Singer/songwriter EM‘s latest single, ‘Say What You Mean,’ weds pointed lyrics about forthrightness in a relationship to an otherworldly yet pop-friendly musical sound-scape. Produced by Chris Young, the song is the centerpiece of the her self-titled seven -song EP, ‘EM’
Directed by Parris Mayhew, the mesmerizing video prominently shows off Em’s (short for Emily) sensually and supernaturally. The New Jersey-native is dressed in a provocative gown, her raven hair streaked in white, deep red lipstick setting off bewitching green eyes and mystical elements such as ghostly clones, tarot cards and raindrops that turn to tears.
EM is already in the midst of completing another EP by the end of this year, working with famed Motown producer Michael B. Sutton (Sound of Los Angeles Records) and Gregor Stobie of Glasgow, Scotland.
‘Say What You Mean’ is now available on all DSPs…check out the video for the single below…
Among the misty smooth afterhours tones and the forceful electro drive, Theo gives a glimpse into his world of putting up the pretence of being in a solid relationship, just to show everyone that’s he and his significant other are ‘happy’, conveyed through his soulfully tranquil vocals.
Theo will feature on DJ Titus’ EDM number, ‘Gone’ coming out next Friday, 11th September via Dutch DJ Hardwell’s label Revealed Recordings… look out for that…but for now, check out Theo’s ‘Staged Happiness’ below…
Pop/RnB artist AYELLE has joined forces with producer and good friend Rationale for her single, ‘Choice’.
Reflecting on the single, Ayelle says: “I wrote ‘Choice’ with one of my favourite people – and London collaborator – Rationale. When two broken people start falling for each other a lot of old fears can start resurfacing and you have a choice of whether to go through the fear or avoid it. That’s a choice we’re all entitled to and even though it hurts when someone decides not to take the risk of allowing themselves to fully fall for you, that’s still their choice and no one else’s.”
‘Choices’ is taken from Ayelle’s ‘NOMAD’ mixtape, slated for release next Friday (15th May).
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”.
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.