EP Review: Take It Or Leave It – Kiana Corley

KIANA CORLEY‘s latest heartfelt EP, ‘Take it or Leave it,’ tells a story of reflecting on new love, break ups, lost love, and self reflection; a kind of reflection that can only be gained when you take a step back from that relationship. Kiana delivers the aforementioned themes in a wholesome soulful voice – a cross-between Sade and Corinne Bailey Rae – where she’s not backwards in coming forward in telling the truth.

Sonically, the five-track set goes on a journey through many different musical styles – from upbeat ukulele- infused pop to funk. Highly motivated by helping and inspiring others, through her authentically original music, Kiana hopes this EP will help with the healing process of anyone who had to go through a hard breakup.

So if you’ve just come out of a messy relationship, it’s time to start the healing process; have a listen to Kiana’s soothing EP below…

Must Listens: Lukewarm, Tell Me, Black Canvas

Beth Crowley Shares Emotional Ballad, ‘Storm Chaser’

On the heels of her last single, ‘Cry’ and with over 20 million streams on Spotify, BETH CROWLEY follows up with her new single and lyric video ‘Storm Chaser’.

Rumbling thunder and a piano melody opens ‘Storm Chaser’ before Crowley pours her heart out while reminiscing about a love that could only occur once in a lifetime. The emotional ballad follows the story of someone so tormented by the past that they can’t even imagine a future that compares.

Speaking of her latest single, Beth says: ‘Storm Chaser’ was inspired by the Alexander Graham Bell quote: “When one door closes, another one opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” I thought about how sometimes we are not so far down a path that we couldn’t imagine what it would have been like to have chosen differently. This song is from the perspective of someone that is daydreaming about an ex-lover that parted ways with her, and she is wondering if she will always be longing for what they could have had.”

Check out the Official lyric video for ‘Storm Chaser’ below…

Song of the Day: Worst Child – TrueMendous (ft. Rozzz)

Setting the standard at stellar levels, TRUEMENDOUS continues to reach new heights and her single, ‘Worst Child’. With each release TrueMendous displays a new depth to her artistry and ‘Worst Child’ entails influences within the hip-hop hemisphere.

The conscious hip-hop number, produced by Illinformed, demonstrates more of an introspective side to TrueMendous. Teaming up with eccentric vocalist Rozzz the dimensions of the track alter as it fuses soulful elements with the enthralling hip-hop sound.

‘Worst Child’ TrueMendous forms part of her debut album, ‘Misdiagnosis of Chyvonne Johnson’, slated for release 1st of April 2021. Paying homage to Lauryn Hills ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, TrueMendous is set to showcase a heavyweight 17-track project featuring productions from Dirty Dike, Illinformed, Chemo, Wundrop, Mark Fear as well as guest vocals from the legendary Masta Ace, Kofi Stone and Rozzz to name a few.

The visuals capture the heart of London Town as TrueMendous leads us through some of the finest gems in the city. From the iconic venue Chip Shop in Brixton, to outside shots filmed in Camden, North West London TrueMendous showcases the spirit of the city through the transcending backdrops of her enthralling music video.

‘Worst Child’ is her sophomore release of 2021 and follows on from her high-energy single ‘Cause A Scene’, released in January. The track pinpoints the beginning of an exciting year for the Birmingham native. Her single quite literally caused a scene and she was included on the Ministry of Sound ‘Made In The UK’ playlist, alongside some of the UK’s top artists – Ghetts, Stormzy, Fredo and Slow Thai.

Hailed as ‘one to watch out for’ by Akil The MC, from the legendary Hip Hop crew Jurassic 5, TrueMendous already has numerous accolades to her name. She made her TV debut last year and landed the lead roles in the 2020 Christmas Pepsi Max and McVities adverts. 2020 also marked the release of her debut project ‘HUH?’, which was released via High Focus Records and is sitting on over 221,000 streams. Gaining an impressive buzz surrounding the EP, two of the singles were included in the Adidas ‘COLD.RDY’, as well as the FIFA 21 Soundtrack.

Preserving a strong presence within the world of hip-hop over the last seven years, we’ve only scraped the tip of the iceberg and ‘Worst Child’ is a number of new releases from the ultra talented TrueMendous.

Check out the epic video for the single below…

Otis Mensah Drops Troglodyte Jazz, a Jazz Rap Ode

Named Sheffield’s first poet laureate in 2018, OTIS MENSAH steps back with the release of his latest single, ‘Troglodyte Jazz’. Produced by The Intern, ‘Troglodyte Jazz’ is an airy jazz infused lyrically playful track from the critically acclaimed wordsmith himself.

‘Troglodyte Jazz’ is part of the second season of #OtisMensahExists, a creative series blending together surrealist animation and introspective music.

Check out the video for the single below…

Song of the Day: Sleepless Nights – Emmett Lucius Pharaoh

Featuring echoes of lone guitar riffs, later joined by melodic tones given off by the piano keys, EMMETT LUCIUS PHARAOH‘s bittersweet single, ‘Sleepless Nights’, encourages us to delve into the deeper part of our consciousness – even if we look vulnerable and flawed.

Speaking of his release, the rapper/singer says: “The song truly symbolises a certain weight I’ve been carrying around for years. Being able to decorate my sorrow in such a way really means a lot. Having the courage to put myself out there like this is what is most meaningful to me.”

This track was created with the intention of being heard alone, in your safe space – where you go to cry, smile, think, meditate. That place is where you can experience the full meaning and impact of  ‘Sleepless Nights’…check out the accompanied video below…