Arriving now as an Aipate Premiere is the new, interesting EP by rising American singer/songwriter Abel.. Titled nothing but forbidden fruit, the 6-song project has an exciting pop edge although there are various influences, ranging from rock to indie. Highlighted above (and also one of the EP’s most exciting track) is “Kissing Mary”, an indie-pop flavoured record which clearly exhibits the artist’s gripping vocals and heartfelt composition. The song describes Abel.’s sexual orientation and how she has to hide it from her parents.
Jet Blvck has a new song out and this one is titled “Pozé”. The groovy hip-hop track is smooth and laid-back in its lyrical delivery. Hailing from Sint Maarten, a Caribbean island under the Kingdom of Netherlands, the artist has Haitian roots and sings Creole and English. On this song, he crafts a piece spanning a number of cultural influences while maintaining a steady flow.
Liam Bailey - Hold Tight (Official Video) - YouTube
With his fourth EP Brand New now officially out, British musician Liam Bailey has revealed the visuals for “Hold Tight”. The song is taken off of the new project and is an uplifting and empowering piece that showcases the Nottingham native’s powerful vocals and gripping composition. Covered in a reggae-infused soul tune, the song is straight-up magnificent.
Brand New EP arrives on the back of Liam’s successful singles like “Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her” and “You Saw The Devil In Me”. With previous support on platforms like Billboard, BBC Radio 1, Clash Magazine,Complex, BBC 1Xtra and Spotify, has decent buzz for this great record.
Watch the video above and stream the entire album via Spotify below.
Madison, Wisconsin-based, American R&B/pop singer/songwriter Bravo has made a return with a new single, “Fatal”. This record was produced by Eeverest and mixed/mastered by Jonas Alfe, who also craftily injected a dose of melodic guitar melodies. This song comes just a few months after the artist dropped his 5-track, Golden EP, which included songs like “Closer” and “Lust”. On this piece, the artist doubles down on his vocal strength. The result is a powerful song that will stick your hands to the repeat button. Stream it above.
Aipate appears just in time to catch up with the release of debut “Weather”. It is the debut single from OBVE, a new project by American singer/songwriter Otis English. The song is a bluesy, soul-infused, indie-pop record that, thanks to it’s stepped down tempo, fully captures the Los Angles-based artist’s amazing vocals. The track is, in fact, a blend of a various sounds and flavours but it retains the musician’s unique skill set. Listen to the song, even as you follow the musician on Facebook.
Aipate brings your attention to emerging South African artist Mitchell Godwin. He has just dropped a new single, “Falling Down”. The beautiful, indie-pop song has fingerprints of love all over it and it finds the singer/songwriter penning a wholehearted piece which he then delivers strongly; his smooth vocals is a perfect fit for the gripping lyrical composition, about which he says:
“…The song’s reference to a thunderstorm is related to the fear and the overwhelming challenges in between us and our goals. Do we hide and let it hinder us? Or does it clean away all of the negativity we experience? The goal of this production is to serve as a metaphor for not getting what we want and the perceived obstacles in our way.”
“Falling Down” and two previous releases (“Gravity” and “Different People”) are sampled below via Spotify. Listen and also, remember to catch up with Godwin on Facebook.
Obie Bermúdez‘s new single, “Veo Veo” is pure fuego. Released late last year, the reggaeton-laced, Latin pop song arrived as a top candidate for the dancefloor. The energy-filled track is accompanied by a beautiful Spanish composition and an inviting vocal delivery. Born and raised in Aibonito town, Puerto Rico, Obie (whose father and grandfather were both musicians) released a successful album in the form of Todo el Año. This 2005 project included hits like “Maldita Boca” and “Ya te Olvide”. The album earned Bermúdez a Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album (2005).
Prepare to dispense some energy as you listen to “Veo Veo”.
Obie Bermudez - Veo Veo (Official Lyric Video) - YouTube
VOG - Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Feat. Joshua) - SoundCloud (170 secs long, 2953 plays)Play in SoundCloud
VOG is the new moniker for Parisian musician Thomas Vogt. Today, we get to share with you his latest single, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, which features singer Joshua. The house-flavoured, pop-inflected, electronic dance tune is as energetic as much as it is vocally gripping. The composition, however, follows a familiar theme: love. This record precedes the French producer’s forthcoming EP.
Drawing inspiration from EDM pioneers like Kygo, Avicii and Kungs, VOG is ready to scale the heights of popular music. With such releases like “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, he is definitely on the right trajectory.
It’s all about that Island/Caribbean vibe as Aipate returns your focus to “Perfectly With You” by Jamaican sensation Gyptian. Taken off Fast Wine riddim, a 2018 compilation project by 24/7 Music Production, the pop-inflected dancehall track carries a lovely summer tune infused with sweet guitar melodies. It finds Gyptian serenading a girl whom he really likes.
Other songs on Fast Wine riddim are: “Make You Feel” by Ice Cold, “Wine Ya Gal” by Mad Vibes, “Can’t Get Enough” by Darrio, “Gonna Blow Up” by Perfect Giddimani, “Antetokounmpo” by Mr. Vegas, “Fast Wine ” by Karrill DaDiva and “Mek Gal Happy” by TEET. The instrumental track was crafted by Kevin Hill.
Low Blow - Cant Wait ft. DAMANI NKOSI, BIG TREE - YouTube
Most, if not all, of us have lost a loved one. It is that feeling that inspired “Can’t Wait”, a song by American emcee Low Blow. Featuring Inglewood-based, indie-pop band Big Tree and rapper Damani Nkosi, the heartfelt song is emotive-yet-soothing. The funky, soul-infused, classic West Coast hip hop record is lifted off First Book of Timothy, Low Blow’s debut album. The 10-track LP arrived on Common Good Records, a vinyl label. The reflective songs talk of love, loss, hardships and social issues.
We have just shared the song’s official clip, which was directed by Luke Ellington, with support from Greg Malone and Allakoi ‘Mic Holden’ Peete. Watch/listen above.