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Congo-born, London-based singer, songwriter and producer Miles From Kinshasa shares his exceptional new EP titled ‘Beloved’. Featuring previous cuts like ‘Wearing Smiles’, ‘Lookin 4 You’ and ‘Motionz’ (a collaboration with Murkage Dave), the eight track project captures the artist’s refreshing sound and serves as arguably his most personal and heartfelt offering to date. From the bouncy atmospherics of ‘Extra’ to the soothing tones of closer ‘Let Me Down’, ‘Beloved’ is one of the most impressive projects you’ll hear this year.
South London based Ivor Novello nominated singer/songwriter Mysie (pronounced my-zee) shares a sensational new single in the form of ‘Bones’. Serving as the follow up to previous release ‘Gift’, ‘Bones’ is an intricate and utterly captivating track which sees the rising singer’s magnificent vocals soar across the bass-heavy soundscape. Check out the single which “is about going within, and what your gut has to offer” and its Duran Abdullah-directed music video here, it’s an absolute stunner!
Consider yourself introduced to London based singer/songwriter George Riley and her thought-provoking new single ‘Move’ produced with regular collaborator Oliver Palfreyman. The follow up to last year’s ‘Herstory’, ‘Move’ captures Riley’s breathy vocals traipse across the skittering beat as she sings addresses the discourse around the Black Lives Matter movement. Check out the song and it’s wonderful music video directed by Amy DBM here.
London based singer/songwriter NAO teams up with fellow native Lianne La Havas for empowering and soulful new single titled ‘Woman’, her first offering of new music since 2018’s Grammy-nominated ‘Saturn’. Arguably two of the most exciting and unique vocalists and writers in the past few years, NAO and Lianne La Havas (both of whom have performed stunning sessions for COLORS), serenade with their ever so smooth and soft vocals over a funk-filled beat penned by long-time NAO collaborator LOXE. Dive into the spellbinding single and it’s equally vibrant music video directed by Luis Mejiahere here.
Consider yourself introduced to London based singer, songwriter and producer COMPASS who stuns with debut single ‘Hypocrite’. Having lent a hand in producing and composing for the likes of Tinashe, Jorja Smith, FKA Twigs and Snoh Aalegra, COMPASS steps into the spotlight with one of the most breathtaking and intoxicating debuts you’ll have heard all year. Press play to bask in those heavenly falsetto-laden vocals and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising musician.
Following on from her previous single ‘Oh My Love’, London based singer/songwriter Sola shares another sparkling number in the form of ‘Mami Wata’. Accompanied by an equally mesmerising visualiser, the track is soundtracked by a mystical beat which is inspired by the sonic wizardry of the likes of Timbaland and Pharrell, it’s Sola’s hypnotic and utterly captivating vocals that steal the show here. Dive into the striking single here and be sure to keep an eye out for Sola’s forthcoming EP also titled ‘Mami Wata’.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Premiering at COLORS, check out the mind blowing new EP from East London based singer/songwriter simon a. titled ‘Way to Go’. Featuring previously released cuts like ‘Grace’ and ‘White Heart’, the five-track EP is a genre-bending journey of self-reflection and self exploration which sees simon a.’s soulful intonations sweep across atmospheric soundscapes that bring to mind the poetic storytelling and vocal range of Frank Ocean. Dive into simon a.’s mesmerising compositions on ‘Way to Go’ here; it’s one of the most impressive projects you’ll hear this year.
Rising London based singer/songwriter Asha Gold shines on her delectable new single ‘Passenger’, the follow up to last year’s ‘Too Good’. Driven by a simple but slick guitar riff that Gold heard a busker playing whilst travelling in Europe along with a crisp electronic beat, it’s Gold’s silky vocals that steal the show once more as she sings about “about escapism and how all your stresses seem to fade when you’re travelling, constantly on the move”. Dive into the single here, it’s a stunner.
U.K. based singer/songwriter Connie Constance has followed up last year’s ‘English Rose’ with striking new single ‘Monty Python’. Accompanied by an equally energetic music video directed by Ethan Barratt and Tom Gullam, the track encompasses a raw and uplifting atmosphere that boasts powerful drums and gritty guitars. However, it’s Constance’s utterly unique and breathtaking vocals that evoke a smooth soulfulness and a sharp bite too – see for yourself here.
If you’re looking for a song that’s just as refreshing as it is smooth, then ‘Giving It Up’ by London based singer JONES is the one for you. Serving as her taste of new music in more than two years (JONES released her ‘New York’ EP in 2018), ‘Giving It Up’ is just a delectable slice of soulful pop that sees JONES’ irresistibly sweet vocals take center stage over an infectious beat. Check out the brilliant track and it’s accompanying music video which was shot in L.A. here.
London based singer/songwriter Shivum Sharma returns with sparkling new single ‘Diamond’, his first new music in over two years. Opening with gentle and heartwarming guitar chords, it’s Sharma’s distinct and falsetto-laden vocals that steal the show here as they float atop of the mellow instrumentation which is co-produced alongside Alex Burey. Check out the dazzling new cut here and be sure to keep an eye out for Sharma’s forthcoming new EP which is out later this year.
Nottingham, UK based singer, songwriter and producer George Gretton shares ‘Overhead’, a wonky and uplifting new cut that premiered in Gretton’s HOME/BRED session for COLORS earlier this week. Gretton’s soaring tones traipse across the soundscape as he sings about an unwavering friendship over skewed rhythms that meet somewhere between Jai Paul and Mura Masa. Dive into the synth and electronic-laden cut here and be sure to keep an eye out for George’s forthcoming new project which is out later this year.