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New York outfit altopalo, comprised of Rahm Silverglade, Mike Haldeman, Dillon Treacy, and Jesse Bielenberg, share ‘Letdown’, the follow up to previously released song ‘Mud’. Having dropped their fabulous debut album ‘frozenthere’ last year, the quartet continue to impress with ‘Letdown’, an icy, electronic-trap cut that finds depth and soul in its minimalist instrumentation which gleans from indie, pop, rock,trap, soul, electronic and everything else in between.
Berlin based producer and DJ Peggy Gou shares the stunning music video for ‘Starry Night’, made in partnership with Apple Music. Showcasing the beauty and spirit of her native South Korea, the Jonas Lindstroem directed clip is a celebration of life, capturing the euphoria that music and dance brings to us. Check out the magnificent video, which stars Peggy alongside ‘Burning’ lead-actor Yoo Ah In here.
Bristol based quartet Tungz bring their 70s funk filled vibes with the release of their spectacular debut EP titled ‘OKAY’. Opening single ‘Do You Like It’, wonderfully sets the scene for the project’s groove-inflected atmospherics, with each of the remaining three tracks showing a different slice of the band’s sound. From the sensational solo that steals the show on ‘My Baby Can Stand Being Alone’ to soothing vocal melodies on closer ‘What I Wanted’, ‘OKAY’ lives up to be an absolute blast from start to finish.
Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Charlotte Day Wilson follows up last year’s ‘Stone Woman’ EP with her gorgeous new single ‘Mountains’. With additional production from D Mile & Teo Halm as well as background vocals from the likes of fellow COLORS alum Daniel Caesar, ‘Mountains’ opens with serene water sounds before CDW’s lush tones enter the foray.
Los Angeles based duo mai.la (comprised of cait & katie) share ‘maybe ୧(ಠ益ಠ)୨’, a blisteringly vibrant and atmospheric pop gem that’s taken from their forthcoming EP titled ‘Blush’. Serving as the follow up to previously heard singles ‘Ready’ and ‘Crash’ which were released in 2016 and 2018 respectively, the cut boasts a powerful guitar-driven beat that’s brightened by the pair’s anthemic vocals.
London based producer p-rallel teams up with Same Wise on ‘Charmer’, the latest single from his forthcoming EP titled ‘In Due Time’ which is out next month. A tribute to the jungle music that his dad played around the house whilst he was growing up, the song boasts an intense and rapid beat as House of Pharaohs member Same Wise delivers some slick verses. If ‘Charmer’ is anything to go by, ‘In Due Time’ is set up to be a must listen.
Having introduced herself with the delightful debut EP ‘The Children’ in December 2017, Italian singer/songwriter Giulia Fontana aka HÅN gears up the release of her second EP by sharing the gorgeous new single ‘It’s Better When I Sleep ‘. Serving as the follow up to lead single ‘Gymnasion’, the track encompasses a dark and moody atmosphere as HÅN’s spine-tingling vocals are smothered over fragile keys and subtle drums. Check out the track here and be sure to look out for her EP which is out soon.
Ghanaian singer, songwriter, engineer and DJ Amaarae delivers her seductive and utterly captivating new single ‘LIKE IT’. Born in New York, raised in Atlanta and Accra, Ama Serwah (which translates to “woman warrior/” or “princess of war”) released her stunning debut EP ‘Passionfruit Summers’ and most recently featured on Kojey Radical’s ‘Cashmere Tears’ project. With ‘LIKE IT’, Amaarae shines once more as her sweet and soulful vocals flutter atop the bass-heavy beat.
Nairobi based singer/songwriter Ku Kim’s latest single ‘Peridot’ is a titillatingly vibrant and atmospheric cut that strikes quite the chord. Driven by a crisp beat penned by Mzati that features some stunning woodwind sections, ‘Peridot’ shines brighter with Ku Kim’s enchanting vocals, encompassing an energy that’ll soothe your soul from start to finish.
Tel Aviv based DORJ and Zurich based Melodiesinfonie team up on their spellbinding collaborative project ‘MUAR’. Featuring the previously released singles ‘Margish’, ‘Shabur’ and ‘Alamaim’, ‘MUAR’ is a collection of eleven songs that is brought to life by groovy guitars, gentle keys and DORJ’s impeccable voice.
Titillating between aggressiveness and gentleness; violence and peace; roughness and elegance, Lous reveals herself with an open heart through the delicacy of her raw feelings. Without any filter, she expresses the duality of life and its nuances. How love is so close to hate, how joy can become pain in a second and how the loneliest moments can happen in the most crowded places. ‘Dilemme’ is the first track from Lous and The Yakuza’s forthcoming debut album, produced by El Guincho.
Consider yourself introduced to Oscar Louis, the musical project of Canadian singer/songwriter Oren Lefkowitz who’s shared his delightful new single ‘Find A Way’. An exquisite mix of hip-hop and rap with soulful infections, the single embodies a dreamy atmosphere with its gentle instrumentation as Lefkowitz shifts between various cadences as he explores themes of alienation and paranoia.
London based artist Haich Ber Na (formerly known as Haich) follows up previously released single ‘Nowhere Like It’ with the equally enticing and playful ‘Forgetful’. Accompanied by an intriguing and glitchy visual which sees the singer/producer portrayed as a digitised toy, the track opens with futuristic synths which are joined by crisp electronics to serve as the perfect backdrop for Haich Ber Na’s distorted, falsetto laden vocals.
Having captivated us with her sensational debut single ‘Noise’ earlier this year, New York based singer/songwriter ZSELA marks her return with the equally arresting ‘Earlier Days’. A gentle and serene ballad that’s taking from her forthcoming debut EP, ‘Earlier Days’ is another exceptional portrayal of ZSELA’s soulful songwriting about “ill-placed love and the uselessness of nostalgia”.
Danish artist Emil Wilk, better known as M.I.L.K. returns this summer with the lead single from his debut album. M.I.L.K.’s sound is compared to electronic funk and soul-inspired artists such as Jungle and Rhye, and has gained a broad fan base across Europe. After collaborating with French artists such as The Avener, Biolay, Nemir, Møme and many others, this time he teams up with COLORS alum Benny Sings. This is an effective alliance where we find a perfect mix of the sounds of these two artists. The distinctive sound of Benny Sings’ piano starts from the first seconds in a timeless stroll, before the soft voice of M.I.L.K. comes in and answers the groovy bass to give a unique touch to this song.
Consider yourself introduced to twenty year-old singer/songwriter Zola Courtney, and her delectable debut single ‘Nothing To Lose’ which is premiering here at COLORS. Serving as the first taste of her forthcoming EP, the track is a sparkling pop track that sees the singer’s crystalline vocals shine across the gentle and breezy soundscape. A song about self-acceptance and “being honest about who you are”, ‘Nothing To Lose’ is a breath of fresh air; a song that will transport you to a place of pure serenity.
L.A. based violinist, singer, songwriter and producer Sudan Archives unveils ‘Confessions’, the lead single from her forthcoming debut album. Produced by Sudan Archives and Will Archer, the track follows up last year’s sensational ‘Sink’ EP which featured stand out singles like ‘Nont For Sale’ and ‘Escape’. On ‘Confessions’, Sudan Archives enlists a sporadic and bold beat which creeps its way across whilst her soulful tones add a comforting warmth.
Originally a trio comprising of Sunniva Lindgaard, Teodora Georgijevic and Johanna Scheie Orellana, who released their hypnotic debut EP ‘Do You Mind’ back in 2017, Sassy 009 is now the solo project of Lindgaard. Earlier this week, Sassy 009 shared her debut single ‘Thrasher’. An apt title as the song encompasses a frenetic and utterly intoxicating electronic beat which is accompanied by a striking Andreas Bjørseth-directed music video.
Melbourne based electronic duo GL (comprised of Graeme Pogson and Ella Thompson) mark their return with the groove-inflected new single ‘Night Habit’. Since releasing their superb debut album ‘Touch’ back in 2016, the pair have been relatively quiet, but it looks like things are about to change with ‘Night Habit’, a sensuous and playful number. Led by a funk filled guitar line and electronic beat, the track is a retro-futuristic pop gem that’s heightened by Thompson’s evocative vocals.
London based newcomer Tamera reveals her stunning debut single ‘Romeo’, a sparkling cut that opens with soothing jazzy intro and blossoms into a neo-soul experience that oozes class. Accompanied by an equally beautiful music video directed by India Rose, the track is elevated by Tamera’s impeccable voice glistening atop the laid back instrumentation.