LESS KILLJOY‘s brand new track, ‘My Parade’ brings along that much-needed energy to the blog to ease those Monday blues. The single is the second offering from her forthcoming debut EP titled Pink Grenade.
Inspired by a search for happiness for herself and everyone around her, ‘My Parade’ shines with a bratty and boisterous vocal energy, dreamy synthesizers, lo fi guitar loops and in your face drums, where she talks about feeling underestimated and judged by the people around her and throwing it back in their faces.
Through sharing her experience, LESS KILLJOY hopes to build a community of people who feel safe around one another, despite their race, gender, sexuality, age, or socioeconomic status, her raw honesty and true passion for inclusivity makes her one to watch. Having received humbling praise from the likes of Earmilk, Record of the Day and Ones to Watch, you can expect a lot more from this exciting new Toronto talent. Have a listen to ‘My Parade’ below…
A spiritual soul inspired by nature, life and her experience living as an Afrikan woman, listening to MUVA OF EARTH is like planting your feet in rich warm soil; blending spiritual mantras and conscious lyricism, her music is truly transformative. The South East Londoner invites us into her Afro-spiritual world with single ‘High’ as she announces her signing to Brownswood Recordings.
A thought-provoking and harmonic single lush with muva’s ethereal vocals and a chugging hip hop drum beat produced by Stephen Wesley Holmes, ‘High’ encapsulates a human’s ability to shape, transform and play with their own point of view – reframing nervousness into excitement and making the most out of a negative situation, resulting in a value-creating experience that demonstrates the power of manifestation.
Speaking on the single, muva of Earth says: “I wanted to make a song about being high on life. You may initially think that this is another song about DrugZ however my artistry will always intend to push my audience to new and greater ways of thinking…. I remember writing ‘High’ in my bedroom whilst hanging out with my sister Angel. I had the hook in my mind for a while and would continue singing and writing more lyrics on my bus journey’s, drawing from London and my own personal experience for inspiration”
Born in Brixton to Nigerian parents as Davina Adeosun-Bright (Davina, which originates from the word ‘divinity’, Adeosun pronounced A – de – o – shu is yoruba tongue and means ‘Crown of Ọṣun’ which is a dedication to the orisha and goddess of the river, Ọṣun), muva of Earth was raised to be strong and independent. Influenced by everyone from Beyonce, Sade, Alice Coltrane, Fela Kuti, Nai Palm, Andre 3000, Blood Orange, Princess Nokia, Little Simz and more, muva of Earth left home in Kent to move back to London in her teenage years to give her the freedom to immerse herself into her music – studying at college whilst gracing stages around London with her soulful tones. By connecting to her Yoruba roots, muva of Earth’s music explores the complexities of identity, the self and human connections over a bed of afrofuturistic rhythms and atmospheric horns.
Self-produced in their dreamy home studio, London-based Alt-Pop duo PALMARIA‘s latest single ‘Sunflower’ was inspired by the beauty of our very own planet. The duo’s lyrical bliss flows between the mix of their two main languages, offering a metaphorical interpretation of their lives between countries.
They explain, “We’re always inspired by natural elements, in this case specifically we focused on the sun and the sunflower. We connect to natural elements and how they move and evolve with our experience. ‘Sunflower’ is about always looking for the positive side of things and following the sun as a source of energy.”
Taking inspiration from acts like N.E.R.D., Little Dragon, Hiatus Kaiyote, the dynamic duo, who originally hails from Italy, continue to be their very own trend-setters, differing from the norm and surprising with each and every release. With support from Jamz Supernova, COLORS Berlin and BBC airplay, Palmaria are proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Have a listen to their track below…
CAITLIN MIN FA‘s latest single, ‘Do It Like That’ is a real mood booster acknowledging that you’re just happy being and doing you. Whether it was during lockdown or back to normal life, we’re all creatures of habit and routine in some way shape or form; from making your bed in the morning to getting your usual coffee order, from what you wear every day to the late nights binge watching TV shows and knowing that you’ll regret that last episode in the morning.
Produced by Melbourne’s ARIA award winner Rob Amoruso, the song glides into Anne Marie territory with a smooth indie pop vibe. Its bubblegum pop rhythms are glossy and fresh, not only showcasing Caitlin’s unique musical talent, but getting into this deja vu mentality of ‘leave me here’, ‘I’m happy this way’, ‘can we do it all again?’. You’re happy being you, loving your day and this journey of life.
‘Do It Like That’ is a song that belongs on radio with it’s bold energy that contrasts a playful and vulnerable attitude simultaneously.
After staying quiet for the first few months of 2021, Yung Trybez and Young D – aka Canadian indigenous hip-hop duo SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS (SNRK) – are back with a deadly new track…
When CNN was reporting voting demographics during the past presidential election coverage, they decided to call the section of Indigenous voters ‘Something Else’. Indigenous Twitter and TikTok blew up with outrage, but also a reclamation of the term by turning something negative into a positive using humour and truth. The community was able to look on the bright side despite media outlets’ failure to recognize them as human beings.