BBC Introducing Artist Jude The Obscure Drops A Dreamy Anthem Of Perseverance

Upcoming singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist,  JUDE THE OBSCURE returns to offer out his latest dreamy jazz-fusion single, ‘Moments’.

The release follows on from previous hits, the smooth neo jazz-rap sounds of ‘Chapter 8’ and the pared back, guitar-led number, ‘Waiting’, both unveiled earlier this year to a welcomed response. The 24-year-old has also had an incredible impact at streaming platforms so far, with spots on New Music Friday UK, Jazz UK and Fresh Finds at Spotify and On The Corner and Jazz Scene: UK at Apple, as well as support on Deezer and Amazon.

Speaking of his latest release the South Mancunian says: “‘Moments’ is about hard work; about overcoming the hurdles that life throws at you; about coming out on top in light of the hardships we face in our day to day lives. It’s an anthem of resilience and perseverance – surviving your early twenties with ambition, aspiration and sanity intact is no easy feat. One way or another, we all find ways to cope with what’s going on around us, now more than ever.”

Check out the official video for ‘Moments’ below…

Benny Bizzie Comes Through With Hard-Hitting Track, ‘Pressure’

BENNY BIZZIE‘s new single, ‘Pressure’ is an energetic track that packs a punch with its Drill-inspired, edgy and dark R&B track with an infectious bounce. The song is about standing tall and tapping into a darker side of self to tackle the pressures of life especially with the current pandemic in effect.

Bizzie’s recent E-Motion EP has gained over 500k views on YouTube and over 100k plays on Spotify with support from Link up TV and Sentric Music. He has released five EP’s to date which earned him 2 nominations at the Urban Music Awards for Best Male and Best R&B, Radio support by Charlie Sloth (BBC 1xtra), and features with Ghetts, Frisco, and Wretch 32.

Produced by Cee Figz (Pocaan, Fredo, Tion Wayne), ‘Pressure’ was released last Friday (6th November). Have a listen below…

Hip-Hop Duo Re. Decay Shares Track, ‘In The Morning’

Hailing from Berlin, RE. DECAY‘s debut single, ‘Sun In The Morning’ is smothered with old school soul/funk vibes, spanning from the 80’s, underpinned with J Dilla-style hip-hop. The infectious number features ADH, Mawcom X & Sedric Perry adding extra spice to the nostalgic arrangements.

Speaking of the release Re. Decay says: “From the beginning, this song has been an expression of overcoming adversity. Mawcom X was almost unable to get us his verse because of power outages in Ghana but he made it happen. This is symbolic of the spirit of this song. The message is clear and true.”

Re.decay is comprised of Owen Ross and Emanuel Bender, both established musicians within their own right. Owen Ross has performed as both a solo artist (being featured in Huffington Post) as well as with the band Re-Up which opened for big names such as The Roots, Big Boi, Gym Class Heroes, OK Go!, Biz Markie and Afroman. He currently works with a wide range of up and coming artists.

Emanuel Bender has a decent rap sheet from his work as a producer with artists such as Alle Farben, Dillistone, Moli, Fhat and others. He has also worked on several International TV ads (BMW, AUDI and TOYOTA), created music for feature films, and released several successful unofficial remixes, including ones for Awolnation and Monsters and Men. As a result, the producer has received over 1.6 million plays across streaming platforms and reached Hype Machine #1 place multiple times.

Released last Friday (1st May), via SPRINGSTOFF, ‘In The Morning’ is lifted from their upcoming EP, ‘Down Long Enough’ out on 19th June.

 

Song of the Day: Easy – Juliet July

‘Easy’ is the latest single from Dutch artist JULIET JULY, following ‘Sunday Afternoon’ which was praised by the likes of Earmilk, Stereofox, Fashionably Early and more for its quiet energy and deft minimalism. Once again, Juliet’s fusion of R&B, soul and jazz drifts in like a soft breeze across the ocean in ‘Easy’, which explores the possibilities that are open to us once we put negative thoughts aside.

Speaking in great detail about her new single, Juliet July says:

“As a creative, we need to deal with lots of opinions of others. How many times have we, as creatives, artists, entrepreneurs heard how difficult, risky and challenging it is or going to be to follow our dreams? What is our plan B? etc etc..I know some people mean well, while some are secretly just envious as they wished they had the courage to do the same.

Either way, I got tired of listening to these ‘warning’ voices about how difficult everything was going to be. And I wrote ‘Easy’ as an answer. Easy gives an alternate perspective on the road to following your true heart desires. This is not to say that you will never come across obstacles or that you can just sit around and wait for your dreams to manifest. I believe a lot in the power of thoughts and hearing everyday how difficult a task is going to be is in my opinion not the way to go about it. ‘Easy’ acts as a POSITIVE affirmation , as a reminder that when we truly listen to what our heart whispers everything is possible.”

Produced by Nelson Clark, ‘Easy’ is also accompanied with a video filmed on the South African coast and within a magical forest just on the outskirts of Cape Town, where Juliet worked and lived for a while expanding her creative endeavours for a couple of months. The video was filmed by Momentum Production, with colour editing by Manny Nickpour.

‘Easy’ and ‘Sunday Afternoon’ will feature on Juliet July’s upcoming ‘Palmtrees In The Mist’ EP.