Song of the Day: After the Storm – Ava

Today’s song comes in the form of downtempo/dream pop effort, ‘After the Storm’, the debut single by UK singer/songwriter AVA.

Amongst the bitter-sweet fusion of the melodic overtones and hauntingly dense chords, the five-minute production offers light at the end of the tunnel for those who are in the moment of uncertainty.

Signed Evil Genius Records, the pop songstress first came onto the scene at the age of 15, when she was invited to record in the BBC’s prestigious Maida Vale Studios where renowned acts such as Snow Patrol have performed. Having spent years perfecting her craft, AVA is currently writing with Eastern Disco and is ready to steal the limelight…so here it is…have a listen to ‘After the Storm.’

Song of the Day: Secret Tunnel – Emma Ballantine

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Today EMMA BALLANTINE serves up a very soothing dish with her single, ‘Secret Tunnels’, taken from her new project, ‘Somebody’s Story’.

The three-minute track, released on her own label, Shut Up Jo Records, is the first of four new songs that the London-based artist (originally from Salisbury) will be sharing between now and March this year.

Each of the of the tracks in ‘Somebody’s Story’ are based on a true story sent to the singer/songwriter by her followers since she announced the idea just three months ago. ‘Secret Tunnel’, gives a moving and inspiring account of a young girl’s determination to move on with her life after a harrowing experience.

 The new tracks have all been produced by Brixton-based producer Moseley and reflects a
departure from the traditional folk sound of Emma’s earlier EP, ‘Tourist’. Layered synths and beats combine with her usual storytelling style to create a more contemporary feel.

Since being tipped by Glamour magazine as ‘One to Watch in 2016’, Emma has had a busy year, performing at a string of festivals, including Glastonbury and reaching the final of the UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year competition. She is due to announce a new string of tour dates for spring 2017 to mark the launch of the four tracks as a full EP and physical record.

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Albums of 2016

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10. Hits & Hittaz – Spike Geez

 

9. A Band On Hope – A Band On Hope

 

8. Southern Poetry – Patrick Ladon

 

7. Life’s Got You Riveted – Oloff

 

6. When The Crows Come Around – Paleface Junkies

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Check out the full album here.

 

5. Pieces of Me – Malynda Hale

 

4. 3Bubble & J. Gray – Pentagon Memoirs

 

3. Hall Of Fame – Fameos

 

2. I Find Myself Here – Antonia Redding

 

  1. The Lost Songs Volume 1 (UK) – Various Artists
  1. Lost Songs vol.1 UKClick here to check out the full album.

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Songs of 2016

 

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10. New Drug – Tre’lb

 

9. A Place Far Away – Goldsands

 

8. In The Morning –  Sophie Longshaw

 

7. Razor – 1000WAYSWASTED

 

6. Expensive (from The Intent Soundtrack) – Big Tobz

 

5. Stay Up, Stay Blessed – Meru Maud’ Dib

 

4. Ready & Waiting (ft. MceBisi) –  Becca B

 

3. Thinking About It (Let It Go) – Nathan Goshen (KVR Remix)

 

2. See You In The Stars – The Optical Illusion

 

1. Kick  – 3KNGZ

Song of the Day: Low Key (SRNO Remix) – Vanessa White

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VANESSA WHITE  receives an attention-grabbing treatment of her latest R&B/soul single, Low Key from SRNO.

Coming from her second upcoming solo EP, Second Chapter, the original version has generated high praises from major taste makers including Complex UK, The Line of Best Fit and Wonderland Magazine as well as receiving airplay on Trevor Nelson’s BBC 1Xtra Show – and over 100,000 listens on SoundCloud.

However the seriously sensual, after hours makeover from Amsterdam producer SRNO has definitely caught the attention of NEW LEASE MUSIC, making it a very well-deserved dish of the day – hope you guys  agree!

It’s time to listen for yourself.