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Japanese artist rei brown shares stunning lo-fi RB cut ‘Forever’ which is co-written by rising singer/songwriter Joji. Serving as the follow up to the likes of ‘Bubble’, ‘Islands’ and ‘Honest’ from earlier this year, ‘Forever’ showcases rei brown’s irresistibly dreamy and smooth vocals and poignant songwriting over a choppy electronic led beat. Check out the single and it’s equally atmospheric music video here.
Pahua is the solo musical project of Mexican singer, songwriter, producer and DJ Paulina Sotomayor who also serves as one-half of Sotomayor. Today, the artist shares her vibrant new single ‘Vayayó’, taken from her forthcoming EP titled ‘Ofrenda’. Co-produced with Ramón Pérez-Prieto, ‘Vayayó’ finds the perfect sweet spot between latin rhythms and electronica as Pahua’s gorgeous tones sweep across the energetic soundscape. Check out the single here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Ofrenda’.
COLORS premieres the gorgeous new single from emerging South African singer/songwriter TheSymphny titled ‘Break Me Down’. Serving as the follow up to singles ‘Honour For Life’ and ‘Up For You’ both of which were released earlier this year, ‘Break Me Down’ sees the Johannesburg-based artist croon his way into our hearts with his gentle, soulful tones sweeping across the equally rich and soothing instrumentation with ease. Dive into the spellbinding single premiering at COLORS here, it’s an absolute stunner.
New Jersey-based rap collective VIBE WORLD ORDER serves up ‘TERIYAKI’, another fiery track which is produced by member Comfortabledude. Following previous cuts ‘CASH TALK’ which we featured here on COLORS and ‘FOSHO’, ‘TERIYAKI’ encompasses a powerful 808 beat that packs quite the punch and serves as the perfect foundation for the group’s emcees to lay down their blisteringly sharp verses. Check out the stellar single and it’s accompanying music video here.
Stockholm artist and producer ishi vu shares the first taste of his forthcoming debut album in the form of ‘Isolated Incidents’. A solid dancefloor track that’s packed with gritty electronics and catchy melodies, ‘Isolated Incidents’ wonderfully straddles the line between experimental and pop to create an entirely immersive and hypnotic atmosphere. Dive into the swirling soundscapes here and be sure to keep an eye out for ishi vu’s debut album which is out early next via Different Recordings.
Rising East Bay collective AG Club (Avant-Garde Club) continue to impress with their explosive new single ‘Columbia’ which arrives with a 777Media-directed video. Serving as the follow up to previous cuts ‘Holy Shit’ and ‘Memphis Pt. 2’ (featuring NLE Choppa and A$AP Ferg), not to mention their debut project ‘Halfway Off The Porch’ which dropped earlier this year, ‘Columbia’ boasts a bass-heavy beat providing the perfect backdrop for vocalists Jody Fontaine and Baby Boy to do their thing. Check out the single and it’s trippy visual here and be sure to keep an eye out for AG Club’s forthcoming project titled ‘FYE (Fuck Your Expectations)’.
Fresh from her ‘Cede’ project from earlier this year, Amsterdam based singer/songwriter Latanya Alberto shares sensational jazz-infused single ‘Trouble’. A glorious blend of soul-stirring keys and groove-inflected soundscapes, the track is taken to new heights as Alberto delivers her breezy and ever so smooth vocals with an effortless yet assured grace. Tuck into the delectable and empowering cut here, and be sure to check out ‘Cede’ if you haven’t already done so.
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.
Tamil-Canadian artists Shan Vincent de Paul and Yanchan unleash their exceptional self-titled debut full length album as Kothu Boys. Featuring previous cuts like ‘Best Friend’ and ‘Unai Paathu’, the nine-track project sees SVDP lay down his fiery verses over East-meets-West soundscapes driven by Yanchan’s Mrithangam. Throughout the record, the pair explore topics of identity, friendship, love, peace and war – dive into the record here.
Norway based singer/songwriter Beharie shares stunning, slow burning single in the form of ‘Me and My Lonely’. Serving as the follow up to last year’s glorious ‘Beharie’ EP, the guitar-laden single sees the newcomer lay down his gentle, heartwarming tones over an ever blossoming, soul-stirring soundscape. Perfect for the colder months to come, ‘Me and My Lonely’ is a welcome return from the rising artist.
French-Algerian artist Sabrina Bellaouel shares electrifying new single ‘The Build Up’ which is taken from her forthcoming project ‘Libra’. A masterful blend of soulful alt-R&B with electronic flourishes, ‘The Build Up’ is interspersed with snippets of speech from astrologer Fernando Prudhomme that complement Bellaouel’s exploration of the zodiac sign. Check out ‘The Build Up’ here and keep an eye out for ‘Libra’ which is out November 27th.
If you’re looking for a track that’s a vibe from start to finish, look no further than ‘Slow’, the superb new offering from rising UK artist Kiddus. Blending together glossy, sampled electronic beats with silky bars and verses, the producer and vocalist creates an almost dream-like atmosphere with the single. Float away to the slick intonations of ‘Slow’, which features on the forthcoming ‘Future Bubblers 4.0 Compilation’ out November 20th.
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.
Hackney, London raised jazz musician, producer and vocalist Rarelyalways shares ‘Baby Buffalo’, his exceptional debut EP which is out via L.A. based label Innovative Leisure. Featuring previous cuts ‘Caption’ and ‘Another’, the four-track project showcases the artist’s distinct sound as skittering electronics and jazz flourishes underpin elements of grime, hip hop and even rock. Stream ‘Baby Buffalo’ in its entirety here, it’s one of the most unique projects you’ll hear this year.
Having lent his production chops to the likes of Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek, HAIM and more, American producer and artist Jim-E Stack steps into the spotlight with his star-studded debut album ‘EPHEMERA’. Setting the tone singles ‘Note to Self’, ‘Jeanie’ and ‘Sweet Summer Sweat’ which feature Empress of, Bon Iver and Dijon respectively, ‘EPHEMERA’ also sees contributions from Octavian, Brockhampton’s Bearface and COLORS alumna Kacy Hill. On the record, Jim-E Stack weaves together a range of sounds and influences to create a seamless and diverse sonic atmosphere – check it out here.
London artist and COLORS alumni Bakar returns with striking new single ‘1st Time’, the follow up to last year’s ‘Will You Be My Yellow’ EP. The track encompasses the rising artists unique and refreshing artistry over a stellar beat penned alongside longtime collaborator Zach Nahome. Dive into the brilliant single here and keep an eye out for Bakar’s sophomore album which is set to drop next year.
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.
North London based artist Ragz Originale teams up with rising singer 24hoursav on delectable new single ‘ring out’. Soundtracked by an hypnotic bass-heavy beat penned by Ragz, hrnoevil & E-Whizz, the track sees Ragz and 24hoursav lay down their super slick vocals and arrives with an equally impressive music video directed by Florian Joahn. Check out the sensational cut here.
Taiwanese five-piece Sunset Rollercoaster share dazzling new single ‘Under The Skin’ which is taken from their forthcoming new album ‘Soft Storm’. The single serves as another glorious slice of psychedelic-soul and follows their 2019’s EP ‘VANILLA VILLA’ as well as lead single ‘Candlelight’. Packed with groove and the band’s smooth instrumentation, ‘Under The Skin’ is a great taste of what’s to come from the band, check it out here.