ELIS NOA have shared their latest album I Was Just About To Leave,and it’s guaranteed to make you take a second look and assess whether you are truly happy with the people that surround your daily life. Released via Las Vegas Records, the album shares eleven emotionally evocative tracks.
‘Weights’ is a production-rich track that features a delectable blend of percussion instruments and electronic elements. Emotionally bare like ‘Mad About You’, the track is a refreshingly honest message about factors that canweigh you down in every relationship.
‘Make Me Think You’ incorporates somber and rich downtempo elements with a sultry R&B tone and vocals that are addictive from the start. A song about reminiscing about love that was and is no more, it is a heartwrenching track about heartbreak but sweet-sounding nonetheless.
‘I Don’t Like It Here’ is a song that reflects on playing pretend with people and concealing your true feelings. This track took us by surprise the most with its composed and attitude fuelled vocal delivery and tempo.
An honest track with a whole lot of glowing attitude, ELIS NOA’s latest song ‘Mad About You’ gives one chills with its engaging and delightfully confrontational lyrics. Frustrated with the toxic traits one can find in certain relationships, singer and songwriter Elisa, wanted to shine a light on these emotionally suffocating thoughts and feelings one can experience as a result.
Elisa shares more thoughts on this poignant and important song: “As we wandered through the very different stages of letting go, ‘Mad About You’ is a moment of anger and disappointment. I felt misunderstood, left out and pushed away. It is also a crucial song and turning point inside the album. While writing, I understood that all anger and disappointment really were an expression of myself, responding to inner insecurities and expectations. I realized that my feelings belonged to me and were my responsibility. How somebody makes you feel has a lot to do with yourself and very little with the other.“
Taking a more bold approach from its predecessor lyrically and production-wise, we get a multifaceted view of what we can expect with ELIS NOA’s forthcoming album I Was Just About To Leave. The LP is set for official release on the 27th of May via Las Vegas Records. We got our first taste of the album with the R&B track ‘Weights’ which took a more ethereal route in terms of its production stylings, however, we are not mad with the production on this spirited track.
Band KARMACODA return with R&B infused track ‘Fly By’. Released via Sola Musa Music today, the trio have knocked our socks off yet again with their sophisticated rhythm on this latest release. Buttery and structured vocals from vocalist Jessica Ford, jazzified instrumentation from Eric Matsuno, and the refined production stylings of Brett Crockett all mold together, and shine through in their own unique ways.
Previously featured onRCRD LBL with their laidback track and animated music video ‘Lo Fi Girl’. We were enchanted by its anime stylings which perfectly complemented the melancholic and atmospheric downtempo range of this poignant track.
‘Fly By’ takes a softer path emotionally this time around, with its acoustic and percussion-driven instrumentation that shows us time and time again that this band is always evolving and not afraid to experiment with their sound.
South London singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Anjelo Disons has unveiled new double-single ‘Lullaby’ / ‘Destiny’, out now.
First up is the fresh, feelgood vibes of ‘Lullaby’, a heartfelt duet that sees Anjelo and 20-year-old East London singer-songwriter Rasida trade pitch-perfect vocals. Next up, ‘Destiny’ is a more downbeat, laidback affair, with Anjelo losing himself in the spiritual jazz sound associated with his band The Oracle. It follows last month’s double-single release of ‘Time’ and ‘Brighter Day’, with all four tracks acting as a diverse precursor to his forthcoming EP ‘The Garden’, out in June.
Lullaby is a song that formed in a session with Oracle members Lorenz & Rasida” Anjelo explains. “I remember programming the drum pattern before Lorenz laid down the phenomenal synths. We loved it, me and Rasida wrote our first verses and chorus within the first session! Rasida is phenomenal to work with because of how musically talented she is, her ears are so good. A member of the Oracle band as a backing vocalist, and one of my closest friends for years, I’m excited to be releasing music with Rasida. Conceptually the song is about your partner bringing you peace to sleep at night in a wholesome, comforting way. The playfulness of the beat and the childlike sounding synths is what gave us the inspiration to write.”
Discussing ‘Destiny’, Anjelo divulges: “I wrote the foundation to Destiny originally in a session with Brando Walker & Nathan at Piano Bar Soho. I sat on the song for a long time, I really wanted the song to have a cinematic feel and the writing to truly take off when something “aligns” in the right way for you and it feels destined. Compositionally, ‘Destiny’ is one of my personal favourite songs I’ve written. After writing the song over the course of a couple of months, I brought it to The Oracle Band to record at Dexter Hercules’ studio, where most of the songs for the project were recorded. The songs has Lorenz on keys, Dan on guitar & bass & Wilf on the drums.”
A budding, 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist who was mentored by scene aficionado Julian Joseph, Anjelo attended the coveted BRIT School and plays in the band The Oracle, which includes musicians who work with Tom Misch, Dave, Kali Claire and Blue Lab Beats. He has also engineered and produced for a long list of artists that includes Hak Baker, Rak Su, Yizzy, Morgan Monroe and Bshp.
One of the UK jazz scene’s brightest talents, ‘Lullaby’ / ‘Destiny’ is another expertly crafted double-single from Anjelo Disons.