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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.
London based artist Yasmin Leigh impresses on electrifying new single ‘Sweet Tooth’, taken from her newly released ‘Sub Mixtape’. Driven by grungy guitars and spirited drums that are backed up by Leigh’s energetic vocals, ‘Sweet Tooth’ is one of those infectious numbers that get your heart pumping from the get go. Check out the single here and be sure to give ‘Sub Mixtape’ a spin too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 producer MODEL 86 returns with ‘So We’re Here Then’, a crisp, electronic-led single that serves as a taste of his forthcoming debut album. A striking combination of sounds, the single brings to mind the glittering atmospherics of SOPHIE, the powerful orchestration of Hudson Mohawke and the intricacies of Jamie xx’s concoctions and blends them together to create a sound that further pushes the boundaries of experimental pop. Check out the dazzling single here and be sure to keep an eye out for MODEL 86’s album which is set to be released later this year.
London based producer Haich Ber Na follows up last year’s exceptional project ‘Everywhere’s Home’ with striking new single ‘By Floras’. Laced by intricate electronics that skip and squeeze their way through the soundscape to create an ordered chaos, Haich Ber Na’s delicate, falsetto-laden tones offer a warmth to juxtapose the cool instrumentation as he sings about the growing distance between a friend. Check out the cinematic and otherworldly single 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.
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.
Italian producer Lorenzo_BITW releases explosive cuts in the form of ‘Basta’ (ft. Mc Yallah & Swordman Kitala) and ‘Timbao’. Released as part of Future Bounce’s club release compilation and the follow up to last year’s ‘Aurelia’ EP, both singles are spearheaded by Lorenzo’s powerful production which boasts vibrant drums and electronics to allow the vocalists to work their magic. Check out ‘Basta’ and ‘Timbao’ here.
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.
Consider yourself introduced to Nottingham, UK based alternative pop artist Blle who captivates with her new single ‘Under Pressure’. Having already impressed with the likes of ‘Calling Me’ and ‘Don’t Be Surprised’ last year, Blle makes it three out of three with ‘Under Pressure’, a dazzling and vibrant pop song that boasts a slick beat laden with crisp electronics and handclaps to serve as the perfect backdrop for those infectious melodies. Check out ‘Under Pressure’ here, it’s an absolute bop.
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.