Song of the Day: Dangerous – Matt Blvck

Hailed as one of UK’s next R&B break-out star, MATT BLVCK ends the week on a smooth note with his afterhours single, ‘Dangerous’, the second hot R&B joint to appear on the blog this week.

The South Londoner’s latest effort follow his project, ‘After Party’ which has reached over 2.5 million streams, with the single off the project ‘Nia’ reaching the Viral 50 Spotify chart. Since then, Matt has travelled to the States where he premiered his well-received single ‘Weekend’ in Atlanta, which earned a place on the ‘New Music Friday’ USA playlist.

Time to witness another star-on-the-rise; check out ‘Dangerous’ below:

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Upcoming Release: Girlplay – Brandon Rivers

Having already been featured as a ‘One to Watch’ by BBC Introducing and having performed newcomer sets at Bestival, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist BRANDON RIVERS is set to release his flirtatious R&B afterhours number ‘Girlplay’ tomorrow (14th June).

Taking influence from the sexually charged vibes of Prince, the midnight sound of The Weeknd and the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, ‘Girlplay’ encapsulates the ‘boy meets girl’ sensationalism within East London nightlife, using the nightclub setting, which is commonplace in Brandon’s music, to help enhance the intimate yet tumultuous nature of his soundscape.

Speaking of this upcoming single, Brandon explains: ‘’Girlplay is a track I wrote during a period where I was going out a lot in East London, it’s inspired by a lot of the typical female characters I witnessed in nightclubs….The track is about a night in particular when I was finding myself being drawn to someone who was extremely narcissistic and using their own sexuality as a way to make people do as they pleased, I wrote the lyrics in the nightclub that same night.’’

Check out ‘Girlplay’ below:

Song of the Day: Dawn – Mackenta

MACKENTA‘s latest single, ‘Dawn’ chronicles when you fall head over heels for someone HARD, knowing that the person isn’t in it for the long haul. Despite seeing the warning signs, you let the relationship go on. Come on, hands up, we’ve all been in that messy situation!

Speaking of the R&B/pop number, the Toronto singer/songwriter said: “I felt a lot of mixed emotions while writing “Dawn.” Nostalgia over the good memories and potential, resentment about not being something more, shame over allowing the situation to escalate so far. I’m telling it from my point of view, so there’s a sense of blame towards this person who is not mature enough to take things seriously; but also realizing that I’m equally to blame for not drawing the line or understanding my own intentions. Ultimately, it’s about two people who both need to heal before they could ever be together.”

Look out for MACKENTA‘s EP dropping later this year. For now, check out the video for the melodic ‘Dawn’ below:

Song of the Day: Silence – Little Grace

Northern contemporary R&B three-piece, LITTLE GRACE,  has linked up with producers and songwriters  XamVolo, Tee Soulful and Danny Casio for their latest single, ‘Silence’, a delicate yet impactful track, that appreciates moments of silence in a society full of deafening distractions.

Based in North West England, LITTLE GRACE sits in a landscape where the R&B scene is growing slightly behind the South of the country. However, although still in their infancy, the trio have worked with some notable names, including Bristol-based drum & bass producer TC, German producer and DJ Robin Schulz and Liverpool based XamVolo, who is also currently making waves in the Northern R&B scene.

In each of their previous singles, LITTLE GRACE has presented an original nostalgic sound that takes elements from their influences in Motown, 80’s synth pop and post 2000’s electronic and R&B. Building a catalogue of music that captures everyday life, their lyrics are honest and unfiltered, storytelling through smooth vocals.

I’m telling you RIGHT NOW, you guys are in for a treat! So before you head out, have a listen to the stunning ‘Silence’ below:

New Music Video: Your Love – Noble Gray

Frontman Fabian and Jarmane Raad-McAndrew, better known as NOBLE GRAY have made their entry on the blog with the brand new video for single, ‘Your Love’.

The four-minute production boasts stunning images of negative effect, which reflects the pair’s unflappable love for each other, topped off with the single’s modern take of 90’s afterhours.

Although the London duo have been collaborating for several years, they finally took the leap and released their debut album, ‘Throwback’ last month after working hard on the project over the last two years. The self written/produced album consists of pop-infused melodies paired with synth beats, drawing inspiration from a range of genres – from R&B to Electronica….go and check it out sometime.

For now, watch the magical video for ‘Your Love’ below: