Premiere: Staged Happiness (Single) – Theo Noble

Now here’s something spanking fresh…brand new artist, THEO NOBLE drops his debut single, ‘Staged Happiness’ today on reputable downloads/streaming sites.

Among the misty smooth afterhours tones and the forceful electro drive, Theo gives a glimpse into his world of putting up the pretence of being in a solid relationship, just to show everyone that’s he and his significant other are ‘happy’, conveyed through his soulfully tranquil vocals.

Theo will feature on DJ Titus’ EDM number, ‘Gone’ coming out next Friday, 11th September via Dutch DJ Hardwell’s label Revealed Recordings… look out for that…but for now, check out Theo’s ‘Staged Happiness’ below…

Song of the Day: Just My Luck – Her Songs

HER SONGS is a global female collective of producers, musicians, songwriters and artists. United by a mutual mission to shine a light on female producers and artists and to celebrate female collaboration, the group shares single ‘Just My Luck’, the second single to be lifted from upcoming EP ‘Toronto Vol. 2’, out tomorrow (14th August).

Consisting of London based Dane Marie Dahlstrom, Brooklyn based Colombian Dani Murcia, Christchurch New Zealand-based Emily C Browning, French Londoner The Naked Eye and London based Emmavie – Her Songs have a sound that traverses genres including neo-soul, R&B and pop.

‘Just My Luck’ finds the group taking cues from the 90’s and early 2000’s R&B pop hits of their youth. A song which celebrates all members of the group’s widespread backgrounds, cultures and talents, the lyrics are written in 3 different languages; English, Spanish and French and features all 5 girls’ voices, instrumentation – and is produced by Emmavie.

Fusing together intricate guitar passages, stunning vocal harmonies, and slick R&B production – the lyrics were are borrowed from titles of Musiq Soulchild songs, one of the girls’ key points of inspiration for the project.

Written, recorded, and produced together over the course of a week in an open-plan Airbnb in Toronto in 2019 – the new single and upcoming EP follow Her Songs’ previously released ‘Toronto Vol. 1’ EP, and 2018’s ‘Los Angeles’ EP.

Have a listen to ‘Just My Luck’ below…

French Producer J-Zen Taps Kid Abstrakt For Uplifting Summer Vibes In ‘Vibrations’ Video

French producer J-ZEN recently tapped West Coast MC KID ADSTRAKT for his single “Vibrations” (or “Vibrações” in Portuguese), which comes from his new album, ‘Standa Lone’.

Originally titled ‘Summer,’ the instrumental took on a whole new meaning once Kid Abstrakt wrote to it. The song was only partially done when Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in January. The deaths had a profound impact on the Los Angeles native, but also taught him a valuable lesson.

“When I heard J-Zen’s beat, I imagined having açaí on a hot summer day in Los Angeles. We wanted to capture a feel good vibe but also share a message about appreciating everything you have while it’s still right in front of you. After Kobe & Gigi passed, I knew I had to live life to the fullest every single day.” – Kid Abstrakt

The William Andrade-directed music video reflects the song’s warmth and poignant message in the most fitting way possible. Hit play on the video below…

Hip-Hop Duo Smoothe Hours Drops Brand New Track, ‘Red Room’

An intimate introduction to upcoming debut EP, ‘Darkest Before Dawn’ – set for release later this month – SMOOTHE HOURS‘ afterhours effort, ‘Red Room’, chronicles the first-hand experience of a climactic night, starting with infatuation by a dancer and taking things further by going to a private room, the red lights representing love and passion within the moment.

“We wanted to illustrate the seriousness of love and different aspects of affection, whether in a relationship or single. Sometimes the natural desire for sexual fulfilment outweighs the feeling of love. Sending out an invite to the Red Room can be compared to a mating call which is a primal instinct of human nature” – Smoothe Hours

Check out ‘Red Room’ below…