Song of the Day: Child Of The Stars – Alba

After making waves around the world with her single ‘Sister’, supported by BBC Radio London, ALBA presents ‘Child of the Stars’, a hypnotically organic track that tips its hat to her Spanish roots.

Written and produced by ALBA and mastered by John Webber (Nina Simone, David Bowie) at AIR Studios, ‘Child of the Stars’ is about a little girl who is starting to lose her faith in the world after seeing all the damage and hatred that humanity is capable of. The lyrics touch on climate change, war, and self-destructive nature, but it also touches on the ability to love, feel empathy and be a driver of positive change in the world.

A passionate environmental campaigner who uses music to make a difference and speak up about social and climate issues, ALBA’s previous releases has been aired on radios around the globe, and has received coverage from well-known publications, blogs and tastemakers such as Guitar magazine, BBC Radio London and Amazing Radio.

Why not check out the accompanied video created by Italian visual artist Sara Soncini.

Song of the Day: Body Sings – Jessie Lee

When you hear JESSIE LEE‘s single, ‘Body Sings,’ you’ll immediately get the butterfly feeling in your tummy, the exactly same exacting feeling when you clap your eyes on the one for the very first time.

Produced Daniel Espina, ‘Body Sings’ boasts an infectious groovy bass line that’s so colourful and light, designed to emit love and encourage the vibrations we give off in that pure state of love embracing a real connection – whether that be with someone else or just yourself.

In this current climate, I think we all could use a little bit of high vibes right now…press play and get lost in this uplifting tune…

Song of the Day: Oh It Hurts – Tebi Rex

Irish alternative hip-hop duo TEBI REX‘s single, ‘Oh It Hurts’ finds the pair taking yet another musical left turn. Aided by long-term collaborator Local Boy and Word Up producer Silent Ghost, the single introduces new elements to their already eclectic sound, as well as live instrumentation for the first time. The track is just one chapter from an album that will once more follow a distinct narrative arc, again marking them out as true musical innovators.

In 2020 the duo released singles, ‘White Boy Of The Month’ and ‘I Got My Whole’ earning praise from the likes of Clash Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, Earmilk, CMU, Nialler9 and GUAP to name a few. Live online shows followed for Ireland Music Week and AWAL’s collaboration with Liverpool Sound City. The inclusion of ‘I Never Got Off The Bus’ on the soundtrack for the global hit TV series Normal People brought their music to a wider audience around the world, leading to the debut record ‘The Young Will Eat The Old’ breaking one million streams.

Having just joined the FMLY live agency, appearing at the digital ESNS festival and announcing an online show at SxSW, 2021 has already proved to be their year. And with an album to follow they show no sign of slowing down.

Check out ‘Oh It Hurts’ below…

Song of the Day: Angel – Ashleigh Bankx

London-based artist ASHLEIGH BANKX is the latest singer to emerge from the UK’s resurgent soul/R&B scene, and she’s making a huge statement with debut single ‘Angel’, an impassioned love song that arrives with accompanying Lutch Media-directed visuals to set the mood.

Inspired by the likes of Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone and Rihanna, as well as music from her Zimbabwean roots, Ashleigh brings a much-revered throwback neo-soul sound of yesteryear, with a unique, modern twist. ‘Angel’ begins with an empowering voiceover sample from Nina Simone that leads perfectly into the rest of the song. Ashleigh says: “‘Angel’ is about self-liberation, understanding and valuing yourself through past experiences with relationships and society. The song is about black love and centres around the concept of self-love, self-confidence, self-pride and the unity of and journey between two lovers. I want the listener to determine what mood and emotion they feel when they listen to the song.”

‘Angel’ set the tone for her work-in-progress EP…be sure to look out for that…but for now check out the official music video for the single below…

Song of the Day: Close – Jasmine Khan

Hailing from Sydney, Australia JASMINE KHAN’s warm yet sultry second single, ‘Close’  integrates elements of trap production within an R&B focus, exploring the depths of heartbreak and love, whilst navigating life and the complications that can arise.

Signed by Venture Artists, the R&B artist is shaping up to become an Australian music icon. Jasmine Khan was a finalist on The Voice, and Winner of the Colours TV Singing Competition, where Khan represented Australia in Mumbai. Among many other achievements, Jasmine Khan is at her best when she can use her real-life experiences to create sonic masterpieces.

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