Song of the Day: Gladiolus – Yvonne Hercules

Singer and self-taught musician YVONNE HERCULES drops her stunning cross-genre single entitled ‘Gladiolus’ into today’s hotspot.

Encompassing of old school blues with a little folk and alternative music, ‘Gladiolus’ explores the movement of Winter into Spring and how this metaphorically corresponds to a journey from a place of death into a place of life or hope. The thought-provoking lyrics are reinforced by Yvonne’s haunting and well-poised vocal.

‘Gladiolus’ is taken from her new EP of the same name and follows her single ‘Roving’, which  received support from Clash magazine, Line of Best Fit, Afropunk, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and others.

This is absolutely breathtaking…have a listen to ‘Gladiolus’

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New Music Video: The Wave – Mercutio

Watch the brand new music video for ‘The Wave’ from MERCUTIO, the lyrically diverse emcee and producer. Currently based in Kent, South East England, MERCUTIO also produced this track, which can be found on a forthcoming release which is due for release late 2018.

Check out the video…

New Music Video: Good Life – Olaedo Ibe

MOBO-nominated singer/songwriter OLAEDO IDE has unveiled the video to her latest single, ‘Good Life’ on Friday.

The four-minute production encompasses the up-tempo vibes of Luke ‘GKID’ Grant-produced banger, where the London songbird’s smooth vocals, along with guest vocalists Leke and Becca Folkes, compels you to sing on top of your lungs!

Written by Olaedo and Luke ‘GKID’ Grant, ‘Good Life’ is taken from her LP ‘Grow To Glow’ set for release this summer.

Check her out below:

EP Review: Brown Eyed Soul Vol.1 – Cherri V

Since the release of single ‘Leave Me Be’ last year, I was eagerly waiting for CHERRI V to drop her EP, ‘Brown Eyed Soul Vol 1’…

…And finally it’s here! As featured in the aforementioned single, the eight-track set boasts the presence of reggae/dub heavy(ish) bass with lucid flow of modern R&B, before switching up to a 90s-inspired slow jam with a slight lick of gospel, through ‘Snapchat Mistress’.

The collection then filters to a faultless piano-led performance through, ‘Situationship’ where you experience and undoubtedly appreciate the true beauty and purity of this London songbird’s well-poised vocals.

Featuring guest vocalists, Sincerely Wilson – who duets with CHERRI V in ‘Situationship’ – and the legendary singer Terri Walker, ‘Brown Eyed Soul Vol 1’ is definitely worth the lengthy wait. Not the one to pass up; check it out below…

Must Listens: (it was REALLY hard to decide) Leave Me Be, Situationship, Swimming

Song of the Day: Loose Ideas – Mike Rogers (ft. Jones, Tiggs Da Author & MYBADD )

Following on from the release of lead single ‘What Should I Do’ in April, producers Mike Mago and Rogerseventytwo – aka MIKE ROGERS – have revealed their second single ‘Loose Ideas’ featuring JONES, Tiggs da Author and MYBADD.

‘Loose Ideas’ is a soulful affair, enlisting the darling vocals of London-born artist Cherie Jones – more commonly known as JONES – the effortless flow of Tiggs da Author; not forgetting vocal, songwriting & production contributions from MYBADD.

With the release of the third single ‘Pretty Ones’ on the horizon, as well as the full release of the EP – stay tuned as MIKE ROGERS prove that they won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

Check out ‘Loose Ideas’.