LIZZ is a talented singer-songwriter from Norway. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for her “Alive” single, which finds a vulnerable LIZZ singing about one of the darkest moments in her life. Apparently, she penned the touching tune last year (in 2020) after losing her job and everything else she valued. At the time, she was at the brink of insanity, and oftentimes, she thought about giving up. However, there was a great drive in her heart that prevented her from doing so. Now, she’s extremely grateful to be alive and sings about the beauty of living life to the fullness.
“‘Alive’ is a heartfelt song talking candidly about the difficulties and dilemmas I’ve faced in the past year, something I hope many people can relate to. Usually, I’ve written love songs and songs about the world around me. This time, I’ve taken an introspective approach. I’m more personal than I’ve ever been. The message in ‘Alive’ is encouraging and uplifting, and might just be what people need to hear right now. The production is organic and simple, which lets the storyline be the focal point.” – LIZZ explained
‘Alive’ serves as an impressive presentation of what listeners can expect to hear from LIZZ in the near future.
Frankie Zulferino is a singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, and TikTok star based in New York City. Melii is a Universal recording artist from Harlem, New York. Not too long ago, they release an appealing music video for their “Hit That” single.
“When I recorded ‘Hit That,’ I had my mindset on bringing on a female artist. I wanted that female energy and power to complete my vision. When I connected with MELii, I instantly knew she was the perfect artist for this. But what really got me was our first conversation. She said she loved the song and saw the vision, that this is something really different for her, and would love to be a part of it. She really is such a humble person with a natural gift and talent and I couldn’t be more excited for our collaboration and for the world to dance this one with us.” – Frankie Zulferino explained
‘Hit That’ contains a relationship-based narrative, ear-pleasing vocalizations, and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with fans of Bruno Mars and Cardi B. The urban tune seeks to bring back the ‘80s, ‘90s, and 2000s nostalgia. Also, Frankie Zulferino hopes “Hit That” can make listeners feel good again, dance again, and forget about their troubles in the midst of these crazy times.
Soulex is an LA-based singer-songwriter who was raised in Atlanta, GA. Not too long ago, she released a stunning new EP, entitled, “Liquid Bombshell.” The six-track project opens with the standout tune, “Kissing on My Jeweler,” which showcases Soulex’s widescale potential.
“My goal as an artist is to promote self-love. In our society, there’s so much aggression and miscommunication. If you love yourself, you’re able to send a powerful message to others. I want people to feel like they can take on the world.” – Soulex explained
Soulex penned her very first songs after graduating high school as a way to deal with the fallout of a turbulent, long-term relationship. But the songs, written on a keyboard gifted by her father, provided more than just an outlet for teenage emotions. They caught the ear of Grammy-winning producer, Mike WiLL Made-It (Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Rae Sremmurd), who signed her to a co-publishing deal with Warner Chappell. Since then, Soulex has accumulated a 400-song catalog and gained 100,000 Instagram followers in the process.
Nava Adè is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter based in east London, England. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for her “In the Dark” single, which tells an intimate tale about a young woman who shares a passionate relationship with her significant other. Apparently, sparks fly every time they turn the lights down low and immersed themselves in darkness. Later, the woman admits that she has lots of love to give to her partner, any time he needs it.
“I think people are fearful of the dark, but I personally love the vulnerability and potential for the intimacy it brings. The song is about capturing that feeling of finding refuge and solitude in the arms of another. It’s warm, it’s sensual, and conceptually quite intimate.” – Nava Adè explained
The Moeysha Ashley-directed video, which centers around Black love, finds Nava Adè and her partner spending some quality time together in the comfort of their home.
Nadia Vaeh is a talented singer-songwriter from Atlanta, GA. Not too long ago, she released an appealing audiovisual for her “Never Leave the Basement” single, which expresses the social anxiety perpetuated by societal systems and social media, especially during an extremely vulnerable and stressful year. Inspired by the pandemic and quarantine, “Never Leave the Basement” reveals how many individuals cannot cope with society when experiencing social anxiety. The thought-provoking and introspective tune talk about how every day feels the same. Imagine being stuck in a basement with your life on repeat. Also, imagine the toll that will take on your mental health.
“I am naturally an introverted person…the world can be kinda intimidating. I am a very sensitive and empathic person. And I just get overwhelmed. The first lyric that came to me was, ‘Advertisements scroll-like pavement, max us out like credit cards – don’t pay them.’ I feel like this was inspired out of the frustration with social media and the entertainment industry being so irresponsible. Many of my friends and colleagues are suffering, and the pandemic only placed a magnifying glass on this. Much of that has to do with how we are inundated with billboards and ads everywhere telling us how to be happy or look. Also, it can really create such a feeling of lack for so many, including myself.” – Nadia Vaeh explained
Nadia Vaeh success results from a strong work ethic inspired by the achievements of other great artists she admires.
NLN is the initials for Noeh-Lys Ndayishimiye, an 18-year-old rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, and mixing engineer based in Ottawa, Ontario. Not too long ago, he performed an acoustic version of his “Try Again” single LIVE via our Bong At Home video series. The up-close-and-personal video finds a passionate NLN singing-rapping about having feelings for someone who doesn’t feel the same endearing way as he does. The person appears like they care about him, but that’s not the case.
“This song was really inspired by a close friend of mine. A girl he really liked led him on to think that she felt the same way. When the situation happened, he was basically telling me everything. So it was easy to write it from his perspective. That’s why I feel like the writing in this record paints a picture of what it would actually be like to be in the shoes of someone who’s experienced that before. Also, it’s mad relatable.” – NLN explained
As a credible source for new music discovery, we take great pride in highlighting tomorrow’s most promising talents. One of these artists is Emily Cole, a talented singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Montgomery, Texas. Not too long ago, she performed an acoustic version of her “Ain’t My Vibe” single LIVE via our Bong At Home video series.
“This song is basically just about how all of these dudes just view women as objects and think it’s ok to use girls for their own personal benefit, which is annoying as heck. It’s happened to a lot of my friends, as well as myself. We’re all so tired of it. It’s exhausting. So I decided to write a song about how we don’t wanna waste our time being with someone who doesn’t even want to get to know us as a person. ‘Don’t you got something better to do than try to make me fall for you?’ Like, listen, dude, we’re not interested in playing your little games, you know.” – Emily Cole explained
Debrah Jade is a Dutch-born singer-songwriter with Indonesian/Moluccan roots. Not too long ago, she released an attractive music video for her “Nobody But You” single, which tells an intriguing tale about a young woman who is head-over-heels in love with her significant other. Apparently, she thinks about him all the time and gets lovestruck whenever she looks into his eyes. Later, she admits that she doesn’t care what people think, her partner is Clyde and she’s Bonnie.
“During the first Covid-19 lockdown, I was making music at home. I had a song melody in my head, which eventually became the chorus of this tune. I played it for my partner, Memru Renjaan (number one hit music producer) and he wrote and produced the music. Not much later, our music baby was born. A pop, up-tempo feel-good love song about a girl who has had a crush on someone she is good friends with for a long time. In this song, she asks if the love is mutual. You will see the results in the music video.” – Debrah Jade explained
Capri is an up-and-coming 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Not too long ago, she released a lyric video for her “Raining In LA” single, hosted by Ne-Yo. The song contains a relatable narrative, ear-pleasing vocalization, and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with fans of Jessica Rose, Jamie McDell, and Katy for Kings. The likable tune possesses guitar-driven instrumentation flavored with an indie-rock vibration. Furthermore, “Raining In LA” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear from Capri in the near future.
“This song was written by me and it was fantasy-driven but based on true emotions that I had felt going through a breakup. I live in Pennsylvania in the United States. But, for the song, I had imagined that I lived in Los Angeles, California. A lot of my songs that I write are based on true experiences and emotions. For this song, however, I really wanted to get out of my comfort zone and pretend that I lived elsewhere while going through a breakup.” – Capri explained
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.