SOUL-HEAVY POP SOMEWHERE BETWEEN RAY LAMONTAGNE AND ALLEN STONE.” CHILLFLTR
“QUIETLY INSPIRATIONAL.” CLASH MAGAZINE

Soulful, singer-songwriter Alex Francis returns with his new single Desire. Recorded in New York with Jeff Silverman (Aloe Blacc), the single precedes a UK and German headline tour in September.

Speaking about his new single, Alex explains, “‘Desire came together quite naturally on the basis that the feel of the song felt so good so early on  that I just went purely on that before approaching the lyric or the any of the production. I’ve always been hooked by back beat, groove and strong delivery so those three factors shaped the form the I wanted the song to take. Everybody knows desire in their life on one level or another and this track is my take on a version of that feeling.’” 

2019 has already been a busy year of gigs for Alex, with notable shows including supporting James Bay at The Palladium, appearances at SXSW, Live At Leeds and Liverpool Sound City plus a European tour with Megan Davies.

Having introduced himself to the world in early 2017 with the release of ‘Make Believe’ – Alex has toured relentlessly supporting some of the world’s biggest artists including Stereophonics, Sting and Melanie C. His most recent single Free made it onto New Music Friday in Germany and received national airplay in the UK on BBC Radio 2.

LISTEN TO DESIRE HERE:

LINK: https://soundcloud.com/alexfrancismusic/alex-francis-desire/s-zTmQ5

 

Born and raised in Dubai to Mexican expats, Julian Lamadrid is a New York based artist who today releases his new single “Neon” via Arista Records today. Watch the self-directed video HERE,

Inspired by the film, “Good Time,” and iconic television series, “The Sopranos,” the video for “Neon” was filmed in an empty warehouse and in Julian’s apartment in Brooklyn, New York.

Julian explains, “This is an anthem for the ADHD generation. A song that dares to dive into multiple different sonic landscapes and still maintain a thematic and melodic through-line. My own private bohemian rhapsody. The video attempts to mirror this and augment the sporadic nature of the tune. It’s a drug fueled youthful odyssey. I’m coming up.”

“Neon” will be included on Julian’s forthcoming 12-track record Mala Noche out later this year, that he composed, wrote and produced in its entirety. The new track follows “Mess,” alongside the music video which Julian also conceptualized and self-directed.

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NEW MUSIC COMING SOON
AHEAD OF HER SECOND ALBUM

“If you like Bjork and Nick Cave, try Birthh” – Sunday Times Culture

The 22-year-old singer, songwriter and producer Birthh landed a cult hit with her debut track ‘Chlorine’ – WATCH HERE. An emotionally charged cocktail of ethereal beauty and unrestrained anger, the track made a huge impression with over 600,000 streams. She subsequently played shows and festivals alongside the likes of PJ HarveyMac De MarcoAndrew BirdBenjamin ClementineNick Murphy and Imagine Dragons.

With Birthh now preparing to launch new material ahead of her second album, she’s now giving ‘Chlorine’ its first global push as she introduces herself to international audiences. Recalling the lush melancholia of Daughter‘Chlorine’ possesses an elegant beauty that supports the dark imagery of Birthh’s lyrics.

“‘Chlorine’ is probably the darkest song I have ever written,” says Birthh“I felt the need to represent a certain type of emotional suffering through things that could lead to physical pain. I believe that sometimes it is much easier for us to take certain real elements of our lives and use them to explain more philosophical concepts.”

Birthh’s expansive sound has continued to evolve since the initial release of ‘Chlorine’. Her second album is shaping up to be an intricate, consistently compelling suite of immersive alt-pop that shifts wilfully between genres. Featuring collaborators including Lucius Page (Solange, A$AP Ferg) and the Grammy-winner Robert ‘LB’ Dorsey’ (BeyoncéThe Roots) the new tracks span folk-tinged songwriting, laidback jazz grooves and glitchy electronica.

Birthh – real name Alice Bisi – was raised in Florence. When she was two her parents split up, and she’d spend the long journey to her dad’s house listening to the likes of Tom WaitsBob Dylan and The Chieftains. She cherished the time she spent with her dad who taught her from a young age how to enjoy the little things in the music. Her dad, who himself used to be a musician,  told her to focus on the guitar or piano – so she started playing music and wrote her first song at 8 years old.

Spending time between Italy and New York, her tastes split between pure pop and the soulful fusion between the electronic and the organic that was present in one of her favourite records; Corinne Bailey Rae‘s 2006 self-titled debut. Despite amassing a handful of songs, Bisi kept her songwriting a secret while at school in Florence. A visit to her father, was the impetus to make her secret hobby her primary passion as her songs moved from SoundCloud to the stage.

Here are one girl band with a huge future a head of them, already supported Rita Ora on tour and released their brilliant new song Walk Away and with summer festivals coming up anyone going to see them you are in for a great time.

How was supporting Rita Ora, new single? Movies and much more, see what Four Of Diamonds had to say when Music Promotions caught up with them, full interview below.

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