Stockholm based pop talent JÁNA joins forces with Nigerian-American RnB duo VanJess to create one of the smoothest, most luxurious slices of soulful jazz you will experience this week.
“It’s reflecting on jealousy within a relationship. I’ve been giving jealousy a lot of thought – how we are so willing to give a person everything, except the romantic love of someone else – and how that feeling can eat you up. Like showing love in the form of jealousy.” – JÁNA
A self-assured, confident and captivating dark-pop release from one of Australia’s most promising exports.
There really does need to be more noise made around this talent, and considering the strong year she’s had, I think it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world realises how awesome NYNE is.
Taken from the debut EP ‘Season One’ which is out on 23rd October.
“’King’ is about remembering your worth. I used to have a lot of rich friends. I would do anything to please them so they would let me live their lifestyles. After cutting those friends off then going through a period of isolation, I saw history repeating itself when I got in a new entanglement.”
“With this video I wanted the feeling of absence to really be felt. We wanted to contrast that with bright colours because often when I feel down, outwardly it can seem the complete opposite. I cover up everything with a smile and numb myself with food comas and mindless activities.”
Taken from the debut album ‘One of One’ which is out now.
Track of the week. It’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing a talent so effortlessly fuse RnB and soul into a modern indie sound, and make it so individually unique and captivating.
In a way, it’s quite cruel to play this song because it’s the kind of track that makes you wish you were in a dark, packed venue somewhere in London losing your shit dancing around to it. Soon, let’s hope!
“It’s a song about being caught up in wishing you were someone or something else and not living in the moment. It starts off from a youthful perspective, listing innocent dreams but as the track develops we’re also touching on the fact that as we grow older we are influenced by the internet and social media. Who and what we’re wanting to be is often warped by what we see on our screens. Are we wishing our lives away?”.
Taken from the debut EP ‘I Wish I Was A…’ which is out now.
East London talent Jung Mergs has proven himself to be one most exciting and future-forward rap talents to emerge from the UK in recent months with the release of ‘Revenge’.
The sound feels minimal yet finessed and conceptual, while loaded with powerful lyricism and intelligent wordplay.
“The track was inspired by the feeling of being overlooked by people around you and fear as a mind-state. I wanted to show what it felt like to rebel against and take revenge on these feelings and situations. The track speaks to me of being sick of playing life by preconceived rules and wanting to cut through all of its noise.”