Song of the Day: I Only See You – Napoleon Gold

As he gears towards the release of his debut EP, NAPOLEON GOLD releases his latest number, ‘I Only See You’.

Taking inspiration from artists such as Mura Masa, James Blake, Bonobo & Gorrilaz – ‘I Only See You’ marks a new beginning for the newcomer as he venture out and experiments with rich electronic textures with playful and summer-charged chords.

The French Luxembourg-based producer quickly came on the radar last year, with debut release – also the name of his forthcoming EP – ‘ A New Colour’, which lead him to sign with Cinematic Music Group (division of Sony & label home to the likes of Joey Bada$$ and Public Access T.V).The new-found fame already sees him touring across the globe, opening for acts including London Grammar, Glass Animals and SOHN.

The second single from the EP – out this Friday will feature guest vocals from T-Pain with the full EP release on 25th May 2018.

For now, check out ‘I Only See You.’

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Song of the Day: 0300 (Human) – D.A.N

3AM is known to some as the witching hour; the time when our minds drift between consciousness and dream; our thoughts as running wild horses; our anxiety as shadows in the night. D.A.N knows this insomniac nature all too well, as he sits up late into the early hours, waiting for a message from a distant lover, one that will perhaps never arrive. Rising up through soothing piano and hushed production, D.A.N’s lyrics show an emotional honesty.

‘0300 (Human)’ is the long-awaited follow-up to the South London-based/Northern Irish independent artist’s debut ‘Clothes Off’, which garnered almost two million streams on Spotify. Produced by D.A.N and Dave Okumu (Jessie Ware, Jamie Woon, Rosie Lowe), the track also features mixing by Dan Parry (Adele, Loyle Carner).

After a busy year of studio time and shows, including Bestival 2017, graduating from Goldsmiths University in Popular Music (James Blake, Rosie Lowe), D.A.N presents this delicately crafted sophisti-pop work.

Have a listen…

New Music Video: Falls – Awir Leon

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AWIR LEON reveals Falls, the last of a trio of single visuals illustrating the debut LP Giants, out now via pioneering label of the burgeoning Parisian beat-scene Nowadays Records.

The singer and composer follows on from the truly unique Maybe We Land  video, shot on skateboard and the completely immersive lead single Sitting So High. The self-directed video sees Awir undertaking a journey through the woods. As he progresses on his journey he sheds his skin of clothes in an environment both old and new, changing and questioning colours.

Also a member of collaborative electro-pop trio UNNO, AWIR LEON‘s latest single draws comparisons to the most avant-garde elements of acclaimed works by James Blake or Nicolas Jaar through his immersive production and vocal style.

Hear for yourself…check out the video.

Song of the Day: Flex Your Way Out – Sofi de la Torre (ft. Blackbear)

sofi-de-la-torreSOFI DE LA TORRE, the Spanish singer from the Canary Islands, shares her newest single, Flex Your Way Out featuring multi-talented LA artist Blackbear, earlier this month, under the self-styled banner #PopDoneRight.  

The track finds the two singers mirroring their dreamy vocals over Finnish pop producer Jonas Karlsson’s soothing, trap-infused instrumental. Whilst SOFI DE LA TORRE is exposing a darker and more introverted side, as she laments the end of a relationship, the overall feel is one of closure and optimism.

Blackbear rose to fame as a co-writer on Justin Bieber’s 2012 hit Boyfriend. Since then the 25-year old producer has developed an intriguing musical persona – pursuing R&B and rap influences and working with hip-hop artists such as Childish Gambino and Machine Gun Kelly, as well as Pharrell Williams and James Blake.

Following the success of Sofi’s track Vermillion, which gained support from the Guardian, TIME Magazine and Billboard, Flex Your Way Out serves as the perfect showcase of Sofi’s continued ability to craft hit records. With a currently untitled EP expected to follow, the anticipation has certainly been mounting since Sofi’s latest project, Mess’ which debuted autumn 2015, and received praise across the board from Noisey to Pop Justice.

Resolutely independent, Sofi’s latest release provides an introverted perspective to her unique pop style. Performing under the banner of #PopDoneRight, she continues to stress how pop should be heartfelt, original and accessible. ‘Flex Your Way Out’ serves as an introduction for many and embodies the sound that Sofi has pioneered, whilst standing as a testament to her artistic growth in 2016.

Watch the video to the single.

New Music Video: Maybe We Land – Awir Leon

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Minimalist electronic composer and singer AWIR LEON reveals Maybe We Land, the second of a trio of single and video packages in the lead up to his forthcoming debut LP Giants. Set to drop on 14th October, the album will be released on the pioneering label of the burgeoning Parisian beat-scene Nowadays Records.

The latest offering relates to the artist’s move from Amsterdam (where he was part of the experimental trio UNNO) to Paris, and how the period of transition often felt destructive and chaotic.  AWIR LEON’s roller coaster journey is reflected in Ian Robinson’s mesmerising visuals. Footage of dancing silhouettes set against the late night city back drop of Tel Aviv was captured by a camera attached to a moving skateboard.

Building on the success of Sitting So High, once named Song of the Week by NEW LEASE MUSIC, AWIR LEON’s latest single draws comparisons to the most avant-garde elements of acclaimed works by James Blake or Nicolas Jaar.

Check out the video to Maybe We Land