Song of the Day: Stubborn Love – Josh Kumra

Having topped the UK charts and performed on ‘Later… With Jools Holland’ before having released his debut album, ‘Good Things Come To Those Who Don’t Wait’, JOSH KUMRA suddenly found himself with a major record deal and under pressure to capitalise on the sudden exposure brought by his collaboration with Wretch 32 on ‘Don’t Go’. The single shot straight to #1 in the UK upon its release.

Most would assume this is the definition of ‘making it’ as a musician, but for Josh the unexpected publicity meant losing the original idea of ‘writing music from the heart’. He went on to admit: “Instead of having the time to perfect songs that reflected my life experiences and create an honest album, like I’ve always imagined, I felt vulnerable and lost against the many opinions and expectations from people around me”.

Stepping away from the rat race, Josh circles back to his true self to produce and record his latest single, ‘Stubborn Love’ a raw and honest piece which reflects the struggle of dedicating yourself to something for all the wrong reasons.

Available now on all download/streaming sites, ‘Stubborn Love’ is the first release Josh’s upcoming EP, ‘Pull Me Back In’ – slated for release in April.

Get the first taste of the EP and have a listen to ‘Stubborn Love’ below…

Song of the Day: Cocaine Corbin [2] – Rigga Romez x Lord Jones

London-based producer RIGGA ROMEZ and Philadelphia MC SCORCESE LORDE JONES link up for the second installment of the Cocaine Corbin series, ‘Cocaine Corbin [2]’.

The first official leak off their currently untitled EP, ‘Cocaine Corbin [2]’ continues the story that began on the Dream Team “Signing Bonus” project.

Look out for the EP dropping very soon…for now, get the taste of the project below…

Song of the Day: No Cap (83 Babies Remix) – A1

 

Before 2019 was out, A1 hit the studio and recorded his take on 83 Babies hit single, ‘No Cap’

I have a feeling that 2020 is going to be a year where this New Yorker really steps up his game, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on NEW LEASE MUSIC for more blazing music from this guy…

 

 

Song of the Day: Stawberry Cough – Church Friends (ft. Jordan Jetson)

Taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Deer Park’, CHURCH FRIENDS’ single, ‘Strawberry Cough’ showcases the funky soul side of this four piece Psych Rock/R&B hybrid act’s  kush rock sound, collaborating with hip-hop artist Jordan Jetson. Their first time working with a hip hop artist, Jetson has come out of the same Louisville hip hop scene that birthed national talents Jack Harlow and Bryson Tiller.

A familiar theme to many, ‘Strawberry Cough’ explores the emotional turbulence of being turned down by a partner you thought was into you. The band completed all elements of the tracking, mixing, mastering, and production in their own studio which they have spent the past two years building in the basement of the house they live in together. Mastered using a tape machine, this attempt at an old school sound harkens back to days of bands living together and making music to get through day to day life.

Since formation in 2015, the band has experience steady growth as their music spreads. Known for raucous house shows and quarterly ‘Saturday Services’, the band has been packing out small venues around the city of Louisville. Church Friends have also had the honor of opening up for two time Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito, as well as Kentucky legends Boa.

They’re too good to pass up; check out Chruch Friends’ addictive piece below…

 

 

 

Song of the Day: Alive – Yung Fume – Alive (ft. Chanal)

U.S loved Londoner YUNG FUME has partnered up with Chanal from much loved girl group M.O’s for single ‘aLive’.

The smooth ambient smash features the unmistakable tones of Yung Fume. His hazed out, emotive delivery topped with auto-tune is met with the sweet harmonies and soothing edge from Chanal as the pair create an honest and captivating drop, based on their own journey of emotion, reminding us that even on the darker days of life, we’re still ‘aLive’ and nobody is on their own.

Having become one of the UK’s frontrunners in conquering the U.S, Yung Fume has built an impressive profile to date. From reaching an exceptional homegrown audience and performing throughout the UK, the rumble of global exposure quickly developed following remixes of his record ‘Watch Me Flex’ by artists like Wizkid & Ty Dollas Sign. Leading to collaborations with top producer Zaytoven as well as Heavyweights Lil Durk & Young Nudy, Yung Fume has built a solid repertoire, releasing two projects this year including ‘Noughts & Crosses 4’, which saw him work with the likes of Young Adz, Lancey Foux, Fee Gonzales & Zinozee, & solo drop ‘The Other Way’.

Exposing true vulnerability and an insight in to the depths of Yung Fume, ‘aLive’ is an impressive version of the young star that both the UK and U.S are continuing to hail up.

Check out the video for the smooth joint below…