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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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
London based singer/songwriter Rachel Huggins shines on ‘Keep Dreaming’, her stunning and uplifting jazz-infused debut EP. Featuring previously released singles ‘Take Control’ and ‘Feels So Good’, the seven-track EP is one of the most captivating and authentic pieces of music you’ll hear all year. Huggins’ impeccably soulful voice shines throughout the project which boasts a sense of timelessness in its detailed production and inspiring songwriting. Tuck into the gorgeous EP here, it’s an absolute stunner!