Birmingham pop rapper Dwain Miller has channelled his own life experiences, including those of suffering with mental health issues, into his music. He set out with the idea of releasing a project which would both inspire and assist his audiences, and his debut EP, ‘Dark Times Can Be Brighter’, is available now.
Capitol Records have this week released a candid new song from Lola Young, ‘None For You’. With its stripped-back beats, lilting keys and warmly soulful mix of R&B and jazz, the track offers additional insight into Young’s artistry. Produced by Manuka, her frequent collaborator, “None For You” is from Young’s forthcoming EP, Renaissance, which will be released on April 28.
Close your eyes while you’re listening to ‘Riverbank’, by Pinewood, and perhaps like me you’ll find yourself by the river, laying back on the red and black checked wool blanket, sated by a much too large yet incredibly delicious picnic lunch. You soon find yourself floating along, whether it be in a boat or somehow along a light summer breeze; you speed up, some rapids below you – but nothing will mar this perfect day. The atmospheric folk tune is filled to capacity with a plethora of ethereal vocals, strings plucked tenderly, and a rhythm that mimics the ebb of the water.
Set for release tomorrow, March 16, Wendy Halo’s latest single, ‘Fire And Ice’ tells the story of a relationship where one partner is distancing themselves, and the other is trying to bring the passion back, and restore the spark. The track follows on directly from her most recent single, ‘Compromise’.
It’s hard to believe, but Keenan Willard only started writing songs at the start of 2019. His debut single, ‘Like You Do’, released ahead of an EP set to come out in the summer, sees him drawing on his North Carolina roots, and infusing his sound with the inspirations served by his surroundings in El Paso, where he is based, and works as a TV reporter.
Now signed to Slip-N-Slide Records, Miami’s Teenear has been honing her craft since the age of 3, when she started participating in pageants, talent shows, and singing in Church. She started uploading covers to YouTube at the age of 15, and she released her debut single, ‘Friday Night’, featuring rapper Sage The Gemini, in 2015. She’s kept up the rhythm with more singles since then, and with trailblazers like Mariah Carey, Brandy, Aaliyah, and Beyoncé as influences, there’s no doubt this star is shooting for the moon.
Saint Helena Island in South Carolina has a population of slightly more than 8000 people. Growing up, MSC Jay therefore had to find hobbies to occupy his time, and these always centred around music and sports. When he wasn’t on the field or the ball courts, he was writing raps, and taking on any feedback he got. MSC Jay used constructive criticism to hone his lyrical format and musical style, and actively studied his rap influences, became a businessman, and never gave up.
As the days get shorter and the evenings grow colder, it’s that cosy time of year when cuddling up to the person that you love sounds like the perfect plan – especially when that person is yourself. Pop fusion duo, President Street, have your musical accompaniment for those autumnal evenings covered with the new lyric video for self-love autumnal anthem, ‘I Found Me’.