Song of the Day: Same Window – Nick Brewer x Phil Simmonds

Continuing their burgeoning musical alliance, UK Hip Hop vocalist, NICK BREWER‘s (pictured) and critically acclaimed songwriter and producer, Phil Simmonds’ second single together, ‘Same Window’, elicits the same soulful yet expressive sound the two talented artists have forged across their collaboration. The flow of effortless vocals from Nick and the production prowess of Phil makes for a unique project that’s hard to ignore. The track is taken from their 5-track EP collaboration, out now.

The second single to my upcoming EP alongside Phil Simmonds contains the first lyrics written in the first lockdown last year. That feeling of being stuck in the same spot, not knowing where to move to, but a feeling of hope deep down – Nick Brewer

Prolific British songwriter and record producer, Phil Simmonds began his career as a live musician and later musical director for major players such as Jessie J, Angel Haze, Zak Abel and Leona Lewis. Finding his strength in collaborations and producing full projects, Phil then went on to produce Eryn Allen Kane’s critically acclaimed ‘A Tree Planted By Water’ project as well as the debut album for Lily Papas and further writing/producing credits for Prince Fox, Olivia O’Brien, Iyamah, Desi Valentine, Stan Taylor and a host of others.

Gaining widespread acclaim in 2015 for his UK top 20 single ‘Talk To Me’ featuring Bibi Bourelly, East London based rapper, Nick Brewer has continued to solidify his presence within UK grime since he burst onto the scene in 2010 and quickly became known for his ability to effortlessly flow with tongue-swirling efficiency.

With a steady stream of releases over the last decade, Nick has worked alongside some of the UK’s largest names in the industry, including Stormzy, Naomi Scott, Little Simz, George the Poet, Barney Artist, Ruby Maze, Kinnship and Tink who featured on his 2015 ‘Warning Light’ EP.

This versatile collaborative project between Nick Brewer and Phil Simmonds showcases a different side to their creativity, an exciting taster of what’s to come. Check out ‘Same Window’ below…

Sneakbo Returns With ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle’

King and pioneer of Afro-tinged rap, SNEAKBO is keeping fans happy with a constant stream of music. Fresh from his single ‘Dripping’ ft. Still Greedy released last month, he has now dropped a sizzling hot freestyle, remixing Drake & Rick Ross ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle’.

He literally peppers the track with conscious, thought provoking bars that let people into the mind and life of the Brixton lyricist as he flows effortlessly over the mellow production opening with “I pray the Lord forgive me, lately I’ve been sinning”, leading the way for more real lyrics.

With Drake being a fan of Sneakbo, who stated “Huge fan, I’m inspired by his movement”, it was only right that he killed this freestyle in his own unique style…check it out below…

Song of the Day: Delilah – Joeymvne

JOEYMVNE opens up about his personal experiences with past love interests through his second single of the year, ‘Delilah’.

Over a chilled New Jack Swing sample, Joeymvne discusses themes of lust and temptation, through his hypnotic flow. The single’s name ‘Delilah’ is linked to a story in the bible including Delilah and Samson, as it shares some similarities of burning lust and temptation.

Why not check out Joeymvne’s smooth joint produced, mixed and mastered by the East Londoner himself.

Jessica Wilde Opens Up On Her Recent Toxic Relationship With New Single, ‘Body.’

Jessica Wilde is proving to be a songwriter of true grit. Able to chart the state of her own self-worth, experience, and growth through her inimitable UK R’n’B style, on new single ‘Body’, Jessica is done with hiding, playing nice and getting suckered in time after time by – excuse my French ‘F*ckboys’ – and ‘Wastemen’, having to conform to peer pressure and the role a dominant masculine society expects of her.

As Jessica bares testimony on her new single, she sweetly tells how a recent partner. Her soulful refrain, “If all you want is my body, then imma find somebody, who wants no body but me” will resonate for many women.

Wilde further explains, ‘I had this relationship that was a real wake up call. It hit me… why did I keep attracting these guys who only seemed to care how my body could please them? Why don’t I celebrate my body instead of looking to them to validate me? So, I made a vow to myself that I would love ME first, this song is that vow!’.

Out now on download and streaming sites, ‘Body’ will form part of the South Londoner’s yet untitled album/mixtape due later this year.

Check out the accompanied video, featuring the sharp-witted Wilde diverting all the attention she gave to disrespecting boys back to herself in a sumptuous, self-love ceremony.

Ana Shine Releases Debut Album, ‘Four Seasons Of Love.’

Following on from this year release of emotive single, ‘Freedom’, pop songstress on-the-rise, ANA SHINE has shared her debut album, ‘Four Seasons Of Love’, an eclectic body of work where each season represents a different stage of love.

Alongside the release of her album, Ana has also unveiled her second single of the year, ‘Be Yourself’.

Speaking of her album, Ana says: “On this album, I wanted to talk about the four stages of love. Each season represents a different stage of love; spring is the first stage when love blossoms, summer is the second stage when love is intense and passionate. Autumn is the third stage when you start to have doubts and finally, winter is the fourth stage when you fall out of love, usually it is the hardest stage.
I would say that when you love someone, you want to be a better version of yourself and love gives you wings to fly.”

The 14-track album is a firm testament that Ana is the one watch for 2021 as she takes on any style of genre with perfection, a trait that is admired by BBC Radio London, Vibes FM, YO1 radio and The Headliner Magazine. ‘Four Seasons Of Love’ includes the infectious urban pop vibes of ‘Cover Me’ and ‘Lights Out’ which document the thrilling times of a relationship, whereas ‘Freedom’ and ‘Goodbye’ possesses the qualities of a timeless piano-led ballad, where Ana’s emotive voice serves as therapy to overcome heartbreak and face the future with optimism.

Born in Russia, now resides in the London, Ana has positioned herself as an intriguing multifaceted newcomer, that will leave anyone, who has come in contact with her music, guessing her next move…

‘Four Seasons Of Love’ Album is now available on all download and streaming sites.

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