Song of the Day: I Wanna Dance/Lost Revisited – Heartstreets (ft. Karim Ouellet)

Montreal duo HEARTSTREETS (Gab Godon and Emma Beko) spent years perfecting their craft by releasing a string of critically acclaimed tracks.

The lead single off their 2016 debut You and I EP, ‘Cruising With You’, was an anthem that summer, garnering over 2.5 million streams. Following this success, Heartstreets shared the stage with the likes of Gallant, The Internet, Daniel Caesar, Charlotte Cardin, Busty and the Bass.

Their debut full length album, ‘Why Make Sense’ was released in February. Now, just a few months later, the duo have revamped some of the record’s key tracks on ‘Why Make Sense Revisited 2’.

The latest single/mashup, ‘I Wanna Dance/Lost, is a blend of the duo’s silky, smooth R&B sounds over hard-hitting beats, giving it somewhat a mainstream/likeable feel.

Check them out below…

Song of the Day: A F W M – MRG (ft. Lil Guccy )

On the heels of the release of MRG‘s full-length debut album, ‘Live From The Hurst 2’, the Dominican-American rapper shares the ‘new school’ trap number entitled ‘A F W M’.

Produced by Max Marlow, (producer of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Cryssy Bandz’s “HALO”) and featuring fellow Queens emcee Lil Guccy, ‘AFWM’ form part of MRG’s debut album Live From The Hurst 2, which serves as the full-length follow-up to MRG’s debut EP Live From The Hurst. The album is now available on all digital streaming platforms via Westvilla Music.

Watch the A1Vision-directed video for A F W M below…

Song of the Day: Fall For This – Jade The Moon

Taken from their sophomore EP, 11:11, Canadian duo JADE THE MOON‘s single, ‘Fall For This’, has made it to the today’s hot spot for its haunting yet euphoric alt-pop backdrop which makes way for singer Dani Le Rose’s delicately light vocals, telling the story of trying to fight against a downward spiral.

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SOTD: Gaming Star Kyra Jinx Records Debut Single ‘Side Ho’ In The Same Studio As Stormzy

Already a hit in the world of gaming, KYRA JINX exchanged the console with  the mic for her music debut with single ‘Side Ho’.

Delivering her own spin on rap across the melodic instrumental, the star from Spalding (Lincolnshire) weighs in on an equally impressive R&B hook too, striking a killer combination that is set to be the key to her future success.

Having recorded in the same studio as UK megastar Stormzy and the likes of X-Factor judge Tulisa and TOWIE’s Jessica Wright, the star magic has certainly found its way to Kyra Jinx. With just the right amount of straight-talking lyrics and sing-a-long bars mixed together, this joint nestles perfectly in to any current playlist from your UK faves and is a hit of empowerment for the ladies out there too.

Building an impressive and loyal following through gaming and love of live streaming on Twitch.com, Kyra Jinx made no secret of her desire to perform and quickly began to receive donations to help her book studio time and fund her music dreams. Ready to hit the booth, she then penned ‘Side Ho’ which is a feisty reminder for ladies not to forget their worth and calls out any guy that claims they’re serious about a girl when they’re not.

Teamed with a slick and colourful music video that is set in an arcade, packed with games (of course!), Kyra Jinx makes a no-BS track, which has the singer delivering an anthem for anyone who has ever been wronged.

Check her out below….

Song of the Day: Soliloquy (Wouldn’t Feel Alone) – Marshall Cecil

Genre-blending Danish group MARSHALL CECIL‘s poignant latest cut, ‘Soliloquy (Wouldn’t Feel Alone)’ – out now through their own label Heady – takes the listener on a symbolic journey through frontman Daniel Abraham’s mind.

Speaking on the track, the lead singer and songwriter explains; “It’s a self-examining conversation with myself that spins out of control and ends in a cathartic rap. It’s a song open for interpretation but for me, it’s about the relationship between excessive self-examination and loneliness.”

Addressing social isolation, a phenomenon increasingly common in an era where the physical is being replaced by the digital, the visuals feature auto-fictional elements including iPhone clips, personal footage from the trio’s recording sessions and live shows, alongside more intimate images showing a glimpse of the lead singer’s daily life.

Born from a close collaboration between the band and directors to create a visual story that draws from the song’s deeply afflicting and raw lyrics perfectly depicting “loneliness, this complex and unpleasant emotional response to isolation,” explains Daniel, talking about the concept behind the song and video. “We’re exploring loneliness while being surrounded by people. Sometimes the answer to our isolation is right in front of us – companionship – but we’re usually too busy finding the answers within ourselves. The song and video are not an answer to this problem – rather an abstract depiction of it’’.

Having made their mark on the international music scene with a series of enthralling singles and videos, gaining praise from the likes of Vice/Noisey and Clash Magazine, and notching up memorable live performances at some of the biggest international festivals including Reeperbahn and Roskilde – MARSHALL CECILl is not like any other band out there. Using their individual production skills, fusing elements from r&b, pop, hip-hop, with ‘Soliloquy’ they created a unique and potent music formula, one that is both triumphant, forward-thinking and touching at the same time.

Check it out below…