BBC Introducing Artist Jude The Obscure Drops A Dreamy Anthem Of Perseverance

Upcoming singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist,  JUDE THE OBSCURE returns to offer out his latest dreamy jazz-fusion single, ‘Moments’.

The release follows on from previous hits, the smooth neo jazz-rap sounds of ‘Chapter 8’ and the pared back, guitar-led number, ‘Waiting’, both unveiled earlier this year to a welcomed response. The 24-year-old has also had an incredible impact at streaming platforms so far, with spots on New Music Friday UK, Jazz UK and Fresh Finds at Spotify and On The Corner and Jazz Scene: UK at Apple, as well as support on Deezer and Amazon.

Speaking of his latest release the South Mancunian says: “‘Moments’ is about hard work; about overcoming the hurdles that life throws at you; about coming out on top in light of the hardships we face in our day to day lives. It’s an anthem of resilience and perseverance – surviving your early twenties with ambition, aspiration and sanity intact is no easy feat. One way or another, we all find ways to cope with what’s going on around us, now more than ever.”

Check out the official video for ‘Moments’ below…

Song of the Day: Mañana – Xadi (ft. Nina Cobham)

‘Mañana’ was born from a long-standing mutual admiration between West Londoner XADI and Manchester’s Nina Cobham. Their musical chemistry is evident on the track with Nina’s ethereal bilingual vocals sitting atop Xadi’s production perfectly on the hook, and his two reflective, melodic verses proving a perfect complement to that hook.

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions, both artists have been extremely productive. Nina’s most recent single ‘Sola’ has amassed almost five million streams on Spotify and picked up support from the likes of Huw Stephens, Jamz Supernova, Children of Zeus and even music icon Christina Aguilera.

Meanwhile Xadi has also had an excellent year. Back in February, Xadi released his second EP project, ‘Day Ends’. The EP and subsequent follow-up singles have received support from Christina Aguilera, Reprezent, NTS, Rinse, No Signal and Foundation FM, and from tastemakers, Twin B, Lily Mercer, Jyoty and Jamz Supernova.

As well as official releases, Xadi also worked hard on putting out a series of Instagram freestyles and covers during the lockdown, which have led to him receiving praise from the likes of Kojey Radical, Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn and Jords. His work has also gained attention from the likes of The Guardian, Complex, Off The Block Magazine, The Pit LDN, Have You Heard, Mission Statement Magazine, Yahoo News and the Irish Times.

Check out the video for ‘Mañana’, directed by Kumiko….

Song of the Day: Waves – MNRØ

Following up from her widely-acclaimed debut single ‘I’m Not Running to You’, Manchester-based MNRØ’s latest single, ‘Waves’, displays a more contemplative, soulful side of her musical DNA.

This intriguing slice of futuristic pop is nonetheless just as addictive and catchy as its predecessor’s expletive-laden, confrontational blast of electro-pop, and seems tailor-made for sultry late summer evenings on the beach.

‘Waves is out now on all download and streaming platforms…have a listen below…

 

Rising Manchester Future Soul & RnB Artist Nina Cobham Enlists Bipolar Sunshine On The Remix Of ‘Sola’

Tipped by tastemakers including Jamz Supernova, BBC Introducing Manchester, Huw Stephens & NTS – NINA COBHAM has been on an upward trajectory since releasing ‘Sola’ at the beginning of the year. The original release has since surpassed over 3,000,000 streams on Spotify alone – defying the odds as an independent artist and proving that anything is possible, even during a pandemic.

Now Nina unveiled the remix of the well-received single, featuring Bipolar Sunshine. Check it out below…

 

Song of the Day: Need To Do This – Trigga Ryder (ft. Sizlak)

Previously featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC with tracks, ‘Thats A Fact’ and ‘Not Staying The Same’, Manchester’s Rapper TRIGGA RYDER teams up with Devon-based rapper, Sizlak for a slick boom bap number entitled, ‘Need To Do This’, available now.

As this is a track that displays the guys’ pure determination to keep their passion for music alive, I’ve decided to drop this banger on a Monday to give you guys some motivation after the weekend. Check it out below…