Born and raised in Harlem, New York City, Gospel artist Tisha Hunter is no stranger to the music industry, having achieved great success in the early 1990s as part of the RnB girl group, Ex-Girlfriend, who were signed to Warner/Reprise by music biz legend, Benny Medina. Their song, ‘Why Can’t You Come Home’ hit the number 3 spot on the Billboard charts. They followed this up with appearances on Soul Train, BET, Showtime At The Apollo, world tours, music videos, and on movie soundtracks. Ex-Girlfriend was the opening act for Prince in 1992 at the Jack the Rapper music convention, and were later invited to perform at his club in Minneapolis.
Originally from Nigeria but now living in Montreal, Canada, T-Klassiq takes pop music and instils in it the iconic afro-beat sound of his home country. Taking inspiration from Western artists, the likes of Michael Jackson, and Akon, along with fellow African creatives such as Fela Anikulapo, and Kuti, T-Klassiq has melded for himself a beautiful Afro-pop sound, which is perfectly showcased in his new single, ‘Overcome’.
AV Super Sunshine’s new single isn’t that at all. It’s a new arrangement. Originally released in 2014, ‘Baby Goodbye’ was followed by a hip-hop remix video, and 3 years later, ‘Baby Goodbye 2017 Dance’, a club-flavoured house-remix. ‘Baby Goodbye 2020’ is an updated take on the original, effortlessly smooth-gliding, while combining modern sounds with a heavy dose of retro-guitar heavy 60s psych, 70s hard rock, and soulful female vocals.
Having just moved to Austin, Texas. where he found himself in lockdown, it’s understandable that singer/songwriter and rapper Chris Waters struggled with his fears for the future of the US and the world. However, he decided rather than to sink into depression, to use his gift of music, with his new single, ‘Blurry’ a heartfelt, moving, and quite vulnerable view on life in quarantine.
Malina Moye is recognised as one of the top guitarists of her generation, and she demolishes the boundaries between rock, funk, soul, and pop. ‘Enough’, from her third and latest album, ‘Bad As I Wanna Be’, sees Malina grab the attention of her fans with her self-penned storytelling style, while at the same time grabbing at their hearts with her soulful guitar solos.
Keys FTV is no stranger to the spotlight, having previously shared a stage with the likes of Collective Music’s Blac Youngsta, and Moneybagg Yo. He’s known for his high energy shows, and any track he’s featured on will challenge you NOT to move with the rhythms, and cherish the delicately laid vocals. On top of that, Keys is a rapper who doesn’t just care about is image and laying down amazing tracks, but he’s also a party starting force to be reckoned with, and latest single ‘Flexin’ is a fantastic example of what he can do.
Although Morgan Visconti is the son of super producer Tony Visconti, his band, Ready, Steady, Die!, which includes British singer songwriter Sam K bears little resemblance to the music the elder Visconti had a hand in. Bending dream pop, electronic rock, and darkwave, the duo’s first album ‘Pleasure Ride’ was the initial instalment in their upcoming trilogy, and latest single, ‘Deep’, is a slow-burning trip across whispered verses and haunting choruses.
Maggie McClure and Shane Henry, otherwise known as The Imaginaries, take life and all its unpredictable-ness and turn it into gorgeous, deeply moving Americana, with a timeless quality. Their latest single, ‘Walking On A Wire’, is a response to the push and pull they feel constantly, as people who take the path less travelled.
Sharon Hendrix’s CV is a who’s who of music, having worked alongside the likes of Bob Dylan, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Olivia Newton-John, Dusty Springfield, Harry Chapin, and Barry Manilow. The latter is the one she’s most famous for, having toured the world and recorded with him since 1978, including a duet on his 1985 rendition of ‘Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing’.
New York City’s Sayonne has taken a step away from the world of Off-Broadway musicals where she has spent many years as the leading lady on many plays across the city. Taking Beyoncé as her inspiration she has decided to hit a stage of a different sort, this time as a pop artist. And just like Beyoncé, Sayonne, with her new single, ‘Hot Sauce’, is taking no prisoners.