Song of the Day: Reflect In Mirrors – Tia Carys

Premiering via DJ Target at BBC 1Xtra, ‘Reflect In Mirrors’ sees TIA CARYS at her most reflective, detailing the complexities that often come with the end of relationships, life events and changes in the midst of your teenage years.

The video, directed by Otis Dominique (Jorja Smith, Kojey Radical) is bold, and links strongly back to the message in the song. As Tia says, the track is plainly about “reflecting in the mirror as I step out of my teenage years”, but drummed up so poetically in song, such is Tia Carys’ talent.

Following the huge success of ‘Intro’, which gained wide support across BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra (Record of the Week), Capital Xtra, KISS Fresh, Rinse FM, Foundation FM, Unity Radio and many more, Tia quickly follows up with the melodic sounding ‘Reflect in Mirrors’, showcasing her range, emotion and prowess. Speaking on ‘Intro’, The Fader said “Carys looks every inch the star in waiting”.

It’s clear from ‘Intro’ and ‘Reflect in Mirrors’ that Tia Carys is more than capable at being the shining voice of her generation. Late last year, her breakout song “English x Ghana” spoke on her grappling with her dual heritage, on ‘Intro’ she widened the net talking about her sexuality, now with ‘Reflect in Mirrors, we see her emotional range.

Recently, Tia Carys released a collaboration with producer of the moment Fraser T Smith, which also featured singer-songwriter Tom Grennan. The young songstress also released her debut EP ‘EnRoot’ last week (27th November) via Ministry of Sound.

Check out Tia’s official video for her latest below…

Rainfredrick’s New Single ‘Alessa’ Is A Fusion of Two Languages

As RAINFREDRICK continues to tease out tracks from his upcoming album, the rapper, singer/songwriter, and entrepreneur is holding over his global fanbase with a smooth new Spanglish song, ‘Alessa.’ Monalisa Stephens based in Lagos, Nigeria features on the track and debuts her dulcet tones with a fresh vibe.

Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Rainfredrick has a talent for seamlessly weaving English and Spanish lyrics together. Perhaps it comes from his cultural background; raised on Afrobeats in Nigeria, Rainfredrick left Africa at an early age to study and see the world. He picked up new music influences while visiting over 20 Latin American countries and learning fluent Spanish in less than two years. His music falls between two worlds that are different. The sounds of his youth have found a way into the music he makes — an intoxicating blend of hip-hop, R&B, and Latin Pop.

Rainfredrick burst onto the music scene in March of 2020 with his debut track, ‘Put Me On The Map’. The follow up leading singles, ‘Sydney,’ and ‘Portia’ also defined his Spanglish sound. Rainfredrick’s music brings an endless passion for lyricism, cultures, and life…have a listen to ‘Alessa’ below…

Song of the Day: All My Issues (Hit The Club) – Bby Ivy

BBY IVY dominates the blog’s Song of the Day hot spot with her latest single, ‘All My Issues (Hit The Club)’ – a carefree, dance anthem about leaving all your worries and obligations behind and going clubbing.

Maybe this epic track can ease you into your hump day? Why not check it out below…

 

 

 

 

Gillian Heidi Shares Her New Single, ‘MoonLight’

Guided by her unmistakable vocals, GILLIAN HEIDI‘s new single, ‘Moonlight’ is a pensive ballad imbued with soaring harmonies and sparse, meditative instrumentals.

“The song is about the vulnerability of first falling in love and the beautiful fear that comes with it,” Heidi writes. “It’s one of my most vulnerable and truthful songs. It was the first real love song I’ve ever written and it means a lot to me.”

‘Moonlight’ rounds out a year of steady single releases from the promising pop singer-songwriter. Cementing her sound with each new release, Heidi’s authentic brand of melancholic pop has resonated with fans and tastemakers alike. Already receiving early press looks from the likes of Sweety High, Tigerbeat, and EARMILK, as well as over 500K streams, Heidi is a certainly an artist to watch going into the new year.

Stay tuned for Gillian Heidi’s debut album, ‘3AM,’coming out early 2021…but for now, have a listen to ‘Moonlight’, out now on all streaming platforms.

Song of the Day: Patience – Zach Zoya (ft. Angel)

Montréal rapper/singer/songwriter ZACH ZOYA collaborates with UK’s R&B king Angel on ‘Patience’, taken from Zach’s latest ‘Spectrum’ EP, a collection of energetic hip-hop, Intricate Rap and emotive R&B songs, showing off Zach’s versatility.

When regarding the UK R&B scene, Angel is a name that is at the forefront of those conversations, having topped the R&B charts as well as achieving a number of UK top 40’s from being a vocalist on tracks to writing them for others, he has written for the likes of Stefflon Don, Moneybagg Yo and Frank Ocean.

‘Patience’ is a mid-tempo R&B reflection on the struggle between chasing success and being present enough to enjoy the process. The official video for ‘Patience’ was filmed in Montréal and directed by Zoya’s close collaborator Le GED.

Speaking on the collaboration Zach says: ‘Patience’ is a precious song, it’s the highlight of the EP for me. It’s about the long and tough road to happiness and the paradox that comes during that chase. I talk about that in the song when I say, ‘Every time I think of joy, I lose a little’ and ‘If I keep chasing happiness I’ll never find it, I think it’s just a matter of where your head is at.’ This song is me trying to remind myself that I’m in happiness right now, living this journey.”

Watch the video for ‘Patience’ below…