Born in Brockton, Massachusetts from Brazilian parents, Nana Razaia aims at celebrating her South American roots through music. Taking pride in writing, producing and mixing all her songs, multifaceted artist Nana Razaia explores her dual identity through the music she creates. This results in her unique brand of melodic playfulness and fresh approach to vocal production, blending in contemporary Brazilian instrumentation with 2000’s R&B influenced vocals.
With ‘Toxicò’, her first ever Baile Funk track released on August 25th, Nana Razaia reclaims her contrasted cultural identity. Ideal for turning up the heat of any party, this highly addictive track will undoubtedly become an instantaneous club favorite.
Backed by Baile Funk’s characteristic Miami bass and Afrobeat inspired percussion, ‘Toxicò’ sees Nana Razaia jumping smoothly in between her two native languages. Described as her rowdiest work yet, the songs’ luscious beats and blazing hot lyrics allows Nana Razaia to reclaim and reinterpret her Brazilian identity.
When asked about her inspiration for the song, she explains: “Over the years, I took it upon myself to discover more about contemporary Brazilian art and culture, the stuff my parents didn’t grow up on. My world opened up and my curiosity kicked into high gear. I became hooked on baile funk. My main goal with Tóxico is to show that even though I’m thousands of miles away from the motherland, I never lost my Brazilian identity.”
In her poignant new song ‘Thirty and Thriving’, singer-songwriter Sam Hart reflects on the complexities of coming of age as a woman, in our modern society. Accompanied by the moving visuals of actual VHS footage from her early childhood, the song’s cathartic lyrics allow Hart to disclose her challenging journey towards self-acceptance in spite of unrealistic pressures.
The gentle and melancholic piano accompaniment unveils the Canadian artist’s true essence as a powerful vocalist, effortlessly switching between delicate nuances and powerful highs and allowing her versatile voice to shine through.
When asked about her inspiration for the song, Sam Hart reveals “I wrote ‘Thirty and Thriving’ at a time when I was falling behind. It felt like I was running toward a door that never seemed to get closer. Writing this song helped me to truly understand that everyone’s path looks different and that’s okay”.
Award-winning synth-pop extraordinaire ena mori has graced her fans with another striking video for her single ‘SOS’, out now via Offshore Music Ph. Despite what the title says, ena mori needs no help curating sounds designed to pique interest and storyboarding a video that is capable of displaying her flair for the dramatic.
Revealing a playful perspective on internal turmoil, ‘SOS’ graces the listener with a zany palette of high-energy synths and retro vocals that feel influenced by the free-spirited ‘80s era, while somehow still maintaining a fresh feel and bringing pop into the twenty-first century.
Her exuberance is infectious. Even the most rigid stiff would be unable to resist tapping their foot along with this upbeat artwork. ena mori is an artist who has proved that she can create conceptually-strong mini-stories to accompany her audio explorations, based on how she relates to her feelings. All in all ‘SOS’ is a joyous soundtrack to the human condition.
Cinematic singer-songwriter Hannah Schneider has unveiled ‘We’ll Be The Only Sound In The World’ shared from her upcoming album Ocean Letters which will be released in September next year via Midnight Confessions.
Born into music, her parents are both classical musicians. Her sound has been compared to the likes of Ólafur Arnalds, Sigur Rós and The Cinematic Orchestra.
‘We’ll Be The Only Sound In The World’ is characterised by its serenity, and although the track is spacious and minimalistic, Schnieder’s voice creates a tapestry of intense sonic detail.
Speaking of the song, Hannah Schneider tells us: “This is the first single from my forthcoming album “Ocean Letters”- an album that is thematically inspired by Danish poet Siri Ranva Hjelm Jacobsen and her little book of the same name, that talks about the evolution of the world as it is seen by the Ocean. This song is written from the perspective of a conch shell, telling its stories of the grains of sand and the waves that indented it, playing with the fact that seashells actually are a kind of amplifier of ambient noise. The song was written during a lockdown in Denmark this January, and it reflects the feeling of pandemic stillness – the lack of aeroplanes in the sky, and traffic sounds that usually create eternal background noise.”
‘We’ll Be The Only Sound In The World’ features on the Spotify playlist CHILL_GROUND.fm