Christian contemporary artist This Mellow is based in Perth, Western Australia. His debut single, ‘I’m With You’ was inspired by the lockdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic, and being separated from family members in the UK. It’s a sentiment we can all relate to, as we’ve all been through tough times in the past year or so – a song we can find solace in regardless of our beliefs or lack thereof. This Mellow is able to fuse the love he has for his family, with the love he feels in his Christian faith.
Keelie Walker is like so many other teens, and is still figuring herself out; trying to work out who she is while dealing with the increasing pressures of growing up. Her new single, ‘Runaway’, the follow up to March’s ‘Girls Night’, is another single from the ‘Girls Night’ EP, and as usual, we see her as herself, being an uplifting inspiration for her friends, as well as those around her.
Raphaël Angelini doesn’t limit his talents to being exclusively a classical musician – he’s played all kinds of different compositions – but no matter what genre of music he plays, when he sits down at the piano to play a piece, he does so with the confidence of a virtuoso and the energy and presence of a rock star.
Grey DeLisle’s album, ‘Borrowed’ has the audacity to cover songs from T. Rex to Willie Nelson and from Pink Floyd to Hank Williams, and features string arrangements by Eric Gorfain (Radiohead, Coldplay) and Tammy Rogers (The Steeldrivers, Victoria Williams). You’ll have to wait to hear it in full however, as the album won’t be released until later in 2021. Meanwhile, you can check out the second single and video, ‘Tonight You Belong to Me’, which was previously recorded by The Honeys in 1969, and produced by Brian Wilson, of The Beach Boys.
Los Angeles plays host to an incredible array of musical artists, and the latest one we’d like to introduce to you is Feriano JX, the stage name of Jacob, who came to the USA from Cameroon, Africa, 11 years ago. After attending high school and college, in Maryland, he went to Montgomery College to study business, before moving to California, where he currently works in Cyber Security. His real passion of course, is music, and Feriano JX takes inspiration from the likes of Michael Jackson, Nas, and Jay-Z among others. His good friend Jeremiah Bland pushed him relentlessly, and we thank him, because now we get to hear his first ever single ‘Night Fall’ – and there’s plenty more where that came from.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, but now living in Atlanta, Georgia, Ugotaya raps and sings with authority and the air of a statesman. His music is a lot of fun, as he skilfully blends into his music the perspective of an African, and an African-American. His new single, ‘No Dey Lie’, lets his voice go full throttle, and the track is the perfect example of his style: drawn from Dirty South rap, deep-rooted gospel soul, and dancehall that’ll melt your socks off with its island heat.
Young Thug’s vocals are instantly recognisable: with their laser-like precision they hit their mark fast, while at the same time their otherworldly quality ensures that there’s no mistaking whose voice it is. It’s what’s made not only his own releases best sellers, but also why he’s been in such demand as the secret ingredient in hits by the likes of Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris, Post Malone, and many other pop stars. So given all that, it’s clear just what importance been added to ‘Drunk Mess’, the mesmerising single by pop-rap duo Kooly Bros, when Young Thug provided his vocals. Speaking of his fellow Georgians, he said, “it’s their time.”
Daniela Federici is a master of the black and white portrait, and together with pop singer Kelsey Coleman they’ve made a video that’s compelling right from the word go, with Coleman filling out every line and every syllable of her new single, ‘Break Mine’, while Federici captures every aspect of the performance. The clip is so watchable is the clip that you might might miss that it’s entirely footage of Coleman’s face, set against a black background.