New Music Video: Mention Nothing – Thidius

South London alt-pop five piece THIDIUS have brought their latest single ‘Mention Nothing’ to life with a psychedelic and eye-catching video. ‘Mention Nothing’ is the lead single from their upcoming release ‘Inversion.’

The video features singer Izzy Risk performing stunning vocals, and contrasts kaleidoscopic, distorted imagery with black and white footage. Thidius’ five-piece line-up allows them to create a sound that is multi-layered, but beautiful and cohesive. The song itself features catchy guitars and soulful singing which, when combined with a funky rhythm section and more moody synths, allowing ‘Mention Nothing’ to be at once upbeat and atmospheric.

THIDIUS’ line up also include Ben Hayes on synths, Tom Driessler on bass and Harry Pope on drums. Hailing from New Cross in South East London, THIDIUS are in good company and have made a name for themselves through collaborating with a plethora of creative’s from this growing artist hub. They achieved recognition by supporting their South London contemporary King Krule on his 2014 European tour. THIDIUS’ live performances have received praise from the likes of London on the Inside, who described them as “a young band that are completely in their element on stage.”

Blending a range of influences including jazz, funk and synthpop,THIDIUS have an exciting sound that is both soulful and ethereal. The video brings this out by taking simplistic footage of Izzy Risk’s charismatic performance and giving it colourful, dizzying distortion. With an EP to follow this summer 2017 looks set to be a defining year for these south Londoners.

New Music Video: I Wanna Be Free – Gents

Following the release of their debut album, Danish alt pop duo GENTS are with a back pop art video for their latest single, ‘I Wanna Be Free.’

The four-minute production shows snippets of different characters in different situations, with something in common –  longing for freedom. The track pay homage for those who are still searching.

Take a peek at the video for ‘I Wanna Be Free.’

New Track: You – Rainbow Shark

Produced in the shadows of railway arches in their adopted home of Camberwell, South London, RAINBOW SHARK unveiled their new single ‘You’.

Their four-minute offering boasts merging contemporary electronic soundscapes coupled with elements of murky Bristol soul and haunting guest vocals, provided by Scandi songstress Monceyron.

Since first joining forces on a colourless Manchester afternoon, Jack Levy and Bill Wright have enjoyed glowing praise for both their recorded and live work. This first offering of 2017 sees the pair explore a more sultry side to their songwriting, following on from November’s ‘Level With Me’ – hotly tipped by the likes of Record of the Day, Gary Crowley at BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio.

‘You’ is available now on all major music platforms…have a listen to their latest offering.

New Track: Come Alive – Gee Wizz

From the age of 16, Gregory Molinar – otherwise known as GEE WIZZ – has been going hard, as a hip-hop artist –  but by his mid-twenties, this Massachusetts emcee completely changed when he let The Lord, Jesus Christ into his life.

His latest track, appropriately entitled, ‘Come Alive’, essentially praises the big man upstairs for coming a better and stronger person and stresses the importance of having him in your everyday existence, over some smooth and atmospheric soundscapes.

There’s a series of singles plus an EP in the pipeline, so keep your eyes peeled here on NEW LEASE MUSIC…but for now, listen to his word and check out ‘Come Alive.’

 

 

 

Upcoming Release: Maybe I’m Wrong – Nors (ft. Tolu Salako)

To mark the launch of their record label, Nors Music, international music collective NORS are all set to release their single, ‘Maybe I’m Wrong’.

Featuring the sensual vocals of Nigerian musician, Tolu Salako, the forthcoming offering features an equally sensual fusion of R&B, pop and reggae (think of a chilled out version to Zouk) with strong presence of the tribal-esque bass and the flirtatious accordion.

Led by Argentinian multi-instrumentalist Alfredo Norese, the growing success NORS is built on the talent from the UK, USA, Africa and India who’ve cracked up attention and support from various independent radio stations and blogs. To ignite their new-found awareness, the team will digitally release one single each month via their brand new label…so keep an eye out for their future projects!

For now, have a listen to ‘Maybe I’m Wrong’, which will be available on all major digital music outlets from 1st May.

New Track: Views Of You – Sofi De La Torre (ft. Taylor Bennett)

Following the release of her previous track $, SOFI DE LA TORRE makes a quick return to NEW LEASE MUSIC, teaming up upcoming Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett for the latest bitter-sweet single, ‘Views Of You’, released on last Friday under her self-style banner #PopDoneRight.

On ‘Views Of You’ both Sofi and Taylor speak regretfully about a lost lover. Soft pads, guitar and delicate fluttering piano allow de la Torre and Taylor’s vocal lines to shine, propelling their vocals to the fore.

Taylor, who recently teamed up with brother Chance The Rapper, Lil Yachty and Jerimih, imparts a robust verse over the delicate instrumental, produced with Finnish producer Jonas Karlsson, who has worked on so many of Sofi’s past successes, including ‘Flex Your Way Out’ feat. Blackbear’. The late-2016 single received extensive support, including an interview with Noisey on Beats 1, her first BBC Radio 1 spin courtesy of Jamz Supernova, and her highest play count yet, with over 5 million hits across Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud.

‘Views Of You’ is the latest single from the debut album, following the chilled alt-pop cut ‘$’. To mark release of the album, the Berlin-based singer will be visiting London to perform at The Woods in Shoreditch on 13th May – so if you’re in the area, stop by and take in the dreamy R&B pop vibes.

For now, get a taste for things to come and listen to ‘Views Of You.’

 

 

 

New Music Video: Feathers Falling – Amani

Hailing from South London, singer/songwriter and producer AMANI revealed her stunningly haunting visuals for single ‘Feathers Falling’. The track was written as an ode to her sister who tragically took her own life.

The video, created by award-winning visual artist Redhoot, is a dark representation of the track, leaving interpretation open to you guys.

‘Feathers Falling’ is part of AMANI’s debut EP ‘Perpendicular’ and will be released on her own label 2NOR…but for now watch the video for the stunning single.

Song of the Day: After the Storm – Ava

Today’s song comes in the form of downtempo/dream pop effort, ‘After the Storm’, the debut single by UK singer/songwriter AVA.

Amongst the bitter-sweet fusion of the melodic overtones and hauntingly dense chords, the five-minute production offers light at the end of the tunnel for those who are in the moment of uncertainty.

Signed Evil Genius Records, the pop songstress first came onto the scene at the age of 15, when she was invited to record in the BBC’s prestigious Maida Vale Studios where renowned acts such as Snow Patrol have performed. Having spent years perfecting her craft, AVA is currently writing with Eastern Disco and is ready to steal the limelight…so here it is…have a listen to ‘After the Storm.’

New Music Video: Love Letter – Half Brother

Murkage Dave and Patrick Scally, otherwise known as HALFBROTHER, have unveiled the dreamy and mesmeric visual for their new track ‘Love Letter’.

Directed by the award-winning designer and art director Kate Moross (Dazed & Confused, Vogue, NYLON) the video was shot in Dungeness, on the English Coast and follows last month’s release of the single. Written and produced by the duo and previously premiered on The Independent with further support from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Notion and 1Xtra. The track is the follow-up to their debut single ‘Go Tell The Mandem’, which i-D described as ‘quietly profound’ and ‘remarkably lucid’, and its Jeremy Cole and Marco Grey directed visuals and February’s ‘Sweet Talk’.

Earlier this month, the duo brought their first performance as a duo to The Old Blue Last as the main opening act for Star Slinger whilst this year they are set to release their debut album ‘Men Can’t Protect You Anymore’ which will feature their unique take on alternative R&B influenced sounds and exciting collaborations with UK Hip-Hop artist Oscar #worldpeace.

New Track: Oceanful – I.AM.WILLOW

Following her 2016 release ‘Satellite’ London based, classically trained singer-songwriter I AM WILLOW reveals new single ‘Oceanful’, taken from her upcoming EP, set for release later in the year.

The new single draws all the influences of the Malta-born musician’s cinematic-pop explosion trademark, complimented by a heart-tugging soulful vocals. Accompanied by a strikingly powerful cinematic video, ‘Oceanful’ carries a strong reminder of (in the words of I AM WILLOW) “to never choose someone else’s ideals over your own.”

Take time out and watch the video for ‘Oceanful.’