“Cherry on Top” lands as an impressively lean pop track. Glistening percussion accents bits of Ziearre’s divine wisdom with a flow as smooth as his dance moves.
Cambridgeshire-based guitarist and vocalist, HRTLSS, has been a touring artist since 12-years-old when he toured with a metal band. After a 10 year break, he’s making a calculated return. “Paranoid” sees him and LAYNE bringing Weeknd-esque vocals and synths to a song about swirling anxieties.
Mitchel Gerald’s new single “John Wick” is a horn-laden hustle anthem. The emcee is hitting 2021 with redoubled energy in music and entrepreneurship.
Through their shared experience yet disparate backgrounds, Noutéka have created the ultimate ode to the city of London. The collective pulls together to show the beauty of diversity through music and the “LINES” that connect us in unexpected ways.
“We Outside” by LocalBlac fuses LA aesthetic and energy with stream-of-consciousness bars layered with vulnerability. The energetic emcee reminds us of vigorous rappers JID or Chris Patrick.
Harlem emcee Donsmith balances two worlds in lyrical and visual form for his latest single. The video for “Group Chat” visually represents the encroachment of gentrification as he lyrically attacks the idea that the invasion on his neighborhood and culture is anything but destructive appropriation.
Abigail Sernal learns from the little things in “Subtleties” as she reflects. A gentle melody sweeps across the track, leaving Sernal’s vocals to settle positivity into the corners of negative experiences like a laminated memory.
Over smooth vocals and a supremely funky bassline, Khamari displays giving into desire and letting go of denial. “Pull Up” is a foot tapper, a head nodder, a funk-driven single with bedroom R&B grooves.
ArmstrongWW sees love in the skies and carries the light of his fallen friend on “For You.” The subtly jazzy track sees the emcee reminiscing on the past to move forward for not only himself but for his friend.
Australia’s own Groovy Daughter captivates with a bassline later echoed in vocalized “da da dums” that stay in your head over many days post first listen. It’s fitting that a song about the artist drowning out criticism can so easily occupy your own headspace.