Mickey Blue is back with another passionate single called “Occupied Elsewhere”. Time and time again, Mickey shows off his perfect vocals that are laid with emotional piano driven instrumental. Here at TC, we thoroughly enjoy Mickey’s new single. It’s beautifully dark and depressing. The lyrics are so amazing and touching. Enjoy his latest single above.
What can we say… Kennedy Rd is the real deal. With each release, she has collectively gotten better and better. “Take Away” is her latest single and it’s perfection. From her angel-like vocals to the amazing production (by Nova Gholar), altogether she can do no wrong. We are starting to realize that Kennedy’s lyrics are extremely underrated because when listening you are completely mesmerised by her vocal ability. Again similar to her latest release, she drops a music video to accompany his amazing single. The music video (much like the single) is a trip. When we first listened to the audio, we immediately imagined being on a beach by the sea. Surprising enough, the music video is based on a LA beach. Kennedy Rd has left us speechless once again. She is definitely paving her path to greatness. Aaliyah vibes.
Toronto’s multitalented and rising R&B vocalist, Ziyaad Luceō releases a new record called “Tranquility Continuum” which is a tribute song to his 2015 mixtape “The Tranquility EP-ish” (which is still available on Datpiff www.datpiff.com/Ziyaad-Luceo-The-…xtape.704937.html). Ziyaad is definitely one of our favourites on the come up and here’s the reasoning behind that. He isn’t scared to be an outlier (pun INTENDED). Time and time again, Ziyaad is able to captivate his audience/fan base with different sounds that aren’t foreign to the listener but different enough to make him extremely easy to remember and love. “Tranquility Continuum” is smooth, mellow and extremely lyrical with vocals that flow effortlessly throughout the record. The lyrics incorporate all the titles of his mixtape with a twist that relates to his current story. Even though this may be his least climatic song, it’s still captivating and really hones into the tranquility feeling. Ziyaad is paving his way to success and we are fully behind him and his movement. Definitely an artist to keep both your eyes on moving forward. Listen above.
The heartbreaking songtress Aiona has been busy lately. Releasing new content in forms of “Too Late” and “You & I” the music video. Both are high in quality, we connected with them instantly. Consistency seems to run through this girl’s veins because time and time again she sets out to amaze.
“Too Late” is an another Martin Sole produced track but with a twist. It has a higher tempo and presents a trap/hip hop influences. Aiona spits some mad lyrical bars that are smoothed and mixed perfectly with her silk-like voice. It seems that Aiona is preaching a lot of women independence and strength. We feel that this is extremely unique because it is rare to see female artists openly express non-reliance on a male counterpart in their work. With each release, we see the progression of Aiona’s lyrical ability and vocal performance. This song will be on repeat for a very long time.
YOU & I (MUSIC VIDEO)
This music video is amazing. Very simplistic but an underlying story where a lot of people can connect to. It is directed by ShotByDrew and Civil Savage. We applaud Aiona and her visual team for incorporating her label-mates and Toronto scenery throughout her work. “You & I” has been our personal favourite from her and this music video solidifies why. Excellent work, excellence.
OVO’s extremely talented duo DVSN releases a new sexy R&B ballad called “Think About Me”. Listen above.
About a month ago, Toronto’s emerging R&B vocalist released a cover of Drake’s Hotline Bling with Awesome AUX LLC and renamed it “1-800-BELAMENINA” (which means “beautiful woman or girl” in Spanish). This song is produced by the multi-talented producer Whoarei (who has previously worked with Kendrick Lamar). Ziyaad has proved time and time again that he can consistently release dope songs with ease. This time he shows us his vocal strength and an extremely clean end-product. Listen to “1-800-BELAMENINA” above.
Toronto’s up and coming group “Blk Roze” releasesd a new single last month called “Freeze”. It presents production from Scandi and Harry Santana. Blk Rose creates a very mellow, yet still somewhat ‘poppy’ electronic/house inspired record. Listen to “Freeze” above.