I’m was very curious by the meaning behind the name of ADANNA DURU‘s latest EP ‘Manic Pixie Girl’. Apparently, she picked up the term whilst studying at University of Carolina and embraced it, as those three words sums her up perfectly – very quirky and weird, but stunning and unique; something that can often be overlooked by others (particularly from a male chauvinist).
Irrespective of the misinterpreted views, she extends a part of herself through this body of work which introduces an idyllic and tranquil alt R&B – piece through title track ‘Manic Pixie Girl’. Still obtaining an air of soulful tones, ‘One Way Street’ brings on the meatiness to the seven-track set with the dense sub-bass drive, adding an electronic/downtempo vibe. The woofing bass becomes the main feature of following tracks ‘Too Late’, ‘Trip’ and ‘Dreams That Keep You Up At Night’ – a retake of Destiny’s Child hit ‘Bills, Bills, Bills’ – without comprising or drowning out the futuristic/R&B – ish overtones.
The serenity returns with her cover of Daniel Caesar’s single ‘ Death and Taxes’, showcasing a refreshingly atmospheric soundscapes floating throughout the production.
With complexities that runs riot throughout the EP shows that this exciting newcomer from LA boldly wears her ‘Manic Pixie Girl’ badge – and makes no apologies for it. Through this bitter-sweet EP, Adanna encourages others to be themselves.
Must Listens: The Way Street, Too Late, Doll
If you’ve experienced any uncertainty filled with a rollercoaster of emotions, you’re not alone as DESIREE DAWSON went through the exact same thing, through in her latest single, ‘Just Fine’.
Canadian singer/songwriter teamed up with producer Cody Taylor to document her turbulent journey in a soothing combo of soulful pop. Delivered in her raspy, jazz/soul vocal instrument, Desiree, despite the turbulence, holds on to the fact there’s calm after the storm and she’ll be just fine.
So remember, you’re not alone in a maze called life – this song’s for you…check out ‘Just Fine.’
For his latest track, J.O. MAIRS wasn’t trying to come off as – in his words – ‘super political’, but somehow the striking hooks and the bouncing bassline inspired him to vent some home truths….
‘Lingo’ touches on the lack of community unity across the globe and could be described as the anthem for black sheeps of society who constantly feel the need to conform. Delivered in a uber confident laid back flow, the Canadian spitter dishes out some valuable advice: become a member of YOUR own society, and set out to achieve YOUR goals, irrespective of how it is perceived by others.
In a nutshell, just do YOU…this guy did it with impeccable style…you might learn something here; it’s worth checking out…
91′ THOMPSON‘s latest track well deserves a place on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Song of Day hotspot for its ambient combo of hip-hop and R&B, which works perfectly in unison with Thompson’s slick flow – who tells all the ladies out there (in around about way) to know their worth.
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