Song of the Day: Animal Type – MISS LIA

With rich, velvety vox ablaze amidst a sense of passion and playfulness, Toronto singer/songwriter MISS LIA‘s single ‘Animal Type’ captures the carnal charge around setting sights on who you want.

Written in Miss Lia’s unique fashion — a confident, inspired, spontaneous type of lyricism — the song’s origins are rooted in the pop-R&B artist’s penchant for emotionally-driven songwriting that pulls on both past experiences and in-the-moment feelings.

Speaking of the inspiration behind the sultry single, Miss Lia says: “For ‘Animal Type,’ I was getting ready to go out, and started ‘feeling myself’ — confident and sexy — like an empowered woman . The vibe just came to me… I was watching myself in the mirror and started singing the melody of the intro. I came up with the first verse and chorus at that moment, and left them unchanged.”

Looking to capture the classic ‘I need you’ feeling, Miss Lia uses ‘Animal Type’ to relate with those who find themselves suddenly overtaken by lust’s ‘I’ve got to have you’ impulse. While the song feels sensuous and provocative upon first listen, it’s Lia’s confidence and empowered spirit intertwined with each line that seeks to seduce the listener further.

Following previously unveiled singles, ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Lonely,’ and ‘Summersault,’ ‘Animal Type’ is the latest to land from Miss Lia. The multi-talented artist recently immersed herself in music, having spent the duration of Covid-related restrictions contemplating a fork in the road; having initially pushed aside her ambitions to pursue music, focusing on academics and athletics instead, Lia spent the time revisiting and rediscovering her passions for poetry and music, and the deep emotional connection it creates.

‘Animal Type’ is available now. Check it now below…

Song of the Day: Free spirit Freestyle/Park Up (BTS) – RizzyB

East London’s emerging rapper RIZZYB returns, following on from the success of his previous release ‘Weh Ya Deh’ with his latest single ‘Park Up’. Produced by Jamaican born music producer Wizical, ‘Park Up’ is as infectious as ever with Rizzy bringing us through from Summer to Autumn with ease.

Featuring his signature smooth style and presence, the track is a fusion of rap and melodic vocals, flaunting Rizzy’s innate ability to captivate his listeners. The perfect blend of both mellow R&B and Dancehall, Rizzy effortlessly delivers yet another weighted offering.

Instead of producing an official music video, Rizzy gathered a team of creatives to contribute their natural gifts through an engaging freestyle video fused together with a candid ‘behind the scenes’ montage. ‘Anatural’, a term that Rizzy coined himself, is a core philosophy in not just his musical approach, but also in his approach to life.

Rizzy wrote and performed ‘Free Spirit Freestyle’, showcasing his lyrical ability and captivating artist presence, and enlisted photographer Keanu Reeves, director Tan Wright and model DKabs to come together and capture press shots for the artwork of the single. This unique merging of each persons individual talents allowed a uniquely authentic product to be born.

Here’s your chance to check out RizzyB’s offering, Free Spirit Freestyle/Park Up below…

Song of the Day: Don’t Hold Back – Kaiya

Following her powerful debut in 2020, independent Melbourne based Alt/RnB singer/songwriter KAIYA, returns, baring her soul. Kaiya captivated the hearts of many around the world with her debut single ‘Introspect’, a song written and recorded in lock down to boost the collective morale. Introspect showcased Kaiya’s wisdom and vulnerability, as well as her catchy melodies and heartfelt lyrics. The visual accompaniment brought Introspect to new heights as we watched Kaiya levitate and dance at dusk. In early 2021 Kaiya released a follow up lock down single titled Love which explored the polarities of our human lives, love and fear. Love came at a time when the world needed it most and continues to serve as a voice toward building happier communities.

Her latest single release ‘Don’t Hold Back’ goes on a journey of chasing an emotionally unavailable lover and the transmutation of its subsequent pain, into power. It explores the awakening of self worth through self abandonment and inspires listeners to reflect on their relationship attachments. As part of the release, Kaiya partnered with “The Attachment Project”, an internationally renowned online platform full of resources to heal our unique misunderstandings of love.

Speaking of her single, Kiaya says: “‘Don’t Hold Back’ journeys through my healing of 26 years of unreliable relationships and the effects that had on me in my adulthood. If you feel like you’re attracting the same type of person into your life, maybe it’s time to gently start asking why. More often than not we’re used to re-experiencing our trauma through our relationships and I believe with some work, we can have a whole lot better than that.”

Have a peep at the aminated video for the single below…

Song of the Day: Bliss – Esseo

UK trap artist ESSEO‘s single, ‘Bliss’ carries on the spacey ambient vibe from his full length project Neptunes, released February 2021. Reminiscent of artists like PARTYNEXTDOOR, Lil Uzi Vert and Bryson Tiller, yet driven by a UK aesthetic, his music makes perfect for long night time drives.

A member of the Nothing Was Easy collective, Esseo is no stranger to the music industry, previously releasing under the moniker Scorpio. Esseo’s early music was also endorsed by British DJ Trevor Nelson and Ewan Grant (Ministry of Sound).

Why not check out the official video for ‘Bliss’ below…

Song of the Day: S.O.S – Melroze

MELROZE constructs catchy pop songs shadowed by dark and vulnerable lyrics, as showcased in her latest single, ‘S.O.S.’, released amidst mental health awareness week. Featuring the lone piano, working in perfect unison with the Nashville-based pop singer’s stunningly yearning vocal, ‘S.O.S’ cuts to the heart of those struggling with mental health.

Her soothing sound is very much needed in the pop music scene in the midst of the daily struggles we all experience – and let me tell you, that no one can convey these topics better than Melroze. Have a listen to the stunning pop ballad below…