New Track: Feeling You – Island Apollo

Acclaimed indie rock collective ISLAND APOLLO released their new infectious track ‘Feeling You’.

Produced by Eric Lilavois (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius), the single features driving drums, layered vocals, upbeat guitar and synth bass riffs. ‘Feeling You’ is an anthem of true loyalty and devotion, Kilpatrick “it’s a song about standing by someone even when they’re at their lowest point: because that’s really when they need you the most”.

Since their inception in 2014, ISLAND APOLLO has established themselves as one of Southern California’s hottest bands who has seen success with being featured on various Spotify curated playlists and VH1, CBS, PBS, USA Network, Fox Sports, and numerous national ads including Sprint and Sobe.

Combining a classic surf vibe with funky urban grooves, ISLAND APOLLO captures the spirit of a West Coast daydream come to life. With members from Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, ISLAND APOLLO is authentically Southern Californian and isn’t afraid to show it. The band has been named Orange County’s “Best Pop Artist” from the OC Music Awards.

New Music Video: Lessons From My Baba – Tayfun

Capturing the bond between both father and son, TAYFUN pays homage to Father’s Day by releasing the visuals for his latest single ‘Lessons From My Baba’ via Link Up TV. Delivering an ode to his Father,TAYFUN constructs a personal and honest reflection of how his father made him the man who he is today.

Embracing his roots, not only through the relationship between himself and his father, he goes back to his motherland Turkey to film the stunning scenic backdrop to the video. His culture and heritage play a poignant role in his music and both ‘Lessons From My Baba’ and his debut single ‘Figo’ are shining examples of that.

The Slvng Major-produced number infuses a piano-laced instrumental with a heavy beat that accommodates the rich sounds of the Saz guitar. ‘Lessons From My Baba’ acts as the foreground of where both western and eastern musical influences merge together and create a hybrid that plays on different cultural elements.

2017 has facilitated great growth for TAYFUN, having dropped his debut ‘Figo’ two months ago it has cultivated over 150,000 views. ‘Lessons From My Baba’ delves into a more personal follow-up and demonstrates his strengths both as a songwriter and stylistically as a rapper.

Catch the full video below.

Song of the Day: Ridah – Kreative (ft. Yang)

KREATIVE makes a quick return to the Monday’s hotspot, with latest single, ‘Ride’, which could be described as the continuation to the bittersweet break-up note, ‘Free Fallin’.

Sporting a summery-chilled rock/pop vibe, ‘Ride’ is all about having that special someone sticking by your side through thick and thin…before reaching breaking point.

A great track to start your week with…have a listen.

Song of the Day: Free Fallin – Kreative

Just a little over two months since his debut appearance on NEW LEASE MUSIC, with single ‘Love Pain’, Terrell Dominique Paul – aka KREATIVE – comes bearing a real smooth R&B smasher entitled ‘Free Fallin’ – which documents a man’s realisation of his self-worth after a REALLY messy relationship.

This will set your day just right; check it out…and if you’re feeling this track, keep your eyes locked on NEW LEASE MUSIC for more of his work.

Song of the Day: One More Night – XY&O

Welsh haze-pop trio XY&O release new single ‘One More Night (Lemonade)’, the opening single from their second EP ‘Powder Rooms’, set for release later this year.

The summer ready number documents the motives of those who seek out carnal pleasures and the expectations people have. The accompanied video, directed by British filmmaker Alexander Derby, stars the adult model Lauren Brock. The video shows Lauren standing, gazing into a mirror while slowly the video allows herself to reveal who she really is.

The rest of the EP follows suit with ‘Sky’ – an escapist song, about the desire to find space, psychically and emotionally, and ‘Mesmerised’ is about sheer devotion to another.

With monthly streaming numbers of 1.5 million, XY&O‘s musical content reflects the many faces of their home city Cardiff, with song imagery ranging from shorelines to strip clubs. There is a grit that underlies XY&O‘s summery pop and the stories within….

‘One More Night (Lemonade)’ is out now on Apple and Spotify…before you head off, watch the video to their latest offering.

New Track: Better – Ethan Breakaway

Co-written and produced with his musical dyad Jay Abdul, ETHAN BREAKAWAY‘s rhythmic debut single ‘Better’ enfolds an euphony audio contradiction with their almost nostalgic yet fresh charm of R&B crossover pop. Its catchy, simple melodies glide over the top of the glittery production with lethargic delivery with Ethan’s vocal. This then comes to a dreamy watershed moment in the middle 8 of which the song honours its nostalgic appeal with wistful chords and Ethan’s free, unrestrained vocals.

The focal lyric “No one does it better than you” recurs significantly throughout, which Ethan describes as his frustration with simplicity. “From where Jay played that riff on a very earlier stage of the production I knew where we should take it. The song represents the simply emotional state of knowing whatever shit happens, your partner should always know that no one does it better than them.”

New Track: Never Gon’ Lie – Kali Mac

Since his 2015 appearance with music video to track, ‘Thankful’, it seems KALI MAC faded into oblivion. In reality, the long Island contender has been working long and hard on a series of track, which was whittled down a 15 set mixtape, ‘Grown Ass Kid’, ready for release on 16th June.

The first installment from the mixtape comes in form of the smooth banger, ‘Never Gon Lie’, which talks of his unflappable bond of brotherhood – although the ending of the video suggest otherwise!

Have a quick peep.

New Music Video: Without You – Cherri V

Radiating an abundance of soul and endearing, yet playful reality, singer and songwriter CHERRI V released the visual for her single ‘Without You’.

Produced by the Grammy award-winning UK producer, Harmony Samuels, who is responsible for a catalogue of hits from Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Kelly Rowland and Chip, CHERRI V’s velvety tones echo over a piano-led instrumental that is laced with percussion allowing her powerful voice and emotion to burst through the seams.

Painting a vivid picture on the construct of a relationship, the visuals are presented in a sprightly and flirtatious form which capture the mischievous and lighthearted aspect of CHERRI V‘s charming character.

The accomplished songstress, recognised for her striking, fiery red hairstyles, has always kept it real with her straight talking lyrics. Unafraid and eloquent in her ability to discuss the truths of her life and her battles, she has previously been ‘Cherri-picked’ to work and perform alongside Wiley, Dawn Richard and Lethal Bizzle, with whom she celebrated the top 20 hit ‘The Drop’.

Opening the page on a new chapter, ‘Without You’ opens the gateway on CHERRI V‘s journey to releasing her captivating album ‘Brown Eyed Soul’, which is set to be the most personal and autobiographical project to date. Having nurtured, matured and cultivated her music for the album, it is set to tell a story its entirety via her compellingly rich and dynamic voice.

New Track: Comfortably Me – Chloé Leon

Fresh on the scene – Midlands born, CHLOÉ LEONE brings a unique blend of velvet melodies, pungent vocals and tongue-in-cheek wordplay through her debut release of 2017, the feel-good and emancipating ‘Comfortably Me’.

Produced by Fred Cox (Janelle Monae, Lion Babe), ‘Comfortably Me’ is Chloé’s personal ode to the world. Her take on the highs and lows of life as a young woman making her way in the world; dealing with relationships, purpose and hangovers; showing that it’s ok to be real.

Standing as the first from a string of releases due out throughout 2017, Dalston resident CHLOÉ LEONE is making a statement with her latest offering and is showcasing exactly why she is one of Britain’s most promising new artists…have a listen.