New Track: Like A Child – Sarah Téibo

Multi award-winning Gospel singer/songwriter SARAH TÉIBO‘s latest single ‘Like A Child’ encourages each and every one of us to fully embrace the inner child and leave your cares and woes to the big man above. ‘Like A Child’  is the lead single off her highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Keep Walking’ due for release this summer.

Sporting a real smooth urban R&B drive, ‘Like A Child’ was written by Sarah with producer Luke (GKID) Grant, who produced Britain’s Got Talent 2015 semi-finalist Sakyi Four’s R&B/Afrobeat offering, ‘Simmer Down’. The four-minute production features the spine-tingling harmonies from one of UK’s promising singers, Tehillah Daniel and The Voice UK’s 2018 current contestant Jason Nicholson-Porter.

Sarah grew up in Nigeria where she started singing in choirs from the age of ten, citing Soul and R&B legends including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Kim Burrell as major influences.

In recent years, the London-born songstress is rapidly becoming the most-sought after musician in the UK’s Gospel circuit, following the release of her debut album ‘Walk With Me’ in 2016. She was nominated Best Gospel Act by MOBO Awards in the same year and won best album for her debut album at Premier Gospel Awards in 2017.

’Like A Child’ is now available on all digital music platforms, including iTunesSpotify and Amazon. Check it out below – not to be missed!

 

 

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New Track: I’ll Be There – Greg Banks

After debuting on NEW LEASE MUSIC with the funky number, ‘Tell Me’ – featured as Song of the Day – GREG BANKS returns with a brand new single ‘I’ll Be There’, released last Friday.

Hailed as the one to watch by Deli magazine, Banks takes a detour from the kaleidoscopic mix of soul, funk, pop and rock (as featured in track, ‘Tell Me’) and opts for a buttery smooth fusion of R&B and funk, showcasing his after-hours falsetto, which is very reminiscent of the late Marvin Gaye.

Soothe over your humpday and have a listen to ‘I’ll Be There’.

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.

 

Upcoming Release: Ring Ring – Harris Adams

British soul artist HARRIS ADAMS has teamed up with Grammy Award Winning producer Steve Sidwell and recording engineer Haydn Bendall (Van Morrison, James Blunt, Kate Bush) for his motown-driven debut single Ring, Ring. Go ahead, press the play button!

Ring, Ring is set for release on 28th April via Sponge Records.

Exclusive Interview with: Kastilano

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He gave us Still Dreaming (which is the most popular track on NEW LEASE MUSIC), It’s All About The Money and more recently, the hard-hitting What About.  Philly hip-hop artist KASTILANO is now in the interview seat, pouring out his passion and love for music. So if you heard his tracks through NEW LEASE MUSIC but don’t know nothing about the guy, well this is your perfect chance to get to know him!

NLM: Hey what’s up? When you first appeared on NEW LEASE MUSIC, you said you wanted to make a dent in the hip-hop game – so what’s the reception been like on your music?

K: Aw man the reception has been great so far only getting better and better. I mean I get so much love from my city of Philly all the way to London. It keeps me going daily  and motivates me to go harder on each and every track. I have concord having my very own unique sound and am blessed to be able to touch strangers who never met me to where they say they can really feel my  music and that’s a beautiful feeling. A few people don’t get it yet but they soon will.

NLM: So what do you think is wrong with the hip-hop game today?

K: Well a year ago I would have said its not enough music with substance  not enough artist being original (which I still agree with to an extent) but now I feel people are too worried about what others are doing instead of sticking to what it is that they do. I mean it’s ok to use different sounds and methods to make music, we all steal from each other at some point. The most important thing to me is staying true to self making the best quality music possible, that’s what I focus on. Times will change and the music will constantly change with it that’s just the facts.

NLM:  How would you describe your music and what make you different from the rappers today?

K: My music is what I like to call quality music! I actually give you me, my life, what’s real in my life. I don’t base my music off of what sound is catchy or in at the moment but instead I try to do the opposite of that automatically separating myself from the competition. I’m so different because I’m not afraid to touch on different subject that need to be spoke on or not just make music for the clubs but music for your brain and for ya soul touching the heart of people crossing boundaries going places I shouldn’t almost forcing others to do the same to keep up hahaha.

NLM: You have a catalogue of REAL  dope music. What’s your proudest track and why?

K: Thank you very much I truly appreciate that. My proudest track is a track from my 1st mixtape entitled The City’s Hero called Still Dreaming which is a song dedicated to my mother who passed away when I was a baby. I originally just did the song to get out my feeling for her but didn’t think it would get such the response that it did. I mean people said it actually made them cry feeling sad for me and others who could relate really feeling my pain. Best feeling is to be felt.

 NLM: Who do you listen to and who are your musical influences?

K: Honestly i listen to everybody from rap to R&B because I love music. I alway get handed cds in the streets and I always try to give them a listen at least once to see if it’s hot or not (I know the feeling of wanting people to give you a play).

I like lots of the 90’s early 2000’s Hip-Hop and Rap from Big L, Nas, Notorious B.I.G, Wu-Tang, L.O.X, Jay-Z, DMX, Beanie Segal, Mobb Deep, CNN, Snoop Dogg, Fugees, Big Pun, Diplomats just to give you an idea. On the softer side of things Isley Brothers, Whispers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rick James, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, R. Kelly, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Sade, Tina Marie, Chaka Khan, etc, etc I really can go on and on as you can see.

Little kids 5, 6 ,7 8 years old inspire me. The drug addict on the corner with talent you would not believe inspires me. Of course the greats like Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Run DMC, 2Pac, Eminem and many other greats inspire me. I’m just musically influenced.

NLM: Let’s take a step back for a moment: at what point did you want become a hip-hop artist?

Ok I wanted to be a rap since like middle school and really saw the light of it happening about 16 or 17 years old but with the streets taking a serious toll on my life music became last on my list of things to do. Now being a real live artist came into play about two years ago when I realized I really had what it takes with a sound like no other.

NLM: Were you in a group before you venture out as a solo artist?

K: Yes I was in a group called DB which stood for Da Buls (a Philadelphia word used to describe a boy, guy or man” which was me and my right hand man at the time who is also my blood cousin Da Bul Joe aka Superstar J aka Young Ca$h. His incarceration is what originally led me to go solo until he returned.”

NLM: If you were granted three wishes, what would it be?

K: Hmmmm these questions just get better huh? This is a great interview by the way but to answer your question I would wish for everybody to be equal to where color or race did not matter any longer nor would money everyone would be equal having the same ability to receive the same education, living circumstances and all. eliminating a lot of the problems we have here on planet earth as we know it. My second wish would be for it to be only 1 religion eliminating separation of people with just 1 GOD to pray to. The third and final wish of mine would be for it to be no diseases like aids, cancer and etc. We would all like better and healthier lives but still would have to be responsible with those dangers and worries no longer being around. Yeah I know I’m on my Nas /ft Lauren Hill-If I Ruled The World tip huh

NLM: So you have any upcoming project?

K: Yes after release of my latest mixtape Best Of KillEm Kastilano, my official self titled album Kastilano will be released on iTunes and every other major music outlet September 23rd of this year. Featuring my best work to date really taking it to the next level with 8 classic songs followed by 2 skits (somethings albums are missing lately)  trust me you will not this quality music like nothing you hear now.

NLM: How can potential fans make contact with you?

“Contact on Twitter & IG @215KKastilano like my page Facebook.com/KillEmKastilano also like my page Reverbnation.com/KillEmKastilano and subscribe to my channel Youtube.com/OneHalfadb for latest update of my vlog KillEmTv. Oh yeah search Kastilano on Youtube and Google Kill Em Kastilano for easiest and fastest ways to find me.”


NLM: Before you sign off, there’s one I’ve been dying to ask… it’s a silly question but I’m gonna put it out there…what’s your real name!

K: Wow haha my birth name is Kahseem! I actually say it in a few of my songs but yeah that’s me so until next time it was a pleasure talking to you and thanks for such a amazing interview I enjoyed every minutes of it! Signing out The City’s Hero, it’s KillEmmmmm!!! PEACE”