Song of the Day: I Don’t Wanna Wake Up – Marie Dahlstrom (ft. James Vickery)

Danish/London based artist MARIE DAHLSTORM‘s single ‘I Don’t Wanna Wake Up’, featuring South London soul singer James Vickery, is one stunning soulful slow-burner. Pairing soft synth lines with a groove-laden rhythm section, ‘I Don’t Wanna Wake Up’ tells a story of desire.

Speaking on the collaboration, Marie said: “I’ve been a fan of James’ voice for a while. James and I had a session at mine, and this song just came about so naturally, we just started humming melodies over the chord progression and not long into the session we had the line ‘I don’t wanna wake up’. I produced this song myself and I remember leaving the production for a while before actually committing to finishing it and that’s when I got my friend Liam Joseph to jump on some bass and Qmillion to get involved for the mixing.”

Brought up on some of soul and R&B’s greats; recalling the likes of Edwyn Collins, Womack & Womack and Gloria Gaynor being on regular rotation in her family home in Roskilde, Dahlstrom also cites the discoveries of Dwele, Musiq Soulchild, SWV, Dire Straits, Lucy Pearl, Erykah Badu, Kirk Franklin and Fleetwood Mac in her teenage years as key points of inspiration in her musical upbringing.

‘I Don’t Wanna Wake Up’ is taken from the BBC 1Xtra-backed songstress’ debut album, ‘Like Sand’, out now via JFH Records. Smooth out your hump day and wrap your ears around this stunning track below…

UK R&B Raising Talent Ricardo Williams Returns With ‘Raindrops’

After an amazing 2019, which witnessed Williams release his critically acclaimed debut EP and two sold out live headline shows (London & Birmingham), RICARDO WILLIAMS back with new single ‘Raindrops’.

Premiered on BBC1 Xtra, ‘Raindrops’ is the first of 2 new singles set for this summer. William’s latest release is a fun, sexy mid tempo R&B Jam, filled with tantalising vocals and clever wordplay. It wouldn’t be a Ricardo Williams song if it didn’t pay homage to an R&B classic and he sure does that with a nod to SWV’s ‘Rain.’

Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Get It Right – Phebe Edwards (ft. Mark Asari)

North London soul singer, PHEBE EDWARDS dominates today’s hotspot and delivers her latest single ‘Get It Right’, featuring The Voice’s Mark Asari. Produced by Luke ‘G Kid’ Grant, ‘Get It Right’, explores whether trust can be reinstalled in a relationship, accompanied with an infectious R&B vibe, reminiscent of the 90s  – think SWV, TLC and Aaliyah.

‘Get It Right’ is the follow-up single to ‘Space’ featuring Cameron Bloomfield, released last year. The single was supported by Music Musings and Such, Lock Magazine, The Music Site and Hype Magazine. The incredible Syleena Johnson featured ‘Space’ on her Spotify playlist as one of her ’Chill favs’.

Phebe is currently working on her long-awaited headline London show. For more details, take a trip to her website.

Before you head off, check out the video for ‘Get It Right’ below:

New Music Video: More – Lenny Harold

Taken from his recently released and critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘Cosmic’, which was released in September last year to rave reviews, Teddy Riley protégé, former Blackstreet member, and New Jersey R&B singer/songwriter LENNY HAROLD is excited to kickstart 2019 with the release of his highly anticipated music video for fan-favourite Cosmic album track ‘More’.

Produced by three-time Grammy Award nominee Armando ‘Mandobeats’ Colon, who has previously worked with the likes of Shaggy, Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Cam’ron and Fat Joe, with live bass and guitar arrangements from Ralph B. Stacy (Luther Vandross, SWV, Dru Hill), ‘More’ stands out as a timeless R&B slow jam, which is held together by LENNY HAROLD’s striking tenor and smooth vibrato, and honest and relatable songwriting about wanting more for and from a love interest.

The accompanied visuals see the smooth crooner collaborating with fast-rising cinematographer and photographer Richard ‘Parlay’ Copier of OneiPhotography, to create a storytelling masterpiece, which not only brings the record, which is already hailed a timeless R&B offering all by itself, further to life, but tells its own story of a woman stuck between trying to leave a life of pain and abuse behind, and the fear of leaping into the unknown with someone new.

Counting the likes of Quincy Jones, Marsha Ambrosius and Jamie Fox as fans, and with three critically acclaimed R&B projects already under his belt, before he released last year’s well received ‘Cosmic’ album, LENNY HAROLD is coming into 2019 as one of the best pure R&B talents out of America today. The rest of the year will see the New Jersey native embark on a short run ‘Cosmic’ tour across the US, along with the release of more visuals from the album, starting with ‘Heat’ in February.

Check out the video for ‘More’ below:

EP Review: You’re Appreciated – A1

A1 Appreciated EP Cover

A1 presents his debut effort, EP You’re Appreciated…and what a treat it is ! The hip-hop upcomer effortlessly delivers his utmost appreciation for his mother  and all the ladies across the globe, over assortments of modern and 90’s-inspired  feel good beats.

Ah, what a real smoothie! Ladies, if you want to feel special, hit the play button NOW!

#MustListens: Roses, Anything, You’re Appreciated