Malachiii Shares Reflective New Single ‘Love Me’ + Video

Rising singer, rapper, songwriter and producer MALACHIII opens his heart with the release of ‘Love Me’,” his debut single with Motown Records. On the track, the 25-year-old Southern California artist asks the burning questions that arise when you’re coming of age and falling in love. The first verse subtly draws listeners inward with lo-fi trap vibes and Malachiii’s softly delivered bars, building momentum before his voice starts to soar. The chorus gets vulnerable as he declares that he doesn’t want a partner’s adoration just to feed his ego—he needs love and support to ease his mind.

“Everything about this song feels so timely and full-circle. In a literal sense, it represents need to have someone that will take me as I am and love me unconditionally through this rollercoaster that is my life,” says Malachiii, “Symbolically, it represents the new journey ahead and all of the unknowns that come with “launching” my career as an artist and sharing my art with the world in the ways that I’ve always dreamed of.”

This new song marks a transitional moment in Malachiii’s life and career. Although ‘Love Me’ isn’t his first solo single—he dropped the brash rap cut ‘WYM?!’ last September—it’s a bold step forward in terms of both artistic maturity and scale. It’s his first release on Motown, hallowed ground for truly emotional songwriters. This follows him signing a publishing deal with Electric Feel. But now, with the release of ‘Love Me,’ Malachiii is demonstrating what’s truly special about his own music, showing the world his truest self, and preparing for his songs to start resonating around the world.

Check out the official video below for Malachiii’s single…

Song of the Day: Sunlight – Your Grandparents

Comprising of vocalists DaCosta, Jean Carter and producer ghettoblasterman, Los Angeles-based R&B/Hip-Hop trio YOUR GRANPARENTS make music that hints to the nostalgia of previous decades without feeling dated – and their single ‘Sunlight,’ is a true testament to that statement as the single oozes a smooth neon blend of hip-hop & neo-R&B which arguably takes you back to the nineties.

Sunlight is taken from their album, ‘Thru My Window’, out now via The Orchard. Nodding towards the realms of funk, soul, hip-hop, rock and blues, the self produced/written album is an alternative commentary on love in early adulthood. Illustrated through the joint perspective of Your Grandparents, the narrative portrays the origins of a budding relationship and its potential complexities.

Why not check out the video for ‘Sunlight’ (highly recommended):

Song of the Day: Foreva – DEVN

Contrasted with DEVN‘s care-free, upbeat introduction on his anti-love summer anthem ‘Freak Freak’, the multi-talented artist slows the pace and flexes his vocal chops on the sentimental latest single ‘Foreva’. The song finds the Charlotte, North Carolina newcomer embracing love with ethereal vocals that float over smooth production.

“‘Foreva’ is about being afraid to lose the feeling of love, and having the desire to hold on to a special romantic relationship that lasts forever.” – DEVN

Check out the official video for the single below…

Song of the Day: Royal – Lyne Nsongo

On the back of signing a new music partnership with Crep Select, London-based Belgian Congolese songstress LYNE NSONGO follows up with her latest single titled ‘Royal’, produced by Ocean and engineered by Hot Money (Stefflon Don, Krept & Konan, Stormzy). Serving as the first taste of her upcoming sophomore EP, the song sees Lyne speaking to women, wanting to make them realise their worth and their royalty, with the London-based singer, songwriter and producer affirming that “you were made of gold, handmade by the only One”.

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Royal’ and her desire to create empowering and inspirational music, Lyne Nsongo says, “The song comes from discussions I had with some of my female friends who were at very low points in their lives, I just want to lift them up and make them see their worth. I’ve realised that it’s my calling to deliver this empowering message through my music. If I can become an inspiration for girls out there to follow a good path in life, I believe I will have achieved my purpose in life. I have a gift and I want to use it to impact my world”.

Born in Belgium, Lyne Nsongo grew up in a very musical household, and honed her skills in music academies and dance classes as a child, before developing her sound further with collaborations with her brother and producer D.E.W.I. Now living in London, she comes with support from the likes of Trench Magazine, Red Bull, Capital Xtra, Missguided, Reprezent Radio and GirlsIRate, and is fast-becoming one to watch in the UK’s resurgent R&B music scene and beyond, as she brings her genre-bending slant on the genre and her hopeful inspirational message to the forefront.

Check out the official video for ‘Royal’ below…

R&B Upcomer Cheryll Drops Video For Latest Track, ‘What About Us?’

South London songstress, CHERYLL unveils her last video from her debut EP, ‘Transition’, which possesses a theme of relationships and love interests.

Bearing the EP’s theme, ‘What About Us?’ has the making of a 90s R&B slow-jam classic, which provides a dynamic experience, thanks to her sing-rap performance.

Cheryll has started off 2021 on strong note with the EP and the video is sure to keep the momentum going well into the summer. Expect more singles for this promising newcomer throughout the year…but for now, check out the video for ‘What About Us?’, shot and edited by videography duo Tory and Jolloff.