Song of the Day: Heavy – Sofia

After making an impressive entry on NEW LEASE MUSIC with 2018 offering, ‘Domino’ – her first international single – Finnish songstress/songwriter SOFIA returns, this time in today’s hotspot, with single ‘Heavy’.

The new cut is a layered, dark and soulful exploration into the vulnerability that comes from “feeling not enough for someone, no matter how hard you try”, reveals the 18-year-old. Tapping into some smooth jazzy influences, ‘Heavy’ pop-tinged production – forged by renowned Finnish producer Matti Pitkänen – never overshadows the organic songwriting and arrangement, over which SOFIA’s soulful vocals ooze languidly into neo-soul.

‘Heavy’ is from her new EP, out today. Check out the video for single below:

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Song of the Day: 7pm in Brixton – Political Peak

South London rapper, POLITICAL PEAK had an exciting 2018 after the success of previous single ‘One Step’,  which racked up close to 100,000 streams on Spotify. Making his return for 2019 with track ‘7PM In Brixton’, POLITICAL PEAK is preparing to set pace this year.

Reflecting on his upbringing in Brixton and journey through life ‘7PM in Brixton’ is a raw and honest offering. Peak has expertly crafted some gripping lyrics which have been executed with his trademark flow, riding the beat effortlessly.

With the track possessing lyrical content of this style and bars that take you on a journey, it was vital that the visuals followed suit. Enlisting the help of gifted videographer, Paul Whisper the visuals blend cold shots of Brixton today with retro footage from Peak’s early days.

Check it out below:

New Track: Gotham – Boy Nash

South London-based rapper BOY NASH is back with a brand new single, ‘Gotham’ to kick-start the new year.

The new release samples a rather laid-back hip-hop sound by Mantis Media and thoughtfully tackles topics which strongly centre around the purpose of life and visions for the future.

‘Gotham’ follows his highly anticipated 2017 EP, ‘YMLK Pt. III Shacklesback’, which gained massive support from platforms such as LinkUp TV, GUAP and Explicit LDN.

Check him out below:

Song of the Day: Imagine – Alex Dutty

Having picked up hundreds of thousands of streams, ALEXY DUTTY has played support slots for the likes of Kano, Ghetts, Wiley, and Bashy.

When he isn’t opening shows for grime royalty, the London-based rapper is renowned for trawling up and down the country selling his mixtapes. The buzz of the support slots and his DIY work ethic saw him sell 60,000 copies of his mixtapes collectively, earning him a nomination at the coveted Official Mixtape Awards two years running.

Taken from his new album, ‘Knock Down Ginger’, the fiery spitter once again step up to the plate and drop his latest reflective track titled ‘Imagine’ with some serious swagger…

Check out the video below:

New Track: No Curtain Call – Across The Board

Canadian rock band ACROSS THE BOARD releases ‘No Curtain Call’, their third and final single of their latest award-winning album, ‘Sonic Boom’.

Written by front-woman Jacqueline Auguste and produced by MC2 Music Media, ‘No Curtain Call’ describes the point in a musician’s career when no one seems to be listening, watching or paying any attention.

With over 600 YouTube videos, three albums and sold-out shows across the country, ACROSS THE BOARD has gained a global following. The recipient of several independent music awards and nominations – including two gold medal Global Music Awards, four Josie Music Award nominations, an Indie Music Hall of Fame award and a Radio Music Award for Best Rock Song –  ACROSS THE BOARD has immense online and terrestrial radio airplay, even reaching number four on the Canadian iTunes Rock Charts with the title track of their album, ‘Sonic Boom’. Their videos have been selected for major film festivals including Indie Best Films Festival and Alternative Film Festival.

ACROSS THE BOARD is currently in studio recording their fourth full length album, slated for release in March 2019.

Watch the video for the duo’s stunning single: