OUT TODAY: Izza Shares New Single, ‘Love Bracelets + Video

Today, electro-pop singer, songwriter and producer IZZA returns with her new single and video, ‘Love Bracelets.’

‘Love Bracelets’ is an instantly infectious, club-ready single that spreads an empowering message of self-love. Expanding on the new song, Izza says: “I used to value my worth based on how people viewed me and what relationships I was in or wasn’t in. I wrote ‘Love Bracelets’ when I started focusing on myself and discovered that true happiness doesn’t come from loving someone else, but by loving yourself.” Fusing trap-inspired beats, experimental synths and digitized vocals, “Love Bracelets” puts Izza’s knack for creating addictive electro-pop gems on full display.

Inspired by her upbringing in California, Izza’s gritty pop sound and unapologetic lyrics explore the duality between fantasy and reality as she attempts to find purpose in a materialistic world. At age 13, writing songs became a form of therapy and productive rebellion for Izza— an outlet to express herself and her struggles without restriction or consequence.

Since making her debut in 2020 with the release of her first single, ‘405,’ Izza has quickly risen as a unique force in the pop scene. In the past two years, she’s racked up over 200K streams, generated noteworthy blog buzz, and performed at 320 Festival, an online mental health music festival, alongside acts like Chris Martin (Coldplay), Kiiara, Elohim, and Echosmith.

Check out the video for Izza’s single below…

Alt-Pop Artist Cyprss Tackles Body Positivity In Latest Single, ‘The House I Hate’

CYPRSS‘ new single addresses her struggles with self-confidence and body positivity. 2020 sparked a conversation about mental health, and within that, the way we see our bodies. ‘A House I Hate’ tackles this issue head on, using the image of a house to represent her body. Sonically, the song is inspired by Billie Eilish’s eerie dark pop sound and contains a hip-hop inspired groove.

‘A House I Hate’ identifies the things CYPRSS wishes she could change about her physical being while also expressing a desperation to accept herself. After the second chorus, there is a an “ear-wrenching explosion of synthesizer sounds” that CYPRSS says “resembles the intense energy of animosity I felt towards my body when writing this song”.

Cyprss says: “My favorite thing about this song is that, though it is honest about the pain of self-hatred, it doesn’t end there. As I’ve been working the steps of recovery in my own life, it has changed my perspective of myself. Am I always super confident and never struggle now? No. But I’m learning to silence the negative voices in my head and give power to the healthy ones.”

‘A House I Hate’ ends with the thought that perhaps healing doesn’t come from covering up or changing our bodies, but rather from changing the way we see ourselves.

CYPRSS has always been an advocate for mental health through her music. Her signature song ‘Underworld’ dives into a place of “ice-cold terror”, describing the experience of someone in the midst of deep depression and anxiety.

The name CYPRSS is inspired by the strength and resilience of cypress trees which can grow and thrive in very harsh environments.

Why not check out ‘A House I Hate’ below…

Song of the Day: Walking Contradiction – Prima

PRIMA‘s single ‘Walking Contradiction’, boasts a silky smooth, soul-tinged pop arrangement topped off with slinky vocals, where the Manchester-based R&B siren gives an open and honest account of her search for self-awareness, understanding, and ultimately self-love.

With BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra tracks of the week under her belt for singles ‘Weekend’ and ‘What RU Saying?’, and appearances at The Warehouse Project, Reading & Leeds Festival, and Printworks London, Prima has established herself as a one-to-watch.

The soulful singer’s recent jam ‘100’ announced the start of a new creative chapter, with a full R&B project in the works. Co-signed by some leading tastemakers including Manchester’s very own Children Of Zeus, music blog Earmilk, and a forthcoming collaboration with Pretty Little Thing, it’s safe to say Prima is continuing her uphill trajectory.

Have a peek at Prima’s music video for ‘Walking Contradiction’ below…

Song of the Day: Bugatti – Edidion

With latest single, ‘Bugatti’, London artist EDIDION‘ taps into the trap and R&B blended sound that is currently dominating the airwaves. He describes the song as “an empowering anthem about self-love and owning your greatness”. Edidion pulled from real-life experiences growing up such as bullying and low-self esteem during the songwriting process, “I wanted to empower other people who have gone through similar experiences as me, it’s a song for everybody”, he explains.

‘Bugatti’ is the follow up to the performer’s widely praised music video for track, ‘Turnin’ and the buzz track ‘I’m The One’ released last year.

So have a listen to Edidion’s latest offering, available now for streaming and download….

 

Song of the Day: Coll – The Keys

Taken from his anticipated EP, ‘Blue Magic 2’ – out now on all download and streaming sites – Norwich-based rapper/producer COLL‘s latest slick soulful number, ‘The Keys’,  touches on the topics of self-love and motivation in a witty, assured and intelligent manner.

“’The Keys’ is all about self-resilience, believing in yourself and making the right decisions in life to ensure happiness for yourself and your family”, explains COLL.

Born in Zimbabawe, COLL and his family moved to the UK when he was eight years old, where soon after, he became obsessed with the music of hip hop godfathers, The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac, inspiring him to start his own musical journey. Since then, he’s released a plethora of well-received singles (including ‘Rockstar’ which is fast approaching 100,000 streams), performed at festivals such as Latitude & Sundown, and even set up his own label, True Music Records.

This Norwich-based imprint aims to offer a platform for local artists to kickstart their own careers. The label recently secured funding from the Arts Council England, and in collaboration with Pirate Studios, a studio and recording space based in Norwich, they’ve been able to provide free studio time to their roster as well as other local musicians.

Have a listen to COLL’s ‘The Keys’ below…