Aurelia Dey’s Empowering Anthem ‘Huntress’ Out Now

Harry Fenn

As we begin to come out of lockdown and restrictions are (gradually) lifted, we are starting to see people’s lockdown creations come to life as they are shared with the world. One such project is Aurelia Dey’s new single ‘Huntress’. Aurelia finds a sharp, boundary-pushing angle, breaking gender norms and associations. The lyrics are thoughtful, empowering, and even funny at times, as this anthem exudes confidence and feminist principles.

Aurelia has created a series of dancehall and afrobeats under the concept ‘Sunday Service’. She describes herself as a black womanist who wants to entertain and enlighten whilst proudly showing the world her Ghanaian-Swedish heritage.

‘Huntress’ is intriguing and engaging as the track builds right from the start, the tension remaining throughout. Every moment is hook-filled magic as the beat and melodies will get you moving and singing along before reaching for the repeat button.

Aurelia describes herself as a ‘Huntress’ as a way of acknowledging a new level of liberal feminism whilst cultivating a connection to diversity. She’s been very busy making tracks for us over the last year, so there is much more to come from Aurelia in the future. For now, you can stream ‘Huntress’ on all platforms and keep up to date on her socials listed below.

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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

Jon Scott releases new EP ‘Freedom – A New Jerusalem’ in the face of extreme prejudice and hate

London-based singer and multi-instrumentalist, Jon Scott, has released a new EP named ‘Freedom – A New Jerusalem’, which iconises the times we live in when the world looks to come together in the face of racial prejudice and social injustice.

The new EP encapsulates Jon Scott’s observations of the world, including the battles we have had to face, not only our global pandemic but also in the social issues highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement. ‘Freedom – A New Jerusalem’ is an anthem for our ongoing battles and a step in the right direction to achieving a more united world.

Watch the Stunning Video to Freedom here

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 lockdown.

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”.

Jon Scott

With a similar sound to the likes of Marvin Gaye and Fela Kuti, Jon Scott is combining elements of soul, jazz, and Afro-pop within his songwriting whilst still balancing his day job as a top lawyer at his own law firm.

You can tell musical talent runs in the family as megastar, Seal, is Jon Scott’s first cousin. Jon does his own vocals, guitar, and percussion whilst other instrumentation and co-production duties are shared with Gordon Hulbert.

Written By Francesca Bass

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

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonscott1611/

Website: https://www.jonscottmusic.org/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jonscottmusic

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7s6FI0jFi0SjY61Kt7oYTL

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jonscottuk/videos

Last Fm:  https://www.last.fm/music/Jon+Scott

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Little Simz set to receive Pioneer Award at 2020 AIM awards

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Little Simz has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious Pioneer Award at this year’s Association of Independent Music (AIM) Awards.

The rapper, who is also set to perform at next month’s virtual ceremony, becomes the youngest recipient of the award. It follows on from her triumph at the NME Awards 2020, where she picked up the Best British Album gong for ‘Grey Area’.

Simz said: “Delighted to receive the Pioneer Award this year and excited to perform. Big thank you and love to AIM Awards!”

AJ Tracey has also been confirmed as the winner of the Innovator prize and will also perform at the ceremony.

It’s great to see so many independent artists making waves in the commercial music scene. We’ll be celebrating with them as we tune into the AIM awards 2020.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe

Elvic Congolo’s heartfelt new offering, ‘Our Story’

Elvic Congolo is known for making ‘Congo-Funk’ but his upcoming single ‘Our Story’ is a more heartfelt tale of how love can fall apart.

Elvic himself explains “Our Story”: When I hear “Our story”, I picture a beautiful relationship between two people. Their relationship was fantastic, they were in paradise. Unfortunately, their love couldn’t conquer the obstacles coming their way and it did not last”.

The song is a strong but gentle reminder that we often find happiness by remembering what we have in common with other people, not what divides us.

Elvic Kongolo’s new single ‘Our Story’ is released February 12th.
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“Better Treat Me Right” roars Wiyaala, the ‘Young Lioness of Africa’

In a world saturated with media-machines, spooling out artificial success stories with frightening regularity, it almost seems alien to consider an artist overcoming unbelievable odds to achieve realisation of their triumph. In her local Sisaala dialect, the word ‘Wiyaala‘ dialect translates as ”the doer”, which is perhaps an underwhelming descriptive of how her path has trudged from humble beginnings through spells of defiance and courage, leading her to become known as the Young Lioness of Africa. 

Wiyaala

Her journey has been one that is synonymous with overcoming a patriarchal and conservative society, frequently known for it’s hostility towards artistic growth. As a rising star making a name for herself of the global stage, echoes of her work can be felt in her home community as much as far-flung areas abroad. Already she is one of Ghana’s most toured exports, with an impressive roster of international shows already piling up – including Commonwealth Games 2018 in AustraliaWOMAD in the UK and Timitar Festival in Morocco.

Her music can been described as a potent fusion of West African folk songs with Afro-pop, and carries a real essence of her cultural heritage. Inspired by her own interpretation of African mythology, her songs are brought to life through spectacularly energetic dance moves and unique hand-made garments of her own design, which she then models in her performances.

CNN Africa has claimed her to be only woman in world who is singing in Sissala, and she is also responsible for helping revitalise the native music scene. Not only has she organised The Djimba World Music Festival, which is now in its third year, she is an active influencer for UNICEF Ghana and fights for the abolition of FGM, Early Child Marriage and also rights for children, both of which she was fortunate to escape at an early age.

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Youtube: Better Treat Me Right – WTS feat Wiyaala – Official video

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