New Track: On The Way – Icey Stanley

Coventry-based artist ICEY STANLEY has dropped his brand new single ‘On The Way’, taken from his latest EP ‘Still No Love In February’, a follow-up to his last year’s project, ‘No Love In February’.

Boasting a mix of upbeat and smooth jamming joints, the latest EP includes collaborations with producers Carty S, Diamond Jay, Gifted Society  MAC (Music Always Cures) and Kevin Gani, including one feature from KK The Sensei. The lyrics are relatable for those that have been in position including Icey and a reminder of those feelings that can be expressed through this song.

‘On The Way’ follows his summer 2018 release, ‘Something I’m Needing’ Feat. Tocky Vibes, ‘Mid Summer Drip – EP’ with Birmingham’s own Mr Macee & Lets Go EP. The project features production from various producers.

Check the video for Icey’s latest jam below:

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EP Review: Crisis – Phé

With downtempo, electronic soundscapes and an occasional soaring of the guitar riffs, PHÉ gives afterhours R&B as we know it a dark and sinister makeover through her latest EP entitled EP, ‘Crisis’.

Through the dense(ish) arrangements, the Vancouver-born/Los Angeles based singer/songwriter’s crisp and sassy vocals poke through, offering the EP that much-needed lightness.

If you love a contemporary take on soulful R&B, then you’ll definitely enjoy this pretty neat package. Check her out below:

Must Listens: Incredible, Crisis, About Us.

New Track: Be Mine – Vadé (ft. Jermaine Riley)

R&B/A cappella sensation VADÉ released their loved-up single, ‘Be Mine’ today, just in time for Valentine’s Day today.

The latest offering crushes most women’s misconception of men being ‘players’ and proves there are still good ones out there who are more than willing to settle down. Written by band member Jermaine Sanderson, ‘Be Mine’ documents a man’s burning desire make a commitment to his love interest …and makes it potently clear that he’s not into playing silly games.

Born as a brainchild of Philip Yeboah and JJ Hammerslay back in 2013, VADÉ now includes three powerhouses, Jermaine Sanderson, Roy Crisp and Joseph Anti to enhance their rich soulful harmonies, armed with a jazzy/R&B fusion.

The winners of Sky 1’s Sing: Ultimate A cappella 2017 release of their debut album, ‘Cry Your Heart Out’, recorded at the renowned Abbey Road Studios. Following their 2017 debut release, VADÉ continues to generate recognition, scooping the 2018 A cappella Awards for Best Quintet along the way.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on the five-piece act as their latest soothing love note may be their breakthrough single. Check it out below:

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vadesings
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vadesings
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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4WRmZFsekldnGI9cum10PD

 

Song of the Day: Feeling Today – Zhao

Hailing from Los Angeles, electro-pop artist ZHAO sets the blog’s limelight ablaze with ‘Feeling Today’, the infectious track featuring electronic soundscapes, which leads to a surprisingly funk-filled bassline and soulful vocals, evoking a sense of optimism and euphoria.

‘Feeling Good’ follows his string of 2018 releases, which earned spots on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Summer Heat playlists and back-to-back live performances at some of Los Angeles’ most prestigious venues, such as Resident LA, The Moroccan Lounge, The Satellite, and Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Festival.

This guy is definitely made of the REAL stuff; looking forward to his future releases.

Check him out below:

EP Review: All In Me – Laolu

LAOLU‘s 2018 single, ‘How To Feel’ has got me fired up enough to look out for her debut  EP, ‘All In Me’…and judging from the strong support she received from BBC 1xtra and The Best Line Fits, it seems that I’m not the only one left hanging for the nine-track set.

Kicking off with a moody introduction through single ‘Buffering’, the EP predominantly delves into the haziness of smooth R&B and soul. Fifth effort, ‘Disconnect’, showcases a flair of the blues, intensifying the spine-tingling sensation presented in the EP. ‘So Right’ momentarily breaks away from the collection’s misty theme by injecting a smooth chirpiness of the Afro/reggae-esque bassline.

Those who admire the musical prowess of artist H.E.R, will definitely warm towards the South-East London songstress, who wants to offer the listener a fresh perspective on traditional R&B/Soul – and she does it perfectly through ‘All In Me’. Check her out below:

Must Listens: Disconnect, 20’s, Love Lost Found.