The first New Release Friday roundup of 2023 is here. Songs by Emeryld, HIDDN and Uzia are some of those added to the weekly Spotify playlist.
Ben L’Oncle Soul – “A Rose…”
French soul artist Ben L’Oncle Soul is set to release a new album titled Is It You? on February 17. And he has just unveiled the first single, “A Rose…”. That track arrived with a nice-looking music video directed by Harry Delgas. “A Rose…” is a beautiful romance-driven piece. About it, Ben says, “I’ve always been fascinated by roses… Every time I look at one, I fall in love again. When my friend Alex read me this poem by Robert Frost, the instruments just started to dance. The accompanying video for ‘A Rose’ is a journal style collection of visual fragments and scribbles. Glimpses of the everyday. And it is at the same time, an exploration of the vertical video that due to smartphones and social media has not only become commonplace, but also a way we look at the world”.
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Emeryld – “Take The Exit”
Rising Texas-bred artist Emeryld has dropped a new EP, Bloodline. The project was released alongside the stunning music video for the single, “Take The Exit”. This is a punk-influenced high-octane pop/rock anthem. “Take The Exit”, and the EP as a whole, is splendid. Recently signing to Neon Gold Records, Emeryld is an artist to watch, with this EP being a great place to enter start.
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HIDDN – “Coming Back”
Belgian hitmaker HIDDN has returned with a new tune called “Coming Back”. This house tune is super melodic and exceptionally fresh. The vocals combine smoothly with the beats and synths to create an amazing tune. Out on Ninetone Records, “Coming Back” is HIDDN’s first release of the year. It is a song suitable for that evening-drive playlist.
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Uzia – “Ain’t My Problem”
Norwegian newcomer Uzia is back with an anthem. This dance-pop track is called “Ain’t My Problem”. It was co-written by Magnus Clausen and produced by G-Senz. “Ain’t My Problem” is a truly empowering song. Uzia has already filmed a music video which she will be releasing soon. Having caught the attention of the likes of Bebe Rexha whose song she covered in 2020, this singer is buzzworthy.
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Richard Tichelman – “Red Lights”
Emerging Canadian musician Richard Tichelman has released a new single ahead of his debut album which drops later in 2023. Named “Red Lights”, it’s an energetic indie-pop/rock track. Listening to this tune gives you a euphoric feeling. “I know the energy I want to bring on stage and I feel I caught it on this song,” says Richard. “Releasing music for all artists has been a unique challenge over the past few years, but it feels like we’re back on the right path and I can’t wait to hit the stage again.” He wrote “Red Lights” with David “Messy” Mescon and Kenny Sharp. Giordan Postorino and Mike Fraser mixed and mastered the song, respectively.
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