Song of the Day: Just A Kiss – Kit Rice

Following the announcement of his forthcoming debut album Konfidence, due on June 25 via KAR Records/AWAL, and the release of its lead single ‘Dance All Night’, which has been met with rave reviews, fast-rising London singer, songwriter and musician, and BRIT School alumni KIT RICE follows up with a brand new offering titled ‘Just A Kiss’, the second single from his Konfidence album.

Coming on the back of recent support from BBC Radio 1, Music Week, Kiss FM, Capital Xtra, BBC 1Xtra, Complex, MTV UK and Digital Spy in recent years, KIT RICE has started 2018 in spectaclur fashion – first with ‘Dance All Night’ and its UKG remix from longtime collaborator and UK Garage veteran DJ Fen, which have been supported by the likes of Fame Magazine, ILUVLIVE and UMA Music, among others.

The Beckenham native and former The Voice UK contestant continues his streak with his brand new single ‘Just A Kiss’, which was written and produced by Kit himself, with Nigel Walton, who has worked with Basement Jaxx, Krept & Konan and Bloc Party, mastering the record. The piano-led ballad is a complete detour from the groovy funk of ‘Dance All Night’, but it perfectly showcases Kit’s amazing vocals and songwriting, which carry the record throughout.

Check it out…

New Track: Like A Child – Sarah Téibo

Multi award-winning Gospel singer/songwriter SARAH TÉIBO‘s latest single ‘Like A Child’ encourages each and every one of us to fully embrace the inner child and leave your cares and woes to the big man above. ‘Like A Child’  is the lead single off her highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Keep Walking’ due for release this summer.

Sporting a real smooth urban R&B drive, ‘Like A Child’ was written by Sarah with producer Luke (GKID) Grant, who produced Britain’s Got Talent 2015 semi-finalist Sakyi Four’s R&B/Afrobeat offering, ‘Simmer Down’. The four-minute production features the spine-tingling harmonies from one of UK’s promising singers, Tehillah Daniel and The Voice UK’s 2018 current contestant Jason Nicholson-Porter.

Sarah grew up in Nigeria where she started singing in choirs from the age of ten, citing Soul and R&B legends including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Kim Burrell as major influences.

In recent years, the London-born songstress is rapidly becoming the most-sought after musician in the UK’s Gospel circuit, following the release of her debut album ‘Walk With Me’ in 2016. She was nominated Best Gospel Act by MOBO Awards in the same year and won best album for her debut album at Premier Gospel Awards in 2017.

’Like A Child’ is now available on all digital music platforms, including iTunesSpotify and Amazon. Check it out below – not to be missed!

 

 

Song of the Day: In The Morning – Sophie Longshaw

Sophie Longshaw In the Morning

Today’s song comes from the adorable freckled redhead SOPHIE LONGSHAW. Fresh to the music scene, the London-based songstress released two original tracks under international music agency/record label DEFDISCO (UK/Dallas) in collaboration with Chris Mann’s Twin Records, which includes the stunningly emotive, In The Morning.

With such delicately soulful vocals, this 20-year-old clearly has what it takes. After leaving BBC’s The Voice, she recorded a heart wrenching acoustic cover of Muse’s Supermassive Black Hole was premiered on Gigwise…so if you can spare five minutes, check it out – but before you head off, I highly recommend you to stick around and listen to In The Morning.

 

 

EXCLUSIVE Interview with: Dwaine Hayden

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Soulful singer-on-the-rise DWAINE HAYDEN made it to the interview seat this month – his spin on Shawn Mendes’ hit, Stitches made you guys toe curl with pure pleasure – and it’s time to find more about this super powerhouse, who appeared on the The Voice UK.

NLM: First of all, thank you for agreeing to do an interview with NEW LEASE MUSIC.

DH: It’s my pleasure, thanks for having me.

NLM: Earlier this year, you took on Shawn Mendes’ hit Stitches. What was the public’s reception on the cover?

DH: Yeah I did, it was great to sing. I enjoyed covering it and putting my own twist on it, to be fair i got quite a lot of comments saying that they liked how I made it my own.

NLM: You were on this year’s The Voice UK with Pamola Faith as your judge. Was it like working alongside the eccentric singer?

DH: It was an amazing experience, I can’t lie. Having watched these type of shows before i always wanted to have a go but never went for it. Now I’m honestly glad i did, Paloma’s awesome, very wise and knows her stuff but fully on the banta too, she’s funny.

NLM: Tell us what projects you’re working on at the moment?

DH: Right now I’m taking the opportunities that have been presented to me, getting the chance to really hone my sounds and take it to the next level. I’m working on my own EP at the moment which is totally new. I’ve always featured on tracks or backings for artists but to be doing a me project excited me even further.

NLM: Were you in a group before you flying solo?

DH: Yeah I’ve been a busy body! I’ve worked as part of a vocal duo for a while and was part of a band as one of the lead vocalist before.

NLM: How would describe your sound to potential fans? Would you compare yourself to any of your music influences of today?

DH: Smooth, Soulful, Fun.

NLM: If you had a choice to collaborate with just ONE mainstream artist, who would it be and why?

DH: That’s so hard to answer as there’s so many right now, but I’ll say years and years, I like what they are doing.

NLM: If you were granted three wishes to change the music industry today, what would they be?

DH: Ooooh nice question. Well ok then, 1. To bring music back to a state where it’s more about the enjoyment than the money; 2. That contracts weren’t so scary; 3. And MJ (Michael Jackson) was still alive.

NLM: How can potential fans make contact with you?

You can check me out @ http://www.DwaineHayden.com,
Instagram – @DwaineHayden
Twitter – @DwaineHayden

Song of the Day: Dwaine Hayden – Stitches (Cover)

Dwaine Hayden

DWAINE HAYDEN gives a silky smooth R&B treatment to Shawn Mendes hit Stitches.

Coming from a large musical family, Dwaine has adopted powerhouse vocals that’s reminiscent of the 80s with a rich soulful tone that draws you into the modern-day.

At a young age he perform at the Earls Court Stadium, supporting Jay-Z and Beyoncé as part of a collective of upcoming artists. The newcomer also performed in an intimate setting for Prince Charles, Jay-Z, Rev Run, Russell Simmons and Trevor Nelson.

He went on to become lead vocalist for The Trinity Band, reaching the semi –finals on Must be the Music (sky1) and winning live and unsigned 2011 after the group split up. More recently, Dwaine appeared on The Voice UK 2016 with Paloma Faith  as his mentor.

Judging from his authentic vocals, coupled with his charismatic style and larger-than-life personality, the sky is beyond the limit for this guy…why don’t you check out his mind-blowing performance.