OUT TODAY: BeMyFiasco and TV Star Marcus Callender Share Tender Romance In New ‘U And I’ Video

Lifted from her debut album, ‘Where I Left You’ via +FE Music/EMPIRE, singer-songwriter BEMYFIASCO‘s single, ‘U and I’ speaks to the delicate balance of the Dallas, Texas native’s pursuit of romance in the midst of a demanding music career. What began as a freestyle in a voice memo has now become the most popular song on the album, reaching half a million streams on Apple Music alone.

Out today, the song’s official music video exclusively premiered via BET Soul and is now available on YouTube. Written and directed by Felicia Pride (Grey’s Anatomy, Netflix’s Really Love, OWN’s Queen Sugar, etc.), the video co-stars Marcus Callender (best known for his role as Power in Hulu’s Wu-Tang drama series) and reflects the song’s narrative by offering visual representations of emotional vulnerability, tender affection, and quiet confidence in romance.

Check out the steamy production below…

Song of the Day: Maniac – Shawn Desman

After headlining Drake’s OVO homecoming kick-off, Canadian icon SHAWN DESMAN marks an unprecedented return to the limelight for one of Canada’s biggest musical success stories. This top charting, multi-platinum selling, award-winning artist has created some of the most recognized songs of the past two decades.

Desman comes from a groundbreaking era of Canadian music that paved the way for the next generation of artists we see today. With a deep history of success, he exploded onto the scene, making waves across the country with his signature sound and style. Making his mark on an entire generation of Canadians, Desman achieved incredible accolades including five Platinum selling singles, a Platinum selling album, multiple chart-topping radio hits, and a plethora of awards including a JUNO Award for R&B Sound Recording of the Year, three MMVA’s, and multiple SOCAN Awards for his songwriting.

His latest single, ‘Maniac’, is exactly where he wants to be artistically and musically. Infectious, fun, feel good & nostalgic. Check it out below…

OUT TODAY: Marie Dahlstrom Shares Single, ‘Clouds’ Featuring Delleile Ankrah.

Danish, London based singer and producer MARIE DAHLSTROM has enlisted MiC LOWRY’s Delleile Ankrah for a new single ‘Clouds’ – the first new music to be heard since her 2021 EP ‘Safe Place’.

Widely known for her irresistible R&B-flecked neo soul, new single ‘Clouds’ bursts with positive affirmations: “I keep telling myself / every day I wake up in the morning – I got it”, as Marie and Delleile share verses across the track before uniting on its soaring chorus. Showcasing their respective transfixing vocal prowess, the pair muse on losing yourself – but taking the necessary steps to change things and move forward.

Consistently proving she is one of the most essential voices in contemporary R&B, Marie Dahlstrom is supported and praised widely at press by the likes of Billboard, NPR, The Line Of Best Fit, NYLON, Complex, Wonderland Magazine and more, as well as being listed as a ‘Sleeper Pick’ by Joe Budden (twice) on The Joe Budden Podcast (the most influential podcast in R&B and hip-hop globally). Marie Dahlstrom has also received substantial radio airplay from BBC 1Xtra DJ’s Jamz Supernova, DJ Target, Toddla T and Rinse FM’s Jyoty.

Marie Dahlstrom headlines London’s Lafayette on 6th April 2023. New single “Clouds” ft. Delleile Ankrah is out now via Marie’s own imprint JFH Records. Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Tedious – Xondra

Taken from her much anticipated EP, ‘Tedious & Brief’, released early this month. New York-based singer and songwriter XONDRA‘s single, Tedious’, is a fervent ballad about finding the strength to reclaim time, energy and love.

“It is a song for the people that love so much and so hard that they sometimes forget to save some for themselves; it is for those learning to step out of survival mode and really live in the present,” says Xondra. “’Tedious’ is me putting myself first. It is me allowing myself to to walk through the hard feelings I was having and still be hopeful that good times were coming down the road for me.”

Often blending elements of pop, rock, R&B and indie-pop, her music explores feminist themes with heartbreakingly honest delivery. Through the six-track EP, Xondra shares her experience of being a woman trying to survive in a man’s world. “I wrote this story for all of the people who have been hurt by the people who were supposed to love and keep you safe,” she says. “I wrote Tedious & Brief for all the people learning to speak up even if their voice trembles.”

Have a listen to ‘Tedious’ below…

Listen To Tonee C’s Latest EP ‘Stardust’

TONEE C gets up close and personal on latest project ‘Stardust, the fifth instalment of a project series on his fast rising career.

The word ‘Stardust’ refers to a charismatic quality, feeling or enchanting state or mood.

Speaking about what the new project means to him and his career, he says “My first project ‘PEERLESS VIBES’ symbolized a rose that grew out of the concrete, the music that took off and changed my life. At a point where everybody was hyped up off the same type of rap music, I came along doing my own thing on TNT Vol.1 and UKIYO.

With Stardust I strongly believe it’s God’s will, perfect timing and we’re exactly where we are supposed to be, a project that represents alignment, balance and the fact that all of life’s choices led to this moment”.

The EP processes a dreamy soulful rap and vibe, translating very intimate delivery on each record. Have a listen to ‘Stardust’ below..

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