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After a string of single releases throughout 2020 Chinese-American singer/songwriter kaz moon shares the first song from his forthcoming new project in the form of ‘Furious’. Serving as an “abstract breakup song”, ‘Furious’ sees the rising artist lay down a soothing soundscape of soft drums and gentle guitars to allow his feather soft tones to glide across with ease. Stream ‘Furious’ here and keep an eye out for more from kaz moon later this year.
Packed with lush slices of alternative-R&B gems, Filipino-American artist Yeek releases his highly-anticipated new album ‘Valencia’. Featuring previously singles ‘3000 Miles (Baby, Baby)’ and title-track ‘Valencia’, the ten-track project serves as the follow up to 2019’s ‘IDK WHERE’ EP. With ‘Valencia’, Yeek has delivered a body of work that beautifully captures his growth and versatility as a singer, songwriter and producer. Stream ‘Valencia’ in full to the right – it’s a stunner from start to finish.
Having already impressed with ‘HIGHROAD’ and ‘BEADS’ earlier this year, rising New York-based artist emawk is back with delightful new single ‘ACOUSCOUS’. Soundtracked by emawk’s signature production (by Zach Ezzy) that sees lush guitars meet subtle electronic flourishes courtesy of Zach Ezzy, the glorious number is topped off by the singer’s impeccably smooth vocals that are harmonized to perfection. Enjoy ‘ACOUSCOUS’, a song about learning to “process feeling misunderstood/misjudged”, along with its Coming of Age-directed music video here.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lucky Daye sets the mood for Valentine’s Day with brilliant new EP ‘Table For Two’. On the striking seven-track project, the New Orleans native teams up with fellow COLORS alumni Tiana Major9, Mahalia, Ari Lennox and Joyce Wrice as well as YEBBA and Queen Naija. Each duet sees Daye and his stellar collaborators’ exceptionally smooth and sensuous vocals shine and shimmer across sparkling, sultry soundscapes to create the perfect soundtrack for any romantic antics. Stream ‘Table For Two’ in full here.
We’re thrilled to premiere the music video to ‘Greenlight’, the stunning single by multi-disciplinary L.A. based artist BOSCO. Featuring Dana Williams and lifted from last year’s ‘Car Therapy’ EP, the accompanying music video, which is directed by PRIME (@victorianprime), wonderfully complements the track’s serene and soothing atmosphere as BOSCO performs amidst an array of BMWs. Check out the clip here and be sure to give BOSCO’s spellbinding A COLORS SHOW from last year a spin too if you haven’t already done so!
A note from BOSCO “Greenlight was inspired by my love for vintage BMWs. I wanted to tell a story through ‘car choreography’ and how much of your life happened inside of a car.”
Video Credits: Director – Prime @victorianprime, AD and EP – @this.is.caty, Art Direction – BOSCO, Producer – Von Allen, DP – Jacob Hastings, Drone – Makyle Wilkerson, BMWs – BMMR, Green BMW Driver – John Larizadeh @joalarx, Hair – Jerrian Sari, MUA – Jayna Alford, Foreign Motor Liason – Bruce Kush
Barbadian-born, California-based singer, producer and songwriter Ayoni shares powerful new single ‘The Patriots’. Described as Ayoni’s “national anthem and gospel”, the stunning single places a mirror to a broken America as her thought-provoking and direct lines exude a pain that has been felt for generations, but carries with a sense of hope and desire. Listen to ‘The Patriots’ here, it’s taken from Ayoni’s forthcoming debut album which is set to drop later this year.
L.A. based artist seprentwithfeet shares ‘Fellowship’, the soul-stirring lead single from his newly announced sophomore album ‘DEACON’ which is out March 26th via Secretly Canadian. Co-written and co-produced alongside Sampha and Lil Silva, ‘Fellowship’ is a breezy yet heartwarming cut that sees serpentwithfeet give thanks to and celebrate friendship. Catch the brilliant single, and it’s equally mesmerising music video which is directed by Kordae Jatafa Henry, here.
L.A. based indie-folk artist Mal unveils ‘In Free Fall’, her gorgeous debut EP which is inspired by the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe and Leslie Feist. Released alongside an online VR visual exhibition, the seven-track project showcases Mal’s poetic storytelling over incredibly atmospheric and immersive soundscapes on highlights like ‘Night’, ‘Bluebird’ and closer ‘By The Ocean’. Immerse yourself in Mal’s wondrous sounds and stream ‘In Free Fall’ here.
Dominican/Mexican-American singer Ambar Lucid rounds off the year with the release of serene, beautiful new single ‘Lolita’. The New Jersey-based artist’s single follows this past autumn’s ‘Head Down’ and serves as the latest offering since her album ‘Garden of Lucid’ dropped this Spring. Accompanied by a gorgeous visual shot at sunset and directed by TheVideoBoy, ‘Lolita’ is a stunning ode to Ambar’s mother as she delivers her affecting words in both English and Spanish. Check out ‘Lolita’ here and keep an eye out for more from Ambar Lucid in 2021.
Rising Nigerian-American singer/songwriter Serena Isioma (pronounced “e-seeohma”) shares their terrific new EP ‘The Leo Sun Sets’. Featuring previous gems like ‘Blue Sky’, the gritty yet ethereal ‘King’ and powerful cut ‘Stop Calling The Police On Me’, the project brilliantly illustrates Isioma’s versatility as a vocalist, songwriter and musician. Each song on the EP is wrapped up in a range of sounds that take elements from many influences, but what makes ‘The Leo Sun Sets’ is the way in which the tracks are expertly threaded together by Isioma’s superb storytelling. Stream the EP in its entirety here and see why Serena Isioma is a name to keep an eye on in the coming years.
US-based multi-disciplinary artist ADIV teases his forthcoming debut project with the release of his fantastic new single and video ‘Blue Gene’. Serving as the follow up to previous cuts ‘Time’ and ‘Nothing Dies’, the sparkling cut encompasses a slick soundscape comprising crisp drums and gorgeous basslines that are smothered with ADIV’s impeccably smooth and soothing tones. Check out ‘Blue Gene’ and it’s equally stunning music video here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising artist in the new year.
Miami-born, Texas-based singer/songwriter ROZET unveils the captivating music video to her brilliant new single ‘Rigamarole’. Following her magnificent debut offering ‘Phantom City’ which dropped earlier this year, ‘Rigamarole’ is accompanied by a clip that reflects the pain endured by the black community in a Trump-led America and wonderfully captures the track’s empowering and ruthless sentiment. Check out the striking visual to ‘Rigamarole’ here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising artist.
Chicago-born, New York-based singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist KeiyaA unveils the stunning visual to her standout single ‘I! Gits! Weary!’. Lifted from her brilliant ‘Forever, Ya Girl’ project which dropped earlier this year, the spellbinding clip which is directed by Ryosuke Tanzawa follows the Brooklyn native across parks and train stations interspersed with shots of jump rope crew the Jazzy Jumpers Family. Check out the video above and don’t forget to put KeiyaA’s magnificent debut album ‘Forever, Ya Girl’ on rotation too.
San Antonio singer and songwriter Xavier Omär unveils new single ‘SURF’, a breathtaking collaboration with COLORS alumna Masego. Lifted from Omär’s latest project ‘if You Feel’ which features previously released singles ‘So Much More’, ‘All Our Time’ (ft. Jae Stephens) and Like I Feel (ft, Mereba), the track encompasses a soothing and groove-inflected atmosphere as Omär and Masegi’s charming tones pair together wonderfully over the breezy soundscape. Check out the spectacular offering here and be sure to give the rest of ‘if You Feel’ a spin too.
Danish-born, LA-based artist and producer Galimatias shares the gorgeous visuals to ‘GPS’ which features Bas and Xavier Omar. Lifted from his recently released album ‘Renaissance Boy’, the single serves as a slick slice of R&B that sees an icy smooth beat underpinning Bas’ and Xavier Omar’s soothing tones. Check out the single and it’s Alex Nazari-directed music video which features a stunning dance performed by Aahkilah Cornelius and choreographed by Cisco Ruelas.
Pasadena-based singer/songwriter Fana Hues shares illuminating new single ‘Icarus’ which is accompanied by an equally stunning music video. Taken from her forthcoming EP which is out later this year, the breathtaking cut serves as the follow up to Hues’ fabulous debut single ‘Notice Me’ which released this past summer. Soundtracked by a summery guitar and piano melodies that are driven by a crisp beat, it’s Hues’ hazy, lush vocals that steal the show here – check out the single here for yourself.
Consider yourself introduced to singer, songwriter and musician RÜDE CÅT whose debut single ‘Homesick’ will quite frankly blow you away. Opening with warm acoustic guitars, the track is taken to new heights as a burst of electronics shoot through the soundscape for the soaring chorus which boasts RÜDE CÅT’s impeccable vocals. A refreshing take on R&B, soul and electronic with an alternative twist, ‘Homesick’ cements RÜDE CÅT as one to watch – check it out for yourself here.
Brooklyn based singer/songwriter Ian Isiah shares his highly-anticipated EP titled ‘AUNTIE’ featuring previous cuts like ‘Princess Pouty’ and ‘Loose Truth’. Over the course of the seven-track project, Isiah effortlessly showcases his exceptional versatility as a singer, songwriter and musician. Dripping with funk-filled moments that showcase Isiah’s superb storytelling and soothing tones, ‘AUNTIE’ is undoubtedly one of the most striking and impressive projects you’ll hear this year.
Consider yourself introduced to rising L.A. based newcomer Dava who shares her beautifully woozy new single in the form of ‘Right Time’. A dazzling slice of woozy R&B, the song wonderfully highlights Dava’s exceptionally sweet and sugary vocals which grace the crisp, breezy soundscape. Check out the swirling single and it’s equally alluring music video here.
Having shared several singles over the past few months, Dallas-born, LA-based artist Liv.e releases her debut album ‘Couldn’t Wait to Tell You…’. Featuring tracks like ‘I Been Livin’, ‘SirLadyMakemFall’, ‘LazyEaterBetsOnHerLikeness’, ‘Bout These Pipedreams’ and ‘Lessons From My Mistakes…but I Lost Your Number’, the twenty-track project is an amalgamation of classic R&B expertly infused with elements of soul, jazz and hip hop. Dive into the wonderful project here and let Liv.e’s hypnotising vocals and eclectic songwriting wash over you.