Song of the Day: No Limit – Hannah V (ft. Shystie and Pepper Rose)

Celebrating boldness and individuality, ‘No Limit’ is a 6-track testament to the fearless and their pursuit to break barriers, and with the lead single of the same name featuring UK Rap great Shystie, the power combination can’t help but set the unstoppable tone of this EP.

The lyric video is representative of the feminine strength on this record. Pastel hues delicately swirl into a watercolour backdrop as the bold, courageous lyrics stand with power on the screen

Having written, produced and played for artists including Stormzy, Rihanna, Jessie J and scoring a Top 10 album in JP Cooper’s ‘Raised Under Grey Skies’, HANNAH V is a music pioneer. Her determination and desire to always navigate to success irrespective of gender, ethnicity or class has remained her driving force and within her latest release, it is exactly that which she captures.

Rooted in friendship, the music is a by-product of teamwork, fierce resolution and the talent within her circle. Premiered by DJ Target at 1Xtra, lead single ‘No Limit’ features Shystie and Pepper Rose and is anthemic in its charm with a valiant hook and the infectious, quick firing delivery of rap. Within the other 5 records that make up the EP, Misha B, Cherri V, Ama Schreyer, Nicky Brown and Mike Ellison join HANNAH V on the journey and it’s packed to the brim with soul, depth, meaning and instrumental heaven. Think of it as a road trip, with all of your friends and different discussions happening along the way, emotions pouring out at varied pace, some getting soulful and deep whilst ten minutes later you’re all singing together with the windows down. Hannah V captures it perfectly on this EP, only on this trip, there’s ‘No Limit’ as to where the road will take you and how fast you need to go, just as long as you continue to break down barriers and keep it moving….

Check out the bold and beautiful lyric video for ‘No Limit’ below…

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Song of the Day: Isolated Pawn – Juga

Combining the world of chess and music may seem like an impossible task, but Chilean conceptual artist JUGA proved that the two worlds can coexist with finesse through her debut single, ‘Isolated Pawn.’

Featuring a combination of stunning orchestration, Spaghetti Western guitar twang, and JUGA’s spine-chillingly yearning vocals with lyrics displaying unflappable survival techniques through difficult situations, ‘Isolated Pawn’ could be easily hailed as a James Bond theme song.

Also a celebrated ambassador of chess in her home country and a women’s chess activist worldwide, JUGA has already captured the hearts of Chess enthusiasts worldwide with live performances of the track at the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Georgia and the Global Chess Festival in Budapest, with her target now being to captivate the wider world to the science, psychology and art of Chess.

It’s time to immerse yourself into JUGA‘s world and watch the lyric video for the emotive ballad below:

Song of the Day: Cologne – Kat Deal

North London singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist KAT DEAL first burst unto the scene in late 2016 with her critically acclaimed debut single ‘Staring Back At Me’, which was supported by Clash Magazine, BBC Radio 2, Spotify, The 405, Record Of The Day, BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing, among others. Now she’s here, stealing NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Song of the Day spot with the slamming R&B jam ‘Cologne’, the first single from her forthcoming debut EP, which is set to be released in February 2019.

Produced by fast-rising Turkish beatsmith and musician Baker Aaron, who has previously worked with the likes of Nick Brewer, Kadeem Tyrell and Naomi Scott, ‘Cologne’ is an infectious and energetic offering, backed by lush instrumentation and clever musicianship, from the smooth bass guitar play to the catchy synth keys to the clever beat switch in the bridge. KAT DEAL holds these all together perfectly, with her commanding vocal display, glorious melodies and lyrical offering.

With a well-versed musical pedigree as a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and arranger that has seen her tour the world, playing for Robbie Williams, Felix Jaehn, Eliza And The Bear and Jodie Abacus, among others, KAT DEAL is excited to take center stage with her own music, which can be described as modern alternative R&B-Pop with a 90s slant, and is defined by her use of lush 80s synths, 90s inspired melodies, honest and relatable lyricism, and her unmistakably powerful voice.

Check out the lyric video below:

New Music Video: Fine Line – Jimmy Smash

Following the release of their latest single ‘Fine Line’ last month, alt R&B/pop duo JIMMY SMASH unveiled a rather spaced out video which showcases clips of nature at its very finest.

‘Fine Line’ is the follow-up release to debut single, ‘Macadamian’, which garnered support from music tastermakers including Clash magazine and Spotify Viral 50. With melodic fusion of carefree pop/R&B, this single – which tells the tale of an unrequited love – may well continue their newfound attention.

Watch the lyric video for the single.