OUT TODAY: Listen To Jamilah’s Brand New Single, ‘SOS’

Hailing from Nascastle, songstress JAMILAH expresses her frustration when a friend doesn’t seem to advice on board, after making the same mistake over and over in brand new genre-blending single, ‘SOS’.

Housing a percussive production courtesy of Footsteps, Jamilah’s signature buttery vocals sit centre stage as she vents her frustrations. Merging elements of both R&B and Pop into one feel-good sound, ‘SOS’ is the call for help we’ve all needed! Paired alongside a set of story-telling visuals, we follow as Jamilah sits down with her girlfriend who’s experiencing yet another problem in her relationship.

Gaining previous support from various BBC Radio stations, and Capital Xtra, as well as being picked as one of BBC Introducing’s ’10 Tips for 2020’, her single ‘After 10’ was picked as BBC 1xtra’s #TrackOfTheWeek. Having recently joined radio heavy-weight DJ Ace on his recent #EverythingRnB tour representing her city in the Newcastle show, Jamilah has also opened for the likes of Nelly, Tinie Tempah, and Jocelyn Brown.

Have a listen to SOS below…

BAYLI Shares Highly-Anticipated EP, ‘Stories 2’

Brooklyn artist and songwriter BAYLI shares her much-anticipated new EP Stories 2. The follow up to 2021’s stories from new york, the 6-track EP was written on the road and takes in themes spanning heartbreak, addiction, loneliness and self-discovery.

Speaking on the Stories 2, BAYLI said :“We’ve all been cooped up inside for so long and Stories 2 is a release we all need. I wanted to take on this project as an exercise to be looser in my creative process and go with the flow a bit more than I did with ‘stories from new york’. This project feels like a docuseries of my fast-paced life “on the road” and the new journey I’m on, both internally and externally, in this post-covid world. Similar to ‘stories from new york’ this project is a sonic landscape that brings you into my world and feels like a stepping stone toward a brand new era → toward a higher, realer, bolder version of myself.”

Recent release ‘act up’ opens the project, showing a softer side of this emerging pop icon, the lovesong finds BAYLI trying to turn the tides of her burgeoning relationship. Sassy new single ‘pressure’ is a certified pop banger that sees BAYLI reaching out for support when she’s on the road. New cuts ‘ur mine’ and ‘into me’ see BAYLI flex her versatility as a performer and a songwriter as she seamlessly switches from soft vocals to icy bars dripping with attitude.

Set to an ethereal backdrop produced by Brody Miles, ‘think of drugs’ is an intimate snapshot of BAYLI’s upbringing, seeing addiction in the household and how that influenced her relationship with drugs and other substances. BAYLI’s unstoppable gay anthem ‘TELLY BAG’, closes the project, the single landed earlier this year to acclaim from the likes of i-D, DAZED, The Fader, PAPER, CLASH and more.

BAYLI first made waves in 2016 as the frontwoman of the punk band The Skins, where her infectious melodies and signature songwriting were cultivated under the mentorship of music guru Rick Rubin. Now an independent artist, BAYLI’s musical output is as equally pop as it is R&B, rock, & punk, all delivered with a fierce stylish edge and unabashed confidence. Hailing from Brooklyn, NYC is her lifeblood, inspiring her fearless take on what it means to be an artist in the 21st century. BAYLI released her debut EP stories from new york last year featuring the singles ‘boys lie’, ‘sushi for breakfast’, ‘foreigner’ and more. With support this year from the likes of Spotify (BAYLI was their EQUAL Ambassador for June), BBC Radio 1, i-D, Telfar, DAZED, Interview Magazine, The Face, Fader, CLASH, Foundation FM, The Line of Best Fit, PAPER, NYLON, Billboard and more, the future looks bright for BAYLI.

Check out BAYLI’s epic EP below…

Must Listens: act up, ur mine, into me

Song of the Day: Boyfriend – Tallia Storm

Housing previous support from DJ’s at BBC 1Xtra, BBC Introducing and Capital Xtra, 23-year-old TALLIA STORM‘s unapologetic new single ‘Boyfriend,’ is a masterclass in R&B-pop melodies, with a blinding bass-line and undulating infectious beat, that is reminiscent of classic 00s R&B. The lyrics are a poignant journey of trouble in young love over an immaculate Ray Michael Jnr production that fuses early 00s R&B, complete with electric guitar figures and trap flavours. With an ethos of self-confidence, saying the things we’re afraid to feel and being a champion of women in music, Tallia is poised to take the world by storm as she continues to chase the fast lane in the UK music scene.

Over the past year Tallia Storm has been working hard at placing herself as household rising star in the UK after being co-signed by Nile Rodgers and spent the start of the year working and writing with the Chic legend himself at the world famous Abbey Road Studios. Best known for being discovered by Sir Elton John at the tender age of 13 years old, 10 years on, Tallia Storm is still fighting to be heard as an independent female made in Scotland, with her fearless attitude and infectious confidence.

Tallia has graced the big screen from starring on E4’s Celebs Go Dating & ITVBe’s Real Housewives of Jersey as well as being one of the UK’s biggest celebrity TikTok’s. Tallia sees herself as an all-round entertainer which has allowed her personality to shine on TikTok which sees her have a 650,000 strong fan base hitting over 250 million views and 23 million likes on the app.

This is the first track of Tallia’s new era that is ready to be released single by single. Tallia has found her storm and is ready to be heard! Have a listen to ‘Boyfriend’ below…

Song of the Day: All Your Lovin’ – Nigel Hinds (ft. Zara Sykes

Birmingham (UK) native singer NIGEL HINDS’ single ‘All Your Lovin’’ evokes all those bedtime thoughts for a love interest, over a sensuous soulful groove provided by producer Xtof .The single features a dynamic feature from fellow Birmingham native, rapper Zara Sykes who brings a hip hop flare, reiterating Nigel’s steamy sentiments.

‘All Your Lovin” is taking from Xtof’s Mixtape ‘Damian’, released in June and follows previous track “Ghostin’, which has generated over 50,000 streams on Spotify and received firm support from radio stations across the globe.

Over the past few years, Nigel has been pushing out a string of fresh spins of 90s/noughties soul R&B with Xtof via his label SmokingsForCoolPeople; ‘All Your Lovin’ along with Damian Mixtape cements their burgeoning collaboration.

Singing from the young age of five, Nigel always enjoyed singing and listening to different types of music although his main styles are Gospel, Soul and R&B. He has also been a supporting act for Lemar, Jagged Edge and Basement Jaxx to name a few.

In 2014, Nigel released his debut EP entitled ‘Gotta Get Away’. His smooth falsetto throughout the six track set, demonstrated his prowess as a creditable R&B singer in the UK music scene.

Nigel is currently performing regularly at top music venues around the United Kingdom with Sing Baby Sing, a vocal tribute group to the Stylistics

Rapping/singing since the age of just ten, Zara has worked with Grammy nominated producer, formerly known as Ecks music, as well as collaborating with various artists including KID the Artist, Raju, Cassie Rowe, Soundmasters, Redstarr and Superbamz. She also supported Jay Z & Kanye West’s Watch the Throne (Birmingham LG Arena) Tour in 2012.

In 2014 Zara Sykes received her first official award ‘Inspiring Entertainment & Achievement Award’ by Be Inspired Youth Award in association with Somewhereto and AJN’s Annual Gala.

Her latest single, ‘Excuse Me’, also taking from Xtof’s Mixtape ‘Damian’, was supported by Jacqueline Shepherd on BBC London’s The Scene.

‘All Your Lovin” is now available across various music platforms. Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Today – Meloyoung

MELOYOUNG‘s single, ‘Today’ is a reminder to break away from the ever-busy schedule and spend some time with that special person, as time is a precious commodity that can’t be brought back!

Produced Robert O’Neal, Meloyoung’s quiet storm joint was recently featured on The Drive on Shade45 with DJ K Yung, broadcasted on SiriusXM.

Meloyoung is on the track to becoming one of top R&b singers and songwriters in his hometown, Minnesota . He creates music that will stand the test of time, for those who have either been in love, looking for love or done with love. Meloyoung also writes music for the world to feel loved, sexy, and beautiful!

Check out the video for the single below…