Darkoo – Kryptonite (Tough Times Never Last)
Darkoo definitely goes by her name two artists in one. You can catch Darkoo seamlessly switch up her style in her latest trending video ‘Kryptonite.’ The visuals directed by Kaylum Dennis showcases the 18 year old MC glammed up whilst working at a car garage, turning up and flashing her drip at a house party and chilling with the mandem on a tourbus. In the summer anthem Darkoo likens her love interest to Kryptonite and describes a whole new world she can open them up to.
AJ Tracey & Mabel – West Ten
The last time we heard Mabel & AJ Tracey together on a track was in 2016 on the Cadenza’s remix of Mabel’s song ‘Thinking Of You’. Now they are back even stronger with their latest single ‘West Ten’ which has all the makings of a garage anthem. AJ Tracey is no stranger to having Garage influences in his music which can be showcased in his track with Jorja Smith Ladbroke Grove. In the track Mabel & AJ Tracey go back and forth as Mabel talks about walking away from her lover whilst AJ Tracey lists reasons for her to stay.
Jorja Smith – Rose Rouge
Jorja Smith is back with her latest single a cover of St. Germain’s ‘Rose Rouge’. The visuals are an ode to the black lives matter movement and all proceeds will be going to the non-profit Kwanda, a platform designed to both help and encourage individuals giving back to, and building within, black communities.
The track will be featured on the upcoming Blue Note ‘Re:imagined’ album. When speaking on the record Jorja Smith stated. ‘…This video is a tribute to all the people who have paved the way for black empowerment and freedom…’
The director Samona Olanipekun also mentioned, ‘…With so much currently happening and even more yet to happen, I felt it was important to take stock. The film was an opportunity to highlight the immense effort being made including the strength and the spirit display…’
Leah Music – A Letter to the World
16 year old singer Leah Music has released her heartfelt debut single ‘A Letter to the World’. The song is in response to the killing of George Floyd by a US police officer, and the Black Lives Matter movement. The track shines a light on the injustices as a result of institutional racism.
Lianne La Havas – Can’t Fight
Singer Lianne La Havas has released her latest single ‘Can’t Fight’ from her self – titled album coming out later this year. The song speaks about love that is hard to break away from, even though it is the right thing to do it is not always that easy. The visuals display candid shots of Lianne La Havas messing around and having fun which provides a joyus undertone to the heartfelt track.