Genre-Defying Artist Casey Moon Shares Single, ‘Halflight’

Genre-defying multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and half of the production duo Zookids, CASEY MOON is readying the release of ashes, the final installment in a trilogy of EP’s that tells a story about growing up, identity, love and loss. Previously released fountains EP and single ‘glass’ received praise from notable tastemakers such as Wonderland Magazine, Masked Mortal, Fashionably Early, Exclaim! and many more.

Brand new track, “halflight,” is about disassociating from a once familiar place. Casey used to have these moments a lot when going out – having fun with his friends one moment and the next he would be totally out of his body. The song’s production blends the styles of gothic new-wave bands with more modern sounds. Have a listen below…

Marie Dahlstrom Releases Video For BBC Radio 1Xtra-Playlisted ‘Clouds’ ft. Delleile Ankrah

Danish, London based singer and producer MARIE DAHLSTROM has released the video for new single ‘Clouds’, directed by Lennon Gregory (Poppy Ajudha, Sasha Keable). The new single features vocals from MiC LOWRY’s Delleile Ankrah, was produced by Dan Diggas (Mahalia, Central Cee, M Huncho).

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.

‘Clouds’ is the first taste of Marie’s second full length album expected for release later this year – the follow up to her widely acclaimed debut Like Sand. Check out the video for the smooth single below…

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Songs of 2022

Here’s the blog’s top ten songs, which completes the top releases of 2022.

Some of the songs on the list were staples on the NEW LEASE MUSIC weekly charts in 2022, whereas others quietly clocked up heavy amount of streams and views via the blog.

So are you ready to explore the list? Good!

Just in case you missed it, you can view the Top Ten Music video here and Top Ten Albums here.

Have a great weekend!

10. DO IT LIKE THAT – CAITLIN MIN FA

9. DANNY BOY STEWARD – DONE ME WRONG

8. SHARE MY LIFE – RAPHAEL TATE

7. REMEDY – FRENCH THE KID

6. UNCONDITIONAL – DARREN PARRY

5. STRUGGLE BUS – OLTEA FRANCES

4. LORD I NEED YOU NEAR – RAPHAEL TATE

3. DANCING WITH THE ENEMY – JVSTN

2. BOSS (CALL AWAY) – K HARRISON

1. IT ENDS WITH US – APRIL JAI

Song of the Day: By The River – Mermaid Blood

‘By the River’ is a dark and moody alternative R&B piece with soul and pop influences by MERMAID BLOOD. The duo consists of two 23-year-old artists representing Ajax, Ontario, who hope to not only impress listeners with their sound but to connect with their audience through their lyrics chronicling their growing pains and journeys through love, loss, homelessness, sexuality, race, etc. Mermaid Blood are new to the game but hope that everyone can see the potential that they see in themselves. Check them out below…

Song of the Day: Brakes – Capo Corleone x Kuba Więcek

CAPO CORLEONE is an international recording artist and music executive based out of Los Angeles. As the CEO of the highly successful C2 Management and founder and former CEO of Tree4ort Records, his musical endeavors shine bright. The alternative hip-hop artist has solidly embossed himself in global success, honing his international collaboration and artist development like no other.

His latest single ‘Brakes’ in collaboration with notable Polish jazz musician and global producer KUBA WIĘCEK sees the unlikely pairing joining forces to create a hybrid between jazz and hypnotic hip-hop. Blending two worlds blissfully together, ‘Brakes’ showcases transit-inspired melodies, energetic vocal energy and electronic euphony. Initiating their recording ventures virtually, they finally took to the studio in Warsaw to record their latest release. They explain, “It was really magical how quickly we worked together and clicked – we were really inspired by each other and it showed.”

Raised on West Coast artists like Snoop Dogg, 2pac, E-40 and Nate Dogg, Corleone’s latest single ‘Brakes’ epitomizes that ‘on the go’ feeling that never seems to ease up, exploring the idea that you’re running without brakes or the ability to stop. Corleone explains, “The place and time definitely influenced the writing and attitude of my flow and performance. “Running with no brakes on” as I say in the song was exactly how I had been feeling moving from city to city.”

Igniting inspiration to live a life of your own accord, “Brakes” is just the first chapter of Corleone’s and Więceks’ upcoming EP Thank Myself, exploring unparalleled self-gratitude to one’s own accomplishments, remaining strong and succeeding despite life’s obstacles.

Check out the official video for ‘Brakes’ below…