okay(K) takes us back to “Christmas in ’99”

Eclectic singer/songwriter okay(K) delivers a heartfelt and nostalgic tune titled “Christmas in ’99”. The uplifting and somber tune is made up of lush pads, crisp synths and bouncy trap drums that blend with his laidback and offbeat melodic stylings. On the track, he reminisces on the good times with his family during Christmas and comes to the realization that time has passed and change is the constant thing in life.

 

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ZAIA Drops Much-Anticipated ‘American Psycho’ Album

He made a name for himself with standout tracks “BMX” and “Demon On Tuck.” Now emerging sensation ZAIA capitalizes on the popularity with the release of his much-hyped new album, American Psycho. The follow-up to his breakout project, Very Alone, ZAIA’s latest, is the result of pain pushing passion into greatness.

Including the two recent hits (BMX, Demon On Tuck), ZAIA delivers a new 12-song collection that tackles themes of heartbreak, imposter syndrome, and self-awareness. The title, which is inspired by the cult classic film of the same title, displays the album’s concept, sound and dark tone. The project is introspective, intriguing, and, most of all, ZAIA’s best work yet.

American Psycho is the perfect introduction for any newfound fan of the emerging star set to accomplish big things in 2023. A next-up artist-to-watch, continue to follow ZAIA’s journey daily for new music, news, and more on social media.

American Psycho is available on all platforms on Delirium Records/AWAL.

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Cilo Links With Greatness For New Visual “Don’t B Bitter / 101”

Emerging superstar Cilo continues to build buzz on his new album, Los, with the release of the project’s third single, titled “Don’t B Bitter/101.”

Julian & Jen Garcia-directed music video links Kendrick Lamar instrumentalist Ging fka Frank Dukes and featured act Nikki Pararuan with the ascending recording artist who balances the soulful strings and floor-shaking 808s to make a standout hit. The hypnotizing production on “Don’t B Bitter” blends into “101” psychedelic guitar riffs and live drums perfectly under Cilo sharing his deep emotions in the song’s wordplay that allows fans to learn a lot about him and what he has in store.

“Working on this record I wanted to make a song that felt like an introduction to my world,” Cilo says in the press release. “It was a time capsule for my life, which explains why it’s a two part song. The first half was the aggressive energy of my youth and my environment growing up, I’m in the West, ain’t no dreams. I know life ain’t what it seems. The second half was the energy of me now, after I’ve left the city, seen the world, and made it out of that environment. I have new struggles now, but also new victories. Like I say in that verse, ‘My life is different.'”

Accompanying “Don’t B Bitter/101” are previously released tracks “Palm Trees” and “Shine” featuring Poet22, which will be featured on the new project’s 10-song tracklist. On Los, Cilo demonstrates his range of emotions and charisma with moments of humor, paranoia, confidence, pride, love, and so much more. Los is available now on all platforms via Pastel Studios/Venice Music.

For more on Cilo, follow the rising star daily on social media. Stream the full album here.

Watch Cilo’s new visual below.

J. Kahlel shares visuals for “Young King” and “1950 Til’” [video]

Born in Broward county Florida, rapper J. Kahlel is slowly building his stats in the game with his brand of insightful rap music. Today he gives us two official videos for his songs, “Young King” and “1950 Til’”

The first cut titled “Young King” is a reflective tune that sees him digging deep and sharing his thoughts on being a rebel against the system, self-growth and the ideals of spreading positivity and standing on one’s principles regardless of the odds. The visual uses cinematic and well-crafted motifs that showcase J.Kahlel’s demeanour and beliefs.

 

The second track “1950 Til’” is the rapper’s own statement regarding racism and white supremacy as it has worked in America since the beginning of time. Over a punchy soundscape, he details the inner workings of the system with an unfiltered performance. It’s quite thought-provoking and vivid as well.

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Khemistry and The Boy Illinois remind us to focus on the “Finer Things”

Hinsdale, IL born, Chicago-raised rapper/songwriter Khemistry is slowly building her stats in the game and pushing against the odds in this male-dominated industry. She started making music at a young age, sharing with writing poetry to convey her innermost thoughts and using it as an outlet to escape her harsh realities. “Finer Things” serves as her newest release and it’s a call for celebration as she pens a heartfelt tribute to the love of life and overlooks the negative thoughts. Over a punchy and soulful soundscape, she reflects on some of her life experiences and how hard times made her stronger than ever. She implores her fellow kinfolk to focus on the bigger picture with things like focusing on mental health, eschewing materialism and building one’s legacy from the ground up. She is joined by fellow rapper The Boy Illinois who adds his own thoughts to the subject at hand.

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No Komment shares “Neiman Marxist Freestyle” [Video]

No Komment  is taking no shorts or losses in his new release “Neiman Marxist Freestyle” which also comes with a befitting video. The track sees the rapper carefully pouring out his frustrations on wax with much gusto. From his own flaws, and modern-day issues to social media virality and more, No Komment delivers a solid commentary that listeners can rock with. Lines like “Marketing over music, glorifying influencers and dismissing the students, honestly who can blame ’em” take stabs at the way important things have been put on the backend with people more focused on materialism and hedonism.

The visual goes straight to the point with a smooth performance driven approach.

Stream “Neiman Marxist Freestyle” on  Deezer, Spotify, Apple Music.

 

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Leah Harris shows off her “New Man”

Canadian singer/songwriter Leah Harris returns with her new single “New Man”. The single is released under the independent record label Pitch & Prose she recently signed to. The guitar-driven tune is a sublime love ballad made up of pulsating basslines, guitar plucks with warm textures and soft drum grooves to boot. Leah delivers an exciting and refreshing performance here as her soft honeyed vocals seamlessly engulf the backdrop and rise to a crescendo on the chorus. She holds nothing back as she pours adulation on her new man and shows him off to the rest of the world. Blending the old and new, listeners are afforded a sound that takes elements from classic Motown records and contemporary pop sounds. This track was recorded in Nashville and produced by veteran producer Sal Oliveri.

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Teon Gibbs finds it too “Easy”

Canada-based rapper/singer/songwriter Teon Gibbs returns with his new single “Easy”. The mid-tempo bouncy tune blends hip-hop with dance and R&B in a unique manner. Inspired by the true meaning of love, Teon reflects on the different stages of blossoming relationships where friends have evolved into full-blown lovers and the transition was seamless. It might seem like a fairy tale to most but to others, things like this come easily.

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Maine SFSG drops “Jet Lag” feat. Curren$y [Video]

Emerging rapper Maine SFSG is slowly building his stats and he follows up his previous release “FREE” with this superb collaboration “Jet Lag” which sees him teaming up with legendary rapper Curren$y. The record has a mellow and atmospheric vibe and soft drum grooves that blend with Maine’s laidback flow and nonchalant demeanour. Curren$y comes through on the last verse with his distinct herb-infused drawl and stylish flow to complete the track.

The visuals are quite interesting as we follow Maine across town in search of making the perfect video but as everything seems to go wrong, a silver lining from the cloud opens up and things turn out for the better at the end.

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