Watch Qbanaa’s New Video For Debut Single, ‘Truth and Desire’

Cuban/Irish singer-songwriter QBANAA (pronounced Cubana) has shared the video her debut single ‘Truth and Desire’.Filmed in gorgeous Dublin spots at Killiney Beach and the Botanic Gardens, the music video is simple yet visually aesthetic, translating the lust, mysteriousness and flirtatiousness in Qbanaa’s song. Outfits were styled by Eoin Gavin, who brought the ethereal visuals with light, simple and delicate pieces.

With a catchy bass line and soulful vocals ‘Truth and Desire’ mixes Qbanaa’s Spanish and English native tongues to create a flirty song celebrating the euphoria of re-discovering love after long periods of loneliness and includes choir-like sections resembling the honeymoon period of new lovers.

The debut single has already been featured on Eric Alper (who’s worked with Ringo Star, Bob Geldoff, Sinead O’Connor to name a few) and four Spotify editorial playlists; ‘A Breath of Fresh Eire’, ‘LED Lights’, ‘Fresh Finds UK and IE’ and ‘the Night Bus Edit’ and has been featured on Worldwide FM, Nialler 9, Hot Press and Golden Plec, to name a few.

Qbanaa will follow-up with single ‘Creative perfection’, produced and mixed by Dan Doherty in Darklands, who has worked with Fontaines, Damien Dempsey and Coolio (RIP)…but for now, watch the official video for ‘Truth and Desire’, directed by Niamh Bryson and shot by JP Quill…

Song of the Day: Essence – AC3 (ft. JAY.P)

AC3‘s second solo single ‘Essence’, sees the Irish rapper taps fellow rap artist JAY.P to work their magic on a summer-charged, Afroswing beat by JBJ.

AC3 displays his vocal capabilities with flowing melodies while singing about a broken relationship. Upon completion of recording, he felt something was missing and approached JAY.P about laying down a verse. JAY.P spices things up with his straight to the point rap verse.

Expect a string of pumping music and striking videos from this promising upriser…but for now, check out the video for ‘Essence’ below…

Song of the Day: Oh It Hurts – Tebi Rex

Irish alternative hip-hop duo TEBI REX‘s single, ‘Oh It Hurts’ finds the pair taking yet another musical left turn. Aided by long-term collaborator Local Boy and Word Up producer Silent Ghost, the single introduces new elements to their already eclectic sound, as well as live instrumentation for the first time. The track is just one chapter from an album that will once more follow a distinct narrative arc, again marking them out as true musical innovators.

In 2020 the duo released singles, ‘White Boy Of The Month’ and ‘I Got My Whole’ earning praise from the likes of Clash Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, Earmilk, CMU, Nialler9 and GUAP to name a few. Live online shows followed for Ireland Music Week and AWAL’s collaboration with Liverpool Sound City. The inclusion of ‘I Never Got Off The Bus’ on the soundtrack for the global hit TV series Normal People brought their music to a wider audience around the world, leading to the debut record ‘The Young Will Eat The Old’ breaking one million streams.

Having just joined the FMLY live agency, appearing at the digital ESNS festival and announcing an online show at SxSW, 2021 has already proved to be their year. And with an album to follow they show no sign of slowing down.

Check out ‘Oh It Hurts’ below…

Song of the Day: Zumo – Sal Dulu (ft. Fly Anakin)

Dublin-based producer and musician, SAL DULU‘s single, ‘Zumo’ features guest vocals from the in-demand US artist, Fly Anakin who adds his off-kilter verses to Sal Dulu’s crystalline electronic layers.

Coming off the back of recent singles ‘Girl’, ‘B’ and ‘Alien Boy 96’ which have found tips from Complex, NTS Radio, The Line of Best Fit, DJ Booth and Earmilk, ‘Zumo’ is lifted from Dulu’s debut album, ‘Xompulse’ which is out now via his own Duluoz Records.

Go head and check out ‘Zumo’ below…

Sal Dulu Drops Track ‘Girl’, Ahead Of Album

Tipped Dublin-based producer/musician, SAL DULU shares his rather mercurial single, ‘Girl’. The new cut comes off the back of recent singles ‘B’ and ‘Alien Boy 96’ which have found tips from Complex, NTS Radio, The Line of Best Fit and DJ Booth.

Stylistically, ‘Girl’ segues once again with Sal Dulu latching onto distorted beat loops and twinkling piano segments. Whereas ‘Alien Boy 96’ mined a sound affiliated with warm-hued, ambient nostalgia and ‘B’ found collaboration with Richmond, Virginia-based artist, Koncept Jackson, ‘Girl’ harnesses an array of off-kilter rhythms and jazz-indebted sensibilities.

Out today on your preferred music platform, ‘Girl’ is taken from his forthcoming debut album, ‘Xompulse’ which is set for self-release via his own Duluoz Records on 19th February.

Get the first taste of the album below…