This is ‘The One’ track you need in your life!

Singer-songwriter Abraham Trai releases debut single ‘The One‘, and it’s super special. A debut single always needs to stand out from the crowd, especially the oversaturated music industry today, and Abraham’s debut lives up to any expectations you might have had. Inspired by the likes of soulful singers such as Adele, Sam Smith and Lewis Capaldi, Abraham Trai is armed with a distinctive vocal ability and could easily be the next big thing in the soul genre.

Written with Louisa Glanville, ‘The One’ showcases Abraham’s delicate vocals with an intricate piano line. Capturing the heartbreak of losing a loved one, this sadly relatable single is breathtaking. Writing songs about his personal experiences in life, ‘The One’ is taken from his forthcoming album, expected in 2022.

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Melanie Masson releases northern soul twist of Future Islands’ iconic hit ‘Seasons (Waiting on You)’

Series 9 X Factor finalist Melanie Masson releases her new single ‘Seasons‘ into the wild. Following in the footsteps of her exceptional debut cover of Beyoncé’s ‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’, her second single ‘Seasons’ is also a cover; this time Melanie puts her unforgettable twist on Future Islands’ anthem ‘Seasons (Waiting on You)’.

The artist has already received praise from the band themselves, with bass player William Cashion hailing it as ‘a beautiful version’. Produced by renowned producer Tristan Longworth, ‘Seasons’ is armed with a northern soul arrangement that will leave you dancing around your house.

“I loved the melody and lyrics to Seasons and really connected to it. It felt very reflective yet optimistic and that’s the mood I wanted to create for the video. I wanted to send out a positive message. It feels like we’re all in the same challenging situation right now. We all have our struggles, our ups and down but there’s always hope. It’s about hanging on to what’s important, taking strength from that and holding onto the belief that better days are coming. It’s a message to everyone to hang on in there.” – Melanie Masson

A soulful rendition that lives up to the original, Melanie Masson’s ‘Seasons’ is warm and feels like summer’s come early.

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The Fabulous Red Diesel’s ‘The Queensbury House Sessions’ is an incredible modern-soul jazz release

A collective quite unlike any other you’ll come across, The Fabulous Red Diesel are innovative and creating music without a specific label. Quirky and armed with everything you’d want from a ‘soul meets jazz collective’, ‘The Queensbury House Sessions’ is for fans of Madeline Peyroux, Joni Mitchell & even Frank Zappa.

With leading single ‘Butterfly Mind’ telling the tale of how true love remains a constant factor in life, no matter where your mind may drift to. On the release, vocalist Kat Lee-Ryan mentioned, “it’s about the way my brain works and the way music flits from one person to another, changing their perception (hopefully for the better) by tiny inspirational touches. And then it’s also a love song – I am married to the drummer and I’m saying no matter how many twists and turns and expansions my mind has, I am always grounded in him – you know I’ve got a butterfly mind but I settle on you.”

Uplifting and showcasing real potential in the world of soul-jazz and even funk and hip-hop, The Fabulous Red Diesel are a band that should be on everyone’s playlists.

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Flight delay leads to Laura Mitchell’s soulful new number ‘Killing Time’

Written by composer John Young while waiting for a long-haul flight – that’s one way to kill some time!

New single ‘Killing Time‘ by soul singer Laura Mitchell is a melancholic number that channels refreshing soundscapes while holding onto a nostalgic presence. Like something you’d hear straight out of the Love Actually soundtrack, this familiar yet authentic piece of music will pull at your heartstrings.

‘Killing Time’ features pianist David Bennett and Laura Mitchell’s jazzy vocals. Mainly working in the wedding industry, Laura’s no stranger to the stage, and connected with ‘Killing Time’ instantly.

“I didn’t see this coming or work towards it. I am in a wedding band. At weddings, many people ask, ‘Do you perform you own stuff?’ or ‘You should go on X Factor’ – I didn’t have plans for that. I used to write music in my teens but worked off most of that angst and sadly stopped writing music when I started learning about it at Uni. I suffered from stage fright for a long time, but through the wedding band, the ability to put on the dress and heels and become a rock star – singing other people’s songs, I become someone else. It’s nice for me to become vulnerable again with a chance to show off the softer side of my vocals.”

Laura Mitchell

Killing Time is out now, and deserves a place on your playlist.

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Soul & Funk legends Crack of Dawn team up with Soul diva Melba Moore to release stunning new single ‘Tiempo’

With over forty years of funk under their belt, Canadian soul powerhouses Crack of Dawn are veterans on the scene.

The titans of Soul have teamed up with the incredible Melba Moore to bring us brand new single Tiempo.

The female flair which Melba Moore adds to Tiempo elevates the tune to a whole new realm. Filled with emotion and pain, Tiempo is a stunning single from this dream team.

Soul diva Melba Moore is a four time Grammy® nominee and winner of the 1970 Tony Award®, for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, for her performance as Lutiebelle in Purlie.

Both a musical and Broadway legend Melba Moore lends her incredible vocal abilities and funky flair to Tiempo. With a massive eleven top ten US hits, Melba Moore is one of Pop music’s most enduring talents.

Crack of Dawn are legends in their own right. The Canadian powerhouses became the first ever Black Canadian band to sign with a major label, having joined Columbia in 1975.

After a period apart, Crack of Dawn reunited for a concert at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre in 2012. The group began working on a new album shortly after; with a lineup of old and new, the soulful legends were back and better than ever.

Tiempo, translating as ‘time’ in Spanish, is a grooving Soul track written by Dennis Nieves and Michael Dunston. Tiempo tells the tale of two lovers needing time to find themselves again after a tumultuous split. A soulful and emotive single, combining some of the best talents in the Soul & Funk genres, this track is truly unstoppable.

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Tribute for the late Mac Miller in the works

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Mac Miller’s team are working on a tribute to the late rapper. The project asks fans to offer their “stories, thoughts and wishes”.

Mac Miller’s team are working on a new tribute project to celebrate the late rapper’s life and music.

The announcement, made overnight on Warner’s Twitter account, asked fans to offer their “stories, thoughts and wishes” by calling a toll-free number which had been set up specifically for the project. It included a website address, where fans must register to gain access to the number and leave their tributes.

Earlier this year, Warner released Miller’s posthumous album ‘Circles’, his sixth body of work. Miller had been working on the album before he died from an accidental drug overdose in September 2018, aged 26.

The passing of Mac Miller in 2018 affected many fans far and wide. I can only imagine the huge outpour of contributions towards this project for such a loved and talented figure in the industry. 

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Singer-Songwriter sensation Tia Beale releases a stunning debut EP

Sydney songstress Tia Beale has released her debut EP, a self titled 5 track project that establishes the young star as one to watch.

Recorded in collaboration with none other than Steve Clisby, a music industry heavyweight who has jammed with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Kool & The Gang and Chaka Khan.

The self titled EP is diverse from a gentle, soulful ballad ‘Do It Over’ to the upbeat synth track ‘Synergy’, Tia Beale’s talent knows no bounds.

With a childhood surrounded by rich musical tapestry and a family heritage from Barbados to Ireland Tia Beale’s diverse talent comes as no surprise. The 5 track project is a strong, stunning debut for singer Tia Beale.

The young singer has already received praise from industry tastemakers such as Muso TV and is a certified one to watch for 2020.

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A voice that needs to be heard, Israel Nkeki’s prepares us for his debut single ‘Moonlight’.

Israel Nkeki is set to release his powerful and emotive debut single ‘Moonlight’ on 20th June. The soulful track is poetic, using hard hitting lyricism that depicts Israel’s real life experiences.

Israel Nkeki’s upbringing, to put it simply, was one of a kind. A childhood spent in the gospel choirs of Benin City (Nigeria), but marred by family conflict and constant fighting. As a result a young Israel emigrated to New Cross (London), a lost teenager who found himself spiralling into a life on the streets and eventually prison. Fortunately Israel turned his life around, served his sentence and put his pain into the pursuit of a music career.

With life experience worthy of 100 films Israel Nkeki’s music depicts a rich tapestry that tells his life story. His tracks are soulful, emotive and poetic with hard hitting lyrics that tell it how it really is. His debut single ‘Moonlight’, due for release on 20th June, tells of how our split second decisions can have a profound impact on those around you.

‘Moonlight’ is a contemporary R&B track is full of feeling and soul, we can’t wait for the world to hear it on 20th June.

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Soulful Congo-Funk Vocalist Elvic Kongolo Changes His Tune As He Releases A Ballad Ahead Of Valentines

Congo-Funk vocalist Elvic Kongolo is set to release his new single “Our Story,” a powerful and emotive track that deals with a dilemma encountered in a relationship. Taking the rhythmic sounds of his homeland and marrying them with his experiences in Europe, “Our Story” is a gentle introduction to his sound, showcasing his soaring, soulful tones with a song about the difficulties encountered within a relationship.

Hear what Elvic has to say about “Our Story”:

When I hear “Our Story”, I picture a beautiful relationship between two people. Their relationship was fantastic, they were in paradise. Unfortunately, their love couldn’t conquer the obstacles coming their way and it did not last”.

The song is a strong but gentle reminder that we often find happiness by remembering what we have in common with other people, not what divides us.

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“Our Story” is a slightly different sound to Elvic’s usual repertoire. Kongolo is based in Oslo, Norway and creates music inspired by his Congolese heritage. Blending Congolese rhythms with American funk influences, Elvic sings in English, Lingala, French, and Norwegian, though his commitments to music has been tested rigorously since arriving in Norway. Initially wanting to become a musician, he was convinced by his family to study instead, a decision which had disastrous consequences, ultimately finding Elvic reduced to living on the streets. Through the help of others and a burning desire to spread joy through his music, he has found himself performing in front of large audiences thanks to his energetic stage show which has elements of the frenzied performances of James BrownFela Kuti and Little Richard.

If you want to watch Elvic paving the way for Congo-Funk then check out the video below and keep an eye out for “Our Story” released 12th February 2020.

WATCH HERE TO WITNESS ELVIC LEADING THE WAY WITH CONGO-FUNK

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Estelle California Spreads Positivity and Hope With New Single

Estelle California‘s inspiration for her music , is her own and other’s triumphs against adversity. Always aiming to transcend cultural barriers, and spread positivity and hope to all who listen, helping them when they may need it most.

After her visit to South Africa, Estelle was particularly inspired by the communities she came across, communities around the world who have constantly battled against division and hatred. It made the singer realise her true calling in life, to give back to black communities and those who have been oppressed around the world, aiming to inspire with messages of empowerment after suffering.

Black is the True Light‘ is a song which truly encompasses the singer’s beliefs, resonating with those who have constantly battled against division and hatred.

When I was working on my song ‘Black Is The True Light’ at home, my daughter who was 4 and her friends would pick up on the words.”

I’m hoping it will wash away layers of subconscious racism.”

Estelle California

A fierce humanitarian, Estelle California has found music to be the perfect vehicle to express herself, looking to build bridges and promote positivity ahead of fueling hate. She understands the power she holds within her songs, and by standing up for the ones who have suffered throughout history, she hopes valuable lessons can be learned.

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