Song of the Day: Don’t Let Me Go – Miraaje

Somewhere in between the stunning melodies of R&B and the emotional depth of soul, there lies a distinctive sonic formula that stands out as the backbone of MIRAAJE‘s sound. This talented vocalist is all about creating innovative and heartfelt melodies, which set the bar higher in terms of really putting herself out there and allowing her full vocal range to shine.

Her single, ‘Don’t Let Me Go’, is the perfect calling card for the artist, and it is a great display of passion, focus, and excellence at the core of her sound and vision.

‘Don’t Let Me Go’ is highly recommended to fans of artists as diverse as Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis, Beyoncè, and Jennifer Hudson. Much like these aforementioned icons, Miraaje’s foray into the R&B genre is all about bringing so much personality to her vision, giving the audience a taste of something different, while still staying true to what makes this kind of music so special and unique. Check out this great talent below…

Song of the Day: Ride – Antonio Breez

Just under two years after the success of his acclaimed fourth album ‘Views & Likes’, which birthed breakout singles like ‘Listening To Drake’ and ‘Snap Chat’, Boston rapper, singer and songwriter ANTONIO BREEZ is gearing up to release his anticipated fifth studio album this fall. Now based in Los Angeles, the witty Boston lyricist and smooth vocalist is excited to begin his 2022 rollout with the glorious R&B opus titled ‘RIDE’, along with its summer-ready music video to accompany it.

Written by Antonio Breez and produced by Ocean Luciano, ‘Ride’ is a smooth and captivating offering, held together by Breez’s vocal dexterities and infectious melodies, under which producer Luciano lays an undeniable R&B sound bed that’s driven by glorious Spanish guitar arrangements, 808 drum patterns and lush synths. The track sees the LA-based Boston native singing and waxing lyrical about finding that ride or die lover that will be down for him through thick and thin.

Championed by MTV, Genius, BET, VH1, HipHopDX and Hot 97, among others, Antonio Breez burst onto the hip-hop and rap landscape with his seminal debut album ‘The Convocation Of Antonio Breez’, and followed it up with his classic Migration Narrative and Migration Narrative two projects, before 2020’s breakout album Views & Likes that perfectly captured his newly crafted hip-hop and R&B fusion sound. ‘Ride’ is the next step on Breez’ trajectory to the world by storm in 2022. Check it out below…

Rapper Raimie Puts His Cards On The Table With Track, ‘Insecure’.

Often described as self-defined “hip-hop outsider” New York-born/ Los Angeles based rapper RAIMIE delivers a brand new pensive confessional track titled ‘Insecure’, where he shares how alcohol opens windows in his consciousness.

Raimie shares of Insecure: “When writing (and partially producing) Insecure, I wanted to recreate the dramatic and quickly changing emotions I often feel on a daily basis. The storyline of the song moves from introspective to depressive and ultimately to both inspired and hopeful, as is often the case when dealing with my own challenges, both personal and professional. Ultimately, through the trials and tribulations, my passion and love for both music and self-betterment propel me to continue striving to reach and accomplish my goals. More than anything, I wrote this song in hopes that others who go through similar issues feel less alone, like somebody truly understands them.”

The song starts with a captivating rhythmic piano line which helps to set the tone of the track. Throughout the sonic landscape darkens dramatically within the piece. A combination of descending chords from a vertigo-inducing guitar, accompany the terse testimonial as Raimie shifts from rapping to singing.

With multiple EP releases, a series of singles, music videos alongside extensive production, mixing, and collaboration credits, Raimie is at home behind the board as he is in the vocal booth. Having studied at the Cre8 Academy in partnership with famed Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, where legendary projects including Michael Jackson’s Thriller were famously tracked, Raimie is a name to watch for 2022.

Have a listen to ‘Insecure’ below…

Song of the Day: Every Time I See the Ocean – Cassie Marin

Infusing harmonic electro-pop beats with ethereal R&B vocals, CASSIE MARLIN’s ‘Every Time I See The Ocean’ is an evocative and captivating listen. Confronting the malaise of alienation, Cassie opens her heart to anyone who has ever felt misunderstood. It’s a song about searching for acceptance in a world where people expect you to remain the same, finding comfort in change, and finding strength in the solitude and pain.

The title of the track — ‘Every Time I See The Ocean’ — is an ode to Cassie’s upbringing near the beach. Expanding on this, she says, “I didn’t have anyone to play with as a child, but somehow the ocean had a presence so strong I forgot about my feelings of loneliness when I would swim in it. I remember daydreaming underwater and using my imagination in ways that felt so close to magic. I felt I metamorphosed in there. To this day I really do change drastically when I visit the ocean, it’s like taking a vitamin that induces me to refresh and be deeply honest with myself. This song is that to me, a dip into an underwater daydream.“

Arriving on the heels of ‘Tanto’ and ‘Busy Body,’ ‘Every Time I See The Ocean’ is the newest glimpse of what to expect from Cassie’s forthcoming 2022 album. With these new songs, Cassie takes a propulsive leap with her songwriting, opening up about her most private battles and innermost thoughts. Instead of succumbing to self-indulgence and pity, she wields her hardships as a portal to empower and transform. “I started pursuing music as a career because of what music did and still does for me; it saves me every day,” she says. “I want my music to be there for anyone and everyone who needs it the way that music was there for me.”

Have a listen to ‘Every Time I See The Ocean’ below..

Nija Unveils Video For Smooth R&B Single, ‘On Call’

Capitol Records recording artist NIJA captures the dizzying effect of a recurring, post-last call rendezvous in the official video for her new single, ‘On Call.’ She shot the clip in Los Angeles with director Jay R. Weneta (Lil Uzi Vert, Yung Bleu), who also helmed the video for her previous single, ‘Finesse.’

‘On Call,’ which was produced by Ambezza (Drake, Future, Tinashe) and Larkin Noir, earned widespread praise upon its release last month.

Check out the video for single below…