Song of the Day: Summertime Love – iLana Armida

Los Angeles-based pop icon, iLANA ARMIDA, gives a refreshing new rendition of a love story as old as time on her single, ‘Summertime Love.’ Having written music for several popular artists, including Doja Cat, Etana, and Common Kings, and performing alongside Lil’ Dicky and John K, iLana Armida definitely has the experience and know-how to create the next big pop track, which she undoubtedly will do with her upcoming single of many to come.

Opening with a slow build that grows into a smooth, wavy sound that really sets the tone for the rest of this summer vibed song. The vocal melody perfectly complements the airy synths and thumping bass sounds to create a sound that instantly makes you feel as if you’re driving in a convertible on a warm summer day or relaxing on the sandy beaches of California.

‘Summertime Love’ showcases the dedication to craft that has seen iLana wrack up over 7.6m Spotify streams on song writes, while sonically riffing on her trademark optimistic and joyful vibe. Have a listen to the mesmeric single below…

Song of the Day: Ziamonds – ATO

ATO claims the song of the day spot for the second time with single ‘ziamonds !!’, which touches heavily on mental health and healing to move forward.

Speaking on the track, ‘ziamonds!!’, ATO says, “I have found the power of the imagination to be vital to rediscovering myself. You can learn a lot from things that are not real. When I wrote “ziamonds !!”, I was in a dark and confused state. The song blurs the line between reality and fantasy. It makes light of living with mental health issues and finds a silver lining to begin painting something brighter and forward-facing.”

A follow up to the experimental, genre-flipped offering, ‘no caroline’, ‘ziamonds!!’ is taken from his new EP, ‘Side A’. Check out the official video below…

Song of the Day: Lost In Time – Love Jimo

Inspired by experiencing great love loss over a long period, dancehall/afrobeat singer/songwriter/producer LOVE JIMO shares his latest single ‘Lost In Time’, out now on various music platforms

Featuring Love Jimo’s warm soulful vocals, accompanied by arrangements, where pop unites with dancehall and afrobeats, ‘Lost In Time’ also provides comfort for anymore who is trying to regain a sense of normality from great loss of any form.

Born In Nigeria, Love Jimo –  whose real name is Love Ezekiel Jimo –  scored his first success  single ‘Tinini’ in 2017 in his hometown, Ibadan and collaborated with fellow native artist/producer, Wrecobah the following year. Wrecobah extensive work includes producing multi-award winning Nigerian singer Timaya’s tracks, ‘Dem Mama Records’ and, ‘Sweet Like Sugar’.

Now calling Oslo his home, Love Jimo released a romantic love note, coming in the shape of 2020 single ‘High On Kasia’, which was listed by Spotify in the New Music Friday Norway playlist. Since starting out in 2017, Love Jimo has generated almost three millions streams on Spotify and almost two millions views on YouTube.

As you hear ‘Lost In Time’, it is very clear that music everything to Love Jimo; a strong interest that began while attending church from a young age which saved him from the streets. He conveys his raw feelings through each of his lyrics with such passion. His latest single is no exception, as he aims to reach out to those who are still hurting from great loss.

‘Lost In Time’ was released on 28th August on download and streaming sites.

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Song of the Day: Animal Farm – Jason Griff & Alaska

Lifted from their highly-anticipated collaboration album, ‘Human Zoo’, JASON GRIFF & ALASKA, slip through the first release from the set, Orwell-inspired single ‘Animal Farm’ feat. Love, Ulysses…and let me tell you, this track is a high-energy heat-seeking missile!

Released earlier this month (3rd September), ‘Human Zoo’ is a musical examination of the cages we put upon ourselves and one another. It shines a light on modern society and the performative existence that we all partake in via social media. The album features collabs with Love, Ulysses and Fatboi Sharif as well as additional vocal cameos from Premrock, Alex Ludovico, Curly Castro, Rob Sonic, Breeze Brewin, Defcee, Zilla Rocca and Open Mike Eagle.

Along with the album, ‘Animal Farm’ adds to the long list of collaboration from Jason Griff and Alaska. The duo worked on tracks, ‘Ode To Camp Lo’, ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Adapt’ from Griff’s Fireside Chats compilation. They both felt an immediate chemistry in their art and quickly began collaborating on what has become Human Zoo. Griff is best known from his work with Alex Ludovico and the late Scorcese as owners of Insubordinate Records.

Check out ‘Animal Farm’ below…

Song of the Day: Ring My Line – Promise King (ft. Headie One)

Following on from his second single of the year following ‘Slow Down’, which was widely supported by i-D, The Independent, Highsnobiety, DJ Target and more, KING PROMISE brings on the party vibes with track, ‘Ring My Line’. Featuring Headie One, who rolls out imitable laid back bars, King Promise deliver his silky smooth crooner lyrics over a vibrantly smooth afro-fusion sample.

The First Films Worldwide directed video, brings to life the hypnotic single. Filmed on Ghana’s lush tropical coastline, the three-and-a-half minute production features both artists, soaking up the vibes surrounded by statuesque, goddess like women to soon head to an after-hours party.

Born and raised in Accra, Ghana, King Promise is an ardent storyteller inspired by life, love, family, hustling and partying, over an irresistible blend of afrobeats, hip hop and R&B. Since first releasing music officially in 2017 via Soundcloud, Promise’s fanbase quickly began to swell as word spread and a huge buzz manifested locally. Before he knew it, his career had taken off and he now counts fans in the likes of GQ, Complex, Boiler Room, BBC Radio 1 and more. Though a humble guy not bothered by numbers, he has over 35 million streams on his top 5 tracks on Spotify alone and 2.6 million followers on his socials and claims Ghana’s most streamed album of all time with his 2019 album, ‘As Promised’ (which saw him share tracks with Raye, Wizkid and more). With his irresistible signature crooner lyrics and palpably warm and danceable energy, King Promise is somewhat of a hidden gem outside of West Africa.

‘Ring My Line’ is part of an incredible new project he wrote over lockdown which he’s yet to shed light on…check out the video below…