Song of the Day: Livin’ – Cilla Raie

UK R&B singer CILLA RAIE continues feeding fans with new music, with the release of her second single of 2022 called ‘Livin’ produced by Grime producer, Treble Clef.

Experimenting with various sounds, Cilla takes a spin on her frontline R&B sounds mixing this in with influences of grime. Blending in her soft sultry vocals with the essence of confidence. Livin is about embracing who you are and living your life to the fullest despite what people may say, aligning with the idea and values of having no fear in this life.

Previously Cilla released her single ‘Longtime’ at the top of 2022, garnering support from BBC 1xtra and spotify editorial playlists. Becoming Trace Hit’s Recommendation for April aired across the week on SKY TV. In 2021, Cilla Raie released her ‘Reconnected’ EP which caught the attention of MTV, Wonderland Magazine, BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra and more. With her EP peaking at number 2 on the UK Itunes R&B/Soul Album Charts garnering further support from Reprezent, Earmilk, Apple News and more.

So from reading all her credentials, it’s very safe to say that you’re in very good company with Cilla Raie…have a listen to her latest ‘Livin’ below…

Kinzoogianna Returns with Fifth Single, ‘Saving Grace’

KINZOOGIANNA – AKA Anna Stubbs from groundbreaking Nu Jazz /Broken Beat band Brotherly – presents her Fifth single titled ‘Saving Grace’.

Her latest offering is a spacey synthy ride around Earth contemplating it’s demise, and hoping for a late save, with beautiful multi layered vocals, and Rob Mullarkey (Jacob Collier) and Richard Spaven (Jordan Rakei) on edgy, hyped up bass and drums.

‘Saving Grace’ will form part of Kinzoogianna’s debut album, ‘Gold For The Hungry Souls’ slated for release on 1st August 2022 on Brotherly Music/Kudos Records. Have a listen to the single below…

Watch Gena Perala’s Video For Single, ‘Fine’.

After a short -ish spell away from the blog, GENA PERALA pops back with her latest video for her acoustic love note, ‘Fine’.

The three-minute production features the Canadian singer/songwriter, telling a tale of falling for the wrong guy at the right time, with striking abstracts in the background.

‘Fine’ is from Gena’s 2013 album, ‘Exactly Nowhere’ (highly recommended). Check out the video below…

Apacalda Shares Hypnotic Single, SSR

Melancholic, dreamy, enigmatic and hauntingly beautiful, Montreal’s APACALDA (also known as Cassandra Angheluta) is creating her own immersive world with a refreshed approach to indie, electronic pop which meets dream wave sounds.

Her brand new single, ‘SSR,’ is a nostalgic and acoustic inflected pop song which uses playfulness to communicate a sadness at its core. Cassandra wrote this song due to finding herself in an intimate relationship devoid of any profundity, which she was misled into.

The song’s music video portrays contrasts of emotion through the playfulness of the bright coloured field versus the spiraling darkness of the dungeon-like space. These images serve to depict the back and forth of wanting to believe something is what it is not, choosing to ignore reality to hold on to an idea that is better suited to our desires.

Check out the video for ‘SSR’ below…

Song of the Day: Heat Of The Moon – Eliza

British R&B/soul musician ELIZA‘s single ‘Heat Of The Moon,’ details the immersive experience of being deeply enveloped in the throes of the emotional sensations that come when one falls in love again.

Underpinning the song’s palpably earnest spirit is its bewitching and bass-heavy production handled by Finlay ‘Phairo’ Robson. Sonically traversing neo-soul, indie and Hip-Hop sounds while recalling the likes of Aaliyah, Nirvana and The Roots.

The new single marks a continuation of the second phase in ELIZA’s (formerly known as Eliza Doolittle) musical re-invention. After being disillusioned with narrow and isolating boxes levied onto her during her days as a mainstream pop artist, she took some time out of the spotlight and re-emerged in 2017 as ELIZA. Signaling a prioritizing of authentic artistry and musicianship over commerce and numbers.

Her first outing under the moniker was the revelatory and critically acclaimed ‘A Real Romantic’ which featured stirring cuts such as ‘Alone & Unafraid, ‘All Night’ and ‘Wide Eyed Fool’ in addition to ‘Wasn’t Looking’ which spawned a well-received rendition on COLORS that to date has amassed an excess of 25 million views on YouTube.

‘Heat of the Moon’ is now out across various music platforms…have a peep at the official music video below…