Song of the Day: Someone New – Ida Elisabeth

IDA ELISABETH is a multi talented singer-songwriter hailing from Norway with the world at her feet. The young troubadour is entirely self taught, and has taken inspiration from fellow generation Z pop stars such as Olivia Rodrigo and Ariana Grande to paint her picture as an artist. She made her debut in late 2020 and since then has gone on to produce more and more of her own tracks, involving interesting synth lines and vulnerable yet strong lyricism.

She returns with another heavy dosage of catchy, melancholic pop, in single ‘Someone new’. Lending herself to her pop sensibilities once more, Elisabeth has crafted together a hugely catchy track that shows off her true vocal ability. Reminiscent of Grande in this track in particular ‘Someone new’ is a synth driven and ever resonating release that will surely pull at the heartstrings of many a music lover. Using transcendent synths and some cool, ambient electronic sounds to fill the air, it’s a song that will draw you with ease.

In what is a track fully produced, written and recorded by Ida, makes her all the more easier to invest and believe in. At still such a young age, she has a limitless potential and ‘Someone New’ is the perfect example of her offering.

Speaking more about the meaning behind ‘Someone New’, Ida explains: “Someone new is about falling in love with a person you originally didn’t plan on getting serious with. Even though you can feel the other person not reciprocating your feelings, you’re desperately holding on to them because you can’t imagine your life without them. You’re willing to be in a one-sided relationship just so you won’t have to see them moving on with someone new.”

Have a listen to ‘Someone New’ below…

Song of the Day: Lost In Time – Love Jimo

Inspired by experiencing great love loss over a long period, dancehall/afrobeat singer/songwriter/producer LOVE JIMO shares his latest single ‘Lost In Time’, out now on various music platforms

Featuring Love Jimo’s warm soulful vocals, accompanied by arrangements, where pop unites with dancehall and afrobeats, ‘Lost In Time’ also provides comfort for anymore who is trying to regain a sense of normality from great loss of any form.

Born In Nigeria, Love Jimo –  whose real name is Love Ezekiel Jimo –  scored his first success  single ‘Tinini’ in 2017 in his hometown, Ibadan and collaborated with fellow native artist/producer, Wrecobah the following year. Wrecobah extensive work includes producing multi-award winning Nigerian singer Timaya’s tracks, ‘Dem Mama Records’ and, ‘Sweet Like Sugar’.

Now calling Oslo his home, Love Jimo released a romantic love note, coming in the shape of 2020 single ‘High On Kasia’, which was listed by Spotify in the New Music Friday Norway playlist. Since starting out in 2017, Love Jimo has generated almost three millions streams on Spotify and almost two millions views on YouTube.

As you hear ‘Lost In Time’, it is very clear that music everything to Love Jimo; a strong interest that began while attending church from a young age which saved him from the streets. He conveys his raw feelings through each of his lyrics with such passion. His latest single is no exception, as he aims to reach out to those who are still hurting from great loss.

‘Lost In Time’ was released on 28th August on download and streaming sites.

Connect with Love Jimo via:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/IamLoveJimo/
T: https://twitter.com/love_jimo
IG: https://www.instagram.com/lovejimo/
Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mrlovelyboy
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lovejimo

Listen To Lokoy’s And Nils Bech’s Single, ‘Relay’, Ahead Of Debut Album

Norwegian artist, producer and creative maverick LOKOY‘s new single, ‘Relay’ (with Nils Bech) is a dazzling polyrhythmic pop cut incorporating African-inspired percussion and sampled Icelandic church choirs.

Lyrically the track addresses the complicated emotions and insecurities surrounding self-confidence. Speaking on the meaning behind ‘Relay’, Lokoy said: “The lyrics place me in the centre of a huge stadium surrounded by spectators. It’s just before I’m going to run a relay race and I’m regretting signing up for it. I wanted that imagery to mirror the insecurity I sometimes feel for my own appearance and the constant comparison/competition I have towards myself and others around me. I believe this feeling is quite common, and something many people experience. I want to appear as good as the others in the room, and when I can’t, it feels like a loss. “I went the wrong way, you went the runway” shows this constant comparison and the feeling that you are never quite good enough compared to others.”

‘Relay’ serves as the final taster from Lokoy’s debut album ‘badminton’, coming out this Friday, 22nd January, via Lokoy (under exclusive license to Propeller Recordings).

Have a listen below…

 

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Songs Of 2020

So here it is…NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Songs of 2020!

Here you will find an electric mix of genres – from rock/rap, adult contemporary to fun filled UKG and EDM/pop. Some of the tracks featured reflects the events of 2020, while others serves as great escapism songs.

So knock yourself out and check out the top ten list below…

10. Y -THBENJ

9. M TO THE B – MILLIE B

8. DANK’O’HOLIC – MARINA MASSANOVA

7. FEELS LIKE THE WORLD’S STOPPED TURNING –  DARREN PARRY

6. NEVER THE SAME – KANDA

5. SALT – VOXXEN

4. PHOTOGENIC – ASANDA JEZILE

3. STAGED HAPPINESS -THEO NOBLE

2. HEY – TOM ONE (FT. LAUREN MAY)

1. PAPI CHULO – rich nana

Song of the Day: All My Issues (Hit The Club) – Bby Ivy

BBY IVY dominates the blog’s Song of the Day hot spot with her latest single, ‘All My Issues (Hit The Club)’ – a carefree, dance anthem about leaving all your worries and obligations behind and going clubbing.

Maybe this epic track can ease you into your hump day? Why not check it out below…