Tik Tok Sensation Lubalin Debuts New Single, ‘Long Txts’

LUBALIN has debuted his new single ‘Long Txts’, a smooth genre-bending hip-hop track – written and produced by the self-taught Montreal-based creator and artist – who writes, composes, produces, and records all of his own music.

On the release of his new single, ‘Long Txts,’ Lubalin shares: “Sometimes we try to simplify complicated things, and in the end, it only makes them more complicated. The song starts out clean and tidy, reflecting this desire to keep everything simple. But it won’t hold for long. By the time we reach the chorus, the song is erupting. The chorus is so eager to explode that it comes in a whole measure early.”

At the close of 2020, Lubalin skyrocketed to viral TikTok fame overnight thanks to his two original Internet Drama videos (here and here) that have amassed 53 million views, 12.8 million likes, and gained him 1.8 million followers on the platform in only a matter of weeks.

Stay tuned for much more to come from the multi-talented artist who is planning a series of new releases for 2021, including singles, EPs, and videos.

‘Long Txts’, is now available on all digital streaming platforms now via Cult Nation/The Orchard. Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Patience – Zach Zoya (ft. Angel)

Montréal rapper/singer/songwriter ZACH ZOYA collaborates with UK’s R&B king Angel on ‘Patience’, taken from Zach’s latest ‘Spectrum’ EP, a collection of energetic hip-hop, Intricate Rap and emotive R&B songs, showing off Zach’s versatility.

When regarding the UK R&B scene, Angel is a name that is at the forefront of those conversations, having topped the R&B charts as well as achieving a number of UK top 40’s from being a vocalist on tracks to writing them for others, he has written for the likes of Stefflon Don, Moneybagg Yo and Frank Ocean.

‘Patience’ is a mid-tempo R&B reflection on the struggle between chasing success and being present enough to enjoy the process. The official video for ‘Patience’ was filmed in Montréal and directed by Zoya’s close collaborator Le GED.

Speaking on the collaboration Zach says: ‘Patience’ is a precious song, it’s the highlight of the EP for me. It’s about the long and tough road to happiness and the paradox that comes during that chase. I talk about that in the song when I say, ‘Every time I think of joy, I lose a little’ and ‘If I keep chasing happiness I’ll never find it, I think it’s just a matter of where your head is at.’ This song is me trying to remind myself that I’m in happiness right now, living this journey.”

Watch the video for ‘Patience’ below…

Song of the Day: Fresh Paint – Andria Piperni

If you regularly pop by the blog, you may have come across Montreal singer/songwriter ANDRIA PIPERNI and her singles, ‘Above The Clouds’ and ‘Coming Home To You’, both possessing a jazz-tinged alternative fusion of R&B and soul, inspired by everyday experiences as well as her vividly surreal dream episodes.

Her latest, ‘Fresh Paint’ is just like a painting – the meaning behind the song is open to interpretation.  Featuring Andria’s alternative soulful R&B/jazz fusion, the single takes us away from life for a moment and into a magical place.

‘Fresh Paint’ is from Andria’s forthcoming Who’s Counting? EP, slated for release next year. Have a listen below…

 

French Disco Synth-Pop Band Le Couleur Shares ‘Silenzio’ Video

Hot off the back of the release of their album Concorde, released earlier this moth via Lisbon Lux Records, French disco synth-pop band LE COULEUR shares video for their single, ‘Silenzio’

Directed by the independent film director Ariel Poupart, the music video for ‘Silenzio’ has the beat picking up and flanged guitars take centre stage. ‘Silenzio’ is about death on the prowl, depicted as a betrayal in the mafia that ends with “il bacio della morte” (the kiss of death). Life and death is a powerful duality, but try as hard as we might, there’s no escaping the latter’s inexorable victory.

Director Ariel Poupart shares the concept behind the music video: “For Silenzio, we wanted to recreate the cabaret atmosphere of gangster films to match the song’s lyrics. We also went for the colour palettes and textures of Giallo films, that is to say the very saturated gore of Italian murder mystery films of the 70s.”

Currently based in Montreal, Canada, Le Couleur is led by Vietnamese-Canadian singer Laurence Giroux-Do and consists of Laurence, Patrick Gosselin (Bass, keyboard and guitar) and Steeven Chouinard (Drums and sequence programming). When finding inspiration for their sound that crosses the borders of synth-pop, nu-disco and French pop, Le Couleur turns to the likes of The Beatles, Bowie, Steroalab, Queen, Led Zeppelin and LCD Soundsystem. Their own remarkable sound draws closer parallels to the likes of Róisín Murphy, ABBA and Sébastien Tellier.

Le Couleur has received significant support across the globe, having been featured in publications such as The Fader, Noisey, All Music, Flaunt Mag, Brooklyn Vegan, Exclaim!, mxdwn, Atwood Magazine, Beats Per Minute, NOVU, CBC Music,  and Made In Shoreditch . The band is currently sitting at over 10.9 million plays across streaming platforms with features on noteworthy Youtube channels. Le Couleur has been nominated multiple times and won the GAMIQ prize for the ‘Best Electronic EP of the Year’ while their latest album ‘(P.O.P)’ was selected among 40 Canadian albums on the Polaris Music Long List.

Check out the video for ‘Silenzio’ below…

Andria Piperni Is Reaching ‘Above The Clouds’ With Brand New Single

From time to time, we all have those little voices in our heads stopping us from reaching our maximum dreams and desires. It may be human nature to protect ourselves from ‘failure’, but giving in to fear will only stop us from what we are truly capable of.

Canadian singer/songwriter, ANDRIA PIPERNI‘s smooth soulful R&B effort, ‘Above The Clouds’ is a firm reminder to ourselves – and the singer – that, no matter how hard things may appear to be, pushing through fear and taking that leap of faith, will you make you feel a million times better.

Have a listen to ‘Above The Clouds’ below…