Song of the Day: Say So – Sophie Faith

SOPHIE FAITH teamed up with producer Midnight Phunk for the first Song of the Day of the year – ‘Say So’ – their unique collaboration that’s set to grab the industry’s attention.

 ‘Say So’ acts as a cathartic vessel addressing regret for a previous relationship, with SOPHIE FAITH spilling her emotions throughout the song, metaphorically laying bare her truth.

Renowned for his work with singer Jamilah Barry on her outstanding single ‘Dance Moves’, Midnight Phunk is steadily building a reputation as one of the most gifted producers to emerge from an already bustling north London music scene. His ability to craft soundscapes that allow individual artists to excel is a commodity that is in high demand.

 Something that is equally as coveted are the soulful vocal skills of SOPHIE FAITH, who over recent years has attained a loyal following due to various features with the likes of Coops that has seen anticipation grow ahead of the unveiling of her own material. She has been working with enigmatic producer Talos, in addition to preparing for her official debut EP with producer Aston Rudi, which is due for release in this year…have a listen to this irresistibly sassy track.

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Song of the Day: Jungle – Makk Mikkael

The gripping downtempo drive with contrasting heavenly overtones has given MAKK MIKKAEL‘s sultry piece ‘Jungle’ a well-deserved place on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Song of the Day hotspot.

The song is about sticking with someone who is impossible in hope of a happy ending – only to find out there’s no ending. The accompanied video sees the Canadian singer wearing the colour yellow in which she associates with being bright with hidden depths.

It’s time to check out the video to ‘Jungle.’

Song of the Day: Waitin’ Up – Althea

At just 21 years of age, British singer, songwriter and musician ALTHEA already has two well received and acclaimed EPs to her name – 2016’s ‘See My Vision’ and ‘Cold Thoughts’ from earlier this year – which have seen the East London native garner strong support from Wonderland Magazine, The 405, Rinse FM, Okayplayer, Guestlist Magazine and the MOBO Awards.

As she gears up for her third project, which is due for release in 2018, ALTHEA released her debut new single titled ‘Waitin’ Up’. Typically known for her lush minimalist R&B songs, ‘Waitin’ Up’ sees ALTHEA switching things up to deliver an infectious, soulful and upbeat Caribbean flavoured offering, while continuing to showcase her captivating vocals and forward-thinking R&B sensibilities, with production coming from frequent collaborator Day-O.

Speaking about how the new single came about, Althea says, “‘Waitin’ Up’ was a really fun song to make, I was in the studio with Day-O, and we were just vibing and bouncing ideas around the room, and once we had the beat down, the lyrics all flowed out and it came together really naturally. The record is essentially about me playing hard to get with someone who’s keen to see and be with me, and really trying to find out just how much they’re into me”.

This one is too good to pass up…check out ‘Waitin’ Up’.

New Music Video: Broken Record – Allana Verde

ALLANA VERDE released the visuals for her captivating single ‘Broken Record’. Delving into the dynamics of her previous relationship ‘Broken Record’ encompasses all the classic elements of an R&B record, while possessing Allana’s unique flavour.

The single comes off her stunning 4-track EP ‘Broken Record’ where this talented artist goes on a journey, documenting everything from heartbreak through to regaining personal confidence and empowerment.

To read NEW LEASE MUSIC’s review on the EP, here right here.

For now, watch the video for ‘Broken Record.’

New Track: You Got Me Good – ARIA

Following on from ‘Shot In The Dark’, this year marks the release of ARIA’s debut EP. The initial idea for the first single ‘Hope’ – released in July 2017 – was born out of an improvisation in a band rehearsal. Already championed ‘Hope’ is a song that exhibits incredible soulfulness through a veil of dreamy-pop thrills. Tastemakers including The Line Of Best Fit, Spindle Magazine and Popjustice were quick to support this return from the London-based singer-songwriter.

Now with the release of the EP drawing closer, the next single ‘You Got Me Good’ communicates a darker realisation of relationship hardships. Synth hooks twinkle amidst mystical slow-building brooding guitars, marking the single as ARIA’s most touching and personal release to date.

ARIA’s propulsive pop qualities are adaptable and captivating. This is demonstrated in her EP set for release before the end of the year, which displays an eclectic mix of musical genres – spanning from electro-pop and soul to R&B…but for now listen to the stunning, ‘ You Got Me Good.’