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If you’re looking for a song that will warm your heart and soul, look no further than ‘Once’, the new single by Swedish singer and songwriter Anna Leone. Since sharing her intimate and stunning A COLORS SHOW of ‘Wandered Away‘ in 2018, Leone went on to share her debut EP of the same name and returned last year for the equally gorgeous ‘Wandering’. With ‘Once’, which arrives with a stunning music video shot on The Azores created alongside Savannah Setten, the Stockholm native evokes a sense of freedom as she sings about embracing “what once was in order to move forward”. Drift away to the quietly surreal and delicate intonations of ‘Once’ here.
Seventeen year-old Scottish songwriter and producer Dillon van Rensburg aka dvr shares delightful new single ’16 (demo)’. Lifted from his brilliant new EP titled ‘u can call me dillon’, the gorgeous single was performed on Dillon’s school piano and was recorded in a single take on Dillon’s phone when he was 16. Accompanying the track, is an equally arresting music video directed by Aliyah Otchere which too, was recorded in a single take. Check out ’16 (demo)’ and keep an eye out for ‘u can call me dillon’ which is also out today.
L.A. based indie-folk artist Mal unveils ‘In Free Fall’, her gorgeous debut EP which is inspired by the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe and Leslie Feist. Released alongside an online VR visual exhibition, the seven-track project showcases Mal’s poetic storytelling over incredibly atmospheric and immersive soundscapes on highlights like ‘Night’, ‘Bluebird’ and closer ‘By The Ocean’. Immerse yourself in Mal’s wondrous sounds and stream ‘In Free Fall’ here.
Toronto-based Persian-Dutch singer and songwriter KIANA kicks off the new year with the release of lush new single ‘September’. Serving as the follow up to last year’s ‘Lesson’ and ‘off of this’, the delectable cut boasts a slick beat penned by Arham and sukh as KIANA’s soothing tones wash over to create a sense of peace and tranquility. Check out the feel good song here, it’s a stunner!
L.A.-born, London-based singer/songwriter Celeste shares ‘Love Is Back’, a sparkling new cut from her forthcoming debut album ‘Not Your Muse’. Released on December 31st, the gorgeous single encompasses an enriching and uplifting atmosphere with its twinkling soundscape serving as the perfect backdrop for the COLORS alumna to lay down her golden tones. Check out ‘Love Is Back’ here and keep an eye out for ‘Not Your Muse’ which is out February 26th and also features previous single ‘A Little Love’.
Canadian duo Daniel Daley and Paul “Nineteen85” Jefferies tease their new dvsn album ‘Amusing Her Feelings’ with festive new single ‘Blessings’. Serving as the follow up and accompaniment to this year’s ‘A Muse In Her Feeling’ record, the single encompasses an uplifting and spiritual aesthetic with gorgeous piano led melodies and a soothing beat carrying Daley’s impeccably silky tones with ease. Dive into ‘Blessings’ here and keep an eye out for ‘Amusing Her Feelings’ which is set to drop early next year.
Dominican/Mexican-American singer Ambar Lucid rounds off the year with the release of serene, beautiful new single ‘Lolita’. The New Jersey-based artist’s single follows this past autumn’s ‘Head Down’ and serves as the latest offering since her album ‘Garden of Lucid’ dropped this Spring. Accompanied by a gorgeous visual shot at sunset and directed by TheVideoBoy, ‘Lolita’ is a stunning ode to Ambar’s mother as she delivers her affecting words in both English and Spanish. Check out ‘Lolita’ here and keep an eye out for more from Ambar Lucid in 2021.
Rising Nigerian-American singer/songwriter Serena Isioma (pronounced “e-seeohma”) shares their terrific new EP ‘The Leo Sun Sets’. Featuring previous gems like ‘Blue Sky’, the gritty yet ethereal ‘King’ and powerful cut ‘Stop Calling The Police On Me’, the project brilliantly illustrates Isioma’s versatility as a vocalist, songwriter and musician. Each song on the EP is wrapped up in a range of sounds that take elements from many influences, but what makes ‘The Leo Sun Sets’ is the way in which the tracks are expertly threaded together by Isioma’s superb storytelling. Stream the EP in its entirety here and see why Serena Isioma is a name to keep an eye on in the coming years.
Jamaican singer/songwriter Sevana unveils the uplifting and heartwarming visual for ‘Blessed’, a stand out from her new EP ‘Be Somebody’ which dropped this past summer. Directed by Yoram Savion, the clip “follows the story of a woman lost in the wilderness” and serves as a metaphor for Sevana’s “spiritual growth”. Check out the gorgeous visual here and be sure to give ‘Be Somebody’, which features standout single ‘Mango’ too if you haven’t already done so.
London based producer and multi-instrumentalist cktrl aka Bradley Miller unveils ‘robyn’, his stunning new EP which follows up last year’s ‘COLOUR’ project. Setting the scene wonderfully with the transcendent instrumentation of ‘dreams of you, are too much to speak.’, the four-track project captures cktrl’s exploration of the “physical form of heartbreak” whilst reflecting on the pain and “journey of healing”. With ‘robyn’, cktrl has crafted a piece that soothes and heals your heart; it’s an absolute stunner from start to finish.
South East London-based artist Harve teams up with Stockholm-born, London-based artist Fatima on their delectable new single ‘Anything’. Produced alongside Josh Scarbrow, the single embodies a blissfully smooth and calming atmosphere as Harve and Fatima lay down their silky vocals over the electronic and piano-led instrumentation. Check out the uplifting cut here and be sure to keep an eye out for Harve’s forthcoming sophomore EP which is set to drop early next year.
US-based multi-disciplinary artist ADIV teases his forthcoming debut project with the release of his fantastic new single and video ‘Blue Gene’. Serving as the follow up to previous cuts ‘Time’ and ‘Nothing Dies’, the sparkling cut encompasses a slick soundscape comprising crisp drums and gorgeous basslines that are smothered with ADIV’s impeccably smooth and soothing tones. Check out ‘Blue Gene’ and it’s equally stunning music video here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising artist in the new year.
London-based singer/songwriter Matilda Mann, who performed for our HOME/BRED series earlier this year, shares her stunning new EP ‘Because I Wanted You To Know’. Featuring previous singles ‘Happy Anniversary, Stranger’, ‘As It Is’ and ‘Japan’, the five-track EP is rounded off with the gentle inflections of ‘Robbed’ and gritty, guitar-laden atmospherics of closing track ‘Paper Mache World’. Stream ‘Because I Wanted You To Know’ in its entirety here.
Miami-born, Texas-based singer/songwriter ROZET unveils the captivating music video to her brilliant new single ‘Rigamarole’. Following her magnificent debut offering ‘Phantom City’ which dropped earlier this year, ‘Rigamarole’ is accompanied by a clip that reflects the pain endured by the black community in a Trump-led America and wonderfully captures the track’s empowering and ruthless sentiment. Check out the striking visual to ‘Rigamarole’ here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising artist.
Boston-born, London-raised vocalist and songwriter Kenzie TTH (fka Kenzie) shares another sparkling cut in the form of ‘Needed More’. Taken from her forthcoming new EP which is out early 2021, ‘Needed More’ serves as the follow up to recent cut ‘Losing Sleep’ and sees the artist lay her gorgeous tones over an icy trap-inspired beat. A vibe from start to finish, check out the brilliant single here.
COLORS premieres the gorgeous new single from emerging South African singer/songwriter TheSymphny titled ‘Break Me Down’. Serving as the follow up to singles ‘Honour For Life’ and ‘Up For You’ both of which were released earlier this year, ‘Break Me Down’ sees the Johannesburg-based artist croon his way into our hearts with his gentle, soulful tones sweeping across the equally rich and soothing instrumentation with ease. Dive into the spellbinding single premiering at COLORS here, it’s an absolute stunner.
Consider yourself introduced to London based duo NEL who follow up their debut EP ‘In Case You Change Your Mind’ with incredible new single ‘Rules’. Soundtracked by a crisp beat topped off with sizzling synths and vibrant electronic flourishes, the single is lifted by those soulful tones that are delivered with just the right amount of bite. A breath-taking and utterly captivating single from start to finish, ‘Rules’ is one of the standout cuts of the year and cements NEL as one of the most exciting artists around.
UK-based songstress Jamilah Barry steps back into the spotlight with soulful new single ‘Glitter’, the lead single from her forthcoming, highly-anticipated new EP. Paired with eerie, bass-heavy soundscapes, it’s Barry’s impeccably smooth and lovelorn vocals that steal the show here as she sings about seeing past the glitter of the honeymoon phase of a relationship. Dive into the rich atmospherics of ‘Glitter’ here and keep an eye out for Jamilah’s upcoming EP titled ‘Romance Me’.
Consider yourself introduced to the lush atmospherics of ‘Hold Me’, the glorious new single from rising singer, songwriter and producer shiv aka Siobhan McClean. The Zimbabwe-born, Paris-based artist crafts a gorgeous sonic palette boasting stunning brass elements and a crisp beat to serve as the perfect backdrop for those endearing tones. Check out ‘Hold Me’, a song about self-discovery and be sure to look out for shiv’s forthcoming debut EP ‘Me 2 Me’ which is out next month.
Chicago-born, New York-based singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist KeiyaA unveils the stunning visual to her standout single ‘I! Gits! Weary!’. Lifted from her brilliant ‘Forever, Ya Girl’ project which dropped earlier this year, the spellbinding clip which is directed by Ryosuke Tanzawa follows the Brooklyn native across parks and train stations interspersed with shots of jump rope crew the Jazzy Jumpers Family. Check out the video above and don’t forget to put KeiyaA’s magnificent debut album ‘Forever, Ya Girl’ on rotation too.