A wavy single from the two duos.
MistaDC is back with a new song titled “Vicky, Fly Home.” The Seattle vocalist sways over hazy production from Soultanz as he reminisces of a past relationship. Also along for the ride is singer-songwriter A||A on hook duty, as well as MistaDC’s childhood friend Nobi who brings the track together with a verse of his own. Topped off with a guitar solo from Elan Wright, sensual vibes fill the love-driven tune, oozing with heaps of emotion and soul.
Stream “Vicky, Fly Home” after the jump and keep your eyes peeled for MistaDC’s forthcoming solo debut, VICKY: The Story Of A High School Sweetheart.
naji returns with some more gold from The Optimist. His latest lyric video for “Long Distance” features fellow crooner Jeanie, bringing the track to life with a late night Skype chat. The duo goes back and forth exchanging lyrics from the song to create a refreshing and playful spin on the already catchy tune. Channeled by their heavenly vocals, their collab serves as a warm reminder that no amount of distance can get in the way of true love.
Check out the video for “Long Distance” below.
It’s been just shy of a year since Olu Bliss reemerged into the scene with his Traveling Bliss EP, his five-track outing that’s been on repeat ever since. As one of the most impressive artists out right now, the New York singer-songwriter gleams with his refreshing soul and warm energy throughout each release.
Olu returns to our pages today with a remix of the lead single from the project, “Dive In.” Fellow As We Arrive member Khary slides through with a crisp verse, driving the track even further as he vents over guitar melodies from Amos Rose. With another impressive track under their belts, Olu and Khary are well on their way to another banner year.
Stream the “Dive In” remix below and stay tuned for the full Traveling Bliss remix bundle.
The mans Mac Ayres is back with another saucy tune, “Should We Take The Van.” For the latest preview of his upcoming Drive Slow EP, the Fête Records artist pieces together catchy piano chops with his warm vocals. Mac also recruits rising DMV icon Innanet James, who holds it down with a sweet verse. The overall jazzy cut is a sensual experience that radiates talent from all angles.
Stream “Should We Take The Van” below and expect Drive Slow on August 11.
As the latest installment of Filmsupply Presents, “Fukuro” bridges the gap between several cultures. The video features the saucy track from Lege Kale and jåmvvis of the same name, brought to life by director duo Mindcastle and talented dancer Jessica Hu. As she is transported to the aisles of a Japanese supermarket, Jessica delivers a confident and hard-hitting performance to the thumping beat laced with woozy synths and echoing plucks.
Check out the video for “Fukuro” below.
As one of Chicago’s blossoming emcees, Joey Purp truly pours his heart into every track. Joey recently performed at his hometown’s Pitchfork Music Festival, backed by close collaborators Knox Fortune and Peter Cottontale of The Social Experiment. Alongside running through many iiiDrops favorites like “Girls @” and “Cornerstore,” Joey also brought out fellow Savemoney reps KAMI, Towkio, and Vic Mensa to bless the stage. Joey wraps up his confident and hard-hitting performance by previewing a few cuts from his forthcoming Quarter Things project, making for one of the standout sets from the festival.
Check out Joey Purp’s full set below and stay tuned for more on Quarter Things.
Following the video for “Own Ventures!” GrandAce returns to W&V with a pillowy single aptly titled “Daydreams.” GrandAce showcases his talents on the mic and on the boards, culminating in another infectious self-produced cut for listeners to enjoy. His sleek verses floats over a bed of elegant piano riffs, tied together by a truly blissful hook. We’re excited to watch GrandAce continue to grow in the near future.
Stream and download “Daydreams” below.
With his One Long Dream album dropping later this week, SonReal shares the latest music video from the project, “Problems.” The Vancouver artist reflects on his recent experiences while also reminding listeners that even though life is often challenging, we can always come out on top. Directed by Dane Collision, the video follows SonReal roaming the streets alongside clips of footage from his travels throughout the past year.
Check out “Problems” below and expect One Long Dream on August 11.
The Kite String Tangle has kept busy all year with a steady flow of releases. The Australia-based artist makes his first appearance on W&V with his self-titled debut album, fleshing out singles like “The Prize” with Bridgette Amofah. The 11-track exhibition of his various talents is a joyride of pure emotion and passion. He blends avenues of soul, electronic, and funk throughout the album, making for a truly refreshing experience.
The Kite String Tangle also shared his insight on the album:
It’s a dynamic album that I hope shows many sides to the music I make and what I’m trying to do with The Kite String Tangle, which is essentially to reach people and hopefully provide a soundtrack for their own existential crisis.
Stream The Kite String Tangle below.
The Kite String Tangle will also be joining ODESZA on their forthcoming Australia tour. Peep the flyer below and grab your tickets here.
W&V alum Mars Today shares the latest visuals from his recent Bits & Pieces EP featuring “Winnin’.” The Israel Ramos-directed video follows Mars Today and his love on a journey down the highway as he serenades with his effortless croons. After their ride is interrupted when their car breaks down, the duo resorts to other methods to keep the fun going.
Follow the adventure below.