OUT TODAY: K-Riz Shares Single, ‘Whatever U Like’; Announces New Album

Following a string of critically lauded releases, hip-hop artist K-RIZ returns with ‘Whatever U Like,’ the first single off his forthcoming album, One Way Ticket, arriving next spring on Mo Gravy Records.

The single finds K-Riz leaning into a newfound joy and another dimension to his multifaceted rap persona. Reuniting with JDats, the producer behind the blissful blend of jazz-infused samples heard on 2020’s The Room EP, ‘Whatever U Like’ hits with lashes of delirious dance-oriented beats, a reflection of Riz’s current state of contentment and openness to exploration.

One Way Ticket, which will also feature appearances by Toronto rapper Junia T, emcee/singer Ice tha One, and Calgary-based, Zimbabwe-born newcomer K the Chosen, represents the urge to move forward and embrace new experiences. The rapper permanently relocated from Edmonton to Calgary in 2021, and with that came new influences and a necessary shift in perspective.

K-Riz’s past efforts Peace & Love (2021) and The Room EP (2020) garnered rotation on CBC’s The Block with host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe naming K-Riz as a Black Canadian artist you need to know. Those releases also landed him a nomination for Rap & Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the 2022 Western Canadian Music Awards. As part of the festivities

Look for more singles from K-Riz’s third full-length album, One Way Ticket, in the coming months. ‘Whatever U Like’ is now available on Bandcamp. If you like the track, purchase it on Friday 7th October for the next Bandcamp Friday when all sales go directly to artists. 

OUT TODAY: Eva Rawlings Shares Single, ‘5 Steps’

Following her singles ‘LIKE ME’ and ‘Tell Me What You Like,’ Pop/R&B artist EVA RAWLINGS returns with her empowering breakup anthem, ‘5 Steps.’ Inspired by an ex’s bad post-breakup behavior, ‘5 Steps’ showcases Eva’s passionate vocals set to a driving trap beat. Crafted with 11x platinum producer Ian Kimmel, the track delivers a catchy, danceable chorus while tapping into the bitter experience of seeing an ex move on.

Eva says of the track, “My idea was to write one of those counting down songs that went viral, but make it not corny. I liked the idea of writing a snarky song to your ex who got over you way too fast, spelling out what they must have done to be doing fine so quickly after the breakup. So many great producers and writers helped make this song what it is, and we finished it that day, so from the inception of the concept to it being mixed and mastered was less than 24 hours.”

A passionate social activist and feminist, Eva’s’ latest single, ‘LIKE ME,’ was created entirely by women, with streaming proceeds from the single pledged to U.S. abortion funds. She also organized and performed in a fundraiser show with other Berklee acts raising money for an organization to end gun violence. Eva continues to empower listeners with her latest single, ‘5 Steps,’ which is out now across platforms. Have a listen below….

OUT TODAY: Karen Harding Shares Third Single, ‘Drive Away’

Melbourne’s singer-songwriter, KAREN HARDING is halfway through the release of her four track debut EP, I’ve Got A Secret, releasing a track each month. Released today (9th September), her third single from the EP, ‘Drive way’, speaks to the desire to leave the mess, the difficulties and the current life experience behind and just escape.. or simply Drive Away.

Karen says of her latest single: “It is so easy to get caught up in the busy-ness and routines of life and sometimes we all experience days where it just seems so much easier to run away or escape the life we’ve created for ourselves. ‘Drive Away’ was written when I was experiencing this feeling. It was me, sitting with my guitar, daydreaming about the possibilities of getting away from my covid lockdown restraints.”

Likened to the sounds of Eva Cassidy, Sarah McLachlan and Karen Carpenter, Karen Harding’s music features alluring and ethereal vocals at the forefront, complimented by an instrumental soundscape that will send you soaring within a dreamland of imagination.

Since debuting her first single, ‘I Didn’t Realise’ in May 2021, Karen Harding has won the November 2021 Bendigo Bank sponsored Independent Songwriter Talent Show on Radio Eastern FM in Melbourne, Australia, for her single, ‘Anxiety’, Top 10 winner for the World Songwriting Awards, for her single, ‘Something Special’ and a nominee for Best International Artist on Crags Radio Independent Artist Awards in February 2022.

‘Drive Away’ is taken from Karen’Harding’s four track EP, ‘I’ve Got A Secret’ which is being released one single at a time, each month, and will be available in its entirety by October 2022. The EP is available for purchase at Bandcamp in digital download and CD formats.

Have a listen to the heavenly single below…

OUT TODAY: Listen To Bethia’s Track, ‘Fake Feelings’

Fresh off the back of her latest five-track EP, ‘Pt. 2,’ UK-based artist/songwriter, BETHIA is back with her latest single, ‘Fake Feelings’. The anthemic Pop/R&B track is a chance for her to harness and share her self-empowerment after going through what felt like a “fake breakup.”

Speaking of her self-written single, Bethia shares: “I created this song for anyone who has ever felt cheated of their own emotions in whatever situation that best resonates; especially if you find it hard to open up emotionally in the first place,”

Bethia is making a name for herself via gigs such as BBC Music Introducing LIVE, and Tileyard Studios, to writing with and for other artists. She developed her own segment – ‘Bethia’s Beats’ – as part of Danyl Johnson’s show for BBC Radio Berkshire & podcast “Best Thing”.

In 2020, Bethia teamed up with Danish Electronic R&B Producer/Artist, Mört to create a project of collaborative work heavily influenced by R&B, Pop and Trap Soul. Tracks from their EP’s “Part 1” and “Part 2” both appeared on Spotify’s “Brand New Chill” & “New Music Friday Denmark” as well as “New In R&B” on Apple Music. Bethia went on to release three solo singles that created a lot of traction on TikTok gaining her over 30,000 followers in the last year. Through fan interaction alone, her track “Should I Know Better” soared from 2,000 to over half a million streams on Spotify and Apple Music in just a few weeks. It currently sits at over 800,000 streams on Spotify alone and is due to surpass one million streams but the end of the year.

‘Fake Feelings’ is out today across all music platforms…Have a listen below…believe me on this, her journey is not to be missed!

OUT TODAY: Listen To Charlie Houston’s Single, ‘Dinosaurs In The Garden.’

The 22-year-old singer-songwriter, CHARLIE HOUSTON is following her Spotify USA Viral 50 track, ‘Wide Awake’, which she recorded with the Grammy-nominated electronic duo, ODESZA with her new single, ‘Dinosaurs In The Garden’ – out today via Arts & Crafts.

Speaking about the new single which finds Charlie tapping into a more grunge-pop sound, she says: “‘Dinosaurs In The Garden’ is about the fear of getting your heart broken while in a relationship. While you have no reason to suspect it’s going to happen, there is always looming anxiety about the fact that you’ve allowed yourself to fall for someone and now can’t control whether it works out or not.”

Houston, whose “contemporary R&B-inflected pop straightforwardly addresses the meaningful mundanities of Gen Z life” (Bandcamp) is following her 2021 genre-bending debut five-song EP, I Hate Spring which received praise from Zane Lowe, Rolling Stone, and SPIN, while landing a Spotify Times Square Billboard. As she prepares the release of her second EP, due out later this year, she will be joining ODESZA on their mammoth stadium tour which commences tomorrow (29th July), as well as concluding her cross-Canada support tour with JUNO Award 2022 Artist Of The Year, Charlotte Cardin.

Have a listen to the infectious ‘Dinosaurs In The Garden’ below…