Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
This week we have singles and EP's from some of the best releases this week in indie-rock, R&B and soul.
Hanne Leland - Carry On
Hanne Leland with the upcoming release of her new single, "Carry On" (23rd February). An upbeat, fun and powerful anthem, Hanne teamed up in Los Angeles with seven times Juno award-winning producer, Brian West (Sia, Nelly Furtado, Rachel Platten) and Grammy-winning songwriter, Chin Injeti (Drake, Eminem, P!nk) to write and produce "Carry On" during the late summer and autumn of 2017.
Roman Scott - Addicted To Love
Music maker and creative, Roman Scott returns with brand new visuals for his latest single 'Addicted To Love'. The music video, directed by Cinema Lumina explores the darker side of the human psyche to brilliant effect.
JB Dunkel - Love Machine
JB Dunckel (aka Jean-Benoît Dunckel) re-invented the romantic French chanteur as one half of Air. It's no coincidence then that Valentine's day heralds the release of 'Love Machine', Dunckel's new single from his forthcoming solo album 'H+'. Created from improvised sessions with French artist Jacques Perconte, Dunckel's instantly recognisable analogue bass is accentuated by shimmery layers of dreamy, hazy melody, the album awash with his favourite synths, the MS20 and the Arp 2600.
NINA - Sleepwalking
Produced by Oscillian, Richard X and Sunglasses Kid, Sleepwalking creates the illusion of timelessness over eleven tracks as it rejuvenates an 80's synthwave musical aesthetic while simultaneously presenting a modern pop vibe. NINA's lyrical depth paired with instrumentals that are both dynamic and delicate create a quality sonic experience. Sleepwalking is the title track from NINA's upcoming debut album, which arrives 16th March. Keep your ears to the ground.
Greta Jaime - Static (Exchanges)
Greta Jaime's stripped back brand of delicately assembled indie pop is central to new release 'Static (Exchanges)' core. A song loaded with pent-up emotion as its melody begins to entwine with Greta's swooning vocals, clashes of washed-out drums and electronic synth patterns emblematic of the track's two-sided narrative are introduced eventually making for an emotively charged climax.
Culpriit - Closer Still
Hailing from Los Angeles, Culpriit is the new project from Colin Dieden and Rob Ellmore, a duo who formed a bond after being paired in the studio to write for another artist. Their combined experiences as front-man for a prominent alternative band and experimental production with major pop acts has resulted in a sound that leaned electronic with stylistic vocals while also telling a story.
The follow-up to their debut 'Driveway' is 'Closer Still', a slick and stylish pop number that resonates with a reflective lyrics and upbeat hooks. Tune in now.
Diives - Just A Street Lad
Liverpool based singer/songwriter, producer and mc Diives is fast becoming known for his knack of combining sing-along choruses with angst driven, grime influenced bars. This crossover appeal is on show with his latest single 'Just A Street Lad' (with spins already from BBC Introducing Merseyside), a humble ode to insecurity, the longing for more and the ambition to get away and make the most of life.