Jalen N’Gonda – I Need You

R&B meets the indie rocking of Merseyside on Jalen N’Gonda’s ‘I Need You’. Drawing upon the subject of a man, feeling blue, Jalen croons over a rhythmic bed of guitar. “The idea was to shoot a video about a guy not wanting to be on a film set…quite up to its contrary. It’s some soul,…

Video: Champyons – Dusty

“Dusty” is the latest single to arrive from 3-piece band and producer collective, CHAMPYONS. Incorporating RnB, rock and electronic elements, the anonymous trio effortlessly blend traditional song and sample-driven beat-making to create a sound that transcends classic genre definitions. “Dusty” offers a glimpse into the band’s first full-length album CHA CHA CHA, to be released early 2018 via Embassy of…

Video: Beckett – Butterflies feat. Claire Ridgely

Beckett’s new record ‘Butterflies’ is an anthemic pop power-piece, featuring the beguiling vocals of Montreal native Claire Ridgely. Having featured on singles with Robotaki, Embody and Pat Lok, she is on something of a roll – as is Berlin based producer Beckett. His debut single is almost hymn like, beautifully arranged with dynamic rhythmic interplay…

Launchpad: LIEZA

A songwriter for many years, Nashville-based Meghan Roner – aka LIEZA – is beginning her journey as an artist, having found her own sound. Her new single ‘Eyeliner’ has just dropped via LV Music and is available across all digital platforms. “Eyeliner is that anthem that you sing to yourself in the mirror when you’ve had a bad…

Quote Club: Toxic Boy

​”I didn’t want to write your traditional love song this time around. I find that there is a lot of beauty to be found in sadness and heartbreak. Rotten Love is about how complex the emotion of love can be, and the idea that if it is experienced a certain way, it can tear your…

Quote Club: Tanjier

“The track is about a married man lusting for a prostitute, even though he has a family. The track is called ‘Hymn’ because it is the protagonist’s song of worship to this sex worker that he is infatuated by. It explores the grey areas between what we want and what we need. We had the idea of…

Dantes – who do you think you are?

Some more sumptuous soulful R&B here from Dantes with his new single ‘who do you think you are?’ Synths swirl underneath Dantes’ silky vocal, taking you on a melancholy journey. “This was the first time I ever recorded clarinet on one of my own pieces. The whole thing came together in one take and I…

On The Record: WESLEE

What can you tell our readers about WESLEE that they might not know already? I guess it would help to know what you know already but in the meantime if you show up with donuts we will be friends for life. Gassed has received lots of love, how did it feel having such a great…

Launchpad: BRYTLY

Twenty-year-old singer and songwriter, Codi Lester A.K.A. BRYTLY, is a native South Carolinian who is finding her artistic footing in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Armed with her guitar, BRYTLY is beginning to showcase the writing talent that lays the foundation for her single ‘Are You Out There’. Surrounded by low-key production, Lester’s vocal shines…

Gallo – A Little Bit Dangerous

Gallo is an American-Lebanese songstress whose debut track received a feature a few months ago. The Los Angeles based songwriter is beguiling us yet again with her new record ‘A Little Bit Dangerous’. Dark melodic pop tendencies are paired with delicate lyricism and rhodes-laden, silky production. “I am a human mood ring…I’m not trying to…

Baula – Nova

Baula are an alt-pop pair who are plying their trade out of Gothenburg in Sweden. Members Ísak Ásgeirsson and Karolina Thunberg formed the band in 2015 before engaging in a tour run, performing their own brand of upbeat dark pop. “‘Nova’ is an old song that we originally wrote a couple of years ago and…

Quote Club: The Able Bodies

“Flicker is about overcoming anxiety that can prevent us from being the best version of ourselves. Remembering to see the positive side of life and not focus too much on the pain. The music has elements of disco, EDM, afrobeat, funk, and jazz. We wanted the video to reflect this by having a fun, colorful…