[Cover image by Keavan Yazdani]
Daniel Caesar has been taking the quality-over-quantity route for releases, carefully crafting the perfect blend of neo-soul that reels in listeners with ease. At the end of 2015, the Toronto singer-songwriter unveiled his Pilgrim’s Paradise EP, a seven-track outing featuring talent from BADBADNOTGOOD and Sean Leon. Daniel followed up late last year with the breakout success of “Get You” featuring Kali Uchis and continues to build his list of accomplishments.
To kick off the fall, Daniel will be releasing his long-awaited debut album next week titled Freudian. The project will build upon tracks like “Get You,” placing his heavenly vocals at the forefront alongside guest appearances from Syd, Charlotte Day Wilson, and H.E.R..
In celebration of the announcement, Daniel also dropped a set of vintage visuals for his most recent single “We Find Love / Blessed.” The video follows Daniel on his search for love, directed by Keavan Yazdani, Sean Brown, and Daniel Palmer. Needless to say, we’re stoked to watch Daniel continue to blossom in the near future.
Check out the video for “We Find Love / Blessed” below and expect Freudian on August 25.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier this summer, the Internet’s favorite hip-hop group BROCKHAMPTON erupted into the scene with their critically-acclaimed Saturation album. Building upon the undeniable success of their All-American Trash follow-up, the dazzling squad is spoiling us with even more music. Directed by the crew’s own Kevin Abstract, “GUMMY” finds BROCKHAMPTON post-bank heist with each of the members ripping verses through the sunroof over a G-funk synth.
Topped off with a fluffy alpaca, BROCKHAMPTON’s latest offering stands as the second single from their forthcoming Saturation II album set to drop later this month. In the meantime, wile out to “GUMMY” below.
BROCKHAMPTON will also be embarking on their first headlining tour with many dates already sold-out. Peep the dates below and grab your tickets here.
Following in the footsteps of “Fallen” and “Batman,” Jaden Smith is back with another set of visuals from his upcoming Syre album. “Watch Me” places Jaden at the dunes in his Firebird as he addresses nonbelievers, directed by Shomi Patwary. With undulating heavy rhythms on his side, Jaden injects the track with bursts of energy for a rockstar anthem. Throughout his past few releases, Jaden continues to display his versatility by traveling through a series of soundscapes that leaves us pining for more.
Join in on the fun below.
With their long-awaited Tidal Graves EP dropping tomorrow, Khary and Lege Kale share the latest set of visuals from the project featuring “Too Fast.” Their latest music video takes place at their close friend and YouTube star Luna‘s pad in Los Angeles, bringing the track to life with help from director Deyo Forteza. Detailing his come-up, Khary flows over Lege’s hard-hitting production with ease as they and the crew enjoy some chill rooftop vibes.
Check out the video for “Too Fast” below and stay tuned for Tidal Graves later tonight.
On the heels of a sold-out headlining tour, Smino is back with the latest set of visuals from blkswn. “Netflix & Dussé” captures Smino at his finest stringed over steady rhythms from his right-hand producer Monte Booker. Directed by Calmatic, the late night music video follows Smino at the drive-in as he works his magic. He and the rest of the Zero Fatigue team show no signs of slowing anytime this summer as they continue to drop flawless releases.
Peep the video for “Netflix & Dussé” below.
Smino will also be joining SZA and Ravyn Lenae on the upcoming Ctrl tour. Check out the tour dates below and grab your tickets here.