New Track: Stories – Dear Pressure

Made on separate computers and in separate dorm rooms over the course of a year, Matt Kahane and Quin Kiu – aka DEAR PRESSURE–  have completed a piece on the other side of finishing college.

That piece comes in the shape of ‘Stories’ which boasts melodically sweet overtones, accompanied by a soulful (Tom Misch style) b-line. The three-minute smoothie represents the next big chapter in the Toronto duo’s life as they leave college life behind, wondering what’s in store for the future.

Why not check out ‘Stories’ below…and if you like what you hear, be sure to look out for this pair as they plan to release their debut EP next year. The project will follow the same theme as the current offering…only a little darker and more cynical…

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Song of the Day: Strange Love – Ivy Mairi

NEW LEASE MUSIC is back with a bang through a real funky electro pop number entitled ‘Strange Love’ by Canadian singer/songwriter IVY MAIRI. The eighties-inspired track is from her forthcoming EP, ‘Polarity’.

check out ‘Strange Love’ below:

New Track: Knock – Kayobe x Rashid St. James

Canadian beatmaker KAYOBE teams up with rapper Rashid St. James to unveil the brand new single, ‘Knock’.

A collaboration ignited by a mutual friend, the duo worked other tracks to be included on the EP, but it was the latest release where the guys really connected. It ignited Rashid pen to poetic verses over a three-minute hypnotic soundscapes, with KAYOBE contributing to the chorus.

‘Knock’, the first release  from KAYOBE‘s forthcoming EP, ‘Nevermore.’ Check it out below:

 

New Music Video: More – Astha

ASTHA has released visuals to her most personal work to date, entitled ‘More’.

This smooth alt-pop number could be described as a victory song for the Canadian singer/songwriter after she turned her life around within a year, from years of loneliness and emptiness. Despite having sold-out tours across the UK, Australia and Asia, ASTHA revealed that she had massive breakdowns after each shows.

‘More’ is from her brand new EP ‘Muse’ which covers the struggles of a relationship – feeling frustrated, lonely and misunderstood – and the calm after the storm.

Watch the video for ‘More’.

New Track: How It Feels – Makk Mikkael

After dominating the limelight on NEW LEASE MUSIC earlier this year with single ‘Jungle’, MAKK MIKKAEL is back with her brand new single entitled ‘How It Feels,’

Feeling somewhat lighter than her previous melancholic offering, thanks to the layered electronic overtones, Mikkael penned the bitter-sweet number during her time in LA while going through the various dark stages of a relationship.

At the age of 19, you may think that this Canadian singer/songwriter has just slip onto the radar. Mikkael released a country album under the name Mackenzie Rose – at the age of 14 – and has worked with Felix Snow and producer JordanXL (Mike Posner).

Now entering a new chapter of her journey, MAKK MIKKAEL is striving to create change in the lives of others, experimenting and perfecting her craft with contrasting sounds that’s heavenly pure yet jarringly dense.

‘How It Feels’ is now available on all major download sites…check out the epic single…