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All Music RnB

The future is here: Oso meets his match on the steaming hot RnB single ‘Tap In’

Featuring the lovely Melanie Angel on the new video as the fellow washer at the local dry cleaners, fresh new singer-songwriter Oso drops one of the hottest RnB tracks of the year with ‘Tap In‘. He has his hands full with her but he doesn’t seem to mind in the slightest.

Oso is a Queens, New York RnB/Soul artist who is one of the new breed of musicians who are aiming to bring the genre back to prominence in his city. After growing up in the golden age, he has that extra special style that ensures that if he wants it enough, he will move up the ranks quickly. Co-produced by Hitmaka and the duo Ayo N’ Keyz, this seems like a dynamic team that have just made a hit track.

When you are clearly too creative for the shackles of school life, music is the savior and doing what you love is a blessing; you will sleep in studios and do whatever it takes to make it. This is the only way to succeed in this wild game with so many other artists around, so you need to stand out from the rest.

His voice is so smooth, you don’t need a razor to shave. This is a singer who has endured hardships and who isn’t letting go of this opportunity very easily. When you have talent you need to put in the hard work too otherwise it won’t work for long and it feels like we are witnessing the start of something special.

With an EP on the way, this is the single that is going to help knock the door down and listeners need to wake up and enjoy the ride.

This is the story about upping your game and speaking to that person you like otherwise you may never know what could of been. You might seem to get rejected a few times but that is all a part of the game. Showing your intentions and looking fresh with a smile, is all you really need to do to see if they are into you too. From there, the temperature heats up real quick.

If you want it bad enough, you gotta put the time in and it feels like Oso is that guy. ‘Tap In‘ is the hottest song I’ve seen/heard all year and you might need a cold shower after watching this video.

The tension is so obvious and this is an excellent RnB track that signals a new era for a previously-stale state of affairs. No more. The future is here and looking really bright.

Put your shades on and see this video on YouTube. See his IG for more info on what’s next.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music

‘Our Numbered Days’ album review: The incomparable multi-talented Queens musician Lauren Kidd drops her incredible debut full album release that finds her dealing with the final stages of grief

Our Numbered Days‘ from the Queens singer-songwriter Lauren Kidd is her debut full album release and this was certainly worth the wait. We find a musician who knows herself now deep inside and is flourishing with each passing moment.

Lauren Kidd is a New York City-based writer, singer-songwriter, dreamer and ever-evolving creative who has her eyes set for the stars above and nothing less. When you set big goals, sometimes you fall down and scratch yourself, but its how you pick yourself up, that truly counts long-term.

After reviewing her excellent lead single ‘I Want It To Be You‘ recently which is now track eight, we are treated to the full experience which more than lives up to expectations.

You feel a weight lifted off your tired shoulders when you turn on this concept record and you know you are in safe hands.

With ‘Make You Smile’, there is a happy energy that is pushed through and the overwhelming feeling is that she is looking for that love again and just wants a chance to show that is ready again. The Pop pureness is such a blessing on the ear and the melodic rhythm is a welcome addition to a wild year.

Other highlights are, and there are so many, are definitely ‘Our Numbered Days‘ as this should be the theme of 2020. The days are so short and who knows what tomorrow will bring so we need that special feeling now, to get that love rush back into our veins.

Still‘ is such a gorgeous delivery and the hard hitting beat just makes it so much better. This is the chronicle of how you want them so badly when they aren’t around and the haunting vocals fills your soul. I imagine this to be a future music video for Lauren.

Ours‘ is a song my mind wandered far away on. I got lost in the track and reminisced about previous relationships and those happy memories and what went right. The sadness of losing someone to a breakup hurts hard and it can consume you but you have to keep those good times locked away and never forget them.

They say that class is permanent and this is absolutely true on this occasion. Lauren is such a talented musician who puts in the extra hard work to make her stand out and doesn’t expect any freebies. Its this type of attitude that will see her go far in the music world as that is what it takes to be the best at what you do. A lot of friends won’t understand and there will be some lonely nights but if you want it bad enough, you gotta go and get it. Its your life after all and you walk the road that choose, not anyone else.

Lauren Kidd’s Our Numbered Days‘ is one of the best releases of 2020 due to the meaningful lyrics, her excellent vocal projection and with her determined mindset, she is an example for others on how to do things with your music career. There are no fillers on this album, nothing you can skip, and this is so rare these days in a ‘quick and forget’ society where it’s easy to be forgotten.

If she can stay focused and keep on having a small but loyal team around her that always has her back, Lauren can go wherever she wants to go with her music. Form is temporary but class remains forever and with a secret track inside, this is an album that will inspire so many and warm their hearts.

Stream the new album on Spotify and see her adventures on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music New York Singer Songwriter

You want her to be the only one: ‘I Want It To Be You’ is New York City musician/writer Lauren Kidd’s exceptional solo debut of self-discovery

Queens, New York singer-songwriter Lauren Kidd is heading for big things due to her exceptional voice and self-motivated attitude. These are two qualities that are at the core of being a successful indie artist and Lauren epitomizes this.

The former frontwoman of NYC band Clearview and after starting to learn music when she was just 9 years old, she is now fully integrated into the solo world and is excitedly releasing her debut album called ‘Our Numbered Days’ which drops on the 18th December 2020. Luckily, Lauren has been kind enough to sneak us a listen of her ‘I Want It To Be You’ debut single to wet our appetites and this is like a thunderbolt into our hungry hearts.

This is the story of knowing what you want but struggling to find the right path to get there. The pain in her voice is palpable as she wrestles with easy temptations that have been there from life in a band. Quick and fun flings are there if you want it; they can be so hard to resist if you let yourself be drawn in and hang out at places you know are bad for you.

She sings from the heart and wants to be a better person and there is only one special soul that she visualizes being with The problem is, it might be too late. Patience and self-reflection are the two qualities needed right now but you don’t want to be alone either.

With a strong voice, terrific visuals and a heartfelt style, it’s no wonder that this is a musician on the rise. Her honesty shines through the cracks of the room as you reminisce about those nights you spent with someone you barely knew.

I Want It To Be You’ from New York’s Lauren Kidd is a single that is part of the master-plan and a way to heal inside so that you can move on and do what you can, to gain that ultimate forgiveness. Life is all about learning from mistakes and not being too hard on yourself. We are only human after all.

See the excellent music video on YouTube, stream her on Spotify and find out more via IG & FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music

Lil Simba rolls in with honest picture of life on ‘Vibes’

Lil Simba is a rising New York based rapper/singer who is back with his new trap-infused track called ‘Vibes‘.

Far Rockaway in Queens was the birthplace of this young talented emcee that has since moved to Long Island. Lil Simba is 17 years old and is a fast-rising rapper in this crowded genre. He has a melodic flow that is soothing to the ears and you can see that he is influenced by artists such as Lil Baby and Post Malone. The sound of the new school that is so popular right now.

Vibes‘ from Lil Simba is a vibe that is so chilled and has been made to be enjoyed with friends. There is a peaceful tone and it’s nice to hear an emcee that isn’t trying to brag or flex too much. This is a promising emcee with a Hip Hop flow that is riding the wave of the reborn New York music scene. This is the sound of 2020.

Stream here on Soundcloud.

Click here for the Insta link to find out more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music New Music

Riveting Jewish country with Queens singer Aryeh Kunstler’s ”Accept”

You need to accept that sometimes things need to end. There is no point worrying about it or other-thinking. It needs to happen and you will feel at peace.

Aryeh Kunstler is a rising star in the Jewish music scene and is from Queens, New York. With his stunning guitar skills and a whole bunch of songs from different styles, he has captivated the imagination of fans from Israel and the USA. Performing for the last five years, you get the feeling that this is his breakout moment.

Accept” is a wonderfully visual video and shows off Aryeh in full force. This video that was shot wonderfully by Jay Aron and is a sight to behold with the sea in the background. The song is a break through for this singer-songwriter who has tried out different styles. I feel like he is onto a winning formula here as he becomes more and more well-known globally. There is a nice vibe here and I feel like singing too.

Aryeh Kunstler impresses here with his Jewish country track called ”Accept”. He feels at peace and this can only be a good thing for this massive talent from New York.

To see his Wiki page head through there and get even more information.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music New Music Soundcloud

The Singer Jazz amazes with top shelf ”Reach for the Stars”

https://soundcloud.com/thesingerjazz/reach-for-the-stars

Thesingerjazz has just released her debut album and this is a fine effort from the mysterious singer from bustling Queens in New York City. She’s somehow found the time to study Textile & Surface Design at The Fashion Institute of Technology where so obtained her Associates Degree. Brains, beauty and breath-taking vocal ability all at the same time.

From growing up singing in musicals, the intriguing singer with distorted beats that sounds so wonderfully beautiful is here with her new single called ”Reach for the Stars”.

I love this song and I get lost in her voice. The whole music arrangement fascinates me as I try and work out what is going on. I think that is the point. You aren’t supposed to. This is a music creation that is unique and shows off this wildly talented artist from Queens creativity and skill set.

To hear this jazzy wonder be sure to head through to Soundcloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music Hip hop New York Rap

Queens Emcee ‘Del’ busts through the front door with outstanding debut ‘’Sunnyside Freestyle’’

‘’We ready to get it on. I’m the self acclaimed prophecy.’’ Is there a new force in New York Hip Hop?

Sunnyside in Queens, NYC Emcee ‘Del’ is on a mission. He believes he is the best. Wayne Brady good. This guy can rap and shows the world his mad skills on a dope beat. This is proper Hip Hop, Queens style.

‘’I need three girls at all times/Like the motherfucking power puffs’’. “Del’’ has clever wordplay up his sleeve and this is a prime example. So many Emcee’s ramble about the same thing but not this artist. He has a vivid imagination and vision, something you can’t teach.

With more tracks like ’’Sunnyside Freestyle’’, ‘Del’ is unlikely to be lonely at night. A fairly new addition to the legendary New York music scene, he smashes through to demand respect on this single and will surely break out soon. He is too good not to.

Being a new artist, I am intrigued to see what comes next, who he collabs with and how this fantastic talent evolves. Hip Hop is in a good place with ‘Del’ and long may this journey continue. 

Stream Del from your favorite platform.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen