Song of the Day: Third Degree Love Crimes – Lili Kendall

Australian singer/songwriter LILI KENDALL‘s single, ‘Third Degree Love Crimes’ chronicles the crazy things we do for love…we’ve all been there at some point in our lives – and if you pretend you haven’t experienced those feelings, then you’re in serious denial!

Produced by her good friend SLMN, the emotionally-charged soulful ballad is taken from her full-length debut album ‘Love, Herself’, released late last month. The project displays a transformative and healing body of work that chronicles womanhood, self-empowerment, love and life.

Check out ‘Third degree Love Crimes’ below…

New Track: Think We’re Fine – Sub Blue (ft Manga Saint Hilare)

NEW LEASE MUSIC regular and favourite SUB BLUE hooks up with his favourite MC, Manga Saint Hilare and brings something a little different to the table with brand new single ‘Think We’re Fine.

The promising soul newcomer exchanges his melancholic take on soulful R&B for a mid-tempo combo of hip-hop/R&B. SUB BLUE‘s vocal instrument injects a summery nineties vibe (think Usher), whereas Saint Hilare, vibrantly spits over the laid back bars.

Speaking of his latest release, SUB BLUE says: “Think We’re Fine’ is about how we live our lives carefree; spending money, doing whatever it is we want – without worrying about consequence or seeming not to. This is often glorified publicly making it so easy to bask in the glory of it. But behind all that, we are all fighting our own battles that not everyone knows about.

For the artwork, I used an image of Mac Miller, who I felt perfectly personified the emotion of the record to me. I am a big fan of his music but I think that tragedy, like many others, reflects the duality of celebrated recklessness and internal pain vs external perceptions.” 

‘Think We’re Fine’ is the lead single from his forthcoming project, ‘Wilfully Blind’.