We’ve taken a bit of a break but we’re back and baring gifts. Here’s the new releases we’ve been listening to that we think you should check out from the last few weeks.
Natanya – Angel
Natanya did something really special on this track. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, this has definitely graced your FYP and the release day is finally here!!! The hook is on this track is mesmerising. She sings about a fleeting feeling of lust in the most gorgeous of ways.
NAYANA AB – Sunday Morning
NAYANA AB and Mar!k team up on this smooth, sultry song. NAYANA AB’s rich vocals glide over the abstract production. Mar!k’s romantic rap is uttered like spoken word and his falsetto on the bridge is extraordinary.
BLK ODYSSY – ODEE
BLK ODYSSY’s latest offering is dripping in luxury as he details his lavish lifestyle. This is some of the smoothest R&B you’ll listen to, the way the beat combines with his vocals entices you and leaves you wanting more.
Don’t you just love when Amapiano and Afrobeats collide? Fused with R&B vocals, Tyla and Ayra Starr plead not to be left for another woman on this summery track.
Obongjayar – Just Cool
Obongjayar’s latest single takes a funkier approach production-wise. It’s fun and carefree in nature, definitely one to start your morning with to ensure a positive mood throughout the day.
Len – BOOTZ BOTTEGA
Len’s braggadocio combines with intricate production on his latest track. His bars are just as bold as they are catchy.
Sekou – BETTER MAN
Sekou’s latest single is a raw ballad. The simple piano allows for his voice to be the focal point as he pours his heart out with his rich, deep tone.
Amaria – All For You (Album)
Allow Amaria to take you on a journey. She’s got a silky smooth R&B tone and the production on this record ranges from drifting, celestial movements to jazz-tinged melodies.
tendai – three.one EP
tendai’s raw, emo vocals drift across the melancholic guitar on his latest EP. When you press play, the sense of yearning is evident no matter the track.
Benjamin A.D and Kojey Radical hit us with their razor-sharp cadence. Full of reflection, this is an alt-rap track that forces you to really sit and think about various burdens.
Cooper Phillips and Durand Bernarr have collaborated on this Afrobeats-inspired track, complementing each other on the enthralling melody. The production is hypnotising and their vocals melt into each other effortlessly.
Sipperell – Peace in the Madness
Sipprell’s deep tone runs like a waterfall over the acoustic guitar riffs. She’s encouraging her listeners to find the calm within the chaos on this gorgeous track full of reassurance.
Aaron Taylor – HAVE A NICE DAY! EP
Aaron Taylor’s latest EP feels funk and soul inspired with various gospel elements. An uplifting listen that’s both relatable and motivating, bound to get you out of a rut and bring your spark back when you’re burnt out.
Jim Legxacy – HNPM
Genre-bending sampling savant, Jim Legxacy has fed us with a mixtape. Combining his heartfelt emo singing inflections with drum patterns from an array of genres from jersey club to Afrobeats and melodious acoustic guitar, he’s definitely struck gold with this one.
sbk – MAMAS BOY
sbk jumps on trap-fused production with his gritty flow. He opens up about the struggles he’s faced while hoping to provide a better life for his mum, and conversates with her on the chorus.
Nia Chennai – See It Through
Nia Chennai’s alluring Neo-soul vocals flow across the acoustic guitar-based production on this summery track. It’s a dreamy contemplation about love, sure to soothe your soul like lemon and honey when you’ve got a sore throat.
Olamide and CKay have created one of the breeziest Afrobeats tracks to grace our ears. It’s calming and chill, perfect for whenever you need to relax.
Renee Stormz – All the Smoke
Renee Stormz honeyed vocals and Neo-soul influenced cadence create this smooth, chilled atmosphere. Make no mistake though, Renee Stormz knows exactly what she wants and is definitely going to get it.
blackwave. are a hip hop duo from Belgium, made up of rapper Jean-Valéry Atohoun and singer/producer Willem Ardui. Jordan Mackampa joins blackwave. on this triumphant yet sombre track. The soothing vocals, whether it’s Jean rapping or Willem and Jordan Mackampa singing, evoke an optimistic breeze. Press play when you feel like you need a pick me up.
Twyce – OfCourse
Twyce is consistently riding the lo-fi drill wave. His flow is intricate, his cadence is suave, what more could you want? ‘Of Course’ is vibrant and a magnificent display of what Twyce can do.
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