Alex Bent + The Emptiness Explores Long Distance Relationships With ‘2Sides’

Talking about long distance relationships, ALEX BENT + THE EMPTINESS starts the year with new single, ‘2Sides’, an euphoric blend of mixing his own twist of alt-rock nostalgia with current trends of hip-hop.

Made in isolation, Bent wrote and recorded the song at The Store, a community-run underground recording studio kept at an undisclosed location.

Produced with Santhoshblur,
‘2sides’ is the first taste from Canadian singer/songwriter’s upcoming sophomore album and acts as a bridge between his new sound and his 2019 debut, ‘Baby’.

Watch the video for ‘2sides’ below…

 

Surya Shares His Most Personal Song To Date, ‘U ME WE’

Named as one the new best artists of 2018 by BBC Introducing, SURYA‘s latest track, ‘U ME WE’, is probably his most personal work to date. Over a soothing acoustic soul R&B setting, baring strong influences from the likes of Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, The Neptunes and D’Angelo, the track gives an insight into his childhood in Chennai and relocation to London, taking baby steps towards building a legacy as a musician.

‘U ME WE’, follows Surya’s independent album, ‘Adolessence’ – recorded whist at university – and two singles. All of his releases were featured on BBC introducing as well as receiving attention from major online music tastemakers including We Plug Good Music, Acid Stag and Mystic Sons.

Be to tune in as Surya is shooting visuals for this track with the help of fellow YCUK members, a UK-based creative collective, featuring some of the best up and coming talent in film, music and design.

For now, listen to Surya’s irresistible single below…

Listen To Lokoy’s And Nils Bech’s Single, ‘Relay’, Ahead Of Debut Album

Norwegian artist, producer and creative maverick LOKOY‘s new single, ‘Relay’ (with Nils Bech) is a dazzling polyrhythmic pop cut incorporating African-inspired percussion and sampled Icelandic church choirs.

Lyrically the track addresses the complicated emotions and insecurities surrounding self-confidence. Speaking on the meaning behind ‘Relay’, Lokoy said: “The lyrics place me in the centre of a huge stadium surrounded by spectators. It’s just before I’m going to run a relay race and I’m regretting signing up for it. I wanted that imagery to mirror the insecurity I sometimes feel for my own appearance and the constant comparison/competition I have towards myself and others around me. I believe this feeling is quite common, and something many people experience. I want to appear as good as the others in the room, and when I can’t, it feels like a loss. “I went the wrong way, you went the runway” shows this constant comparison and the feeling that you are never quite good enough compared to others.”

‘Relay’ serves as the final taster from Lokoy’s debut album ‘badminton’, coming out this Friday, 22nd January, via Lokoy (under exclusive license to Propeller Recordings).

Have a listen below…

 

OUT TODAY: Listen To Céline & The Blue’s Single, ‘Crave Love’

Known for producing uplifting soulful jazz numbers, CÉLINE AND THE BLUE decided to start the New Year with a slightly fresh sound…

Showcasing the jazz quintet as multifaceted musicians, their brand new single, ‘Crave Love’ boasts splashes of soul, trickles of rock elements, and jazzy cadences, which explores emotions such as helplessness, vulnerability, and grief. The song was initially about heartbreak, but soon transformed into a sweet melancholy representing the current trying times, where craving love is the ultimate in vain endeavour.

Out today on download and streaming platforms, ‘Crave Love’, is the last single before their EP’s release this year…why not have a listen to ‘Crave Love’ below…

 

 

 

 

 

Scorcese Lorde Jones Taps Producer Patchz For ‘Scarface Mahogany’

‘Scarface Mahogany’, the first single from the upcoming collaborative project, ‘Lobster Tales In My Tesla’ features INSUBORDINATE records emcee SCORCESE LORDE JONES waxing poetic reflecting on the glorious highs and chilling lows of the “cocaine 80s lifestyle,” while producer Patchz provides a daunting ‘Vice City’ feel to the track.

Out 21st January on Bandcamp, ‘Lobster Tales in My Tesla’ is a cinematic album created by the duo. Wealth, the glorification of excess, and the realities of the eventual crash are explored in character by Scorcese using his “Lorde Jones” persona. Patchz provides a sample-free soundscape of haunting, paranoid sounds along with triumphant keys to allow Scorcese to dive headfirst into the world of expensive pleasures and broken realities.

Get the first taste of the project below…