New Music Video: So Far Gone – Tim Maiden

TIM MAIDEN returns bringing a brilliant visual to  latest single, ‘So Far Gone’. The track itself has been gaining a buzz on Spotify, with over 50K plays and featured on playlists like Earmilk’s ‘Throughout’ and ‘Fresh Finds’.

The Brooklyn/LA singer puts fans in mind of a James Blake, with a mild soulful R&B, yet indie alternative vibe.

This one’s a real smoothie…check it out.


Song of the Day: Jungle – Makk Mikkael

The gripping downtempo drive with contrasting heavenly overtones has given MAKK MIKKAEL‘s sultry piece ‘Jungle’ a well-deserved place on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Song of the Day hotspot.

The song is about sticking with someone who is impossible in hope of a happy ending – only to find out there’s no ending. The accompanied video sees the Canadian singer wearing the colour yellow in which she associates with being bright with hidden depths.

It’s time to check out the video to ‘Jungle.’

EP Review: My Fairytale – Dovile Lee

DOVILE LEE‘s debut EP ‘My Fairytale’ opens up and gives a glimpse into the darkest moments of her life, issues we all can relate to from time to time.

Sonically, the daunting presence of the piano leads the six-track heartfelt set, with occasional flicks of feather-light yet almost melancholic bass, which gives off that soft operatic-rock sensation. This spine tingling combo is brought together with the Lithuanian singer’s delicately controlled instrument.

Definitely an impressive debut – it’ll be great to see what DOVILE LEE pulls out the bag for her future release. Have a listen to ‘My Fairytale below:

Must Listens: My Fairytale, Forgive Me, See Me 

New Track: Blame – TWIMM

TWIMM graced his presence on NEW LEASE MUSIC for the first time with debut single entitled ‘Blame’, taken from his forthcoming EP set for release early next year.

He previously recorded under INDIANS and real name Soren Juul, in which he felt ‘both names had outlived their artistic roles’. His current moniker marks a new chapter as a renewed singer and songwriter – with no disguises.

Kicking off his new chapter is an atmospherically lush pop vibe, coupled with a message of accepting loss after a long battle. Soren explains further.”You have to be ok letting go of all the good intentions and maintain a little respect for yourself.”

Have a listen to ‘Blame’ below:

EP Review: Perpendicular – Amani

She has been described as a ‘ unusual and creative individual that represents the new generation of songwriters, dabbling in captivating concepts and emotive industrial soundscapes.’

If I were to describe AMANI‘s debut EP ‘Perpendicular’ on a spot, to be honest, I would struggle –  miserably –  but I’ll do my damn best to give you an overall picture. Released earlier this month, the five-piece collection can be described as a melting pot of raw emotions that’s more than ready to overspill, represented by the full force of hauntingly dense bass that travels with the dramatically melancholic overtones.

With the dense drive easing up, ‘Perpendicular’ does on a smooth note, offering up infectious laid-back numbers sporting a smooth electronic groove.

This EP, particularly the first half, cannot be pinned down to a particular genre – which makes it instantly appealing. I love the fact that AMANI creates such a fascination and thirst, making me want to seek out her forthcoming material.

She’s definitely the one to watch – check it out.

Must Listens: Feathers Falling, Transform