Premiere: Driver (single) – Gold Complex

NEW LEASE MUSIC is very proud to present Canadian genre bending collective GOLD COMPLEX‘s single titled ‘Driver’, out today on all streaming/download sites.

Since their last appearance on the blog with sultry single ‘Tread On Me’ back in 2016, the ten-piece band from Toronto has been deep in the trenches of the studio for almost three years, creating their piece de resistance. The latest offering features a three-piece horn section with rich soulful harmonies in an exploration of funk, pop and rock. It’s a song about passion, romantic attraction and emotional co-dependency, reminiscent of Red Hot Chili Peppers but with a modern edge and a classic twist.

‘Driver’ is the second release from their highly anticipated debut album, ‘New Soul’ and follows their first single from the album, ‘Fight About Nothing’, a classic soul jam with a compelling music video directed by the band’s lead singer, Will Bowes. Check it out here.

Keep your ears peeled for their next single ‘Homegirl’, dropping on the 1st February and album ‘New Soul’, coming out on 22nd February…but for now, wrap your ears around this delight.

Remember, you heard it first on NEW LEASE MUSIC!

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New Track: Nauseous – Nova Moura

Enigmatic artist NOVA MOURA kicks of the year with brand new single ‘Nauseous’, which continues to explore his emotions in love and love-loss.

Commenting on the new single, Nova explains: “I wrote and recorded this track after reaching a certain point in a relationship where I was mentally and emotionally drained. The song focuses on the failing connection between me and this person, but comes more from a place of indifference and disdain. It’s more a song about my excitement of being done with this person.” 

Produced by Canis Major and Fla. Mingo, ‘Nauseous’ is available on all major streaming/download sites from New Years Day. Check it out below:

New Music Video: Hiding Away – Stephanie Sounds

STEPHANIE SOUNDS unveils the music video for her latest single, ‘Hiding Away’, premiered via Amor Magazine.

The four-minute production features the East London songstress sounded by nature, reflecting on the aftermath from being betrayed.

‘Hiding Away’ is taken from her debut EP ‘Much Better’. Check out the video below:

Song of the Day: Wash – J Appiah

Coming on the back of his previous single ‘Blinding’, which is being supported by Clash Magazine, Earmilk, Hypefresh Magazine and Love This Track, East London singer/songwriter J APPIAH is back with his latest single titled ‘Wash’,  In keeping with his deeply humanistic and personal songwriting, ‘Wash’ is both, J APPIAH coming to terms with the loss of a father he never knew, and a bittersweet meditation on the ‘what-ifs’ in life, with heart-stopping realness.

Speaking about the inspiration for ‘Wash’, J says: “This record is a conversation between a son and his father, and it’s also about spirituality. I wrote this song after a trip to India earlier this year. I came back so inspired by the culture, the colours, sounds, and people, I was just moved to write this song. My dad passed away a few days ago, and I never knew him, but I wrote this song at a period of time when we were trying to get in touch quite a bit after so many years. I guess he knew he was sick and had begun to reflect on life. The chorus of this song is written from his perspective”.

Check it out below:

New Music Video: You Saw The Devil In Me – Liam Bailey

Nottingham soul musician LIAM BAILEY is marching on with his highly anticipated comeback, already garnering support from Clash Magazine, Complex, BBC 1Xtra, Earmilk and SoulBounce, among others, as he gears up to release his fourth studio EP titled Brand New on February 1, 2019. Today, he double backs with the EP’s excellent second single ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ and its accompanying visuals, premiered via Billboard.

Written by LIAM BAILEY and produced by frequent collaborator on this new project, Rich Cooper, whose previous production credits include work for Banks, Lucy Rose, Billie Marten and Tom Odell, ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ is an introspective and thought-provoking piano ballad backed by minimalist yet stirring string arrangements and gospel choral backing vocals, over which LIAM BAILEY bares his heart out, about facing his inner demons.

The visuals for ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ see Liam Bailey collaborating once again with James Beale, who directed the video for his recent single ‘Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her’ featuring Maverick Sabre. Beale also directed the visuals for Temples’ ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’ and Lion’s ‘Self Control’, as well as previous work for Adidas, Meadowlark and River Island. Filmed in Bulgaria, the visuals are stripped back, and allow for the record to take centre stage and grip the audience.

From his debut EPs, which were released by Amy Winehouse, his UK top 5 single with Chase & Status, and his seminal debut album, to collaborations with the likes of Gorillaz and Salaam Remi, touring with Paloma Faith and Ellie Goulding, and support from Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Jools Holland, LIAM BAILEY continues to be one of the finest voices and purest talents in British soul…check out the video below…