Masego Puts The Soul Into Christmas With Classic, ‘Favorite Things’

Grammy-nominated artist MASEGO puts a trap jazz spin on the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein song, ‘Favorite Tings,’ which was first heard in The Sound of Music and has since become a holiday staple.

Masego, who has amassed over two billion combined global streams in his career to date, recently earned his first GRAMMY nomination. Studying Abroad: Extended Stay (EQT Recordings/Capitol Records), the deluxe edition of his acclaimed EP, is nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album. The collection includes the hit ‘Mystery Lady’ featuring Don Toliver, plus the beautifully reimagined ‘Mystery Lady (Sego’s Remix).’ Combined global streams of ‘Mystery Lady’ have soared past the 150 million mark.

He’ll kick off 2022 with a sold-out, four-night stand at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. Rosehardt will open at the January 6 and 7 shows. Devin Morrison, who collaborated with Masego on the recent single ‘Yamz,’ will perform as special guest at the January 8 and 9 shows. Masego will launch a headline tour of Europe and the U.K.. on February 11 in Warsaw. The run will wrap up at London’s O2 Brixton on March 13. Mereba will support on all dates.

‘Favorite Tings’ completes the trio of celebratory singles released by Masego in recent months. Released in October, ‘Garden Party’ ft. Big Boi and JID, has amassed 3.2 million combined streams and was praised by NPR as “a lush neo-soul single that unveils wonderland.” November brought ‘Yamz’ with Devin Morrison, which is climbing the Mediabase R&B chart and creating a buzz on Shazam. VIBE said, “‘Yamz’ demands the attention of R&B purists,” and went on to praise “the duo’s sultry singing and the song’s seductive production.” .

Masego is a singular talent and surprising presence who cites 1930s Harlem big bandleader Cab Calloway as a guiding spirit and was mentored by DJ Jazzy Jeff. His 2018 debut album, ‘Lady, Lady’, included the breakout hit single ‘Tadow.’ With more than one billion combined global streams, the song is certified Platinum in the U.S., Diamond in Brazil and Gold in Mexico.

‘Favorite Things’ was released last Friday (10th December) via EQT Recordings/Capitol Records. This will definitely kickstart your festive season…check out the visualizer below…

Watch The Video To The Hamiltone’s Rendition Of ‘Silent Night’

The Grammy-nominated viral R&B/Soul sensations, THE HAMILTONES have well and truly set  the holiday spirit on NEW LEASE MUSIC with the official music video for their rendition of ‘Silent Night’, debuted on Monday (7th December) on the trio’s YouTube channel. Their performance of the holiday favorite is from their 2017’s ‘A Hamiltones Christmas EP’. The song will also be included in a deluxe version of the project, along with four new holiday songs, which is set to release this Friday (12th December).

Check out this ABSOLUTE beauty below…

Harina brings joy and awareness in her festive offering, ‘Last Christmas’

German singer-songwriter HARINA left her dentistry studies in 2016, in order to move to London and become an artist. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at BIMM London and soon after was signed to Universal sub-label, Polydor with her duo project Zazoo.

The duo’s first Single ‘Spinnin’ Round’ was released in November 2018 and generated over 300k plays across all platforms, including numerous radio plays. Due to health reasons, the duo was unfortunately unable to continue performing together within the industry. Since then, HARINA has been focusing on her Solo Project and has put together a catalogue of songs ready to be released in 2020.

Her sound is current, edgy and poppy with smooth, sweet vocals carrying catchy melodies. As a teaser of what’s to come, she is released her single, ‘Last Christmas’ on Friday (6th December). A quirky, fun, trap Christmas song, that if you listen carefully, is importantly raising awareness of the risks of Climate Crisis and the impact it can have on the environment. A pop song with substance and an imperative message which this artist shares in a clever and unique way.

Have a listen below…

Christmas Song: Don’t Need Nothing Else This Christmas – Darren Parry

DARREN PARRY delivers the first Xmas song on NEW LEASE MUSIC titled ‘Don’t Need Nothing Else This Christmas’. The soft rock/pop number is now available on all download/streaming sites – so grab yourself a copy for the festive season!

For now, watch the chirpy video for the single below:

 

Christmas Song: Have Yourself A Merry Christmas – Ricardo Williams

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! I’ll see you on the other side with NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten songs, albums and music videos.

For now, I’m signing out with RICARDO WILLIAMS‘ spin on a festive classic, ‘Have Yourself A Merry Christmas, from his album, ‘The Gift.’