New Music Video: Blow: Matt Blvck

After releasing his newest single ‘Blow’ back in May, UK’s next male R&B break-out star, MATT BLVCK has recently dropped the visuals to accompany the catchy classic R&B tune and popular number ‘Nia’ taken from his second EP, ‘After Party’.

Hailing from South London,  MATT BLVCK has received continuous support from official Spotify playlists Spotify & Chill and Slow Jamz for his previous single ‘Nia’, and recent support from the newest Spotify UK RNB playlist for his latest single ‘Blow’

Writing for over three years and recording for over two, the slick soulful contender writes about the build up and breakdown of relationships, love and loss, and his change in focus. ‘Blow’ features a catchy acoustic hook atop a sexy RnB beat paired with Matt’s distinctive vocals which switch from sultry singing to a more urban spoken word.

Creating sexy R&B jams and sitting in a gap that has been missed over the past couple of years, Matt is growing in popularity within the R&B scene whilst paving the way with his own distinctive sound which plays on old school R&B inspired by the likes of Usher, whilst still remaining current and fresh.

Check out the visuals for ‘Blow’ via GRM Daily.

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Song of the Day: Elizabeth – Jerhiame

JERHIAME‘s latest single ‘Elizabeth’ earned a well deserved place on today’s hotspot for its atmospheric fusion of electro and R&B with the young newcomer delivering a pretty woeful tale of ‘the one’ who broke his heart…and hoping that karma will catch up with her.

Coming from a musical inclined family, listening to the likes of B.B. King, Michael Jackson and Prince from a very young age, the singer/songwriter from Louisiana released his debut single, ‘Sad Song’ in 2016, which quickly cranked up his fanbase and thousands of streams on Spotify. Released back in February, ‘Elizabeth’ carries on the hype, receiving great reception from several college campuses and earning spots of Spotify playlists.

JERHIAME is currently working on his EP…be sure to look out for that…but for now, witness a star-on-a-rise and check out ‘Elizabeth’.

Interview with: Kyle Lettman

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It’s been almost a year since KYLE LETTMAN graced his presence on NEW LEASE MUSIC with his epic EP, When It Rains. So it’s an absolute privilege for this smooth R&B crooner to take time out of his busy schedule and give us the lowdown of his near future projects – and more. So I hope you guys are ready!

NLM: First of all, thank you for agreeing to do an interview with NEW LEASE MUSIC.

KL: Thank you for showing an interest in what I’m doing, it means a lot.

NLM: Tell us what projects you’re working on at the moment?

KL: Right now I’m in the process of recording an album, whilst also working with my team on promotional music and material that introduces a dance & versatility aspect to my artistry. There’s also some special features coming up to look out for…trust me we have a lot going on at the moment!

NLM: What is your favourite project to date and why?

KL: Hmm.. I love all the projects I’ve done so far because I feel like they’ve all taught me something and I’ve grown from each musical experience, so I couldn’t just pick one haha. However, I could pick a favourite song…which would be Matter Of Time from the Under Construction project. I feel like it’s one of the best songs I’ve written in my short career.

NLM: You were in a R&B/pop group called Fundamental. How does being in a band compare to flying solo?

KL: No comparison, it’s like you’re using a completely different muscle set altogether. With the group, I had my brothers on stage with me and that made performing easier. Going solo means that I have to cover all the bases on my own whilst also doing all the entertaining. Although being in a group is easier, flying solo forces maturity and has more personal rewards.

NLM: You’ve written some lyrics for some of the credible artists in the industry – Frank Ocean, Ne-Yo, Nicole Scherzinger, Kele Le Roc, Varren Wade. What’s it like working with these heavyweights?

KL: I wouldn’t say for, working “with” is more accurate, lol! I could definitely tell you some stories but all in all, each credible artist is just a normal person who happens to be well-known. Frank Ocean and Fundamental 03 practically grew up together while we lived and worked in LA. Neyo is actually a pretty respectful person and really easy to work with -his songwriting skills are a lot better than people think. Kele Le Roc is a beautiful woman inside and out, our duet was the 1st time I was granted a chance at songwriting without the guys from Fundamental… and she was lovely enough to allow that to happen. Varren Wade & Jermaine Riley will be my Brothers for EVER haha.

NLM: How would describe your sound to potential fans? Would you compare yourself to any of your music influences of today?

KL: Hmm… I wouldn’t compare myself but I am definitely a reflection of the artists I love, i.e Usher, Ginuwine, Janet & Michael Jackson. My sound is heavily based in R&B & Soul, but not exclusive to those genres.

NLM: What mainstream (or even indie) artists you’re into at the moment?

KL: I’d love to work with Emeli Sandé and I’m pretty sure that’ll happen in the not so far future.

NLM: If you had a choice to collaborate with just ONE mainstream artist, who would it be and why?

I’d work with Chris Brown or Drake as the truth is whoever they co-sign gets noticed lol. But apart from the obvious, I’d love to work with Lela James, Pixie Lott, James Bay or Ed Sheeran.

NLM: If you were granted three wishes to change the music industry today, what would they be?

NLM: Bring back how music felt in the 90s, unfortunately nowadays there’s literally nothing like that feeling. Bring back Hip Hop too, I miss the Busta Rhymes, DMX, Lisa Left Eye Lopez and the Eve’s. Finally to bring back proper artist development, more raw, real and unique talent such as Prince. Rather than those who have been almost formulated by the music industry to look and sound a certain way.

NLM: How can potential fans make contact with you?

NLM: My Instagram & Twitter is @KyleLettman
Website is KyleLettman.com

Upcoming Release: Celebrate – Jordan Morris

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Taking on the classic sound of UK garage music, JORDAN MORRIS is set to release track Celebrate through IQMG Records

The beat skipping kick drums married with the reggae guitar riff lay the foundations to the track as the tempo bubbles and flows, leading in to the vibesy hook.

Having previously collaborated with Dappy and Faith SFX, Jordan has continued to carve his musical niche, perfecting his current sound for forthcoming debut EP Discovery due for release in 2016.  Revealing that he’s been working with super producers such as P2J and writers ‘Roc-City’, responsible for hits for Usher, Rihanna & Ciara, the EP marks  great depth and talent from this upcomer in a way that hasn’t previously been heard.

Celebrate is out on 24th December via iTunes.

 

Song of the Day: Backsliding – Scarlet Baxter

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Today’s song is Backsliding by singer/songwriter SCARLET BAXTER. The single is the first release from her upcoming EP, Stuck.

Described as ‘LAURYN HILL meets JIMI HENDRIX, the London-born soul/pop newcomer has already turn heads of the biggest names in the music industry. Her music was featured on London’s BBC Introducing with Gavin as well as supporting LESTER CLAYTON on stage.

Having worked with a string of notable producers  who worked alongside MICHAEL JACKSON, USHER and CHRIS BROWN, this songstress’  stardom is set to continue with her catchy EP. Backsliding is  a great introduction to her soulful and in-your-face vocals. …go on and have a listen.

Backsliding will be available from 18th August on Amazon.