EMERGING ARTISTS

Video: Eryn Allen Kane – Slipping

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Burgeoning artist Eryn Allen Kane brings us her second visual of the year for her recently released new single “Slipping.”

The brooding, soulful number is visualized with a one-take, single shot performance as the camera follows Eryn on a walk/run down a wooded neighborhood street. She delivers varied emotion including remorse for a failed relationship and enthusiasm for the future.

“I’d like for people to choose what it means to them. It’s important that I give that freedom to the listener,” she previously told The FADER about the song’s ability to be suited for either falling in or out of love.

Eryn is currently working on her debut EP Aviary, which is due out later this year.

Check out the video below:

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New Music: JR Castro feat. Pusha T – M.O.B.

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As his DJ Mustard produced single “Get Home” continues to build momentum online and at radio, Las Vegas’ own JR Castro delivers another gem with “M.O.B.” featuring Pusha T.

Over a sultry production by DJ Camper, the singer/songwriter lays down a true story of trust, love and heartbreak. Castro gives us a deeper taste of his talent, putting emphasis on his vocals this time and sharing the vulnerable experience.

He is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut mixtape “You,” which is due out in December, and executive produced by none other than Timbaland.

Take a listen to his new joint below:

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Watch: Rising Artist Kyan Releases “Sometimes” Video

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Rising U.K. artist Kyan makes a riveting return with the debut of his stunning new single and accompany video “Sometimes.”

“It represents who I am as an artist at this moment, so I’m really proud of it,” Kyan told Billboard of the breathtaking, bare-bones visuals. Directed by Georgia Hudson, the video encircles Kyan with a naked landscape as he sits and sings at a white grand piano. “There’s nowhere to hide,” he belts.

No matter the scene, switching from sand to sunset to sea, “Sometimes” takes center stage. “I wrote [the song] after a messed up relationship, it was kind of my way of dealing with it,” he confesses. “I decided to go with the original home demo from a live YouTube performance I recorded. It captured all of the emotion I felt when I first wrote the song.”

He may be a new name, but Kyan has given us a spellbinding number that speaks volumes. Watch the “Sometimes” video below:

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New Music: Eryn Allen Kane – Slipping

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Burgeoning artist Eryn Allen Kane has blessed us with a brand new song, following her very impressive debut single “Have Mercy.”

The new track, entitled “Slipping,” is a brooding, soulful number of varied emotion off her anticipated forthcoming EP Aviary, due out later this year. Eryn delivers a variance of remorse for a failed relationship and enthusiasm for the future.

“Thought that I would find your glow / I just cry because I know that love is your friend, and that friend is me / But you never noticed,” she sings.

It’s hard to say if this is a song better suited for falling in or out of love, and she deigned to define it further: “I’d like for people to choose what it means to them. It’s important that I give that freedom to the listener,” she told The FADER.

Take a listen below:

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Video: Bryson Tiller – Don’t

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Rising artist Bryson Tiller has been grabbing the attention of the masses with his single “Don’t” and now, we finally get to see the visual adaptation!

Simple, yet effective, the video follows Bryson as he and his lady friend get cozy as they stroll through the dimly lit streets of the city. Surely someone that we’re interested in seeing more from, “Don’t” has us feeling like Bryson won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

Check out the video below:

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Video: Marissa – Need 2 Know

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Emerging Atlanta native Marissa brings her new single “Need 2 Know” to life with an official visual.

Over the subtle Big Fruit and Bobby Kritical production, the young singer lets her guy know they just ain’t that close yet, her business is her business and if he wants to make it to the inner circle he better act right.

Marissa and her potential man stroll through their neighborhood and spend a day at a park on a river. They certainly look close enough to us, we just wanna know, how many days like this does it take boo?

Check out her video below:

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Listen: Emerging Group Nicky Davey Release Self-Titled Debut EP

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Time to add a new name to our list of must-know emerging artists – Nicky Davey. Rising out of the L.A. production scene, the duo is made up of singer/songwriter Nick Green and singer/musician Davey Rosser. They describe their approach to songwriting as always putting a strong emphasis on beauty, combined with infectious hooks. Constantly striving to reinvent the modern pop song, they were given the opportunity to work with Odd Future group, The Internet. In 2013, under the production of The Neptunes’ Chad Hugo, they helped pen their underground hit “Dontcha.”

Earlier this year, Nick was in the studio with the electronic Londoners, SNAKEHIPS, and they wrote “Gone.” The track features Syd tha Kyd, and has undeniably been a favorite of their devoted fan base. This led to Nick, the duo’s lead singer, being called upon to vocal produce and co­-write The Internet’s acclaimed new album Ego Death.

Making their official introduction this week, the two studio rats have released their debut self-titled EP. The 5-track project is a buzz-worthy mix of infectious pop pleasing anthems, and emotional ballads. Despite their unpredictable journey, Nicky Davey were able to craft a sound that is astoundingly fresh and authentic.

Stream their debut EP below!

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Listen: Emerging Artist Bassette Premieres Debut EP ‘Midnight Sounds’

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The UK, and London specifically, has been one of the most consistent breeding grounds for buzz-worthy new R&B and Soul artists for the majority of the 2010s. With it’s influx of diverse cultures converging into such a dense historical environment the land ruled by Kings and Queens offers a unique quality of nurturing royal talent.

Arriving in London at 5 years-old from her homeland of Bermuda, emerging singer-songwriter Bassette spent her time between the capital and Sheffield, a former industrial powerhouse situated in the north of England. Ironically, her sound is perhaps the antithesis of industrial – humid, languid beats sit comfortably alongside more lucid, fluid efforts – melancholic wistfulness and regret the constant between them.

Her enchanting voice snakes in between the rhythm and beat, getting under your skin, the distinction between the beautiful, flowing harmonies and their dark lyrical content coming to the forefront. Bassette’s sophistication and effortless technique suggest a talent far beyond her 20 years, and she puts it on display for the world with the premiere of her debut EP ‘Midnight Sounds.’

Speaking about her hopes for the project Bassette simply explained, “It’s for people who listen to music at midnight, I want people to fall asleep to Cool Water.”

The project will be officially released on Friday, August 7, but you can stream an early preview of the full EP now… Check it out below, what do you think?

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