Song of the Day: Royal – Lyne Nsongo

On the back of signing a new music partnership with Crep Select, London-based Belgian Congolese songstress LYNE NSONGO follows up with her latest single titled ‘Royal’, produced by Ocean and engineered by Hot Money (Stefflon Don, Krept & Konan, Stormzy). Serving as the first taste of her upcoming sophomore EP, the song sees Lyne speaking to women, wanting to make them realise their worth and their royalty, with the London-based singer, songwriter and producer affirming that “you were made of gold, handmade by the only One”.

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Royal’ and her desire to create empowering and inspirational music, Lyne Nsongo says, “The song comes from discussions I had with some of my female friends who were at very low points in their lives, I just want to lift them up and make them see their worth. I’ve realised that it’s my calling to deliver this empowering message through my music. If I can become an inspiration for girls out there to follow a good path in life, I believe I will have achieved my purpose in life. I have a gift and I want to use it to impact my world”.

Born in Belgium, Lyne Nsongo grew up in a very musical household, and honed her skills in music academies and dance classes as a child, before developing her sound further with collaborations with her brother and producer D.E.W.I. Now living in London, she comes with support from the likes of Trench Magazine, Red Bull, Capital Xtra, Missguided, Reprezent Radio and GirlsIRate, and is fast-becoming one to watch in the UK’s resurgent R&B music scene and beyond, as she brings her genre-bending slant on the genre and her hopeful inspirational message to the forefront.

Check out the official video for ‘Royal’ below…

Spinall Drops Video For ‘Jabole’ Featuring Oxlade & Ycee

Following the release of his highly-anticipated fifth studio album GRACE (via TheCAPMusic) and a run of dynamic singles including ‘Everytime’ featuring Kranium, his collaboration with Afrobeats heavyweights Tiwa Savage and Wizkid on ‘Dis Love’ and the remix for his hit single ‘Sere’ ft Fireboy DML with additional vocals from the triple-Grammy Award nominated US alt-R&B singer, rapper and songwriter 6lack, the award winning DJ, producer and songwriter SPINALL has returned with the video for his latest single ‘Jabole’ ft Oxlade and Ycee.

“Ma Je Ko Jabole” is a street slang in Yoruba that is meant to encourage women to keep their swag on at all times. Directed by Dalia Dias, the video sees Spinall, Oxlade and Ycee accompanied by an array of beautiful and powerful women exuding their own unique style and confidence.

Spinall shares: “I was working on this sound when Oxlade walked into the studio and he fell in love with it and laid the hook. I rang the coolest guy ever – Ycee who went on to lace the record with his slick bars.”

Currently riding the massive waves he has been creating with GRACE, released in December, amassing over 100 million streams across all platforms and earning widespread acclaim from a slew of outlets with Clash describing it as a ‘symbolic record in more ways than one’, he continues to push the scene forward to the world with innovative concepts and collaborative efforts and with even more new visuals and music to come throughout the year, Spinall is set to continue his journey as one of music’s brightest stars in 2021 and for many more years to come.

Check out the bad boy production below…

Song of the Day: Drown – Jordyn Simone

Due to a summer romance last July, JORDYN SIMONE was drawn to detailing the emotions that come with vulnerable self-expression and female empowerment. The result is Drown: a sonic masterpiece that can’t be described as anything but silky-smooth. With a beat reminiscent of summer warmth and sultry lyrics that ooze with self-confidence, ‘Drown’ doesn’t just make you fall in love with Jordyn but reminds you to love yourself along the way.

“While I was in this relationship, I felt extremely empowered by my femininity, so much so that I felt as though I needed to write about it.” – Jordyn Simone

Based in LA and blessed with music in her blood, Jordyn Simone is a self-proclaimed “genre-less” artist who redefines the grind to success. From singing gospel music with her parents to fiercely competing as a finalist on both the Voice and American Idol, the 21-year old singer/songwriter has grown up alongside her music evolution, devoted to sharing her unique sound with the world. ‘Drown’ , is a testament to this, speaking to her step into womanhood and the sensuality that comes with growing into your true self. Have a listen below…

Song of the Day: That’s On You! – Rei Ami

Released on Visionary Records/Sony Music Entertainment, Alt-pop singer and songwriter, REI AMI‘s standout new track ‘THAT’S ON YOU!’ shows off her range and versatility, opening up with a fierce yet playful rap verse before seamlessly transitioning into a soft captivating pop earworm.

The accompanying music video, directed by Kristen Jan Wong (Charli XCX, Nasty Cherry, Grace McKagan), portrays the fast rising musician as part of a bounty hunting duo who eventually seeks revenge on her partner in crime.

On the inspiration behind her new single, REI AMI shares, “THAT’S ON YOU!” is about recognizing your power again. It’s about being yourself to the fullest extent and if others don’t like it, then that’s their problem. I exist for myself and myself only. I refuse to dull myself down to make others comfortable. So if you don’t like me, baby that’s on you.”

Born in South Korea and raised in Maryland, REI AMI commanded herself into the spotlight in 2019 with the release of her three multi-faceted debut singles ‘Make It Mine’, ‘Dictator’ and ‘Snowcone’ the latter of which has since amassed over 15 million cumulative streams. Backed by co-signs from Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, and Zane Lowe, REI AMI continued to make waves with the eye-popping 2020 rap single ‘Mac & Cheese’, released via her new label Visionary Records, which led to a highly coveted spot walking in Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty runway show that same year.

Her name is a combination of two characters from the lauded anime series Sailor Moon; REI represents her softer, more delicate side and AMI showcases her braggadocious and aggressive “bad bitch” style. REI AMI best reflects the two polar sides of her personality, while also representing duality. For her, it’s not having to choose between this or that, but rather embracing both and then modeling that in her music.

“THAT’S ON YOU!” follows REI AMI’s first release of 2021, ‘Do It Right’ featuring rapper Aminé, and is the latest off her forthcoming mixtape due out this summer. Check out the official music video for the fierce single here…

Singer Vibi Delivers Empowering Anthem, ‘Fallback Girl’

VIBI‘s empowering new single ‘Fallback Girl’, is a firm reminder that we all deserve to let go of the people and habits that have proven to be toxic.

The reinvigorating bass along with the Toronto’s pop songstress’ compelling vocals are enough to give anyone the strength not to be anyone’s – particularly an ex – second choice.

‘Fallback Girl’ is now out on your preferred music provider…why not build yourself up and check out the powerful pop anthem below…