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Moving On: London’s Tana tries to brush off the past and slide freshly into the now with ‘Bad Habits’ (Keep On Coming)

With a gripping style that has you listening twice as its that nice, Tana warms up steamy with her new lover after being left in the cold too many times with her ex on ‘Bad Habits(Keep On Coming).

Tana is a sensationally talented half Italian and Nigerian, London, England-based indie RnB singer-songwriter. She sings fluidly with such flair and fuses some trap and electric guitar elements in this one, to make a track that certainly has your mind alive.

Her rich and diverse views on gay culture, have strongly influenced her musical and personal journey. Tana’s music is unapologetic, revolutionary, and liberating.” – Tana 

This is the story of being in a new relationship and soon realizing that you are actually taking some of the bad habits into this new adventure. You want to grown and start again — so choose to be self-aware and to work on yourself — so that you aren’t bogging down a new start with old rubbish, that needs to be cleared out into the trash forever.

Bad Habits(Keep On Coming) from London, England-based multi-skilled indie RnB singer-songwriter Tana, is a truthful single that speaks up on issues that plague so many. You want to move on but feel like your ex still has a pesky hold on you, even if you want to rid yourself of their memory and toxic claws. This is a song to play loud as it will inspire you to close the door on the past memory, so that you can give your new love the best chance possible to succeed.

Hear this striking new single on Spotify and follow her journey on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Kouta attacks injustice in the Middle East with his latest hip hop single, ‘Fall’.

For his latest single, ‘Fall’, up and coming Colorado born and raised hip hop artist Kouta used his platform to speak out about the injustices in the middle east. Given that so few people are willing to speak out about the conflict, Fall leaves you utterly floored as familiar thought starts to resonate.

Kouta proves that you don’t need to pick a political side to demand an end to destruction and devastation. Standing alone one song won’t change the world, but it can cause a positive ripple effect of positive and progressive change by opening up minds and making sure the conversation stays fixed on subjects that we need to address.

Fall may leave you with a lump in your throat, but it’s an emotional rollercoaster worth riding. It hits just as hard as Eminem’s Toy Soldiers. Kouta uses music as an outlet, but by the time it hits the airwaves, it has the potential to work as everyone’s means of catharsis. It’s a much-appreciated olive branch of connection when it is so easy to feel isolated by your anger and anxiety.

Fall is now available to stream via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

I’m Still Missing You: Carmen Mi’Chelle is stuck with regret on the slick ‘Summer Baby’

Produced by Detroit’s own Jupyter, Carmen Mi’Chelle glides in superbly with her new single that is all about that sweet time when you are on holiday with no worries on ‘Summer Baby‘.

Carmen Mi’Chelle is a charming Neo-trap/soul singer, actress, model and writer. She is a multi-talented artist who has that pure voice which you can’t help but be entranced inside by her every truthful lyric.

This is the message about missing their touch — each kiss felt like you were in another world that you didn’t want to leave — as you wish you could go back to that memorable time, when you could turn you phone off and do whatever you liked.

Her vocals are so crisply textured onto our hungry and awaiting palates, as we soak up this marvelous talent who keeps it real throughout with her feelings and mixed emotions. The class is easy to see and hear, you feel like this is a vocalist that you will never forget and things are effortless and with much enjoyable vibration-filled pleasure.

Summer Baby‘ from the wonderful Carmen Mi’Chelle, gives us a real thrill of a track that has so much bounce and sweaty goodness. This is the story of missing that incredible person you met and you can’t forget, but you know that you need someone who is always going to be there for you. The heart wants what the heart desires however, and this can cause your mind to wonder into places you know you probably shouldn’t be.

Hear this new single on Spotify and check out her IG music page for more visuals.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Burt Bankkz bares all in his hard-hitting trap single, ‘Last Scars’.

Up and coming Floridian hip hop artist Burt Bankkz brought his hardest bars to his standout single, Last Scars. If the 2020 release passed you by, slip into the fervently evocative release and remind yourself of your capacity to feel.

Bankkz brought an almost unparalleled amount of energy to his lyrically raw, instrumentally flawless track; right from the first verse, Bankkz comes in heavy with powerful metaphors, consoling compassion and gritty imagery.

Last Scars is so much more than your archetypal hustler hip hop anthem; rather than being a poster boy for consumerism, Bankkz allowed this deeply introspective track to show just how hard it is to reach the top. But rather than deter you and your vision of greatness; around bass-heavy beats, Burt Bankkz puts you in the right realistic mindset for it.

The official video for Last Scars is available to stream via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Trapped Inside: Arxivn breaks free from that harmful toxic energy on ‘EVOLLOVE’

As he bravely tells the story of being free again after being locked into a hurtful relationship that wasn’t good for the soul, Arxivn sings with so much meaning and conviction with his new track called ‘EVOLLOVE‘.

Arxivn is a focused Kosovo-born, UK based indie trap/pop artist. He creates that gripping new-school music style that has you listening closely, as its packed full of true life experiences, goals and heartfelt desires to achieve despite previous hardship whilst growing up.

With frustration at an all-time high, this is the tale of moving onto calmer waters that doesn’t drown you upside down so you can’t breathe. You feel his burning desire to be with someone who truly gets him and doesn’t leave him unnecessarily exhausted.

EVOLLOVE‘ from the emerging Kosovo/UK musician Arxivn, is a catchy new track that has you thinking deeply about when you were with someone for too long and felt like you lost some of your heart. He sings with a free-flowing energy that grabs your attention and reminds us all to be careful who we love. Sometimes their intentions are not pure and for that, you need to walk away before its too late.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Moody Night: J Whit drops menacing new single ‘Build A Hell’

With a hungry dark wolf growl to start us off, J Whit mysteriously creeps through the quiet house with a sinister tone that has you looking around anxiously, hoping you have locked all of your doors on his new single named ‘Build A Hell‘.

J Whit is an exciting indie-trap artist with a grit-filled created delivery that has your heart beating a bit faster than before. He makes singles that are unlike anything you have probably ever heard before in your life.

With a blood-soaked beat and a two sided track totally different from the start, this is a rain-driven single that has you thinking that it should definitely be in a move or a series. Its layers divert your attention away from the norm — and has you your mind racing rather deeply — as your heart beats rather quickly.

This song is through the perspective of a serial killer and it is up to the listener to find out before its too late.” – J Whit

Build A Hell‘ from the menacingly-voiced indie-trap artist J Whit, creaks into the night and has you thinking that you need to have your castle as strong as possible, to keep the night-walkers out for good. He performs with a vicious venom that bites through your headphones sneakily, and sneaks into your mind with a slithering style that is so uniquely thought-provoking.

Hear this edgy track on Spotify and see more about his career on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

UK rap artist STXLUS has left us hooked with his debut single, Nobody’s Callin’

UK Rap artist STXLUS has recently signed to the indie record label TENzero1 records and made his debut with the single, Nobody’s Callin’; a powerful snapshot of emptiness and misanthropy, framed in a grimey garage trap beats.

The witty observations and the way he allows his attitude to fall by the wayside so that raw, relatable emotion bleeds through in Nobody’s Callin’ is as powerful as it is unforgettable.

Given that plenty of us have just endured the loneliest time that we’ll ever know in our lives, it means more than words can say that STXLUS was so forthcoming in admitting the pain that comes through solitude and making that conversation feel acceptable elsewhere.

Nobody’s Callin’ is available to stream and download on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Never Change: Connecticut rapper Senseibatch keeps the tempo on high with ‘Life Goes On’

With his street smarts and subtle hustle mentality forming together naturally all at once, Senseibatch knows that he is in the right lane of success and is only going to keep the peddle to the metal on ‘Life Goes On‘.

Trevor Cumberbatch Jr aka Senseibatch is a Windsor, Connecticut-based trap artist and music producer who makes his own beats. He fuses together that new school sound together, and adds in lyrics about life as he sees it in this wild world.

With a shuddering soundscape that might shatter windows aplenty if played loud in your revved up car, this is a song that speaks volumes for an emerging artist on the rise. His raps are hard and full of bars — the flow is confident and with very little flash — only straight up lyrics enter his mind, as he makes a splash on this top new single.

Life Goes On‘ from Connecticut-based rapper Senseibatch, shows us to where you need to be in life if you want to be successful in life. After dealing with so many fake people before, he knows who his true crew are and intends keeping it that way.

With a thumping beat and some laid-back vocal raps, he appears to be in a very confident state of mind to only move on upwards. He is not changing for anyone as believes in his abilities, to do whatever he sets his mind to.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Saiint Pat goes viral with his latest trap track, ‘Come Thru’

The official music video for Saiint Pat’s latest hazy melodic trap single, Come Thru, is well on its way to racking up half a million streams on YouTube since its release on March 29th; the vibe-master’s track is the pinnacle of new wave trap. It’s clear that Saint Pat doesn’t just create hip hop, he lives and breathes it.

Saiint Pat’s journey started with a $30 mic and a love for Tupac, Chief Keef and 50 Cent but no matter how many accolades he has collected, you can count on his refusal to move away from the raw and intimate freestyle vibe to his tracks that flow with unbridled versatility and talent.

Check out Come Thru for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Laura Tanifum smashes stereotypes in her RnB Trap track, ‘Sugar Cane’.

RnB Hip Hop fans will want to turn their attention to Laura Tanifum’s fierily melodious standout single, Sugar Cane. The Canadian singer-songwriter and rapper made her debut in 2019; in 2021, she’s coming into her own as increasing numbers of fans are scouting her out for her sweet yet subversive tracks.

With Sugar Cane, she plays around with the notion of female stereotypes and proves that there’s plenty more to women beyond the sweet and superficial facades while the trap beats grind through plenty of atmospheric reverb. It’s a stunning, almost-reminiscent-less release that puts Tanifum in good stead for her breakthrough from the independent underground.

You can check out Sugar Cane for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast