Song of the Day: My Year – S5

Stretching from the streets of Nottingham, UK, and having accumulated tens of thousands of fans through viral YouTube channels GRM Daily and Link Up TV, S5 dropped his highly-anticipated single, ‘My Year’ at the beginning of 2021.

Produced by Ran & Nash (Toosii, Lil Keed, NLE Choppa), the upbeat single S5 shares the new lifestyle he has created for himself after years of hard work in the studio.

“This my year, the fans are feeling me, the feeling so strong” is reminiscent of current Top-40 UK charting artists such as D-Block Europe and M Huncho – who identically rose to fame as S5 – through viral videos on GRM Daily and Link Up TV also.

Check out the official video for ‘My Year’ below…

Jessica Wilde Drops New Double A-side ‘Wasted’ / ‘F*ck U I’m Sober Now’

With it being a particularly wild 2020 in more ways than one, singer JESSICA WILDE slides into 2021 in spectacular fashion with Double A side ‘Wasted’ / ‘F*ck U I’m Sober Now’

Not only are the singles’ titles self-explanatory but Wilde has opened a gateway into her past by returning full circle to her South London roots, combining her sharp-witted lyricism through Spoken Word/Rap alongside her more familiar style husky soulful vocals.

For those acquainted with Wilde it will be a pleasant surprise to many that she is not just one helluva Soul/R’n’B singer, but she has MC skills which are on par with some of the UK’s heavyweights.

Wilde’s raw, brutally honest lyrics in ‘Wasted’ and ‘F*ck U I’m Sober Now’ take you on a ride through her personal journey of mad parties, hazy drunken nights, addiction, toxic relationships, self-loathing, self-love, self-empowerment and going sober.

2021 looks to be another year of uncertainty but warrior princesses like Jessica Wilde can’t ever stay down. Now established as a singer songwriter, signing her deal with major publisher SONY ATV, Wilde has worked with artists from Ghetts to Tough Love. Her self-penned track ‘Strangers Love’ was released on renowned Korean k-pop label SM Entertainment and her co-write with Rudimental, ‘More Than Anything’ featured vocals from Emeli Sande. Jessica’s last project saw her wind up in LA writing at Ne-Yo’s Hollywood studio, with producer Kizzo. She gained support from The Daily Star, Wonderland Mag, ‘Record of the week’ on BBC Radio 1xtra, did a mini tour with a sold-out headline show at POW Brixton, and a final performance at Bospop festival, opening for Nile Rodgers.

It will take more than a pandemic to stop Miss Wilde from finding an inevitably huge audience, furthermore adding ‘gifted rapper’ to her illustrious set of talents. The combo knockout visual trailer for ‘Wasted/F*ck U I’m Sober Now’ had to be made within the confines of London lockdown but Jessica and video director Dylan Hayes used the 2020/2021 restrictions to spark their collaborative creativity. The dark deserted South London streets kick off ‘Wasted’ and then bedroom isolation inspires the ‘F*ck U I’m sober now’ section.

‘Wasted’ / ‘F*ck U I’m Sober Now’ is released as a double A side single and is out now on all digital and streaming platforms. Check it the official video for the single below…

Listen To Savvie’s Track, ‘Take Me Home’, Produced by David Sinclair-Black

It’s been a long-time coming for Nigerian-born artist SAVVIE, but now, tucking into a platter of success with his new single ‘Take Me Home’.

‘Take Me Home’, produced by the internationally acclaimed record producer David Sinclair-Black, and BeldonDidThat (Gunna, Young Thug, Ayo & Teo, Lexy Panterra, The BBC) is a vibrant and summery yet heartfelt track upon which Savvie opens up to his rough journey in the music industry.

Off the success of his sold-out shows in London, and having opened for huge international acts such as So Solid Crew, Savvie aims to set himself as an artist to be reckoned with in 2021.

Check out the epic track below…

Surya Shares His Most Personal Song To Date, ‘U ME WE’

Named as one the new best artists of 2018 by BBC Introducing, SURYA‘s latest track, ‘U ME WE’, is probably his most personal work to date. Over a soothing acoustic soul R&B setting, baring strong influences from the likes of Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, The Neptunes and D’Angelo, the track gives an insight into his childhood in Chennai and relocation to London, taking baby steps towards building a legacy as a musician.

‘U ME WE’, follows Surya’s independent album, ‘Adolessence’ – recorded whist at university – and two singles. All of his releases were featured on BBC introducing as well as receiving attention from major online music tastemakers including We Plug Good Music, Acid Stag and Mystic Sons.

Be to tune in as Surya is shooting visuals for this track with the help of fellow YCUK members, a UK-based creative collective, featuring some of the best up and coming talent in film, music and design.

For now, listen to Surya’s irresistible single below…

Watch Atlus’ Video for Track, ‘Walk’

Powerhouse ATLUS‘ minimal yet powerful official video for single, ‘Walk’ documents his imminent road to success as a musician. Since its release late last month (30 November), the video accumulated over 137,000 views on YouTube.

The video also features Atlanta’s rapper and NEW LEASE MUSIC’s stalwart King Blitz, who adds a little fire to the emotive single. After Altus leaning his robust vocals to King Blitz’s soul-tugging track, ‘Stings’, ‘Walk’ firmly marks their burgeoning musical relationship.

Check out the video for ‘Walk’ below…