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March 27, 2024 Listen to Karmacoda’s ode to the risk and rapture of new love, ‘Unfolded (Put A Little Love)’

Listen to Karmacoda’s ode to the risk and rapture of new love, ‘Unfolded (Put A Little Love)’

San Fransiscan trio KARMACODA have unveiled a new single, ‘Unfolded (Put a Little Love)’ on March 22nd, 2024 via Sola Musa Music. The track, receiving early support from NOTION Magazine, follows the recent release of their stirring single ‘Try At Me’ in January 2024. KARMACODA is composed of Jessica Ford (vocals), Brett Crockett aka B. (vocals and producer), and Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist Eric Matsuno (bass and unique elements). They have received support from respected online publications such as EARMILK, CLASH Magazine, Wonderland Magazine, and many more. Their music has received airplay on NPR Music and Irish National radio RTÉ 2XM’s Dan Hegarty. With an extensive discography, placements in several film and TV scores, and numerous awards, the trio has explored electronica, chill, trip-hop, R&B, rock, and dream pop in their two-decade career. KARMACODA continues to transcend genre boundaries, blending soulful R&B and jazz lounge music to create a unique sound reminiscent of Adele, Alicia Keys and Leona Lewis.

‘Unfolded (Put a Little Love)’ is an emotional tribute to the overwhelming sensation of falling in love. Its tender sound, featuring soulful keys, subtle jazz percussion, and romantic synth strings, transports listeners into a realm of affection. Jessica’s vocals soar passionately over this instrumentation, conveying the joy and intensity of new love.

Jessica revealed: It’s that feel good song with admittance of loving someone and letting them know how you feel. You can’t keep it a secret anymore. You gotta tell them, hoping they will feel the same. Mad crush vibes with a tinge of nervousness, when you finally let the cat out of the bag. Like “are you feeling what I’m feeling?” If so, let’s take this friendship to the next level, and I’m feeling excited so… put a little love in your heart and match me.”



January 29, 2024 Listen to KARMACODA’s powerful new single, ‘Try At Me’

Listen to KARMACODA’s powerful new single, ‘Try At Me’

The acclaimed group KARMACODA unveiled their latest single, ‘Try At Me,’ on January 26th, 2024, through Sola Musa Music. Situated in San Francisco, USA, KARMACODA consists of Jessica Ford (vocals), Brett Crockett (aka B., vocals, and producer), and Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist Eric Matsuno (bass and various unique elements). Over the past two decades, KARMACODA has explored a diverse range of genres, evolving and honing their sound into a soulful, sophisticated blend of R&B and jazz lounge. Their music has garnered recognition from reputable online platforms such as EARMILK, CLASH Magazine, Wonderland Magazine, and NOTION Mag, among others. Additionally, their tracks have received airplay on NPR Music and Irish National radio RTÉ 2XM’s Dan Hegarty. With placements in numerous film and TV scores, the trio has earned several awards, including the Hermes Creative Awards (Platinum) for the ‘Lo-Fi Girl’ and ‘Make Me The One’ videos, the latter also securing an Unglued Music Video (Gold) and three Davey Awards for Video Entertainment, Best Use of Music, and Art Direction (all Silver).

‘Try At Me’ serves as a heartfelt yet powerful anthem of self-liberation and triumph over adversity. KARMACODA’s musical expression adopts a soulful, R&B essence infused with the sophistication of jazz lounge vibes. The listener is treated to a soothing, syncopated downtempo rhythm, minimal yet moving R&B bassline, and understated instrumental compositions adorned with the subtle touch of jazz piano. Vocalist Jessica Ford bares her soul in her passionate and impactful delivery, reminiscent of artists such as Adele, Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis, and Lana Del Ray.

Jessica divulged: “I wrote this song about a young girl I teach singing to. She had been through so much loss, anger, sadness and so many trials; more than any little girl should ever have to endure. I watched her fall into a depression, so much so, she didn’t want to sing anymore. Slowly but surely, through love, time and a lot of work, she started coming back, becoming more confident. I watched her fight for it.The song ‘Try At Me’... the words are “it’s time to try at me”, in other words, it’s time to give myself some girl power. It’s time to find myself, it’s time for me to rise, take a chance on myself, get out of this dark place, be heard, grow, and take a leap of faith, even when I feel beat up, I know I can stand up, try at me. She did, and she is. She is singing again. I couldn’t love this more. To my girl, this one’s for you.” 


September 21, 2023 Klay Cartier sizzles on sultry R&B record ‘On The Low’

Klay Cartier sizzles on sultry R&B record ‘On The Low’

On September 21, 2023, up-and-coming American singer-songwriter, Klay Cartier, unveiled his latest single, ‘On The Low,’ through Kult Klassic Studios. Hailing from the American Midwest, Cartier has garnered significant acclaim from influential publications like CLASH Magazine, NOTION Magazine, WordPlay Magazine, Music Crowns, CLOUT, and more. ‘On The Low’ has already made its premiere and received enthusiastic support from EARMILK, maintaining Cartier’s upward trajectory.

‘On The Low’ is classic R&B at its best: soulful, sultry and catchy. Exuding his usual suave demeanor on the record, Cartier flexes his vocal muscles over a simmering and dreamy R&B beat. Wrapped in velvet, glistening with emotion, his voice and timbre is incredibly effortless and easy on the ear. Exploring the topic of forbidden love, Klay Cartier refuses to hold back, candidly referencing a lover who may or may not belong to him and their romantic explorations, emboldening her to keep their relationship ’hush-hush’ as they go about their provocative adventures. His unapologetic and raw delivery is refreshing, albeit brazen, emitting a real sense of personality and attitude, the perfect fit for a nostalgic R&B track of the highest caliber.  

Klay Cartier had this to say: “I’m so excited about this release because I’m finally giving people what they want. I’m showcasing my natural ability in R&B and I’m bringing back that classic R&B. This song is sexy, sultry and definitely an ode to the early 00’s R&B.” 

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July 28, 2023 Up-and-comer Amber Jones unveils debut song, ‘Blueberries’

Up-and-comer Amber Jones unveils debut song, ‘Blueberries’

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New to the scene, singer Amber Jones has not held back. Her first song, newly released, is a clean R&B song that sounds anything but amateur. She is clearly taking her work seriously. Titled ‘Blueberries’, her new song is simultaneously a youth anthem and a confession. 

Stream / Download: Amber Jones – ‘BLUEBERRIES’

Too tempted, the nurse-by-day gives into the good time and now has shared it with listeners. It’s worth noting that the single was mixed and mastered by engineer Scott Welch who has experience tinkering with the creations of GRAMMY Award-nominated group Tank and the Bangas.

Amber Jones unpacks the song further: “’Blueberries’ was inspired by life choices, life choices that I haven’t necessarily been proud of. Life choices that I paid emotional consequences for. But it is these choices that have led to not only maturity but a more straightedge lifestyle.”

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