Kwaye had this to say about his track ‘Lost in my Boots’, streaming for free, “‘Lost in My Boots’ came to me at point where I was losing faith in my relationship, and fearing the worst. I placed myself in my partners shoes. I imagined the hurt, the betrayal, and the heartbreak they would feel if i was to end it all, and the strength and perseverance I believed they would have to get through it all. The song is also a lyrical ode to the African American experience, better days that have been promised and broken throughout history, plus the strength and excellence in spite of these adversities.”
He also offered a free stream of his Solar EP;
NSTASIA has offered a free stream of ‘Chains’ from her New Religion EP, out on November 17.
The track is tribute to her affinity for Atlanta playboys and the fiery passion that surrounds those relationships.
NSTASIA also shared the video for ‘Trap or Die’;
Lavender Child drew inspiration from a weekend music festival for her single ‘Happy Illusions’.
“The environment alone was stunning; lush forests with enchanting art installations throughout the trails. The unsettling ambivalence of the place came from the juxtaposition between the people and the peaceful surroundings. My head spun from the irony both in relationships to nature and each other. I heard so many people say that they loved one another, which conceptually was beautiful, but realistically had me questioning the authenticity of the community,” she said in a statement.
She sat down with Toronto director Dylan Mitro who understood the song and came up with the concept for the video.
“‘Happy Illusions’ is a song about the experience of love and the human connection to nature and whether that connection can be genuine when under the influence,” she said.
The track is taken from her forthcoming album Reflections.
Bassnectar has shared a free stream of ‘Slather’ from his forthcoming Reflective Part Two EP, out on December 1 via his own Amorphous label.
The track features Digital Ethos. The EP also features collaborations with Dorfex Bos, Peekaboo, Azeem and G Jones.
He announced his annual New Year’s Eve gig at the Georgia World Congress Center featuring What So Not, Ott and Phutureprimitive.
Toronto’s Bossie, aka Anne Douris, has shared a free stream of her take on Peter Gabriel’s classic ‘Solsbury Hill’, which will come bundled with her single ‘Strawberry Moon’, out on December 1.
“I always come back to this song during times of transition, because it gives me momentum and reminds me to face forward. It’s exhilarating to let go of something safe and realize that you can trust yourself, that you’re fine on your own. It’s a song to fall in love with yourself to,” Douris said in a statement about her decision to cover the song.
Bossie’s debut full-length is scheduled to drop in 2018, title and release date TBA.
EERA had this to say about the title track from her album Reflection of Youth; “It’s about desperately wanting someone to love you, and be intimate with you” Anna Lena Bruland, A.K.A. EERA, said in a statement “And getting frustrated by the fact the person doesn’t understand you should be together.”
She’s offering a free stream of the track ahead of its November 3 release date on Big Dada.
She also shared free streams of ‘Living’ and ‘Christine’ as well as the video for ‘I Wanna Dance’;
Catch EERA on the following dates;
02/11/2017 – Junction 1, Cambridge
03/11/2017 – Academy 2, Oxford
04/11/2017 – The Booking Hall, Dover
06/11/2017 – Academy 3, Leicester
07/11/2017 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
08/11/2017 – Concorde2, Brighton
09/11/2017 – Roundhouse, London /
11/11/2017 – Academy 2 Manchester
12/11/2017 – Arts Centre, Norwich
13/11/2017 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
14/11/2017 – Marble Factory, Bristol
18/11/2017 – EERA Rough Trade East instore
In addition to sharing a free stream of ‘LORD’, Young Fathers also unveiled the dates of their 2018 tour of the UK;
20/03/18 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
21/03/18 – Roundhouse, London
22/03/18 – Trinity Centre, Bristol
23/03/18 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
24/03/18 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow