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Lulu Fall – “Between Two Worlds”

Based in New York, this multi-talented singer, award-winning songwriter and actor was born with a Senegalese and Cameroonian background. A trained jazz vocalist, she alternates between musical theatre and music. She’s performed in many on and off Broadway productions, like “HAIR” and “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”. She debuted her own sound on her 2009 EP “It’s Official”.

Her new single is an ingenious cornucopia of various cultural influences, blending together into a coherent brew of musical marvel. Kicking off with a revitalizing rhythm and her incredible fervent vocals, soon touches of afro-beat, jazz and funky horns are fusing as one bracing, anthemic powerhouse and shapes an honest and awe-inspiring melodic account of two diverse worlds colliding.

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Lexi Todd – “Window Shopping”

Naturally drawn to music, vinyl and self-expression, this New Jersey-born singer and songwriter is inspired by the free-spirited nature of her hometown. Now Brooklyn-based, she acts as an advocate for other artists by day, while also performing with the alt-R&B band Chevy Lopez by night. Introducing her pop, R&B and Jazz fusion solo sound, she debuted with her EP “Maria, Immured” in 2018.

With a velvety melody smoothing the way for her jazz-touched voice, her new single takes a refreshing look at Classic Motown gold. The enchanting instrumentation of a mellow rhythm, understated guitars and smooth violins wrap their warm harmonies around her delectable, soul-drenched vocals. Silky, sumptuous and yet commanding, this luscious gem truly shows her incredible aural artistry.

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LUNAFALL – “Change My Mind”

Hailing from Birmingham, this British trio has exploded onto the music scene with their genre-transcending sound. Consisting of Joel Darkes, Dave Bright and Darius Franklin, they’ve been touring with their electric live show across the UK and Europe and had their music featured on BBC Introducing. With their high-energy blend of pop and rock, they debuted with “Knock Me Down” in 2017.

Combining contemporary pop elements with a retro rock capped tune, their new single scales the peaks of their invigorating soundscape. Ascending from a delightfully mellow verse to the punchy indie-dipped chorus, it travels all over the sonic spectrum and highlights the finest bits it has to offer. And with their lush harmonious dual vocals topping the infectious melody, this is pop/rock at its best.

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Alyza – “Don’t Ya”

Born as Elisa Critti Kronholm, this Swedish vocalist, songwriter and producer grew up with a love for music and performing and, at the age of 14, realized she had a talent for it. Years of music studies followed, in which she honed her songwriting skills. She is a true independent artist, who handles her own management and releases her perky soul & funk blend through her own record label.

First teasing with a bouncy bass and some dashing drums, her debut single soon shows its true funkalicious nature. Bursting with riveting horns, blazing their bustling vibes all over the melody and creating a rousing retro feel, this funky tune is overflowing with an excess of exuberance. And with an added lavishness of her spirited, soul-soaked vocals tickling the senses, this is a high-energy funky gem.

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Marcus King – “Wildflowers & Wine”

Despite only being in his early twenties, this singer and songwriter has one on the most remarkable soul voices around. Hailing from Greenville, South-Carolina, he was brought up on blues and performed as a teen alongside his father, fellow bluesman Marvin King. Also a gifted blues guitarist, he is the front man of The Marcus King Band, which debuted with their 2015 album “Soul Insight”.

Musically describing a roadtrip to see a girl and stopping along the way to get a bottle of wine and pick wildflowers, his new single is a smooth slice of vintage soul. Taken from his upcoming solo album “El Dorado”, expected on January 17, 2020, it combines gospel influences, an emotional blues guitar and the rawness of his soul-drenched voice to create one of the most spectacular sonic experiences.

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Beth Keeping – “San Francisco”

This British singer and songwriter grew up in Woking, where she found inspiration in the music of artists like John Mayer, Delta Goodrem and Martyn Joseph. After a stint as a busker on the streets of London, she started writing songs for other musicians both in the UK and abroad. With a sound marrying traditional country with modern pop, she released her debut EP “Fool” in 2018.

Inspired by her experiences while backpacking through South-East Asia, her new single takes a little detour from the Nashville twang. Smooth, minimal synths and catchy fingersnaps surround her angelic and seductive vocals, before bursting out in an infectious, anthemic pop chorus. With added contemporary electro elements basted in a retro glaze, this well-balanced tune is definitely a keeper.

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