George Gretton – Floods

September 20

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.

slowthai – feel away (ft. James Blake & Mount Kimbie)

September 15

British rapper and COLORS alumnus slothai (aka Tyron Kaymone Frampton) shares new single ‘feel away’ featuring James Blake and Mount Kimbie. Having premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, the track is “about the doubts we have whether it be within friendships, your partner or with our family” and showcases slowthai’s signature raw delivery over a minimal beat. Check out the single and it’s Oscar Hudson-directed music video here.

Finn Foxell – Herd (ft. Sophie DeMasi)

Rising artist Finn Foxell continues to show why he’s one of the most exciting emcees to come out of the UK capital with the release of new single ‘Herd’. Lifted from his latest project titled ‘Talk Is Cheap’, the track follows previous cuts like ‘Lights Down’, ‘Pressure’ and ‘Make It Count’ and showcases Foxell’s sharp delivery over a spellbinding soundscape. Check out the brilliant single which features the stunning vocals of Sophie DeMasi here and be sure to give ‘Talk Is Cheap’ a spin too.

Sad Night Dynamite – Killshot

September 12

Having introduced themselves with their stellar ‘SND 001’ EP earlier this year, London based duo Sad Night Dynamite share a brilliant new single ‘Killshot’. Serving as the follow up to previous cut ‘Icy Violence’, ‘Killshot’ embodies the pair’s visceral and captivating sound comprising haunting electronics and synthwork and arrives alongside an equally impressive music video which is directed by Sam Davis. Dive into the track here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from the rising, enigmatic duo later this year.

Miles From Kinshasa – Beloved

September 6

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.

Noya Rao – Heaven Bound

Leeds based four-piece Noya Rao share a dazzling new cut in the form of ‘Heaven Bound’ which is lifted from their upcoming EP ‘Stay’. Having already impressed with previous single ‘Pina’ earlier this summer, the quartet continue to work their magic with the lush soundscapes of ‘Heaven Bound’; a song about the “pure and all-consuming power of love”. Tuck into the stellar new single here and keep an eye out for Noya Rao’s forthcoming EP ‘Stay’ which is out later this year.

Josif – I Am A

London based rapper and producer Josif returns with another blistering single in the form of ‘I Am A’, a lamentation of the institutional racism in the UK. Accompanied by a music video produced by Ashley Holmes piecing together archival footage which depicts Black Britain, ‘I Am A’ is a powerful snapshot showcasing Josif’s honest and cut-throat songwriting and delivery over an equally hard-hitting beat. Check out the single and video (which was researched by Abitivera) here.

Mysie – Bones

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!

George Riley – Move

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.

NAO – Woman (ft. Lianne La Havas)

London based singer/songwriter NAO teams up with fellow native Lianne La Havas for empowering and soulful new single titled ‘Woman’, her first offering of new music since 2018’s Grammy-nominated ‘Saturn’. Arguably two of the most exciting and unique vocalists and writers in the past few years, NAO and Lianne La Havas (both of whom have performed stunning sessions for COLORS), serenade with their ever so smooth and soft vocals over a funk-filled beat penned by long-time NAO collaborator LOXE. Dive into the spellbinding single and it’s equally vibrant music video directed by Luis Mejiahere here.

COMPASS – Hypocrite

Consider yourself introduced to London based singer, songwriter and producer COMPASS who stuns with debut single ‘Hypocrite’. Having lent a hand in producing and composing for the likes of Tinashe, Jorja Smith, FKA Twigs and Snoh Aalegra, COMPASS steps into the spotlight with one of the most breathtaking and intoxicating debuts you’ll have heard all year. Press play to bask in those heavenly falsetto-laden vocals and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising musician.

Pitch 92 – Suttin’ In The Trunk (ft. Lord Apex)

Dublin born, London-based producer Pitch 92 shares collaborative double-sided single ‘Suttin’ In The Truck’ featuring Lord Apex. As part of a double release (the flip side flip-side of which sees Kiko Bun and Jehst jump on along with Lord Apex for a funk-filled number called ‘Good With Me’), ‘Suttin’ In The Trunk’ sees Lord Apex work his magic over a hard-hitting beat which showcases Pitch 92’s unique and powerful instrumentation. Check out the single here and keep an eye out for ‘Good With Me’ which drops September 24th.

XATIVA – Summertime

London based singer/songwriter XATIVA shares magical music video for equally enchanting single ‘Summertime’ taken from her newly released EP. Described as “a love song reflecting on the happiness of the memory of being with someone, but also a contemplation of how ephemeral experiences of love can be”, ‘Summertime’ is a gorgeous cut that sees the singer’s soothing tones breeze across the guitar-laden soundscape with ease. Check out the beautifully animated visual by Cecilia Reeve here and be sure to give XATIVA’s new EP ‘If I Am Falling’ a spin if you haven’t already.

Sola – Mami Wata

Following on from her previous single ‘Oh My Love’, London based singer/songwriter Sola shares another sparkling number in the form of ‘Mami Wata’. Accompanied by an equally mesmerising visualiser, the track is soundtracked by a mystical beat which is inspired by the sonic wizardry of the likes of Timbaland and Pharrell, it’s Sola’s hypnotic and utterly captivating vocals that steal the show here. Dive into the striking single here and be sure to keep an eye out for Sola’s forthcoming EP also titled ‘Mami Wata’.

NAYANA IZ – SMOKE & FLY

Having already impressed with the explosive ‘TNT’ earlier this year, London based rapper NAYANA IZ (pronounced “eye-zee”) unveils her incredible EP ‘Smoke & Fly’. A part of Lava La Rue’s Nine8 collective, NAYANA IZ’s sound is refreshing and exciting and that’s exactly the case with the eight-track project. Opening with the soothing inflections of ‘DEAR MAMA’, ‘Smoke & Fly’ wonderfully showcases her immense versatility as a vocalist, rapper and songwriter; effortlessly alternating from gentle, delicate tones to the fiercest flow you’ll hear all year.

Premiere: Finn Askew – Roses

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.

Yasmin Leigh – Sweet Tooth

London based artist Yasmin Leigh impresses on electrifying new single ‘Sweet Tooth’, taken from her newly released ‘Sub Mixtape’. Driven by grungy guitars and spirited drums that are backed up by Leigh’s energetic vocals, ‘Sweet Tooth’ is one of those infectious numbers that get your heart pumping from the get go. Check out the single here and be sure to give ‘Sub Mixtape’ a spin too.

Sonn – These Days (ft. T. Evann)

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.

Desta French – San Lazarus

London based artist and COLORS alumni Desta French shares an irresistible and explosive new EP in the form of ‘San Lazarus’. An effortless mix of pop and R&B with Latin influences, ‘San Lazarus’ is packed with spicy beats and smooth vocals that shine, strut and sway their way into your heart. Featuring previous favourites like ‘Aguanta’ and ‘Guajira’ which dropped earlier this year, ‘San Lazarus’ is Desta French’s exploration and proclamation of her “cultural identity with no fear”, and that absolutely shines through on each track.

Biig Piig – Don’t Turn Around

London based artist and COLORS alumni Biig Piig aka Jessica Smyth returns with soulful and glittering new single ‘Don’t Turn Around’. Serving as the follow up to previous single ‘Switch’ which dropped in April, ‘Don’t Turn Around’ is a “post breakup, pre glow up tune” that features Biig Piig’s lush vocals over a soothing, funk-filled soundscape. Check out the track and it’s video (directed by BEDROOM) here.