Yxng Bane is a platinum-selling rapper. Not too long ago, he released an appealing music video for his “Birthday” single featuring Stefflon Don. The video, directed by Kevin Hudson (MOBO award winner director), finds Yxng Bane and Stefflon Don performing on-screen packed with fun-loving vibes and good energy.
Yxng Bane maneuvers through melodic, rhythmic bars as he delivers his signature sound. Stefflon Don pulls up with a soulful, seductive verse delivered in a blend of English and Jamaican patois.
Speaking in an exclusive behind the scenes video shot for MTV, director Kevin Hudson explained how the “Birthday” theme is created through the use of “loads of colors, big bold shapes, balloons, disco balls, lots of frills, lots of glitters, everything to do with a Birthday.” Meanwhile, Yxng Bane confirms the record will be “your new favorite tune, every time it’s your birthday.”
Mabes is a singer-songwriter and musician from Billericay, England. Not too long ago, she released a charming indie-pop tune, entitled, “Radio.” The two-song single also features the acoustic pop anthem, Lonely Nights, which sees Mabes take on a new type of breakup song.
‘Radio’ explores the carefree nature of first love. The relationship-based narrative tune contains ear-pleasing vocalization and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with fans of Lana Del Rey, Marina, and The Diamonds. Furthermore, “Radio” possesses vibrant instrumentation flavored with a sentimental indie-pop vibration. Also, the song follows mildly on the heels of Mabes’s critically acclaimed single, “Sugarush.”
Mabes’s songwriting style is undoubtedly the product of a UK upbringing fueled by a lifelong obsession with Nashville folklore. First picking up the guitar at the age of 15, she began performing open mic nights around her hometown of Billericay, balancing music with her 9-5 career that she held until just a few years ago. Emulating her Nashville heroes would soon lead to international acclaim. Her debut album, “Wait & See,” racked up over 38 million streams in its first year. She then fulfilled a lifelong dream of writing and performing in Nashville.
Caroline Romano is a Billboard-charting singer-songwriter from Mississippi. Not too long ago, she released an alternative-rock tune, entitled, “PDA of the Mainstream.”
“When I’m angry, I laugh. Then, I write about it. That’s what happened when I wrote ‘PDA…’ over quarantine. I was home sitting in my childhood bedroom, and I felt trapped. The world felt so small looking through my phone at it all in front of me. All I could see were numbers on my screen, and I was scared nobody was ever going to hear what I had to say. I wanted to do something about that, and the only thing I knew to do was to say what I was dying to say through music. So there, in my childhood bedroom where I first started dreaming, I wrote down exactly how I saw the internet, in its lighthearted but dangerously deceitful and curious ways. I guess the conclusion was that I was not about to obey the ‘PDA of the Mainstream.’” – Caroline Romano explained
‘PDA of the Mainstream’ contains a relatable narrative, pleasing vocalization, and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with fans of Halsey, Avril Lavigne, and KennyHoopla.
Klara Zangerl is a singer-songwriter and producer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Not too long ago, she released a captivating neo-soul tune, entitled, “Kosmic Kosmetiks (Intro).”
“‘Kosmik Kosmetiks’ contains many layers, and it’s about evolving and growing as a person and starting over. This EP is about not knowing what lies in front of you. I started to write the songs when I was in a shift in my life, entering adulthood. At that time, I was constantly thinking about the future and had many contradictory feelings about it. I named the EP ‘Mars 2022’ because that’s the song I feel summaries those feelings the most – the importance of seeing things from an outside perspective.” – Klara Zangerl explained
‘Kosmik Kosmetiks’ contains a relatable narrative, ear-pleasing vocals, and tuneful melodies. The likable tune possesses melodic instrumentation flavored with alternative, indietronica, and neo-soul elements. Furthermore, “Kosmic Kosmetiks (Intro)” is featured on Klara Zangerl’s stunning seven-track EP, entitled,
Mamii is an up-and-coming 20-year-old singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Hammond, Indiana. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for her “Creepiin” single, which contains the late ‘90s and early 2000s-inspired aesthetics. The song makes listeners forget that the song was created by a woman scorned.
“‘Creepiin’ is the story of someone who just found out their significant other is cheating and they confront their lover and seek revenge.” – Mamii explained
Mamii grew up singing and playing instruments in church and at home. Both nostalgic and futuristic, her music weaves elements of R&B, funk, gospel, and alt-rock into an eclectic soundscape that inspires introspection and celebration. Both natural and otherworldly, her music is a juxtaposition of acoustic and electronic soundscapes that detail her coming-of-age in the Midwest and her experience waking up spiritually into an uncertain future.
Frankie Maurie is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter. Not too long ago, she released a lovely debut single, entitled, “Downfall,” which tells an intriguing tale about a young woman who shares a budding relationship with her significant other. Apparently, she is extremely happy with her situation, and also head-over-heels in love with her partner. Later, she admits that there is nowhere she would rather be than being with her companion.
“The “‘Downfall’ is a song about jumping into a serious relationship and fearing the worst that could happen. Also, it’s about being so head over heels for someone that you start to worry about how it might end and how it may affect you.” – Frankie Maurie explained
‘Downfall’ contains a relationship-based narrative, ear-pleasing vocalization, and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with fans of Lana Del Rey and Borns.
Drew Now (Leah Mathies) grew up in isolated northern Ontario on a rocky farm along the shores of Lake Huron. A Canadian native, she spends most of her time in Nashville, Tennessee. Not too long ago, Drew released a delightful pop tune, entitled, “See Through,” which tells an intriguing tale about a young woman who shares a challenging relationship with her significant other. Apparently, he is slowly becoming someone who she is starting not to recognize anymore. Apparently, he’s changing because he’s chasing money instead of focusing his time and energy on her needs and desires. Later, she reveals that all she wants her partner to do is come home and spend some time with her instead of hanging out with his friends all the time.
“This is what it feels like to sleep beside the most successful person in the room. To love them and to know their secrets while power-hungry opportunists come out of nowhere to steal them away with fast cars and money-making ideas.” – Drew Now explained
Agi is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter based in Leeds, England. Not too long ago, she released a captivating pop tune, entitled, “Lonely.” LA-based producer, Christian Fiore (JORDY, Violet Skies, stef), helped to bring the song to life via Zoom. ‘Lonely’ explores living alone during the lockdown and encapsulates the universal feeling that we have all experienced over the last year.
“I wrote this song during the first lockdown when I was living alone. The thought of being alone for more than two or three days used to scare me and made me really uncomfortable. The bizarre experience of being stuck inside taught me to be okay with being by myself. It made me realize even when I’m feeling lonely, I’m never truly alone. Especially in lockdown, in a weird way, I felt more connected to people by the fact we all felt lonely.” – Agi explained
ALX (the self-proclaimed horny pop artist) is a singer-songwriter from Naples, Florida. Not too long ago, he released an appealing music video for his “Run Out” single, which finds ALX challenging the idea that you have to be in LA to make it in music. Also, he personifies the reckless energy and carefree fun of Florida that is so instrumental to his life and who he is as an artist. Furthermore, “Run Out” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear on ALX’s upcoming six-track EP, entitled, YES. The project marries ALX’s love of high-gloss pop from the early 2000s with the grungy allure his fans crave.
“I pretty much hate all these songs, but my label said to drop a project. So I said YES and now we’re here. I made this for pop music so that maybe it can push people’s boundaries and open their eyes and ears to better music and better songwriting. Also, I want people to feel uncomfortable because this project is about breaking all the rules.” – ALX stated
The location is South-side Jamaica, a rough and tough neighborhood in Queens, New York, and home to Babita Harris, an uninsured single parent who falls ill after returning home from vacation. She is taken to a hospital, where Salome McBryant diagnoses her with having black fever disease, which has done a significant amount of damage to her liver. With a couple of months to live, Babita's only hope of survival is a costly liver transplant. But with no health insurance, the chance of surgery is slim. What she needs is a quarter of a million dollars in cash. And that's when Barnes, her only son, along with his best friends, Demus and Baker, spring into dangerous action to get the money. Though their road is paved with good intentions, the brothers in arms are in for a few surprises and a whole lot of heat in this supernatural thriller which tells two remarkable tales of crime and redemption.
Barnes, Demus, and Baker are back with another actioned-packed adventure. This time, they travel to Monomotapa, Alkebulan, where the king and queen were recently slain by Ego, a familiar nemesis whom the three Black boys thought they had destroyed in the afterlife. But they were deeply mistaken. Now, Ego has in his possession The Hotep Brother Manuscript, a sacred book filled with spiritual laws and enchanting spells, which he uses to turn the Monomotapan military into Egomaniacs. By his side is Deadra, a divine entity, and their goal is to rule Monomotapa and discontinue all shipments of gold to Planet Black, the home of the deities. Currently, the black planet is vulnerable, protected by a thin layer of gold that is quickly depleting. With the threat of an incoming meteoroid shower looming, there’s no telling what might happen to Planet Black if a large shipment of gold doesn’t arrive there soon.