Karmacoda Shares Alluring Single, ‘Dare’ Ahead Of Album, ‘Lessons In Time.’

Elegant USA-based band KARMACODA shared their song ‘Dare’, which is taken from their latest album, Lessons In Time, via Sola Musa Music.

In the spirit of love, Karmacoda’s impassioned songstress Jessica Ford makes her desire known in the single, as she risks it all and takes the leap. Jazz-inspired instruments entice, while each word teases, calling a lover to action. Jessica brings the track together with her seductive vocals, making its final destination a sweet embrace.

Discussing the LP, the band’s on vocals and producer, Brett Crockett (aka B) says: “We began writing Lesson in Time immediately after the completion of the album before it (Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire) which dealt with the uncertainty of the early parts of the pandemic. Lessons in Time is about both looking forward to what the future will be and simultaneously looking back at what we once had, what we loved, and what we lost. Themes of time and flying and the need for emotional personal connections emerged, unconsciously, but they were obvious once the album was done.”

Having been placed in several film and TV scores, the three-piece band has won several awards including the Hermes Creative Awards (Platinum) for the ‘Lo-Fi Girl’ video and ‘Make Me The One’ video which also earned one Unglued Music Video (Gold) and three Davey Awards for Video Entertainment, Best Use of Music and Art Direction (all Silver). Based in San Francisco, USA, KARMACODA is comprised of Jessica Ford (vocals), Brett Crockett (aka B. on vocals and producer) and Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist Eric Matsuno (bass and other unique elements). The trio’s sound has been compared to a unique mix of Paloma Faith, Adele, and Pixie Lott.

‘Dare’ follows their video for ‘Time Flies’ , which clocked up over 12K views since its release last month.

Song of the Day: Christmas Wish – Vadè

Multi-award winning, British, a cappella sensation VADÈ joined forces with R&B legend, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men and multi-platinum producer & songwriter, Erik “Blu2th” Griggs to release their first ever Christmas single, an a cappella arrangement of ‘Christmas Wish’. The single speaks of the excitement and anticipation surrounding two lovers sharing their first Christmas together.

Marked by the signature Vadé sound, filled with soulful harmonies and mesmerizing melodies, ‘Christmas Wish’ was written by Shawn Stockman and Erik “Blu2th” Griggs. For many, Christmas is a time to give and receive gifts, eat, drink and be merry, but this year Vadé is bringing the focus back to love and that ‘special someone’ with Christmas Wish.

“Having the opportunity to collaborate on a track with one of our biggest influences has been an indescribable experience. Boyz II Men paved the way for artists like ourselves and so working with Shawn is such an honour,” Roy Crisp (Vadé member) explained.

“It’s not everyday you come across a musical genius who understands our art form so intrinsically. Working with a producer of Blu2th’s calibre who both stretches us and embraces our creativity is literally a dream come true! I can’t wait for the world to hear what else we’ve got cooking,” added Philip Yeboah (lead singer of Vadé).

Vadé’s artistry and innovation has captured the attention of music lovers all around the world. Over the past year, they have accumulated over 10M views of their musical arrangements across their social media channels and have engaged with their fans through duets on TikTok. Vadé is keen to continue sharing their gift and causing listeners to reimagine music through a cappella by collaborating with artists and together, creating magic that transcends time.

‘Christmas Wish’ across various digital streaming platforms. Get into the Christmas spirit and have a listen below…

OUT TODAY: BeMyFiasco and TV Star Marcus Callender Share Tender Romance In New ‘U And I’ Video

Lifted from her debut album, ‘Where I Left You’ via +FE Music/EMPIRE, singer-songwriter BEMYFIASCO‘s single, ‘U and I’ speaks to the delicate balance of the Dallas, Texas native’s pursuit of romance in the midst of a demanding music career. What began as a freestyle in a voice memo has now become the most popular song on the album, reaching half a million streams on Apple Music alone.

Out today, the song’s official music video exclusively premiered via BET Soul and is now available on YouTube. Written and directed by Felicia Pride (Grey’s Anatomy, Netflix’s Really Love, OWN’s Queen Sugar, etc.), the video co-stars Marcus Callender (best known for his role as Power in Hulu’s Wu-Tang drama series) and reflects the song’s narrative by offering visual representations of emotional vulnerability, tender affection, and quiet confidence in romance.

Check out the steamy production below…

Song of the Day: Only – Rowlene (Feat. WurlD)

Award-winning, platinum-selling R&B Pop sensation, ROWLENE indulges a passionate courtship with her latest offering ‘Only (Feat. WurlD)’ .

Recently emerging from a 2-year hiatus with her sultry icebreaker ‘Would You Like That’, ‘Only’, the second single off Rowlene’s new seven-track EP Frequency, is an ode to one of the most essential love languages to maintain the spark between two lovebirds, the Art Of Pleasure. Complemented by sensual sonic texture and courting lyricism, the intimate future mash hit sets the mood for not only a craving for extravagant displays of affection but a simple appreciation for the little things.

Speaking on the creative process of ‘Only’ and what music lovers can expect from her EP, Rowlene shares:

“WurlD and I hadn’t met until the song was complete. The collaboration was effortless and organic.. ‘‘Frequency’ has so many definitions, from science to math, it is a significant observation that always hints to ‘more’. This project follows exactly that notion. Each song represents a twist or turn in the journey we call finding love and sometimes ourselves. One’s cycle can never be compared to another’s, yet when you’ve matched the energies when you’ve synchronized with someone – magic happens.”

‘Only’ is out now via Platoon. Have a listen below…

Watch Qbanaa’s New Video For Debut Single, ‘Truth and Desire’

Cuban/Irish singer-songwriter QBANAA (pronounced Cubana) has shared the video her debut single ‘Truth and Desire’.Filmed in gorgeous Dublin spots at Killiney Beach and the Botanic Gardens, the music video is simple yet visually aesthetic, translating the lust, mysteriousness and flirtatiousness in Qbanaa’s song. Outfits were styled by Eoin Gavin, who brought the ethereal visuals with light, simple and delicate pieces.

With a catchy bass line and soulful vocals ‘Truth and Desire’ mixes Qbanaa’s Spanish and English native tongues to create a flirty song celebrating the euphoria of re-discovering love after long periods of loneliness and includes choir-like sections resembling the honeymoon period of new lovers.

The debut single has already been featured on Eric Alper (who’s worked with Ringo Star, Bob Geldoff, Sinead O’Connor to name a few) and four Spotify editorial playlists; ‘A Breath of Fresh Eire’, ‘LED Lights’, ‘Fresh Finds UK and IE’ and ‘the Night Bus Edit’ and has been featured on Worldwide FM, Nialler 9, Hot Press and Golden Plec, to name a few.

Qbanaa will follow-up with single ‘Creative perfection’, produced and mixed by Dan Doherty in Darklands, who has worked with Fontaines, Damien Dempsey and Coolio (RIP)…but for now, watch the official video for ‘Truth and Desire’, directed by Niamh Bryson and shot by JP Quill…