New Track: How It Feels – Makk Mikkael

After dominating the limelight on NEW LEASE MUSIC earlier this year with single ‘Jungle’, MAKK MIKKAEL is back with her brand new single entitled ‘How It Feels,’

Feeling somewhat lighter than her previous melancholic offering, thanks to the layered electronic overtones, Mikkael penned the bitter-sweet number during her time in LA while going through the various dark stages of a relationship.

At the age of 19, you may think that this Canadian singer/songwriter has just slip onto the radar. Mikkael released a country album under the name Mackenzie Rose – at the age of 14 – and has worked with Felix Snow and producer JordanXL (Mike Posner).

Now entering a new chapter of her journey, MAKK MIKKAEL is striving to create change in the lives of others, experimenting and perfecting her craft with contrasting sounds that’s heavenly pure yet jarringly dense.

‘How It Feels’ is now available on all major download sites…check out the epic single…

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New Track: Louis Baker – Gave It All Away

LOUIS BAKER shares new single ‘Gave It All Away’, which follows two breathtaking songs ‘Fade’ and ‘Rainbow’ and a year of co-writing and songwriting sessions abroad. ‘Gave It All Away’ has been released as two different versions: one is a strikingly raw, acoustic recording by Baker, and the other is an electronic dance track produced by none other than Fat Freddy’s Drop legend behind the MPC, Mu.

Written alone by the young Wellington-based songwriter, “Gave It All Away” came to life late one night in a hotel room, far from the grounding lights of home. Baker recalls that moment of creative revelation: “I remember feeling the exhaustion starting to set in, after being on the road by myself in the UK for quite some time. The song is about not giving up on your dreams. It’s about never giving in. It’s about the resolve and determination one must have in order to make these dreams become reality.”

Last year, Louis spent a great deal of time overseas, creating new material and collaborating with a range of fellow songwriters from around the world. In late 2016, he attended ASCAP’s Songwriter Retreat – a prestigious songwriting camp held at the Château Marouatte castle in Southern France during the latter half of September. Previous attendees have included Ellie Goulding, James Bay, Mika, Mike Posner, Dougy Mandagi (The Temper Trap) and Tom Higgenson (Plain White T’s).

Throughout travelling and seeing the world in 2016, the 27-year-old Wellingtonian released two singles, “Rainbow” and “Fade”, which invited us into a new chapter in this soulful singer-songwriter’s book and a new era of his musical evolution, further marked by third release “Gave It All Away”.

So go on, enter into this talented singer’s new chapter and listen to this latest effort.

Song of the Day: Return of the Mack (Seeb Remix) – Mark Morrison

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On its 21st anniversary, MARK MORRISON‘s ‘Return of the Mack’ gets remix treatment from Norwegian dance duo Seeb.

Seeb had a sensational 2016, their remix of Mike Posner’s ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ became a Grammy nominated monster hit, and was globally the third most streamed song of the year, with over one billion streams.

MARK MORRISON‘s debut album in ’96, ‘Return of the Mack’, was a multi-platinum success, selling three million copies worldwide. The single reached number one in the UK, and spent a remarkable 41 weeks on the US Billboard singles chart, peaking at number two.