Rocky Questions The Ups And Downs Of Relationships With Debut Single, ‘How Will I Know’

Drawing comparisons with greats such as Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, and Billie Holiday, as well as future legends like Janelle Monae and Macy Gray, South Korea-based songstress, ROCKY has released her exquisite new offering ‘How Will I Know’, the first taste of her anticipated debut project – set for release early 2020 – with a second single coming next month.

Produced by Defnelson and written by ROCKY herself, the single tackles the common question “are they into me?” as it explores the good and the bad of relationships and situationships, the song lets you know when to cut the person you’re dating off. ROCKY’s raspy jazz vocals are offset by dark hip hop instrumentals, creating the perfect mood for a song about love in the dating apocalypse.

Alongside her exciting new music, ROCKY recently published her first poetry book titled ‘Blue Bird’, which saw the Montreal native exploring themes around blackness, womanhood, freedom, self-love, and their intersectionalities, to rave reviews. However her creative outlets don’t end there, she also appeared in Korean TV drama series WWW earlier this summer, and has performed in three burlesque plays, produced by Starlight Burlesque, including last year’s WWC Superstars and Open Letters, and last month’s acclaimed P.U.S.S.I Whipped.

You don’t want to miss this one…Have a listen to ‘How Will I Know’ below…

EP Review: 13:20 – Olah Bliss

Olah Bliss EP coverDescribed as MACY GRAY, BJORK and ERYKAH BADU rolled into one, urban goddess OLAH BLISS dropped her debut EP 13:20. The five-track production displays an atmospherically sweet take on soul and R&B, matched with the Londoner’s delicately soulful vocals. Definitely worth a listen! Give her a chance – check it out!

#Mustlistens: School Me, Objectify, Radar

 

 

Star song: Goes Up – Kin4Life feat. DJ Cellblock

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Today’s song is Goes Up by KIN4LIFE, produced by DJ CELLBLOCK.

It’s very rare that I feature producers on NEW LEASE MUSIC but this guys knows how to mix – just a have pop at the superbad bass -driving Goes Up.

The HaHaHa Production recruit is a connoisseur of bringing a hip-hop production to full life. He produced for top artists such as FLO RIDA, TRINA and DWYANE WADE.

The Romanian DJ and producer released album Waiting for Fame in 2012, in which the single, Me Not Afraid, was on Coast 2 Coast vol. 169 mixtape which featured the likes of JAY-Z, KANYE WEST, JADAKISS, MACY GRAY and JOE BUDDEN.

If you’re really digging this guy, have a listen to Goes Up…and it’s REALLY worth checking out his other tracks on SoundCloud.