July Jones Delivers Video For Single ‘Switch It Off’

Having released the audio at the end of last year, JULY JONES unleashes the  video for single, ‘Switch It Off’.

Speaking on the release, the British-Slovene artist says: “The single is about waking up from a one-night-stand and constantly thinking about the person you were with the night before. This is exactly what happened to my boyfriend & I, I became obsessed with fantasying about him to the point I couldn’t switch it (my mind) off.”

The fierce production mirrors the obsession and shows Jones hooked up to multiple videos of previous sexual encounters. Each video is drip-fed through cables that connect the braids on her head to the televisions, playing each individual memory back to her.

Check it out below…

Sofia Join Forces With Jesse Markin for Emotive New Single, ‘Sorry’

Emerging Finnish artist SOFIA steps into the new year with the brooding, R&B-tinged single, ‘Sorry’, featuring Jesse Markin’s thoughtful verses.

Opening up on the story behind the song, Sofia explained how the idea for the track came from the “cheesiest” quote she found – “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” She continues, “I wrote this song while going through a breakup, just admitting that you’re through can be a pretty hard thing to do, but some things can’t be locked out and need to be experienced”.

Jesse wrote his part as an answer to Sofia’s experience; “My aim was to capture the thoughts of one going through a breakup. The questions one might be asking, for example: does she love me for my public persona or is it just me? Why continue if the spark is missing? Am I making the right choice by leaving? What love should feel like and is our generation too hasty with these decisions? At the end the answers are something we have to figure out for ourselves”, he reveals.

Produced and co-written by renowned Finnish producer Matti Pitkänen, ‘Sorry’ continues with the almost cinematic but deeply rooted in personal experience’s sound Sofia has introduced us to in her debut EP ‘Heavy’, which has seen support from key music publications including Nothing But Hope And Passion and Bands of Tomorrow and Wonky Sensitive, as well as Spotify ‘New Music Friday’Playlist in Finland. Whilst her first international debut ‘Domino’, a mix between Billie Eilish haunting ballads, Khalid’s pop-inflected R&B and Anne-Marie’s truth-telling, put Sofia on the right path to becoming the next Nordic-pop sensation.

Have a listen to ‘Sorry’ below…

Bby Ivy’s Brand New Single Is ‘Sweet Like Honey’

Norwegian most exciting urban pop singer, BBY IVY‘s latest joint, ‘Sweet Like Honey’ speaks out on the many struggles young women face in the music industry today.

Having moved out to LA on her own at the age of 16, Ivy had to learn to grow up rapidly, and to deal with industry people who had ill intentions. This led her to mature beyond her years, and it’s very apparent in the lyrics: “Told the only way to reach the stars is to give up my biscuit. Got caught with your hand in the cookie jar, b* you had to risk it”.

Sporting an infectiously kaleidoscopic  drive, ‘Sweet Like Honey’ is her way of clapping back at these men and putting them in their place. This fresh-faced arist isn’t afraid to speak her mind, and stand-up for the morals she believes in. Through her music, she hopes to inspire other young women around her to do the same.

‘Sweet Like Honey’ is taken from Ivy’s forthcoming EP, ‘Grizzly’ out next month.

This spicy joint is worth a listen…check it out below…

Tasha Angela kicks off 2020 with ‘Undescribable Feeling’ video

Toronto’s singer/composer TASHA ANGELA releases captivating visuals for second single ‘Undescribable Feeling’ from her impending EP entitled “Hidden Gems” which is due out  4th February.

Released via Public Records/Universal Music Canada, ‘Undescribable Feeling’ is a deeply personal song about depressive feelings and the weight of wading through them. Tasha Angela’s voice soars, adding air to the confessional record. Despite the difficulty of the song’s subject matter each verse unfolds as a catharsis resulting in a single that is both somber and uplifting.

In the words of Tasha Angela: “Undescribable Feeling is about pulling yourself out of a dark place. I came home after a bad day, sat at my piano and words began flowing out of me. I hope this song can help others who are feeling down in life the same way it helped me.”

The accompanying music video for ‘Undescribable Feeling’ is choreographed, performed and art directed by Toronto based actor and movement artist Virgilia Griffith.

Check it out below…

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Songs of 2019

Here’s NEW LEASE MUSIC’s top ten music videos of 2019! Based on both readers viewing and editor picks, a few of the singles featured were first shown on the blog in the previous year (2018) and managed to held on for a well-deserved place on this list.

Go ahead and check out the videos below and I hope you enjoyed the top ten lists

10. HARD LABOR – LIQUID

9. JEALOUS – ASTHA

8. DRIVER – GOLD COMPLEX

7. SIMMER DOWN – SHIRAZ HEMPSTOCK

6. PROPERLY – NIZZY

5. DON’T GIVE UP – MAGGIE SZABO

4. LIAR – LUKE FRIEND

3. SOLILOQUY (WOULDN’T FEEL ALONE) – MARSHALL CECIL

2. SWEET LITTLE LIES – BÜLOW

1. Duro Dada Bimbi Philips