Sam Ezeh – CRISIS

October 20

Swedish singer, songwriter and producer Sam Ezeh steps into the spotlight with soulful and groove-inflected debut single ‘CRISIS’. Citing the likes of Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar and Prince as inspirations, Sam Ezeh wonderfully navigates the self-produced soundscape of lush guitars and crisp beats as he sings about “escaping your problems, running away from things you know you eventually can’t hide from”. Dive into the vibrant atmospherics of ‘CRISIS’ and it’s equally exceptional self-directed music video here.

House of EL – You Don’t Know My Name

October 16

Dive into the rich and groovy inflections of ‘You Don’t Know My Name’, the latest single from London based artist House of EL. Following the release of previous cut ‘Lazarus’, the new single taps into an old-school 70’s funk soundscape dripping with warbling guitar licks and killer drums to serve as the perfect backdrop for the singer’s impeccably smooth and luscious musings. Check out ‘You Don’t Know My Name’ here and keep an eye out for House of EL’s forthcoming EP which is set to release via his own label WUNDERKIND.

Lou Berry – Inner World

October 9

Parisian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Lou Berry shares his stunning debut full length album ‘Inner World’. Featuring previous singles ‘Is It?’, ‘Mary’s Lies’ ‘Dreamers’ and most recent offering ‘Mine’, the fourteen-track project sees contribution from the likes of LYNN, Gracy Hopkins, Eylia, Hendrix Harris and Ingo and wonderfully captures Berry’s sensational combination of jazz, hip-hop and soul. Listen to ‘Inner World’ in it’s entirety here and douse yourself in the rich, alluring soundscapes.

Gotts Street Park – Everything (ft. Rosie Lowe)

Leeds based three-piece Gotts Street Park share ‘Everything’, their groove-inflected collaboration with COLORS alumna Rosie Lowe. Having produced for the likes of COLORS alumni Greentea Peng, Celeste, Yellow Days and Mabel, the rising act continue to impress with their own material as they get ready to share their ‘Volume Two’ EP later this year. On new single ‘Everything’, GSP seamlessly blends together elements of soul, jazz and hip-hop as Lowe’s soothing tones are smothered on top. Dive into the lush atmospherics of ‘Everything’ here.

dreamcastmoe – Bend Backwards

September 27

DC native Davon Bryant a.k.a. dreamcastmoe unveils groovy new single ‘Bend Backwards’ which is taken from his new EP ‘Lamont’. The single follows ‘301-341-7207’ which dropped in August and is packed with a funk-filled soundscape that boasts a warbling bass and kicking beat that’s topped off by Bryant’s slick vocal delivery. Dive into ‘Bend Backwards’ here and be sure to give ‘Lamont’ a spin when it drops next month via L.A. based label In Real Life.

KAMAUU – MANGO (ft. Adeline)

September 8

If you’re looking for a track to get your groove on, look no further than ‘MANGO’ (produced by Nightshade), the latest offering from New York based artist KAMAUU. A collaboration with Adeline, who lends her gorgeous tones, ‘MANGO’ is a sugary sweet funk-fest which boasts the grooviest of guitar licks and KAMAUU’s irresistible falsetto-laden vocals. Check out the dazzling single and it’s wonderful music video (which is directed by KAMAUU himself) here.

Patoranking – BLACK GIRL MAGIC

August 28

International reggae star and COLORS alumni Patoranking shares funk-filled single ‘BLACK GIRL MAGIC’ from his newly released album ‘THREE’. Overflowing with groove, the single is an empowering and uplifting cut that sees the Nigerian artist’s infectious melodies and silky tones sweep across the funky guitars and energetic drums. Check out the brilliant single here and be sure to watch Patoranking’s COLORS performance of ‘Feelings’ from earlier this year if you haven’t already done so.

LEISURE – Spark It Up

August 15

New Zealand based outfit LEISURE follow up previous release ‘Slipping Away’ with equally breezy new single ‘Spark It Up’. Awash with groovy guitar lines and soaring falsetto-laden vocals that ride the drumbeat with ease, ‘Spark It Up’ is lifted from the band’s forthcoming ‘SIDE A’ EP which is out October 30th. Dive into the dazzling single here, it’s an absolute stunner!

Premiere: Pink Matter – You’ll Never Know

August 12

Premiering here at COLORS, Brisbane based three-piece Pink Matter unveil their glorious new single ‘You’ll Never Know’. Co-produced with close collaborator Harvey Sutherland, the track blends together infectious pop melodies with soulful vocals that sweep across the shimmering soundscape. Check out the single and it’s brilliant music video here and see why Pink Matter are one of the most exciting bands to come out of Australia this year.

snny – Postmodern Black

August 5

Ivory Coast-born, Iceland-based snny shares a groovy and gritty new single ‘Postmodern Black’, the latest offering from his forthcoming debut album. With production courtesy of LEFTI who lays down sprawling guitar licks and powerful drums, ‘Postmodern Black’ shines brighter with snny’s shimmering and soft vocals to juxtapose the relentless instrumentation. Dive into the funk-filled atmospherics of the single here and be sure to check out snny’s most recent EP titled ‘Otito’ which dropped earlier this year.

Bandalos Chinos – Sin Señal

July 29

Dive into the groove-inflected soundscapes of ‘Sin Señal’, the latest offering from rising Argentina-based outfit Bandalos Chinos. Accompanied by a retro music video directed by Tomás Terzano, the track encompasses an ever so relaxing and chilled out atmosphere as those funk-filled guitars and sensational synths carry those equally majestic and dreamy vocals with ease. Check out the fabulous single and video, which follows previous cuts ‘Mi Manera De Ser’ and ‘AYNMG’ here.

Kalisway – Durag

July 20

Introducing Toronto based newcomer Kalisway who is a force to be reckoned with on her infectious and funk-filled new single ‘Durag’. Having already impressed earlier this year with her marvelous debut EP ‘CREAM’ which features standout cuts like ‘Cherry’, ‘Hot Pockets’ and ‘Groove’, the rising artist continues to deliver her delectable slice of soulful vibes with ‘Durag’. Dive into the vibrant single here, it’s an absolute bop from start to finish.

SAULT – UNTITLED (Black Is)

June 19

Enigmatic group SAULT follow up 2019’s ‘5’ and ‘7’ albums with another stellar project in the form of ‘UNTITLED (Black Is)’. The empowering and utterly captivating record, which features a collaboration with COLORS alumni Michael Kiwanuka, boasts twenty spellbinding cuts that wonderfully showcase SAULT’s poignant songwriting and vibrant atmospherics. With ‘UNTITLED (Black Is)’, SAULT continues to show why they’re one of the most innovative and exciting acts around in music today.

Synead – The Rifts

Ride the groove with Brooklyn based singer/songwriter Synead (pronounced sin-aid) on her delectable new single ‘The Rifts’. Soundtracked by a funk-filled beat penned by George Stroud and Jens Dahl Thomsen, the track is taken to new heights by Synead’s soothing and rich vocals that are topped off by the most heavenly of harmonies. Check out the fantastic single here and be sure to put Synead’s previous cuts like ‘Whirlwind’ and ‘Spin’ on rotation too.

MXXWLL – SHEEESH

May 25

Having released a number of stellar mixtapes over the past few years, Sydney based producer MXXWLL unveils his highly anticipated debut full length album ‘SHEEESH’ which enlists the likes of Kyle Dion, SiR and Aloe Blacc. Featuring previously released single ‘LIGHT TURN GREEN’ (a collaboration with John Givez, Rae Khalil and Carrtoons) and ‘THINGS U DO’, the seventeen-track record is filled to the brim with the producer’s enticing and scintillating productions. On ‘SHEEESH’, MXXWLL finds the perfect sweet spot by blending together G-Funk with 90’s and 00’s R&B to create a super chilled out atmosphere from start to finish.

Yellow Days – Treat You Right

George van den Broek aka Yellow Days returns with a dazzling, groove-inflected new single in the form of ‘Treat You Right’. Since his spectacular COLORS performance of ‘So Terrified Of Your Own Mind‘ back in 2017, the singer/songwriter has gone onto release a slew of stunning cuts like ‘What’s It All For?’, ‘Just When’ and ‘It’s Real Love’. New offering ‘Treat You Right’ marks his first release of the year, and it’s an absolute stunner. Dive into the old-school, funk-filled cut here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Yellow Days.

Jessie Ware – Ooh La La

London based songstress Jessie Ware unveils sparkling new single ‘Ooh La La’ which is lifted from her forthcoming fourth studio album ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’. Serving as the follow up to previously released cuts like ‘Mirage (Don’t Stop)’, ‘Adore You’ and ‘Spotlight’, this funk-filled gem boasts the nastiest bassline you’ll have heard in quite a while. Add Ware’s playful and buttery smooth vocals into the mix, and you’ve got yourself an absolute bop – groove out to the single here and keep an eye out for ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ which is out 19th June.

Tommy Newport – Marigold

Kansas based artist Tommy Newport unveils striking new single ‘Marigold’, an energetic slice of indie rock packed with groove. Last summer, Newport treated us to a stellar performance of ‘Movie Screen’ a standout cut from his ‘Tommy Gun’ EP as well as wowed in his COLORS HOME / BRED session earlier this week. Serving as the follow up to ‘Someone Like Me’ which dropped earlier this year, ‘Marigold’ packs a punch with a hard-hitting, funk-filled beat as Newport lays down his charming musings. Check out the single here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Newport.

blackwave. – Bittersweet Baby

April 18

Belgium based hip hop duo consisting of rapper Jay Atohoun and singer-producer Willem Ardui share sensational new single ‘Bittersweet Baby’ (produced by Konteks). A blistering number that blends together everything from soul, funk, hip hop, R&B and jazz, ‘Bittersweet Baby’ is one of those tracks that keeps on giving with each listen as you discover subtle nuances that you may have missed on early spins. Check out the track and it’s monochromatic visual directed by Heleen Declerq here and if you haven’t already done so, be sure to give their debut album ‘ARE WE STILL DREAMING?’ a spin too.

FKJ & Bas – Risk

April 16

French producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Vincent Fenton aka Fkj teams up with Queens’ Bas on the fiery ‘Risk’ which is lifted from the former’s latest EP ‘Ylang Ylang’. Released last year, the stunning single, which sees the pair work their magic over a genre-bending beat is accompanied by a superb and artistic music video directed by Lossapardo. Enjoy the groovy song and it’s video here and be sure to give ‘Ylang Ylang’ a spin too if you haven’t already.