New Music Video: You Saw The Devil In Me – Liam Bailey

Nottingham soul musician LIAM BAILEY is marching on with his highly anticipated comeback, already garnering support from Clash Magazine, Complex, BBC 1Xtra, Earmilk and SoulBounce, among others, as he gears up to release his fourth studio EP titled Brand New on February 1, 2019. Today, he double backs with the EP’s excellent second single ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ and its accompanying visuals, premiered via Billboard.

Written by LIAM BAILEY and produced by frequent collaborator on this new project, Rich Cooper, whose previous production credits include work for Banks, Lucy Rose, Billie Marten and Tom Odell, ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ is an introspective and thought-provoking piano ballad backed by minimalist yet stirring string arrangements and gospel choral backing vocals, over which LIAM BAILEY bares his heart out, about facing his inner demons.

The visuals for ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ see Liam Bailey collaborating once again with James Beale, who directed the video for his recent single ‘Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her’ featuring Maverick Sabre. Beale also directed the visuals for Temples’ ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’ and Lion’s ‘Self Control’, as well as previous work for Adidas, Meadowlark and River Island. Filmed in Bulgaria, the visuals are stripped back, and allow for the record to take centre stage and grip the audience.

From his debut EPs, which were released by Amy Winehouse, his UK top 5 single with Chase & Status, and his seminal debut album, to collaborations with the likes of Gorillaz and Salaam Remi, touring with Paloma Faith and Ellie Goulding, and support from Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Jools Holland, LIAM BAILEY continues to be one of the finest voices and purest talents in British soul…check out the video below…

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New Track: Depend On Me – Cores (Ft. Maz)

Bringing smooth summer vibes and classic R&B flavours, CORES joins forces with Maz for latest joint ‘Depend On Me’.

Produced by Cores, ‘Depend On Me’ puts a 2018 spin on the Teedra Moses’ 2009 hit single ‘Be Your Girl’. Combining vibrant drum patterns with the mellow tones of Cores and Maz’ silky vocals on the hook, the lyrics detail the peaks and troughs of a relationship and wanting to ‘have your cake and eat it too’. This tongue-in-cheek track does have a deeper layer to it though, exploring the idea of fear in love and relationships.

Having spent the early 2000’s in the influential pirate radio crew ‘Haunted House Production’s’ the producer and emcee is verified in his authenticity. Flash back to Professor Green’s 2006 standout record ‘Upper Clapton Dance’, which featured the man himself, not only on production but laying down the final verse too. Although CORES honed in on his production craft, which awarded him with a string of ground-breaking records including Adamhood from the film Adulthood, Keep Moving by Paloma Faith, Bashy and Adam Deacon (from the 4, 3, 2, 1 movie soundtrack), and most notably as Executive Producer across all of Professor Green’s albums to date, his love and talent for emceeing has always remained burning bright.

After returning to the mic last year with two new tracks as an artist and showcasing his abilities across the board as rapper, producer and mixer, ‘Depend On Me’ showcases his maturity and talent alongside intricately woven beats, high-end sonics and sharp-tongued bars…check it out

Song of the Day: Dwaine Hayden – Stitches (Cover)

Dwaine Hayden

DWAINE HAYDEN gives a silky smooth R&B treatment to Shawn Mendes hit Stitches.

Coming from a large musical family, Dwaine has adopted powerhouse vocals that’s reminiscent of the 80s with a rich soulful tone that draws you into the modern-day.

At a young age he perform at the Earls Court Stadium, supporting Jay-Z and Beyoncé as part of a collective of upcoming artists. The newcomer also performed in an intimate setting for Prince Charles, Jay-Z, Rev Run, Russell Simmons and Trevor Nelson.

He went on to become lead vocalist for The Trinity Band, reaching the semi –finals on Must be the Music (sky1) and winning live and unsigned 2011 after the group split up. More recently, Dwaine appeared on The Voice UK 2016 with Paloma Faith  as his mentor.

Judging from his authentic vocals, coupled with his charismatic style and larger-than-life personality, the sky is beyond the limit for this guy…why don’t you check out his mind-blowing performance.

EP Review – Room for improvement – E-Thrilla

Ethrilla Room for Improvement

UK rapper/producer/songwriter E-THRILLA is determined to take hip-hop to another place through his EP Room For Improvement, released last month.

In this 3-track production, the Manchester-based artist incorporates the genre with refreshingly-light and echoic modern melodies, as featured in Simple and Ready. Romance Is Dead brilliantly samples PALOMA FAITH’s single of the same name, which is infused with his trademark of that modern, slightly sped-up simple and light undertone.

Room for Improvement is an EP that leaves you wanting more. With such innovative approach to hip-hop, it’s intriguing to see what E-THRILLA will do next…so stay tuned for more updates!

For now, have a listen to Room For Improvement (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)