Zinnia Delivers Stunning Single ‘Requiem’ For Her Father

Frontwoman Rachael Cardiello – from five-piece pop art rock group ZINNIA –  spent most of her twenties processing her dad’s death, an experience which emotionally toughen her up.

She explains: “In some ways, I feel like I processed it so fully that I grew a thick callus around the part of the loss that was very raw and fragile. At times I’ve resented the tough skin which was necessary to get through that hard time.”

To mark the ten year anniversary of his death, the Toronto-based singer/songwriter wrote ‘Requiem’ on the plane ride home to Montana. Described as a significant milestone, the single also serves as the singer’s curiosity to see how her grief would change.

‘Requiem’ is taken from the group’s debut full-length, ‘Sensations in Two Dot’, set for release on 22nd November. The nine-track project focuses on moments of doubt and probes into the complex, unsettling similarities found in the human experience.

Check out ‘Requiem’ below…

Song of the Day: Cruel World – Jasi (ft. Nelson Barros)

Award winning rapper JASI is more than just a musical artist but a creative in the truest form. His latest song is ‘Cruel World’, the title track from his new EP which was released last month, which followed two previous releases ‘FTS’ and ‘Okocha’.

Speaking of the release, JASI explains: “Cruel World was inspired by the passing of my grandmother. She was taken off life support following an accident, but somehow stayed alive for 10 days in the hospital without food, water”.

The reflective mood and lyrical content effortlessly align to the theme, with mellow undertones in the production, painting a picture of what JASI is describing. The rapper and songwriter enlists French-Creole battle rapper Nelson Barros on the feature verse, with production from Forgotten.

“In the song I talk about recurring personal demons and social injustices whilst contemplating out the existential hypocrisies of living in a “Cruel World”. Ultimately we all have to look out for ourselves.”

Jasi

Hailing from Bristol, JASI won a Royal Television Society award for his role writing and performing the lyrics in Mansa Musa Riddim that was part of Channel 4’s Random Acts series. More recently he’s worked on a film for the BBC called Dying 2 Live. He’s also a core member of Bristol based collective TΛΣ (consisting of RnB singers, Afroswing rappers, events and clothing).

Check out the heart-gripping track below…

New Track: Broken Heart – Billions

BILLIONS comes with a Broken Heart through his fourth single off his critically acclaimed debut mixtape ‘Thirteen13’ which  reached #1 in the UK Rap charts.

‘Broken Heart’ is a smooth, saxophone-heavy banger, something very different to his previous singles on the tape, including the club track ‘Motive’ and the street classics ‘Make It Home’ and ’10 Toes’ – proving BILLIONS is one of the most versatile artists in the game right now.

The video, shot by London videography giant Suave, continues the Hackney spitter’s luxury rap narrative, with him dressed in the finest Gucci drip, rolling in a Range with a Rollie on his wrist; while candidly talking us through his struggles with heartbreak.

So help him mend his Broken Heart by checking out the video for the single below…

Song of the Day: Prayer – Ivy Mairi

Singer/songwriter IVY MAIRI graces her presence for the second time with another funky pop number, ‘Prayer’, taken from her EP, ‘Polarity’.

The single explores when someone isn’t ready to accept the reality of a great loss and instead, make a prayer for things go back to the way they were.

So if you’ve lost recently suffered a loss of a loved one, well this one is definitely for you. Have a listen below: