NEW LEASE MUSIC has, yet again, unearthed another diamond from the overcrowded underground scene, this time coming in the shape of Olivia Duell – aka CURRIN.
Her latest single, ‘Sunshine’ sits on a bed of airy electronic overtones, conveying the feeling of being in a stable place, driven by the almost jarring downtempo bass which brings on that nagging inkling that something soon is going to go horribly awry.
CURRIN – the middle name of her great-grandmother and the maiden name of her great- great grandmother – plans to debut a new song a week on her Soundcloud and Patreon, where she will be largely experimenting with sparkly, Spyro the Dragon-esque compositions – so expect racy lo-fi/electronic-dominated numbers with jarringly bold sounds.
In addition to her weekly releases, the former member of folk/rock band Titmouse also plans to release an EP and music video this summer…with perhaps a few mixtapes in between…
For now, start your weekend right and press play on ‘Sunshine.’
As he gears up for the release of his album, ‘The Human Experience’, JONNY DEE slips his first installment, packaged in the one-of-the-kind track entitled ‘A Ways Away’.
the San Diego rapper’s otherworldly delivery cruises along with unique brand of psychedelic hip-hop, complimented by the running pace of the piano keys, which gives the entire arrangement a refreshing bluesy/De La Soul-esque feel.
For those who love hip-hop on another level, check out ‘A Ways Away’…and if you’re feeling this track, be sure to look out for this forthcoming album, set for release 12th May.
Just a little over three months after releasing their sneak preview project, ‘Meanwhile: The EP’ – plus their track ‘TBH?’ back in February – hip-hop trio THE DAYDREAMERS are ready to go all hard once again, with their brand new full-length mixtape ‘3 Eleven’.
From the offset, the mammoth collection greets you with their new-found hooks that make the toes curl involuntarily with skips of dub-heavy bass making its presence, slowly but surely, known. Although the forceful drive cries for attention, the real stars of the show are the uprising emcees’ delivery which vibes along the variety of beats that’s thrown at them, while shedding light on biographical accounts of their lives.
With recent releases, including this EP, showing a sharp improvement these guys are on a serious come up. Check out ‘3 Eleven’ below:
Must Listens: Energy, Krash, Commas, Group Chat
PHEBE EDWARDS graces her presence on NEW LEASE MUSIC with her latest single entitled ‘Space’.
Laced with a feather-light combo of chillwave and R&B, the track showcases this London-based singer/songwriter’s well poised and soulful instrument, yearning for freedom from a trapped relationship.
This songstress is firm fixture in the music scene who has performed and toured with heavyweights including Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, James Brown, Adele, Jessie J, Donna Summer and Rita Ora, She was also featured on Craig David’s track ‘Focus’ from his latest album ‘The time is now’ which went straight to number 1 on Spotifys ‘New music friday’
As a solo act, Phebe scored some success with debut single ‘Say Suttn’ charted at number 14 in the iTunes R&B chart within hours of its release. To date her most current releases and tour support for renowned artists Gabrielle, Sam Bailey and Louisa Johnson have pushed her fan base to over 12k.
With comparisons to Mary J Blige, Fantasia Barrino and Aretha Franklin plus praises from Jessie J, Gabrielle and the legendary James Brown – hailing her ‘A beautiful lady’ – you know you’re in great company here…so don’t leave this post until you listen to ‘Space.’
If you like what you hear and you’re in the London area, why not show your support and see Phebe perform at Jazz Cafe on 8th May, where she’ll be opening for Gabrielle’s new album launch.