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Miami-born, Turin-based multi-instrumentalist Yves Tumor releases explosive and bonkers new album ‘Heaven to a Tortured Mind’. Featuring previously released singles ‘Gospel For A New Century’, ‘Kerosene!’, ‘Romanticist’ and ‘Dream Palette’, the twelve-track project packs quite the punch from start to finish with is distorted and harsh soundscapes to accompany Tumor’s gritty and powerful vocals. This is the kind of record that’ll keep you on your toes at all times and pushes the boundaries of modern rock-pop.
Consider yourself introduced to Georgia Lowe aka GLOWE, who impresses with her sparkling new single ‘Overwhelmed’ produced by Joe Wander. Serving as the first single from her forthcoming debut EP titled ‘Daughter’, ‘Overwhelmed’ captures the rising artist’s assertive and powerful voice pierce through the guitar-laden soundscape. Check out the anthemic cut here and be sure to keep an eye out for GLOWE’s ‘Daughter’ EP which is out very soon.
Introducing Canadia based singer/songwriter Abby Sage and her infectious debut single ‘Holy Water’, a delectable slice of dreampop. What strikes a chord from the moment you press play, is Abby Sage’s impeccably rich and intoxicating vocals, which was across the piano-led soundscape carried by a crisp beat. Dive into the lush atmospherics of ‘Holy Water’ (which comes with a home-made style music video) here, and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Abby Sage this year.
South African based artists dumama + kechou (aka Gugulethu Duma and Kerim Melik Becker) team up to share ‘buffering juju’, their exceptionally soulful and vibrant debut album. Throughout the course of the record’s eight songs, which features contributions from the likes of Angel Bat Dawid, Shane Cooper and Dion Montithe, the pair take you on a soul stirring, spiritual journey that expertly blends together electronic and acoustic soundscapes interspersed with native South African influences and even a sprinkling of jazz.
Norwegian singer/songwriter Emilie Nicolas returns with her first new single since 2018 in the form of ‘Who’s Gonna Love You’. Lifted from her forthcoming third album which is out this May, the infectious cut follows up 2018’s magnificent album ‘Tranquille Emile’ and continues to show why Nicolas is one of the most exciting voices to come out of Norway. Backed up by a super slick beat, its Nicolas’ pristine vocals and laidback delivery that truly shine – check out the track here and be sure to keep an eye out for the new album.
Consider yourself introduced to renforshort and her spellbinding debut EP ‘teenage angst’, a project packed to the brim with pop bangers. Featuring previously released singles ‘i drive me mad’, ‘new way’ and ‘idc’, the 7 track EP serves as a breath of fresh fair with renforshort’s unapologetic and gritty vocals, catchy melodies and raw songwriting taking center stage. With ‘teenage angst’, renforshort has truly cemented herself as one to watch, not to mention one of the most exciting new artists from this year.
Rising London based singer/songwriter Millie Turner unleashes her explosive and utterly captivating new single ‘Jungle’. Having already impressed with previously cuts ‘Night Running’ and ‘January’, the Hackney based artist returns with another blazing pop banger in ‘Jungle’, the perfect soundtrack for the forthcoming warmer months. Soundtracked by a powerful and pounding beat, Turner’s irresistible voice and melodies will have you singing along in no time – check it out here.
Rising Cleveland based rapper Nnena debuts her brilliant new single in the form of ‘Work It Out’ produced by Dave Hamelin. The single follows up previously released cuts like ‘Lovesick’ and ‘Not The Thumb’ and wonderfully showcases Nnena’s effortless flow and powerful songwriting. The blistering beat penned by Hamelin features striking drums that you can feel in the pit of your stomach as Nnena works her magic with that infectious and spirited delivery.
Oxford quartet Glass Animals share another fierce and utterly captivating new single in the form of ‘Your Love (Déjà Vu)’. Serving as the follow up to previously released single ‘Tokyo Drifting’ featuring Denzel Curry, ‘Your Love (Déjà Vu)’ is an energetic and psychedelic pop song that boasts a cheerful beat and fluttery flutes as lead vocalist Dave Bayley’s charming tones sweep across the soundscape. With the release of these two singles, Glass Animals have shown why they’re one of the most exciting bands around and we can’t wait to hear what else they’ve cooked up.
After having a sensational 2019, Nigerian based star and COLORS favourite Rema returns with another absolutely stunning single in the form of ‘Beamer (Bad Boys)’. Released alongside ‘Rainbow’, ‘Beamer (Bad Boys)’ captures Rema’s infectious flow and invigorating voice once again as he works his magic over an equally fiery afropop beat penned by Rvssian.
Rising Nigerian Afrobeat singer/songwriter Myles impresses with another intoxicating cut in the form of ‘Fine Wine’. With production from Magik who lays down a tantalizing beat which serves as the perfect backdrop for Myles to deliver his chilled vocals and breezy melodies, it’s safe to say that ‘Fine Wine’ is a vibe from start to finish. Check out the scintillating single (which is released by Tinny Entertainment) here.
Norwegian singer/songwriter Farida shares an incredibly empowering and explosive new single in the form of ‘IGotBetterThingsToDo’. If you’re looking for a track that will get those energy levels up, look no further than because on ‘IGotBetterThingsToDo’, Farida’s slick vocals and sharp lines will do that just as they glide across the expansive production with ease.
If you’re looking for a spectacular slice of Nordic pop, look no further than ‘New Fears’, the striking new single from rising artist Hannah Emilie Grung aka Halie. The single serves as the follow up to recently released single ‘Circling’ and again showcases the Norwegian artist’s superb ability to write infectious pop songs that carry a powerful message of not letting our fears get in the way of what we really want to do or achieve.
Switzerland via Sri Lanka artist Priya Ragu kicks off the new year with ‘Good Love 2.0’, a funk-filled pop gem that impresses from start to finish. The rising singer/songwriter released a handful of brilliant singles last year in the form of ‘Lighthouse’ and ‘Forget About’, both of which wonderfully showcase her delightfully smooth voice and poetic songwriting. That’s exactly the case ‘Good Love 2.0’ which starts off groovy and morphs into a South Asian-spiced cut that packs quite the punch.
Spanish singer/producer Bad Gyal shares new dancehall-infused single ‘Zorra’. With Sickdrumz and Scott Storch on production duties, the track is set alight with a fiery beat which serves Bad Gyal with the perfect backdrop to work her magic with those silky smooth vocals. The accompanying music video, which is directed by MANSON (a collective made up of Pau López, Gerardo del Hierro, and Tomás Peña) captures the track’s fierce and powerful aesthetic.
Nigerian AfroBeats star Killertunes drops his highly anticipated new EP ‘Gbedu & Things’. Having worked with the likes of Mr Eazi, Wizkid, DJ Spinall as well as COLORS alum Tiwa Savage, the producer steps into the spotlight with his first solo body of work which features five vibrant and eclectic tracks that entice and invigorate. Setting the scene beautifully with the cheerful ’11:11′, the entire EP is a continuation of Killertunes’ wondrous sounds that’ll have you up and moving from the get go.
London based singer/songwriter Rina Sawayama unleashes ‘STFU!’, her nu-metal inspired lead single from her forthcoming (as yet untitled) debut album. The sprawling cut is written alongside long time collaborator Clarence Clarity who pens a fierce and powerful guitar line whilst Sawayama is a force to be reckoned with. Her vocals offer a bite as she sings about the discriminatory comments she’s experienced as a Japanese woman growing up in the West. Check out the equally arresting music video and look out for Sawayam’s album which is out next year via Dirty Hit.
Ghanaian artist Bryte shares vibrant new single ‘Ice Cream’, lifted from the ‘R&S presents: More Time Records Vol. 1’ compilation album. Boosted by a powerful beat penned by Mina and Tarquin, the accompanying music video brilliantly captures the track’s playful aesthetic. Check out the infectious track above and keep an eye out for the forthcoming compilation album which is out on November 29th and features tracks by Ahadadream, Bala Bala Boyz and SNØW.
London based collective Steam Down unleash their long-awaited debut single ‘Free My Skin’, an all-encompassing explosion of energy. Comprised of eight core members including Ahnansé, Naima Adams, Brother Portrait, Nadeem Din-Gabisi, Benjamin Appiah, And Is Phi, Dominic Canning and Wonky Logicfiery, Steam Down’s sound is a fiery concoction of Afrobeat, jazz and future soul. If you’re looking for something that will instantly get you in the happiest of moods, look no further than ‘Free My Skin’.
Angolan-Portuguese artist Pongo shares her striking new single ‘Quem Manda No Mic’. Serving as the follow up to her brilliant EP ‘Baia’ earlier this year, which featured standout cuts like ‘Kuzola’ and ‘Chora’, the emphatic new single is yet another delectable slice of the artist’s genre-bending sounds. From the get go, you’re thrown into a whirlwind of vibrant sounds driven by the energetic kuduro beats as Pongo sings and raps about her musical journey so far.