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If you’re looking for a song that will warm your heart and soul, look no further than ‘Once’, the new single by Swedish singer and songwriter Anna Leone. Since sharing her intimate and stunning A COLORS SHOW of ‘Wandered Away‘ in 2018, Leone went on to share her debut EP of the same name and returned last year for the equally gorgeous ‘Wandering’. With ‘Once’, which arrives with a stunning music video shot on The Azores created alongside Savannah Setten, the Stockholm native evokes a sense of freedom as she sings about embracing “what once was in order to move forward”. Drift away to the quietly surreal and delicate intonations of ‘Once’ here.
Seventeen year-old Scottish songwriter and producer Dillon van Rensburg aka dvr shares delightful new single ’16 (demo)’. Lifted from his brilliant new EP titled ‘u can call me dillon’, the gorgeous single was performed on Dillon’s school piano and was recorded in a single take on Dillon’s phone when he was 16. Accompanying the track, is an equally arresting music video directed by Aliyah Otchere which too, was recorded in a single take. Check out ’16 (demo)’ and keep an eye out for ‘u can call me dillon’ which is also out today.
L.A.-born, London-based singer/songwriter Celeste shares ‘Love Is Back’, a sparkling new cut from her forthcoming debut album ‘Not Your Muse’. Released on December 31st, the gorgeous single encompasses an enriching and uplifting atmosphere with its twinkling soundscape serving as the perfect backdrop for the COLORS alumna to lay down her golden tones. Check out ‘Love Is Back’ here and keep an eye out for ‘Not Your Muse’ which is out February 26th and also features previous single ‘A Little Love’.
London based producer and multi-instrumentalist cktrl aka Bradley Miller unveils ‘robyn’, his stunning new EP which follows up last year’s ‘COLOUR’ project. Setting the scene wonderfully with the transcendent instrumentation of ‘dreams of you, are too much to speak.’, the four-track project captures cktrl’s exploration of the “physical form of heartbreak” whilst reflecting on the pain and “journey of healing”. With ‘robyn’, cktrl has crafted a piece that soothes and heals your heart; it’s an absolute stunner from start to finish.
South East London-based artist Harve teams up with Stockholm-born, London-based artist Fatima on their delectable new single ‘Anything’. Produced alongside Josh Scarbrow, the single embodies a blissfully smooth and calming atmosphere as Harve and Fatima lay down their silky vocals over the electronic and piano-led instrumentation. Check out the uplifting cut here and be sure to keep an eye out for Harve’s forthcoming sophomore EP which is set to drop early next year.
London-based singer/songwriter Matilda Mann, who performed for our HOME/BRED series earlier this year, shares her stunning new EP ‘Because I Wanted You To Know’. Featuring previous singles ‘Happy Anniversary, Stranger’, ‘As It Is’ and ‘Japan’, the five-track EP is rounded off with the gentle inflections of ‘Robbed’ and gritty, guitar-laden atmospherics of closing track ‘Paper Mache World’. Stream ‘Because I Wanted You To Know’ in its entirety here.
Boston-born, London-raised vocalist and songwriter Kenzie TTH (fka Kenzie) shares another sparkling cut in the form of ‘Needed More’. Taken from her forthcoming new EP which is out early 2021, ‘Needed More’ serves as the follow up to recent cut ‘Losing Sleep’ and sees the artist lay her gorgeous tones over an icy trap-inspired beat. A vibe from start to finish, check out the brilliant single here.
Consider yourself introduced to London based duo NEL who follow up their debut EP ‘In Case You Change Your Mind’ with incredible new single ‘Rules’. Soundtracked by a crisp beat topped off with sizzling synths and vibrant electronic flourishes, the single is lifted by those soulful tones that are delivered with just the right amount of bite. A breath-taking and utterly captivating single from start to finish, ‘Rules’ is one of the standout cuts of the year and cements NEL as one of the most exciting artists around.
UK-based songstress Jamilah Barry steps back into the spotlight with soulful new single ‘Glitter’, the lead single from her forthcoming, highly-anticipated new EP. Paired with eerie, bass-heavy soundscapes, it’s Barry’s impeccably smooth and lovelorn vocals that steal the show here as she sings about seeing past the glitter of the honeymoon phase of a relationship. Dive into the rich atmospherics of ‘Glitter’ here and keep an eye out for Jamilah’s upcoming EP titled ‘Romance Me’.
Consider yourself introduced to the lush atmospherics of ‘Hold Me’, the glorious new single from rising singer, songwriter and producer shiv aka Siobhan McClean. The Zimbabwe-born, Paris-based artist crafts a gorgeous sonic palette boasting stunning brass elements and a crisp beat to serve as the perfect backdrop for those endearing tones. Check out ‘Hold Me’, a song about self-discovery and be sure to look out for shiv’s forthcoming debut EP ‘Me 2 Me’ which is out next month.
East London based singer, songwriter and COLORS alumnus Jerome Thomas shares a delightful new single in the form of ‘Right There’. Soundtracked by a slick beat dripping with groovy guitars and delicate piano melodies, the track is taken to new heights with Thomas’ sublime, honeyed vocals which glide across the soundscape with ease as he sings about making yourself available to your loved ones who are going through a hard time. Stream the single here and keep an eye out for Jerome Thomas’ new EP which is set to be released early next year.
Stockholm-based singer and guitarist JÁNA collaborates with Nigerian-American duo VanJess on her breathtaking new single ‘Green’. Serving as the first taste of her forthcoming new EP which follows this year’s ‘Flowerworks’ EP, the spellbinding cut is soundtracked by a vibrant electronic soundbed tinged with gorgeous synths as JÁNA and VanJess lay down their nonintoxicating smooth vocals. Check out the single, which portrays a relationship filled with jealousy here, it’s an absolute gem.
Dive into the vibrant atmospherics of ‘All My Girls Like to Fight’, the latest offering from rising West London based singer/songwriter Hope Tala. Serving as the artist’s first release since last year’s wonderful ‘Sensitive Soul’ EP, the single is soundtracked by a pounding electronic beat laced with delicate piano melodies and some breathtaking strings as Tala lays down her glossy smooth vocals. Taken from Hope Tala’s forthcoming EP ‘Girl Eats Sun’ via PMR Records, check out ‘All My Girls Like to Fight’ here; it is well worth the wait!
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.