Song of the Day: I Don’t Play That – Lex Leosis

When LEX LEOSIS witnessed a guy abusing a woman, it resonated with her. As a result, she penned the experience which serves as an self-empowerment anthem for anyone, particularly women, to take back control after suffering at the hands of their abuser.

Over an airy/trap beat, ‘I Don’t Play That’, also includes anyone who have witnessed the abuse and were deeply affected by the experience and urges them to overcome the trauma. This track is reminder that both affected parties – the victims and the witnesses –  are survivors and are stronger from the incident. Most importantly, the track encourages both parties to stand up to future abusers.

Check it out below…

 

Song of the Day: Haunting Me – HEBE

Rising artist HEBE tackles her fears and anxieties head-on with empowering soulful electro-pop single ‘Hunting Me’, the first release from her forthcoming debut album ‘Cards On The Table’, planned for release in Spring 2020.

Hailing from Amsterdam, the talented artist has been collaborating with some of the Netherlands’ finest musicians. Credits for this cut see award-winning producer/mixer Huub Reijnders, drummer Martijn Bosman, pianist and vocalist Ruben Hein contributing to the harmonious contrast of warm, catchy vocals set to pulsating electro-pop drums and synths.

Speaking of the release, HEBE reveals: ‘Hunting Me’ tells the story of a vivid dream in which the artist faces her own demons; “I could feel these fears so clearly but couldn’t see or grab them. In ‘Hunting Me’ I try to make these fears tangible by giving them a face,” 

HEBE’s previously released EPs, ‘The Beginning’ and the internationally acclaimed ‘Tell Me’, have garnered upwards of a million streams on Spotify, and have seen support from international tastemakers including The 405, Impose Magazine, Noctis Magazine, Earmilk, Vice and Music Week, whilst receiving airplay from Hoxton Radio, Fubar Radio and Reprezent Radio. This early international approval culminated in HEBE performing at the prestigious Metropolis Studios and at London’s renowned Camden Assembly, whilst back in her own country, HEBE has already performed on national TV and radio shows.

‘Hunting Me’ gives an insight into her unique sensibility and sound; just one piece of a puzzle which will cement her status as a bonafide songwriting talent….Check her out below…

Rosie Shaw Delivers A Compelling Female Empowerment Single, ‘In Bloom’, Out Today

Up and coming alternative R&B singer, ROSIE SHAW sings (nope, wrong word) BLOWS with conviction in her brand new single, ‘In Bloom’.

Possessing a rich soulful/gospel – inspired vibe, the single stems from her experience of breaking away from a toxic relationship and blossoming into a stronger person.

‘In Bloom’ is the UK songstress’ second single, following her stunning debut, ‘Trust Issues’, which is about being ‘apologetically jealous’ within a relationship. The single has showcased her as ‘an old soul trapped in a young body’.

Now this is RAW talent right here…check out Rosie’s ‘In Bloom’ below…

SOTD: Harleighblu AND Bluestaeb Drops The Ultimate Female Empowerment Anthem

UK R&B singer HARLEIGHBLU and neo-soul & hip-hop producer BLUESTAEB come through with beat-heavy empowerment anthem ‘Queeen Dem’, the third single off upcoming joint album ‘She’, due for release October 11th 2019

The song is inspired by popular poem “This is for the women who don’t give a fuck” by American writer Janne Robinson. HARLEIGHBLU took the fierce manifesto of the feminist activist and interpreted it her very own way: “I tried to capture the strength of the poem, with a nod to Janne, and then elaborate with my own take on completely owning your own womanhood. Within writing the first few lines, I entitled the piece Queeen Dem. Queeen gets 3 E’s to accentuate the fact you are a queen.”

The empowering lyrics are driven by BLUESTAEB‘s impeccable production, which gives a nod to the 90’s era of boom-bap hip-hop. Following on from previous singles ‘Cake’ and ‘Present’, both picking up critical acclaim from the likes of Wonderland, Clash, The Line Of Best Fit, Dummy, as well as support from BBC 1Xtra and BBC 6, this new release continues the pair’s steady trajectory and keeps with the impressive musical standard they set for themselves.

Check out the video for ‘Queen Dem’ below:

Gavin Haley & Ella Vos Join Forces For New Single, ‘The Way I Am’

Los Angeles based singer/songwriter GAVIN HEALEY has teamed up with one of the most exciting new acts in pop music, Ella Vos for the hypnotic pop single, ‘The Way I Am’, released last Friday (13th September) on all download and streaming sites. A union of two of music’s most promising acts, ‘The Way I Am’ is a delightful indie-infused pop song that drips with delicate melodies and romantic lyricism.

“When I heard Gavin’s song I immediately connected to it,” Ella Vos says of the collaboration. “I’ve been someone who’s definitely not been vulnerable enough in relationships and have many times found myself saying ‘sorry for the way I am.’ I love the lyrics and I love how our voices sound together.”

Gavin echoed a similar sentiment, explaining that the duo were able to “relate a lot outside of music” which made writing process a seamless experience. “I love when people are pushing to be the best versions of themselves and Ella is a perfect example.”

‘The Way I Am’ follows Gavin’s recent single, ‘Show Me’ and forms part of his debut album, set for release later in the year. Have a listen to the stunningly smooth single below…