JVSTN Shares Mesmeric Single, ‘Dancing With The Enemy’

JVSTN.‘s synth-heavy and forward pop single, ‘Dancing With The Enemy’ is his first original offering, following his smooth cover of Frank Oceans’ ‘Thinkin’ Bout You’. The New York-based pop artist has been working on his music production skills and started writing original music for the first time in 2021. Years of formal singing training, performing and recording with collegiate a cappella group The University of Rochester Midnight Ramblers, and music production courses have culminated to this very moment.

His new song actually started out as a songwriting and production exercise through Charlie Puth’s Monthly.com course. JVSTN. wrote the song with his best friend from college, Charlie Aldrich, and decided it would make an excellent debut. He produced the track himself in his Brooklyn bedroom and is excited to share it with the world!

Speaking of his debut offering, JVSN says: “‘Dancing With The Enemy’ is about a romantic nightmare a lot of us have experienced. I tried to capture the idea of teetering between semi-opaque feelings of a deep love and devastating hurt and anxiety. I go back and forth between infatuation and an uncertain dread. The music video (to be released in late January) focuses on a mysteriously alluring and manipulative woman. She draws me in and ultimately stabs me in the back – similar to what the feared venus fly trap does with its prey.”

This one’s a real beauty; why not check it out below…

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Songs of 2021

NEW LEASE MUSIC presents the Top Ten Songs of 2021, completing the top ten list series for now.

Here you’ll find a real eclectic mix of genres – so whatever you’re into, I’m very confident you’ll find it here!

Wishing you guys a great weekend and I hope you enjoy the list.

10. RETAIL THERAPY – TILLY VALENTINE

9. SAY MY NAME – THEO TAMS

8. SILVER LINING – THE MYSTERY PLAN (FT. BIG SUPREME)

7. HINT OF PINK – REALMA

6. 2840 – STRUGGLE


5. LOVE & FREQUENCIES – BOY NASH

4. CELINÉ AND THE BLUE – CRAVE LOVE

3. BABY ONE MORE TIME – GENA PERALA

2. I NEED YOU – CAITLIN MIN FA

1. KISSES – CHLOE CATTELL

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Albums Of 2021

Ok guys, here’s your chance to check out the Top Ten Albums of 2021 – and I have to say, this is a pretty dope list! I hope you think so too, so enjoy!

Be sure to check out NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Songs of 2021 tomorrow.

10. SIPPING REMY – OG EMMY

9. BLUE – DENIM BLÙ

8. PEACE & LOVE – K-RIZ

7. DON’T COME IN HERE – OLOFF

6. TAKE MY POWER – TUNNEL TRAFFIC

5. 034 – OLOYE COLDMAN

4. THE SILENCE EP VOL.1 – BLESSIN F

3. BAD – RICCO BARRINO

2. NOT A YOUT ANYMORE – TRIGGA RYDER

1. BREAKING ALL TH RULES – BENJI

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Music Video Of 2021

Happy New Year guys! Hope you had a good one.

Check out the Top Ten Music Videos of 2021 – I hope you enjoy!

Be sure the check out the Top Ten Albums of 2021 tomorrow – take care for now!

10. CAN’T FWU – 3BREEZY


9. SMOKE GOOD F**K BETTER – A S JAY

8. YOU DON’T WANNA/Y – TRUEMENDOUS

7. CHOP THE BUMMIES – J-ONYX

6. HOPE – MIKE BODY

5. NOT PERFECT – GENA PERALA

4. GIRLS – BLK

3.WE CAN’T STOP (MILEY CYRUS COVER)

2. RED DIE – TOOSII

1. A PLACE WHERE LOVE IS – K-RIZ

Song of the Day: Mark Twain – Shelf Lives

Taken from their debut mini-album ‘Yes, offence,’ slated for release in April 2022, South London duo SHELF LIVES‘ single ‘Mark Twain’ boasts two-and-a-half minute of flailing electronic breakbeats, glitched-out synths and churning distorted guitars – a prime example of the band’s post-punk/trash-pop amalgam.

Speaking on the new single, Shelf Lives singer Sabrina said: “We’re in an age of self-expression which comes hand-in-hand with opinion. We’re being told by each other who we can and can’t be, what we can and can’t feel and how to express it. Mark Twain is a, sort of, commentary on the confusion and complexity this behaviour creates of something meant to be genuine and authentic. It becomes safer to be emotionless, or at least perceived as, but as we waste these moments of vulnerability and expression a resentment and sadness build. This inevitably leads to the disassociation with these “new norms” and potentially social isolation.”

Originating from Toronto, Canada and Northampton respectively, Shelf Lives consist of singer Sabrina and guitarist/producer Jonny – who now both reside in Streatham Hill, South London. Bringing to mind the acerbic art-rock of Le Tigre, the intensity of The Prodigy, and the gritty garage-rock inspired electro bombast of Peaches, the band’s debut mini-album is sure to enthral en masse upon its release next year.

Check out the video for the single, directed by Florence Poppy Deary and Francesca Van Haverbeke (aka FLAN).