New Music Video: More – Lenny Harold

Taken from his recently released and critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘Cosmic’, which was released in September last year to rave reviews, Teddy Riley protégé, former Blackstreet member, and New Jersey R&B singer/songwriter LENNY HAROLD is excited to kickstart 2019 with the release of his highly anticipated music video for fan-favourite Cosmic album track ‘More’.

Produced by three-time Grammy Award nominee Armando ‘Mandobeats’ Colon, who has previously worked with the likes of Shaggy, Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Cam’ron and Fat Joe, with live bass and guitar arrangements from Ralph B. Stacy (Luther Vandross, SWV, Dru Hill), ‘More’ stands out as a timeless R&B slow jam, which is held together by LENNY HAROLD’s striking tenor and smooth vibrato, and honest and relatable songwriting about wanting more for and from a love interest.

The accompanied visuals see the smooth crooner collaborating with fast-rising cinematographer and photographer Richard ‘Parlay’ Copier of OneiPhotography, to create a storytelling masterpiece, which not only brings the record, which is already hailed a timeless R&B offering all by itself, further to life, but tells its own story of a woman stuck between trying to leave a life of pain and abuse behind, and the fear of leaping into the unknown with someone new.

Counting the likes of Quincy Jones, Marsha Ambrosius and Jamie Fox as fans, and with three critically acclaimed R&B projects already under his belt, before he released last year’s well received ‘Cosmic’ album, LENNY HAROLD is coming into 2019 as one of the best pure R&B talents out of America today. The rest of the year will see the New Jersey native embark on a short run ‘Cosmic’ tour across the US, along with the release of more visuals from the album, starting with ‘Heat’ in February.

Check out the video for ‘More’ below:

Song of the Day: Closer – IIDimensionz

 

II DIMENSIONZ stolen today’s hotspot with debut single ‘Closer’ taken from their upcoming debut EP ‘Love From Above’ out this month.

Featuring special guest vocals from Mark Asari and rapper Nick Brewer (Island Records) ‘Closer’ is a smooth slice of soulful R&B with plenty of old school vibes including a big nod to Rosie Gaines classic ‘Closer than Close’.

Whilst inviting special guests in for vocals all song writing, instrumentation and production is done by the boys themselves, and they’re keen to keep control of all aspects of creativity, something they’ve learned from their dads – who were both in the music business.

II DIMENSIONZ are cousins Nathan and Jermaine Williams, born and raised in East London. Their dads played with the likes of Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan and LL Cool, so the boys were brought up with music in their blood. “We were taken to watch band rehearsals and gigs and sharing the excitement of watching our fathers perform live was a huge inspiration. It laid the foundations to our own musical journey.”

Debut 4-track EP ‘Love From Above’ is described by the duo as a modern-day take on classic 80’s soul with 90’s R&B. Alongside the single, ‘Closer’ the EP also includes the tracks ‘Waiting Room,’ ‘Coming Together’ and a deep house edit of ‘Closer.’

Check out the live performance of the single.

Song of the Day: Blue Dot – Quincy

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Today’s song is coming from an unsigned American R&B singer/songwriter/rapper Quincy Taylor Brown -aka QUINCY –  named after his godfather, the legendary Quincy Jones.

Born in New York and was raised in Georgia, he’s  the son of 80’s R&B singer, Al B.Sure and the adopted son of music and fashion mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs . Being the son of a singer and growing up surrounded by different artists, QUINCY was naturally expected to follow in his father’s footsteps. Instead, he decided to try his hand at rapping and released the song Da Fly Way ft Yung Joc in 2008.

It wasn’t until his late grandmother told him “you have a voice” and that he “needed to sing” that he decided to pursue singing. In The Harbor TV interview, he stated that it took him a while to pursue the singing because he was scared to let someone hear his voice because he wasn’t even comfortable with himself. He also stated in interviews that his biggest musical influences are Biggie, Marvin Gaye, Al Green and Luther Vandross. QUINCY‘s sound is a mix of Al B. Sure with a hint of Drake.

Between 2009-2014, he released his mixtape Nothing Special as well as songs, Voicemail and Stay Awhile ft Kendre which appeared on BET’s 106 & Park. In December 2014 he released his track, Friends First ft French Montana, which was premiered on SKEETV and Power 106, became his second most successful song to date.

The free rap track titled Blue Dot (ft electric guitarist, Xeryus Gittens) was released in April, in which he talks about “topping off the night” with his dad’s widely popular Ciroc vodka. His latest effort is a change of pace from his other songs because of the electric guitar infusion. This upriser is currently working on his debut album (release date TBA) and planning to go on tour.

 

Star Song: Deceiver – Albert Gold

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Today’s song is Deceiver by British aspiring singer ALBERT GOLD.

The 23 year old east Londoner draws his influences from LUTHER VANDROSS, OTIS REDDING and JOHN LEGEND. After studying and creating music for most of his life, he has perfected his signature stamp of classic soul and pop, infused with a contemporary sound.

Have a listen to Deceiver, as you get the perfect opportunity of hearing the heavenly infusion, topped off with this guy’s classic soulful vocals -refreshingly brilliant!

If you’re loving, Deceiver, It’s well worth the visit to his SoundCloud page. Remember the name – ALBERT GOLD – as he is a very worthy artist with an EP in the pipeline! NEW LEASE MUSIC will keep you updated….