Roughly a year after the release of her does this make sense EP with kwame, Hong Kong-born and Los Angeles-based artist cehryl returns with her latest release, wherever it may be. The self-produced four-track outing builds upon lead single “Side Effects,” radiating with her gentle croons and soothing soul. Topped off with additional instrumentation from Alex Szotak and NASAYA, each song resembles a late night by the fireplace. cehryl explores everything from feeling out of place to reminiscing about the past, culminating in a seriously sweet bundle of warm energy.
cehryl also shared her insight on the project:
This EP was written as a small bittersweet parting gift to the East Coast and to post-adolescence; it was written to embrace upcoming change as well as the fear that accompanies it. I started and finished it in the middle of summer; the mid-summer always seems to provide the perfect atmosphere for reflection—especially in Boston—with people moving in, moving out, and moving on, which is essentially what this project symbolizes to me.
Peep wherever it may be below via Fête Records.
From her impressive Sorry About Last Night EP to collaborative efforts with the likes of Caleborate and Sylvan LaCue, Rayana Jay showers her fans with endless waves of soul. Building upon previous singles like “Magic” and “Sunkissed,” Rayana’s Morning After EP picks up where Sorry About Last Night left off. The Richmond-born songstress explores the duality of love and her personal experiences with balancing relationships. Rayana embellishes production from ROMderful, Kev Choice, and Drew Banga with her silky vocals and warm energy, topped with a saucy verse from Innanet James on the closing track “Play Thing.” Needless to say, Morning After is a major dose of sonic goodness that’ll have you hooked.
Stream Morning After and relive her recent show at The New Parish after the jump.
Following the release of Go To Bed Standing Up earlier this year, Taylor Simone and Jett Carter, known together as Jazze Belle, return with a set of ethereal visuals for “Possibly.” The Wayland Bell-directed video guides listeners on a surreal and futuristic journey, narrated by Taylor’s soothing vocals and Jett’s undulating rhythms. The duo crafts a cinematic experience that nosedives into a galactic atmosphere, topped off with an upbeat twist on “No Endings.”
Check out the video for “Possibly” below.
Sylvan LaCue is keeping his self-produced run alive and well with his latest track titled “Selfish.” For the next preview of his forthcoming Apologies In Advance album, Sylvan reunites with director Jonathan Benavente to create another set of graceful visuals. Sylvan reminds listeners of the importance of self-care and how often times shared love for others comes at the expense of our own health.
Alongside the video, Sylvan also unveiled a heartfelt interview with Akaash Sharma, where he delves deeper into his departure from Visionary Music Group, battles with depression, and more.
Check out the video for “Selfish” below and revisit his previous single “Guilt Trip.”
W&V mainstay naji is a true talent that’s had me hooked ever since I stumbled across his music a few months ago. To give listeners a peak into his mind, the multitalented artist has shared a new video titled “Creator and Thinker: An Introduction to Naji.” He dives into his musical background, the creation of his recent project The Optimist, and what he wants fans to ultimately take away from both himself and his music. Topped off with a cameo from The Kount, the video leaves us excited to watch naji and his crew continue to flourish in the near future.
Check out “Creator and Thinker: An Introduction to Naji” below.
On the heels of his Tidal Graves EP with Lege Kale, Khary is back with another saucy single titled “Wet Dream.” Khary uses his clever wordplay to craft an ode to his love in sight over warm production from Luke Jr. From Star Wars references to hinting at Boomerang sex tapes, Khary leaves no stone unturned in this vintage POV video.
In addition to new music, Khary has also kept busy with a collab with 47 Brand in the works. Khary’s “Find Me” was also recently featured in the NBA Live 18 soundtrack, alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Kamaiyah, and Lil Uzi Vert.
While we await Khary’s new album, check out the video for “Wet Dream” below.
With their truly dynamic sonic chemistry, Brasstracks blend avenues of jazz, electronic, and hip-hop to create invigorating tracks. The Brooklyn duo comprised of Ivan Jackson and Conor Rayne has teamed up with the likes of VanJess and Khalid in the past, constantly adding to their portfolio of sweet releases.
As the first taste of their forthcoming two-part project, “Those Who Know” is a whipping journey. Their latest single also stands as Ivan’s vocal debut, highlighting yet another one of his many talents. The duo continues to showcase their versatile and genre-bending production, refining their sound each release.
Stream “Those Who Know” below.
Ciscero keeps on shining with his golden releases. Following one of my favorite tracks from this year titled “Rio” with Jay Prince and FOGGIERAW, the DMV rep returns with “Go!” His latest offering takes a more soulful route akin to “Pressure,” tapping frequent collaborators April George, Rocket, and Joe Smokes. Warm keys from Dre Rodner and additional production from MisterNeek creates a soothing collab that oozes with passion.
Keep a close eye on Ciscero and stream “Go!” below.
Little Simz has kept busy all year—from her headlining Welcome To Wonderland tour to joining the stage with Gorillaz, the London artist continues to garner a loyal fanbase around the world.
King Simbi recently swung by COLORS Berlin to perform her latest single titled “Backseat.” Produced by Astronote and topped off with additional vocals from Ella Mai and VanJess, Little Simz provides a status update for her fans. “Backseat” showcases Little Simz at her finest while we await a new surprise hinted to arrive in November,
Check out Little Simz’s performance of “Backseat” below.
Having worked with the likes of Rexx Life Raj, Caleborate, and Elujay, JULiA LEWiS continues to refine his skills with each release. The Bay Area producer returns to W&V today with an all-star collab titled “On The Regular.” Featuring talent from Elujay, Mr. Carmack, and Mikos Da Gawd, his latest offering is the perfect soundtrack for driving around town with the homies. Elujay’s smooth delivery pairs nicely with the bouncy foundation from JULiA Lewis, Carmack, and Mikos, merging their individual talents to create one of my favorite songs this year.
Vibe out the “On The Regular” below.