SOTD: Harleighblu AND Bluestaeb Drops The Ultimate Female Empowerment Anthem

UK R&B singer HARLEIGHBLU and neo-soul & hip-hop producer BLUESTAEB come through with beat-heavy empowerment anthem ‘Queeen Dem’, the third single off upcoming joint album ‘She’, due for release October 11th 2019

The song is inspired by popular poem “This is for the women who don’t give a fuck” by American writer Janne Robinson. HARLEIGHBLU took the fierce manifesto of the feminist activist and interpreted it her very own way: “I tried to capture the strength of the poem, with a nod to Janne, and then elaborate with my own take on completely owning your own womanhood. Within writing the first few lines, I entitled the piece Queeen Dem. Queeen gets 3 E’s to accentuate the fact you are a queen.”

The empowering lyrics are driven by BLUESTAEB‘s impeccable production, which gives a nod to the 90’s era of boom-bap hip-hop. Following on from previous singles ‘Cake’ and ‘Present’, both picking up critical acclaim from the likes of Wonderland, Clash, The Line Of Best Fit, Dummy, as well as support from BBC 1Xtra and BBC 6, this new release continues the pair’s steady trajectory and keeps with the impressive musical standard they set for themselves.

Check out the video for ‘Queen Dem’ below:

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Song of the Day: Can’t Talk – Tiera Beverly

Produced by Jason Mater (Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Eminem) and Brandon Rogers (Alec Benjamin, Troye Sivan, Bea Miller), TIERA BEVERLY‘s leading single ‘Can’t Talk’ oozes  sultry vocals, dramatic drums and soaring smokey harmonies, creating a throwback feel to Beverly’s love of 90’s girl groups. The track is brought to life with live musicians and twinkling keys, emitting a mesmerizing ambiance and showcasing her love for artists such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Aaliyah.

Thematically ‘Can’t Talk’ narrates the journey of youth and realizing that to reach your goals you need to put yourself first. Beverly reveals, “This song was inspired by what I view as the current state that we live in, as far as technology. I do like things about social media, but I do feel like we are in a world so fueled by the need for constant reassurance and instant gratification. I definitely think that a lot of people have such a short attention span and it can cause for insecurity in relationships”.

The Los Angeles-based R&B songstress was born into a family of musicians – her father and grandfather (the famed Frankie Beverly) were both musicians and accomplished artists.

Check out the sultry production for the seductive ‘Can’t Talk’ below…

Song of the Day: Times Like This – Since94

Toronto rapper, SINCE94 grew up in a world full of hip hop, R&B, jazz music and art which helped him shape up and hone in with his creativity.

His latest single, ‘Times Like This’  has everything to do with documenting accomplishments.

The moral of the story in this slamming banger is never give up on yourself… even if others doubt your journey…check it out below…

 

Song of the Day: One Last Kiss (Remix) – Kehli

London-based pop starlet KEHLI presents her latest single ‘One Last Kiss’ (feat Kid Eternal & Sam Ojo) via Rough Bones LTD. The track was mixed by Jake Gordon (Tinie Tempah, Dizzie Rascal,) and mastered by Stuart Hawkes (Anne Marie, Raye, Rudimental, Clean Bandits) KEHLI has worked acclaimed producers including MSRD and Cam Poole (Dua Lipa, Mabel, Raye) and has shared the stage with Irish pop acts Josh Gray and also Soulé. The track has already reached Top 5 positions in UK Club charts including contemporary pop, urban and  club urban as noted in Music Week, and received radio airplay from BBC Radio 1’s Charlie Hedges and Melvin as well as Kiss FM. The young songstress has already racked up over 215K streams across her Spotify alone, with 44K monthly listeners, and seen support from When The Horn Blows, The Digital Fix, CelebMix, Vents Magazine, and Chill Sounds Good.

Originally hailing from Dublin, 18-year old KEHLI is fast rising to the top as a vocalist and performer with a soulful, passionate and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music. She attended stage school from the age of 5 and is a professional contemporary, hip hop and ballet dancer. However, it was when footage of her singing Jorja Smith’s ‘Let Me Down’ went viral on Instagram, racking up 22K views in its first 48hrs, and gaining her a cult following, that KEHLI truly answered her call to music.

With a passion for pop music, KEHLI is inspired confident and empowered pop purveyors such as Anne Marie, Adele and Raye. Her buoyant energy and ability to put her own stamp on current pop sounds, is sure to soon see the young starlet cementing her place alongside contemporary pop counterparts such as Halsey, Dua Lipa.

‘One Last Kiss’ finds KEHLI hitting the sweet spot between imagination and accessibility, while also allowing her to showcase her dynamic vocals. The underlying Spanish feel of the track delivers a vivid, spirited engagement – propulsive, and breathtakingly confident. ‘One Last Kiss’ is a concise introduction to an artist who has quickly crafted a style and perspective all her own, with an unapologetic approach to driving pop forwards to exciting new ground.

Speaking of the single, KEHLI says, “My love of pop music influenced ‘One Last Kiss’ for sure! I’m constantly listening to the different styles of pop and trying to blend the various vibes and grooves into my sound. ‘One Last Kiss’ has a slight spanish tone to it so you can tell it has some of those influences and a light summer feel which I love”.

check out the single below:

Song of the Day: Bring It All Back – Leanne Tennant

Released via LT Records, ‘Bring It All Back’ is the latest single from LEANNE TENNANT and is the second track off the forthcoming album.

The single opens with palpable energy, a bassline growling beneath punchy drums, before the UK born singer-songwriter’s confident vocals ease into the mix with a calming warmth. Conversational yet poetic, the lyrics describe a frustrating but hopeful exchange between two minds locked in contentious engagement.

‘Bring It All Back’ follows ‘Cherry Cola’ which premiered and gained high rotation on Double J Radio. Leanne has received support from the likes of Rolling Stone, Popdust, Tonspion, Iggy Magazine, AU Review (Australian Artists Of The Year), Atwood Magazine, BBC Introducing Merseyside, BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson and Mark Riley, Amazing Radio’s Charlie Ashcroft, Double J Radio and Triple J Unearthed. Her talents have been showcased at a number of festivals, including BIGSOUND and the 2018 Commonwealth Games and she is looking forward to bringing her live sound to the UK in May, 2020.

Have a listen to ‘Bring It All Back’ below…