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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 17th.
Philly based singer, songwriter and spoken poet Christinna O shares ‘Hot Head’, a deeply honest and self-reflective single produced by Daniel Lynas (Kanye West, A$AP Rocky). A song about living with bipolar disorder, ‘Hot Head’ is a personal expression of “how hard it is to speak and be heard for your truths, especially as a Black woman, as a queer Black woman”. Christinna’s words paint a picture that is only heightened and more vivid with Lynas’ powerful and driving beat. Listen to the single above and if you haven’t already done so, be sure to listen to Christinna’s ‘Girl In Passing’ EP which was released last year.
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.
Boston based duo Brevin Kim (aka Cal and Bren Paulhus) unveil explosive, genre-bending double single ‘i need water / he doesn’t love her’. Serving as a taster for their forthcoming debut album, ‘i need water’ and ‘he doesn’t love her’ encompass the pair’s shape-shifting sound which incorporates elements of Hip-Hop and Rap with Alternative Rock to create a truly original sound. Check out both singles here and keep an eye out for Brevin Kim’s record which is out later this year.
American R&B duo Dante Jones and Andrew Langston Neely aka THEY. share another stellar offering in the form of ‘Count Me In’ which is lifted from their forthcoming new project. Serving as the follow up to previous cuts like ‘Till I Die’, ‘Stop Playin” and ‘Red Light Green Light’, the single encompasses a raw and gritty atmosphere as vocalist Drew’s raspy vocals glide across those haunting guitars and beats. Check out the single here and be sure to keep an eye out for the duo’s upcoming project which is out later this year.
London based singer, songwriter and producer Piers James serves up the smooth vibes with bouncy new single ‘Can’t Be My Girl’. Soundtracked by a slick trap-inspired beat which features glorious guitar licks and synths, the track sees James alternate between his ever so smooth vocals on the chorus and the sharp and gritty verses. Check out the laid-back single which is taken from his forthcoming project here.
Rising Swedish pop-star-in-the-making Hanna Jäger aka Yaeger teams up with Oscar Scheller on latest single ‘Nosebleed’, the follow up to ‘Peace n War’, a collaboration with Casper The Ghost. Encompassing a lo-fi atmosphere that sees Scheller lay down a slick trap-inspired beat riddled with soft electronics as the pair’s yearning tones wash over the soundscape. Check out the single up top and be sure to look out for more from this rising artist.
Minneapolis based artist and COLORS alumni Dua Saleh addresses police brutality on the reflective and poignant single ‘body cast’ produced by Psymun. A painful depiction of the injustice experienced by the black community, ‘body cast’ is a powerful and utterly heartbreaking song that Dua Saleh has released as a charity single with all proceeds being donated to Black Visions Collective. The single artwork designed by @bradenxlee and @againstgiants lists the names of “unarmed black people killed by police in recent years”.
French act The Hop link up with Jok’Air and Jazzy Bazzy on ‘La prochaine fois’, taken from their forthcoming album ‘220’ which is out this summer. An amalgamation of soul, hip-hop, R&B soundtracked by a trap-inspired beat, the track sees the two artists work their magic effortlessly combining smooth vocals and raw, gritty verses. Vibe to the track here and be sure to keep an eye out for The Hop’s new album ‘220’ which features previous released single ‘Berline noire’ which enlists Jazzy Bazz and Krisy.
Consider yourself introduced to Toronto based singer, songwriter and producer M.I.BLUE and her sparkling and soulful new project ‘Orng’. Each of the three tracks that make up the EP encompass a dreamlike, almost extra-terrestrial energy that is unlike anything you’ll have heard before. The distinct, soulful compositions on ‘SUNLIGHT’ and ‘FEELIN WAYS’ are smothered with M.I.BLUE’s impeccably smooth and versatile vocals to create an entirely haunting and immersive atmosphere. Check out the spectacular project here.
Dutch outfit Feng Suave (Daniël Schoemaker and Daniël de Jong) share dazzling new single ‘Half-Moon Bag’ which is lifted from their forthcoming EP ‘Warping Youth’. Serving as another delectable slice of the pair’s psych-pop, ‘Half-Moon Bag’ will fill you with a sense of serenity as those soothing tones wash over the sensationally smooth and enticing production. Check out the single here and be sure to keep an eye out for the new EP which drops June 26th.
San Diego based musician and visual artist Garrett Seamans aka Postcard Boy shares sparkling new single ‘Flight’ which is taken from his forthcoming new EP called ‘Limbo’. Soundtracked by hazy guitars and a crisp electronic-led beat, it’s Poster Boy’s dreamy vocals that steal the show here as they soar across the breezy soundscape. Check out the dazzling single and it’s self-directed music video here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Limbo’ which is out June 19th.
Glasgow based artist CHLOBOCOP teams up with Lee Scott with a slice of her distinct and trippy brand of Hip-Hop on latest offering ‘BELL ME BACK’. The single follows up last year’s ‘NARCOTICS’ and features the artist’s fiery bars over an eerie, bass-heavy instrumental courtesy of Bisk and Sun Jun. Dive into the addictive track here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising artist.
Consider yourself introduced to Atlanta, Georgia based artist Zaia who impresses once again with his heavy new single ‘DEMONS’ which is lifted from his forthcoming EP titled ‘Very Alone’. The single serves as the follow up to last year’s ‘RESET’ project which featured striking cuts like ‘BLUE’ and ‘ON THE RUN’, both of which showcased Zaia’s genre-bending sound. Check out ‘DEMONS’ here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Very Alone’ which is out later this year.
Introducing Norwegian newcomer fijitrip who shares ‘New$hoes’, another captivating single taken from his forthcoming debut EP ‘Tech’. Serving as the follow up to debut cut ‘Not Like’ which dropped last month, ‘New$hoes’ is a glitchy, electronic-led track that captures an element of playfulness whilst shrouding the true sentiment; a one-sided relationship. With these two tracks alone, fijitrip has shown why he’s one of the most exciting artists around – check out the vibrant lyric video to the track here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Tech’ which is out later this month.
Consider yourself introduced to Belgian based singer/songwriter EMY who enchants with the lush atmospherics of new single ‘Freestyle’, the artist’s first new single since 2018. Boasting heavenly harmonies and pungent lyrics that pack a punch, ‘Freestyle’ is one of those quietly graceful gems that comes with a little bit of bite. The gritty guitars and powerful drums are smothered with EMY’s gorgeous, raspy vocals that are reminiscent of Jorja Smith. Sink into the single and it’s equally captivating music video created by Anaïs & Emy Kabore here.
London-based artist virgil HAWKINS and producer HNRO share the music video for ‘Gollum’, lifted off their high-octane collaborative project ‘Dragonchild Static*‘. Premiering here at COLORS, the sharp, atmospheric visuals directed by Hawkins, Nathan Li and Tyrus Hill wonderfully reflect the track’s dynamic energy. Dive into the slick music video here, and be sure to give ‘Dragonchild Static*’ a spin if you haven’t already done so!
Washington Born, New York based artist Nick Hakim returns with ‘QADIR’, the impeccable lead single from his forthcoming new album ‘WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD’. A dazzling array of Hakim’s signature soulful electronica, ‘QADIR’ is a hauntingly beautiful cut that sees the singer’s captivating vocals take center stage. Accompanied by an equally arresting visual, ‘QADIR’ is the perfect introduction to ‘WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD’ which is out May 15th.
French singer, songwriter and producer Degree channels the likes of Bon Iver, James Blake and Chet Faker on latest single ‘Call The Inside’. Soundtracked by an expansive electronic beat, the track is given a gentle touch through a sprinkling of twinkling piano progressions and Degree’s impeccably smooth and alluring vocals. Enjoy the brilliant new single here which features on Kitsuné Musique’s ‘Kitsuné Parisien’ compliation.