New Music Video: You Saw The Devil In Me – Liam Bailey

Nottingham soul musician LIAM BAILEY is marching on with his highly anticipated comeback, already garnering support from Clash Magazine, Complex, BBC 1Xtra, Earmilk and SoulBounce, among others, as he gears up to release his fourth studio EP titled Brand New on February 1, 2019. Today, he double backs with the EP’s excellent second single ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ and its accompanying visuals, premiered via Billboard.

Written by LIAM BAILEY and produced by frequent collaborator on this new project, Rich Cooper, whose previous production credits include work for Banks, Lucy Rose, Billie Marten and Tom Odell, ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ is an introspective and thought-provoking piano ballad backed by minimalist yet stirring string arrangements and gospel choral backing vocals, over which LIAM BAILEY bares his heart out, about facing his inner demons.

The visuals for ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ see Liam Bailey collaborating once again with James Beale, who directed the video for his recent single ‘Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her’ featuring Maverick Sabre. Beale also directed the visuals for Temples’ ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’ and Lion’s ‘Self Control’, as well as previous work for Adidas, Meadowlark and River Island. Filmed in Bulgaria, the visuals are stripped back, and allow for the record to take centre stage and grip the audience.

From his debut EPs, which were released by Amy Winehouse, his UK top 5 single with Chase & Status, and his seminal debut album, to collaborations with the likes of Gorillaz and Salaam Remi, touring with Paloma Faith and Ellie Goulding, and support from Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Jools Holland, LIAM BAILEY continues to be one of the finest voices and purest talents in British soul…check out the video below…

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Upcoming Release: Numb – Jake Aldridge (ft. Kelly Jenns)

It’s been a looong time coming but JAKE ALDRIDGE returns to the limelight with ACJ Beats-produced single, entitled ‘Numb.’

The new song features the sweet vocals from Kelly Jenns, a childhood friend and long-term collaborator of the British rapper. Jenns has worked with him Jake on several songs including ‘Pieces of Me’ and ‘Palm of your hand’.

Since his last appearance in March with single, ‘Fireman’, Jake has been very busy, collecting some awards along the way. The 2017 NMG award winner was presented with the Audience Choice Award last month in Cambridge.

Aldridge was recently performed for Billie Laurie, an award-winning producer who has worked with Sir Paul McCartney, The Bee Gees & Tina Turner. The gig was televised on Sky TV and was sponsored by Dingwalls Music, the company who were responsible for discovering big acts such as Ellie Goulding. Aldridge is currently in talks with Dingwalls for future projects…so watch this space!

But for now, have a listen to ‘Numb’, available via all digital channels from 5th November .

New Track: Louis Baker – Gave It All Away

LOUIS BAKER shares new single ‘Gave It All Away’, which follows two breathtaking songs ‘Fade’ and ‘Rainbow’ and a year of co-writing and songwriting sessions abroad. ‘Gave It All Away’ has been released as two different versions: one is a strikingly raw, acoustic recording by Baker, and the other is an electronic dance track produced by none other than Fat Freddy’s Drop legend behind the MPC, Mu.

Written alone by the young Wellington-based songwriter, “Gave It All Away” came to life late one night in a hotel room, far from the grounding lights of home. Baker recalls that moment of creative revelation: “I remember feeling the exhaustion starting to set in, after being on the road by myself in the UK for quite some time. The song is about not giving up on your dreams. It’s about never giving in. It’s about the resolve and determination one must have in order to make these dreams become reality.”

Last year, Louis spent a great deal of time overseas, creating new material and collaborating with a range of fellow songwriters from around the world. In late 2016, he attended ASCAP’s Songwriter Retreat – a prestigious songwriting camp held at the Château Marouatte castle in Southern France during the latter half of September. Previous attendees have included Ellie Goulding, James Bay, Mika, Mike Posner, Dougy Mandagi (The Temper Trap) and Tom Higgenson (Plain White T’s).

Throughout travelling and seeing the world in 2016, the 27-year-old Wellingtonian released two singles, “Rainbow” and “Fade”, which invited us into a new chapter in this soulful singer-songwriter’s book and a new era of his musical evolution, further marked by third release “Gave It All Away”.

So go on, enter into this talented singer’s new chapter and listen to this latest effort.

Mind Kyle Letterman and distant light

KYLE LETTMAN and production duo DISTANT LIGHT have teamed up for a Summer fuelled, Garage hit, Mind, released last week.

Earlier this year, KYLE LETTMAN released his remake of Garage classic, Moving Too Fast. Daring to medal with a classic track, the results were fruitful and singer/songwriter received an incredible response across Radio and Online platforms seeing the record being supported across the BBC, Kiss and Capital networks….and it doesn’t stop there. 2015 has been quite the year for Kyle as he also opened the show at Omarion’s UK headline gig at KOKO helped by some serious online support from Pixie Lott!

Kyle isn’t the only one to have made some serious noise of late as production duo DISTANT LIGHT hit the music landscape last year with their official remix of UK RnB singer Angel’s chart-topping track Wonderful. The garage number quickly got the stamp of approval from leading tastemakers DJ EZ from Kiss 100 and BBC 1Xtra’s DJ Cameo. DISTANT LIGHT have worked their production magic on Ellie Goulding’s Beating Heart, Misha B’s Home Run and top 10 single All Cried Out by Blonde. Their recent effort Raggamuffin, was named Song of the Week here on NEW LEASE MUSIC.

It seems this is going to be one solid collaboration; so don’t miss out, have a listen to Mind.

 

Dynamic duo DISTANT LIGHT will be dropping  their new reggae-fused track Raggamuffin at the end of the month.

The producers hit the music landscape last year with their official remix of UK R&B singer Angel’s chart-topping track Wonderful. The garage number quickly got the stamp of approval from leading tastemakers, DJ EZ from Kiss 100 and BBC 1Xtra’s DJ Cameo. Their remix of Alpines No Other Lover was snapped up by Clash and further supported by Pitchfork gaining them further kudos in the musicsphere. 

The two wasn’t afraid to work their magic on Ellie Goulding’s Beating Heart, Misha B’s Home Run and top 10 smasher All Cried Out by Blonde. Now these guys are ready to unleash their insanely Garage-fuelled effort with a heavy dose of reggae, thanks to reggae singer Conkarah.

Raggamuffin is out on 28th August.