Marbl Is Feeling Very ‘Lucky’ In Brand New Single

When House/R&B singer-songwriter MARBL met the love of her life, she wanted to shout it from the rooftops. Her gratitude for finding the one comes in the shape of her brand-new single appropriately titled ‘Lucky’, out now on all good music platforms.

Marbl says of the release: “It finally feels like the right time to release Lucky”! I wrote this song back in 2016 when I met my partner. There was no other word to describe what I felt but ‘lucky’”

Infectiously rhythmic, ‘Lucky’ possesses a hefty electronic bass that makes you want to get up and dance in an instant, bringing pure joyous vibes and hope after the unthinkable year we all experienced from the pandemic.

However Marbl confesses that finding a beat to match the uplifting lyrics with producer Fis -T, was a lengthy process. She explains: “After a few attempts at the production, myself and the producer Fis-T, just couldn’t get the sound we imagined. Some years later we have finally found that sound we were looking for.”

Marbl was signed to label BOOM Entertainment! with producer and good friend Fis – T and has written/performed track for American artist, Bad Tuner (Back To Me) as well as penning tracks for Canadian group Keys N Krates.

Formerly known as M Black, The London artist has changed her name to Marbl earlier this year to coincide with her shift in musical style of fluid blends of electronic, R&B and a dash of Afrobeats, which provides a distinct vibrant uplift.

‘Lucky’ is available across various music platforms from yesterday (3rd August). Have a listen below…


Connect with Marbl via:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marblartist/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarblArtist

EP Review: Rhyme Slingers -Redd Tune Productions

If you’re regular passer by on the blog, the name REDD TUNES must ring a bell as he has been featured countless of times with EPs that takes you back to the golden hip-hop/boom-bap era.

As always, Redd Tunes pulls a stellar line up for his releases and his project, ‘Rhyme Slingers’ is no exception, as the guest artists gives some extra swag to the irresistibly melodic productions which, at times, takes on a old school soulful favour and modern psychedelic sound. New recruit, Isis Aset, gives off a blazing vibrancy against the woeful violins, creating an almost classical sound in second effort, ‘Crisis’. Old staple Cubian Pete, offers up his unapologetically Londoner flow in ‘Blurrr’.

As well as producing the project, the man himself teamed up with fellow veteran emcee and long-time collaborator TJ Chill for track ‘Pioneers,’ a smooth hip-hop/boom bap piece accompanied by sporadic runs of the piano keys which serves as the perfect platform for both taking turns to showcase their ballsy delivery.

Although this neat set of just seven tracks holds a very similar golden urban sound, Redd Tunes’ Rhyme Slinger, to me, also bursts with a fresh and boisterous sound that begs attention. Check it out below…

Must Listens: Crisis, Blurrr, Pioneers, Anagram of Goldz

Tilly Valentine Shares Soulful Single, ‘Retail Therapy’

TILLY VALENTINE‘s latest single ‘Retail Therapy (feat. edbl)’ tells a light-hearted, witty story about shameless quick fixes. Written during the 2020 lockdown, Valentine says: “I wrote ‘Retail Therapy’ after the postman asked why I had so many deliveries! I was distracting myself with quick fixes; instead of rationally seeking therapy, I found retail therapy was a much more appealing alternative!”

Valentine effortlessly reveals her trademark jazzy influences in her latest offering; an elegant vocal which matches effortlessly with horns and soulful beats. With previous spots on New Music Friday, Low-Key and more, Valentine and edbl have collaborated on two previous songs ‘Table for Two’ and ‘Symmetry’, gaining over two million streams with playlistings across Starbucks, Costa and various retail stores.

Hailing a small town in Oxfordshire, Valentine moved to London aged 16 to attend The BRIT School, where her journey began following her debut single. Her tracks soothed the ears of many tastemakers having been awarded “Best Music Video” by Music Republic Magazine for her self-directed video. Since then, her angelic debut EP ‘Nothing Left to Say’, was broadcast by BBC Radio 6 championing her “beautiful pop music”, as did The BBC Introducing Mixtape. Her more recent releases ‘Calendar Girl’ and ‘Gin & Tonic’ have proven her to be a breakthrough artist to watch.

Tilly set the bar really high for 2021 with the addictive single ‘Retail Therapy’, Out now on your favourite music provider. Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Lost – Swindle (ft. Loyle Carner, Kojey Radical & JNR Williams

South London native SWANDLE‘s single ‘LOST’, is bright and emotive, offering lush with bubbling brass, funk laden basslines and soaring synths and strings. The track sees Kojey and Carner exchange conversational bars exploring the themes of success and loss, with JNR Williams smooth vocals on chorus duties – “oh they lost themselves in lying”.

‘LOST’ is Swindle’s first solo release since his 2019 critically acclaimed album No More Normal, that was praised widely by the likes Loud & Quiet, The Wire, Q and CLASH, ‘LOST’ was written last Summer as England’s lockdown lifted breathing new life into a community of artists isolated and able to once again collaborate.

An exceptional stalwart of UK music, throughout his career Swindle has released on a plethora of labels from Butterz, to Deep Medi Muzik, to Brownswood, and collaborated with everyone from D Double E, to Ghetts, to Amaarae, to Mahalia, to Celeste and more. A true sonic chameleon, his efforts has been continually praised across the board with champions in the likes of NME, Resident Advisor, FACT, DJ Mag, RedBull, CLASH as well as major support from BBC Radio 1 tastemakers including Annie Mac, Gilles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs, Target and Clara Amfo.

Expect more music and news coming from Swindle very soon…but for now, have a listen to ‘LOST’ below…

Producer JEZTLS Shares A Powerful Message With Track ‘Affair’

Taken from his self-produced EP, ‘El Paradiso’ JEZTLS‘ latest single , ‘Affair’ sees the producer take the spotlight, providing his own vocals for the first time in his career. The lyrics tackle his experience of sexual assault whilst studying abroad in France.

In just over two minutes, the track deals with the trauma head-on, he glides through vocal styles of singing and rapping, taking influence from the alternative R&B world of James Blake and the grime music he encountered growing up in England.

Speaking on the track he says: “Affair to me is such a representative song. I dealt with so much hurt after being assaulted, I spent two weeks stuck in a tiny room in student accommodation in a foreign country. I was so stunned after it happened, it felt like it took a lifetime to fully process – so when I finally got out of bed and pulled up this beat I’d made for another artist’s session, the truth all fell out.

I’d previously planned to release a collaboration album, it was all set for the end of April, but after the assault it just fell apart and I realised I was the only person that could speak my own truth. It’s funny producing and writing for other people all your life, then one day something clicked and I realised as much as I hate my own voice – singing these songs myself is the most courageous and honest thing I can do as an artist. The structure of Affair fully allowed me to channel the different notions I went through: Denial, Pain and Anger. I’m not a rapper but I knew that I had so much to address in the final verse – it just came out like that.

Watch the official video for ‘Affair’, directed by Luc Chief of Sprayfilms.