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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.
Consider yourself introduced to Nigerian singer/songwriter Tems and her magical new single ‘These Days’ which is produced by Rvdical The Kid. A silky slice of soulful R&B, the track embodies a shimmering soundscape that serves as the perfect backdrop for Tems’ gentle tones to wash over to create a tranquil and utterly captivating atmosphere. Dip into the single and it’s equally endearing lyric video here.
American R&B duo composed of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey share fiery new single ‘Do It’ which is lifted from their upcoming album ‘Ungodly Hour’. Accompanied by a steamy music video directed by Andrew Makadsi, the single serves as another sublime slice of the pair’s sultry and silky smooth R&B which showcases the pair’s heavenly harmonies soaring over the Scott Storch produced beat. Check out the single and it’s equally sizzling music video here, and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Ungodly Hour’ which drops June 5th.
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.
Let Japanese-Canadian artist Jonah Yano serenade you with his wistful and gentle musings on soothing new single ‘delicate’. Having released a handful of singles and a stellar EP in the form of ‘Nervous’ last year, the rising artist’s latest offering ‘delicate’ is a lush and utterly soulful cut. With production courtesy of fellow Canadian Monsune who lays down jazzy, funk-filled sounds to serve as the perfect backdrop for Yano’s soft tones, ‘delicate’ is one of those rare soul-stirring gems that make you stop and just listen to each note, each word. Enjoy the single and its music video here, and be sure to keep an eye out for Jonah Yano’s forthcoming debut album ‘souvenir’ which drops June 16th.
Canadian-Colombian artist Valerie Teicher aka Tei Shi returns with her first taste of new music in the form of sparkling new cut ‘Die 4 Ur Love’. The single follows up last year’s spectacular ‘La Linda’ album (which features a collaboration with COLORS alumni Blood Orange) and serves as another delectable slice of Tei Shi’s smooth pop. Check out the apocalyptic single from the New York based artist here and be sure to check out ‘La Linda’ if you haven’t already done so.
Consider yourself introduced to Brandon, a singer/songwriter from Riverside, California who merges airy guitar melodies with soulful musings on new single ‘Weep’. There’s an enchanting quality to Brandon’s falsetto-laden vocals which traipse across those lush guitar lines – drawing you in with each of his love-lorn words. Check out the breathtaking single and it’s wonderful music video directed by Justin Segura here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising artist.
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.
Filipino-American ((( O ))) shares another delightful single in the form of ‘Less Than Three’. The single serves as the follow up to last year’s ‘((( 1 )))’ album which featured stand out singles like ‘One, Two’, ‘Nature’s Joint’ and ‘Je Suis Infini’. On ‘Less Than Three’, ((( O ))) lays down her gentle and smooth tones over a soft electronic beat that blossoms and sparks over the course of its near three-minute duration. Check out the single here and keep an eye out for ((( O )))’s forthcoming project ‘((( 2 )))’.
Colombia-born, Toronto-based artist and COLORS alumni Lido Pimienta unveils her delightful and expansive new album ‘Miss Colombia’. Featuring previously released cuts like ‘No Pude’ and ‘Nada‘ (which she performed for COLORS earlier this year’, Pimienta’s stirring sounds shine brighter than ever on evocative singles like ‘Quiero Que Me Salves’ and ‘Pelo Cucu’ which serve as a tribute to her Afro-Indigenous heritage. Check out the dazzling record here which features contributions from the likes of Li Saumet, Rafael Cassiani Cassiani and Sexteto Cabala.
Stockholm based songstress JÁNA (pronounced yah-na) introduces herself with her stunning debut single ‘Wild Roses’. The single is a dreamy and enchanting cut that features the newcomer’s lusciously smooth vocals that gracefully float atop the woozy, groove-inflected instrumentation penned by the Swedish heavyweights and COLORS alumni Little Dragon. Check out the dazzling single and it’s gorgeous video here, and keep an eye out for JÁNA’s forthcoming debut EP titled ‘Flowerworks’ which is set for release on July 3rd.
Rising UK based songstress and COLORS alumni Pip Millett reveals her stunning new EP ‘Lost In June’; a soulful and enchanting moment of bliss. Opening with the stripped-back single ‘Deeper Dark’, the eight-track EP also features previously released cut ‘June’ which encompasses a rich and intoxicating soundscape that oozes groove. Throughout the EP, Millett’s mesmerizing and emotive voice shines through and adds a warming touch over the gloriously versatile and invigorating instrumentation. Lose yourself to ‘Lost In June’ here, it’s a stunner.
Dutch-Sudanese artist and COLORS alumni Gaidaa returns with the groove-inflected and magical new single ‘Falling Higher’ which follows up the previously released singles ‘Morning Blue‘ (which Gaidaa performed for COLORS) and ‘I Like Trouble’. Driven by an uptempo beat penned by Sam Trax that boasts a killer groove, it’s Gaidaa’s sensationally smooth and buttery tones that steal the show once again. Check out the funky track and it’s equally playful lyric video directed by Yousra Elbagir here.
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.
New York based songstress Ayelle teams up with London based artist Rationale on ‘Choice’, taken from her forthcoming mixtape ‘NOMAD’. The brilliant offering follows up previous gems like ‘Trust’ and ‘Effort’, not to mention the pair’s previous collaboration ‘Hurts The Most’ which dropped last September, and wonderfully showcases Ayelle’s golden tones as they glide across the crisp, electronic-led soundscape produced by Rationale. Dive into the lush soundscapes of ‘Choice’ here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘NOMAD’ which is out later this year.
Russian artist Kate NV (aka Kate Shilonosova) shares an intoxicating new single ‘Sayonara’, lifted from her forthcoming album ‘Room for the Moon’. Woozy synths, a metronome-like beat and a deep bass serve as the perfect foundation for Shilonosova to work her magic with those ever so enchanting vocals. Check out the magnificent single, its equally intriguing (self-directed) music video here and be sure to check out ‘Room For the Moon’ when it drops on June 12th.