House of EL – Better

February 6

London based artist House of EL follows up last year’s ‘Lazarus’ EP with breezy and delightful new single ‘Better’ which is out via his own label Wunderkind. Driven by subtle electronics, delicate piano chords and glorious brass, the sparkling cut is taken to new heights with House of EL’s impeccable smooth and soulful vocals. An utterly transcendent and relaxing number, ‘Better’ will lift your soul from the moment you press play.

Priya Ragu – Chicken Lemon Rice

February 5

Tamil-Swiss artist Priya Ragu kicks off the new year with the release of sensational new single ‘Chicken Lemon Rice’. Having already impressed us with her infectious debut single ‘Good Love 2.0’ (which made it onto the FIFA 21 Soundtrack), the emerging artist returns with another sizzling banger as her glossy vocals glide across the festive soundscape. Vibe to ‘Chicken Lemon Rice’ here and be sure to keep an eye out for more greatness from Priya Ragu this year.

Nixon – OneShot

February 4

Belgian rapper Nixon drops the hypnotic visuals to hard-hitting new single ‘OneShot’ which is produced by NegDee & LaMiellerie. A scintillating clip that perfectly marries the track’s explosive, bass-heavy production and Nixon’s infectious flow, the track serves as the follow up to the rising artist’s project ‘L.I.F.T.’ which dropped earlier this year. Check out the slick video here, it’s a stomper!

Kitz237 – Cutting

February 3

Cameroonian artist Kitz237 serves up a banger in the form of ‘Cutting’, the lead single from his forthcoming mixtape ‘SLEEP FOR SLIPS’. The explosive single boasts a hammering trap-inspired beat produced by Mouss and Kyla, but it’s Kitz237’s infectious and free-flowing delivery that truly hits the mark here. Stream ‘Cutting’ here and keep an eye out for ‘SLEEP FOR SLIPS’ which is set to be released this April.

Premiere: BOSCO – Greenlight (ft. Dana Williams)

February 2

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

Alicai Harley – The Red Room Intro (Yard Gyal Inna Britain)

February 1

UK-based artist Alicai Harley unleashes her incredible debut EP ‘The Red Room Intro (Yard Gyal Inna Britain)’. Featuring previously released Ashanti-sampling single ‘I Just Wanna Know’ as well as contribution from the likes of Stefflon Don, Nadia Rose and Nigerian Afrobeats artist Moelogo, the ten-track project is packed with spellbinding cuts that showcase Alicai’s versatility and growth as an artist. An instantly uplifting listen, ‘The Red Room Intro (Yard Gyal Inna Britain)’ is a blast from start to finish – check it out here.

Ayoni – The Patriots

January 31

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.

Gracie Convert – Stay

January 30

Check out ‘Stay’, the irresistible and enchanting new offering from rising London-based artist Gracie Convert. Serving as the follow up to last year’s ‘On Your Mind’ and ‘Sat in My Bedroom’, ‘Stay’ just might be Gracie Convert’s best track to date with its rich, sweeping production and those sweet, honeyed tones shining bright from start to finish. Dive into the sparkling single here which is produced by Charlie Pitts and be sure to keep an eye out for more from the promising artist.

serpentwithfeet – Fellowship

January 29

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.

KESH – Jadine’s Escape

London-based multi-hyphenate artist KESH unveils sprawling other-worldly single ‘Jadine’s Escape’. Having dropped her debut offering ‘not gaan out’ last year, the visual artist, musician and designer continues to impress with her eclectic and experimental production and delicate voice. A melding of sounds akin to that of Grimes and FKA twigs, ‘Jadine’s Escape’ is laced with intricate beats and haunting vocals that’ll transport you from reality for just over six minutes.

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Aaron Childs – Peach

January 27

Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Aaron Childs reveals his groovy and soul-tinged EP ‘Peach’. Featuring the previously released title-track, the five-track project is packed with shimmering gems that encompass a classic yet refreshing atmosphere. From the funk-filled ‘Bubbly’ and ‘Scratch’ to closing cut ‘Warrior’, ‘Peach’ is a joy to listen to from start to finish.

CHINAH – Mysterious

January 26

Copenhagen-based trio CHINAH kick off their 2021 with the release of spellbinding new single ‘Mysterious’. Serving as the follow up to last year’s ‘Promise’ and ‘Eternal Blue’, the single sees vocalist Fine Glinvad’s dazzling tones glide atop the experimental, electronic-led production with ease. A satirical commentary on “of women being attracted to the mysterious man, and how it leaves you guessing about his feelings”, ‘Mysterious’ has us intrigued for what’s to come from the Danish outfit.

Ayra Starr – Away

January 25

Consider yourself introduced to Nigerian singer/songwriter Ayra Starr and her shimmering new single ‘Away’ which is taken from her self-titled debut EP which also dropped this past Friday. Joining taste-maker label Mavin Records (the same team behind COLORS alumni Rema and Tiwa Savage), Starr shines on the delectable cut which features a serene soundscape for the singer to lay down her dynamic, soaring tones. Check out ‘Away’ here and be sure to give ‘Ayra Starr’ a spin too – it’s a stunner!

Lo Village – Lost in America

Maryland-based trio Lo Village (Ama, Kane and Tyler) continue to impress with the release of their magnificent new EP ‘Lost In America’. Featuring previously released singles ‘Terry Crews’ and ‘Out The Window’, the project is rounded off with three new gems in the form of ‘Sick’, ‘Run’ and ‘Lost In America’, the latter of which arrives with a stellar new clip by Wayn O Reid. Encased in a blend of Hip-Hop and R&B, the project presents the rising trio’s sharp commentary on the current landscape of America, and establishes the group as ones to watch.

Cariss Auburn – Float

January 23

Consider yourself introduced to the lush intonations of alt-pop newcomer Cariss Auburn and her delectable new single ‘Float’. Released this past week, the single serves as the first taste of new music from the Wolverhampton based singer who lays down her dreamy vocals over a shimmering, synth-laden soundscape. Enjoy the single here along with its Prickly Peach Films-directed music video here.

Planet Giza – When The Moving Stops

January 22

Montreal-based trio Planet Giza (aka Rami B, Tony Stone and DoomX) share new single ‘When The Moving Stops’. Serving as the lead single from their forthcoming new EP, the track arrives with a slick, nostalgia-inducing music video directed by Guillame Landry and Dovi Kotto, which is inspired by classic hip-hop clips from the late 90’s and early 00’s. Driven by a pounding bass and tinged with groove, the track sees the trio set the scene wonderfully for what’s to come – check out ‘When The Moving Stops’ here.

Benny Sings – Nobody’s Fault

January 21

Dutch artist Benny Sings shares uplifting and groovy new single ‘Nobody’s Fault’ which features fellow COLORS alumnus Tom Misch who works his magic with a stellar guitar solo. Accompanied by an equally cheerful music video directed by Eliot Chassagne, ‘Nobody’s Fault’ is a sparkling gem taken from his forthcoming new album titled ‘Music’. Watch Benny bust some moves, groove along to the track here and don’t forget to check out ‘Music’ which is out April 9th via Stones Throw Records.

Anna Leone – Once

January 20

If you’re looking for a song that will warm your heart and soul, look no further than ‘Once’, the new single by Swedish singer and songwriter Anna Leone. Since sharing her intimate and stunning A COLORS SHOW of ‘Wandered Away‘ in 2018, Leone went on to share her debut EP of the same name and returned last year for the equally gorgeous ‘Wandering’. With ‘Once’, which arrives with a stunning music video shot on The Azores created alongside Savannah Setten, the Stockholm native evokes a sense of freedom as she sings about embracing “what once was in order to move forward”. Drift away to the quietly surreal and delicate intonations of ‘Once’ here.

Griff – Black Hole

January 19

Rising UK based pop sensation Griff unleashes powerful new single ‘Black Hole’, her first taste of new material of the year. Having made the shortlist of this year’s BBC Sound of Music poll off of a stellar 2020 which saw the release of superb singles ‘Good Stuff’, ‘Forgive Myself’ and ‘Say It Again’, Griff continues her ascent as one of the most exciting voices around with the bubbly and melodramatic ‘Black Hole’. Listen here as Griff’s soulful, heartfelt tones sweep across the electronic-led soundbed.

DIVINE – Jungle Mantra (ft. Vince Staples & Pusha T)

January 18

Indian rapper DIVINE teams up with Vince Staples and Pusha T on the explosive new single ‘Jungle Mantra’. Fresh off the release of his sublime new album ‘Punya Paap’ which dropped late last year, the Mumbai-based artist brings his spitfire verses and clever wordplay and is joined by two of America’s best over a fiery, hard-hitting beat penned by Karan Kanchan. Check out ‘Jungle Mantra’ here, which is lifted from Netflix’s forthcoming adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s 2008 novel ‘The White Tiger’.