R&B Singer Nija Unveils Single, ‘On Call’

After sharing ‘Finesse,’ a highly relatable tale of not being able to say “no” to a toxic ex, Nija returns with a new single, ‘On Call,’ that finds her clearly in control when it comes to late night phone calls. Released today by Capitol Records, ‘On Call’ was produced by Ambezza (Drake, Future, Tinashe) and Larkin Noir.

Nija was recently named as one of VEVO DSCVR’s Artists To Watch 2022. She is also a member of the Black Voices Fund Artist Class of 2022.

‘On Call’ follows ‘Ease My Mind (Come Over),’ Nija’s debut single, which The FADER praised as a “booming, drill production-backed banger,” and ‘Finesse,’ which V Magazine described as “a smooth spitfire of a song that takes on a pounding bass and progressively smooth beat to help amplify the singer’s vocals.” UPROXX named “Finesse” as one of the best new R&B songs and noted, “Compared to her first release, ‘Finesse’ flaunts a slower tempo while maintaining a bounce.

Born in New Jersey and now based in Los Angeles, Nija had written scores of Billboard Hot 100 hits before she had even turned 21 Rolling Stone called her “one of music’s most sought-after songwriters.” Now – at 23 – the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning contributor is gaining widespread acclaim for her own music and relishing in the freedom to fully express herself.

InStyle noted, “Nothing is stopping Nija” and placed her on its “Badass 50,” a list of women who making the world a better place in 2021. VIBE hailed her as “a vocal talent whose sultry tone brings her lyrics to life.” Tipping her as a breakout artist on the rise, People said, “the brain behind some of the biggest hits…is now ready to make a name for herself.”

Check out the video for ‘On-Call’ below…

Rapper Young Pascal Drops New Track, ‘City Lights’

After the release of the highly successful singles ‘Ways’ and ‘Wasted Times’, YOUNG PASCAL has fulfilled the promise for an epic follow-up with his latest single ‘City Lights’, this time teaming up with fellow Perth artist Perry P and New Zealand based Kid Rey.

‘City Lights’ is the young artist’s fifth single to date, and is a true extension of his fusion of conscious rap lyrics and a melodic vocal performance which is reminiscent of the in-demand melodic rap movement making waves across the globe.

Even with vocal presets, Young Pascal brings in a certain dark rawness to set the tone for the record. Kid Rey, then Perry P, follow respectively with their feature verses, this time tapping into moody vocals in their own styles, rounding out the overall song.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the track, Young Pascal says: “City lights is all about getting lost in the sauce and losing yourself to chasing that temporary kick of happiness in life which happens to more and more people nowadays and an example is clout-chasing. People are so infatuated with their likes or follower count to feel like they are worthy, they’re getting blinded by the lights!”

Check out Yung Pascal’s fire track below…

Wellington Bullings Collaborates With Black Women-Owned Businesses And Artists For Empowering New Video

Inspired by the solidarity shown in response to the racial injustices that resurfaced in 2020, singer/songwriter, model, and actor WELLINGTON BULLINGS was compelled to tell a story that would focus on an empowering narrative. That narrative shines on her new single ‘Flame’. The song fuses Afrobeat and Soul to celebrate the beauty, power, and resilience of Black people (especially Black women).

To highlight this message, Wellington collaborated with a team of all-Black artists and local Black women-owned businesses for the music video. Everything in the video– from the custom garments and the handmade crown, to the cinematography, and choreography –were all crafted by Black dancers (of the acclaimed Cleo Parker Robinson dance company), videographers (Blackat productions), and fashion designers to create an aesthetic chock-full of meaningful symbolism. The lighting of the candle at the beginning of the video represents ancestral healing; the wired-flame crown represents rebirth.

Wellington Bullings says of her latest single: “When writing ‘Flame,’ I wanted to tell an uplifting story that would empower us. The music and visuals are meant to remind people that our story is so much more than pain and trauma. Yes, there is a painful history to recognize, but we also need to recognize and celebrate Black beauty and brilliance.”

Check out the video for ‘Flame’ below…

3Breezy Leaves Toxic Love Behind In New Single, ‘Can’t FWU’ + Video

After reeling in tens of millions of streams and earning acclaim from American Songwriter, FLAUNT Magazine, and more, fast rising New Jersey, R&B/hip-hop artist 3BREEZY unveils a new single and music video entitled “Can’t FWU,” out now on Capitol Records. Listen HERE.

On the track, he leans into thumping drums and smooth guitar with a melodic cadence. Pouring his heart out about a doomed relationship, he croons the hook, “I can’t fuck with you,” before warning, “Take a look at where ya at, I told you in the end Breezy gonna have the last laugh.” Directed by AROD2UP, the accompanying visual brings the story to life as it pulls no punches in its depiction of a rough breakup with a light at the end of the tunnel when our hero moves on.

It stands out as the follow-up to his recent single “Self Love.” Inciting critical acclaim right out of the gate, American Songwriter hailed it as “technically elegant and sonically moving” and promised it “sets the bar high for Breezy’s upcoming music.” It also garnered looks from Imprint, Hip Hop XXIV, and more. However, FLAUNT summed Breezy up best, christening him “Your new favorite R&B/hip-hop artist.”

The single paves the way for Breezy’s new project Catch A Breeze, which is available for pre-order now and set to be released on 12th November. The album caps off an incredible journey from Breezy who, in unprecedented fashion, changed to plans from being a veterinary technician to producing and releasing his own songs.

3Breezy will also be releasing a documentary in November, giving us an inside where he comes from, family in his life, and upcoming music….be sure to look out for that…but for now, check out the video for ‘Can’t FWU’ below…

Watch Sipprell’s video For R&B Single, ‘More Than We Are’

London singer, songwriter, vocal and string arranger & violinist – SIPPRELL has released her first single of 2021, ‘More Than We Are’.

‘More The We Are’ is the follow up to Sipprell’s 2020 EP release Bad History which received critical acclaim from the likes of Complex UK, Jamz Supernova on BBC Radio 1Xtra, foundation fm, Amazing Radio & more.

Speaking on the release, Sipprell says “More Than We Are was created during lockdown with producer Solomon Fox. The song is about fear of vulnerability and the games people play to protect themselves.”

Aside from her own solo material, Sipprell also boasts writing cuts and vocal arrangements on Nao’s latest album, ‘And Then Life Was Beautiful’, as well as performing violin and providing backing vocals for Ed Sheeran at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend earlier this year. Fast becoming a tastemaker’s tastemaker – Sipprell’s fans include Rosie Lowe and Barney Artist to name a few.

Check out the video for Sipprell’s spine-tingling single below…