Song of the Day: Shoot Your Shot – Mbrown

Following on from his preceding hit ‘Island Love’, MBROWN slams down other fresh release titled ‘Shoot Your Shot’.

Injecting his signature soulful flair into this Sparbz produced instrumental, Mbrown continues to showcase his own unique sound with his latest offering. Armed with an infectious hook and endearing lyrics, Mbrown delivers ‘Shoot Your Shot’ as the perfect contender for any summer collection.

South East London native Mbrown was raised in a cultured Nigerian household, where he experienced an inspirational upbringing among a family of talented musicians, performers, producers and vocal coaches who encouraged him to perform in church and school. From a young age, he was exposed to music from artists such as Usher and Donell Jones all the way to Wande Coal and D’Banj.

Combining and experimenting with a plethora of different musical elements and genres, Mbrown’s innate music elegance is showcased with every release. His other musical influences include Chris Brown, Amerie, Drake, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and D’Angelo, and coins his unique sound ‘Afro-soul’ – a fusion of Afrobeats and R&B.

Notably, Mbrown’s previous single ‘Island Love’ has racked up over 80k streams to date, as well as an impressive 40k+ views on GRM Daily’s YouTube channel for the official music video, too. With plans to release an EP before the end of 2022, it’s safe to say Mbrown is gearing up for the most fruitful year of his career yet…Have a listen to ‘Shoot Your Shot’ below…

Song of the Day: Summer In The Morning – Rob Lea

ROB LEA‘s latest offering, ‘Summer In The Morning’ arrives just in time for the warmer months.

Renowned for his Queen tribute band Majesty, which has toured huge venues across the UK and Europe, Rob’s solo project demonstrates his versatility as an artist, going from an emotive power ballad to a vibrant sun-soaked summer hit.

Speaking about ‘Summer In The Morning’, Rob Lea shares: “This song is about fun, sun, love and freedom. I wanted to create a song you can let go, sing at the top of your voice, dance on the table and have a great time.”

Following on from his debut single ‘Reflection’ earlier this year, ‘Summer In The Morning’ was released via Nashville record label WBA, whose roster includes John Oats, The Little River Band, Michael Londra and many more talented artists. Have a listen below…

Song of the Day: Like That – Young Franco (ft.Pell & Jafunk)

There is a special energy created when a rapper and stellar producer have an undeniable synergy. Sydney/Eora based YOUNG FRANCO (pictured on the left) and US based rapper Pell are becoming an international duo that perfectly tap into and reflect the power of collaboration, now releasing their 4th collaborative effort ‘Like That’ alongside fellow Perth raised, Berlin producer Jafunk.

Sonically, Young Franco and Jafunk combine to create a track that reflects the golden era of club driven rap music, pioneered in Virginia by production greats including Pharrell, The Neptunes and Timbaland. Its bounce-ready percussion runs perfectly with quickly strummed guitars and a slapping bass line. On the top line front, Pell is in no rush to get his slick bars off, gliding over the beat with an elegance and class before riding it out with an infectious hook its final third.

Young Franco and Pell have a track record of creating successful musical outings. Their first outing, Juice spent 9 weeks at the #1 position on Spotify’s flagship indie playlist Front Left, BBC Radio 1 Spins from Annie Mac and Molly King, as well as featuring as Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Wave’ artist on Beats1. Then followed Fallin’ Apart alongside Denzel Curry, which featured as the soundtrack for an Apple Airpods campaign, which was viewed over 4 million times. It also sat at #1 on the US Shazam discovery Chart for 4 weeks and has seen over 5 million likes on TikTok and 700 million views.

Jafunk enters the equation with distinct swagger and energy. The Perth raised; Berlin based producer has become renowned in local circles for his funky & soulful take on traditional house music. His remix of Set Mo’s Chasing Forever has achieved over 5 million streams, with his follow up songs receiving millions on plays being hosted on tastemaker channels including Majestic Casual, The Sound You Need and Selected.

Young Franco’s past two years have been his biggest yet. He’s currently sitting on over 135 million streams across all singles to date, with over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify. In that period of time he sound tracked the new-look Australian Football League, and has received global sync’s for brands including Apple, Starbucks, Topshop and Kia. Currently, he’s touring the United States and has locked in massive festival slots at Lollapalooza, Falls Festival, Spilt Milk & Lost Paradise.

Have a listen to this bad-boy tune below…

K Harrison Drops Another Summer Sizzler, ‘Veneno’

Staying true to the Latin infused rap style we have grown to know from rising Midlands artist K HARRISON, his newest sound of summer ‘Veneno’, is the perfect continuum from previous singles, ‘Love Me Leave Me’ and ‘Fire Fire’.

Bringing the true chilled sounds of summer, ‘Veneno’ provides laid-back beach vibes, with a soundscape created through soft guitar, sultry, yet upbeat vocals and the classic sounds of Latin America, the track undoubtedly transports you to golden sands and turquoise waves – The dream summer.

The heatwave in Britain may be seemingly coming to a close, but K Harrison is sure to inject a dose of heat into the music scene with his accompanying music video. Set in a peaceful yet edgy coastal home location, the video captures achievable summer fun, while still featuring classic luxuries we have come to recognise in today’s rap scene.

K Harrison might only have a few tracks under his belt but has already wowed in the world of rap, not only in the UK but has become increasingly popular across the pond. With monthly Spotify listeners spanning all across the US, from LA to The Big Apple, not to mention being co-signed by illustrious US rapper, The Game, It’s clear to see this Derby born star means business.

Check out the video for K Harrison’s latest joint below…

Rapper Love, Ulysses Drops Sizzling Joint, ‘Sheesh’

Newest member of the Insubordinate Records LOVE, ULYSSES (UL) bursts onto the scene with a scorching new single for the Summer, ‘Sheesh,’ produced by Jason Griff. The beat is a sparse soundscape of heavy bass and classic 808 sounds and synths that LU skates across with ease combining wit and aggression with clever lines.

Prior to joining the team at Insubordinate, LU has released a significant amount of music in his own right. He released 10 separate 2-pack EPs and has been featured on songs with OK Nice, Alaska (of Atoms Fam) and more.

‘Sheesh’ is the first of four Jason Griff-produced singles that will be released over the next month from LU while building towards his debut LP Son this fall.

‘Sheesh’ is available at insubordinaterecords.com now and will also be available to stream this Friday, 22nd on all other streaming platforms.