Sunday, February 26, 2017

What's In Our Inbox? #87

With so many emails arriving in our inbox on a daily basis it's sometimes difficult to keep track of all the great new music that is being sent to us. As much as we would love to give each artist/song their own individual feature, we simply do not have the time to do so. So in order to make things a little easier on ourselves and to help get more music out there to YOU, we've decided to start doing a new feature that we're calling What's In Our Inbox?, which we'll try to share at least once a week. Please listen to each song and if you like what you hear then be sure to give the artist(s) a thumbs up and/or a follow on Facebook/Twitter.

1. Ezkiel - "Around"

2. Goss - "Time"

3. Lostchild - "S.A.M."

4. Lucas Nord - "Mess It Up"

5. Majik - "Paralysed"

6. Mother Mare - "Gold Heart"

7. MYLEN - "Nervous"

8. RITUAL (feat. Mononoke) - "Drown The Lovers"

9. Sonny - "Princess"

10. Tinker - "On The Outside"

Friday, February 24, 2017

Soleima (feat. Hoodboi) - Breathe

After having debuted her previous single "Cracks" back in January, Danish pop artist Sarah Mariegaard, aka Soleima returns today with her latest offering called "Breathe", which was written and produced in collaboration with Hoodboi and Vasco and also serves as the second track to be lifted from her forthcoming debut EP, No. 14, due out on April 21st.

The track epitomizes Soleima's sound; her unique vocal and infectious melodies wrapped up in slick pop production. "The song is about escaping time and place but also a song about growing up and being frightened about it," explains Soleima. "Everything around you going too fast and feeling like you can't keep up. I was introduced to Hoodboi by a common friend. I liked the chords and the very strong melody in the beat from the beginning. But both Hoodboi and I felt like it could use a little something to fit me and my style perfectly."

Listen to "Breathe" below.

"Breathe " is available now on iTunes.

New Music Friday #2

1. BAYNK - "Poolside"

Featured on Hillydilly.

2. Biyo - "Focus"

Featured on Going Solo.

3. Calcedon - "Sparrow"

Featured on Fringe Music Fix.

4. Daily Holla (feat. J Fitz) - "Waves"

Featured on Acid Stag.

5. Lastlings - "Urges"

Featured on Stoney Roads.

6. Daye Jack - "Casino"

Featured on Clash.

7. Memoryy - "Turn It Up"

Featured on The Burning Ear.

8. Niki & The Dove - "Sushi King"

Featured on Teases and Dares.

9. POWERS - "Heavy"

Featured on Consequence of Sound.

10. Rachel K Collier - "Paper Tiger"

Featured on Dork.

11. Wolkoff x Atropolis - "He's A LIzard"

Featured on Purple Melon.

12. Yuppycult (feat. Sizzy Rocket) - "Girls Like"

Featured on I Heart Moosiq.

Jazz Morley - Ruin Me

Bournemouth-based singer/songwriter Jazz Morley returns today with the her eagerly-awaited new single called "Ruin Me", the follow-up to last year's previous releases "Bad Love" and "Take Me Down", both of which achieved Top 5 positions on Hype Machine and BBC Introducing support. On "Ruin Me", Jazz continues to showcase her raw talent and passion for emotive down-tempo pop, channeling influences such as Jessie Ware, Shura and Christine & The Queens. It's sonic equivalent of sticking your head out the window on a seaside cruise, the track effortlessly slides on the songbird's smooth alto and sunny guitar riffs, as she admits to opening herself up to a new lover: "I feel it, not used to this / I could let you ruin me / I'm cold and you’re good at this / I could let you ruin me," she sings.

"It's ['Ruin Me'] about finding yourself in a bad place in life, feeling like you're only just holding it together, and being vulnerable to another's influence- be it good or bad," Jazz says about the track. "Sometimes when the world seems grey and hopeless, and you're craving anything that isn't mundane normality, meeting somebody new can be both exciting and dangerous."

Listen to "Ruin Me" below.

Premiere via Billboard.

Caswell - Animal

South London-based artist Caswell has today unveiled her stunning new single called "Animal", a brooding song that further showcases her pure, soulful voice and broad range, which has seen her being compared to the likes of Jorja Smith, Sasha Keable and JONES. At just 22-year-old, Caswell has already developed her own rich and distinct sound; combining jazz, soul and pop influences with a knack for sophisticated songwriting.

"I draw from my own personal experiences," says Caswell. "I find that's when I really need to write. It's very much a form of catharsis for me and I like having created something positive like a song out of something negative that has happened in my life. Sometimes it helps me find closure and listening back to songs is like seeing the little milestones of my life."

"When you listen to a record, especially these days, everything's been tweaked, second guessed and overthought to a point where sometimes the soul is lost. Although live will never sound as perfect, it's an opportunity to properly connect to the rawness of the song and the artist."

Caswell's symbolic and literal voice is clear and convincing, with an emotional maturity beyond her years. This, paired with her grit and determination, mean that Caswell is definitely an artist to watch in 2017.

Listen to "Animal" below.

Premiere via Wonderland Magazine.