An Interview With Classic Pop Singer, Olisha

 

 

We sat down with Olisha, who’s resurge in classic pop is turning heads, and alerting ears across the world.

Q: So, what first attracted you to music, what did you grow up with?  

A: “I grew up listening to pop music…Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue. I love the big choruses and beautiful melodies that you can’t get out of your head”.

Q: Did your upbringing have any influence on your music/performance?

A: “My Indian heritage has not affected the way I make or listen to music. I love listening to many genres of music from pop, r n b, hip hop to Punjabi and Bollywood music. Being Asian, I do get lots of support from my Asian community because we love to support someone who is trying to break boundaries of colour and do good in the world”.

Q: Is there an ultimate goal you aim to achieve with your music? 

A: “With my music, I want to break down boundaries in the mainstream music industry and bring people together”.

Q: What does your song-writing process include, where do you draw inspiration from?

A: “It usually starts with lyrics, and melody in my head. Late at night is usually with I am at my creative best. I then grab a guitar or piano to structure what’s in my head and get the song together with the melody and lyrics. Then I take my composition to the studio and between myself and my producer, we bring the song to life”.

Q: And finally, what can you tell us about your current release? 

A: “The project is self-funded and every aspect of my music is straight from my heart to you. I believe in myself. I believe in my dream. I believe in breaking down boundaries and making history through my music”.

 

 

Be sure to check out Olisha’s brand new release ‘Strangers’.

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Website: www.olishanaicker.com

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Lawrence Preston Gets Back To Top Form With New Track ‘Something For You’

 

Lawrence Preston’s brand new single is set for greatness, with his emotional and deep delivery in ‘Something For You’.

With a healthy music career, and a talent for conveying emotion through his lyrics and music, Lawrence has graced us with his most recent creation. He has a real burning passion for R&B, and the soul that his music carries. Lawrence has set his sights on proving that soul still exists.

His musicianship shines through this peace, with smooth and soothing basslines, mixed with a polite and sweet voice Lawrence uses to deliver such positive lines. This new brand of ‘Eclectic Soul’ certainly fits with his unique take on what it means to really love someone. With beautiful harmonies and counter melodies through the chorus, this tune will definitely get stuck in your head!

Watch the video to “Something for You” here: https://www.vevo.com/watch/lawrence-preston/something-for-you/TIVEV1725150

Twitter: https://twitter.com/@law_preston

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lawrence.preston.37

 

 

Pimlican Release R&B Fusion Hit ‘Runaw’y’

Fusing a potent blend of R&B, pop and dance music, musical collective Pimlican have followed up their single ‘B’ck 4 More/P’lya’, with their latest infectious release, ‘Runaw’y’.

Published via Pimlican’s own label, Belgrave Road Records, ‘Runaw’y’ employs a killer vocal hook with a powerful beat and unique instrumentation. It is this sort of well-crafted songwriting that has earned Pimlican airplay on Tim Robinson’s radio 6 show, BBC Introducing and BBC Radio Leeds.

The inspiration for the name ‘Pimlican’ came from spending many nights in Pimlico, waiting for appointments with people involved in the music industry. The idea of the collective is to deliver unique live performances; therefore, anyone can get involved in Pimlican as long as they help evolve the live show, never sticking to a completely rigid format.

‘Runaw’y’ utilises rap to both contrast and complement the strong vocals at play in the track, so it’s a must listen for an urban music fan.

Find out more on Pimlican here:

Links:

http://www.belgraveroadrecords.com/

https://pimlican.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/belgraveroadrec

https://www.facebook.com/belgraveroadrecords

https://soundcloud.com/pimlican-97234536

Childish Gambino releases PHAROS VR music video

From the new album ‘Awaken, My Love!’, Childish Gambino releases a VR music video for ‘Me and Your Mama’. Created in collaboration with Microsoft, the video allows you to view Gambino in concert in 360 as if you’re sat in the front row.

People with VR goggles can view the video to create an immersive experience. However if you don’t have VR goggles you can watch the video on Youtube in 360, forming a fascinating experience.

The performance was originally recorded at a Joshua Tree concert in September, where ‘Me and Your Mama’ was debuted. The full album was fully debuted live over the course of six shows in three days.

Watch the video here:

Angie A’s ‘Essex Girl (Professional)’

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London based rhythm and blues artist, Angie A, has recorded her fun and upbeat, reality television inspired, jump-jive track, ‘Essex Girl (Professional)’.

Angie’s latest track has a strong rhythm and blues feel to it, taking a sample from ‘Caldonia’ by Fleecy Moore. In addition, the inspiration for the song comes partly from the hit TV show, The Only Way Is Essex and its star, Gemma Collins, but also from the Dagenham girls of the 1960s who fought for women’s fair pay.

However, this is not Angie’s first foray into the world of music. She has appeared on Britain’s Got Talent where she received compliments on her voice from judges, Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan.

On the back of her latest single, Angie is also supporting the #IamanEssexGirl campaign to have the new dictionary definition removed due to it causing offence.

Also a singing teacher in her spare time, Angie’s pin-point vocals have a classic, rich tone similar to the likes of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Band and Nina Simone.

You can find out more on Angie A here:

https://www.facebook.com/Angie-ARam-Jam-Records-111346582233236/?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/1angiea

https://play.spotify.com/album/1KE0NfEWtnL3EsJUr84jEX

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id950097206

 

 

 

‘Tomorrows’ Rising Star Adreyn Cash

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Alternative Soul SingerSongwriter Adreyn Cash announces the summer release of his new EP featuring two massive tracks

The EP, set for release this summer, will feature his already huge track ‘Anthem’, and the powerful new ‘Tomorrow’ which will be released on March 9th. With a sound resembling that of Lana Del Ray, Cash’s unique tracks ooze passion and innovation.

The single ‘Anthem’, which was released earlier this year, has already had great success. Inspired by his initial struggle with his music career, Adreyn wrote the song to remind himself of his unconditional love for the industry. The EP is titled ‘Rich Girls Don’t Marry Poor Boys’, taking inspiration from ‘The Great Gatsby’, and reflecting that sometimes in life we must put others before ourselves. Adreyn’s EP is about art, creating something that is transcendent, innovative and truly artistic.

Crediting artists including Bruno Mars, Miguel, Prince and Frank Ocean as his inspiration, the EP features a mixture of songs, some which are socially and politically influenced, and some that are about fun and love. It is Cash’s own representation of his world; “I want my music to bring light and knowledge to my generation…painting a picture with my voice and my words”, says Adreyn.

Having studied Commercial Music at Canterbury Christ Church University, Adreyn has applied his knowledge and artistic creativity to produce well written songs with strong vocal performances. With big plans for the future, it is safe to say this extremely talented artist is certainly one to watch.

Hear ‘Anthem’ here: https://soundcloud.com/adreyncash

Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXV45Krswk4

With an impressive range of live shows under his belt, Adreyn’s attention has now turned to the release of ‘Rich Girls don’t Marry Poor Boys’ his first full length EP, set for release during August. The EP is an abundance of catchy rhythms and array of soul. The distinctive alternative/soul sounds delivered through his music are what make Adreyn Cash such an exciting talent. The futures bright!

Website: http://www.adreyncash.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/adreyncash

Twitter: @_adreyncash