After featuring on the blog recently with latest single, ‘Longtime’, songbird CILLA RAIE makes a quick return with the official music video for the smooth afterhours jams.
Directed and produced by Jay Parpworth (Fredo, NSG, Steff London, Ardee).The video features Cilla, who is in a time capsule, surrounded by seventies patterns, technology, and fashion. Cilla Raie pushes silky sonic vibes through her music to let women immerse themselves into their divine feminine energy.
‘Longtime’ is out now across various music platforms; why not check out the sultry production below..
UK R&B singer and songwriter CILLA RAIE leads 2022 with her brand new infectious sultry R&B single ‘Longtime’ produced by XVR Blck. Piercing together R&B sounds with a hint of drill, the single gives off a vintage aura with smooth and silky sonic vibes.
Speaking of her newest release, Cilla says: “Longtime was written with such ease and deep into the night, it represents a new era of growth for me. Which is a longtime coming, giving grown woman vibes and stepping into my divine feminine energy, going after what I want with no fear”.
In 2021, Cilla Raie released her ‘Reconnected’ EP which caught the attention of MTV, Wonderland Magazine, BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra as well as achieving This is R&B ‘10 R&B artists you should have on your Radar’. The EP peaked at number 2 on the UK Itunes R&B/Soul Album Charts garnering further support from Reprezent, Earmilk and Apple News.
Cilla Raie began recording music at just 14-years-old and takes inspiration from her early influences such as Aaliyah, Toni Braxton and Tamia. During the early stages of her musical journey, Cilla was mentored by super producer DaV-inche (Stormzy, Skepta, Wiley) and manager Jackie Davison MBE (Wayne Hector).
In 2014, Cilla Raie released her first self-titled debut project produced by Sillky (Mabel, Teedra Moses, Craig David) and The Arcade (Doja Cat, Khalid, Migos). She successfully embarked on a national school tour across the UK performing with legislation group UK Music. She also has a unique entrance to the music industry having graduated with a BA honours in Public Relations and a Masters degree scholarship in Music Business Management.
Cilla says: “These experiences I had juggling various part time jobs, being a student and doing music shaped and moulded me into the artist and independent entrepreneur that I am today being an independent artist”.
Her music reveals a deeper message for all: the importance of self-love, reassurance and confidence. 2022 will see the release of yet another exciting Cilla Raie EP supported by Help Musicians/MOBO Awards and Arts.
Get a taste of what’s to come from this young songbird below…
TISHA MONIQUE treats our ears to a seductively smooth reggae/ Latin treatment of her second single, ‘You’. Originally a R&B/soulful reggae single, which showcases Tisha’s velvety smooth vocals, ‘You -Latin Feel Reggae Remix’ is the second of four singles from Tisha’s upcoming EP.
Speaking of her single, Tisha explains, ‘You’ was written about the love of my life God has blessed me with. It speaks of how that special ‘LOVE’ makes me feel. Especially when experienced from a spiritual perspective”.
Tisha Monique was a member of the UK girl group THE411, back in 2002, signed to SONY music. Their first single, ‘On My Knees’, which featured Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan, was a huge hit in the UK reaching #4 in the UK charts. Their follow-up single ‘Dumb’, reached #3 and both singles charted in the top 40 (World Charts).
Born in Jamaica but having grown up in the UK, Tisha has now ventured out as an independent artist who dabbles in R&B, reggae, soul, soulful hip-hop and pop – all topped off with the smoothest of vocals that take us down memory lane, right back to the early nineties.
Have a listen to ‘You – Latin Feel Reggae Remix’ below out today (22nd February)…
UK born artist, HARRY JAMES JR. has dropped the music video for one of his latest singles ‘Honest’ which features five time GRAMMY® nominated artist C. Tangana. Known for reshaping and redefining music, Spanish-born C. Tangana made history with his chart-topping album, ‘El Madrileño’. The album debuted at No. 8 on Latin Pop Albums chart, with all tracks landing on the Top 50 chart, and garnering over 5 million streams on Spotify Spain within 24 hours.
Released today (27th January), the visuals for the single has already amassed almost 20,000 streams on YouTube alone Shot in Madrid, Spain, the music video captures a couple’s journey through the romantic sites of the city while the melodic hit plays.
Speaking on the visual, Harry James Jr said: “Growing up in Malaga inspired the beauty and romance behind the ‘Honest’ visual. The song is about pure unconditional love and I think that shows in the video.”
‘Honest’ reflects Harry’s signature sound which is a crossover of mellow beats and creative wordplay. As an artist, his unique ability to mend pop, rap, and R&B has segmented him in a category of his own drawing attention from industry powerhouses such as dvsn’s Nineteen85. Harry is now mentored and managed by ‘85, a music veteran and overall OVO hitmaker.
Harry’s career as a rapper, singer and songwriter began at a young age when he released his debut single ‘Summertime’ which entered the UK Urban Chart for over fifteen weeks in a row. Harry signed with Ministry of Sound soon after and released his highest chart topping song ‘Crush’ which earned the 26th spot on the UK charts. He later dropped ‘Go Hard’ ft MZ Bratt and Wiley and ‘Home’ ft Ed Sheeran and Sway. Harry’s first studio album is a collaboration with Nineteen85 and will be released this year.
Since British R&B singer KEMI SULOLA has made such an impression on you guys with her single titled ‘IF’ (featured on the blog back in October 2021), I thought I’d give you an update on the remixes of the smooth R&B number.
The IF More Night Remix gives the R&B version a UK Garage makeover which carries over Kemi Sulola’s infectious UK R&B and pop sensibilities from the original track. Producer MoreNight, whose previous credits include working with Manga Saint Hilare, Scruﬁzzer and Footsie, to mention a few, all but turns the original track on its head and transforms it into a sun-soaked dance ﬂoor ﬁller. The captivating UK Garage remix adds another dimension to ‘IF’, with its glorious bass-line, infectious drum patterns and lush synths. The remix has already gained support on BBC Radio and part of the CDPool Beats November CD of new releases. Have a listen below…
The IF Andre Solid Remix– Kemi works with the Grammy nominated beat maker and producer Andre Solid, who has worked with the likes of Randy Valentine, Tippa Irie, Marla Brown and Gappy Ranks to name a few. This collaboration gives IF its new ﬂare, but also introduces the world to Kemi’s ﬁrst ofﬁcial reggae release. Opening with a warm stack of vocal harmonies and cymbal sounds gives this remix a grand introduction to the reggae beat and base that comes soon after, making us enjoy the calming sounds. Supported by colourful radio, the reggae fraternity UK and the Off Beat Reggae show.
While you’re here, why not check out the official video for the R&B original below…