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London’s Sam Seccombe sings of love that has worn out on ‘Unboyfriend’

Sam Seccombe returns with a sad tale about a relationship that has soured on his indie pop fueled ‘Unboyfriend‘.

Sam Seccombe is a 22 year-old with a love for all things musical. He is a producer and guitarist and singer-songwriter that is based in South West London.

Unboyfriend‘ is about realizing the unhealthy nature of a rapidly deteriorating relationship and seeking escape from it. It’s a bold statement that demands equality in a situation which remained unbalanced for too long. This is such a true feeling and you do feel stuck, like you are in a mud pool and can’t get out. If this is isn’t sorted out quickly it can lead to a unhappy heart.

Unboyfriend‘ from Sam Seccombe is a sad pop story that is well-sung by the London singer who seems to improve after each track. He sings with soul and passion that visualizes this story so well.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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‘I’m Not Like You’ from London’s Best King IV is an ode to the new school UK Hip Hop

Best King IV is a London-based emcee who returns with his new conflicted rap single called ‘I’m Not Like You‘.

King is an 18 year old rapper, vocal engineer and producer. He makes music of all genres, blending them with Hip-Hop. From Jazz to Lo-Fi, R&B to Pop, the only thing his songs all have in common is the blend of Hip-Hop.

I’m Not Like You‘ from UK rapper Best King IV is a deep dive into the world of British Hip Hop right now. This is a song about wanting certain things that are cool but you don’t really want them. It might be shoes, watches or girls. You are still trying to find your way in life and work about what you really like and what to be. The pressure to dress like what is in fashion is massive these days and a real shame really. We should be able to dress anyway you want.

Best King IV from ‘I’m Not Like You‘ is a fine new effort from the talented London rapper.

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London-based singer Israel Nke is magnificent on ‘Moonlight’ ft Shakira

Nigerian-born singer Israel Nke is here with a fantastic Hop Hop soul single called ‘Moonlight‘ ft Shakira.

Moonlight‘ is about the pain of a loss, the depth of a split-second decision and the lasting effects. With beautiful piano sounds illuminating with some noises of the street, we are soon underway. From there there beat turns to reflective Hip Hop and mellow rap vocals that gets you in the mood.

After leaving his polygamous father in Nigeria, to a life on the streets and a term in prison, this all led to his eventual redemption as a singer-songwriter. This is the debut single is ‘Moonlight‘, a song that speaks about how a split-second can change everything.

London-based Israel Nke has found his way after a life that was close to the bottom. He has emerged from the onslaught and is happy inside. He is happy as he is making great music and spreading his message of never giving up despite the odds. A comeback is always something to support if the intentions are pure. ‘Moonlight‘ ft Shakira is a fine track that lights up 2020’s peace flag.

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Ananya Birla joins us together with peaceful message ‘Let There Be Love’

Ananya Birla is back with her fantastic new indie pop single called ‘Let There Be Love‘.

Bombay-born and now a multi-platinum record selling artist, Ananya burst onto the music scene in 2016. Since then there has been no looking back, with over 200 million streams and being the first Indian to have Indian Music Industry certified platinum and double platinum singles. This is a singer who is rising in the world scene all the time.

Ananya, who is signed with Universal Music India and supported by Island Records UK, began her journey at open-mic nights in London pubs while studying at university. Ananya worked her way from the bottom all the way to the top and for this she is to be admired. She is also an avid mental health campaigner who tries her best to show the world that we need to look after those close to us and to speak up on these issues.

Ananya Birla sings with such passion and beauty on ‘Let There Be Love‘. This is a fast-rising artist who is only getting better and better. She is a real inspiration.

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UK producer Hazlee drops dazzling new electro-pop dance track ‘Don’t Hide Away’

UK producer Hazlee is done being in the shadows on his brand new party slider for 2020 called ‘Don’t Hide Away‘.

This new track from the London based artist was written during the early stages of the unfortunate and tragic lockdown that we all face as humans right now.  ‘Don’t Hide Away‘ was inspired by the sadness of not being able to see friends and family at a difficult time which we all can’t wait to be over. Music made from tough times and lots of love is infused here on this fine track.

Hazlee has been creating music under different guises for the last ten years as a London busker and part of the Borough of Barnet’s band with which he played the Royal Albert Hall. Now a fully dipping his whole soul into being a successful solo musician, ‘Don’t Hide Away‘ is the 2nd single from the young new star on the scene.

This is an all night track that is best served with some cool beverages and lots of fun vibes by the beach or party. UK’s Hazlee comes in with an attitude of just enjoying the music and not focusing on genres. What feels good is going to be released and I love this style. Real soul that makes us think of better times.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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London-based Julia Thomsen rises up with spiritual instrumental ”Sea Energise”

London’s Julia Thomsen is a Neo-classical Film & TV composer who loves to create music that is wholeheartedly inspired by our beautiful nature around us. She returns with ”Sea Energise” and this is an instrumental cinematic masterpiece.

At the age of 5, Julia composed a piano piece to symbolize the weather changing from sunshine to rain to wind and into thunderstorms. This is a life-long creative who shines here on this marvelous piece that is so calming. Julia Thomsen makes music for Relaxation, Yoga Sessions, Spa, Boutique Hotels, Adverts, Film and Television. She just wants to make music for us to enjoy and to remind us to just relax.

Sea Energise” grabs our souls and takes us on a whirlwind of waves that take us into the oceans throughout. Julia Thomsen is a well-known name in the UK scene that is delightfully constructed to give us a song that is truly ahead of other songs in its genre.

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Acoustic Jazz duo Muca & La Marquise eloquently show their love for ”London” with debut single

Muca & La Marquise is a new project from London-based songwriter and producer Muca that uses sound and vision to bring to life a twenty-two-year-old girl who possesses a hauntingly unique voice that will inspire the hearts and minds of all who come across her. The debut song is called ”London” and this is precisely the laid-back song we need in 2020.

London” from new duo Muca & La Marquise is a track about falling in love with the stunning city and the heartbreak of having to leave it behind. The song all reflects the emotions of a Londoner, contemplating their future. This is a beautiful song and I love their knowledge of the legendary city. Flower Market, Cat & Mutton, Regent’s Canal and Hackney Central are all mentioned and this is so well done by illustrator and animator Clara Santos.

This is a stunning soul-pop/jazz song with a peaceful yet educational vibe here. Muca & La Marquise are a new duo with a full album slated for later on in the year. If this is a sign of things to come then ”London” is a terrific start.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Jazzy-soul delights with Georgia & The Vintage Youth on fantastic ”Heavy Eyes”

Proudly Essex and packed full of jazzy infused waterfalls of goodness, Georgia & The Vintage Youth dance in with their new punchy track called ”Heavy Eyes”.

Georgia and her retro-pop band “The Vintage Youth” have established quite a reputation in London and are looking for more. When gigs are available again, they will certainly be aiming to tour far and wide. After a 50 date support tour in 2019, this is an artist that is pushing to be at the top.

After being signed to top UK management company, TALENTBANQ and heading into the studio to record her new EP – ”Overthinker”, big things are happening. Her Team now in place, this frees Georgia up to fully focus and making music and making sure the band’s dynamics are on point.

Taken off the brand new EP also called ”Heavy Eyes” with ”Thick As Thieves” and ”You + I”, all three of these songs are filled with so much soul. The style is filled with retro, pop, jazz and soul. The mixture is of vintage and fresh new sounds emerging from the beautiful big blonde hair and big voiced Georgia who holds her tone expertly the whole way though.

Heavy Eyes” is a sterling effort from Georgia & The Vintage Youth who get the vibe just right and this is music to be listened with friends and family all evening. With a big future ahead, exciting times await this quality UK act. Be sure to catch the music video that is to be release very soon too.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Askil Fangel returns with reflective indie track ”96 Percent”

Askil Fangel is composer, bassist and vocalist who is based in vibrant London. The London-based Norwegian musician who is a self-confessed coffee addict returns with the reflective new single called ”96 Percent”.

96 Percent” is a chilled indie song that has a tasty mixture of indie and electronic music. I find this to be quite a reflective journey from Askil. This is about talking things through with a close friend to get the full picture. It’s all about getting things straight in your head and making a plan on how to help both of you.

Askil Fangel shines on ”96 Percent” and he has such a unique voice that keeps you listening intently. He is a true storyteller and I feel like I’m on a train while listening to him. I’m looking outside and thinking very deeply, perhaps even over-thinking things. This is a very self-reflective song that makes me feel a little bit sad but I enjoy the sound and my head is always swaying along to the quality musicianship.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Polish artist KAŚKA brings the beauty back to 2020 with the electrifying ”Insomaniac”

KAŚKA is a Polish singer-songwriter and producer based in South East London in England. She absolutely rips through the mic with her outstanding new single called ”Insomaniac”.

Electronics, jazz, hip-hop and ambient music is the vibe here. The song washes away all doubt in my heart and I feel like I’m living in a dream, floating on clouds with KAŚKA right beside me.

Pre-covid, KAŚKA was doing a postgraduate degree in Popular Music at the prestigious Goldsmiths University in London. This is a musician that is pushing herself to be the best version of herself.

Insomaniac is a word that she created to describe a person who enjoys staying up late at night. This track is her celebration of the night and its unique sounds and vibe. As a night owl myself, I totally relate to this idea and notion.

Polish musician KAŚKA’s ”Insomaniac” catapults her right to the top of my music playlist. This is a song to be enjoyed late at night of course, while watching the stars or meditating to relax. I love everything about this track and feel so much more relaxed. The layers here are breathtaking- from the rattlesnake-sounding shakers at the beginning to the electronic influences that slithers through the skin of the track. This is an outstanding effort.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen