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Having shared several singles over the past few months, Dallas-born, LA-based artist Liv.e releases her debut album ‘Couldn’t Wait to Tell You…’. Featuring tracks like ‘I Been Livin’, ‘SirLadyMakemFall’, ‘LazyEaterBetsOnHerLikeness’, ‘Bout These Pipedreams’ and ‘Lessons From My Mistakes…but I Lost Your Number’, the twenty-track project is an amalgamation of classic R&B expertly infused with elements of soul, jazz and hip hop. Dive into the wonderful project here and let Liv.e’s hypnotising vocals and eclectic songwriting wash over you.
London based artist and COLORS alumni Desta French shares an irresistible and explosive new EP in the form of ‘San Lazarus’. An effortless mix of pop and R&B with Latin influences, ‘San Lazarus’ is packed with spicy beats and smooth vocals that shine, strut and sway their way into your heart. Featuring previous favourites like ‘Aguanta’ and ‘Guajira’ which dropped earlier this year, ‘San Lazarus’ is Desta French’s exploration and proclamation of her “cultural identity with no fear”, and that absolutely shines through on each track.
Danish quartet Liss continue to show why they’re one of the most exciting and progressive bands around with their eclectic and soulful new EP ‘Third’. Leading with Bullion-featuring ‘Another Window’, the five-track project also features previous cuts like ‘Waste My Time’ and ‘Off Today’ along with newbies ‘Fool For You’ and ‘Safe With Me’. As always, lead singer Søren Holm’s distinct vocals shine throughout, most prominently on the EP’s closing numbers. Dive into the EP here, it’s a stunner.
London based artist and COLORS alumni Biig Piig aka Jessica Smyth returns with soulful and glittering new single ‘Don’t Turn Around’. Serving as the follow up to previous single ‘Switch’ which dropped in April, ‘Don’t Turn Around’ is a “post breakup, pre glow up tune” that features Biig Piig’s lush vocals over a soothing, funk-filled soundscape. Check out the track and it’s video (directed by BEDROOM) here.
Consider yourself introduced to Austria based singer/songwriter Florence Arman who shines on her shimmering debut single ‘Naked’. Taken from her forthcoming debut EP, ‘Naked’ is riddled with sprinklings of guitar notes and subtle electronics that serve as the perfect soundbed for Arman’s gentle and sweet tones. A song about making yourself vulnerable and opening your life up to someone, ‘Naked’ is a wonderful introduction from this rising artist.
Amsterdam based singer/songwriter Joya Mooi shares soulful and hazy new single ‘Bitter Parts’ which is produced by Sim Fane. The single follows last year’s impeccable ‘The Ease of Others’ as well as ‘Hold You Tight’ which dropped earlier this year and captures the singer’s stunning voice wrapped around the stark, trap-inspired beat penned by Fane. Check out ‘Bitter Parts’ and it’s wonderful music video (directed by Michael Middelkoop) here and keep an eye out for Joya Mooi’s forthcoming EP which is out later this year.
London based singer/songwriter Rachel Huggins shines on ‘Keep Dreaming’, her stunning and uplifting jazz-infused debut EP. Featuring previously released singles ‘Take Control’ and ‘Feels So Good’, the seven-track EP is one of the most captivating and authentic pieces of music you’ll hear all year. Huggins’ impeccably soulful voice shines throughout the project which boasts a sense of timelessness in its detailed production and inspiring songwriting. Tuck into the gorgeous EP here, it’s an absolute stunner!
Swedish duo lennixx (aka Hanna Larsson and Andrea Kallström) return with another dazzling slice of silky R&B with ‘Bold Me’. Having already impressed with their stunning debut EP ‘Split By’ last year, the rising duo take things to another level with latest offering ‘Bold Me’ which encompasses a dreamy, luscious soundscape with the pair’s heavenly vocals magically blending together. Tuck into ‘Bold Me’ here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from lennixx this year.
Indian singer/songwriter and COLORS alumni Prateek Kuhad shares a breathtakingly beautiful new single in the form of ‘Kasoor’. Kuhad’s soft vocals wash over the spirited piano-led instrumentation that boasts hopeful handclaps and gorgeous guitars to create a consoling and heartwarming atmosphere. Enjoy the song here and be sure to check out Prateek’s performance of ‘did you/fall apart‘ for COLORS if you haven’t already.
Montreal based songstress Shay Lia serves up the summery vibes with another delectable cut in the form of ‘All Up To You’. Serving as the follow up to last year’s superb ‘Dangerous’ LP, the rising singer/songwriter continues to showcase her irresistible vocals over a tropical beat that encompasses an ever so smooth and relaxing atmosphere. Dive into the lush soundscapes of ‘All Up To You’ here, it’s a stunner!
London based singer/songwriter Tora releases her powerful debut EP ‘Cavalier’ which features previously released singles ‘Vein’ and ‘Call Your Name’. The five-track EP captures Tora’s brilliant songwriting and unquestionably soothing tones on new tracks ‘Below’ and ‘Escape Room’. With ‘Cavalier’, Tora has cemented herself as one of the most exciting voices around, see for yourself by streaming the gorgeous EP here.
Consider yourself introduced to Belgian singer, songwriter and producer Christine Denamur who dazzles with her magical new single ‘Dust’. The simple, twinkling soundscape serves as the perfect backdrop for the singer’s impeccably smooth and alluring tones to melt your heart. Dive into the serene sounds of ‘Dust’ here, it’s an absolute stunner!
Consider yourself introduced to Canadian singer/songwriter Emanuel who shines on ‘Addiction’, a standout cut from his debut EP ‘Session 1: Disillusion’. Having already impressed with his gorgeous debut single ‘Need You’ (which was accompanied by a music video creative directed by Idris Elba), Emanuel takes things to another level on ‘Addiction’ as his ever so smooth vocals glide across the rich instrumentation. Dive into the soulful cut here and be sure to give his ‘Session 1: Disillusion’ EP a spin too.
Hawaii-born, Long Beach–based songwriter Lionel Boy shares sparkling new single ‘Lately’, taken from his forthcoming debut EP ‘Who Is Dovey?’. Serving as the follow up to previously released singles ‘Lost’ and ‘Summer Fun’, ‘Lately’ is a solemn single that is soundtracked by thumping drums courtesy of Brett Kramer and shimmering guitar lines that carry Lionel Boy’s rich, yearning tones. Check out the single here and keep an eye out for ‘Who Is Dovey?’ which is out June 25th via Innovative Leisure.
Consider yourself introduced to Philly based songstress Andrea Valle who shines on her ethereal and haunting new single ‘Wild’. Accompanied by an other-worldly music video directed by Sarah Nicole Francois, the scintillating track showcases Valle’s gorgeous voice as those soulful tones glide over the NickyDavey-produced soundscape. Check out the sensual and hypnotic single here and keep an eye out for Andrea Valle’s forthcoming EP ‘Lovergirl’ which is out later this month.
Italian born, London based singer/songwriter Stella Talpo shares enchanting and utterly intoxicating new alternative R&B cut ‘Mona’. Backed by glorious acoustic guitars and soft drums, ‘Mona’ is a song that’s inspired by Talpo’s favourite novel ‘The Alchemist’ by Paolo Coelho and is about “divine intervention pushing us towards a destiny that not even we might think we’re capable to pursue”. Check out the haunting single here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Talpo.
Consider yourself introduced to London based outfit RPG (comprised of Río W Guthrie & George Cassavetes) who unveil their striking and silky debut album ‘Kintsugi 金継ぎ’. The ten-track project encapsulates heavenly harmonies and lush soundscapes that are just as soulful as they are smooth on gorgeous singles like ‘Rosegold’ and ‘Insomnia’. Dive into the spellbinding album, which also features previous cuts like ‘Nirvana’ and ‘Saturn’ here.
Texas based artist Leon Bridges teams up with L.A. based jazz artist Terrace Martin on the utterly heart-wrenching and beautiful new single ‘Sweeter’. Soundtracked by a simple electronic beat, it’s Bridges’ soulful tones that capture your attention as you find yourself hooked on each and every utterance of “Hoping for a life more sweeter, Instead I’m just a story repeating”. Check out the jazz-inflected, meditative single here, it’s an absolute stunner.
UK based duo Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher aka Aquilo share another sparkling and haunting new single in the form of ‘Always Forever’. The single serves as a follow up to previously released cuts ‘Sober’ and ‘Just Asking’ and encompasses a twinkling and utterly enchanting atmosphere with the gentle instrumentation washing over those stunning vocals. Check out the heartfelt and emotive single here and keep an eye out for more from Aquilo.
London based singer/songwriter Olivia Dean shines on her utterly emotive and delightfully smooth new single ‘Baby Come Home’. Opening with the gentle strums of the guitar, it’s Dean’s enchanting tones that steal the show here as they wash over the soothing soundscape. A song for “missing the one you love”, ‘Baby Come Home’ serves as the follow up to previously released single ‘Crossroads’ and last year’s ‘Ok Love You Bye’ EP, both of which wonderfully showcase the rising artist’s magnificent songwriting and luxurious vocals.