Aurelia Dey is a “Huntress” in empowering new single

Ghanaian-Swedish artist Aurelia Day continues her string of excellent singles with “Huntress”, a Dancehall infused track themed around woman empowerment. The song’s beat is appealing enough to get anyone moving but unique enough to have lasting power long past the song’s runtime. Dey’s delivery does nothing but enhance the song’s innate swagger. It’s hard not to feel her power in each sneer of “little boy” and the confidence and poise in lines like “you can call me Katniss or Xena warrior princess, if you don’t come over here, I will hunt you down with the spear, grown woman have no fear”.

Dey’s dedication to the female warrior archetype shines through in the song, as does her commitment to inspiring changes in listeners. The song exemplifies a particular form of liberal feminism, both calling back to the warrior archetypes and seeking to empower and lift up all women. The song remains perfectly accessible to all audiences, but with a twist of afrobeat and dancehall.

When asked about the song, Dey called it “perfect for female empowerment boost and norm-breaking stereotypes. It’s about being a huntress – brave and ambitious. Creating a boundary pushing track exuding liberal feminism; breaking gender norms and gender associations. To take command, not only in a relationship, but in any area in a female or non-male life, to claim space. The dancehall beats enhance the funny metaphoric sensual references and the feeling that “I’m in charge”. I want to inspire my listeners to feel and embrace these feelings.”

Check out Aurelia Dey here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aureliadeyofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aureliadeymusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aureliadeyofficial/?hl=sv
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/miss-relli
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1eFBWrAF8Vu18ey4zdRqIA?si=0nD_ERzMSy2XS_MM1FDPIg
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhQJ1KyIJ1KDPxMM2V-o8g
Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aureliadeyofficial?lang=sv-SE

Words by Jacob Rousu


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Jon Scott to release brand-new EP ‘Freedom – A New Jerusalem’

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Jon Scott has his eyes set on brand-new EP ‘Freedom – A New Jerusalem’. The project will be an important release that looks to unite the world we live in during the face of racial prejudice and social injustice.

Coming in a time of need, Jon Scott’s new EP is a healer that invites listeners into a sort of safe haven during the world’s current climate.

In his observations of the world and its battle against not only the pandemic but also social injustice, the EP highlights the Black Lives Matter movement.

Originally inspired in response to Donald Trump’s plans to build a US/Mexican wall, ‘Freedom – A New Jerusalem’ has taken a new meaning during these uncertain times.

On the new release, Jon mentions: “The inherent prophecy of the ‘wall theme’ then manifested itself in the on-street killing of George Floyd. Then amazingly, we saw the outpouring of humanity, love and oneness in the BLM demonstrations all over the world. For me, this is a vision of ‘a new Jerusalem’, a place where all God’s children can stand together as one humanity…

Out of all the craziness, hatred, spite and nastiness, the majority of folk all around the world marched together to stand up for what is blatantly right. It’s a seminal moment, era-defining and world awakening, particularly given the fact that this all occurred in lock down. In particular, I hope that the video will be a picture chronicle for the world of this amazing uplifting of spirit particularly for the future generations, as a benchmark of what we should be about as all god’s children  or if one prefers, children of one creation and of the universe”.

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jonscottuk/videos
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Crack of Dawn Release Cracking New Tune ‘Tiempo’.

With over forty years of funk continuing to flow through their systems and into the masses, soul legends Crack of Dawn have returned with an exciting new single ‘Tiempo’.

Collaborating with four time Grammy nominee and award winning actress Melba Moore, writers Dennis Nieves and Michael Dunston wrote the song about people needing to find themselves after a serious break up.

Although written many years ago, the song relates even to this day, with Michael’s wife battling some medical issues as of late.

The deep vocals by Dunston, smooth instrumentals and the strong female voice from Melba Moore allows this track not only to be therapeutic and relatable, but to be taken to a whole new level of soul and funk.

You can listen to ‘Tiempo’ here:

This power collab should excite fans extremely, with both band and artist having worthy accolades under their belt. Melba Moore has a total of eleven top ten U.S hits on the Billboard charts over the past 40 years, as well as two number one R & B hits (“Falling” and ”A little bit more”, with Freddie Jackson).

On the other hand Crack of Dawn were the first Black Canadian band to sign with a major label, joining Columbia in 1975. Their 2017 album ”Spotlight”, produced by Carl Harvey, has won many indie awards.

To keep updated with the latest Crack of Dawn News, be sure to check out their social media below!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrackofDawnBand/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CrackofDawnBand

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crackofdawnofficial/?hl=en

Website: https://crackofdawnband.com/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/crack-of-dawn/cod-featmelba-moore-tiempo-mix-full-main-master

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1eAmFlpLJeDHw8Ye7e2GxS?highlight=spotify:track:3irgEUYm8g9Di1zDmeucD8

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUvW-wsl_GBGFwq9pvymCMw

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MackLife aim to create new history for British soul music with Rhea Sun

Inspired by Ari Lennox, Mahalia and Sabrina Claudio, Mark Morrison’s latest soul diva, Rhea Sun, has released her debut single ‘Train’ and we can’t get enough! 

It’s been a while since we recognised true talent in the british soul scene and thanks to Mark Morrison and the revival of record label MackLife we may have done just that with this Portuguese born, UK based artist. 

Give it a listen here – https://soundcloud.com/user-242629636/rhea-sun-train

Now can you see what we mean? Lyrically enticing singer-songwriter, Rhea Sun, designs a modern yet old school atmosphere with this track and she has a contemporary approach to writing and a voice beyond her years. She certainly has us captivated with her 90’s R&B and Soul vibe. 

As the man, Mark Morrison himself said, Rhea is a “special talent” and will help MackLife “create new history for British Soul music”.. I don’t know about you but we can’t wait for this history lesson! 

In the meantime, follow Rhea and MackLife’s journey together on social through the links below. 

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/rheasun.music/|https://www.instagram.com/mackliferecords/?hl=en

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-242629636/rhea-sun-train

Spotify: http://smarturl.it/rheasuntrain

The Great Voices Of Soul – 15th November

Booze!? Gin And Tonic!

Supported by Smooth Radio and presented by TBH events, the show will be a must-see for fans of true soul music, and for live music fans who want to see how these innovative artists shaped the pop music landscape as we see it today.

At the very top of the bill will be multi-Grammy award winner Patti LaBelle, christened the ‘Godmother of Soul’ thanks to a five decade career that has seen 50 million albums sold. After her 16 years as the lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, LaBelle made the decision to go solo and had several number one hits including ‘If Only You Knew’ and ‘On My Own’, a duet with Michael McDonald. Tremendous critical success followed from Grammy Award winning albums, making her one of the icons of soul music the world over.

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Court Royal insist you ‘Watch Yourself’ – single out soon

May 29th through Fly on the Wall Records

BOOZE!? CIDER!

https://soundcloud.com/court-royal-1/watchyourself-mastered-mp3cutnet

With the single due on May 29th, the next couple of months are set to be very busy for Court Royal. May 24th sees them play a hugely anticipated show at Goodison Park, the home of Everton Football Club, while in August they will take to the stage as part of the bill at the prestigious Strawberry Fields Festival. And, with an upcoming album already in the bag, it’s unlikely things will quieten down for Court Royal anytime soon.

It all feeds perfectly into the band’s main aim – to bring FUNK back to the UK music scene in 2015. And with previous single ‘Can’t Get Enough’ fast tracked onto the BBC Introducing playlist on the same night as it was uploaded, that target doesn’t feel like an impossible one.

Aside from the music, Court Royal also have something of a unique boast – how many bands can say that two of their members work for the emergency services? Juggling high pressure work like that with creating top class music can’t be easy, but in the case of Court Royal, it is all taken in stride.

Keep an eye on Court Royal in 2015 – ‘Watch Yourself’ is unleashed on May 29th.

Links:

www.facebook.com/CourtRoyalOfficial

www.twitter.com/CourtRoyalMusic

https://soundcloud.com/court-royal-1