Co-written and produced with his musical dyad Jay Abdul, ETHAN BREAKAWAY‘s rhythmic debut single ‘Better’ enfolds an euphony audio contradiction with their almost nostalgic yet fresh charm of R&B crossover pop. Its catchy, simple melodies glide over the top of the glittery production with lethargic delivery with Ethan’s vocal. This then comes to a dreamy watershed moment in the middle 8 of which the song honours its nostalgic appeal with wistful chords and Ethan’s free, unrestrained vocals.
The focal lyric “No one does it better than you” recurs significantly throughout, which Ethan describes as his frustration with simplicity. “From where Jay played that riff on a very earlier stage of the production I knew where we should take it. The song represents the simply emotional state of knowing whatever shit happens, your partner should always know that no one does it better than them.”
Following the release of reggae/R&B fused track ‘Hi-Grade’, hot property ANGEL comes back, slamming down another banger entitled ‘Crud’.
The irresistibly smooth R&B number is coming from the Londoner’s latest EP, ‘Her’, which cranked up over 2.5 million streams since its release last year.
I’m telling you now: this is too good to pass up; better have a listen.
Cultivating a buzz in the underground music scene, ARTAN elevates the levels even further with the release of his brand new single ‘Opposite Interests’.
Entwining slick melodies with clever rap verses, ARTAN gives a fresh dimension to his music as he makes a seamless transition between singing and rapping- alternating between different flows.
The enchanting instrumental consisting of xylophone and piano samples echoes through the introduction and bleeds into his opening hook. The production, courtesy of Katmundu, oozes with summer vibes and gears us up for the season.
2016 opened the floodgates to a wave of interest following his debut release on Bl@ckbox, where he demonstrated his fiery flow. This consequently lead to an array of support from major online platforms such as Link Up TV, GRM Daily and SBTV for his latest releases.
‘Opposite Interests’ is taken from his debut E.P ‘Breaking Stereotypes’, released last Wednesday, which captures ARTAN’s eclectic sounds and delivery.
So here’s your chance to check out the first installment from his latest E.P.
LOUIS BAKER has leaped onto NEW LEASE MUSIC’s midweek hotspot with his most soulful single to date, ‘Addict’.
This increasingly popular New Zealand artist evokes classic soul through a seductive ‘70s bass groove and Motown-esque guitar stabs, which showcases a mellifluous vocal range and primal R&B scream. ‘Addict’ perfectly displays Baker’s multi-instrumentalist talents, as he plays the role of bassist, guitarist, lead and backing vocalist on this track.
The confessional single follows previous effort, “Gave It All Away”, which was aired on BBC 6Music and received online praises from Clash, Line of Best Fit, Indie Shuffle, EarMilk and MTV.
Go on, smooth over your Humpday; check out ‘Addict’.
A1 reeled off another hot installment from his series #A1Mondays, taking shape of his version of Bryson Tiller’s latest track, ‘Honey’.
For the remainder of this month, A1 will be putting his spin on hip-hop bangers from the mainstream, so be sure to check future bangers on Twitter.
For now, catch the Monday vibe with the revamped version of ‘Honey’.
R&B crooner QUINCY is back with his pops Al B Sure! for the remake of the 80’s hit, ‘Night & Day.’
The track, originally recorded by Al B Sure! in 1988, stole the top spot on the Billboard Hot Black Single chart which led to a Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance the following year.
Almost twenty years later, QUINCY looking to repeat his father’s success by adding his extra sultry/after hours trademark to the R&B classic…so go ahead, check out the video!
Murkage Dave and Patrick Scally, otherwise known as HALFBROTHER, have unveiled the dreamy and mesmeric visual for their new track ‘Love Letter’.
Directed by the award-winning designer and art director Kate Moross (Dazed & Confused, Vogue, NYLON) the video was shot in Dungeness, on the English Coast and follows last month’s release of the single. Written and produced by the duo and previously premiered on The Independent with further support from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Notion and 1Xtra. The track is the follow-up to their debut single ‘Go Tell The Mandem’, which i-D described as ‘quietly profound’ and ‘remarkably lucid’, and its Jeremy Cole and Marco Grey directed visuals and February’s ‘Sweet Talk’.
Earlier this month, the duo brought their first performance as a duo to The Old Blue Last as the main opening act for Star Slinger whilst this year they are set to release their debut album ‘Men Can’t Protect You Anymore’ which will feature their unique take on alternative R&B influenced sounds and exciting collaborations with UK Hip-Hop artist Oscar #worldpeace.
Singer/songwriter CHERRI V unveils her brand new single ‘Without You’, produced by Grammy award-winning producer Harmony (Jennifer Hudson, Maroon 5 and Ariana Grande).
CHERRI V is a storyteller and in this song the sassy songstress takes us through comedic life moments that most people can relate to!
The past 18 months have been very busy for the Londoner, who was featured on Lethal B’s top 20 hit ‘The Drop’, toured the world with several artists, and recently joined Teedra Moses on her European Paris date, and is currently putting the finishing touches on her long-awaited debut album ‘Brown Eyed Soul’. This album is her most personal and autobiographical project to date, which is why she wants to present the whole story as a complete album rather than an EP.
The beat is a beautiful soulful number that embraces the voice of CHERRI V, who releases her full repertoire of vocals on ‘Without You’ to deliver a mind-blowing performance.
‘Without You’ was premiered on DJ Ace’s, 1xtra morning show on BBC 1Xtra last week and has already got fans anticipating what will feature on ‘Brown Eyed Soul’. Prepare to be blown away by CHERRI V’s magical vocal prowess….