Song of the Day: I Don’t Trust You – K-Riz

On the heels of his critically hailed The Room EP, Edmonton hip-hop/R&B artist K-RIZ getting ready to drop his sophomore full-length album, ‘Peace & Love’, due out on September 24….and first up from the project is single, ‘I Don’t Trust You.’

About an unfaithful lover, K-Riz confronts an ex-flame’s betrayal and deception, setting his melodic raps to a tender R&B-pop bounce assisted by production from J. Deppisch and Grammy-nominated LordQuest. Juggled into his wordplay, he recounts the good with the bad.

“When you fall for someone, it’s hard to trust what your intuition may be telling you,” K-Riz says of the song. “You miss the red flags. You want the person you’re with to be who you think they are, even if they’re someone completely different than what you set them up to be. When trust has been broken, that’s always going to be in the back of your mind. If you can’t trust, you can’t fully love the one you’re with, even though you want to try.”

Originally set for release in early 2020, K-Riz put Peace & Love on hold once the pandemic hit, choosing to delay the project until the time was right. Then things took a turn for the worse when the rapper was in a near-fatal car accident in the summer of 2020, an event that inspired The Room EP. That effort drew attention from Complex, Exclaim, CBC’s The Block, CBC’s The Strombo Show, and peaked at the #2 spot on Canadian college radio’s National Hip Hop Chart.

With Peace & Love, K-Riz goes back in the narrative arc of his life, recounting how he found the other side of a gutting heartbreak and series of upheavals. Not a breakup album per se, but a record that captures his personal breakthrough as a result of the fallout.

K-Riz’s stunning sophomore, Peace & Love, is slated for release on September 24…but for now, have a listen to its first release below (highly recommended)…

Alt-pop Provocateur Tyra Jutai Unveils Video For Single, ‘Frida’

Toronto singer, songwriter, producer and all-round creative TYRA JUTAI is making some of the most compelling alternative pop music right now as is evident on her brand new conceptual EP, ‘You Weren’t A Muse’, which is inspired by Golden Age Hollywood actress, singer and sex symbol Mae West and her classic 1933 movie, I’m No Angel. Taken from the six-track EP, Jutai presents the cinematic music video for early favourite ‘Frida’.

Written and produced by Tyra Jutai and award-winning Montreal producer John Nathaniel (Gwen Stefani, OneRepublic, Kygo), with the accompanying visuals conceptualised by Jutai and burgeoning creative director Piper Ellis, ‘Frida’ is an exquisite slow-burning gloomy pop offering driven by ominous marching drums and string arrangements, which sees Jutai unfolding a gripping tale of betrayal, jealousy and ultimate revenge between lovers and best friends that is underpinned by her captivating songwriting and resounding vocals.

Check it out below…

Mighloe Shares Lo-Fi Single, ‘Don’t Call Me’ Ahead Of EP

The first release from her forthcoming EP, ‘Desperate Times’, Emerging Canadian singer-songwriter MIGHOLE releases ‘Don’t Call Me’, where she expresses the universal sentiment of reaching your breaking point that often leaves one jaded and weary of love.

Speaking of the single, Mighole says: “Writing ‘Don’t Call Me’ came from a place of being fed up. There are so many people that come in and out of our lives, and sometimes these people hinder our stability and sense of self. This song was my way of saying “enough!” I will no longer let these people take parts of myself. It’s me realizing that my energy is sacred and will not be disturbed. It’s the final “Fuck You” but say it politely. “Don’t Call Me.”

Watch the video for ‘Don’t Call Me’, produced by Dean Vision and LateNightDrive.

Song of the Day: Do Your Part: Kadi

Hailing from South East London, KADI‘s compelling piano-led ballad, ‘Do Your Part’ is a direct letter to her father acknowledging where a lot of her wounds were coming from and forgiveness being an internal battle. The song was written threw years ago while the young songstress was studying at ACM London (Clapham).

Citing  Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Carlton, Demi Lovato, Fantasia, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, The Fray and Paramore as source of inspiration, Kadi discovered she had the gift for writing when she was 12 and started penning songs at the age of 16.

With the support of music organisations such as TheRecordShop, 02ThinkBig, Ultimate Artists and School Grounds Sounds in her development professionally and personally, Kadi’s plan is to release her first project this year.

So get to know Kadi and listen to her touching story below…

Ffion Rebecca Shares Emotive Single ‘Promises’ Today!

Featuring smooth, honey-soaked vocals from Leicester based soul songstress FFION REBECCA, ‘Promises’ tells a story of betrayal and heartbreak in a stripped-back bluesy soul setting, led by sultry guitar plucks.

Ffion Rebecca has received widespread support from across the Midlands region and beyond for her high energy live shows and intimately relatable, well – crafted songs. Having received numerous plays from BBC 1Xtra’s DJ Target, Ffion is set to garner national attention from well-respected DJ’s around the country with her brand single.

‘Promises’ is out today on various download and streaming sites. Have a listen below…

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