Premiere: 034 How Far (Single) – Oloye Coldman (Ft. Factoria, King Harrashy & El Breeze)

2020 has been full of ups and downs because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but this didn’t stop Nigerian artist/producer OLOYE COLDMAN from pushing out new music.

His new single, ‘034 Howfar’ – out today on all download and streaming sites – is a special shout out to all indigenes and residents of the 18 local governments areas in his hometown, Ondo State in  Nigeria.

Also aimed to encouraging unity among the indigenes with a classic production by the man himself, ‘034 Howfar’ is taken of his EP, ‘034’ slated to drop worldwide before the end of this year.

Have a listen to the politically-fueled ‘034 Howfar’ below, mixed and mastered by Deacon Beats.

 

Premiere: Papaya (Single) – Céline And The Blue

NEW LEASE MUSIC is absolutely proud to welcome back jazz group CÉLINE AND THE BLUE and their brand new self written/produced single, ‘Papaya’, out today on all music streaming and download sites.

Described as the ‘jazziest’ work to date by the band, ‘Papaya’ was premiered live at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London back in January. Possessing a sassy and careless energy, ‘Papaya’ is about having the freedom to do what one please – and naturally the song showcases their artistic freedom to compose music that truly represents the band.

“Being a jazz band, we’ve had so many people tell us to walk away from niche genres and shift to commercial and be like the other pop artists, but as the lyrics say “what’s the point of being a copy, when the world’s full of those?” says front woman Céline .

The title of the song – Papaya – also symbolizes the band’s artistic freedom. Céline further explains on naming the song: “While we were writing it in rehearsal, before the concept of ‘papaya’ had become a thing, I had no lyrics for the chorus yet, I was singing gibberish ‘hara pappara’, which just sounded like ‘I like papaya’ to me. So we just went ahead with it, picked it as the tile because there is no rule to songwriting and it also reflected the ‘you don’t have to stay in the lines that people tell you to stay in’ idea”.

Since appearing on New Lease Magazine with ‘Learn To Be Alone’ last November, the guys were gigging around London and were expected to perform on Sofar Sounds but was cancelled due to the Co-vid 19 pandemic…but fear not jazz lovers, as the guys have been cooking up some songs during lockdown, so expect some stunning bluesy material soon.

For now, kick back and have a listen to ‘Papaya’ below…

Premiere: Staged Happiness (Single) – Theo Noble

Now here’s something spanking fresh…brand new artist, THEO NOBLE drops his debut single, ‘Staged Happiness’ today on reputable downloads/streaming sites.

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…

Track Premiere: Emotions (Remix) – Benny Bizzie

NEW LEASE MUSIC is very proud to premiere BENNY BIZZIE‘s house remix of his emotive R&B debut track, ‘Emotions’.

Remixed by Cee Figz, who has recently produced for Fredo, Chip, and Tion Wayne, the energy of the club-filling track perfectly blends with the originals’ sad lyrics and melancholy mood, delivered by Benny’s well-poised vocal performance.

Co-written by singer and The Voice 2019 contestant Nikki Ambers, who has previously written for Little Mix, the original version of ‘Emotions’ reached over 140k views on YouTube.

Now it’s time for you to give your speakers a good workout…check out ‘Emotions (Remix)’, out today on your preferred music outlet.

Remember, you heard it first on NEW LEASE MUSIC

Premiere: Driver (single) – Gold Complex

NEW LEASE MUSIC is very proud to present Canadian genre bending collective GOLD COMPLEX‘s single titled ‘Driver’, out today on all streaming/download sites.

Since their last appearance on the blog with sultry single ‘Tread On Me’ back in 2016, the ten-piece band from Toronto has been deep in the trenches of the studio for almost three years, creating their piece de resistance. The latest offering features a three-piece horn section with rich soulful harmonies in an exploration of funk, pop and rock. It’s a song about passion, romantic attraction and emotional co-dependency, reminiscent of Red Hot Chili Peppers but with a modern edge and a classic twist.

‘Driver’ is the second release from their highly anticipated debut album, ‘New Soul’ and follows their first single from the album, ‘Fight About Nothing’, a classic soul jam with a compelling music video directed by the band’s lead singer, Will Bowes. Check it out here.

Keep your ears peeled for their next single ‘Homegirl’, dropping on the 1st February and album ‘New Soul’, coming out on 22nd February…but for now, wrap your ears around this delight.

Remember, you heard it first on NEW LEASE MUSIC!