Song of the Day: Be There For Me – Mariam

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Singer/songwriter and self-taught guitarist MARIAM‘s infectious blend of soul, folk and pop effort, Be There For Me has caught the attention of NEW LEASE MUSIC, making the three-and-a-half-minute chirpy number the dish of the day. Be There For Me is the first release from the upcoming EP, Heart to Heart, set for release 4th November.

After fine tuning her passion for poetry and creative pieces from a young age (in which she credits her Nigerian heritage), the South Londoner struck out in 2011, and soon became well acquainted with the underground scene and started playing open mic nights. These experiences turned into opportunities and MARIAM joined the London Community Gospel Choir (who has supported artist such as Tom Jones, Sam Smith and more) and started working on original material with local artists (including British artist Samm Henshaw).

Now the pop/soulful songstress has shared her debut single…and beyond those uplifting and soul-warming soundscapes, boasts a powerfully heart-wrenching lyrics of unrequited love…and that moment of harsh realisation that you can’t make anyone love you or reciprocate affection.

Have a listen to Be There For Me.

New Track: Fight – Aeo

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Emerging British singer-songwriter AEO releases his debut single Fight – a rousing and emotive Pop/Soul effort, beautifully crafted with burgeoning production duo OL Music (Rainy Milo, Skepta, Jake Isaac), which lands the South London native firmly on the radar, as one to watch for 2016.

The 22-year-old has been cutting his teeth on YouTube, via a string of stellar cover videos in 2014, which has caught the attention of many across the UK music landscape, and led to live performances at Acoustic Live, Uprise and The Gifted showcase, alongside the likes of Paigey Cakey, Mostack, and Ms Banks.

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Inspired by great British vocalists such as Sam Smith, Kwabs and Lemar, AEO showcases his own brilliant vocals and songwriting dexterities, on this new offering, underpinned by a rich musical backdrop of piercing piano and guitar arrangements, minimalist drum patterns and thrilling choral melodies.

Speaking about the inspiration behind his  single, the powerhouse said: “the lyrics to Fight are inspired by my pursuit of a career in music, which has spanned five years so far. I’ve had to fight for what I believe is my first love and passion – music. This song tells that story, and it’s a personal note to myself, telling me not to give up”.