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East London based singer, songwriter and COLORS alumnus Jerome Thomas shares a delightful new single in the form of ‘Right There’. Soundtracked by a slick beat dripping with groovy guitars and delicate piano melodies, the track is taken to new heights with Thomas’ sublime, honeyed vocals which glide across the soundscape with ease as he sings about making yourself available to your loved ones who are going through a hard time. Stream the single here and keep an eye out for Jerome Thomas’ new EP which is set to be released early next year.
Sydney-based artist Young Franco links up with COLORS alumni and Miami rapper Denzel Curry and Pell on groovy new single ‘Fallin Apart’. Driven by an infectious beat that features a refreshing sample of Steve Monite’s ‘Things Fall Apart’, the track is an instant hit that is only heightened by Curry’s playful delivery and witty wordplay whilst New Orleans bred, Jackson-based Pell rounds out the track with his own sharp verse. Dive into ‘Fallin Apart’ here, it’s an absolute bop from start to finish.
Haitian-American artist HANZ follows up his ‘PRAYLUDE’ EP from earlier this year with his debut full-length mixtape ‘VAGABOND’. Over the course of the tape’s ten tracks, HANZ showcases his immense versatility as both a rapper and singer as well as his sharp penmanship over superb soundscapes courtesy of Flaire and Fantom Limb. From the powerful opener ‘MWENSE MWENSE’ and ‘Process’ to glitchy electronic-led ‘Blame Me’ and grand atmospherics of ‘Burbank’, ‘VAGABOND’ solidifies HANZ as one of the most exciting voices around.
South East London-based artist Harve teams up with Stockholm-born, London-based artist Fatima on their delectable new single ‘Anything’. Produced alongside Josh Scarbrow, the single embodies a blissfully smooth and calming atmosphere as Harve and Fatima lay down their silky vocals over the electronic and piano-led instrumentation. Check out the uplifting cut here and be sure to keep an eye out for Harve’s forthcoming sophomore EP which is set to drop early next year.
US-based multi-disciplinary artist ADIV teases his forthcoming debut project with the release of his fantastic new single and video ‘Blue Gene’. Serving as the follow up to previous cuts ‘Time’ and ‘Nothing Dies’, the sparkling cut encompasses a slick soundscape comprising crisp drums and gorgeous basslines that are smothered with ADIV’s impeccably smooth and soothing tones. Check out ‘Blue Gene’ and it’s equally stunning music video here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising artist in the new year.
Emerging London-based artist George Riley follows up her fantastic single ‘Move’ from earlier this year with the equally hypnotic ‘TRIXXX’ which is produced by Oliver Palfreyman. A shape shifting electronic cut that opens with a disorienting, otherworldly soundscape, ‘TRIXXX’ seeps its way into your heart with its mesmeric psychedelia and Riley’s delicate vocals finding the perfect juxtaposition. With ‘Move’ and now ‘TRIXXX’ (which arrives with a splendid music video directed by Cato X MISSOHIO), George Riley has cemented her status as one of the most exciting prospects for 2021 and beyond.
Consider yourself introduced to Japanese multi-disciplinary artist MANON and her scintillating new single ’18’ which is produced by KM. Accompanied by a brilliant music video directed by MANON and ZOEY, the explosive cut follows previous singles ‘2 LIVE IN A REAL WORLD’ and ‘WORLD’S END’ (ft. dodo) from earlier this year. Soundtracked by an icy electronic beat, the track sees MANON lay down her sugary vocals with an effortless, almost nonchalant flow – see yourself here.
Consider yourself introduced to the vibrant atmospherics of South African duo Stiff Pap (aka singer-songwriter Ayema Problem and multidisciplinary artist Jakinda) and their superb new single ‘Ngomso’ featuring Moonchild Sanelly. Accompanied by an equally hypnotic and vivid music video that is produced and directed by an all-female team based in Cape Town, the scintillating single comprises a refreshing electronic beat expertly blended together with South African inspired rhythms to serve as the perfect backdrop for Ayema Problem and Sanelly to lay down their freeing tones. Check out ‘Ngomso’ here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Stiff Pap.
London-based singer/songwriter Matilda Mann, who performed for our HOME/BRED series earlier this year, shares her stunning new EP ‘Because I Wanted You To Know’. Featuring previous singles ‘Happy Anniversary, Stranger’, ‘As It Is’ and ‘Japan’, the five-track EP is rounded off with the gentle inflections of ‘Robbed’ and gritty, guitar-laden atmospherics of closing track ‘Paper Mache World’. Stream ‘Because I Wanted You To Know’ in its entirety here.
Miami-born, Texas-based singer/songwriter ROZET unveils the captivating music video to her brilliant new single ‘Rigamarole’. Following her magnificent debut offering ‘Phantom City’ which dropped earlier this year, ‘Rigamarole’ is accompanied by a clip that reflects the pain endured by the black community in a Trump-led America and wonderfully captures the track’s empowering and ruthless sentiment. Check out the striking visual to ‘Rigamarole’ here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising artist.
Boston-born, London-raised vocalist and songwriter Kenzie TTH (fka Kenzie) shares another sparkling cut in the form of ‘Needed More’. Taken from her forthcoming new EP which is out early 2021, ‘Needed More’ serves as the follow up to recent cut ‘Losing Sleep’ and sees the artist lay her gorgeous tones over an icy trap-inspired beat. A vibe from start to finish, check out the brilliant single here.
Byron Bay, Australia-based psych-pop outfit Babe Rainbow return with the release of sun-soaked, dreamy new single ‘Zeitgeist’. Serving as the band’s first release of the year, the shimmering single is taken from a forthcoming double A-side 7″ which will be released by Flightless Records. Soundtracked by radiant guitars and mellow rhythms tinged with bright synths, the track’s ethereal and psychedelic aesthetic is taken to by the gorgeous vocals that drift across the soundscape like a gentle breeze. Warm your soul with ‘Zeitgeist’ here.
Melbourne, Australia-based multidisciplinary artist Dugong Jr shares his highly-anticipated new EP ‘Pleasure Principle’. With contributions from the likes of Jordan Dennis, Evangeline and Rromarin, the six-track project features previous cuts like ‘Ghost’ and ‘Float’ as well as new gems ‘Slow It Down’ and ‘On My Own’. Throughout the project, Dugong Jr casts his sonic wizardry with funk-filled electronic beats that are topped off by the slick vocals from his fellow Aussie contemporaries. Stream ‘Pleasure Principle’ in full here.
Consider yourself introduced to Nigerian, Netherlands-born, London-based newcomer Loshh who dazzles with his incredibly groovy and intoxicating debut single ‘Feelam’. Lifted from his forthcoming EP which is slated to drop next year, the energetic track is an absolute vibe from start to finish. Everything from the spirited instrumentation that finds beauty behind the madness to Loshh’s lively and passionate vocals will uplift and get you moving; check out ‘Feelam’ here and “get in the groove”.
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.