Dominic Lawson Drops R&B Throwback ‘Wrap’

After lending his vocals to the critically acclaimed ‘Hacienda Classical’ album by legendary Hacienda DJs Graeme Parker and Mike Pickering, singing, arranging and composing for brass fusion collective Twisted Tubes, working with the likes of the AMC Gospel Choir, performing on projects such as Colours Classical, Disco Classical, and Garage Classical, and collaborating with producers such as Marshall Jefferson, Midnight City, and House Of Virus, Birmingham born/ Manchester based singer/songwriter, DOMINIC LAWSON unveiled his brand new solo single titled ‘Wrap’.
Co-produced with Andre Hutchinson, who has worked with the likes of Little Mix, Laura Mvula, and Mae Muller, and co-written with Joe Hazlett, ‘Wrap’ is the first of two singles, with which Dominic is kicking off his 2020, while he puts the finishing touches to his debut solo EP, which will be released in the autumn.

Speaking about the inspiration for ‘Wrap’, Dominic Lawson says, “I wrote ‘Wrap’ with my friend JoeHazlett, we had the chord sequence on loop and just talked forever. The song came about as we were talking about the woes of being single in our 20s, the dating scene is tough out here! Musically, I wanted an R&B throwback, having grown up on the likes of Destiny’s Child, Black Street, and Boyz II Men, meanwhile SZA’s ‘CTRL’ was playing in the background, so her flow and melodic choices also influenced us – we caught a vibe and just started running off these lines about falling for somebody”.

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With over two million plays under his belt, performances at Glastonbury Festival, Manchester Pride, and the Royal Albert Hall, plus previous support from BBC Radio One, Dominic is a strong and exciting prospect for British music in 2020. His style is firmly rooted in R&B and soul, but with lush pop, rock, jazz and classical music, Dominic comes with an artistic credibility and versatility that set him apart from the current music landscape.

Have a sample of ‘Wrap’ below…

Song of the Day: Whole of Me – Natalie Shay

Deemed as one of London’s hottest emerging artists, NATALIE SHAY graces her appearance for the first time with her breathtakingly stunning single entitled ‘Whole of Me’.

With melancholy melodies and raw, heart-tugging lyrics, ‘Whole of Me’ is about coming to the realisation that a relationship isn’t what you thought it was, despite still having strong feelings.

Shay has found success with her single ‘This Feeling’ reaching an impressive number four in the iTunes singer/songwriter charts as well as her most recent single ‘Yesterday’ being placed in Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in nine countries. The North London songstress recently had the privilege of performing at the world renown Royal Albert Hall, as well as being the featured artist for BBC Radio London.

With an ever-dedicated fanbase and growing media attention, NATALIE SHAY is set for an exciting 2019…Have a listen to ‘Whole of Me’ below:

New Music Video: Dreams – Lánre

British Nigerian singer/songwriter LÁNRE is ready to start writing new music but before that, she has released an official music video for ‘Dreams’, taking from her ‘Human’ EP. The video directed by Alexandra MacEwan features contemporary artist Rebecca Sangster.

The visual centers around the constant push and pull, mostly internal that comes with living one’s dreams. LÁNRE hopes that this will encourage the dreamer in each and everyone to go for what’s theirs and to respond to the soul’s call to live one’s dreams.

In the last few months since the release of her ‘Human’ EP, this Yoruba songstress has been commissioned to write two songs for COAT, a sold out stage play at the Roundhouse by Yomi Sode and a song for the 80th Anniversary celebration of Cable Street. She was also one of the 14 artists selected by Brighter Sound for a 4-Day Residency Artist Director’s Series led by the Mercury Award Nominee Eska and Cardboard Citizens’ Artistic Director Adrian Jackson.

LÁNRE as well as touring Canada, France, NYC and Sweden, has taken her unique sound of Acoustic Soul, Folk and captivating storytelling influenced by her Yoruba heritage, to the Royal Albert Hall, Greenbelt Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Bath Music Festival, Folkstock Festival, Musicport Festival and the Brighton Fringe among others.

She’s currently working on a new album that will be released in 2018. For now, what the video to latest single, ‘Dreams’.

 

New Track! Feels Like Yesterday – Mi’das

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Soulman Mike Davies -aka MI’DAS – released his latest effort Feels Like Only Yesterday, taken from his debut album All Inside Your Head, coming out early next year.

The three-minute reflective production displays his trademark soulful vocal and guitar style, bearing the strong influence of a 1970s Stevie Wonder.

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The London-based crooner worked as a session musician with a string of heavyweights including Jessie J, Rita Ora, Labyrinth and Jamie Cullum and has performed at the O2 arena, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and Kensington Palace (In front of Prince William, Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift.)

With a total of 60 shows to 20,000 people this year and a new album on the horizon, this deeper-than-your average-pop (or should I say soul) star is the one to watch for 2016. Feels Like Yesterday is now available on iTunes.