“‘If I Don’t Break Your Heart I’ll Break Mine’ is about knowing when you need to be by yourself. I wrote it when I was 19 and overwhelmed with anxiety and low self-esteem. I was still relying on others to make me happy and I had no idea who I wanted to be. The only way I could find out was if I took myself away from others to get to know myself better. So I did that, hoping the people who loved me would understand. It’s crazy to finally release it and be able to see where it’s taken me.” – Sophie explained
‘If I Don’t Break Your Heart I’ll Break Mine’ is built on taut percussion, staccato guitar, and melodic synth flourishes. The track finds the band at their most immediate. Sophie’s unmistakable voice weaves a tale of painful self-discovery in the hope of showing others the way, and the driving, evocative song seems destined to become an anthem.
JAiRUS is an LA-based singer-songwriter from Maryland. Not too long ago, he released a jazzy R&B tune, entitled, “Groove,” a call-to-action for everyone to live a little. The groovy tune serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear on JAiRUS’s upcoming EP.
“‘Groove’ is inspired by one of my favorite periods of music—the ‘70s. I started with a beat, then added a bass line, and I’ve been grooving since. I always want to encourage everyone to be their most authentic best selves and stay groovy. As for me, an old soul, I wanted to make a new classic. When people hear ‘Groove,’ I want them to not only feel groovy, but transport them to their happy place.” – JAiRUS stated
JAiRUS grew up singing in the church, so music is deeply embedded in his soul. His goal is to create a space for everyone to be their best selves with each song he creates. Whether on stage in front of a crowd, alongside his community of music lovers, or playing through a stranger’s speaker, JAiRUS’s songs remind everyone to let loose and stay groovy.
Carly Pearl is a talented singer-songwriter who grew up in New York. Not too long ago, she released a sexy debut single, entitled, “Play Me,” which reflects the struggle one feels while being attached to a vice, person, or past version of themselves. Like an addict, one craves that familiar taste, that next high, that next play. Even when the destructive patterns are obvious, there’s still an ache for that fleeting pleasure.
“The music never lies, I write to understand myself and connect with the world.” – Carly Pearl stated
‘Play Me’ contains a relatable narrative, ear-pleasing vocalization, and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with fans of Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu, Paloma Faith, and Duffy. The danceable, summer tune possesses groovy Spanish guitar-laden instrumentation flavored with a jazzy disco-pop vibration. Furthermore, “Play Me” is Carly Pearl’s first solo release following a highly successful run as the lead singer for the national touring band, Scruffy Pearls.
Kenah is an up-and-coming 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Nigeria. Not too long ago, she released a lovely Afro-R&B tune, entitled, “3:05Am,” which contains a relatable narrative, ear-pleasing vocals, and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with fans of Rema.
“‘3:05 Musing’ is a quick reflection of different stages in my life. It is purely a collection of love, pain, sweat, and memories of both good and trying times. I like to refer to it as a painting using different colors to create one beautiful piece of art. It incorporates different sounds for different times, different rhythms for different minds, and different feelings for different vibes. Creating 3:05 Musing was a life-changing experience. I couldn’t be more proud of the work I put in to create this EP because every single track was better than the last and that convinced me that I was doing good.” – Kenah explained
The likable summer tune possesses melodic instrumentation flavored with a warm Afro-R&B aroma. Furthermore, “3:05Am” is featured on Kenah’s debut EP, entitled, “3:05 Musing.” The seven-track project reveals a multi-layered artist who explores her many facets and is able to tell stories with fluidity.
Bloke Young is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter and producer from Toronto, Canada. Not too long ago, he released an inspiring pop tune, entitled, “Lil Dreamer,” which contains an encouraging narrative, ear-pleasing vocalization, and tuneful melodies.
“The song is about chasing your dreams and being able to stay inspired despite adversity. There’s no time limit for your success and everybody’s path is different. So just stay true to yourself and know your time is coming and never give up.” – Bloke Young explained
Inspired by his father’s musical background, Bloke Young started releasing music after his father left him and his mother at a very early age. His father’s passion was always music, and after a decade of hard work, Bloke’s father’s music amassed huge notoriety in the Persian music space. Wanting to pursue music and take it as far as his father did, Young started releasing music on SoundCloud.
LACES is the moniker of the folky guitar-strumming troubadour, Jessica Vaughn. Not too long ago, she and musician Colxy (We The Kings’ Coley O’Toole) released their “Almost Happy (Unplugged)” single. The two artists met when LACES was a teenager, about to release her first album under the name, Charlotte Sometimes. Colxy became the keyboard player in her band as they headed out on their first tour supporting Butch Walker.
“Coley and I have always shared such a special bond and grew up on the road together. When I was too scared to play he would offer words of encouragement, let me cry, and would carry the weight when I didn’t have it in me. We would often play radio shows just the two of us and this unplugged version of ‘Almost Happy’ is a great example of the magic we create together. It feels really special to share this release as two grown adults. We have come so far but at the same time we’ve picked up where we left off.”– LACES explained
Abby Diamond is a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. Not too long ago, she released a groovy indie-pop tune, entitled, “Cool Water,” which finds Diamond offering listeners a glimpse into her colorful world of lucid dreaming. Furthermore, “Cool Water” is the beginning of a series of singles that Diamond will be releasing every full moon.
“I had an epiphany that I’d been living my life in a waking sleep. ‘Cool Water’ marks the awakening from the slumber. I was in an airport when I heard a slenderbodies song playing, and realized it’d been a year since I’d spoken to Max. I messaged him right then and there, and he invited me to come to visit and within two weeks the first song was complete.” – Abby Diamond stated
As an artist, Abby Diamond’s evolution into a more enlightened state is chronicled in technicolor. Each release reveals an ever-blossoming artist whose message and purpose grow clearer with each new artistic outpouring.
Chiara Casali is a 24-year-old London-based singer-songwriter with Italian roots. Not too long ago, she released a lovely debut single, entitled, “Don’t Lie,” the first taste of what’s to come for Chiara Casali and signals a budding pop star in the making.
“Last summer, I spent a weekend in Suffolk with a friend and fellow artist, who goes by the stage name, Mullally. We wrote and produced this track. We started with a simple guitar loop then focused on creating a hook and building up my vocal layers, harmonies, bvs, etc. ‘Don’t Lie’ is a real and honest song where I’m expressing my vulnerability and emotions about my own personal experiences with love and heartbreaks. As well as being personal to me. It’s a song that a lot of people can relate to. Also, it’s somewhat nostalgic, and has a sense of familiarity to it – making the listener feel reminiscent while still being a new experience.” – Chiara Casali explained
Jess Ball is an up-and-coming 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Not too long ago, she released a lovely debut single, entitled, “Upside Down,” which tells an intriguing tale about a young woman who shares a challenging relationship with her significant other. Apparently, she sees things for what they are, but her companion sees things for what they aren’t. Therefore, they are not on the same page. Later, she reveals that she’s tired of the tricks, façade, and mind games that her partner is playing.
“This song is basically about gaslighting and those who refuse to acknowledge the good in others for their own benefit. A person should never feel like they must compromise their own accomplishments in order to make other people feel comfortable with themselves.” – Jess Ball explained
Jessica Ball started to explore her musical interests in 2009 at the age of 11. Since then, she has developed a pop-inspired style. Raised in a rather musical family, Ball had been influenced by artists such as Jack Johnson and Missy Higgins, listened to by the family on road trips. However, during her schooling, Ball was inspired by her singing coach to explore different styles of music that allowed her to find her attraction to pop music.
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.