Song of the Day: Waitin’ Up – Althea

At just 21 years of age, British singer, songwriter and musician ALTHEA already has two well received and acclaimed EPs to her name – 2016’s ‘See My Vision’ and ‘Cold Thoughts’ from earlier this year – which have seen the East London native garner strong support from Wonderland Magazine, The 405, Rinse FM, Okayplayer, Guestlist Magazine and the MOBO Awards.

As she gears up for her third project, which is due for release in 2018, ALTHEA released her debut new single titled ‘Waitin’ Up’. Typically known for her lush minimalist R&B songs, ‘Waitin’ Up’ sees ALTHEA switching things up to deliver an infectious, soulful and upbeat Caribbean flavoured offering, while continuing to showcase her captivating vocals and forward-thinking R&B sensibilities, with production coming from frequent collaborator Day-O.

Speaking about how the new single came about, Althea says, “‘Waitin’ Up’ was a really fun song to make, I was in the studio with Day-O, and we were just vibing and bouncing ideas around the room, and once we had the beat down, the lyrics all flowed out and it came together really naturally. The record is essentially about me playing hard to get with someone who’s keen to see and be with me, and really trying to find out just how much they’re into me”.

This one is too good to pass up…check out ‘Waitin’ Up’.

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New Music Video: Snoopin – Lily Kiing

Following the release of track, ‘Schmoney’ – which recently claimed NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Song of the Week title – LILY KIING  once again comes out the new dark with fun visuals to her latest offering, ‘Snoopin’, produced by Xvr Blk.

Maintaining her titillating bad girl image throughout the video, Kiing teamed up with videographer – Shannon Brown, to create a colour contrasted production. Both confidence and sexuality are celebrated in this video, with the Trap & B vocalist’s mindset – “think sexy & confident, then look it”.

Set in eerie toned tunnels in the heart of East London, Lily is seen surrounded by beautiful women. Her deep tones in her vocals warm the trap & B instrumental to create a chilled vibe.

Often compared to ‪Teyana Taylor‬ and ‪Rihanna, LILY KIING does not fail to provide both rawness in her vocals and trap vibes – a combo that gave this MOBO’s ‘Ones To Watch 2017′ star the opportunity to open for J Stash a few months back.

Definitely the one to look out for….hit the play button on ‘Snoopin’.

New Track: Things You Do – Cherri V

As she gears up to release her long-awaited and highly anticipated debut album, ‘Brown Eyed Soul’ in early 2018, London singer-songwriter CHERRI V has released her brand new single titled ‘Things You Do’, the third single from her forthcoming album, following ‘Without You’ and ‘Leave Me Be’, which have been supported by BBC 1Xtra and MTV Base.

With three critically acclaimed EPs, a UK top 20 single with Lethal Bizzle, successful collaborations with Wiley, Jessie J and Dawn Richard, and millions of views and streams already under her belt, CHERRI V is a revered musician in her own right, and one of the best pure vocalists to come out of the UK, with the likes of The Telegraph, Yahoo Music, MOBO Awards and BET, all singing her praises.

Her new single ‘Things You Do’ is a “fun-loving track about love, attraction and the highs that come with that”. Produced by Joey Sticks, who she worked with on previous single ‘Leave Me Be’, the infectious piano and drums-led offering, with its resounding R&B/Pop sensibilities, showcases CHERRI V’s amazing vocal performance, and her carefree and relatable songwriting…have a listen to her latest masterpiece…not to be pass up!

Song of the Day: Wild Wild West – Tobi Sunmola

Tipped as Mobo’s ‘One to Watch’ TOBI SUNMOLA returns to centre stage with the second release ‘Wild Wild East’, from his forthcoming EP.

The self-produced single showcases this newcomer’s versatility and ability to combine clever wordplay and infectious flows, with politically driven lyricism. At times the track is reminiscent of the Joey Bada$$ album ‘All Amerikkkan Bada$$’ with the young MC drawing inspiration from his African roots and struggles that he has continued to wrestle with during life in East Manchester.

A play, on the widely known phrase – ‘Wild Wild West’ – Tobi states that, “I used this reference to explain the big bad world I have to deal with, the negativity, deceit, envy and hardship, and how I try to keep my energy high through it all, in the hope of making it back home.”

Growing up in Nigeria, Tobi recalls that “becoming an artiste wasn’t a visible reality. I made music because I really wanted to”. His determination to succeed as a musician against the odds saw Sunmola saving up lunch money daily to skip school and head to the studio with his rap crew Dope Kommunity. Moving to Manchester aged 16 the young poet instantly immersed himself in the grime and UK hip hop scene, and his dedication has seen him achieve great things at the early stages of his career. Alongside winning Adidas’ ‘Take the Stage’ competition, he performed Radio 1 Big Weekend Exeter and has been acclaimed by the likes of Complex, The Line Of Best Fit, Afropunk, DJ Booth and BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Progressive and perceptive, ‘Wild Wild East’ is a further testament to TOBI SUNMOLA’s out-of-the-box approach as he continues to establish himself as one of the most exciting talents coming out of Manchester’s burgeoning underground music scene.

Song of the Day: Schmoney – Lily Kiing

LILY KIING steps into today’s spotlight with her playful latest single, ‘Schmoney’.

House of Pharaoh’s frequent collaborator oneninenine well represents the Londoner’s mission to elude feminine sensuality and sexuality with her enticing lyrics and exuberant songwriting.

Since beginning her journey into the world of music a year ago, LILY KIING has received an immense amount of support after being listed as one of MOBO’s ‘One To Watch’ and recently  opened up for US artist, J Stash at his UK headline show.

Witness a star on a soaring rise…check out Lily’s sizzling hot production.