New Music Video: Pain Killer – Torii Wolf

Premiered on Billboard, TORII WOLF‘s video for, latest single ‘Pain Killer’ documents the past struggles she has endured.

Produced by OVO’s Mike Zombie (of Drake’s ‘Started From The Bottom’ & DJ Khaled’s ‘They Don’t Love You No More’ featuring Jay-Z, French Montana, Meek Mill & Rick Ross fame), ‘Pain Killer’ is the audio equivalent of an opioid, replete with Torii’s pleas to euthanize her anguish, yet so ultimately stimulating it creates a high you can’t stop craving.

Speaking of her  latest single, Torii explains: “If anyone has ever had any substance abuse problems, or has used in the past at all, you feel this feeling of needing something. This dependency on getting high and these drugs, so to speak, are what we need so badly; end up turning on us,” Torii commented to Billboard. “They don’t care about us is what it feels like, you use them too much, it ends up biting you and hurting you either way. You need to get high and the only thing that can get you high is that drug and sometimes you’re high and it still doesn’t feel good anymore. And the same thing with a person–some relationships feel that way.

‘Pain Killer’ is from her solo debut EP ‘Flow Riiot’, released via DJ Premier’s TTT (To The Top) imprint. The 15 track collection is now out on all digital platforms.

But for now, it’s time to check out the video…

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New Track: Caroline – Shaefri

‘Caroline’ definitely hits a raw nerve with London-based singer/songwriter SHAEFRI. With atmospheric soundcapes coupled with the stunningly soft/heartfelt vocals, the latest single tells the story of witnessing someone close hitting the self-destruct button – and feeling powerless to save them.

On her most personal release to date, SHAEFRI explains: “I wrote Caroline the day after I received a phone call saying someone close to me was in hospital after overdosing. I cried the whole day but I was also so angry with her for letting it happen. I was so afraid for her life. I felt guilty for not being there when it had happened, that I couldn’t stop her from doing it, and no longer being able to help. Every time it happens, there’s less of a person left to put back together.”

Following the success of previous releases, ‘Pixelate’, ‘Monster, ‘Rabbit Hole’, and ‘Give It All’, SHAEFRI has seen an influx of support from Clash, DIY, and Hattie Pearson at Radio X, whilst her unique brand of haunting vocals and minimalistic beats have seen sold-out performances at venues, such as The Old Blue Last and Notting Hill Arts Club.

‘Caroline’ is the last installment of her EP ‘Cracks’…have a listen to this powerful piece…

Song of the Day: This High – The Man Who

Consisting of two cousins, THE MAN WHO made it today’s Song of the Day spot with single, ‘This High’.

Their electro bass-driven offering is about experiencing an intense high (whether it’s from drugs, infatuation or a plain old natural adrenaline) which it can be consuming to the point where nothing else matters.

The Toronto duo began writing together in a basement driven by a desire to challenge the boundaries between rock and pop. Their music reflects this experimental approach in its sound and tells the stories they’ve collected along the way…well this is the perfect time to listen to their story…have a listen to ‘This High.’

New Music Video: Pink Pillz – ADI

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Tel Aviv producer and singer ADI releases the new video for Pink Pillz, a song in which she addresses depression.
ADI has released a mixtape and EP to date, has performed at Glastonbury, and Melt!, and supported Kelis on tour.
She releases her new EP this Summer. Go on, watch the video!

Song of the Day: The Heroine – Jovel

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Ahead of the release of his debut EP, The Void (out 20th June on iTunes), JOVEL teases us with the highly emotive single, The Heroine.

Following the turbulent tale of Katie, a girl JOVEL knew in his youth, The Heroine explores her addictions and struggles as a young, single mother. Played out like a spoken word poem, the track emerges as a heartfelt grime composition, steadied by a stark beat and alt-rock ensemble of guitars.

Never the one to settle inside the box, the London singer/rapper wants to make his EP as interactive as possible. Unveiled in 15 second episodes on his Instagram account (@jovelmusic), JOVEL has broadcast The Void: An Instagram Movie, a compilation of completely fresh footage that interlink the EP’s four tracks and videos together. Released fortnightly, each cut will continue a story that develops throughout the campaign. Giving his fans the chance to interact with the songwriter directly, The Void: An Instagram Movie is a unique and personal mark on the work that he has put into his new EP.

Take time out and check out the movie…but first watch the heart-wrenching video to the single, The Heroine (directed by  Patrick Odour)

Mixtape Review: Rawest – Fly Von

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From the moment he leaked tracks, Tell Me Wassup and She Hates Love, FLY VON was itching to unleash his second full-length mixtape, Rawest.

As you probably guessed, it’s now ready for your inspection! The mixtape begins with an explosion of ridiculously crazy (and short-lived) guitar riffs which detours down the route of downtempo hip-hop and, at times, slightly blurs into the realms of alternative R&B…a combination that is his RAWEST material to date. Check it out here.

Must Listens: Ambition, Not So Bad, Dreams 4 Two, Deal With, Tell Me Wassup, King of Raw, What They Really Want

Mixtape Review: No Prescription – Jaysin

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NEW LEASE MUSIC favourite black sheep, JAYSIN makes a comeback with his 13-track mixtape, No Prescription, dropped last week via Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes.
Featuring a head rolling intro and easy cruising, laid-back (and equally head jerking) bangers, this Alabama rapper on-the-rise predominantly focus on personal struggles and (let’s say) his love-love relationship on a cocktail of drugs…like he said in the mixtape, don’t judge (because everyone is addicted to something), check out his latest project right here. REAL dope; his best mixtape to date.
Must Listens: Intro, Facts, Street Poet, Keeping Moving On, Get To Me, Tha Devil