Song of the Day: Reflect In Mirrors – Tia Carys

Premiering via DJ Target at BBC 1Xtra, ‘Reflect In Mirrors’ sees TIA CARYS at her most reflective, detailing the complexities that often come with the end of relationships, life events and changes in the midst of your teenage years.

The video, directed by Otis Dominique (Jorja Smith, Kojey Radical) is bold, and links strongly back to the message in the song. As Tia says, the track is plainly about “reflecting in the mirror as I step out of my teenage years”, but drummed up so poetically in song, such is Tia Carys’ talent.

Following the huge success of ‘Intro’, which gained wide support across BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra (Record of the Week), Capital Xtra, KISS Fresh, Rinse FM, Foundation FM, Unity Radio and many more, Tia quickly follows up with the melodic sounding ‘Reflect in Mirrors’, showcasing her range, emotion and prowess. Speaking on ‘Intro’, The Fader said “Carys looks every inch the star in waiting”.

It’s clear from ‘Intro’ and ‘Reflect in Mirrors’ that Tia Carys is more than capable at being the shining voice of her generation. Late last year, her breakout song “English x Ghana” spoke on her grappling with her dual heritage, on ‘Intro’ she widened the net talking about her sexuality, now with ‘Reflect in Mirrors, we see her emotional range.

Recently, Tia Carys released a collaboration with producer of the moment Fraser T Smith, which also featured singer-songwriter Tom Grennan. The young songstress also released her debut EP ‘EnRoot’ last week (27th November) via Ministry of Sound.

Check out Tia’s official video for her latest below…

Song of the Day: Patience – Zach Zoya (ft. Angel)

Montréal rapper/singer/songwriter ZACH ZOYA collaborates with UK’s R&B king Angel on ‘Patience’, taken from Zach’s latest ‘Spectrum’ EP, a collection of energetic hip-hop, Intricate Rap and emotive R&B songs, showing off Zach’s versatility.

When regarding the UK R&B scene, Angel is a name that is at the forefront of those conversations, having topped the R&B charts as well as achieving a number of UK top 40’s from being a vocalist on tracks to writing them for others, he has written for the likes of Stefflon Don, Moneybagg Yo and Frank Ocean.

‘Patience’ is a mid-tempo R&B reflection on the struggle between chasing success and being present enough to enjoy the process. The official video for ‘Patience’ was filmed in Montréal and directed by Zoya’s close collaborator Le GED.

Speaking on the collaboration Zach says: ‘Patience’ is a precious song, it’s the highlight of the EP for me. It’s about the long and tough road to happiness and the paradox that comes during that chase. I talk about that in the song when I say, ‘Every time I think of joy, I lose a little’ and ‘If I keep chasing happiness I’ll never find it, I think it’s just a matter of where your head is at.’ This song is me trying to remind myself that I’m in happiness right now, living this journey.”

Watch the video for ‘Patience’ below…

Asha Gold Shares Single Oscar, Calling Out Liars And Cheaters

In spite of the increasing pressures of covid-19 on the whole music industry, rising R&B artist ASHA GOLD has managed to establish her fledgling music career with swan-like success. Her journey began in December 2019 with the release of her first single ‘Too Good’, followed by more high-vibrational R&B and pop inspired tracks ‘Passenger’ and ‘Debut’.

Coming almost full circle, Asha’s fourth single ‘Oscar’ arrives in this increasingly chillier time of year to brings us some warmth vocals, old-school R&B melodies and a fresh pop production, all of which has a lot to say about liars and cheats who deserve to be called out.

The press and radio highlights for Asha Gold over the past year have been extensive – she has received repeated support from BBC Radio 1, Playlist Support from BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio 1 Xtra, BBC Introducing London, Selector Radio, Amazing Radio and the Student Radio Network.

Over in the world of music press, Asha Gold has been featured on Colors, Clash Magazine, Earmilk, The Line Of Best Fit, Elevator, Variance, Gal-dem, CloudKid, Get In Her Ears, Stereofox, LIQUID, Fred Perry Subculture, Acid Stag and many more.

Asha Gold’s debut EP will arrive early 2021…but for now, check out the video for ‘Oscar’…

Song of the Day: Slow Jamz – Be Kreative

After taking a short break away from the scene, Houston’s rapper/singer BE KREATIVE has resurfaced on the radar with an epic hip-hop/90s-inspired afterhours joint, ‘Slow Jamz’ – the perfect song for the lovers. Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Fresh Paint – Andria Piperni

If you regularly pop by the blog, you may have come across Montreal singer/songwriter ANDRIA PIPERNI and her singles, ‘Above The Clouds’ and ‘Coming Home To You’, both possessing a jazz-tinged alternative fusion of R&B and soul, inspired by everyday experiences as well as her vividly surreal dream episodes.

Her latest, ‘Fresh Paint’ is just like a painting – the meaning behind the song is open to interpretation.  Featuring Andria’s alternative soulful R&B/jazz fusion, the single takes us away from life for a moment and into a magical place.

‘Fresh Paint’ is from Andria’s forthcoming Who’s Counting? EP, slated for release next year. Have a listen below…