Trust Tale Vents His Frustration In New Banger, ‘FaceTime’

New Jersey’s rapper and producer TRUST TATE should not even be alive today, because as the New York Times reported back in 1994, when he was only a 7-month-old infant, he was struck twice by stray gunfire while being pushed in a stroller in the middle of the Bronx where he was born, so it’s a miracle that the Jersey City native is here in 2021 and able to do what he loves.

As the saying goes, Trust Tate is playing with house money, and every day that he is still breathing is simply an added blessing, a matter of fact that you can hear in the freedom, ease, candour and spontaneity, with which he is creating and making music.

Even though he has been building a community on SoundCloud for years now, where he has released over 150 songs exclusively for his fans, 2021 marks Trust Tate’s official introduction to the mainstream music landscape, beginning with his brand new single ‘Facetime’ featuring emerging Bronx artist and producer Jus1, and produced by Certibeats.

Speaking about his inspiration for the track, Trust Tate says, “My music is like voice recording a therapy session and putting a beat over it, and ‘Facetime’ is another of those therapy sessions with me venting about my love and hate relationship with attention-seeking people and time-wasters, Facetime just happened to be the platform bearing the brunt of all my frustrations”.

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While his father came up as a teenager with legends such as Rakim, Eric Sermon and KRS-One in Long Island and the Bronx, and was well known as a breakdancer and graffiti artist in the late eighties and early nineties, his mother raised him on an eclectic mix of music ranging from Jay Z to Red Hot Chilli Peppers to John Mayer, and between both of them, it sounds like it was written for Trust Tate to become a musician.

His time at Cicely Tyson’s School for Performing and Fine Arts, and his psychology degree from Rutgers University, where he met audio engineer Andrew Boateng (Audiomack, Naja Young, Hanz), have only helped to hone his skills further and prepare him for what is set to be his breakout year, with his debut project scheduled for this summer…but for now, have a listen to Trust Tale’s latest…

Lauren Cruz Shares Break-Up Song, ‘Wonder’

New Jersey’s singer and producer, LAUREN CRUZ‘s new single, ‘Wonder’ captures that feeling of nostalgia after the end of a relationship. Whilst wishing the former other half the best, Cruz ponders and compares herself to the new flame over a soothing neon cut.

Despite being orphaned at the age of eleven, Cruz has forged a path as a promising female writer, producer and singer all from the confines of her bedroom. Taking inspiration from Sade, Majid Jordan and Tame Impala, her meticulously-crafted brand of neon RnB/pop has been featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds: Poptronix.

So keep an eye on this 23-year-old intriguing upriser as she has more material coming out very soon…but for now, listen to the mesmerising single below…

EM Shares Mystical Yet Pop-Friendly Single, ‘Say What You Mean’

Singer/songwriter EM‘s latest single, ‘Say What You Mean,’ weds pointed lyrics about forthrightness in a relationship to an otherworldly yet pop-friendly musical sound-scape. Produced by Chris Young, the song is the centerpiece of the her self-titled seven -song EP, ‘EM’

Directed by Parris Mayhew, the mesmerizing video prominently shows off Em’s (short for Emily) sensually and supernaturally. The New Jersey-native is dressed in a provocative gown, her raven hair streaked in white, deep red lipstick setting off bewitching green eyes and mystical elements such as ghostly clones, tarot cards and raindrops that turn to tears.

EM is already in the midst of completing another EP by the end of this year, working with famed Motown producer Michael B. Sutton (Sound of Los Angeles Records) and Gregor Stobie of Glasgow, Scotland.

‘Say What You Mean’ is now available on all DSPs…check out the video for the single below…

ANE Shares ‘Sex Machine’ Music Video

First generation Korean-American R&B/Pop-Soul artist ANE unveils the official music video for her single ‘Sex Machine’.

Featuring New York rapper Qu’ality and produced by Malcolm Fong, the song comes from ANE’s new EP ‘1-800-FANTASY’, released last Friday, (July 24) via Calabasas Records. Although the title of the song is fairly explicit, the Luca Silveira-directed video is a colorful and campy representation of its suggestive theme with fun, inclusive skits and scenarios.

Check it out below…

ANE Celebrates Her Sexuality In New Single ‘Sex Machine’

Following the release of her heartfelt ‘Kings And Queens’ single, honouring protesters on the frontlines and those lost to police brutality, first generation Korean-American R&B/Pop-Soul artist ANE released her brand new single ‘Sex Machine’ on Friday (3rd July) on all digital streaming platforms.

Produced by Malcolm Fong and featuring New York rapper Qu’ality, the song is from ANE’s forthcoming ‘1-800-FANTASY EP’, set for release July 24th…So get the first taste of the project and check out ‘Sex Machine’ below…