Song of the Day: Quiet – Grace May

Following the release of her single ‘High Tide’, taken from the album, UNION (released via Berklee’s record label: Heavy Rotation Records) GRACE MAY returns with the stunning release, ‘Quiet’.

Written after listening to Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’, May was inspired by the songstress and delved into old interviews where she was left in awe of Mitchell’s quote, “If you listen to the music and you see me, you’re not getting anything out of it. If you listen to that music and you see yourself… now you’re getting something out of it”.

‘Quiet’ narrates the feeling of loneliness. It’s the familiar story of not wanting to burden friends and family with your worries, so instead you struggle in silence and this feeling is reflected through the solitary instrumentation and minimalistic production. Despite its simplistic approach, the single packs a punch through the 22-year-old Canadian songbird’s passionate and heartfelt vocals.

This is one single you don’t want to miss…have a listen to Quiet, available on all download/streaming sites.

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Song of the Day: Half Dead, But Still – Nova Moura

Born out of solitude, NOVA MOURA dropped his enigmatic soul/R&B single, ‘Half Dead, But Still’ into today’s hotspot. Produced by Fla. Mingo, the atmospheric song explores pure conflicted emotions of a loner in times of complete isolation.

“This song is about loneliness and isolation. It displays a weak and pathetic defensive wall against this loneliness. So I suppose the song is about me trying to act tough against my own loneliness; trying to act like it doesn’t bother me and that I’m fine without anyone. I think the beauty of the track is that you can hear the confidence and the sadness at the same time.”NOVA MOURA

Check it out below (absolutely stunning):

 

New Track: Moving Targets: Wild Rivers

Despite being an incredible 2018 for WILD RIVERS, which saw them tour across North America as well as meeting people who share a connection to their music, the four-piece band somehow felt disconnected from all the things that provided love and comfort – home.

Recorded live off the floor with producer, Dan Hosh, their latest single, ‘Moving Target,’ encompasses all their feelings of being far away from the comfort zone, accompanied with the vulnerable guitar plucks and the irresistibly lush harmonies, which provide a rich folk/singer-songwriter affair.

Despite being disconnected from home whilst on tour, the guys are gearing up to headline some shows around their native country, Canada (see tours dates below).

Be sure to look out for more material from WILD RIVERS, as they’ve got really something special. Check out ‘Moving Targets’ below:

Tour Dates 2019
2.27 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
2.28 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
3.01 – Guelph, ON – University of Guelph
3.02 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop
3.04 – Montreal, QC – Quai des Brumes
3.05 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
3.06 – Kingston, ON – Ale House & Canteen
3.07 – London, ON – Rum Runners

New Music Video: Solitude – Otis Mensah

OTIS MENSAH has unveiled a brand new black and white video for his latest release ‘Solitude’, the final part of a trilogy of singles including ‘Oh Jane’ and ‘Sanctified’.

The lyrics depict internal battles with mental pressures/anxieties, an addiction to isolation and the silence it leaves for the voice of creativity, driven by the Sheffield spitter’s split-personality/high-octane flow, which glides over hazy grunge melodies with a UK grime feel.

Check it out below:

New Track: Glory – Chloe Bodur

19-year-old North West Londoner CHLOE BODUR has been causing quite a stir with her single  ‘Glory.’ Fusing elements of neo-soul, jazz and pop, her newest number stole the Track of the Day spot on numerous BBC Introducing stations, as well as being added to rotation on Jazz FM.

Produced by UK Top 10 charting producer JD.Reid (Mabel, Katy B, Sinead Harnett, D Double E),  ‘Glory’ focuses on vulnerability and the underlying sense of loneliness. Bodur reveals, “It was originally written as a poem about youth trying to find love in themselves and in others and how one correlates with the other”.

Raised in a mixed heritage family, whilst immersed in vibrant London, Bodur credits her multi-cultural upbringing for her array of musical influences. Idolising the likes of Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra, as well as gaining inspiration from artists such as Quincey Jones, D’angelo and Frank Ocean.

Deemed the most promising new act and already selling out live shows,CHLOE BODUR is ready for the next step of her musical endeavour with the highly anticipated release ‘Glory’, available from yesterday.

This is a great way to start your week; have a listen to ‘Glory.’