Song Of The Day: What’s Perfect? – Grace Ami

Japan-born songstress Grace GRACE AMI presents lo-fi single ‘What’s Perfect?’ paired with a soulful and spirited vocal display. Grace’s jazzy intonation practically hovers above the bedroom-style beat as her delivery melts into a delicate groove.

‘What’s Perfect?’ arrives on the heels of her 2021 debut EP PICNIC, which amassed over one million streams. Merging the intimacy and imagination of bedroom-pop with the lush and languid grooves of R&B, PICNIC includes previously released singles like ‘True Feelings (a sweetly melancholy piece laced with bluesy acoustic guitar work), and ‘My Eyes’ (a piano-driven song that landed on Apple Music’s New in Pop playlist). In addition, PICNIC opens with Grace’s debut single “Eternal Sunshine,” a gorgeously quirky meditation on the meaning of happiness. All throughout the EP, Grace shows her gift for crafting unforgettable melodies, as well as her soft and subtle but endlessly commanding vocal presence.

Why not check out the video for the trance-like video below…

Song of the Day: Used To – LOR

Newcomer, LOR fuses dark-pop production with bold yet vulnerable lyricism and smooth RnB influences to create a unique and current sound that’s both personally authentic and widely relatable. Sonically inviting and emotion-filled her debut single, ‘Used To’, narrates the all-too-familiar tale of knowing someone is bad for you but wanting them anyway. It’s about all the broken promises, all the extra chances and all the times you forgave, even though they don’t reserve it.

Written from LOR’s intimate, personal perspective, ‘Used To’ sees the young Toronto-based singer-songwriter bravely divulge her innermost thoughts and feelings over spacious pop production and airy, siren-like harmonies that perfectly demonstrate her powerful artistic range and sweet-yet-eerie vocal tone.  Coupled with an intricate, dark piano melody and backed by a melancholy beat, LOR creates a haunting sonic experience that will leave you feeling lovesick on her debut single.

Watch the stunning, cinematically shot music video, directed by Sanjeev Kugan and produced by Paulina Van Schaik.

Song of the Day: Cut The BS – Maths Time Joy

London based polymath MATHS TIME JOY‘s single ‘Cut The BS’, his collaborative project with New York based artist Rich, was penned from the aftermath of an abusive relationship.

Sharing more behind the track Rich Shared: “I wrote this song after the fallout from the abusive relationship I sing about in Change. I would see my abuser’s friends every once in a while at parties and different social situations. My conversations with those friends always felt surface-level and overly-cordial. I felt like they weren’t being completely upfront, which led me to question who I could trust.”

‘Cut the BS’ is the third single to be revealed from the new project, the follow up to the emotive and passionate ‘Hoping You’d Call’. Earlier this year they debuted with ‘Change’, a beautiful, melancholy offering, born from the moment of realization Rich had that he was in an abusive relationship, an experience that has also fueled the creation of ‘Cut The BS’.

Quickly growing a reputation for their winning combination of flawless vocal talent and weightless, abstract production the pair have already scooped support from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, American Songwriter, Early Rising and Notion, not to mention a wealth of playlisting support across DSPs and love from the likes of Radio 1’s chillest record, Radio 4’s Iconic show Loose Ends and Elton John’s Rocket hour who coined their sound ‘Sensational’’.

Maths Time Joy is one of the UKs most multifaceted talents, a Grammy nominated recording artist, producer and DJ. Teamed with the unmistakable, widely acclaimed talent of Rich, the pair have a winning formula that is not to be missed. Check them out below…

Song of the Day: Sinner – Adekunle Gold (ft. Lucky Daye)

A follow-up to the addictive his previous single ‘It Is What it Is,’ Nigerian Afropop sensation ADEKUNLE GOLD‘s latest offering, ‘Sinner,’ which features US R&B singer Lucky Daye, is inspired by the tragic story of King David and Bathsheba. The Marcel Akunwata-produced single is taken from Adekunle Gold’s upcoming album which is due out early autumn (via Platoon).

One of the most recognizable and exciting pioneers of the Afropop genre- currently dominating airwaves across the globe – mixing Afrobeat and Pop music and, Gold is one of the most elegant artists to come out of Africa.

Watch the official video for the single, featuring Lucky Daye and Gold’s wife, Afropop star Simi.

Song of the Day: Silver Lining – The Mystery Plan (ft. Big Supreme)

When dreampop blends with hip hop, how does it sound? North Carolina’s indie pop outfit THE MYSTERY PLAN and rapper BIG SUPREME show us just how beautiful and deep it can be. ‘Silver Lining’ is the lead track from their latest album ‘You Also Have Eyes’, co-produced by the legendary John Fryer. The new chill video sees these two artists joins forces amidst high cocktail hour.

Big Supreme says “I was truly in a period of stagnation musically… When I heard the music The Mystery Plan had put together, I just let it play and let the spirit speak through me. What came out of it was a message of hope for 2021 and beyond… at the end of every struggle in life, there’s a silver lining.”

Check out the official video for the banging single below…