There’s so much music out there nowadays, it’s so hard to decide what new releases you want to listen to. We know for a fact that you’re missing out on some gems so don’t worry, we’ve created a shortlist for you below.
JORDY – FEEL RIGHT NOW
Essex-based rapper Jordy drops visuals for Amapiano tinged summer
anthem, ‘Feel Right Now’ taken from his debut 7-track EP, ‘SMH’. Produced by long-term
collaborators Jojo Mukeza and Daniel Miles, ‘Feel Right Now’ offers uplifting and euphoric tones that contribute to an overall joyous vibe. The video – directed by Otis Dominique – sees Jordy take the form of the entire band, from frontman to drummer, with a nod to the iconic naughties Outkast video for ‘Hey Ya’.
Kelly Kiara – Change My Number
‘Change My Number’ ahead of her debut mixtape ‘Hopeless Romantic’ next month. Produced by Harry James, this track is layered with dulcet R&B tones and a Trap beat where Kelly sings about falling out of love. Accompanied by stylish visuals, the neon lights and intimate close-ups are the perfect setting for this unexpected breakup anthem. Kelly delivers the perfect combination of nostalgia
mixed with modern-day greatness.
Kwaku Asante – Blue Solstice EP
Born in North-west London, Afropunk attributed “voice of an angel” Kwaku Asante is a storyteller, vividly narrating his journey of self-discovery through music that draws inspiration from neo-soul, R&B, and hip hop. This is glaringly seen in his 3 track project ‘Blue Solstice’ with an added twist, as Kwaku deliberately wanted to switch things up, offering a more uptempo and feel good project. Look out for his anticipated headline show at the Jazz Cafe in November.
NIA – I Miss You
British-Congolese Singer Songwriter NIA is back with another single straight from her diary with ‘I Miss You’, an R&B track produced by French Producer Lhbonthetrack. The song sees Nia show off her french native tongue, which only adds to the vibe. NIA dives back into
her diary and tells all about that love drunk feeling you get whenever you think of your past relationship, in this case, your ex. The feeling where you just want the touch and sensual experience you got from it and none of the other jazz. You just want
them to spend the night and that’s all.
“I was doing well by myself but girls need love too and I’m a particular girl so need it in a certain way. I didn’t relapse but only because I wrote it down, that was enough for me to reminisce. Every girl goes through it, lol. I sound so sexual and dreamy.” – NIA
Arka – Sweet Like
‘Sweet Like’ is prod by Kideko and pays homage to UK garage with an energetic, upbeat production that matches perfectly with Arka’s old school style grime rapping abilities. Arka draws on Dave as a big inspiration, with the humbleness and uniqueness he possesses has inspired Arka to create a niche avenue for himself and be distinguished from other emerging artists. Having already accompanied the global superstar on stage at LoveBox and other festivals, it’s only a matter of time before Arka has that stage to himself.