New Track: Properly – Nizzy

Serving as the lead single for his forthcoming sophomore EP, which is due for release this summer, ‘Properly’ comes off the back of NIZZY’s last single ‘Rice & Peas’ and his critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Dreamin’ In Colour’.

The SynX-produced track, displays infectiously soothing Afrobeats, with hazy influences of Dancehall and R&B.

NIZZY‘s smooth naija-fused sound has already caught the attention from the likes of  BBC 1Xtra, Red Bull Music, Capital Xtra, MTV Base, GRM Daily, Link Up TV, The Beat London, GRM Daily, Link Up TV and Earmilk, among others.

Check out the lush video for ‘Properly’ below, directed by Q (Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy):

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Songs of the Day: Blue Hounds – Ren

Following the release of his debut EP, ‘A Calling From The Shore’ which generated over 650K streams on spotify, REN returns with a mellow piece entitled ‘Blue Hounds.’

Written and recorded in Newcastle, ‘Blue Hounds’ takes careful aim at the dogs let slip by a savage Tory agenda from Theresa May’s 2017 Tory manifesto to current EU negotiations.

Speaking of his latest effort, REN says: “With this song, I wanted to make people more aware of and engaged in current affairs. It’s a call for people to take a stand against policies that infringe on our rights.”

Have a listen below:

Song of the Day: By Number – Dear Pressure

Canadian duo DEAR PRESSURE grace the blog for the second time with single, ‘By Number’.

The latest effort sees the pair push the boundaries beyond limit, by incorporating spine tinglingly mellow overtones with a slight muzzled drive that can fill a dance floor.

Turn this up loud enough and this track could provide a great start to your weekend. Check it out below:

New Track: Sober – Øbed

On ‘Sober’, ØBED’s star-gazing ambition and musical vitality produces a global mega hit in-waiting, out NOW via 19fifty7

Poised between R&B and soul, with sonic references to contemporary trap and pop, ‘Sober’ is an odyssey of sound and can easily become an instant modern classic which would align ØBED as the one to watch.

Have a listen below…

EP Review: Jade Vol.1 – Bianca Jade

Following the release of her single, ‘Feelin’, Florida’s rising R&B singer BIANCA JADE continues to spread the message of self-love and empowerment to the fellow female race, through her second EP ‘Jade Vol.1’, released yesterday.

Comprising of just four tracks, ‘Jade Vol.1’ introduces a bed of soothingly idyllic soundscapes, met with an infectiously dominant b-line through ‘Used To This.’ This combo, topped off by Jade’s alluringly delicate vocals, continues throughout the set.

Concluding piece,’B.S.’, pleasantly interrupts the EP’s soothing theme, with angelic guitar plucks taking centre stage and gives some body to the track’s airy arrangement. Jade’s vocals, which remained constantly delicate throughout the EP, suddenly roars with passion, definitely one of the highlights of the collection.

Having creating major buzz in her hometown, Miami with debut EP, ‘B-Light’, the Cuban/Jamaican songbird decided to step up her music career by moving to New York City – and her latest offering has every possibility to repeat that success in the Big Apple.

It’s time to witness a star on the rise – check her out below:

Must Listens: All tracks – a first on NEW LEASE MUSIC.