Saturday, May 8, 2021

New Music: Teedra Moses Releases the Feel-Good "Make Me"


R&B/Soul Singer-songwriter Teedra Moses has released her new single entitled "Make Me" on all digital platforms.

Produced by Uncle Chucc & Brody B., the feel-good track follows after Moses' seductive single "Cashmere Compliments".

The Songstress is also set to release her upcoming album The Bullshit this summer.

Friday, May 7, 2021

New Music: Anthony Hamilton - "You Made A Fool of Me" (Produced by Jermaine Dupri)


Grammy Award-winning crooner Anthony Hamilton returns with his new single and accompanying video for "You Made A Fool of Me" on all digital platforms.



Produced by So So Def hitmaker Jermaine Dupri, the heartbreaking ballad tells the story of Hamilton's significant others infidelity and accusations.

In the Terrance Crowley-directed visuals, Charlene (named after Hamilton's hit song "Charlene") returns home after 18 years and Hamilton finally tells her how he really feels.


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Jazmine Sullivan Earns First Gold Certified Single for "Pick Up Your Feelings"


The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), just updated their certifications and Jazmine Sullivan is amongst the artists to get a Gold certified single for the first time with her hit single "Pick Up Your Feelings" for selling 500,000 units in the United States. Sullivan's only other Gold certification is her 2008 debut album Fearless.


"Pick Up Your Feelings" topped the Billboard Adult R&B Songs Chart and is her highest charting Hot 100 single since 2010's "Holding You Down".

"Pick Up Your Feelings" is included on Sullivan's comeback project Heaux Tales.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Breana Marin Interview: New Single "Work", Writing for Brandy, Fifth Harmony & More


Known for her velvety smooth vocals influenced by Sade & Imogen Heap, Indie R&B Singer-songwriter Breana Marin has released her new single "Work" on all digital platforms. Written by Breana and Produced by Dylan Graham, Benjamin Singh-Reynolds & Coop the Truth, the track expertly fuses elements of Pop and Island vibes. After writing for the likes of Brandy, Fifth Harmony, Keyshia Cole & LeToya Luckett, the Songstress has taken the internet by storm licensing hip hop hooks to indie artists.




TERRANCE: First, can you share with us where you're from and when you realized your passion for music?


BREANA MARIN: I'm from Las Vegas, NV. I think my passion for music has always been present. I always gravitated towards musicals and great melodies as a child. I'd sing over all the songs on the radio in the car and joined the choir in elementary school. From there, I really started taking it seriously. 

 

TERRANCE: Who were some of your earliest musical influences growing up? BREANA MARIN: I was a sponge growing up. I loved watching MTV and BET because they pretty much were playing music videos all day. I never cared what genre or artist I was listening to as long as the melody spoke to me. My parents were constantly playing classics and R&B. I grew up on Sade, Michael Jackson, Tamia, and En Vogue. I was obsessed with the pop craze N Sync, Britney Spears, and Spice Girls. My influences are all over the place [laughs]. 

 

TERRANCE: In three words describe your personality.  BREANA MARIN: Playful, Imaginative, Driven.

 

TERRANCE: Talk about your new single "Work". What inspired it and how it came together.

BREANA MARIN: "Work" is a snapshot of how I was feeling about my relationship at the time. I came home feeling frustrated and decided to sit down at my computer and use that energy in a productive way. I played some chords on my keyboard and then just sang out all of my emotions [laughs]. I sent the vocals over to my friend Dylan Graham (producer) and he just took the song in a whole new direction. 

 

TERRANCE: Can we expect an album or EP in the near future or singles the focus? BREANA MARIN: Yes! I'm releasing another single or two from my project Songs About Us and then shortly after I'll be releasing the full project. 

 

TERRANCE: What's your songwriting process? BREANA MARIN: I usually start with chords or a track that inspires me. I turn all the lights to cool colors (like purple or pink), light some incense, and burn some candles. I like to find the melody first and while I'm playing with melodies I try to work out the lyrics (freestyle). 

 

TERRANCE: You've written for artists such as Brandy, Fifth Harmony, Keyshia Cole, LeToya Luckett. Who's on your wishlist to write for?

BREANA MARIN: Lately, I've been more interested in creating for myself but if the opportunity presented itself I'd love to write for Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, or Dua Lipa.  

 

TERRANCE: What advice would you give to aspiring artists who aspire to do what you do?

BREANA MARIN: The best advice I could give is to network and cherish the relationships with creatives who are coming up with you. You never know where someone will go and what they could become. Sometimes the best relationships are the ones you already have. 

 

TERRANCE: Any final words you would like to share with your fans, followers, and the readers?


BREANA MARIN: Follow me on IG at @itsbreanamarin and join my community at BreanaMarin.com to stay in touch and up to date :) 

Jorja Smith Announces Upcoming Project "Be Right Back" | Releases New Single 'Gone'



British Singer-songwriter Jorja Smith is set to release her new 8-track project entitled Be Right Back on May 14th, which follows after her critically acclaimed 2019 debut album Lost & Found.

Smith recently released the single "Gone", the follow-up single to "Addicted" from the project on all streaming platforms, she adds:

"There's something about being able to write about one thing and for it to mean so many different things to others. I love that this song, well any of my songs really, will be interpreted in different ways, depending on the experiences of the people listening. This one is just me asking why people have to be taken from us."