Song of the Day: A Work of Art – Lisabel

Italian-born/London based singer/songwriter, LISABEL has every potential to draw in the prospective listener with track, ‘A Work Of Art’. The soulful offering carries a nurturing tone that could be associated to the likes of Solange, Aretha Franklin and Erykah Badu.

Lisabel said of the single: “I wrote the song after falling in love with someone who to me represented a pure and loving soul that I trusted and wanted to celebrate.”

‘A Work Of Art’ is from her debut album bearing the same name, released earlier this month. Have a to this beautiful song listen below…

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Song of the Day: Nina – Jay Ardz

Originally from Verona, Italy JAY ARDZ has been meticulously constructing a new wave of UK Rap tracks with Afro-swing elements that continue to elevate him as an upcoming artist to reach a peak altitude in his career.

His first track of 2020 ‘Nina’ displays making his dream of success a reality, whilst remembering the path that has made him who he is today.

Revolutionizing a new era of upcoming UK hitmakers, Jay Ardz has already begun to set the tone for what is to come following his recent success of ‘Roadside’ (2019) which caught the attention of popular mainstream platform GRM DAILY, and ‘Mia Khalifa’ (2019) which featured on Spotify’s ‘Afrobashment’ playlist.

Jay Ardz endeavours to continue developing his distinctive sound, honing his craft, and positioning himself accordingly so he can leave a striking impact on the UK Rap + Afro-swing scene.

Check out the video for Jay’s ‘Nina’ below…

Song of the Day: Flip IT – ThBenj

Italian singer, rapper, songwriter and producer  THBENJ slams down his fourth single for the year, ‘Flip IT’.

The latest release is a fun, upbeat number which he hopes encourages people across the globe to create and keep creating with a goal in mind, instead of chasing money.

Out now on all major download/streaming sites, ‘Flip IT’ follows the release of singles, ‘2020’ which hit radio stations in eight cities in the USA, ‘Reasöns’ and ‘Y’. His debut album, ‘T.H.B’, hit number one on Google Play for Hip Hop in Italy when it released in June 2019 and was listed the number one album for 2019 by New Lease Music!.

Check out ThBenj’s video for ‘Flip IT’, which was filmed at home while in isolation.

ThBenj Offers Hope During The COVID-19 Period Through Track, ‘Y’, Out Today

Hot out of the booth, singer, rapper, songwriter and producer THBENJI has dropped his third single for the year ‘Y’, a follow up to his most recent singles, ‘2020’ and ‘Reasöns’ which dropped earlier this year.

‘Y’ is an emotional & uplifting song which he hopes encourages people across the globe to notice and appreciate the simple things in life. With the spread of the COVID-19 virus he hopes the song will will bring some relief to the anxieties that a lot of people are feeling and encourage people to be there for each other.

Speaking of the release ThBenj says: “It is a time for each of us to set up, support each other, be kind and give to those in need”. We all play a part, we all have a responsibility”.

Born in Sardinia, ThBenj built his career performing and working with other industry professionals throughout Australia, Ibiza, The Netherlands, Sardinia and Italy.

After spending the last few years on his home island where he wrote and recorded his 2019 debut album ‘T.H.B.’ – which hit number one on Google Play for Hip Hop in Italy and number one on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Albums of 2019 list – he is back in Melbourne and has set up his studio with a focus on creating and releasing new music.

Check out ‘Y’ below, released today on all major music download and streaming sites.

Interview With: ThBenj

NEW LEASE MUSIC has caught up with THBENJ, who’s debut album, ‘T.H.B’ stole the top spot on the blog’s Top Ten Albums of 2019 list.

Get to know the upcoming Italian rapper, as he discusses his critically acclaimed album and his plans for 2020…so are you ready? Good!

NLM: Hey, thank you for taking part in an interview with NEW LEASE MUSIC. How’s life treating you?

TB: Hey, It’s a pleasure to be a part of the New Lease Music blog and I appreciate the support you’ve shown my music so far. I’m doing good, I recently moved over to Australia, everything is going amazing. I’m working on a lot of new music, I’ll be releasing a lot this year.

NLM: You released your album ‘T.H.B’ last year (which is #1 on New Lease Music’s Top Ten Albums of 2019). Have you received other accolades on the album?

TB: Being #1 on NLM Top 10 Albums for 2019, was a nice surprise. I’m very grateful and glad you guys enjoyed the album. Yes, 2019 has been a good year for ThBenj. We hit #1 on Google Play for the most albums sold in Hip Hop in Italy for 3 days and stayed in the top 10 for 5 consecutive weeks. I wasn’t expecting that at all. Really cool!

NLM: What inspired you to produce the album?

TB: The inspiration to write T.H.B. came from all over the place. Really, it’s a spontaneous album where I tell my story through my experiences. I tried to absorb as much vibe as I could and translate that into sounds, melodies and words everywhere I went.

Although, I always say it’s not me writing the songs, it’s something through me that makes the magic happen.

NLM: What is/are your favourite single(s) from the album and why?

TB: I like all of them and I think it makes sense to listen to them in the exact order that we’ve chosen for the album. But taking them singularly I would say “Mumble Acid”, “All Stars” and “Myself Again” for the deep messages they hold.

NLM: Do you have any plans to release a video for any of the songs on the album?

TB: Not at the moment, but definitely will be for the new music I’ll be releasing.

NLM: So how would you describe your sound to potential fans?

TB: I make music mostly for clubs and that’s my sound, a club sound.

NLM: If you had the chance to collaborate with ONE mainstream artist on the album, who would it be?

TB: Russ, he’s not afraid to make something different.

NLM: If you had three wishes to change the music industry today, what would they be?

TB: I’ve only got one, changing the main topic. I Can feel it’s already changing though.

NLM: lol OK fair enough! So how can potential fans contact you?

TB: Just hit me up on IG @th_benj or FB ThBenj

NLM: Finally, any New Year’s resolution(s)

TB: I’ve just dropped my most recent single “2020” and I’m exclusively letting you know that I’ve scheduled the release of “Reasons” for February 14th. I may even leak a song or two before that, so yeah, this year is going to be a movie. Lot of music coming out.

I wish lots of success, health and joy to anyone reading this. A big thanks to New Lease Music, this is dope!