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Who’s Lovin’ U? – [Jay Wile]

By Chuck Ramos // 10 Sep 2019

There is no denying the incredible surge of R&B talent that not only surfaced over the past few years but has an unrivaled dominance in 2019. One of the most exciting new acts to watch continuously out-due himself in this booming genre is non-other than Jay Wile. The San Antonio native’s newest single, “Who’s Lovin’ U?” is another towering testament to his raw talent and ability to put us in our feels. The newly released record opens with a firm bass drum, laying down a sturdy foundation for the song’s glittery guitar progression. Jay Wile allows the production to breathe, allowing the dream-like shimmer of the song’s orchestration to fully engulf you, before warmly embracing listeners with his love-yearning storytelling. Reminiscing on a past relationship, Jay Wile paints a vivid picture of the longing emotion we have tethered to the people we grow intimate with. This indescribable feeling of connection to past relationships is beautifully brought to life by Jay Wile’s soaring chorus that asks, “who’s loving you when I’m not around?” I don’t think there is a better record out right now that so gracefully aids us in our transition into the Fall, get ready for cuffing season ladies …

S.O.T.R. – [papichuloteej]

By Chuck Ramos // 5 Sep 2019

Papichulooteej looks to close out the summer with a sun-soaked pair of singles. His new release, S.O.T.R. includes lush features from the equally impressive talents of Marcos G and Victor Internet. This is one collaborative effort I think we can all agree was needed as our summer begins to wind down and we transition into fall. S.O.T.R. kicks off with its opening track, “S.O.S” a light-hearted produced record that finds its center between groovy guitar progression and crisp kick-drum patterns. Reminiscing on old memories of a past relationship, papichuloteej pleads his case to be saved by his former sweetheart. The Nevada crooner passes the baton to his feature-mate Marcos G who continues to build on the sultry-smooth agenda. It’s easy to get caught up in the glittery nostalgia created by these two as they paint a vivid picture of old flames and the fondness we attach to their memory. A soft transition finds us amid the two-packs second record, “Distant.” Where the previous record reveled in the past-glimmer of an old flame, “Distant” is an anthem for those willing to go the extra mile, both literally and metaphorically. Check out the new two-pack from papichuloteej below, stream the two-pack other …

REAL LUV – [RITTYBO]

By Chuck Ramos // 5 Sep 2019

One of the most exciting acts to emerge from the Bay Area, RITTYBO, has returned with a new music video for her latest single, “Real Luv.” Filled with charisma and charm that could only be delivered by the rising artist, RITTYBO firmly bolsters her ability to not only captivate audiences sonically but visually as well. Her latest and first official music video is a towering success from a multitude of standpoints, you just have to pick your favorite part. The new video for “Real Luv” opens on a saddened RITTYBO singing directly to the camera as she is metaphorically, and to some extent physically, pulled from different sides. Despite the melancholy, love-questioning nature of the record, the West Coast native delivers a light-hearted performance amidst the heart-tugging subject matter of fabricated love. Capturing the energy of the jazzy-glitch-pop production, the video proceeds with a medley of candid shots of RITTYBO and what I can only imagine are some of her closest friends and supporters. The electric, genuine-nature shared amongst the motley group of friends as they clown around can be felt through the screen, serving as a metaphorical example of the “real luv” RITTYBO sings about. Watch RITTYBO’s new music video …

Pass Go – [Reaux Marquez]

By Chuck Ramos // 4 Sep 2019

Reaux Marquez returns with the music video counterpart to his megaphone-lead single, “Pass Go.”  The drum-lead percussion that first caught my attention on this record jumps through the screen of the new video that brings to life the revolutionary-energy bolstered by the in-your-face-production and lyrics. A previously unheard brass-trio introduces the visual with a chaotic yet organized jazz medley before the pounding knock of the song’s drums begin to hit. What ensues is a frenzy of subliminal images of Marquez and company channeling the style and energy of the Black Panther political organization of the 1960s. Occupying the streets of his hometown neighborhood of Bordeaux in Nashville, Tennessee, Marquez delivers a stoic performance delivering the grit of each bar with an extra dash of fervor. “Pass Go” is a single with too much energy to be contained sonically, making the visual accompaniment a resounding success in its ability to bottle the electricity resonated by the record. This is Reaux Marquez’s second music video to date, following in the monochromatic footsteps of his previously released single, “Exhale.” Watch the new video for “Pass Go” below, stream the single here and show the rising artist your support by following him on Twitter …

Beaded – [Lecx Stacy]

By Chuck Ramos // 23 Aug 2019

I hope to usher your Friday in with some new music from, what I believe is, a very exciting new artist. His name is Lecx Stacy and his newest single, “Beaded,” is comprised of all the things that make summer nights special. The gifted producer, singer and songwriter conjures up the perfect backtrack to a summer night drive through the city – all you have to do is press play. Beginning softly, Lecx opens his single debut with subtle guitar progression alongside a crisp break-beat that sets the stage for his blissed-out vocals. Finding a balance between rapping and singing, Lecx chronicles the endless ways in which he finds happiness with his newfound love; “bracelet around my wrist with your name / angel around my neck and glitter on my face / I glow when you’re around.” Beautifully orchestrated production captures the multi-layered feelings of Lecx’s new love that is brought to life by the use of various genres and styles. Despite this being Lecx Stacy’s first official single release on digital streaming platforms the emerging musician makes a strong case for our attention as he moves forward. Listen to Lecx Stacy’s new single on Spotify below and be sure …

tHAt SiNkiNg feeliNg… – [Hadji Gaviota] feat. [Ivy Sole]

By Chuck Ramos // 15 Aug 2019

My advice? Find some friends and peers with trustworthy ears to help fill in the gaps. My introduction into the artistry of Hadji Gaviota is a result of some pretty talented peers. With an arsenal of guitar-swooning production and dreamy vocals, Hadji caught my attention instantly with his new single, “tHAt SiNkiNg feeliNg…” The newly released record begins with vinyl-like rumblings until ultimately springing forward into the midst of the lighthearted production and vocals. Hadji uses the delicate sensibilities of the record’s orchestration to reminisce on past feelings and the fleeting ideals of memories ultimately reminding us to “stop and smell the roses.” A brief moment of instrumentation opens the floor up for a storied verse from Ivy Sole. The gifted lyricist delves into her struggles, delving further into the melancholy nature of the single. The record comes to a cinematic close with a glittery guitar solo that pierces through your speakers alongside Hadji’s lofty vocal stylings, a truly bittersweet end. This is Hadji Gaviota’s first release since sharing his electronically-infused single, “dRip OR dROwn” in early July. There is no denying Hadji’s continuously growing level of talent and explorative sensibilities. I for one am truly excited to see how …

Pass Go – [Reaux Marquez]

By Chuck Ramos // 8 Aug 2019

Today’s deep-dive through Soundcloud resulted in my introduction to the incredible talent of Reaux Marquez. The Nashville, Tennessee native immediately caught my attention when I heard his latest single, “Pass Go.” Comprised of powerful production and gritty bars, Reaux Marquez makes a compelling case for one of my favorite new artist today. The lively record begins fast and loud with drum-heavy production that lays the foundation for Reaux Marquez’s megaphone-style vocals. Inline with the record’s fast-paced tempo, the Southern rapper wastes no time by jumping headfirst into the record with daring confidence and unapologetic subject matter that urges you to “pick a side / it might be your last.” The compelling, almost revolutionary energy behind this record is heightened by Reaux’s aggressive delivery of bars, seamlessly matching the chaotic yet focused energy set by the production. You can hear the thought put into this record and the subtle nuances that make it great both as a standalone single and as an introductory track into Reaux Marquez’s discography as an artist. Do not be surprised when you start to see the name Reaux Marquez more and more because this guy has something truly special. This is his third official solo single …

Froggin – [Garçons]

By Chuck Ramos // 1 Aug 2019

It is my great pleasure to introduce to the Lyrical Lemonade community an incredible duo from Ontario, Ottawa that dub themselves Garçons. The brilliant combination of Deelo Avery and Julian Strangelove result in a lively orchestration of groove-inducing records. Their latest visual offering, “Froggin,” captures the pair at their most charismatic. This beat-driven psychedelic rollercoaster of hysteria begins with the song’s fast-paced production leading in the visual’s aforementioned stars, Deelo Avery and Julian Strangelove. The dynamic duo put forth their best impressions of Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo from the highly popular cult classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The next four minutes of the Strangelove directed visual is as wily as the film’s antics; paranoia induced fleeing, erratic moments of delirium and spontaneous moments of dancing. Possessed by the disco-like production of “Froggin” our main character, Deelo, is inconsolable when it comes to the infectious bass-lines of their spritely new jam. Julian Strangelove commented on the vision behind their latest video, saying, “The energy of the song reminded me so much of those insane drug stories in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, so the idea for the video was obvious right away, especially being a massive Hunter …

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