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Today we have the pleasure in premiering the music video to ‘Roses’, the stunning new single from UK based newcomer Finn Askew. Soundtracked by a superb blend of smooth piano jazz with a lo-fi hip-hop beat, ‘Roses’ captures the nineteen year-old singer/songwriter’s soulful yet sharp sound. Accompanied by equally stunning visuals which you can watch exclusively at COLORS first, ‘Roses’ is just the first taste of what’s to come from this rising artist.
Emerging London based producer Sonn teams up with T. Evann on brooding and woozy new single ‘These Days’, lifted from his forthcoming s debut EP ‘something safe’. Serving as the follow up to previous single ‘Rumours’, ‘These Days’ captures Sonn’s signature sound as he fills the soundscape with hazy guitars and lo-fi beat as T. Evann’s fluttery vocals add a certain softness. Check out the track and keep an eye out for ‘something safe’ which is out soon.
Spanish artist Sen Senra (aka Christian Senra) shares magical new single ‘Perfecto’, a wonderful follow up to previously released single ‘Nada Y Nadie’. Opening with gorgeous guitar tones and twinkling piano chords which are topped off by Senra’s delicate falsetto-laden vocals, the track is bolstered by a crisp, trap-inspired beat. As sharp as it is smooth, ‘Perfecto’ is another delightful offering from one of the most exciting Spanish artists around.
London based newcomer Kay Young shines on brilliant new visual for her latest single ‘Going Through’, taken from her forthcoming debut EP titled ‘Middle Matters’. Straddling between genres, the fabulous track which boasts Young’s exceptional delivery and versatile songwriting is accompanied by an equally arresting music video which is directed by Dylan Hayes. Check out the single and video here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Middle Matters’ which drops August 14th.
Kurdian-Dutch artist Naaz follows up last year’s ‘the beautiful struggle’ with hypnotic and utterly captivating new single ‘Mute Love’. Opening with delicate piano chord progressions, the slow-burning single intensifies in parallel with Naaz’s almost whispered, haunting vocals which slide atop the glitchy electronics that are welcomed along with the chorus. Intimate and emotive, ‘Mute Love’ is Naaz at her very best – check out the track and it’s gorgeous music video here.
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 31st.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
London-based, Berlin-born artist Kamran Khan aka Fake Laugh shares a sparkling new single in the form of ‘Exotic Bird’ from his new album ‘Dining Alone’. Following up previously released cut ‘Near You’, the groovy track encompasses a shimmering soundscape that straddles the indie-pop line with an alternative edge. Check out the dazzling single which sees Fake Laugh sing about being in “awe of another person and how that awe makes you reflect on yourself” and be sure to give ‘Dining Alone’ a spin too when it drops 13th March.
Danish artist Rasmus Littauer aka School of X shares ‘Collarbone’, the striking lead single from his forthcoming debut album. Featuring fellow native Lord Siva and serving as the follow up to last year’s ‘Destiny’ EP, the guitar-laden single boasts spirited drums that drive and carry Littauer’s slick vocals across. Check out the track here and be sure to keep an eye out for School of X’s debut LP which is out later this year.
Fresh off her COLORS performance of ‘People I’ve been sad’, French icon Christine and the Queens releases her sensational new EP ‘La vita nuova’. The six track project features the aforementioned single as well as a spectacular collaboration with Caroline Polachek for the EP’s title track. Accompanied by an equally captivating short film directed by Colin Solal Cardo, ‘La vita nuova’ captures the artist’s signature storytelling and pop sensibilities. This is one of the best projects you’ll hear all year, an absolute must-listen!