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Consider yourself introduced to London based artist Afonso and his spellbinding new single ‘Luz’, a sparkling jazz and soul inflected gem. Everything from the rich instrumentation that boasts a magnificent string section and gorgeous bass to Afonso’s delicate and polished vocals encompasses a timelessness and sense of class that is difficult to perfect. A song about self discovery, ‘Luz’ is one of those songs that resonates with you more and more with each listen, check it out here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this emerging talent.
North London based singer/songwriter Latir shares new single ‘Wallflower’, one of the smoothest songs you’ll hear all year. The track’s slick production is topped off wonderfully by Latir’s exquisite and sweet vocals that glide across the soundscape with ease as he paints an equally lush image with his poetic lyrics. Check out the spectacular single and it’s brilliant music video here.
Consider yourself introduced to London based singer/songwriter Jasmine Jethwa, who shines on latest single ‘Empty Waters’. Lifted from her forthcoming EP ‘Hurricane’ which features previously released single ‘Running Circles’, this latest offering is one that will quite simply blow your breath away. The intimate production serves as the perfect backdrop for Jethwa’s brooding tones as she sings about loss and loneliness. Dip into the single here and keep an eye out for the EP which drops April 8th.
London artist Rasharn Powell kicks off the year by releasing his new single ‘Joyride’ taken from his forthcoming debut EP ‘HAVEN’. With production courtesy of Luca Buccellati who combines hand clicks, warming guitar lines and simple drums to form the track’s simple yet effective soundscape, ‘Joyride’ shines brighter with Rasharn Powell’s impeccable falsetto-laden vocal performance. Those golden, heartwarming tones are smothered with the utmost care and fall snugly into place with each line. Dive into the song here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘HAVEN’ which is out later this year and features previously released cuts like ‘Warm In These Blue Jeans’ and ‘Hiroshima’.
Amsterdam based singer/songwriter Juliet July reveals ‘Easy’, her delectably smooth and utterly captivating new alternative-R&B single which follows up previously released ‘Sunday Afternoon’. Soundtracked by a super slick trap-inspired beat, the track’s star is Juliet’s irresistibly smooth and sweet vocals which glide across with ease. Check out the dazzling cut and it’s accompanying music video here, and be sure to keep an eye out for her ‘Palmtrees In The Mist’ EP which is out soon.
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,
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.
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.
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 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 West London based artist Asha Gold who dazzles on R&B influenced electronic-pop single ‘Too Good’. The nineteen year-old singer/songwriter lays down her silky smooth vocals as they glide across the slick electronic-led beat. On the track, Asha Gold sings about battling “with the pressures and opinions of those close to me” in her pursuit of a career in the creative industry and as a result, serves as an anthem for trusting yourself and finding your feet in any decision you make.
German based artist De Rien shares ‘Chimes’, the dazzling new single which follows up previously released debut ‘Cali’. Soundtracked by crisp electronics and soothing synths, the track captures a dream-like soundscape as De Rien’s falsetto-laden vocals further add an element of sweetness. Having played in several classical orchestras and jazz ensembles over the years, De Rien’s exploration into the world of soulful electronica is off to a great start with ‘Cali’ and ‘Chimes’.
Emerging Dutch singer and COLORS album RIMON shares new single ‘Hypnotizing’, another delectable and soulful slice of magic. Following the release of ‘Dust’ and ‘Close’ with J Rick earlier this year, the rising artist shines once more on ‘Hypnotizing’. Produced by FNMLAS who pens a striking trap-inspired beat sprinkled with delicate piano chords to complement RIMON’s exquisite vocals.
Norwegian songstress and COLORS alum Charlotte Dos Santos shares the utterly breathtaking and healing new single ‘Harvest Time’. A song about “killing your ego and burying the old”, ‘Harvest Time’ is a spellbinding and soulful affair as the Oslo based artist’s soothing tones wash over the gentle and serene instrumentation. This sense of release and regeneration is captured wonderfully in the song’s accompanying music video which sees Dos Santos surrounded by nature; whether it’s lush fields or a wondrous waterfall.
London based singer/songwriter Abi Ocia enchants with her soothing, enriching sounds on stunning debut EP ‘Where Are You?’. Featuring previously released single ‘Offering’, the project is a startlingly beautiful collection of songs that see the Londoner explore reflecting on her identity and faith. Throughout ‘Where Are You?’, Ocia’s golden tones offer solace whilst her eloquent narratives resonate so wonderfully with the listener.
London singer/songwriter ABISHA shares an atmospheric and utterly haunting music video for latest single ‘Real Life’. Having already impressed with previously released singles ‘All That’, ‘Project X’, ‘Nothing Matters’ and ‘Confused’, the emerging artist serves up another delectable slice of alt-pop laced with R&B with ‘Real Life’. Highlighting the singer’s alluring vocals, the song is brought to life by a gorgeous clip directed by Edward Cooke, premiering here at COLORS.
Sarah Klang’s warming music is exactly what we need during this time of year. Her powerful voice fits perfectly along with the beautiful instrumentation, as you can hear in ’Call Me’, the lead single from her new record ‘Creamy Blue’. The lyrics serve as an anthem for the brokenhearted, the forever romantic, the dreamer and the believer. Through ‘Creamy Blue’, Sarah Klang evokes every emotion and every step from being in a relationship til it’s end; it’s a reconciliation between her and her own heart, it is a ten track confession of how a relationship can affect you.
Nottingham based newcomer George Gretton shares beautiful new self-written and self-produced single in the form of ‘Grey / Blue’. Serving as the follow up to previously released singles ‘Tread Water’ and ‘Too Soon’, ‘Grey / Blue’ is a sparkling cut that exemplifies Gretton’s magnificent songwriting and endearing vocal tones. ‘Grey / Blue’ is a reminder that we all need every now and then to carry on “whether skies are grey or blue”.