Day: Already Won – Dayton James

UK-born R&B finest DAYTON JAMES claims the blog’s Song of the Day hot spot with an irresistibly smooth 90s-inspired afterhours entitled, ‘Already Won’.

Always using music as an outlet, Dayton wrote a string of hits for other musicians, including the multi-award winning artist Shaggy.

Now calling Toronto his home, this NEW LEASE MUSIC new favourite  has set off on a new journey, this time writing his own story…

Check it out below…

Fake Fake Unveil Their Sophomore Single, ‘Pretty Black Balloons’

Following the release of their genre-bending debut single ‘Goodnightmare’ back in May,
Victoria (Canada) based R&B duo FAKE FAKE return with their sophomore release
‘Pretty Black Balloons’.

A darker contrast to the energetic romp of their debut, ‘Pretty Black Balloons’ introduces the tender, more cinematic side of the duo’s songwriting. With a track length of just 2 minutes and 22 seconds, producer Charlotte Hynds and vocalist Justin Campbell leave no pause and let nothing repeat, prompting listeners to revisit each second on their own terms.

Check out the single below…

Song of the Day: Times Like This – Since94

Toronto rapper, SINCE94 grew up in a world full of hip hop, R&B, jazz music and art which helped him shape up and hone in with his creativity.

His latest single, ‘Times Like This’  has everything to do with documenting accomplishments.

The moral of the story in this slamming banger is never give up on yourself… even if others doubt your journey…check it out below…