Ishani Addresses An Unhealthy Romantic Connection In Gripping New Single ‘Powertripp’ + New Video

Singer-songwriter and producer ISHANI has never been afraid of pushing the boundaries of her sound or shining a light on topics that others would wish to sweep under the carpet. Through her music, she engages with subjects that society sometimes finds difficult to talk about such as mental health and violence against women. Her empowering and gripping new single ‘Powertripp’ is a perfect example of this India & UK raised, London-based artist’s creative ethos.

Sonically, ‘Powertripp’ is a rich tapestry of oscillating electronica, intricately laced alt-pop melodies and enticing trip-hop beats. With this powerful soundscape behind her, Ishani confronts the reality of unbalanced power dynamics in toxic relationships. In her rendering, this narrative focuses on an unhealthy romantic connection, although the message can really be applied to any relationship. Her vivid storytelling brims with puissance to enable the listener to feel the “slam!” of that door or join the triumphant declaration “this is who I am!” Her raw and heartfelt lyrics take modern life’s surfaces, reflections and tribulations, and casts them through the prism of introspective voices

For Ishani, the most important factor is for her audience to have a truly cathartic experience, as she explains:

“This is a song about self-love and how you can overcome being in a toxic relationship where negative patterns repeat. You have to come to a point where you let go of the rope of that power struggle and choose yourself over the endless loops. Take off your mask and veil and walk away.”

The music video for ‘Powertripp’ was directed and executive produced by Yolanda Barker, with video DOP and executive producer Beatriz Delgado Mena, and alongside an all-women base crew. These captivating visuals are peppered with tangible cues that further communicate the power struggles, the mask-wearing, the cycle of bad behavior that defines toxic relationships.

‘Powertripp’ also marks Ishani’s bold return after a brief hiatus; she last left 2021 off with thought-provoking singles ‘I Like Who I Am (Caught up in the Moment)’ and ‘Perfect Life’ . Check out the video for the single below…

Crystal Starr Shares New Single, ‘Heart Failure + Video

Two-time award-winning recording artist CRYSTAL STARR releases her new single, ‘Heart Failure’, which chronicles the misfortune of encountering a toxic relationship and how someone tends to lose a sense of themselves through cold blue heartbreak.

Co- written with Keith Harris, best known for his work on the Black Eyed Peas,’ “Imma Be” and Estelle’s “American Boy,” ‘Heart Failure’ brings the amped-up crossover appeal on full display which features artist, songwriter, and founder of Music and Robots, Mr. Robotic.

Dubbed “The Girl with the Golden Voice” by The Source Magazine, Crystal encapsulates past and present iconic pop stars, including, J. Lo, Alicia Keys, Aaliyah, and Whitney Houston. The singer has been entrancing audiences and sharing stages around the world with Jessica Simpson, Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, John Legend, Paul Stanley, Drake, and Lady Gaga.

Taken from her forthcoming album Popstarr, ‘Heart Failure’ was released Last Friday across various music platform. Check out the video below…

Song of the Day: Issues – Peytn

Esteemed EDM collaborator and versatile hip hop/pop artist PEYTN, changes lanes to melodic rap with single ‘Issues’ to deliver a heartfelt, vulnerable and raw account of the mental anguish toxicity in a relationship brings.

Peytn expands further on the release: “Everybody has been through that toxic relationship that left you questioning everything you’ve believed about love. From the listeners perspective, the only thing I care about them gaining is the knowledge that they are not alone.”

Formerly known as Atarii, Arizona-born/Salt Lake City-based Peytn has created his own lane in the Hip Hop and EDM industries. Moving from fast paced, hard styled hip hop, like all of his biggest inspirations, (Mac Miller, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar), Peytn focuses more on making music that comes from experiences, simply to create new experiences for many. Since rebranding from his former name, Peytn collected over 1.5 million streams on Spotify alone within the first year.

Check out he video for single below…

Song of the Day: Out of my Mind – Kyle Trippy

‘Out Of My Mind’ gives a taste of Detroit rapper KYLE TRIPPY‘s forthcoming project, which is expected soon, and arrives with accompanying self-directed visuals. The video uncovers the first part in this three-part story of a toxic relationship following previous videos ‘No Attachment’ (part 2) and ‘Restless’ (part 3). Showcasing Kyle’s broad repertoire of talents, the self-produced track highlights his silky smooth vocals, impressive storytelling abilities and his accomplished production skills, with Kyle opting for a mellow and dreamy R&B soundscape that will no doubt draw listeners in instantly.

Speaking further on the new release, Kyle says, “‘Out Of My Mind’ is about a toxic relationship. It’s a take on the darker side of what happens when the other person isn’t around and what it does to you over time. At the time of making the track, I had a makeshift studio in my room. I made the beat and wrote the verse as I made it. I recorded all the vocals and listened to it probably like a thousand times. I made a couple of variations of the track as well but ended up going with the original.”

Check out ‘Out Of My Mind’ below…

OUT TODAY: R&B/POP Duo Five Weeks Release Debut Single, ‘Can’t Have It.’ + Video

Hailing from Brighton, duo 5 WEEKS comes through with a hefty glitchy bass that cannot be ignored through their impressive debut single, ‘Can’t Have It’, coming out today (4th March) on various music platforms.

The edgy Drum and Bass – esque arrangement is honey glazed with soothing soulful vocals, questioning of undesirable actions of a lover.

A serendipitous musical relationship that was formed out of mutual respect for Reggae, Hip-Hop and rare groove, 5 Weeks consists of singer Alexandria and Darren Outbreak who cites array of artists such as Barrington Levy, Anita Baker, Soul 2 Soul, Mos Def, Anderson Paak, Gwen Guthrie, DJ Premier as their musical influences.

Being brought up in a musical family, many influences came from her mum being in a reggae sound system in the seventies and eighties, Alexandria has been singing and songwriting from a young age who was later picked by Sony for a publishing deal.

Darren began DJing at a very early age, getting his first club residency at 15. Starting out in electronic music, he broadened his horizons over the years with many genres in the musical landscape.

As well as sharing their love for the aforementioned genres, the duo admired how original material has influenced music in general over the past few decades and how modern artists have utilised those sound in their own productions. This admiration laid the foundations for the forming of the group’s debut ‘Can’t Have It’, out on from 4th March on download/streaming sites.


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