Upon releasing her brand new album, ‘Trust Takes Time’- where she collaborated with a medley of producers, THAIBEATS, Yonas-K Beatz, Syndrome, DJ Pain 1, Rob Kelly, Mantra, SPECDRXM, SHRN – Montreal-born alternative hip-hop artist SHADES LAWRENCE drops brand new single titled, ‘I Do’.
In the piano-led single, Shades expresses her gratitude to those who helped her during the challenging times. Watch ‘I Do’ music video below…
After closing out his ‘Take A Slice’ series, which has amassed over 160K Spotify streams, Rotterdam rapper, singer and producer KAY SLICE is working on his highly anticipated solo debut album, which is due for release in January 2022. This summer, he begins to tease out the record with its first single titled ‘BREEZE’.
Written by Kay Slice and produced by Slice and his long-time collaborator Bora, who also provides live guitar and bass arrangements, along with Willem T Hart on keys, Peter Somuah on percussion drums and Charmain Charlemagne on backing vocals, ‘Breeze’ is a soulful and infectious rap fusion tribute to this mother, and the people in our lives that have nurtured us and helped us grow, such as our parents and family, with Kay Slice vowing to return the favour. According to the Dutch Ghanaian native, “the people who provided for me mean the world to me”.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Breeze’ and how the track came together, Kay Slice says, “the song came to me during my recent stay in Ghana. It was like Mama Ghana was talking to me. I came up with the melody and bassline, and from there, it was just a matter of perfecting it with Bora and the band. The song is about giving tribute and honour to our providers, to the people that nurtured and helped us become who we are today. It’s also about that urge I and a lot of people around me have to return the favour and provide for the people that provided for us”.
The accompanying music video for ‘Breeze’ speaks directly to this inspiration and desire that Kay Slice expresses. Shot in Aburi Botanical Gardens in Ghana and directed by burgeoning Accra-based cinematographer Edward Pappoe, the visuals for ‘Breeze’ beautifully capture the relationship and connection between a mother and her young son, with the timeless century-old botanical garden providing the perfectly calm, peaceful and vibrant backdrop to bring the track and its message further to life, which Kay Slice describes as “the perfect fit for this song”.
Emerging as an exciting and fast-rising new artist in the Netherlands for his glorious hip-hop and afrobeats fusion, Kay Slice has already performed on the biggest Dutch TV entertainment show De Wereld Draait Door, with the likes of 3VOOR12, VPRO Mundo and Red Bull Netherlands also singing his praises. He is now on a mission to spread his unique blend of hip-hop, soul, Ghanaian groove, afrobeats and highlife across Europe, Africa and the rest of the world. His music speaks to self-love, identity, finding yourself and connecting deeply with ones’ roots, and when it’s all said and done, Kay Slice wants to have left a rich impression on his generation.
Here’s your chance to check out the official video for Kay Slice’s epic tune below…
When House/R&B singer-songwriter MARBL met the love of her life, she wanted to shout it from the rooftops. Her gratitude for finding the one comes in the shape of her brand-new single appropriately titled ‘Lucky’, out now on all good music platforms.
Marbl says of the release: “It finally feels like the right time to release Lucky”! I wrote this song back in 2016 when I met my partner. There was no other word to describe what I felt but ‘lucky’”
Infectiously rhythmic, ‘Lucky’ possesses a hefty electronic bass that makes you want to get up and dance in an instant, bringing pure joyous vibes and hope after the unthinkable year we all experienced from the pandemic.
However Marbl confesses that finding a beat to match the uplifting lyrics with producer Fis -T, was a lengthy process. She explains: “After a few attempts at the production, myself and the producer Fis-T, just couldn’t get the sound we imagined. Some years later we have finally found that sound we were looking for.”
Marbl was signed to label BOOM Entertainment! with producer and good friend Fis – T and has written/performed track for American artist, Bad Tuner (Back To Me) as well as penning tracks for Canadian group Keys N Krates.
Formerly known as M Black, The London artist has changed her name to Marbl earlier this year to coincide with her shift in musical style of fluid blends of electronic, R&B and a dash of Afrobeats, which provides a distinct vibrant uplift.
On the back of her pop ballad ‘Work In Progress’, CAITLIN MIN FA circles back with a brand new single ‘I Need U’, where she reflects gratitude upon the relationships and people she has in her life, over a smooth power anthem infused with a slightly darker side of pop.
“I’m so grateful for the people around me. That we get to celebrate the wins together and catch each other when we fall. I’m grateful that life is better with them in it,” Caitlin explains. “Though we often forget to thank them for being there and to say how much we appreciate them; equally not saying ‘I love you’ enough to the ones who mean most”.
Caitlin’s glistening vocals soar over the track’s bouncing melody, with the moody undertone injecting a new bold energy into her unique brand of pop music. ‘I Need U’ encourages all of us to celebrate, dance, sing along and feel joy. It’s just an honest conversation to say thank you in a fun and groovy way, produced with local Melbourne talent Rob Amoruso.