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George van den Broek aka Yellow Days returns with a dazzling, groove-inflected new single in the form of ‘Treat You Right’. Since his spectacular COLORS performance of ‘So Terrified Of Your Own Mind‘ back in 2017, the singer/songwriter has gone onto release a slew of stunning cuts like ‘What’s It All For?’, ‘Just When’ and ‘It’s Real Love’. New offering ‘Treat You Right’ marks his first release of the year, and it’s an absolute stunner. Dive into the old-school, funk-filled cut here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Yellow Days.
Paris based artist Clea Vincent shares spellbinding and utterly vibrant new project ‘Tropi-Cléa 2’ which is packed with groove. From the sublime opener ‘Tropique ouverture’ to closing single ‘Bahia’, Vincent transports you to a tropical paradise of lush, evocative sounds that are topped off by her sweet and smooth vocals. Dive into the lush soundscapes of ‘Tropi-Cléa 2’ here – it’s an absolute blast!
Canadian artist and multi-instrumentalist Zanski shares ‘Consequence’, the first single from his forthcoming EP ‘Upon Frigid Water’. With a handful of brilliant EPs released over the years, Tom Probizanski has continually showcased his versatility as a singer, songwriter and producer, and that’s exactly the case with ‘Consequence’. Another sparkling electronically laced R&B cut that boasts some stellar guitar licks and Zanski’s superb falsetto, the single serves as the perfect opener to this next chapter from the rising artist’s discography.
Nottingham, UK based singer, songwriter and producer George Gretton shares ‘Overhead’, a wonky and uplifting new cut that premiered in Gretton’s HOME/BRED session for COLORS earlier this week. Gretton’s soaring tones traipse across the soundscape as he sings about an unwavering friendship over skewed rhythms that meet somewhere between Jai Paul and Mura Masa. Dive into the synth and electronic-laden cut here and be sure to keep an eye out for George’s forthcoming new project which is out later this year.
Brooklyn based artist pecas aka Sandy Davis shares sensual and magical new electronic-led single ‘Hired Gun’ accompanied by a striking visual. The sparse production allows breathing space for Davis’ impeccably smooth and icy vocals to sweep across as she sings about “an imperfect human trying to love and be loved by a robotic counterpart”. Check out the luxuriously atmospheric track here.
London based songstress Jessie Ware unveils sparkling new single ‘Ooh La La’ which is lifted from her forthcoming fourth studio album ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’. Serving as the follow up to previously released cuts like ‘Mirage (Don’t Stop)’, ‘Adore You’ and ‘Spotlight’, this funk-filled gem boasts the nastiest bassline you’ll have heard in quite a while. Add Ware’s playful and buttery smooth vocals into the mix, and you’ve got yourself an absolute bop – groove out to the single here and keep an eye out for ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ which is out 19th June.
Norwegian rapper Ivan Ave was one of the first artists to grace the COLORS stage, if you haven’t checked out his performance of ‘Hello’ yet, head over here. This past week, the artist unveiled his stellar new album ‘Double Goodbyes’ which enlists the likes of fellow COLORS alumni Joyce Wrice and Sasac, and features stand out cuts like ‘Triple Double Love’ and ‘Nu Path’. On ‘Double Goodbyes’, Ivan Ave is a breath of fresh air as he channels a vibrant and refreshing new sound that takes elements of soul, jazz and hip-hop encased in electronic beats. Check out the brilliant record here.
Filipino-American ((( O ))) shares another delightful single in the form of ‘Less Than Three’. The single serves as the follow up to last year’s ‘((( 1 )))’ album which featured stand out singles like ‘One, Two’, ‘Nature’s Joint’ and ‘Je Suis Infini’. On ‘Less Than Three’, ((( O ))) lays down her gentle and smooth tones over a soft electronic beat that blossoms and sparks over the course of its near three-minute duration. Check out the single here and keep an eye out for ((( O )))’s forthcoming project ‘((( 2 )))’.
San Diego based musician and visual artist Garrett Seamans aka Postcard Boy shares sparkling new single ‘Flight’ which is taken from his forthcoming new EP called ‘Limbo’. Soundtracked by hazy guitars and a crisp electronic-led beat, it’s Poster Boy’s dreamy vocals that steal the show here as they soar across the breezy soundscape. Check out the dazzling single and it’s self-directed music video here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Limbo’ which is out June 19th.
Paris based singer, songwriter, producer and director Woodkid (aka Yoann Lemoine) returns with cinematic and atmospheric new single ‘Goliath’, the lead cut from his forthcoming second album. The single serves as the first taste of music from Woodkid who exploded onto the scene back in 2011 with his exceptional ‘Iron’ EP which was succeeded by his debut full length ‘The Golden Age’ in 2013. With ‘Goliath’, Woodkid lays down his buttery rich vocals across a clattery, electronic-led beat. Check out the single and the self-directed, industrialised visual here.
Consider yourself introduced to Swedish-Congolese singer/rapper/songwriter Blenda and her explosive debut single ‘Options’ which dropped in March. Today, the single is accompanied by a quarantine-ready visual which features Blenda and her friends vibe to the slick track via a video call. Encompassing a pristine, crisp beat which boasts a pounding bass whilst Blenda lays down her super smooth vocals, ‘Options’ makes quite the impression and sets Blenda as one to watch.
Kansas based artist Tommy Newport unveils striking new single ‘Marigold’, an energetic slice of indie rock packed with groove. Last summer, Newport treated us to a stellar performance of ‘Movie Screen’ a standout cut from his ‘Tommy Gun’ EP as well as wowed in his COLORS HOME / BRED session earlier this week. Serving as the follow up to ‘Someone Like Me’ which dropped earlier this year, ‘Marigold’ packs a punch with a hard-hitting, funk-filled beat as Newport lays down his charming musings. Check out the single here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Newport.
Colombia-born, Toronto-based artist and COLORS alumni Lido Pimienta unveils her delightful and expansive new album ‘Miss Colombia’. Featuring previously released cuts like ‘No Pude’ and ‘Nada‘ (which she performed for COLORS earlier this year’, Pimienta’s stirring sounds shine brighter than ever on evocative singles like ‘Quiero Que Me Salves’ and ‘Pelo Cucu’ which serve as a tribute to her Afro-Indigenous heritage. Check out the dazzling record here which features contributions from the likes of Li Saumet, Rafael Cassiani Cassiani and Sexteto Cabala.
Consider yourself introduced to Buenos Aires, Argentia based duo Defensa who team up with Sara Hebe on their infectious new single ‘Carajo’. Accompanied by a powerful music video directed by Joaquín Güiraldes, the track embodies a slick electronic beat which sees the pair’s soft and smooth musings joined by a frenetic and explosive verse courtesy of Hebe. Packed with an energy and ferocity that bursts from the moment you hit play, ‘Carajo’ is one of those tracks that’ll instantly fire you up and get you moving.
West London based rapper Life teams up with Lord Apex on his explosive and emotive new single about friendship called ‘Cheque On It’. Dedicated to that one friend we all have “that’s always smiling, the one that’s always happy”, ‘Cheque On It’ sees the two MCs work their magic over a super slick beat. The track closes off with a softer and deeper touch which was inspired by the passing of Life’s close friends due to COVID-19. Check out the empowering and raw single here, and keep an eye out for Life’s forthcoming (as yet untitled) project which is out later this year.
Belgium based hip hop duo consisting of rapper Jay Atohoun and singer-producer Willem Ardui share sensational new single ‘Bittersweet Baby’ (produced by Konteks). A blistering number that blends together everything from soul, funk, hip hop, R&B and jazz, ‘Bittersweet Baby’ is one of those tracks that keeps on giving with each listen as you discover subtle nuances that you may have missed on early spins. Check out the track and it’s monochromatic visual directed by Heleen Declerq here and if you haven’t already done so, be sure to give their debut album ‘ARE WE STILL DREAMING?’ a spin too.
Seattle, Washington based duo Shabazz Palaces return with their magnificent, long-awaited fifth studio album ‘The Don Of Diamond Dreams’. The ten track album includes standout cuts like ‘Fast Learner’ (featuring Purple Tape Nate), ‘Wet’ and ‘Chocolate Souffle’ all of which showcase the pair’s eclectic brand of alternative hip-hop and rap. With each record, Shabazz Palaces bring something new to the table, and that’s exactly the case with ‘The Don Of Diamond Dreams’.
French producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Vincent Fenton aka Fkj teams up with Queens’ Bas on the fiery ‘Risk’ which is lifted from the former’s latest EP ‘Ylang Ylang’. Released last year, the stunning single, which sees the pair work their magic over a genre-bending beat is accompanied by a superb and artistic music video directed by Lossapardo. Enjoy the groovy song and it’s video here and be sure to give ‘Ylang Ylang’ a spin too if you haven’t already.
Stockholm based songstress JÁNA (pronounced yah-na) introduces herself with her stunning debut single ‘Wild Roses’. The single is a dreamy and enchanting cut that features the newcomer’s lusciously smooth vocals that gracefully float atop the woozy, groove-inflected instrumentation penned by the Swedish heavyweights and COLORS alumni Little Dragon. Check out the dazzling single and it’s gorgeous video here, and keep an eye out for JÁNA’s forthcoming debut EP titled ‘Flowerworks’ which is set for release on July 3rd.
Glasgow based artist CHLOBOCOP teams up with Lee Scott with a slice of her distinct and trippy brand of Hip-Hop on latest offering ‘BELL ME BACK’. The single follows up last year’s ‘NARCOTICS’ and features the artist’s fiery bars over an eerie, bass-heavy instrumental courtesy of Bisk and Sun Jun. Dive into the addictive track here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising artist.