Revival Season share new single ‘Chop’ + Video

REVIVAL SEASON – comprised of rapper BEZ and Jonah Swilley, a founding member of Mattiel and also known for his production work with Moonwalks and Night Beats – share ‘Chop’, their latest single for Heavenly Recordings.

Claustrophobic as hell and crunching down in all the right places, ‘Chop’ is a close-quarters, rapid fire hip-hop track from the Atlanta based duo. Talking about the track they said: “This one came together naturally, and gives you a look into future lyrical and production themes coming from us The video happened the same way, just us walking through downtown Nashville making people uncomfortable.”

Revival Season released their debut single, ‘Iron Warrior’ for Heavenly in the summer of 2021 and most recently shared their Outernational mixtape to coincide with this year’s SXSW Festival. Assembled by Raf Rundell (O.M. Days, The 2 Bears), the 28-minute piece was a dub-infused fusion of riffs, rhymes and beats, equal parts King Tubby Prince Paul.

Check out the video for ‘Chop’ below…

Song of the Day: Badgurl – Groovy

Rising neo-pop/R&B artist GROOVY returns with the release of his intoxicating Jersey Club single ‘BADGURL’. The breakthrough act taps into the cultural phenomenon that put 2000’s R&B on the map, channeling love, lust and desire as he shares his ode dedicated to all the ladies who are looking to set themselves free by embracing their wild side. GROOVY’s vocals are easy on the ears, gracefully crossing between genres as go-to producer Alejandro flexes his ability to take a smooth slice of Y2K R&B and morph it into an ambitious Jersey Club anthem. Booming staple triplet drums, velvety sampled vocals and hypnotic keys swirl together to create a world fuelled by steamy passion, one that is sure to draw listeners in upon first listen.

The sophisticated badgurl anthem is accompanied by an official music video directed by Chris Andrade. The cult-inspired visual follows a beautiful girl who yearns for sexual empowerment and freedom. She stumbles across a magazine ad calling for all badgurls and decides to call the number listed. Soon after, she finds herself at an eerie warehouse surrounded by a group of alluring women dressed in black cloaks. GROOVY makes his entrance as the charismatic leader figure, and the two share a drink from a chalice, symbolizing the indoctrination of the newest badgurl.

‘BAD GURL’ follows the Union native’s latest release “jersey luv,” which was praised by media tastemakers around the world including BET, Mixtape Madness and more. The track also landed placements on top editorial playlists, including Spotify’s Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds Hip-Hop and Apple Music’s The New New York. Keep an eye out for GROOVY as he continues to shine with his eclectic blend of neo-pop, R&B, and house while solidifying himself as one to watch in 2023.

Song of the Day: Just Another Day: Asher Kosher (ft. Manik MC & C.REM)

North London rapper ASHER KOSHER – founding member of both the Hackney-based Root 73 studio and acclaimed multi-artist label platform, The Silhouettes Project – returns with the fourth single to be lifted from his forthcoming, as-yet-unannounced new project.

Following opening singles ‘On Our Street’ ft. Bel Cobain, ‘Focus’ featuring Eerf Evil and the biting social commentary of ‘Mug’, ‘Just Another Day’ turns the next page in Kosher’s lyric book. Joining forces with friend, long-term collaborator and COLORS alumni, Manik MC, as well as C.REM, ‘Just Another Day’ paints an unfiltered picture of inner-city life; the grind, the pressure, the vices, but also the friendships forged along the way.

Released alongside a self-directed official video shot across greying London streets – interspersed with shots of Kosher, Manik MC and C-REM enjoying a game of pool in a soft-lit local pub – ‘Just Another Day’ adds more fabric to the patchwork Kosher continues to weave, as he moves closer to announcing his new full-length project.

Raised on a diet of A Tribe Called Quest, Tu-Pac, Eminem and later, UK rappers like Dizzee Rascal, Sway and Choong Family – as well as Benjamin Zephaniah’s 2004 book, ‘Gangsta Rap’ – Kosher’s love of lyricism runs deep.

After spending years honing his craft – including supporting hip-hop royalty in The Pharcyde and KRS1, as well as legendary UK rapper, K Koke during his early twenties – ‘Just Another Day’ lands as another entry point to the evolution of Asher Kosher; rapper, thinker and pillar of his community.

Tilly Valentine Shares Her First Single Of The Year, ‘Statue’

Produced by rapid-rising musician, Conor Albert, TILLY VALENTINE latest single ‘Statue’, is an intimate and heavy-hearted love song, displaying Valentine’s fragile vocals with Albert’s intricate piano and production, infusing elements of soul, pop and R&B. A metaphor for sacrificial love, Valentine says, “Statue is about meeting the right person at the wrong time, but promising to wait for them until it’s right.”

Her creative process goes far beyond the music. Accompanying her first song of the year is a music video, capturing hope and sorrow both sonically and lyrically.

Valentine’s self-releases gain multi-million streams and broadcasts across BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music, The Hot List, Jazz FM and more. The BRIT School Alumna and independent artist continues to soothe the ears of many tastemakers, with 6 Music championing her “beautiful pop music”. ‘The brand new single ‘Statue’ earned itself a well-deserved spot on Spotify’s New Music Friday.

‘Statue’ producer, Conor Albert, experienced astronomical growth having caught the attention of Justin Bieber, Questlove, Jacob Collier, Tom Misch, Disclosure and Mac Ayres, alongside BBC Radio 1 plays with Jack Saunders; Future Artists, Sian Elery’s Chillest Show and BBC Radio 2 with Jamie Cullum.

This collaboration of London rising talent predicts ‘Statue’ to be a stand-out track of 2023…why not have a peep at the video for the single below…

Sofia Gillani Encourages Us To Channel Our Inner-Monster In Brand New Single.

London’s singer/songwriter SOFIA GILLANI‘s brand new single, ‘Monster’ is about expressing yourself through the alter ego of what society deems as a ‘monster’. Its fierce, impactful and deep bass, with raging build-up, is meant to bring out the best version of yourself, with one of the best messages: own it, even it scares people.

Sofia began her musical career at just nine years old; starring as a lead in the musical ‘Evita’. Since 2020, she has released five songs, each with their own invigorating videos. Her single ‘Water Run Dry’ has been featured by BBC Introducing and surpassed 9K views on YouTube. She has performed on various events from Westfield London to Haslemere Fringe and Luton Pride. Her latest track ‘Monster’ comes as a new dawn for the singer as she takes on 2023…check out the official for the single below…