On receiving support from BBC Radio Kent with single ‘Silver Lining’, emerging pop-soul singer/songwriter from KADI follows up with another emotive offering titled ‘Blood’.
Bearing the burdens on this track, Kadi reveals her inner thoughts. ‘Blood’ is about family and realising that behind our roles we are all human beings, imperfect people and it’s up to us to build that relationship.
Speaking of the track, the South East Londoner says: “I wrote this song at the park after an argument, I remember being really unhappy and I was thinking about all the chaos and hardship that occurred in my childhood.”
Kadi released her debut single ‘Unlearn’ 2020 and then followed up with ‘Short and Sweet’. This year sees the 23-year-old continuing to unveil her story through her music…so get the taste of her experiences and have a listen to ‘Blood’ below…
Following on from the release of single, ‘Share My Life’, produced by Jermaine Forde (the son of Brinsley Forde from the legendary reggae group Aswad), RAPHAEL TATE makes a quick return with single, ‘Lord I Need You Near.’
Dedicated to Raphael’s mother, Patricia Ann Tate (1953-2020), ‘Lord I Need You Near’ is the first single that Raphael entirely composed and produced – from arranging the strings to performing the backing vocals. To be a conductor and composer has always been Raphael’s lifelong dream – and what better way to fulfil a dream by paying a tribute to a loved-one.
The stunning ballad features a stellar line-up who adds the final touches to the production. Award-winning jazz harpist JeffMajors, who collaborated with Raphael for 2021 single, ‘Everything Must Change’, provides the spine-tingling magic right from the beginning of the emotive piece.
Acclaimed bassist Mark A Walker adds a pleasing full-bodied tone to the heavenly arrangements. Mark has worked with the likes of Will Downing, Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music, Yolanda Adams and multi award-winning Gospel artist, Richard Smallwood who had a hit with single, ‘Total Praise.’
‘Lord I Need You Near’ was further brought to life by Ukraine’s Kaska Records Orchestra who provides breathtakingly stunning live instrumentation, a perfect platform for the UK-based singer/songwriter to showcase his powerhouse vocals, pleading for comfort from the loss of his mother. This single also serves as a soothing ode for everyone who lost a loved one, particularly during the pandemic.
Starting out as a Billboard chart-topping artist, peaking at number 25 on the American Dance Club with 2017 single, ‘ With Every Beat Of My Heart’, Raphael ventured out as an independent artist, creating his own label, Tate Love Production. His soulful vocal performance quickly earned him the title, ‘Prince Of Soul’ by his ever growing fanbase through tracks, ‘A Fool In Love’ and ‘Everyday Is Mother’s Day’, ‘Can You Feel It’ and ‘Blessed’, named Track of the Week by Premiere Gospel.
BBC London/Seani B-approved single ‘A Fool In Love’ and Reprezent FM featured single ‘Everyday Is Mother’s Day’ are also touching tributes to his late mother. ‘I Need You Near’ is the perfect tribute carry on the treasured memories of the biggest role model in his life.
Taking from the forthcoming EP Patricia Ann Tate Creations (release date to be announced) ‘Lord I Need You Near’ was released on Friday (13th May) on various music platforms. The release date marks the second anniversary of Raphael’s mother passing. Have a peep at the offcial video single below. You can also stream ‘Lord I Need You Near’ here.
Philly-based duo RUBBER‘s single, ‘Fries & Wings’, takes elements of 90s-2000s R&B and repackages them with a more modern approach. It employs a simple catchy chord progression played on a rich and warm electric piano, complemented by a soothing vocal performance, all glued together by an energetic drum machine pattern and a fat bass line- a signature Rubber flare.
The group is a writing-producing duo made up of singer-lyricist, Andrew Loper, and producer/multi-instrumentalist, John Della Franco formed during their time studying at Temple University in 2018. They started out writing music for fun, but after performing for the first time together in a campus coffee shop, they were signed to the Temple University Record Label and released their first single to critical acclaim sending them up and down the East Coast. The duo shines the brightest in a live setting where their combination of bass-driven grooves and vocal acrobatics has grabbed and held the attention of audiences across the country.
After putting her sassy bluesy soul spin on Frank Schubert’s classic, ‘Ave Maria’ and Sade’s 80’s hit, ‘Smooth Operator,’ soul/funk songstress MIKO REED is happy to announce her upcoming single, ‘Back To That Day’ coming out this summer.
If you’re a massive fan soulful live instrumentation (think Anita Baker), then you’re in very cool company, as ‘Back To That Day’ boasts splashes of soul, jazz and funk, all brought together by Reed’s big vocals.
Miko has performed in many groups ranging from R&B, funk, gospel, blues, Latin jazz to Reggae. She was a backing singer to Grammy and Dove Award winning recording artist Rebecca St. James, Keith & Kristyn Getty and Brenton Brown.
Indeed, Miko loves staying busy with her music career. Just most recently, she had a live TV appearance at a local station KUSI Good Morning San Diego, where she performed with her cover band, Miko & the Magik Soul.
Multi-talented producer, record label owner, songwriter, pianist and singer KINZOOGIANNA unveils her toe-tingling new single, ‘Cinnamon Bun’, released via Brotherly Music/Kudos Records.
Described as a ‘London Sunday out walking, and bumping into The Isley Brothers’, the piano-led single invites you to lose yourself into a soft and tranquil fusion of Nu-Jazz and neo-soul, all washed over by Kinzoogianna’s delicately soulful vocals.
Kinzoogianna – whose real name is Anna Stubbs – is part of ground breaking Nu Jazz /Broken Beat band Brotherly, alongside Rob Mullarkey. Championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Moses Boyd, Jacob Collier , and Jordan Rakei, the duo were nominated for BBC Radio 1 Worldwide best session of the year after recording for Gilles at Maida Vale Studios.
Out last Friday (4th February), ‘Cinnamon Bun’ is the first single from Kinzoogianna’s forthcoming debut album, ‘Gold For The Hungry Souls’, slated for release on 4th August. Have a listen to this beauty below…