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Born in Abu Dhabi, raised in the Philippines, and now residing in California, consider yourself introduced to Laica and her brilliant ‘Forever’ EP. Kicking things off with the fabulous lead single ‘Nobody Else But You’ (produced by Cooper Leith), the twenty year-old artist shines on each of the project’s five tracks, as her gorgeous voice glides across pristine soundscapes with ease. From the upbeat opener to the more subdued and heartfelt ‘Close To Me’ and ‘Keys’, Laica wonderfully showcases her versatility as both a vocalist and songwriter and cements herself as an artist to keep an eye on.
Indonesia based group Grrrl Gang share their delightful debut album ‘Here to stay!’ which is packed with dazzling indie-rock tracks. Formed in 2016, the band consists of college friends Angee Sentana, Akbar Rumandung, and Edo Alventa who create a whirlwind of fun and eclectic on this debut record which features stand out tracks like ‘Just A Game’. Over the course of the nine songs, Grrrl Gang showcase every side of their artistry, from punk and lo-fi to jangly indie pop that’ll melt your heart.
Currently based in the Cayman Islands, Filipino artist Teö shares his delectable new single in the form of ‘Love Me?’. The 19 year-old singer/songwriter’s super slick vocals gracefully glide across the equally smooth and crisp instrumentation courtesy of Grammy-nominated producer Russ Chell (Lil Nas X, YBN Cordae, G-Eazy) and Epikhpro (Bryson Tiller, Royce Da 5’9). Check out the brilliant single here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising artist.
London based singer/songwriter Ojerime follows up previously released single ‘Empty’ with another dark and twisted R&B cut in the form of ‘Whiskey Demo’. Lifted from her forthcoming ‘B4 I breakdown’ mixtape, the track encompasses a smoky atmosphere with its rickety electronics and bass-heavy beat. The South Londoner’s sultry tones wash over the soundscape to further enhance the murky aesthetic of the song – it’s an absolute vibe.
Belgium based duo YellowStraps (comprised of the Murenzi brothers) share a stunning visual for ‘Take Over’. Having treated us to a stunning rendition of ‘Rose‘ last summer, the rising duo have gone onto drop a stellar EP in the form of ‘GOLDRESS’. On the seven-track project, is ‘Take Over’, a sparkling alternative R&B cut that combines jazzy electric guitars and rhythmic drums to serve as the backdrop for the pair’s warming harmonies. The track is accompanied by an equally impressive video directed by François Dubois which you can tuck into to the right,
L.A. based singer/songwriter Victoria Monét shares her first new single of the year with the incredibly lush and beautiful ‘Moment’. The Ariana Grande collaborator (Monét co-wrote and sang on several tracks on Grande’s Grammy nominated ‘thank you, next’) shines from start to finish as he golden tones glide across the delicate soundscape with ease. An apt title for a single, as this truly is Monét’s moment.
London based singer/songwriter RENÉ returns with the short but ever so sweet new single ‘Space In Between’. Even though it’s a little over a minute long, ‘Space In Between’ makes quite the impression as RENÉ’s sensational tones take center stage across the trap-inspired beat. This is RENÉ’s first new music in over a year (her last offering was the delectable ‘Worthy’), and it definitely was worth the wait.
South African producer YoursTruly shares ‘Dreaming In Colour’, an eclectic collection of R&B-infused tracks packed with soul. Over the course of the project’s seven tracks, YoursTruly paints smooth sonic soundscapes that serve as the perfect backdrop for the myriad of collaborators such as Ammo Moses, Naye Ayla, Coco and more work their magic. The combination of YoursTruly’s brilliant production and the vocalists’ stirring tones are a match made in heaven – an absolute must listen!
Global collective Her Songs share ‘If We Try’, a sparkling new R&B cut taken from their forthcoming new EP titled ‘Toronto Vol. 1’. With members dotted around the world (Denmark, England, New Zealand and the USA), the group meet up in different cities to record their music, and as the title to their next project suggests, the forthcoming collection of songs were recorded in Toronto. On ‘If We Try’, we hear London based Emmavie and Marie Dahlstrom lend their delectable harmonized voices over a late-90’s R&B inspired beat.
Danish-Chilean artist Molina unveils her intoxicating and utterly captivating EP titled ‘Vanilla Shell’ which features previously released track ‘Parásito’. Molina illustrates her brilliant versatility as both a singer and producer. From the trance-like aesthetics of opener ‘Vanilla Shell’ to the more exploratory synth-driven cuts like ‘Mike’ and ‘Hey Kids’ (which features Late Verlane), Molina brilliantly illustrates her versatility as both a singer and producer. Each track boasts rich textures and catchy melodies that will resonate with you long after the first play.
Australian singer/songwriter Chloe Kae (one half of Kllo, who’re currently working on their new album) steps into the spotlight with the first of two solo singles in the form of ‘Misconception’. Released alongside ‘Recluse’, the delicate and smooth single sees Kae’s silky tones wash over the piano and electronic-led production courtesy of Machinedrum (Theophilus London, Azealia Banks & Bonobo). Check out the spectacular track and its accompanying music video here.
Rising Montreal based artist Chiiild sets up the release of his forthcoming EP with the dark yet soulful new single ‘Hands Off Me’. Having already impressed us with the delectable ‘Count Me Out’ last summer, Chiiild continues his brilliant form with another sensational slice of moody R&B-infused soul that’s reminiscent of fellow native The Weeknds ‘House of Balloons’ trilogy. Check out the stunning single here and keep an eye out for Chiild’s debut EP which is out next month.
Texan singer/songwriter Liv. (pronounded “Liv”) shares brilliant new single ‘SirLadyMakemFall’ which is accompanied by an equally chilled video directed by Barrington Darius). Having released her brilliant ‘Hoopdreams’ project back in 2018 (as well as featuring on Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘FEET OF CLAY’ last year), the single serves as the first taste of solo music from the now L.A. based artist in quite a while – and what a special cut it is. Dive into the track’s (and video’s) laid back atmospherics to the right.
Listen to the beautiful and contemplative new single ‘Blue Comanche’, from London based singer/songwriter and COLORS alumni Westerman. A song about “the inevitability of environmental loss as a consequence of modernization”, ‘Blue Comanche’ encompasses a mellow atmosphere as gentle keys and drums soundtrack Westerman’s endearing tones.
London-born, Paris-based singer, songwriter and producer ALA.NI shares a stunning visual to accompany her latest single ‘PAPA’. Taken from her forthcoming sophomore album ‘ACCA’ which is out January 24th, ‘PAPA’ is built on a soundbed of nothing but beat boxing and body and wall percussion to carry her stunning a cappella vocals along. Accompanied by a gorgeous music video directed by Tania Feghali and shot over the summer at Lake Komo, ‘PAPA’ is another brilliant offering from ALA.NI.
Consider yourself introduced to Canadian based, Algerian born singer, songwriter Meryem Saci whose latest single ‘Eyes on Me’ is an absolute stunner. An amalgamation of genres, the spellbinding cut is taken from Meryem’s forthcoming debut EP ‘All in’ which is out later this year. Driven by an icy trap-inspired beat penned by JYCE, ‘Eyes On Me’ is taken to new levels with Saci’s breathtaking vocals which blend wonderfully with the Afro-Arabian inspired melodies and instrumentation.
On her latest offering, ‘ne me quitte pas (don’t leave me)’, Philadelphia based singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Orion Sun will melt your heart from the very first note. Encompassing a magical quality that transports you into a dream state, Orion Sun’s smooth and gentle tones resonate wonderfully against the lo-fi electronic-led production. Listen and watch the self-made visual to the gorgeous single which sees Orion Sun sing about unexpectedly falling in love, here.
Consider yourself introduced to newcomer Polly Money, whose new single ‘Roommate’ is a glistening guitar-led slice of dream-pop. Accompanied by an equally heartwarming music video directed and edited by Natalie Chahal, it’s Polly Money’s soothing tones and poignant songwriting that truly steal the show her.
Consider yourself introduced to Chris Scholar, a Virginia based singer/songwriter who has a writing credit ‘Rule the World’ by 2 Chainz and Ariana Grande and has recently shared his latest single ‘Northside’. A song that serves as an ode to the singer’s roots, ‘Northside’ sees Chris Scholar lay down his super slick falsetto-laden vocals over a crisp, trap-inspired beat that’ll melt your heart.
After the success achieved with her latest album ‘Como el Agua’, which loosely translates to ‘Like the Water’ and marks the emotional liquidity of her creative process Colombian artist Lianna strikes back with the same authenticity, but with much more strength, security and power with her latest single ‘Trabajo Sucio’. Over elaborate beats, the singer showcases her harmonic yet powerful voice as she incorporates metric rhymes over a solid beat penned by El Arkeólogo.