Comprising of vocalists DaCosta, Jean Carter and producer ghettoblasterman, Los Angeles-based R&B/Hip-Hop trio YOUR GRANPARENTS make music that hints to the nostalgia of previous decades without feeling dated – and their single ‘Sunlight,’ is a true testament to that statement as the single oozes a smooth neon blend of hip-hop & neo-R&B which arguably takes you back to the nineties.
Sunlight is taken from their album, ‘Thru My Window’, out now via The Orchard. Nodding towards the realms of funk, soul, hip-hop, rock and blues, the self produced/written album is an alternative commentary on love in early adulthood. Illustrated through the joint perspective of Your Grandparents, the narrative portrays the origins of a budding relationship and its potential complexities.
Why not check out the video for ‘Sunlight’ (highly recommended):
Raised in Dallas and now based in Los Angeles, 24-year old BAILEY BAUM has a knack for capturing the emotion of what it’s like to be a twenty-something woman navigating life, love, heartbreak, friendships, and everything in-between.
Like many of the best songs, the inspiration for ‘Bad For Me’ stemmed from a particularly crushing breakup. “I wrote this in 2020 with some incredible songwriters [Cameron Mitchell & Emily Fullerton] during the process of healing from a heartbreak,” Bailey says. “I wanted to fall back into the person because I missed them but I knew doing that was bad for me, which inspired the song.” The dreamy pop single sparkles with atmospheric production and Bailey’s signature ethereal vocals as she captures the familiar rollercoaster of emotions we experience as we try to fix a broken heart.
‘Bad For Me’ will join past singles, ‘Over It’ and ‘Take Me All The Way’ on Bailey’s debut EP, ‘Over It,’ slated for release on July 30th via Next Wave Records / Ultra Records. The 5-track EP is a raw emotional story of young love, packaged with ethereal soundscapes, captivating melodies, and vivid lyricism.
Explaining the reason behind this project. Bailey says. “I want the EP to help people feel empowered to get ‘over it,’ while also acknowledging how important it is to let yourself feel everything deeply. No emotion or thought you have is invalid, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel of heartbreak. We all deserve to find happiness and peace and fulfillment and that all starts within yourself. I’m still learning and growing from my experiences, this EP is all about that process.”
Due to a summer romance last July, JORDYN SIMONE was drawn to detailing the emotions that come with vulnerable self-expression and female empowerment. The result is Drown: a sonic masterpiece that can’t be described as anything but silky-smooth. With a beat reminiscent of summer warmth and sultry lyrics that ooze with self-confidence, ‘Drown’ doesn’t just make you fall in love with Jordyn but reminds you to love yourself along the way.
“While I was in this relationship, I felt extremely empowered by my femininity, so much so that I felt as though I needed to write about it.” – Jordyn Simone
Based in LA and blessed with music in her blood, Jordyn Simone is a self-proclaimed “genre-less” artist who redefines the grind to success. From singing gospel music with her parents to fiercely competing as a finalist on both the Voice and American Idol, the 21-year old singer/songwriter has grown up alongside her music evolution, devoted to sharing her unique sound with the world. ‘Drown’ , is a testament to this, speaking to her step into womanhood and the sensuality that comes with growing into your true self. Have a listen below…
Pop/R&B artist BREANA MARIN‘s new single ‘Work,’ tells a moving story of the hardships that relationships go through while deciding if it’s a journey they want to continue.
“It’s about being in a relationship long past the honeymoon stage,” says Marin. “The point we reach where each person’s true colors are revealed, and deciding if you’re going to put the effort in to make it work.”
While the song’s context deals with a weighty emotional subject, it’s juxtaposed with R&B and pop influences mixed with a hint of island vibes to keep the tone light-hearted and fun. The lively melodies and beats paired with her lustrous vocals create a compelling dynamic that ties each element of the song together.
Breana Marin is a connoisseur when it comes to making hooks. Raised on Sade, Michael Jackson, and Prince, she honed her skills as a teen in the backseat of her parent’s car, singing lyrics to songs on the radio – and standing in front of the TV taking note of Michael Jackson videos. At 13, she began writing her own music, but it wasn’t until college where she began to find her stride. She’s taken the internet by storm from licensing hip-hop hooks to indie artists and is one of the top-performing vocalists and songwriters on the Beatstars platform, where her hooks have brought in incredible sales and racked up millions of views on YouTube. Marin is most known for her velvety smooth vocals influenced heavily by Sade and Imogen Heap. The songwriter’s impressive resume includes Fifth Harmony, Keyshia Cole, Phora, Brandy, and Letoya Luckett. Marin’s also had music featured in television shows on various networks like Starz, OWN, and Showtime.
Check out Breana’s single ‘Work’ below, produced by Dylan Graham (Big Sean, Dave East), BNJMN (Bryson Tiller, DJ Snake, Future), and Coop The Truth (Summer Walker, YBN Cordae, Faiyaz).
ZOE ZOBRIST‘s single, ‘Fade Away’ is both an exercise in self-forgiveness and an acceptance of unresolved trauma.
“It’s about what it feels like to wade through childhood traumas and the emotional turmoil they cause,” LA-based singer/songwriter further explains of her latest. “But it’s also about finding your light again.”
Zobrist’s dusty vocals and stripped-back acoustic guitar guide the track with a raw intimacy that immediately envelops the listener into her thoughts in a way that feels like a peek inside her diary. In keeping with her 2020 singles, ‘Fire,’ ‘Who You Gonna Be,’ and ‘All My Friends Are Dead,’ “Fade Away” is another defiant, deliberate, and deeply personal addition to her fast-growing repertoire.