Song of the Day: The Gift & The Wound – Matthew De Ver

Serving as a centerpiece of his forthcoming album, ‘Surface Tension (A Tincture for Integrating Shadow)’ MATTHEW DE VER delivers the second R&B track of the day entitled ‘The Gift & The Wound’.

The nostalgic piece gives a snapshot into his teenage years, before the passing of his father – the iconic poet and author Shel Silverstein – over a delicately textured combination of R&B and soul with a boombap vibe.

The video captures Matthew’s Madison, Wisconsin world with an overlay of deeper meaning through urban imagery with nature imagery, offering deep symbolism around such elemental substances as water, stone, wood, and fire.

While you’re here, check out ‘The Gift & The Wound’ – because this guy has some serious talent in him…

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New Music Video: Honey Dew – Lion Babe

Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman – aka LION BABE – have released a mesmerising and epic visual for their latest single ‘Honey Dew’.

Shot in New York’s Taconic Sculpture Park and directed by Chalalai Fischbach and Jett Cain with creative direction from LION BABE, the hazy/ cinematic clip is another stellar example of the dazzling creativity that has set the duo apart in their own league, since they first burst onto the scene with their debut track and visual for the modern classic ‘Treat Me Like Fire’.

The visual follows the release of a set of brand new remixes for their two latest tracks ‘Rockets’ (feat Moe Moks) and ‘Hit The Ceiling’ which saw ‘Rockets’ (feat Moe Moks) given an urgent, Afrostep remix by mOma+Guy and a sultry and soulful update from Simen Sez, whilst ‘Hit The Ceiling’ was given an addictive dance-funk remix from Zikomo and received the remix treatment from legendary dance producer and DJ Kenny Dope.

‘Honey Dew’ was released last month and is taken from LION BABE’s forthcoming project which is out later this year…for now, check out the video…

Song of the Day: Smother Me – Olivia Nelson

After accumulating over five million streams featuring on Soulection Jarreau Vandal’s ‘Someone That You Love’, OLIVIA NELSON dominates today’s hotspot with gospel-led, soulful track – ‘Smother Me’.

Premiered by DJ Target on BBC Radio 1Xtra as ‘UK unsigned’, the sensual track, which mixes the perfect blend of smooth vocals, passionate lyrics, and pumping bass lines shows the 21-year-old London singer/songwriter power as not only a skilled artist and songwriter, but a powerhouse vocalist whose range and control over carefully crafted production by Jarreau Vandal.

With a debut EP due out early summer, March will see the release of the next instalment from Olivia, as well as shows at London’s Hackney Oslo and Omera.

This is some powerful stuff…I highly recommend you check out ‘Smother Me’ before you sign out.

New Track: Honey Dew – Lion Babe

Following the release of the music video for ‘Rockets'( featuring Moe Moks) plus remixes of the track from beat heavyweights Zikomo, Moma + Guy, Simen Sez and Kenny Dope, alt R&B/Soul  duo LION BABE have dropped their most sultry single to date, ‘Honey Dew’ on Valentines day.

The Simen Sez-produced track adopts a rich slow jam vibe from the 90s, featuring Jillian Harvey’s alluring instrument which flirtatiously weaves throughout the three-minute smoothie.

Available on major digital download sites, ‘Honey Dew’ is taken from the New Yorker’s forthcoming album, set for release later this year.

Way too good to miss out…check out their latest work…

New Track: Hot Sauce – Kinnoha

Following the release of ‘Make Shapes’, London vocalist KINNOHA dropped her newest sizzling single, ‘Hot Sauce’.

KINNOHA‘s smooth but powerful vocal range teases the listener as she brings out her inner free spirit. The London artist’s confidence is clear as she searches for someone to match her energy. The track’s vibe is enough to cause a stir in the public realm of a London bar to the private arena of the bedroom.

With further support from Hoxton Radio and BBC Introducing, the young singer is generating serious momentum and shows a huge potential to take her career to the next stage. Check out ‘Hot Sauce’ below: