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

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…

New Track: Fine Line – Jimmy Smash

Following the release of their debut single, ‘Macadamian’, Norwegian soul-pop duo Jimmy Smash are set to drop their easygoing follow-up, ‘Fine Line’.

‘Fine Line’ was self-produced in vocalist Håvard Lyngstad’s childhood home and is a melting pot of organic instrumentation, analog synthesisers and rich 80s R&B melodies, carried by Lyngstad’s raspy tone and soft falsetto.

Depicting a tale of unrequited love, the song tackles “the dilemma of getting pulled deeper and deeper into someone, even though the person never returns the favour. Although lyrically melancholic, the juxtaposition of the tranquil production instils a sense of hopefulness throughout the carefree track, resulting in a nostalgic, halcyon aesthetic that is soon becoming their trademark.

Releasing their debut single in early October, the band saw exposure from Clash, The Burning Ear, Norwegian radio stations NRK P1 and P3, and rose to #3 in Norway’s Spotify Viral Top 50. Blending a soft R&B sound with pop rock elements, the duo conjure up a heavenly sound similar to the likes of Dornik, Matt Corby and James Bay.

Although fresh onto the scene, JIMMY SMASH are already starting to make their unique imprint on the music industry in challenging the pop music of today. With plenty of music to come, be sure to keep an eye on the soulful duo….

New Track: Macadamian – Jimmy Smash

Oslo-based, dreamy R&B duo JIMMY SMASH burst into the limelight with their debut single ‘Macadamian’.

From start to finish Håvard Lyngstad’s smooth, dulcet tones are nothing less than mesmerising. Dreamy and floating, his voice exudes warmth and comfort, perfectly poised above a soulful ambience created by Mikkel Guttormsen, whose easy-going, swinging rhythm rolls gently along a bed of distant synths. The premise and underlying melody for ‘Macadamia’ was created on a “beat-up” Finnish guitar from the 80s, providing a certain nostalgic element to the instrumental.

Guttormsen and Lyngstad both grew up in Fredrikstad, Norway, and although they socialised in the same circles, didn’t cross paths until 2012 in Oslo. Mikkel is a classically trained pianist whose long-term affinity for hip hop, led to him DJ’ing at parties and clubs around Norway, showcasing his home-crafted rap beats. A multi-instrumentalist (guitar, drums, vocals) and initially working as a singer-songwriter, Håvard transitioned into R&B at a later stage after realising the freedom for intricate wordplay and complex narratives. Discovering a shared passion for soul, R&B and groovy beats, the pair have been continuously collaborating and making music in their home studio.

JIMMY SMASH’s promising debut delivers a musical breath of fresh air shrouded in mystery, and with more music on the way, the Norwegian duo are certainly one to watch.

These guys are on a mission to challenge pop music of today…and I have to say, they’re definitely on the right path…Have a listen to ‘Macadamian’.