Anita Nicole, a London-based singer-songwriter, dropped a gem into our inbox. The 19-year-old shared her new track Ecstasy, a single from her debut EP of the same name. Pulling from the roots of 90s R&B, the smooth track showcases her love-tinged vocals and mature perspective on relationships.
Having just completed her schooling at Brit of the Performing Arts & Technology, where Adele, Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, and Jessie J honed their skills, she is ready to follow her predecessors footsteps.
Check out the track and let us know what you think:
Hello All: Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… but the message is still there. In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked! -MHL
Rachel Claudio eloquently explains her ups and downs as an hip-hop/r&b singer, composer and producer in her latest video diary.
Her mixtape, C.L. Audio, is so funky. It has the right amount of edgy soul, delicious beats, and harmonies that keeps your head bobbing. Please press play if you have not heard it yet.
After getting lots of shine and snagging a few awards (two New Zealand Music awards, two Pacific Awards and Taite Music Prize) for her 2010 release, The Liberation Of, Ladi6 is back with a new feel-good single, “Ikarus” from her third album due out June 2013. She recently released the visual for the track that shows her amongst a community from young to old, representing culture, tradition and family bonds.
In Chrisette Michele’s latest video, “A Couple of Forevers,” she is on a date that some of us have only dreamt about – taking a nice long walk in the park, riding on a two-seater bike, getting matching tattoos (for the daring ones) and attending a jamming show where you are the main act. This visual, directed by photographer, Derek Blanks, is clean, stylish and sophisticated. Check it out:
You can find this lovely track on her new album, Better.
Director, Wendy Morgan, really brought out the warm, lighthearted vision of Laura Mvula’s track “Green Garden.” Set in the middle of a pretty nowhere, Laura and crew dance their hearts out with no care in the world.
Her debut album, Sing To The Moon, is set for release March 4th. Pre-order the album on her website, lauramvula.com.
One of our favorite ladies of visuals and scribe, Elisabeth Ouni of A Polaroid Story, recently hosted an exhibit showcasing the many famous faces she’s snapped for her blog.