Christmas Song: Don’t Need Nothing Else This Christmas – Darren Parry

DARREN PARRY delivers the first Xmas song on NEW LEASE MUSIC titled ‘Don’t Need Nothing Else This Christmas’. The soft rock/pop number is now available on all download/streaming sites – so grab yourself a copy for the festive season!

For now, watch the chirpy video for the single below:

 

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Song of the Day: Green Porcelain – Rebecca Phillips

REBECCA PHILLIPS makes her entry on the blog’s top spot with latest offering ‘Green Porcelain’.

The R&B Experimentalist delicately lay her rich vocals over a glitchy, electronic soundscape that lures you right into her world.

On the release, Rebecca says: “Green Porcelain may be beautiful to look at but it’s a cold material and can shatter easily. Ultimately the track explores fragility framed through multiple guises and visual metaphors, mostly in the form of physical materials and textures. It could be asking the listener: can you enjoy a connection when it’s striking appearance leaves you emotionally distant?”

The North Londoner’s debut ‘Burnt Peach’ received praise from the likes of i-D, CLASH, Resident Advisor to name a few – as well as receiving radio play from BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova.

Click play on ‘Green Porcelain’…and if you like what you hear, look out for the Addison Groove Remix and Official Video before the end of the year.

New Music Video: You Saw The Devil In Me – Liam Bailey

Nottingham soul musician LIAM BAILEY is marching on with his highly anticipated comeback, already garnering support from Clash Magazine, Complex, BBC 1Xtra, Earmilk and SoulBounce, among others, as he gears up to release his fourth studio EP titled Brand New on February 1, 2019. Today, he double backs with the EP’s excellent second single ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ and its accompanying visuals, premiered via Billboard.

Written by LIAM BAILEY and produced by frequent collaborator on this new project, Rich Cooper, whose previous production credits include work for Banks, Lucy Rose, Billie Marten and Tom Odell, ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ is an introspective and thought-provoking piano ballad backed by minimalist yet stirring string arrangements and gospel choral backing vocals, over which LIAM BAILEY bares his heart out, about facing his inner demons.

The visuals for ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ see Liam Bailey collaborating once again with James Beale, who directed the video for his recent single ‘Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her’ featuring Maverick Sabre. Beale also directed the visuals for Temples’ ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’ and Lion’s ‘Self Control’, as well as previous work for Adidas, Meadowlark and River Island. Filmed in Bulgaria, the visuals are stripped back, and allow for the record to take centre stage and grip the audience.

From his debut EPs, which were released by Amy Winehouse, his UK top 5 single with Chase & Status, and his seminal debut album, to collaborations with the likes of Gorillaz and Salaam Remi, touring with Paloma Faith and Ellie Goulding, and support from Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Jools Holland, LIAM BAILEY continues to be one of the finest voices and purest talents in British soul…check out the video below…

New Track: Ronaldo – Nick Brewer

NICK BREWER has been on somewhat of a journey over the last few years. From a top 20 hit with ‘Talk To Me’ on Island Records, to seemingly disappearing. But Nick has been slowly but surely building back up over the past 18 months, regularly releasing new material to acclaim from a new generation.

The ‘Sidelines’ EP is Nick’s first EP since 2015. Nick explores the realities of what it feels like being on the sidelines. Watching everything unfold in front of you knowing that you can make an impact if you take one step forward. The EP also features guest appearances from KREEA, FAVELA and vocals from Kadeem Tyrell.

The second single from the EP ‘Ronaldo’ – out now – features soundbites from John Motson depicting Nick’s recent highs and lows, similarly to those of Ronaldo (No.9). Each verse sees Nick playing with words just as poetic as a football at the feet of Ronaldo.

On the track Nick says “Brazil’s Ronaldo is a legend. Watching him rip up numerous world cups while I was growing up is something I will never forget, and this song is a way of paying homage to him, while also making a statement about myself and how I aspire to have a similar impact in the music world.”

Nick will be performing at Bermondsey Social Club (London) next Monday (10th December) –  a night not to miss. For now, check out Nick’s sizzling track below…

New Track: Stay Woke – Maj

From the streets of South London, MAJ released his new record ’Stay Woke’ via his own independent label Sound Familiar.

Coining the popular phrase ’Stay Woke’ for his new single, MAJ sends out words of warning as he delves into certain ordeals that men, women, couples and friends are faced with in today’s society. With an uplifting melodic rap style of UK hip-hop, he sends the message to stay woke and not be manipulated into believing the falsities that surround us daily.

Having previously been nominated for an Unsigned Music Award and landing a sync deal with MTV, MAJ has been perfecting his craft from a young age. Turning his talents to education by completing a National Diploma in Music Technology, the rapper also took major influence from Hip-Hop greats such as Bone Thugs N Harmony, Snoop Dogg, Biggie Smalls, evident in his storytelling and rap approach.

Now on his path to create his own music and release it independently, MAJ delivers his first release ’Stay Woke’. check out the video below….