Rayana Jay of Richmond, CA has been steady killing it all year. Her effortless croons and taste for a wide range of production envelope listeners in a soothing trance that’s sure to have her making even greater waves in 2018.
To round out the year, Rayana returns with the official music video for “Magic.” Directed by Adrian Per, the ROMderful-produced standout from her Morning After EP is a modern twist on a ’70s vibe, topped with doses of classic call-and-response breaks throughout. Keep your eyes peeled for a few cameos as you’re dancing along, too.
Check out the video for “Magic” below.
Ahead of his first headlining tour, berhana is continuing his hotstreak with the visuals for “Grey Luh.” The track comes from his self-titled debut EP, pinning the blossoming singer-songwriter in the spotlight as he serenades with his tender croons. berhana sways over tropical production from Sapphire Adizes, capturing listeners as he rolls through the undertakings of love.
Peep the video for “Grey Luh” below, directed by Sam Guest.
Earlier this year, Cautious Clay emerged into the scene with his self-produced single titled “Cold War.” Following up with “Joshua Tree,” the New York artist continues to impress with his tender sound.
Germany’s Soulection representative IAMNOBODI recently unveiled his own spin of “Cold War.” The fresh flip is just as enjoyable as the original, accentuating Clay’s serene vocals with sparse piano chords and trickling percussion. The duo combines their talents to create a truly emotional journey through a forest that’ll have you vibing along.
Stream IAMNOBODI’s remix of “Cold War” below.
It’s been nearly two years since Pell dropped his last project LIMBO, but anxious fans won’t have to wait much longer for new music. As the first taste of his forthcoming girasoul EP, the NOLA artist returns with “chirpin’.” His slick verses glide over gentle and piano-led production from Rahki, painting his search for love past touch screens and social media. Pell’s set to top off the year with a triumphant victory lap.
Check out the video for “chirpin'” below and expect girasoul on December 8.
From his Four The Better EP to singles like “Street Walker,” IshDARR has been on a roll all year. His latest offering, titled “Moon Girl,” stands as the opening track from Kitsuné Afterwork, Vol. 1 and appears alongside tracks from Raiza Biza, Chynna, and more. IshDARR carries his confident flow over trickling production from Skater and J.Robb, detailing a new relationship in his life. With his full-length debut scheduled to arrive next year, IshDARR continues to hold us down.
Stream “Moon Girl” below.
When your favorite artists tour together, there’s always a part of you that hopes they have time to hit the studio. Last month, Smino and T-Pain brought this fan dream to life with their saucy remix of “Anita,” a true standout from the former’s blkswn album.
In celebration of Black Friday, the duo returns with a bundle of colorful visuals for the tune. T-Pain opens with his suave lines, followed by Smino building upon his original verse. With their matching outfits, the two tour a set filled with beautiful women to create an overall fun time.
Check out the video for “Anita” below.
The multitalented SOSUPERSAM is back with her first official music video featuring “A Little Wrong.” The Soulection DJ and singer-songwriter unveiled the song on her debut GARDEN EP in 2016, laced with production from The Stereotypes. Throughout the Vanessa Beletic-directed video, SOSUPERSAM explores the idea of how we often indulge to escape the hiccups we encounter in our relationships. The visuals are intimate and elegant, delving into her experiences with the tug-of-war that arrives with love.
Check out the video for “A Little Wrong” below.
Nashville singer-songwriter estef carries a refreshing confidence that shines brightly through her nostalgic vocals. Her latest offering, titled “you don’t get to call me,” stands as a post-breakup ode to self-love. estef riffs over warm keys and gentle guitar plucks from Tony Esterly as she leaves the past behind and strides towards new beginnings. With an undeniably impressive debut under her belt, estef is definitely a songstress you’ll want to have in rotation.
Stream “you don’t get to call me” below.
Following tracks like “Youth” and “Make Me Love You,” Malo returns with “Independent.” The producer of Torrance, California taps Kellie Eastwood for an overall feel-good collab. Her calming vocals pair nicely with Malo’s steady percussion, topped with smooth guitar melodies with Ian Rivera. Kellie details living life without a past love and how she’s moved on to become the best version of herself. Keep a close eye on this team of talent as we enter the new year.
Stream “Independent” below.
wuudlum returns with a four-track bundle of instrumental bliss. freedom stands as the Norwegian producer’s follow-up to Changes in Time, culminating in another dose of cheerful production. wuudlum showcases their production prowess with lighthearted arcade vibes channeling throughout each tune. If you’re looking for pick-me-up for your Monday slump, look no further.
Stream freedom below.