Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
This week we have singles from some of the best releases this week in indie-pop and R&B.
Josh Jacobson - Sideline (Feat. Gigamesh)
Following on from the successful release of 'Fade', which took to the charts of Hype Machine at #1, Josh Jacobson is set to release 'Sideline'. The upcoming single features co-production efforts from Gigamesh, who produced the inimitable 'Cooler Than Me' by Mike Posner. 'Sideline' is a groove chilled pop anthem that's complimented by a slick production approach of rich, vibrant synths and minimalistic percussion.
A native of Ithaca, NY, Josh Jacobson grew up in a musical family and started learning piano and other instruments at a young age, gaining much of his perspective from the classical and jazz traditions before discovering an additional world of inspiration in soul, R&B, and dance music.
Martin Luke Brown - J.O.Y.
Fresh from a blossoming second-half to 2017, which saw him release streaming favourites 'Opalite' and 'Into Yellow', as well as touring the UK and Europe, Martin Luke Brown now releases new single 'J.O.Y.' - a stunning single that enhance's Brown's reputation as one of the best young writer / performers coming out of the UK today. Brown's touching and story-like lyricism combined with a hook that is nothing short of anthemic.
Naked Elephant - Raspberry Kiss
Naked Elephant emerge with the sultry psychedelic vibe of 'Raspberry Kiss', which grips you from the start with an alluring vocal. The track takes the listener on a journey to Naked Elephant's distinctive pop-rock hybrid signature sound, which is led by frontman Josh Royse.
J-Sol - Sober
RnB writer/performer and all round creative J-Sol returns with new solo music for 2018. The first of which is the instantly catchy 'Sober' which premiered on DJ Ace's BBC 1Xtra show on day of release.
Ciaran Lavery- To Chicago
Hailing from the village of Aghagallon, 20 miles south of Belfast, Sweet Decay is the Northern Irishman's third longplayer, and is a record deep in emotional honesty, exploring the human condition in all its guise. Check out the smooth 'To Chicago, which is the lead track from his upcoming album, to be released in April.
Adée - Wasted On You
Unique, light and infectiously poignant, Adée has made her mark with 'Wasted on You' - the first single to release in 2018. Pinpointing Adée's sound is a fascinating one. She triumphantly flickers between soul, hip-hop and pop, combining genres in a modern and creative way, drawing comparisons to Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Iggy Azalea and Swedish rap star, Cleo. Tune in now.
Comfort - Comfort
A new name to ears but the band's friendship tells of a different story, the history of Comfort dates back to the three being childhood friends. Comprised of members; Brendan Lyle, Jake Brown and James Redfern, the alternative group strive for making music that holds familiarity yet feels distant to their listeners.
'Comfort' is courageous in its delivery and sticking to no genre, Comfort have made an exciting emergence with this debut. The self-titled track features as part of f their upcoming debut EP. Tune in now.