Lonney Love's new single "Waiting 4 U" opens like a movie trailer soundtrack. It's a captivating, beautiful ballad with a melody and feel that would translate as a love song in any language. And over the music, the Jamaican born, Caymanian artist's soft vocals soar showing an impressive range and control. The track is the first single from his upcoming EP, stay tuned!
Love wrote of the song: "I believe that no matter the individual, we all understand that feeling of waiting and wishing for something. To me, true love is one of the greatest gifts to receive, especially when you feel like you’ve been waiting what seems like forever. The concept of this song came to me when I met my wife but has since evolved to mean so much more as we create our family and experience the ups and downs of life and its many journeys."
Working with Nicolosi & Mesto, Australian producer Throttle has released the dreamy second single from his upcoming debut EP "Where U Are", out Oct 11th. With warm synth textures and lovely vocals the track builds to a chilled drop over bouncy bass (he's from Melbourne after all!) He wrote on Facebook: "It is about the worlds within us and feeling lost in them." The talented producer has collaborated with Galantis and Oliver Heldens, performed at Tomorrowland and officially remixed Ed Sheeran, all before his 21st birthday. He's been touring constantly the past two years and next month he's set to play through four states in the U.S. Keep an ear out from him, he's on the rise!
Producers Misfit Massacre and Urbanstep have teamed up with rapper and fine weed junkie Peter Piffen to bring us their bangin' new dubstep single "Blowin' Smoke". The atmosphere is lit, the vocals are strong and the drop will kick you back in your seat. The trio hail from Germany, Latvia and the U.S. respectively. Misfit Massacre, a.k.a. Hannes Schütz, recently featured on albums by labels Interval Audio and Odio alongside the likes of Dala, Audioweapon and Ace Aura. He is also part of dubstep duo We Killed Hannah with Gerwin Kiesinger, and has a more chill side-project called Catch a Cold. Urbanstep has shared the stage with the likes of Pendulum, Feint and Muzzy, and if you'd like to hear sneak peaks of new music from him, check out his Facebook page.
Alt/hip hop/EDM artist Peter Piffen often produces music with Larry Ohh with whom he's part of the duo Loppside. Their track "Shots for Errbody" has seen almost a million streams on Spotify since its release in 2017. Piffen's popular recent previous collaboration with Urbanstep, "Take Apart The Sky", helped his solo project rise further into the spotlight this year. He also owns an alligator. Check out his Instagram for more!
Indie singer/songwriter Kira Alejandro sings to her boyfriend on "Oh Michael", the second track from her debut EP "Stone Cold Killer". The track has a sweet, well-crafted melody interspersed with dark-tinged flourishes reflecting her bittersweet vocals. Aside from her delightfully indie vocals, she also plays the piano and ukulele on the new EP. Speaking about the release on Facebook she wrote: "When I started this project, I never thought I'd finish it -- I have never been able to confidently release anything and feel that it was done justice before this." We're glad that she was able to get the EP to a place that she's happy with because we love it!
Duo FARR bring us a groovy new alt pop single called "Paranoid" led by soulful vocals over rich instrumentation including organ, sax and a sitar-like riff in the chorus. The duo have been working together since 2016 when they met during a studio session, and "Paranoid" is the first track in a string of new music from them that will feature on their forthcoming debut album due next year. Producer Linden Jay explains how the track came about on Facebook:
Vocalist Roméo elaborates further: "A couple years back Linden and I were in London around Glastonbury weekend. We hadn't seen each other in a few months and had a bunch of music to catch up on so we started a few new ideas. That same day my ex was going out with some of my friends for my best friend's birthday and I had this pit in my stomach that she was gonna try to sleep with one of them. I spent the whole night in the studio freaking out, checking my phone every five minutes, and Linden started playing this organ in his studio kitchen. We started going back and forth and ended up with 'Paranoid', which is essentially about my incessant day to day worrying. It's an anxiety anthem."
The vocals from lead singer Bilal Saab on boyband NorthKid's new break-up single "Done Fighting" shine brightly, showing off an impressive range. Underpinning the gorgeous vocals, the band have produced an uplifting, twinkling pop rock sound that builds to a big chorus. NorthKid actually earned the title: "the world's northern-most boyband" with their previous release, hailing from the town of Alta in Norway, close to the North Cape. Bilal wrote: "This is my favorite song so far in my career. It's about letting go of the relationship of your life even though you are not ready for it."
Four-piece pop group and singers Whatever We Are bring us a gorgeous new acoustic pop song called "Church", and from the first verse we immediately get Ed Sheeran vibes. Their voices harmonize together perfectly over the acoustic and they even tie in a rap section on the song that is: "a reminder that love is easier to spread than hate."
Perhaps one of the reasons they sound so effortless singing together is that although each used to focus on their own solo careers, they've all since moved into a shared house on Long Island where they can make music in their living room-turned-studio-space full time, fully committing to their shared project. And it's sure paying off with quality music coming out like this! Church is the final single from their upcoming debut EP "Limbo".
Seoul-based electronic producers Mitte and TRY DENY send us all the right "signals" on their new future bass collaboration. With gorgeous vocals over softly chiming production in the verses, the track then introduces orchestral percussion and a lovely higher vocal harmony as it builds to a powerful future bass drop. Mitte will soon be changing name to Chill Satellite and has already released a single called "All I Love" under the new name on label Inextremis' album "Sagrada Familia". And if you're looking for a something little cruisier, TRY DENY also runs a side project for chill lofi music called Ajjae. Signals is the first collaboration these producers have released together and we hope it signals more from them in the future!
Having previously collaborated with other artists on popular songs such as LNY TNZ's "Secrets" and Campsite Dream's "Little Do You Know", CATALI has honed her voice into a perfect pop weapon and she's now focusing on releasing her own music. She shows both her strength and vulnerability on her catchy new single "Harder", of which she's released a fantastic acoustic version. On this, her voice is given all the space to shine as she tells her story and what she wants from a lover over an alluring acoustic melody. Her voice rings confidently and powerfully over the track, particularly after the second chorus where she sings the hip shaking melody of the horns from the original studio version.
Shortly after the release of his sophomore album "First Love", Malaysian indie pop artist thisis. DY has followed up with a fun, upbeat new single called "Bedtime Story", the second of three he has planned for 2019. The track is full of catchy hooks, dancey guitars and rhythms and has a gorgeous breakdown. Also known as Daniel Yoong, thisis. DY started his career in Malaysia as a teenager finding success with his debut album "T.I.N.Y". He's kept himself busy ever since, studying at Berklee College of Music, writing music, touring, producing and recording for himself and other artists and writing for film. We look forward to hearing the next single from him soon!