Following on from their well-received collaboration, ‘Rodney’, a few months back, Espa teams up with Flatbush Zombies‘ Erick Arc Elliot once again for her new Giggs-assisted single, ‘Swan Song’.
“Swan Song has been the canvas on which I have tried to paint a soundscape that marries some of my weird and wonderful influences. I must be the luckiest girl in the world to get to work with seminal UK rapper, Giggs, at the same time as being produced by Erick Arc Elliott. Together we have fused UK rap with East Coast hiphop, and added a dash of impressionist classical music for good measure. We’re an unlikely trio but sometimes out of the most surprising collaborations something magical is created.” – Espa
Youth Hymns have created this atmospheric little video for electro-pop duo Cash + David’s track Pains 4 U. It sees the artists perform in a largely empty house which has been lit up in a large-scale lightshow of highly contrasted, vibrant neon colours. But the mood that’s created is one of loneliness, with as the two figures amble around the misty, littered space. The result is a highly watchable and dreamy video with a cool, staccato edit and lovely lighting design.
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“Our man Lee hooked up an old house with 1,000 remote controlled coloured lights. We then stood outside the house in the middle of the night and got busy conducting a concerto of patterns and colours. It was like Fantasia or something. The nosey neighbours thought they were hallucinating.
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Courtney Phillips’ stylishly retro promo for Conor Maynard’s Royalty sees the singer flaunt a luxurious lifestyle in a supper club, joined by a bevvy of scantily-clad dancers. And then the truth behind the club’s dirty dealings begin to unfold…
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Krept And Konan have unveiled the first single from their upcoming debut album ‘Long Way Home.’
Titled ‘Freak Of The Week,’ the track hears the two South-London rappers team up with ‘Somebody’ singer Jeremih as they sing about a freaky woman and name-check “Bad Girl Ri Ri.”
“Say you a freak, show me how freaky/ And she got moves like bad gal Ri Ri,” the duo rhyme.
Last month Krept and Konan unveiled the full tracklisting for their first studio album , due for a 6th July release. The 16-track album features collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Ed Sheeran, Skepta, Rick Ross and believe it or not, Konan’s mum!
Shot in London and directed by Jamie Carter, five-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling US country star Hunter Hayes and his band set up shop in a vast but minimal warehouse-style space for this performance piece to partner new single Light Me Up.
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Britain’s Got Talent stars Bars and Melody have unveiled the video for their brand new single ‘Hopeful’.
Teenage duo, Charlie Lenehan and Leondre Devries, stole the hearts of the nation with their audition on the ITV talent show in May, and now they’re gearing up to release their debut single via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music!