Premiere: Hip-Hop Duo K.O.A Drops Track, ‘Classic’ Today!

Consisting brothers Austin & Jagger Spacy, K.O.A. has dished up a rather mesmerising number entitled ‘Classic’, out now for your inspection on all good download and streaming sites. Wrapped in a seamlessly soothing hip-hop/bedroom pop fusion, the duo’s latest offering is inspired by their friends who parted waves from them once they made it or ditched them over some girl.

Speaking of how the single’s release came to fruition, K.O.A says: “We never intended to release it but we played this for fun on one of our weekly lives and everyone was telling us to put it out.”

Between them, these guys from Arizona holds a very impressive CV. Austin, a multi-faceted talent, started out as a professional dancer and actor, before teaching himself to produce music whilst dancing on the 1989 World Tour with Taylor Swift. Jagger is an accomplished musician, songwriter and rapper previously signed to MMG (Timbaland’s mgmt company). While their initial releases lived in the alt/pop world, they are now leaning more into an alternative rap sound that feels honest and completely genuine.

Check out their new venture into alternative hip-hop world below…

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.

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