Following the release of her debut EP ‘Systems Fail’, which was released last year to rave reviews from fans and critics alike, 18-year old indie / bedroom pop upriser LILAC SPIRIT is back with her brand new single and first offering of 2020 titled ‘Nothing Is Real’.
Unveiled alongside a fitting music video, shot in Kyiv, Ukraine, and directed by burgeoning filmmaker, photographer and creative designer Ubik Litvin (Vogue, Marie Claire, VIVA), ‘Nothing Is Real’ will serve as the precursor for her upcoming debut album, which is scheduled for release this autumn.
Speaking about how ‘Nothing Is Real’ came about, Ukraine-born Lilac Spirit says, “The chorus came to my mind about three years ago, but with absolutely different lyrics, but when I found this song unfinished a year later, I was dealing with some inner conflicts. It didn’t take me long to think of the new lyrics, because they were just my mind’s reflections that were perfectly matching the melody. This song is a reality check for me, because neither my past nor my future is real. We are just stuck there with our present, which is, in fact, momentary. Yesterday is a memory, and tomorrow is unknown, today is fleeting. So is anything even real? Yes or no, why should it matter anyway?”
Check out the surreal visuals for the single below…
After travelling across Portugal, for over a year through his Dreamlife tour, collaborating with various upcoming artists including singer Catarina Lima (for single, ‘Lightwork’) and Breana Marin (for single, ‘Reckless’), rapper J. KAS returns home to Sheffield, for the brand new, Michael Krause-directed video for smooth R&B/hip-hop joint, ‘#Hometown’, featuring Chicago’s R&B singer June B.
Featuring the Sheffield spitter roaming around the town he calls home, the four-and-a-half minute video was produced from the demand of J. KAS‘ growing fanbase.
Check out the video for ‘#Hometown’ below…
Australian hip-hop artist CITIZEN KAY dishes up a tasty fun-packed, funk-fuelled joint titled ‘Funny Business’. Paying homage to the glory days of soulful US rap music of the 80s, the accompanied video could be mistaken for a US cult 80s movie or sitcom, which features the rapper kitted out as a typical high-flying yuppie.
Speaking on the release, Citizen Kay says “The track explores our relationship with mainstream media and how we’re expected to trust it all without question. People need to find their own truths. Stop adopting everything you read or see without researching it for yourself.”
2020 marks a fresh chapter for the ARIA-nominated artist who has toured Australia extensively, supporting the likes of Public Enemy, Run The Jewells, Ice Cube, Danny Brown, Wiz Khalifa and Earl Sweatshirt.
‘Funny Business’ is now out on all major download/streaming sites…but before you head out, check out the dope visuals for the single below…