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…

 

 

 

 

Oslo Based Producer And Artist LOKOY Shares New Single ‘Both Eyes’ Ft. Safario

Ahead of the release of debut album ‘Badminton’, Norwegian futuristic artist and producer LOKOY (aka Lasse Lokøy) shares new single ‘Both Eyes’ with fellow Norwegian Safario, with an accompanying video shot on a tiny propeller aeroplane.

Perfectly exemplifying Lokoy’s experimental songwriting and production, and putting Safario’s raw talent on full display, ‘Both Eyes’ was written, recorded and mixed in just eights hours in Lokoy’s home studio. Determined to make a “banger” one day prior to the album delivery deadline, the resulting track is a feisty two-minute attack on the senses sitting somewhere between Blur and Beastie Boys.

Out now on all download and streaming sites, ‘Both Eyes’ sets the tone for Lokoy’s album ‘Badminton’, slated for release on 22nd January 2021, via Lokoy (under exclusive license to Propeller Recordings). Check out the video for the single below…

Song of the Day: Quit While Were Ahead – Voxxen (ft. Lulu)

Following up on his single, ‘Salt’, which claimed the blog’s Song of the Week title last month, VOXXEN presents his latest, ‘Quit While Were Ahead’.

Unlike his previous effort, ‘Salt’, which possess bold uses of electro rock and indietronica, ‘Quit While Were Ahead’ is more of a minimalist affair, taking on feathery indietronica soundscapes.

Check out the accompanied video below, which features the Norwegian artist himself. Expect a string of singles from Voxxen plus an album release later this year.