Monday, 3 August 2020

Celebrated music producer oblyx releases edgy song

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Oliver Johnson widely known as music genius oblyx has taken us on his journey in isolation in the past few months of quarantine, expressing how this period has impacted his mental well being for the worst.

 As promised on the first day of each new month, oblyx has delivered with his edgy and fearless single ‘Through The Night’ via Guise Records. Usually inspired by the likes of Bowie and Phillip Glass, oblyx swaps the old with the more modern work of Glass Animals, Jungle and 20syl.

Previously featured on BSMNT Club with his single ‘Invincible’, they commented on the artist’s music overall, “Oliver Johnson (oblyx)  is known for his cynical or slightly melancholic subject matter in his music.”

This time around, oblyx leads with quirky charm and an upbeat attitude reminiscent of a Glass Animals hit. ‘Through The Night’ leaves us guessing what oblyx has in store for us with his new diary entry.

The producer reveals the empowering message behind the single, “ ‘Through The Night’, “Escaping from a situation you find yourself in after realizing it isn’t actually good for you. Then to embrace the unknown and simply surrender yourself to the night”

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Singer Eivør shares surreal new music video for song, ‘Sleep On It’

Faroese electronica artist Eivør has released the video to accompany her new single, 'Sleep On It'. Directed by Einar Egils and shot on location in Iceland, the video also features actor Tómas Lemarquis (Blade Runner 2049, X-Men: Apocalypse). 'Sleep On It' is lifted from Copenhagen-based Eivør's forthcoming new album, “Segl” (due September 18, 2020) the follow-up to her widely-praised 2017 release “Slør”. Featuring a guest appearance from Ásgeir and co-production from Lana Del Rey collaborator Daniel Heath, “Segl” will be accompanied by an extensive 34 date international tour from Eivør, including 4 UK dates kicking off at London's Union Chapel on October 22, 2020.

Einar Egils' striking new video tracks the propulsive, elemental electronica of 'Sleep On It' to an apocalyptic scenario in a remote corner of the earth. Speaking about the ideas which played into the creation of the video, he explains; "The world has been ending for years, and here we find those who are left on our planet. They have been stuck in this loop of a party for as long as they can remember and are desperate for a solution. They will sacrifice Eivør, and by doing so they fall into their inevitable sleep, forever."

Speaking about the interplay between the video & the new track - which she wrote following a bad bout of insomnia - Eivør observes; "The video portrays a desperate and isolated situation. Sleep On It' is a song about making choices - it's like a late night flow of consciousness. Sometimes making a wrong choice might be the only way to eventually make the right one. This is the first song I wrote for my new album, and it was written during a sleepless night 3 years ago in my apartment in Copenhagen. Most of all this song portrays hope to me. Regardless of one's past, or "old habits", it's never too late to change".

Eivør hails from the remote Scandinavian archipelago of The Faroe Islands, where she grew up in a tiny village with a population of just 453. The release of “Slør” saw Eivør make her debut in the UK with the anglophile version of an album previously recorded entirely in Faroese, following a painstaking period of translation & re-recording. Whilst 'Slør' - which also triggered Eivør's debut on Later.....With Jools Holland - was her commercial British debut, in Nordic territories Eivør Pálsdóttir is a veteran artist of over 16 years standing.

Immersing herself in music from 13, Eivør fronted a trip-hop band after discovering seminal albums by Massive Attack and Portishead. Gigs soon followed, held afloat in rowing boats, in the pitch-black darkness of a huge cave on the island of Hestur. At 16 Eivør quit school, moving alone to Reykjavik to release her debut album and pursue classical singing training. She has since won the Icelandic Music Prize, twice - the first non-Icelandic artist to do so. The approval of contemporaries including John Grant and Ásgeir, a move from Iceland to Copenhagen, and numerous sync spots across TV and film are all testament to the crossover appeal of her music. Eivør also collaborated on the soundtrack for Metal Gear Solid and performed to a global audience of 50 million at the launch of God Of War.

2020 UK Tour Dates

22 October LONDON Union Chapel
23 October MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
25 October GLASGOW St Luke's


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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Funk musician Sola Rosa shares forward-thinking music video

New Zealand artist Andrew Spraggon, crafting under the moniker Sola Rosa, teases more new music with for ‘For The Mighty Dollar’, featuring regular collaborator and former The Streets singer Kevin Mark Trail. The track is the second single from the forthcoming album, ‘Chasing The Sun’, due for release on 25th September.

The socially-conscious track is the follow up to the recently released single, ‘Searching For Love’ feat. Kiko Bun, which saw support at radio from the UK home of soulful music Mi Soul, with Indie London featuring the single in their ‘Singles of The Week’. Topically timeless, ‘For The Mighty Dollar’ challenges the endless struggle between commerce and the common good.

Long-time Sola Rosa collaborator Kevin Mark Trail gives a poignant message about the track; “money has been placed as the most important thing in the world and the divide between the rich and poor is still very wide. Many governments and corporations are still corrupt. Inequality, sexism, racism and injustice continue to reign. The aim of the song is to get people to think about the life we are living. The Covid-19 pandemic has given us time to question our values and direction, personally and globally, but what do we want? Who are we? What do we need? Where is the love? Could we be living better with each other and the planet as a whole?”

Reminiscent of the iconic funk and soul classics, ‘For The Mighty Dollar’ features solid beats, lush strings, bold horns and powerhouse backing vocals wrapped around a soulful lead. Long term Basement Jaxx collaborator and one of the UK’s top soul singers, Sharlene Hector delivers the BV’s, while Sola Rosa’s live band featuring Peter Leupolu, Michal Martyniuk, Dixon Nacey, Matt Short, Julien Dyne and Spraggon himself build the foundations of the track. The final addition of Mike Booth, Andrew Hall and Hadyn Godfrey on horns and strings from the Black Quartet complete the track.

The compelling short film accompanying the track - directed and edited by Elliot O’Connell/Askew One and shot by Gareth Moon - documents the environmental and societal impact of the COVID 19 lockdown on Sola Rosa hometown of Auckland City in New Zealand. Inviting the viewer to question whether the opportunity to reconnect to a slower pace of life is something that should be preserved, or whether their comfort lies in a return to the normality of a commerce-driven life. Talking about the visuals, the director explains; “the scope of what could be created for this video evolved as we progressed through the various levels of lockdown. It’s a really significant time in the world right now, and so much has happened in the last 10 weeks. The theme of the song is particularly poignant, particularly in this moment. Ultimately all our systems are so interdependent and tightly bound to capitalism and I wanted to bring that sense of increasing anxiety into play - leaving the viewer to ask themselves, is this really what we want?”

Sola Rosa’s history is littered with Number 1 releases, awards and critical acclaim in his home country of New Zealand, with accolades spanning over a decade. Highlights include a #1 album on iTunes and the IMZN Music Charts, multiple bNet and VNZMA nominations and awards for Best Electronica Album, Best Independent Release, Best Producer and Best Dance/Electronic Album.

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Pop-soul singer Becky Bowe dedicates song to her soulmate

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Previously featured on renowned Youtube channels (Sofar Sounds & Ont' Sofa) and ranking at number 9 on the UK iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, Becky Bowe is making her name known around the UK. The songstress’s latest offering is her song ‘Cosmic Heart’ which was recorded via Two Bridge Recordings. ‘Cosmic Heart’ will feature on her upcoming album of the same title.

Speaking on the single, Becky Bowe shares the personal reason behind the song development: “This song is really personal to me. I wrote it when I was 18 years old when I first started going out with my now fiancé. I was so used to writing the stereotypical break up song which always worked a treat however this time round I was feeling feelings that I didn’t know how to put on paper. I then started writing a song about him and about how amazing he is as a person and that’s where the song came to life. This song is just about an out of this world love that you find or have with someone.”

Bowe provides dramatic effect with her new offering ‘Cosmic Heart’, from the soaring choir to the strong conviction in Bowe’s vocal delivery.

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Tuesday, 14 July 2020

EDM producers Sonny Fedora & Dom Dolla share future club hit

Following a string of huge sold out shows together, Sonny Fodera and Dom Dolla now team up for new single ‘Moving Blind’ via Sweat It Out / Solotoko.

Having teamed up for their first roadblock US tour in 2019, the start of 2020 saw Sonny Fodera and Dom Dolla back on the road by popular demand selling out over 10,000 tickets across The Shrine in LA, Mission Ballroom, Denver and The Midway, San Francisco.

Working on Moving Blind from an NYC studio amidst a busy touring schedule, the duo have already road tested this certified dance anthem, receiving incredible reactions along the way. Ahead of the rescheduled remaining co-headline East Coast dates in November, Moving Blind is set to satisfy the cravings of fans around the globe who eagerly await the chance to catch the duo in the flesh once more.

The accolades between the two are endless, with Sonny dominating both club and crossover realms with his critically acclaimed RISE LP last year, multiple Beatport no.1s and his recent single One Night alongside MK that amassed over 22 million streams whilst landing BBC Radio 1 daytime playlisting.

This new single also follows Dom’s remix for One Night adding further recognition to its release. Meanwhile, Dom’s recent originals  Take It and San Frandisco have amassed over 60 million streams combined, landing Beatport no.1 spots, earning him BBC Radio 1 Pete Tong’s future star and additional plays from R1, Triple J, Beats 1 and more.

With new tour dates in the pipeline, Sonny Fodera and Dom Dolla’s Moving Blind is set to continue the pair’s glowing partnership until clubland unveils its doors once more. Combining their undeniable skill, Moving Blind weaves husky vocal hooks with elastic synth leads and bumping basslines, making for a hypnotic house groover destined to be heard in its natural club setting and intimate home dancefloors alike.

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Alt-pop duo LARRY PINK THE HUMAN gets official song remix

LARRY PINK THE HUMAN have enlisted the London duo Everyone You Know with remix duties for their debut single ‘LOVE YOU, BYE.’.

‘LOVE YOU, BYE.’ (Everyone You Know Remix) flips the lo-fi shoegaze track on its head with beats that straddle both house and breakbeat as atmospheric trance synths run throughout.

‘LOVE YOU, BYE.’ was released earlier this year and was quick to prove a hit at radio with support from Radio 1 and BBC 6Music. It was also added to the X-Posure evening playlist at Radio X, while receiving press support from the likes of NME, DIY, Dork, Daily Star and more.

The band’s follow-up single ‘MIGHT DELETE LATER’ built on the impressive first statement with an anthemic new wave brit-pop sound. It has gone on to be featured as ‘Tune Of The Week’ on the Jack Saunders’ Radio 1 Indie Show alongside plays from Annie Mac and Phil Taggart, while Mary Anne Hobbs and Chris Hawkins are big fans at BBC 6Music.

The ethos of LARRY PINK THE HUMAN is to challenge normal human perceptions, no better demonstrated than with the band members themselves. Jolyon Thomas, whose work as a producer includes such artists as Kendrick Lamar, U2 and Royal Blood, is now stepping out from the studio and onto the stage as a songwriter and performer, while Laurie Vincent – who as a guitarist forms one half of the band Slaves – takes the role of lyricist and frontman.

Their new roles in LARRY PINK THE HUMAN sees the pair continue to prove their artistic dexterity in hit making, They are thriving in the unexpected and are set to reveal even more surprises soon.


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Saint Mars protest school bullying in new song

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Band Saint Mars remind us that amidst the global pandemic that we face today, social issues have not disappeared, they have actually become worse at this time. Domestic violence, murder and anti-social behavior is at an all-time high in this isolation period. School violence & bullying has obviously decreased due to the circumstances, but in a tech-savvy day & age, there is more than one way to bully.

Band manager Marc Darcange shares his thoughts, “Childhood can be a difficult are totally dependent on adults: if something turns bad at school, you can’t just resign like an adult can hardly escape your condition and it’s often difficult to talk about it because the suffering can be so intense. The problem is often minimized by adults, who think it’s all just childish bickering. Wrong…Because for the most sensitive ones, it may even have fatal consequences. The most incredible thing is when I chose Tryzdin, I had no idea he was also being bullied at school. His parents finally took him out of public school in the United States because of this. I only learned about it later, but it made our approach even more meaningful.”

Recently featured in Relish Rock, the blog adds, “Saint Mars are known to generate buzz around serious issues facing our youth today. Their new release, song titled ‘Ocean Blues’ centers around isolation youth face due to school bullying, and the consequences that result from it.”

They elaborate on their previous statement,“‘Ocean Blues’ is sung from the victim’s perspective, “bruises fade, but scars form” narrate that the protagonist is suffering from psychological trauma as a result of the bullying. They have also lost all hope and joy,  “In this world , there is no shelter from the storm”.”

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Saturday, 11 July 2020

In conversation with dance-pop singer Lily McKenzie

Lily McKenzie is an up-and-coming UK dance music singer-songwriter, who compliments catchy hooks with heartfelt lyrics in her music. Her recent release includes her new song ‘Karma’ which is filled with charismatic RnB flow. To date, McKenzie has worked with and performed alongside acclaimed music producers  Stanton Warriors at Glastonbury 2019. She also features on Crazy Cousinz ‘No Way’ with Yxng Bane and Mr Eazi, the single has over 11 million streams on Spotify alone!

We find out what makes Lily tick in this exclusive:

Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?

I really found a lot of music appreciation in James Blakes album Overgrown. That for me really broke down barriers in terms of vocal and music production. I think that album really influenced a lot of artists coming through at the time- it was so different and innovative.

What are some of your key musical influences?

I'm influenced by a lot of UK music such as Grime, Garage, and UK Funky. But I also grew up listening to a lot of 90's RNB, artists such as Aaliyah, Jagged Edge, Teedra Moses, and Nivea.

If you could paint a picture of your unique sound, what would it look like?

It would look like a massive tree with different branches tangled together all intertwined haha.. Each branch would represent different sounds creating a hybrid of RnB, UK Funky, and Electronic Pop.

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?

I usually start with a melody, I'll get some chords together either by myself or with a producer, then I'll scat some melodies and work out which ones work. I'll then think about what's going on for me, and will usually write about what's on my mind at the time.

What gets your creative juices flowing?

Working with a producer that get's me. When you're working with someone who understands your direction but also brings something new to the song is so inspiring - bouncing off of other creatives helps with writing massively.

As an artist, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?

There will always be the issue of money and art. Unfortunately, if you combine the two, especially at the beginning -  you may have to compromise. There are things I would change, but also I think that compromising initially allows us to grow and to work out exactly who we are as artists, and what we want further down the line.

Tell us about the chemistry you have with your fans on stage.

Chemistry with your audience is so important. To watch the crowd dancing or connecting with your art for me is what it's all about - it literally feeds your energy. I can't wait for the lockdown to be lifted and to be back out on stage!

What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?

When people have messaged to say a song has helped them through a tough time, for me that is the biggest honour. I write from experience, so when I know that someone else, a complete stranger, has connected and it has helped them in some way - it's the most amazing feeling. It's one of the main reasons I create music.

What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?

I'd like to release a bigger body of work, an album (which I've started working on!),   and I'd like to tour it around the world -  for more people to hear and be touched by my art. I'd also like to do more songwriting for others- and to win an Ivor Novello award!

What's on your current playlist?

My current playlist is very random - everything from Inner city 'Good Life' to Sir 'Hair Down' to The Black Keys 'Sister'.

Breakdown the news for us: what can we expect from you in the near future?

I've been working away on lots of new music,  I have more singles coming out and an EP...  Plus some features I'm excited about too!

Famous last words?

This isn't so bad- really glad it doesn't hurt! Lo

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Friday, 10 July 2020

In conversation with dance-pop singer OLLIE

Oliver Mazurtšak aka OLLIE is an electronic pop musician from Tallinn, Estonia. His recent releases include his single ‘Paradise’ with the charming vocals of singer Mariliis Jõgeva. As a teen OLLIE began playing the guitar competitively and has cited bands like System Of A Down, Linkin Park, Toto, and guitar legend Steve Vai as highly influential. Into his late adolescence, OLLIE would broaden his horizons by pursuing pop music as a career & releasing debut ‘Bonfire’, which gained a wide range of support.

We find out more about the multi-talented musician in this exclusive.

What are some of your key musical influences?
A famous rock band called System Of A Down was the initial inspiration to take up guitar playing. These days I'm a huge fan of modern pop music. I love the attention to detail, and I always give it my best to be up to par with the industry leaders.

If you could paint a picture of your unique sound, what would it look like?
I suck at painting.

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?
Every song is different, but a rule of thumb for me is to finish the melody and lyrics before I start production. You can't build a house on a shaky foundation. So if the songwriting is good enough, it will inspire a row of great ideas. If I lack ideas, it's usually because the songwriting isn't good enough, so I go back and try to perfect the foundation.

What gets your creative juices flowing?
Intentional boredom and the urge to move forward, that builds up when I stay put for a while. I can't stand it. Then a shot of espresso and you won't hear from me for the next 10 hours.

Tell us about the chemistry you have with your fans on stage.
My fans are very important to me. My goal is to give them the best experience possible and the more you give, the more you get back - kind of like an energy cycle. On stage time flies, I can never believe that it's already the end of the show. Seeing my fans respond to my music is addicting. There is no better feeling than hearing everyone sing along.

What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?
Reaching my listeners on an emotional level is very important to me. I want to help my listeners feel that they are not alone. By doing that, I feel less alone myself. Of course the more people I can reach the better.

What's on your current playlist?
You can find everything from yodelling to metal music in my playlist.

Breakdown the news for us: what can we expect from you in the near future?
I have many upcoming releases for 2020 and I can't wait to share them with my fans. Quarantine gave me way too much free time, so I had no way to excuse myself from creating. No regrets, in my own way, I’m grateful it happened. Chaos has a way of knocking everything into place

Famous last words?
Life is short. Don't worry about small things.

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Producer Lucas Nord shares new bittersweet song

Lucas Nord has released his new song ‘(Can't Be Myself) Without You Ft. Melo’ via Physical Presents. The song features on his featured on his forthcoming album release Boy Restless. ‘(Can’t Be Myself) Without You’ provides the indie dance music groove that you would expect from a Lucas Nord track.

Lucas Nord shares: “With this song, I wanted to make something a bit less moody and something a bit warmer, funky and fun production-wise. Melo played these chords and the title and hook kinda just popped up in my mind straight away. It was one of those songs that just writes itself. Think we wrote the entire thing in like an hour and the same with the production - everything just happened very fast and felt very natural that day. The whole concept of the song just stemmed from the title and about how even if you’re in a bad relationship or situation you don’t feel like you’re complete without this other person. Which is kinda cute and tragic at the same time haha.”

Nord provides warm soundscapes that have a bittersweet message of the thought that the absence of a significant person in your life will dampen your parade, or cause sorrow.

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Monday, 29 June 2020

Singer-songwriter Jamie Mathias shares ‘Better Man’ video

Jamie Mathias has released the video for his brand new single ‘Better Man’. The new song from the Brighton-based singer/songwriter is a deeply honest pop track inspired by a troubled childhood upbringing.

The stunning video, which premiered with CLASH, is shot in sweeping breath-taking landscapes as Jamie is seen lending a caring and supportive role to the younger generation of his family.

Regarding the single Jamie says, “‘Better Man’ is a very personal song about my own experience growing up as a child around abuse and addiction. It reflects my very strong feelings about not wanting to go down the same path as my father and make the same mistakes. Ultimately I want to be a “Better Man” and when I decide to become a father, I want to provide the best possible life for my future children.”

‘Better Man’ follows the release of Jamie’s recent single ‘Love Ourselves’ earlier this year, which focused on the damaging effects social media can have on mental health, with all profits from the single donated to the charity Samaritans. The song proved a hit and topped the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart, while it also peaked at No.21 in the iTunes main singles chart.

The latest songs demonstrate a new side to Jamie Mathias since the release of his last album The Great Escape in 2017, which cracked the Top 40 Album Chart in its first week and reached No.1 on the iTunes Singer / Songwriter Chart.

Jamie’s new music puts his songwriting and in-depth lyricism at the forefront as he addresses important issues, while putting an anthemic touch to his acoustic guitar pop.

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DJ Regard & singer RAYE share neo-noir music video

Created in lockdown, the official video for ‘Secrets’ has drawn comparisons to neo-noir cult classic Drive, with a mysterious masked crusader skilfully navigating the late-night city streets by motorbike. It later shows the driver weaving through traffic in pursuit of a retro car that’s trying to make its getaway. The video is also a sequel to that of previous single ‘Ride It’, taking the audience further into this dark, moonlit world.  We see Regard as the driver weaving through traffic in pursuit of the car seen in the ‘Ride It’ video trying to make its getaway.

The release of the official video follows the recent ‘Garden Acoustic Version’, a stunning rendition of ‘Secrets’ that replaces the electronic elements with delicate piano chords, allowing RAYE’s captivating vocals to take centre stage.

A certified smash, the original has amassed 40 million streams combined since its April release, has been playlisted across Capital FM, Radio 1, Kiss FM and currently sits at #8 in the Official UK Charts.

Kosovan DJ and producer Regard garnered global attention with his debut single ‘Ride It’ - a rework of hip-hop star Jay Sean’s track of the same name - which became an international hit, taking the internet and Tik Tok by storm, achieving over ten Top 10 single chart placements globally, including #2 in the UK where it is now certified platinum. To date, the track has amassed 700 million combined streams across Spotify and Apple Music, 3.5 million worldwide sales and topped the international streaming and Shazam charts.

Since the success of ‘Ride It’, Regard has gone onto remix world famous popstar Dua Lipa’s single ‘Don’t Start Now’, and supported Sigala on his 2019-2020 tour, with his own tour dates to be announced soon.

South London based singer-songwriter RAYE has notched up over 1 billion streams and has a double Platinum, Gold and two Silver singles under her belt. She gained international recognition from her feature on Jax Jones’ hit ‘You Don’t Know Me’ which amassed over 456 million Spotify streams, and has since been releasing chart topping music with artists such as Jess Glynne, Mr Eazi, Martin Solveig and most recently David Guetta on their collaborative track ‘Stay’.

Composed of gripping, slick shots, the official video for ‘Secrets’ provides a perfect visual accompaniment for the retro-sounding track.

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Friday, 19 June 2020

Getting to know electro-pop duo SACRE

Duo SACRE have just shared their new alternative music video for their song ‘03:00 AM MONSTER GAME’, and it is made up of the ingredients of nightmares, with its oddball visuals. The brains behind SACRE is music producer Hawaii and musician Sukil. Their sound fluctuates from the psychedelic flow of modern indie-pop acts like Tame Impala, and Jungle, to the more electronic & avant-garde approach of SebastiAn as well as the timeless charm of Rodriguez and The Beach Boys.

We talk to the dynamic duo about what is to come, like their forthcoming album: LOVE REVOLUTION below!

The music video for ‘03:00AM MONSTER GAME’ is filled with striking visuals and romantic lyrics. What was your favourite part of the filming for this music video?

The very end, when the hand holds the rose. We think the image of a fragile flower burning in the flames is exactly the idea of this piece: telling a consuming passion.

Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?

Sukil: I entered the conservatory at six years old to study piano and classical music. But I really felt a connexion with music later, when I understood what and who I was playing.

Hawaii: My first encounter with music was the Star Wars soundtrack. After that, I started to play and listen carefully to each piece of music. I was a child but I was already trying to isolate the different elements of a mix ... I think we can say that it was my first steps in production!

What are some of your key musical influences?

Hawaii: Movie soundtracks, classical, minimal, pop, and electro.

Sukil: Classical music, psychedelic rock, techno, soul, and electronic music.

If you could paint a picture of your unique sound, what would it look like?

Hawaii: Something colorful, from blue to yellow like the Sagrada Familia, with a lot of tropical nature.

Sukil: It could be like « The Coronation of Napoleon » of Jacques-Louis David but with a panther instead of the emperor.

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?

Yes, there are! For this album, we wrote a whole story before composing the songs. We wanted each track to reflect a character, most of the time inspired by mythology. And because we both compose the songs, it really helped us to be in the same state of mind at every moment. It was like entering another dimension where all our ideas were going in the same direction.

What gets your creative juices flowing?

Sukil: Creating is like breathing. I need it every day otherwise I become irritable.

Hawaii: Love

As an artist, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?

We are independent so we’re not only in creativity but also in business affairs. And every day it’s the same way. Fortunately, we are passionate people and we try to inject love into each of our working relationships, which puts business slightly in the background. As far as we are concerned we are fine like that!

Tell us about the chemistry you have with your fans on stage.

In the next interview? Our next gig is in London, the 9th of April 2021

What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?

Sukil: While releasing the first singles of the album this year, we received a message from an English guy saying that he listened to our music everyday and that it helped him to pass through the trials of this year. At this very moment, I realized that our music could cure, something so huge that I would have never dare for our music.

Hawaii: A few months ago, my best friend living in L.A sent me a video of his neighbors having an outdoor party with « 10:00PM FIRE IRAE » loud in the speakers. It burned my brain.

What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?

Sukil: The success is already there when we put the best of ourselves on each song we write. By experimenting with new things, by questioning ourselves, we try to be as creative as possible to advance the music…

Hawaii: Success looks like a place where you spend more time creating and less time to manage things you don’t care that much.

What's on your current playlist?

‘Neu Roses’ (Transgressor’s song)
‘Vem Me Satisfazer’ - MC Ingryd, DJ Henrique
‘Navajo’ - Masego
‘Chouchin’ - Meitei
‘Iron Man’ - Rema

Your upcoming album - which harnesses music, photography and storytelling all in one cohesive project - will soon be officially released. What impression are you hoping to leave with your fans, once they’ve experienced the full album in its complete form?

We would like people to escape reality for a moment and experience something else, elsewhere during the album. That's why we built this album as a continuity, with no space between songs. This is also why we created a lot of details around the songs with the narration and the photos.

Breakdown the news for us: what can we expect from you in the near future?

We are working on 3 music videos that we will release in the next weeks (as soon as we finish them in fact), we are also preparing live sessions and starting to work around the stage for next year!

Famous last words?

« Live free, don’t join » Solo: A star wars story - Ron Howard

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Soul & funk musician ADELINE confirms new EP

French-Caribbean singer - ADELINE - confirms the release of a new EP:  Intérimes, on 10 July 2020.

7 Songs of future facing, genre-transcending pop of the highest calibre, Intérimes is further confirmation of an artist daring to break the mould and destined for greatness.

Teasing a taste of the incoming EP, Adeline has revealed three of its many highlights: the sultry ‘Middle’, plus most recently the dusky slow-jam of ‘Twilight’ and the disco-flecked strut of: ‘After Midnight’; the latter of which both arrive with intoxicating videos.
Announcing herself as a blinding new light on the Funk and neo-Soul scene with her s/t debut in 2018, Adeline is returning in 2020 with a remarkable new collection. Forging platinum pop from a white-hot crucible of styles and genres, the songs of her new EP Intérimes each shine irridescently with the sounds of funk/soul/neo-soul/R&B and so much more.

“This EP feels like a new chapter musically.” says Adeline. “I’ve evolved a lot as a producer and songwriter in part from performing live so much with my band. The music is a lot more organic, almost all live instruments which is why the music can feel a bit old school at times. I went back to my roots in soul, neo-soul, funk and R&B.”

With its title translating to English as “in the meantime”, each track on the EP seeks to capture the ambience of a different time of the day. From the lazy-morning leanings of  ‘Just Another Day’; to the sultry, nocturnal reflections of ‘Twilight’; the late-night grooves of ‘After Midnight’; and the languid, down-tempo jams of ‘Planet Caravan’ (a radically re-worked Black Sabbath cover) and ‘Si C’est Pour Jamais’; it’s a release that sees Adeline take listeners through an unforgettable day-in-the life they will be yearning to relive again and again.

“I wanted something that has to do with time.” Adeline adds. “All the songs on the EP have to do with different times of the day... It also represents conflict, the feeling of being “in between” as is portrayed in a few songs on the EP.”

Inspired by the complexities and nuances of love in all its expressions, from the impossible, to fading, to complicated, to new, to hidden, and whimsical; lyrically the EP finds Adeline reaching into her soul and exploring deep, personal and reflective new territory as a songwriter.
“I wrote from a more personal place than before” she muses. “I am still working on finding the balance between the performer, the songwriter, the singer, the bass player and the producer. Each one of them is a side of me that takes part in the creation of the music and I feel happy that I was able to create a bed of music that could lend itself to that sort of emotion.”

Since leaving her post as lead singer of nu-disco outfit Escort, Adeline has quickly proven herself to be one of the hardest working women in music. A prolific singer, songwriter, and bass player who produces her own music (with co-producer Morgan Wiley), she is “never not working”. With her luxurious voice, head-spinning compositions, funky bass playing, renegade personal style, and hypnotic live shows; Adeline has already gained a reputation and fanbase across the globe.

Released in 2018, Adeline’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album garnered praise from Vogue, NPR, Refinery 29, Rolling Stone, The Fader and many others. She has toured globally, sharing the stage with such notables as Anderson .Paak, Lee Fields, Chromeo, Big Freeda and Natalie Prass, as well as making recent appearances at Afropunk, Funk on the Rocks (Red Rocks) and Winter Jazz Fest. When she’s not making and touring her own music, Adeline plays bass in CeeLo Green’s touring band.

Already a rising name in the fashion world too, Adeline recently featured in Victor Glemaud’s Fall 20 size-inclusive fashion collection, launched via a virtual party featuring Adeline, models @preciousleexoxo and @indira, and art curator @mu-seummammy, all dancing to another new Adeline single, “Middle”. She is also featured in the new Marc Fisher “Step + Repeat” fashion campaign and performed as part of the COLORSxSTU- DIOS “HOME/BRED” video series earlier this year.

During a turbulent few weeks for America and the wider the world, Adeline has also thrown herself fully into the Black Lives Matters campaign. Standing shoulder to shoulder with millions of others in the fight against racism, Adeline has taken to the streets of New York to passionately protest and perform. As a Black Parisienne living in Brooklyn, the prejudices brought to light in recent days have cut deeply, with the artist vocally discussing her own experiences in a recent appearance on the Twisted Times podcast and on Instagram.

Ready to soundtrack a long, hot summer ahead, with an effervescing collection of new tracks, Adeline will release the Intérimes EP on the 10 July 2020.

With all tracks produced by Adeline and her production partner Morgan Wiley, ‘Twilight’ and ‘After Midnight’ were co-written with Jonathan Singletary. The EP also features the steady playing of Jaleel Bunton on guitar and Jim Orso on drums, with Adeline laying down the bass.


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