Song of the Day – Let Me Down – FLVME

Johannesburg based, South African Hip Hop artist FLVME is gearing-up for the release of his upcoming album Germander II, and ‘Let Me Down’ is the first single released from the upcoming project (via Platoon).

FLVME (pronounced: flame) is one of South Africa’s hottest rising Hip Hop artists who has released chart-topping albums, from 2019’s now-certified Gold Germander to 2020’a D.O.A (Dead Or Alive) and 2021’s While You Wait.

‘Let Me Down’ is his first release of 2022 and is a song about reflecting on past relationships and how helped shape who he is. “Accepting everything for what it is and understanding that I have to go through a lot in order to grow .. overall it’s just about finding peace within myself,” he says. Check it out below…

Watch Video For H.O.M.A’s Video, ‘Nubian’

Following his appearance on the blog with single, ‘Nubian’ back in June, Nigeria’s very own artist, H.O.M.A bounces right back with some visuals for the smooth alternative R&B joint. ‘Nubian’ pays homage to woman of colour. Check it out below…

Jocelyn Alice releases stellar pop single ‘Baby Girl’

Lifted from her latest EP, titled ‘BABY GIRL’, Platinum certified pop songstress JOCELYN ALICE shares the title track of the project, which is a collaboration with Grammy award winning producer, Autumn Rowe, who took home the prestigious ‘Best Album of the Year’ award at the 2022 Grammy’s, and features budding R&B singer, Justine Tyrell.

The EP is highlighted by the groovy and soulful blend of Alice’s diverse performance styles, vocal range and songwriting abilities.

With over 150 million streams to her name, the SOCAN award winning star has been in the top 10 Spotify USA Viral Chart, top 15 on Canadian national radio and remained in the top 20 charts for 15 consecutive weeks with previously released singles Jackpot, Bound To You and Feels Right. BABY GIRL, is Jocelyn’s first independent release and highlights her ability as a powerful singer, songwriter, producer and performer.

Have a listen to ‘BABY GIRL’ below….

Song of the Day: Malibu – Preyé

After the highly successful release of ‘Red Wine’, PREYÉ‘s first single from her upcoming EP, ‘Don’t Look Down’, the Nigerian singer-songwriter returns with ‘Malibu’, a summer-ready single inspired by her trip to the California city.

‘Malibu’ combines dreamy synths and an infectious bass line with Preyé’s soulful voice.

The smooth R&B-inspired chorus and production make this timeless record feel like an idyllic summertime scene.

Recently selected as one of six artists for Spotify’s Africa Month global campaign Spotify Sounds Of Africa, alongside LADIPOE, Zoë Modiga, Nomfundo Moh, Chris Khaiga and Nikita Kering, Preyé’s star is on the rise and she’s got the backing and streams to match!

Check out the official video for ‘Malibu’ below..

Song of the Day: Overnight – Alamay & Omar Cassius

Bristol-based emerging stars vocalist ALAMAY and OMAR CASSIUS (fka skiimsk) announce their second self-produced EP How tTo Swim, dropping 13th July 2022, and share the heady and soulful single ‘Overnight’. The follow up to their debut release, Aurora, and their lauded Boiler Room debut, ‘Overnight’ is a heart-rending track, with Alamay reflecting candidly on past relationships. A gorgeous, melancholic slice of R&B produced by Omar Cassius, his minimalist percussion, sparse sparkling guitar and brooding bass provide the perfect backdrop for Alamay’s heartfelt vocals.

Gaining an education in Soul and Jazz from an early age, Alamay’s style draws on inspiration from these rich, timeless sounds as well as her Ethiopian heritage. One of Bristol’s most promising new talents, Alamay is bringing a refreshing take on modern R&B/Soul. She first entered the scene in 2019 with her collaborative project with Omar Cassius, Aurora, followed by a track entitled ‘Miirror’ featuring KNWGD in 2020, and made serious waves with her impressive live Boiler Room set, performing alongside deconstructed club titans, Giant Swan and Jabu. Already gaining tastemaker support and a dedicated fan-base, Alamay has laid the foundations for many more impressive projects to come.

Bristol-born artist Omar Cassius (fka skiimsk) entered the scene in 2019 with his collaborative debut EP alongside Alamay titled Aurora. As co-founder of the 1999 platform (a Bristol-based creative collective) he can be found working on multiple other projects – often behind the scenes – with other budding creatives in the city’s buzzing, tight-knit community. To date, most of his creative output and contributions have been his carefully honed, intricate productions. However, How to Swim EP sees the rising artist making his first foray into contributing vocals and bars on releases, with his sights set on further collaborative and solo projects.

Have a listen to the pair’s stunning single below…