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Today we have the pleasure in premiering the music video to ‘Roses’, the stunning new single from UK based newcomer Finn Askew. Soundtracked by a superb blend of smooth piano jazz with a lo-fi hip-hop beat, ‘Roses’ captures the nineteen year-old singer/songwriter’s soulful yet sharp sound. Accompanied by equally stunning visuals which you can watch exclusively at COLORS first, ‘Roses’ is just the first taste of what’s to come from this rising artist.
Consider yourself introduced to rising singer/songwriter Emma Rena who impresses on her striking new single ‘Armageddon’ which is lifted from her forthcoming debut EP. Soundtracked by a soft drum-beat, it’s Rena’s unique and dreamy vocals and melodic songwriting that steal the show here. Check out the striking single and it’s accompanying music video here.
Emerging London based producer Sonn teams up with T. Evann on brooding and woozy new single ‘These Days’, lifted from his forthcoming s debut EP ‘something safe’. Serving as the follow up to previous single ‘Rumours’, ‘These Days’ captures Sonn’s signature sound as he fills the soundscape with hazy guitars and lo-fi beat as T. Evann’s fluttery vocals add a certain softness. Check out the track and keep an eye out for ‘something safe’ which is out soon.
Spanish artist Sen Senra (aka Christian Senra) shares magical new single ‘Perfecto’, a wonderful follow up to previously released single ‘Nada Y Nadie’. Opening with gorgeous guitar tones and twinkling piano chords which are topped off by Senra’s delicate falsetto-laden vocals, the track is bolstered by a crisp, trap-inspired beat. As sharp as it is smooth, ‘Perfecto’ is another delightful offering from one of the most exciting Spanish artists around.
Zambia-born, Australia-based artist Jeida Woods returns with a dark and haunting new cut in the form of ‘Ultraviolet’, taken from his upcoming debut EP. With production courtesy of Taka Perry who lays down a dynamic soundbed for Woods to work his magic with those inviting and intimate vocals as he narrates a piercing tale of a dark romance. Check out the single here which is accompanied by an intense and breathtaking visual.
London based newcomer Kay Young shines on brilliant new visual for her latest single ‘Going Through’, taken from her forthcoming debut EP titled ‘Middle Matters’. Straddling between genres, the fabulous track which boasts Young’s exceptional delivery and versatile songwriting is accompanied by an equally arresting music video which is directed by Dylan Hayes. Check out the single and video here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Middle Matters’ which drops August 14th.
Kurdian-Dutch artist Naaz follows up last year’s ‘the beautiful struggle’ with hypnotic and utterly captivating new single ‘Mute Love’. Opening with delicate piano chord progressions, the slow-burning single intensifies in parallel with Naaz’s almost whispered, haunting vocals which slide atop the glitchy electronics that are welcomed along with the chorus. Intimate and emotive, ‘Mute Love’ is Naaz at her very best – check out the track and it’s gorgeous music video here.
London based singer and multi-instrumentalist c. racha follows up his debut single ‘i fell in love with you, so i can fall out’ with another delectable cut in the form of ‘Too Many Sunsets.’. Lifted from his forthcoming debut EP titled ‘EP1’, the track sees the enigmatic singer’s soulful tones glide over a refreshing, rhythmic beat. Check out the single and it’s fuzzy visualiser here and look out for c. racha’s ‘EP1’ (and debut album) both of which are out later this year via South London based label Cotch International.
London based producer and DJ p-rallel links up with COLORS alumni Greentea Peng on the vibrant and atmospheric new single ‘Soulboy’. Taken from his forthcoming EP titled ‘Soundboy’, the single serves as the follow up to previously released cut ‘Packed Bags’, a collaboration with Louis Culture and wonderfully showcases p-rallel’s versatility as a producer. Greentea Peng’s distinct vocals are just as dreamy and hypnotic as the song’s reggae-inspired instrumentation which is the pure embodiment of those warm summer days we long for. Check out ‘Soulboy’ here and keep an eye out for ‘Soundboy’ which is out July 31st.
Philly based singer, songwriter and spoken poet Christinna O shares ‘Hot Head’, a deeply honest and self-reflective single produced by Daniel Lynas (Kanye West, A$AP Rocky). A song about living with bipolar disorder, ‘Hot Head’ is a personal expression of “how hard it is to speak and be heard for your truths, especially as a Black woman, as a queer Black woman”. Christinna’s words paint a picture that is only heightened and more vivid with Lynas’ powerful and driving beat. Listen to the single above and if you haven’t already done so, be sure to listen to Christinna’s ‘Girl In Passing’ EP which was released last year.
Having performed for our HOME/BRED series earlier this year, London based singer/songwriter Matilda Mann shares gorgeous new single ‘As It Is’. The single serves as the lead single to her forthcoming new EP and follows up ‘If That Makes Sense’, her stunning EP which features a collaboration with COLORS alumni Lucy Lu. On ‘As It Is’, Matilda Mann’s consoling, heartwarming tones wash over gentle guitars that create an entirely immersive and intimate atmosphere. Check out the single here and be sure to keep an eye out for her new EP which is out later this year.
Boston based duo Brevin Kim (aka Cal and Bren Paulhus) unveil explosive, genre-bending double single ‘i need water / he doesn’t love her’. Serving as a taster for their forthcoming debut album, ‘i need water’ and ‘he doesn’t love her’ encompass the pair’s shape-shifting sound which incorporates elements of Hip-Hop and Rap with Alternative Rock to create a truly original sound. Check out both singles here and keep an eye out for Brevin Kim’s record which is out later this year.
American R&B duo Dante Jones and Andrew Langston Neely aka THEY. share another stellar offering in the form of ‘Count Me In’ which is lifted from their forthcoming new project. Serving as the follow up to previous cuts like ‘Till I Die’, ‘Stop Playin” and ‘Red Light Green Light’, the single encompasses a raw and gritty atmosphere as vocalist Drew’s raspy vocals glide across those haunting guitars and beats. Check out the single here and be sure to keep an eye out for the duo’s upcoming project which is out later this year.
London based singer, songwriter and producer Piers James serves up the smooth vibes with bouncy new single ‘Can’t Be My Girl’. Soundtracked by a slick trap-inspired beat which features glorious guitar licks and synths, the track sees James alternate between his ever so smooth vocals on the chorus and the sharp and gritty verses. Check out the laid-back single which is taken from his forthcoming project here.
Rising Swedish pop-star-in-the-making Hanna Jäger aka Yaeger teams up with Oscar Scheller on latest single ‘Nosebleed’, the follow up to ‘Peace n War’, a collaboration with Casper The Ghost. Encompassing a lo-fi atmosphere that sees Scheller lay down a slick trap-inspired beat riddled with soft electronics as the pair’s yearning tones wash over the soundscape. Check out the single up top and be sure to look out for more from this rising artist.
Minneapolis based artist and COLORS alumni Dua Saleh addresses police brutality on the reflective and poignant single ‘body cast’ produced by Psymun. A painful depiction of the injustice experienced by the black community, ‘body cast’ is a powerful and utterly heartbreaking song that Dua Saleh has released as a charity single with all proceeds being donated to Black Visions Collective. The single artwork designed by @bradenxlee and @againstgiants lists the names of “unarmed black people killed by police in recent years”.
French act The Hop link up with Jok’Air and Jazzy Bazzy on ‘La prochaine fois’, taken from their forthcoming album ‘220’ which is out this summer. An amalgamation of soul, hip-hop, R&B soundtracked by a trap-inspired beat, the track sees the two artists work their magic effortlessly combining smooth vocals and raw, gritty verses. Vibe to the track here and be sure to keep an eye out for The Hop’s new album ‘220’ which features previous released single ‘Berline noire’ which enlists Jazzy Bazz and Krisy.
Consider yourself introduced to Toronto based singer, songwriter and producer M.I.BLUE and her sparkling and soulful new project ‘Orng’. Each of the three tracks that make up the EP encompass a dreamlike, almost extra-terrestrial energy that is unlike anything you’ll have heard before. The distinct, soulful compositions on ‘SUNLIGHT’ and ‘FEELIN WAYS’ are smothered with M.I.BLUE’s impeccably smooth and versatile vocals to create an entirely haunting and immersive atmosphere. Check out the spectacular project here.
Dutch outfit Feng Suave (Daniël Schoemaker and Daniël de Jong) share dazzling new single ‘Half-Moon Bag’ which is lifted from their forthcoming EP ‘Warping Youth’. Serving as another delectable slice of the pair’s psych-pop, ‘Half-Moon Bag’ will fill you with a sense of serenity as those soothing tones wash over the sensationally smooth and enticing production. Check out the single here and be sure to keep an eye out for the new EP which drops June 26th.
San Diego based musician and visual artist Garrett Seamans aka Postcard Boy shares sparkling new single ‘Flight’ which is taken from his forthcoming new EP called ‘Limbo’. Soundtracked by hazy guitars and a crisp electronic-led beat, it’s Poster Boy’s dreamy vocals that steal the show here as they soar across the breezy soundscape. Check out the dazzling single and it’s self-directed music video here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Limbo’ which is out June 19th.