Leif Coffield is due to release an electro-pop sensation ‘Say My Name’

January 8, 2021 monkjackblog 0

Leif Coffield is due to release his brand new single ‘Say My Name’ in February; it’s a dark twist on electro pop.

He’s gained support from the highly influential Clash Music and national BBC Radio, but he’s looking to broaden his sound to a wider audience still.

Leif is based in Glasgow, taking inspiration from artists that defy the mainstream. In the lyrics of his latest track, he tackles the suppression of relationships and the need to rediscover himself:

“I try in each of my songs for them to have one unique element or one distinguishing factor that sounds out of the ordinary and that separates it from the norm. I take a lot of inspiration from artists that endeavor to break the mold and refrain from operating within the confines of the mainstream. Artists like Flume, FINNEAS, Kanye West, Bon Iver etc where pushing the boundaries of the creative process and what is conventionally palatable is key.”

A stunning video will be released next month to accompany ‘Say My Name’. It co..

The Fabulous Red Diesel live up to their name with ‘The Queensbury House Sessions’

January 8, 2021 monkjackblog 0

The Fabulous Red Diesel stand themselves as unique and suitably eccentric with their new EP ‘The Queensbury House Sessions’. What makes it all the more impressive is that it was recorded in just one take.

The band is made up of a husband and wife on vocals, a transgender trumpeter and double-bassist, a synth player and a guitarist named Rabbi Jaff Delicious – I guess you could say the record is fittingly unconventional.

‘Butterfly Mind’, the band’s hit single, holds a hypnotic sound. It’s a song about love, and the inability for the feeling to just flutter away…

Writer Kat discusses the song’s meaning to her:

“It’s about the way my brain works and the way music flits from one person to another, changing their perception (hopefully for the better) by tiny inspirational touches. And then it’s also a love song – I am married to the drummer and I’m saying no matter how many twists and turns and expansions my mind has, I am always grounded in him – you know I’ve got a butterfly mind ..

James Fox’s upcoming single ‘The Rest of Our Lives’ is an ode to recovering from addiction

January 8, 2021 monkjackblog 0

Welsh singer-songwriter James Fox’s upcoming single – set for release on January 29th – commemorates his escape from an all-consuming gambling addiction.

His recovery through music allows him to offer hope to others in similar positions, as he continues to thrive at what he loves.

In James Fox’s words on the writing of the track:

“This is a feel-good, guitar-driven love song, that speaks of new beginnings, love, hope and making plans for the future, something I think can resonate with all of us just now.”

‘All The Fours’, the album from which the track comes from, gives influences of rock, country, blues, and folk. To say the least, it encompasses a collection of thought-proving tunes that bubbles with diversity.

Fox plays every instrument himself, except the drums for which he recruited long-time friend Mike Sorrentino. Fox also wrote the songs within lockdown, making use of a time of reflection and worldwide standstill.

Follow James’s socials below:

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Kiké is Queen in Upcoming Soulful Feminist Single

January 7, 2021 Admin 0

British Neo- Soul R&B artist Kiké teases brand new single, dropping Jan 15. A perfect wasy to spend this dreary national lockdown, with some brilliant harmonies, smooth vocals and a whole lot of feminine energy!

The new single – Queen – is a chilled out neo-soul track all about being at one with yourself and your womanhood. Taking inspiration from legends such as Jill Scott, Eryka Badu and Lianne Le Havas, the single delves into luxurious layered vocal harmonies, any fan of neo-soul can appreciate, and any new fan can be taken aback by the sheer beauty of the song.

Based in Manchester, Kiké fuses old school themes with a new twist, putting her own flair on every track she features on. Her first single was a slow, soulful jam – Start Over, flinging herself into the beautiful world of neo-soul, releasing her previous single, Melanin, the flair is clear, and carries through all of the creations. You can take a listen to Melanin below!

With many successful collaborations behind her, Inc..

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Pa Salieu is BBC Music’s Sound of 2021

January 7, 2021 Admin 0

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Pa Salieu has been crowned the winner of BBC Music Sound of 2021.

The 23-year-old rapper was selected by a panel of 160 industry experts and alumni artists including Billie Eilish, Stormzy, Jorja Smith, Wolf Alice, AJ Tracey, YUNGBLUD, Foals, and Charli XCX.

Pa Salieu was born in Slough and spent his formative years in The Gambia before moving to Coventry at the age of 8. His new home later became the inspiration behind his breakout track Frontline and his debut mixtape Send ..