STORRY Puts Rebuilds Her Life On New Single, ‘Intimate Abuse.’

STORRY is a sex-positive, queer, feminist, left-brained artist who is pushing culture forward. Writing and producing, she is intrinsically involved in all aspects of her career from designing album covers to directing award-winning music videos.

Her art is raw and honest to the max. After surviving an abusive relationship, the Toronto-born songstress was left with the shards of broken self-esteem caused by trauma that she needed to put back together again. Her latest single, ‘Intimate Abuse’ is about finding someone amazing and loving, who saw her as beautiful in all of her complexity.

Though rooted in R&B/soul, STORRY is at home in many genres. The JUNO Awards nominated her for 2020 Reggae Recording of the Year, followed by a 2021 nod for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year.

Have a peep at the official video got ‘Intimate Abuse’ below…

Song of the Day: Sunday – High Nelson

Bronx native HIGH NELSON gears for 2022, positioning himself as one to watch in the rap space with his first release of the year ‘Sunday’.

Being a relative of legendary calypsonian musicians, High Nelson’s Trinidadian influence is evident in his afro infused hip hop sound. These roots can be both heard and seen in ‘Sunday’, with Nelson showcasing an all too confident and relaxed delivery, rapping about his womanising ways over an equally laid back and tropical, trap infused instrumental.

Visually, High Nelson is in his element, his nonchalant demeanour and carefree attitude comes through in full force as he’s accompanied by an army of beautiful women in different settings, highlighting the intriguing message of the song which include Nelson’s struggles with women as his vice, and questioning the benefits of monogamy.

Check out the official video for ‘Sunday’ below…

5 Weeks Return With Video For Second Soulful Single, ‘Believe It’

Following the release of their pop/ rambunctious bass debut, ‘Can’t Have It’, UK (Brighton) Pop/R&B duo 5 WEEKS released the video for their second single, ‘Believe It’.

The new single is a reflection when a woman gets all googled-eyed when she finally found the one, over feathery layers of 90s – inspired soulful jazz, reminiscent of the likes of acid jazz heavyweights, D-influence and incognito.

A serendipitous musical relationship that was formed out of mutual respect for Reggae, Hip-Hop and rare groove, 5 Weeks consists of singer Alexandria and Darren Outbreak who cites array of artists such as Barrington Levy, Anita Baker, Soul 2 Soul, Mos Def, Anderson Paak, Gwen Guthrie, DJ Premier as their musical influences.

Being brought up in a musical family, many influences came from her mum being in a reggae sound system in the seventies and eighties, Alexandria has been singing and songwriting from a young age who was later picked by Sony for a publishing deal.

Darren began DJing at a very early age, getting his first club residency at 15. Starting out in electronic music, he broadened his horizons over the years with many genres in the musical landscape.

Since releasing their debut, ‘Can’t Have It’, which was well-received across the UK airwaves, the pair have collaborated with Choice FM’s legendary DJ Mix Master with the remix of their single, ‘Woman2Woman’.

‘Believe It’ will form part of 5 Weeks’ debut EP, ‘5 Weeks 4EHVA’ coming out in August. The pair are gearing up for an album launch party in their hometown Brighton on 5th September.

Check out the video below. You can also stream ‘Believe It Here.

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Song of the Day: As It Seems – Alice Rowe

ALICE ROWE‘s single ‘As It Seems’, heavily explores elements of jazz and old school hip hop, flush with smooth melodies, uptempo R&B beats and Rowe’s soulful voice, but for all of the surface level peace, there’s an undercurrent of uncertainty brought about by the confusing world we all inhabit.

Here, the British songwriter takes us into further detail about the meaning behind ‘As It Seems’: “I wrote this track after attending an art exhibition in London ‘Alice in Wonderland – Curious & Curiouser’, the concept was about a girl who struggled to survive the confusing world of adults, she also struggled to come to terms with life and learnt that there are many layers/ mysteries. It is thought that Alice and several other characters secretly suffer from mental health issues which helped me to come up with the lyric ‘behind closed doors you can’t see, nothing is ever as it seems’, this is a metaphor for the many doors Alice opens in Wonderland and also for real life where you never know what’s truly going on.

After attending the exhibition I felt that the concept fit with my current thoughts at the time and it felt right that I explore that. I then created the project. The art work is also inspired by one of the pieces of art in the gallery which I have in my home studio. This track is really exciting for me as I feel like this is where I found my sound.”

Any prior listener of Alice Rowe’s will notice her development from edgy pop with a soul overtone into this new realm of jazz and hip-hop inspired soulful R&B, which the young artist promises plenty more of in the coming year. Not only is ‘As It Seems’ a great standalone single, but it’s also part of Rowe’s bigger project, titled Nothing is Ever As It Seems. Have a listen below…

Nayla Savannah Returns With Smooth Joint, ‘Porch’

It’s a hell of a while since NAYLA SAVANNAH has graced this blog with her 2020 single, ‘Rollin’ and 2019 mixtape ‘Bixby Beach’. Fast forward to today, the California smooth spitter drops a mature sound to her dazy trademark on the brand new single ‘Porch’.

A song about finding peace and power within yourself, Nayla’s new offering captures the free spirit and inspirational lyricism that have earned Nayla Savannah a reputation as one of the most promising young women in modern hip-hop.

‘Porch’ was released on Tuesday (28th June) across various music platforms. Go and have a listen….