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:

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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…

Elizsabeth Chooses Herself In A Stunningly Self-Empowerment Single

ELIZSABETH‘s single is the ultimate anthem of self-empowerment. The true essence of her brand new offering illuminate the track, highlighting simple delicate piano, candid vocals and shimmering layered harmonies, which resonate deep in the soul.

The London-based songstress reveals: “The song is about regaining back our power after giving it away for so long and in doing that finding a freedom we didn’t realise we were missing”.

Having garnered acclaim for her previous releases, including reaching number two in the UK singer/songwriter iTunes Chart, for her single ‘My Comfort Zone’, ELIZSABETH continues to shed layers, evolving into who she is, whilst radiating positivity. Fuelled with emotion, ‘I Choose Myself’ currently available worldwide.

Song of the Day: Over & Done – MH The Verb

MH THE VERB drops another standout joint from his 2017 Afronaut project entitled ‘Over & Done’, which serves as an anthem of self-pride.

Apropos to National Women’s Month the accompanied music video, directed Bob Sweeney, champions two Philly based female artists of colour who are succeeding and advancing in their respective male-dominated fields: glass artist Kim Thomas and flow artist/fire dancer Alicia Talia.

Check out the slamming banger below:

EP Review: Jade Vol.1 – Bianca Jade

Following the release of her single, ‘Feelin’, Florida’s rising R&B singer BIANCA JADE continues to spread the message of self-love and empowerment to the fellow female race, through her second EP ‘Jade Vol.1’, released yesterday.

Comprising of just four tracks, ‘Jade Vol.1’ introduces a bed of soothingly idyllic soundscapes, met with an infectiously dominant b-line through ‘Used To This.’ This combo, topped off by Jade’s alluringly delicate vocals, continues throughout the set.

Concluding piece,’B.S.’, pleasantly interrupts the EP’s soothing theme, with angelic guitar plucks taking centre stage and gives some body to the track’s airy arrangement. Jade’s vocals, which remained constantly delicate throughout the EP, suddenly roars with passion, definitely one of the highlights of the collection.

Having creating major buzz in her hometown, Miami with debut EP, ‘B-Light’, the Cuban/Jamaican songbird decided to step up her music career by moving to New York City – and her latest offering has every possibility to repeat that success in the Big Apple.

It’s time to witness a star on the rise – check her out below:

Must Listens: All tracks – a first on NEW LEASE MUSIC.