Song of the Day: You Know – Amery

He made the crowds dance the entire summer but AMERY is now taking it slow with his latest single ‘You Know’.

Produced by James Lowland, the R&B track creates a warm and intimate atmosphere preparing the ground for the 22-year-old Belgian artist to fully express and embrace his vulnerability. AMERY evokes the vicious circle resulting from the fear of letting yourself be seen and be loved, with every rejection adding up to the emotional baggage for the next relationship.

AMERY first made waves in the music scene in 2017 with his debut single ‘So Good’ which now generated over 1.3 million streams. The singer/songwriter has been supported in the past by both national and international media with publications such as ELLE France, Buzzfeed, OkayAfrica or PopCrush, and even an early co-sign by Elton John.

This guy is not to be messed with…have a listen to ‘You Know’ below:

 

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Song of the Day: Love’s On The Way – RĀI

R&B Singer/Songwriter RĀI steals today’s hotspot with his smooth second single from his debut album ‘Love’s on the Way.’

When asked about the Tone Jonez – produced offering, the Harlem NYC resident/South Carolina native said: “That song is just a really good feel good record with a positive message. It’s a song that take elements from different times during the evolution of R&B music and produces what I hope is a timeless, uplifting R&B song. That was my goal with recording this song and the album altogether .”

The A1 Vision-directed visual doesn’t so much reflect the lyrics but stays true to the song – something simple, classic and cool that made you instantly like the song.

This smooth powerhouse is hell-bent on bringing back REAL R&B…so for those who missed the genre, go ahead and check out ‘Love’s on the Way’…and if you’re digging his track, look out for his album, on pre-order on all digital outlets and will be released June 8th.

When you have time, check out the video.

Album Review: Lightheaded II – Dizzy Rambunctious

For his latest project, DIZZY RAMBUNCTIOUS braves it out and goes on a turbulent journey of dealing with a heartache from a relationship.

Starting off with melancholic tones, reflecting the first stages of a break-up, ‘Lightheaded II’ offers glimmer of light with an upbeat offering through ‘Heartbreak’, possessing the raciness of guitar plucks with along the EDM-ish drive.

With the tempo tuned down a notch or two, the second half of the album is free of the moody presence of the dense bassline and makes way for those carefree moments which is conveyed through a chirpy, modern take of boombap and a rather flirtatious jazz/soul combo (we’re talking Al Jarreau style).

Through ‘Lightheaded II’, DIZZY RAMBUNCTIOUS shows no boundaries to his talents, taking on a Simply Red’s Classic ‘Holding Back The Years’, through track, ‘Holding On’. What I love about this album is that it tells a clear story with minimal words…check it out…

Must Listens: Broken Love, Depression, Brighter Days, Holding On, Just To Get By

Song of the Day: Someone Like You – Marcello Spooks (ft. LOLÈ)

Only a few months after his last single ‘Replace U’, MARCELLO SPOOKS is back with more ear candy in the form of ‘Someone Like You’.

From the get-go, the smooth electric piano combined with lush vocals from LOLÈ immediately sets mood right before the 808’s drop and Marcello reflects on past midsummer nights with an old flame.

Earlier this year, the East London MC teamed up with producer Maschine Man Tim to deliver the EP ‘All Time High’, riding the wave of success created by his 2016 single ‘Boom’ which has racked up an impressive amount of views and enjoyed support from the likes of BBC 1xtra, Pyro Radio and Fubar Radio, UKHH and Blurred Culture.

The video, directed by Jay Sentrosi and Eric Myers, is a work of art in itself, and sees Marcello Spooks reminiscing by The Thames riverside, as he flips through the pages of his book of rhymes. These calming visuals are juxtaposed with a more sinister scene which references the poisoned apple from Snow White.

Well here’s your chance to watch the video for ‘Someone Like You.’

 

Song of the Day: Once More: Nambyar

Ahead of his performance at Pitch Festival this Saturday, new alt-R&B artist NAMBYAR unveiled gorgeous slow motion visuals for single ‘Once More’.

Melting sumptuous ambient synths, NAMBYAR surrounds his soulful vocals with tender and strikingly understated beats. His enigmatic and entrancing sound is aptly illustrated in the compelling video accompanying the new cut; where the singer’s confessional, intensely emotional and cinematic lyrics take center stage.

‘Once More’ is the follow-up to his debut track ‘Warm In The Winter’, which saw support from the likes of MTV. The track reached half a million streams within a month of release, making it onto Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ Playlist.

Born to a Fijian father and Dutch mother, NAMBYAR relocated to a small village just above Amsterdam to work on his own music for the last three years, honing his songwriting and production.

Initially inclined towards guitar-driven melodies and playing in a band, NAMBYAR’s current sound developed when he started writing songs on PolySix and Prophet analogue synthesizers in his own studio. The bold statement of an artist letting go of his past, ‘Once More’ was one of the first songs he wrote while holed up in the studio. This solitary time fed an uninhibited new musical focus.

With his live credentials already including a performance at this year’s Eurosonic festival, this newcomer has been making his mark on the European electronic circuit, with writing credits including Swedish pop singer Erik Rapp’s new single ‘Look Like Lovers’ and a live performance confirmed at Amsterdam’s Pitch Festival on 1st July, the talented artist is sure to make waves with ‘Once More’. Check out the video.