Straight from his mama’s house, OTISH MENSAH knuckle down and crafted what could be described his autobiographical collection, coming in the shape of his latest EP, ‘Mum’s House Philosopher.’
With the help from his brother and producer, The Intern, ‘Mum’s House Philosopher’ sports a smooth boombap/soulful grooves as featured in track, ‘Outside the Cave’. Over the hypnotic arrangements, the North England street poet churns out one-liners that encourages the listener to step back and perhaps view their life and today’s society from a fresh perspective.
Regardless how you perceive this mini collection, it will provide those moments of euphoria. So get your happy on and check it out below:
Must Listens: Buffer Rings, Outside the Cave, Solar Eclipse.
West London singer and songwriter EMIKO rocks up on today hotspot with his single titled ‘Is It Real’. Highly recommended if you like Daniel Ceasar, Ray BLK, and DVSN, and with a velvety smooth, beautiful and piercing voice, an infectious artistic personality, and undeniable storytelling and songwriting ability, this 22-year old is the fast-rising new UK R&B power voice you will fall in love with this year.
Taken from EMIKO’s forthcoming debut EP to be released in the autumn, ‘It Is Real’ – produced by South London musician Hilts and his frequent Turtle Basement collaborator Monks – is a smooth Jazz-esque R&B opus, backed by lush piano arrangements and exquisite horns, over which EMIKO’s glorious vocal dexterity comes to the forefront, as he sings about finding freedom in love.
Heavily influenced by great artists such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, and Erykah Badu, EMIKO possesses a glorious voice that is nurtured in his distinct blend of R&B and Soul music, as well as an infectious energy and character that shine through in his songs. The Notting Hill native expresses his musical hopes and ambitions in one simple statement, “bringing people together, from far and wide, to experience something so special that words alone can never truly encapsulate the feeling”.
Check out EMIKO‘s soothing offering below:
NATTY BOI is back, bringing his first installment of a series of thought-provoking tracks lined up for this year – ‘Street Poet (Poetry in the Streets)’. The track is from his upcoming EP, ‘I Am Who I Am.’
If you feel the hard-hitting truths in his latest offering, be sure to keep your eyes locked on NEW LEASE MUSIC for more of his work…
Folk singer/songwriter DARRYL MORRIS delivers a stunning piece into today’s hotspot through single ‘My Name’.
Taking strong influences from the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Jimi Hendrix and Freddie Mercury, Darryl shares his thought-provoking perspectives, with fresh insight, through the lyrical standard of heavyweights such as James Taylor, Tracy Chapman, Bernie Taupin, and John Waite.
‘My Name’ is one of songs that stop you in your tracks, as a result of his undeniable ability to tell a heart-tugging story of his childhood.
Absolutely stunning…have a listen before you head out…