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Nottingham, UK based musician, singer and songwriter George Gretton reveals his long-awaited genre-bending debut EP titled ‘Floods’. Featuring previous singles ‘Overhead’, ‘Slipstream’ and ‘Walk’, the five-track project wonderfully captures Gretton’s exceptional ability to blend together the worlds of electronic, pop, R&B, soul and funk to create an entirely unique and vibrant sound. From the soft intonations of opener ‘Floods’ to the electronic-led closer ‘Perennial’, George Gretton has created one of this year’s strongest bodies of work in ‘Floods’ – stream the project in its entirety here.
Dive into the mesmerising atmospherics of ‘De Parade’, the stunning single from Netherlands-based artist Eefje De Visser. Accompanied by a music video shot on tape and boasting gorgeous choreography, ‘De Parade’ is a stand out offering from the rising singer/songwriter’s brilliant album ‘Bitterzoet’ which was released earlier this year. Check out the brilliant visual here and be sure to give ‘Bitterzoet’ a spin too if you haven’t already done so.
Introducing Norwegian singer/songwriter Marie Noreger and her delightful new single ‘Soulfully High’ which is lifted from her upcoming debut EP. The follow up to previous cut ‘Adore’ sees the newcomer showcase her poetic storytelling and sublime vocals over an uplifting and fluttery soundbed consisting of glittering electronics and warm guitars. Dive into the captivating single here and keep an eye out for Noreger’s debut EP which is out early next year.
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.
Antwerp based newcomer abrahamblue follows up debut offering ‘Hoops’ with another sparkling cut in the form of ‘Can’t Keep Up’. Lifted from his forthcoming debut EP titled ‘Tracks I Made Last Summer’, the shimmering single blends together elements of soul, jazz and hip-hop as abrahamblue sings about “coping with life’s overwhelming demands by not fitting in”. Dive into the glorious single and its accompanying lo-fi music video here, and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Tracks I Made Last Summer’ which drops October 23rd.
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.
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.
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!
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.