Song of the Day: No Show – Amy Lilley

South African singer-songwriter, chef, queer activist and venue owner AMY LILLEY is the exciting new talent set to take the music world by storm. Releasing her debut single ‘Formidable’ in July, which amassed an impressive 250,000+ streams in just over a month, Amy Lilley follows up with single, ‘No Show’, out now on Platoon.

Highlighting Amy’s versatility and passionate approach to creating breath-taking soundscapes, with its mesmeric, R&B undertones, coupled with her confident and powerful, yet tender lyricism, ‘No Show’ was a perfect taster for her debut EP ‘She’.

Out now on Platoon, the five-track EP, encapsulates the journey back to her strongest sense of self, which is abundantly evident in the debut single ‘Formidable’ – a track that juxtaposes hope and hardship in the face of depression, self-sabotage, pain and prejudice.

Check out the video for ‘No Show’ below…

Song of the Day: U Gd? – L E M F R E C K

South Wales native L E M F R E C K continues to carry the torch for his hometown, by delivering his single ‘U Gd?’

‘U Gd?’ finds the rapper treading a percussion-led backbeat uplifted by an overarching guitar riff. He sets the tone for the track ahead, then proceeds to inflect the steady instrumental with his slightly accented bars that he delivers with great confidence and caution.

Reflecting the lyrical inspiration behind the track; which complies a number of references from a turbulent romance to the daily grind, the music video for single shows L E M F R E C K roaming the streets at night, getting up to no good.

Growing up, he was heavily inspired by the exciting buzz and growth of UK urban scene. After the realisation of the vast under-representation of his country within the genre he decided to take matters into his own hand. Fuelled by the disparity he began to build on the musical foundations built while producing in a local church, where his father was the pastor.

Eager to explore and experience the scene first hand, the rapper remembers frequenting cities like Bristol and London to soak up the Pirate Radio culture. Now a fully formed producer, the artist takes on a new skill… the art of wordplay. Watch out for the L E M F R E C K, he has a lot more to deliver this year….

Check out the video for ‘U Gd?’ below…

Song of the Day: My Bad – Tame Kyel (ft. Ta’Shan)

After a year of unrest and breaking barriers society has built up for hundreds of years, TAME KYEL dives head first into chaos and shows how he can not only lyrically impress but also showcase his vocal ability in his single, ‘My Bad’.

The first release under his own label, The Boat Records, ‘My Bad’ features Ta’Shan the Swiss-Indian singer also known as Bombay Mami. Both artists have been working together behind the scenes for many years crafting hit singles such as ‘This Time’, ‘This Time’ Remix ft Konshens and ‘High’ so a collaboration as artists is well overdue.

‘My Bad’ shows Tame maturing musically, in his own words – ‘Right now the world feels separated, emotion is something that unifies us and makes us human. Even though the message may feel sad and sombre the song is presented in a way that allows people to sing and dance together’.

Tame Kyel will continue creating music behind the board as a writer as well as showing the world how diverse he can be as an artist…check out the single below…

Rising Manchester Future Soul & RnB Artist Nina Cobham Enlists Bipolar Sunshine On The Remix Of ‘Sola’

Tipped by tastemakers including Jamz Supernova, BBC Introducing Manchester, Huw Stephens & NTS – NINA COBHAM has been on an upward trajectory since releasing ‘Sola’ at the beginning of the year. The original release has since surpassed over 3,000,000 streams on Spotify alone – defying the odds as an independent artist and proving that anything is possible, even during a pandemic.

Now Nina unveiled the remix of the well-received single, featuring Bipolar Sunshine. Check it out below…

 

Song of the Day: Sohana – Shamil

Newcomer to the scene, SHAMIL is ready to make a statement this summer with the atmospheric ‘Sohana’ (released through The Orchard). Accompanied by impressive visuals shot in London, the single is gearing up to be a big introduction for the prodigious young artist who is already drawing comparisons to the likes of The Weeknd and PARTYNEXTDOOR.

With his most recent single ‘Cola’ being released at the beginning of May, he immediately turned heads as the infectious guitar laden instrumental combined with his upbeat and catchy melodies breathed a breath of fresh air into the current R&B and pop music scene. This has since seen Shamil being scouted by Bronz of 13 Life (A&R scout of artists including Post Malone and Harmony Samuels) shining the spotlight brightly on the young emerging talent. Already being hailed as the latest potential pop/R&B wonderkid coming out of the US, ‘Sohana’ is yet another strong testament to this.

The single sees the 21 year old Anchorage native in his element, crooning over a trippy and relaxed R&B infused beat, talking on subjects including past relationships and a wild lifestyle in which he was living at the time. Speaking on the content of the single, Shamil says: “Sohana is about a girl that I was talking to at the time that had a wild lifestyle, yet I was more interested in the person she was than the type of life she lived. My emotions and feelings took over the logic of the situation. Even though I wasn’t into the type of stuff she was into, I really didn’t care. I want people to see how lust and attraction can cloud your decisions and judgement when it comes to certain people.”

With his latest project ‘The After Party’ on the horizon, 2020 is looking more and more like Shamil’s, and with this exciting release, Shamil is continuing to push the boundaries, going deeper down his Pop and R&B influenced path with grace and finesse.

Watch the video for Shamil’s ‘Sohana’ below…