Genre-defying multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and half of the production duo Zookids, CASEY MOON is readying the release of ashes, the final installment in a trilogy of EP’s that tells a story about growing up, identity, love and loss. Previously released fountains EP and single ‘glass’ received praise from notable tastemakers such as Wonderland Magazine, Masked Mortal, Fashionably Early, Exclaim! and many more.
Brand new track, “halflight,” is about disassociating from a once familiar place. Casey used to have these moments a lot when going out – having fun with his friends one moment and the next he would be totally out of his body. The song’s production blends the styles of gothic new-wave bands with more modern sounds. Have a listen below…
A fair share of rejection is only a part of life, it should never alter any of your perceptions about yourself or the world around you. 14-year-old rising pop sensation ZEIGH-V displays nothing but pure confidence in her newest single, ‘Heart on My Sleeve’.
The song describes displaying one’s true emotions and disregarding fear and vulnerability. Zeigh-V sings, “Cause all my life I have forced myself, just to be someone you wanted, so tell me what you see, I’m not the girl you want me to be.” Zeigh-V’s euphonious voice sounds wistful against the pop track.
Zeigh-V’s sound is current and could be enjoyed by a multitude of audiences. In ‘Heart on My Sleeve’, Zeigh-V mixes a combination of pop, R&B, and some electronic tunes to create her own original sound. Have a listen below…
Elegant USA-based band KARMACODA shared their song ‘Dare’, which is taken from their latest album, Lessons In Time, via Sola Musa Music.
In the spirit of love, Karmacoda’s impassioned songstress Jessica Ford makes her desire known in the single, as she risks it all and takes the leap. Jazz-inspired instruments entice, while each word teases, calling a lover to action. Jessica brings the track together with her seductive vocals, making its final destination a sweet embrace.
Discussing the LP, the band’s on vocals and producer, Brett Crockett (aka B) says: “We began writing Lesson in Time immediately after the completion of the album before it (Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire) which dealt with the uncertainty of the early parts of the pandemic. Lessons in Time is about both looking forward to what the future will be and simultaneously looking back at what we once had, what we loved, and what we lost. Themes of time and flying and the need for emotional personal connections emerged, unconsciously, but they were obvious once the album was done.”
Having been placed in several film and TV scores, the three-piece band has won several awards including the Hermes Creative Awards (Platinum) for the ‘Lo-Fi Girl’ video and ‘Make Me The One’ video which also earned one Unglued Music Video (Gold) and three Davey Awards for Video Entertainment, Best Use of Music and Art Direction (all Silver). Based in San Francisco, USA, KARMACODA is comprised of Jessica Ford (vocals), Brett Crockett (aka B. on vocals and producer) and Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist Eric Matsuno (bass and other unique elements). The trio’s sound has been compared to a unique mix of Paloma Faith, Adele, and Pixie Lott.
‘Dare’ follows their video for ‘Time Flies’ , which clocked up over 12K views since its release last month.
Welsh alt-pop quartet SAFARI GOLD re-emerge with their latest single, ‘Last Chance Addict’, out now across various music platforms.
Lead vocalist’s Morgan and Danny – “The song plays on general morality and the less glamorous side of thrill seeking. An up tempo song for the deeper soul’d out there.”
The guys found relative success in their mid-teens under the name Cuba Cuba, following bands like Kids in Glasshouses and Funeral For a Friend during the Welsh power-pop zeitgeist of the early 2010′s.
15 years on, they can’t quit making music together. Album number two has been carefully crafted over four years and is set for release on the 27th of January. The band are set to announce a string of live shows this year.
‘Last Chance Addict’ is taken from their forthcoming Album ‘The Years Between Dog And Wolf’ which will be released on the 20th January 2023. Have a listen to their lush single below…
Multi-platinum songstress QUEEN NAIJA kicks off the new year with ‘Let’s Talk About It’ — a slow-burning soulful R&B single that calls out all the self-absorbed and drama-obsessed men of the world. Accompanied by a cinematic video that finds Queen taking back her power, ‘Let’s Talk About It’ arrives around the Detroit-bred artist’s milestone five-year anniversary of her breakthrough hit ‘Medicine’ (a double-platinum smash that premiered on New Year’s Day in 2018 and immediately set her meteoric rise in motion).
Co-written by Queen with Mike Woods (G-Eazy, Tink, Ty Dolla $ign) and producer Oak Felder (Kehlani, Nicki Minaj, Pink Sweat$), ‘Let’s Talk About It’ possesses a soulful backdrop of lush textures and hypnotic beats, the bold but vulnerable track challenges the men in her life to face their issues once and for all.
Directed by Sara Lacombe, the video for ‘Let’s Talk About It’ opens on a shot of Queen driving rapidly through windy roads. It soon follows her to an abandoned warehouse where two other women assist her in bringing out her man tied up for Queen to confront him. Once inside the shadowy warehouse, a series of TV monitors light up to reveal footage of emotional crimes committed in the man’s past, as Queen autocratically circles her captive. Spliced with gorgeously captured performance shots of Queen, the visual ultimately finds her urging him to talk about what he’s done and fully own up to his actions. Alongside Queen, the video stars actor/rapper Lil Meech as her man from the 50 Cent produced television drama series BMF.
Not only dropping just after the five-year anniversary of ‘Medicine’ — a track that debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 — ‘Let’s Talk About It’ follows another major triumph for Queen: ‘Hate Our Love,’ her early-2022 RIAA gold-certified collaboration single with GRAMMY®-nominated superstar Big Sean. Released last February — and later accompanied by an official video directed by Cam Busby (Wiz Khalifa, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby) — ‘Hate Our Love’ marked another showing on the Billboard Hot 100, amassed over 265 million combined global streams, hit No. 1 crowning Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart, and received a 2022 BET Soul Train Award nomination.
With more than five billion combined global streams to date, Queen made her full-length debut with missunderstood — a 2020 release that entered the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart at No. 1 and cracked the top ten of the Billboard 200. Nominated for a 2021 American Music Award in the Favorite R&B Album category, missunderstood features Queen’s No. 1 hit ‘Butterflies Pt. 2’ along with her RIAA gold-certified singles ‘Pack Lite’ and ‘Lie To Me’ featuring Lil Durk.