iLana Armida’s Summertime Love shimmers and shines

iLana Armida proves herself once again as a master of smooth, summery pop music. Fresh off of writing for Doja Cat’s smash hit album Planet Her, her new single Summertime Love continues to prove her ear for pop music. In this case, she once again brings the smooth, summery vibes to create an inviting love song.

iLana’s breathy, soothing vocals perfectly match the airy synths and light beat, crafting a perfect song to evoke a blissful summer day. iLana is, of course, the master of this formula, having racked up 7.6 million Spotify plays on songs she co-wrote. Her choice to remain an independent artist, like other artists like Tinashe, has allowed her to create every aspect of her artistry – including by mixing cultural influence. The label system, traditionally bad at handling any mix of styles (see the aforementioned Tinashe as an example), probably would not know how to handle her mix of influences from around the globe. iLana herself is of mixed heritage, and her ability to stay ambiguous culturally and take influence from everywhere serves to create a welcoming sonic environment for all.

In her words, “I sing songs that incorporate multiple languages and genres purposefully so that people of all cultures and backgrounds and ethnicities can feel connected to the music…I want everyone to feel accepted and united.


Words by Jacob Rousu

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Morecambe and Wise Classic Featured On TV Adverts Set to Make Local Girl a Star

Listen to Ashleigh Wood’s ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ here:

Ashleigh Wood’s Version of Morecambe and Wise’s ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ is a reflection of summertime; light, sunny and full of joy. It is a perfect song to enjoy blasting through your car speakers, barbequing or simply lounging outside and making the most of the somewhat unpredictable British weather, and Ashleigh truly makes the song her own. Just try and listen to it without wanting to do the hopping routine the legendary comedians made famous on their classic shows. Summer is here and Ashleigh Wood is set to truly bring it sunshine, whatever the weather.

Bring Me Sunshine will be available from August 24th.




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Rolands Syndicate – EP Review ‘Little Mullu’

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This slow jam funky collaboration from Roland Polyak and soul vocalist, Milli is a real treat. Its open air feeling is perfect for the summer festival goer, who prefers a more chilled out time. Thats why a fine ale would fit this mellow beat brilliantly.

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