A top-rated female star of our time and a second-generation female lyricist extraordinaire; NickyPurple wears the ‘Poet At Large’ crown on her head as much as she wears a heart on her sleeve. What defines her musicality is honesty and relevance; she is alive to her communities needs and is one who is not shy to tell sensitive topics via her poetic panache. Beneath her calm-sounding personality is a fierce and womanly demeanor that she lets out once she grabs the mic in her hands.
NickyPurple is set to release her 6-piece life-inspired mini album which covers themes around men empowerment, toxicity and lies in relationships, self-worth and meditation, racism, and black community profiling. Throughout this album, you will realize that she really put her heart and soul into giving something that more than anything will remain relevant even for decades to come.
First on the show is the tune, “Move Ya Body” and this one needs a listener armed with their dancing shoes. It is physically impossible to listen to this track without moving your body (poetic, right!) NickyPurple really doesn’t care if you know how to dance; she really just wants you to let your body loose and possibly have the time of your life. That marriage between the guitar percussion, the drums and the steady bass evokes a melodious, catchy and unforgettable vibe that will remain ingrained in your listening senses even after the tune is no more!
In “Men are Mistreated” she adopts her default poetic lyrical brand as she turns boy child ambassador, relaying emotionally why she feels society has put so much pressure on the male child and that they being humans are also folding under that pressure. For example, society has conditioned men not to show emotions openly or be sentimental; – men going through domestic abuse are more often than not ignored. The child support system is unfair to them and most of them aren’t given their flowers not until they draw their last breath. As a man myself, I felt a deep sense of relatability and the way she drives her message reaches into the deep core of a listener’s heart!
“Truth is in the Phone” is another sentimental tune that is a creative remix from the Tank song, “I Deserve.” This track is all about self-reflection and introspection. Her poetic lyricism is backed by the appropriately layered instrumentation that offers the perfect balance for her straight-talk lyricism. She is factual and unrelenting and her words like a sharp sword, curse through the flesh of the ears and find harbor in a listener’s soul.
If you have ever felt like you are all alone in the world hiding from the demons you fight, then you will find solace in the track, “Mental Maintenance.” Her emotional honesty in this tune is like nothing I’ve heard before and if you can literally decipher between the lines, then her poetic ingenuity as displayed here is Oscar-deserved. Matters to do with mental health are crucial and that is why I commend her for finding the right phrases to put across as a track that most listeners will deeply resonate with.
In “Three Strikes” she adopts a no holds barred approach. She pays homage to some of the greats such as Remy Ma, Vybz Kartel and Martin Luther King and dives into the deep ills consuming America as a nation and the repercussions the black community has to endure. She lyrically details of the systematic injustices facing black people, how drug use has been criminalized as opposed to being handled from a point of medical intervention. She references police killings to one George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and how the blacks are now living in fear and anger. She bears it all in this track and you can feel it really means a lot to her (it’s personal and comes from a point of experience). NickyPurple’s heart bleeds for the status quo in America and she hopes for an end to the state-inflicted white supremacy.
The last track, “Gas Lighting” is a lyrical incursion that targets the gas lighters. I mean we have all experienced them and I couldn’t agree more with NickyPurple about how they are worse than liars. The way they twist things and play the victims so as to make someone seem like they crazy. It is actually mesmerizing how NickyPurple talks like she sings and sings like she talks;- all the while fashioning an admirable balance between the lines of poetry and hip-hop. As a listener, I was really moved and I hope to get to listen to more of her now that I’ve been accustomed to her.
Stay tuned for real-time updates with this mini album set to be followed by other projects as NickyPurple sets to continue doing it for the culture and being the voice of the voiceless. The music world certainly needs more of her type without a doubt!
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Indo-Pop Enchantress Mariami Invites You on an Intimate and Thrilling Road Trip of Passion and Adventure in Her Latest Single “Foglights”
Mariami, the enchantress of Indo-Pop, has once again graced us with her musical magic, and “Foglights” is the shimmering jewel in her crown. With chart-topping singles, a Berklee College of Music education and a penchant for blending genres into mesmerizing melodies, Mariami has carved a niche for herself in the global music scene. Strap in, because we’re about to dive deep into the seductive world of Mariami and her latest musical masterpiece.
“Foglights” serves as a nostalgic time capsule, transporting us back to the vibes of 2016, a year when Mariami penned her hit “Lakeside” and numerous other gems, kept under wraps until now. With this release, she unveils these hidden treasures and it’s a treat for both her loyal fans and newcomers alike.
This track opens with Mariami’s velvety vocals, setting the stage for a narrative of adventure and desire. Lyrics recount a spontaneous road trip, where two souls embark on a journey filled with secrets and promise. Mariami’s storytelling ability shines through as she invites us into this whirlwind romance.
As the chorus kicks in, “Foglights” takes a mesmerizing turn. The catchy melody paired with Mariami’s sultry vocals creates an irresistible combination. It’s a musical crescendo that mirrors the rush of emotions that often accompanies spontaneous decisions, like leaving on the foglights and racing into the night.
The bridge adds depth to the song, briefly slowing the pace before catapulting us back into the euphoria of the chorus. Mariami’s skillful use of musical dynamics keeps the listener engaged and invested in the story she’s weaving.
Production quality is top-notch, with the music perfectly complementing the lyrics and Mariami’s vocal prowess. The fusion of classic soul and modern pop elements creates a sonic landscape that’s both nostalgic and contemporary.
What makes “Foglights” truly special is its ability to evoke vivid imagery. The lyrics transport us to a world bathed in violet strobes, where desire and passion ignite like flames. It’s an expression to Mariami’s songwriting prowess that she can paint such a vivid picture through her music.
In the luminous world of “Foglights,” Mariami doesn’t just craft music; she crafts moments that resonate with the very essence of our lives. As she sings, “My memory faded, I think we left the foglights,” we’re reminded that life is a journey illuminated by fleeting moments of passion and adventure. Mariami’s music encapsulates the beauty of those moments, and “Foglights” is a timeless reminder to embrace spontaneity, follow our desires and let the soft glow of love guide us through the foggy unknown. So, as you lose yourself in the sultry melodies of “Foglights,” let it inspire you to chase your own adventures and create memories that shine brighter than the fog.
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The phenomenal Turtle and The Galaxy Council reunite one last time with the sonic masterpiece, “Look Up”
A celebration of musical excellence that has defined so many of their collaborations, Turtle and the Galaxy Council close off an indescribably beautiful musical journey where they have created not only music but unforgettable memories. “Look Up” is their last dance following their hit tracks, “Galaxy Hero Party”, “Galactic Queen”, “Moon”, “Summer Time”, “Stars Come Out Tonight”, “Lunar Eyes” And so many more. With this last release, they truly made it memorable, transporting us to another dimension with such artful excellence and indisputable showmanship!
This track captures the essence of both Turtle and the Galaxy Council’s artistic visions, incorporating a seamless fusion of genre-bending sounds and heartfelt storytelling. From the moment the first notes hit, listeners are enveloped in a sonic landscape that is nostalgic, warmly familiar, and refreshingly innovative all at the same time!
Each note is a heartbeat, a brushstroke, painting an intricate portrait of growth and transformation. Each rhythm evokes memories, guiding listeners through a euphoric journey they long to experience again. As you listen through, you’re overcome with the irresistible urge to turn up the volume as you surrender to the melodies and let them rekindle the magic…the magic you always feel when a collaboration between Turtle and the Galaxy Council is released!
A symphony of synths, intricate electronic instrumentation, top-notch rapping, and heartfelt singing encapsulate the spirit of love and celebration. It’s a melody woven from memories, a reminder of the ecstatic nights when the world fades away and the music becomes our heartbeat. So close your eyes, “Look Up” and let the beats carry you back to that unforgettable and magical night under the electric sky!
This is the kind of music that is less heard and more felt; you can feel it with every bone in your body, and you somehow wish it was endless—with the loop/repeat button on your device becoming your saving grace!
There is music, then there is Turtle and the Galaxy Council music; “Look Up” is the latter and simply a tour de force in electronic, synth pop, and hip hop/rap music transcendence!
What a climax!
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Canada-Based Songstress Jurelma Graça Encapsulates God’s Benevolence and the Essence of a Liberated Life with Her Latest Single, “Set Me Free.”
Jurelma Graça crafts contemporary gospel songs with salvation-themed messages that uplift and empower. Her original tracks, written and performed by her, are based on biblical spiritual texts and ideas that communicate a faith-based philosophical perspective as she presents truth in love, drawing from her own personal experiences of God’s refining work. Through her spiritually rich lyrics, she illuminates the wonders of Jesus’ character and the anticipation of His second coming. She hopes to inspire people in their relationship with God.
Her latest single, “Set me free” is a bona fide anthem that features a vibrant, upbeat melody that really works well with the positive affirmations all around!
Breathing life with her incredibly rich, mellifluous vocals and exuding such a soulful range, Jurelma vividly paints images and provokes thoughts with crystal-clear singing with lyrics that delve into the realm of God’s never-ending grace and how a life surrendered to Him is a life of total freedom and joy.
With God by our side, there’s no need for worry; He liberates us from bonds, insurrections, and impending dangers. This track praises God for his faithfulness towards His children in the consistent building and strengthening of foundations made in Him, setting us free from false beliefs, restoring us to our heavenly heritage, and pulling us closer to complete freedom.
The depth of the lyricism, the skillful execution of the music, and the impassioned, soul-stirring vocals are why “Set me free” is a must-have for any music fan out there. Let the fulfilling message and infectious melodies fill your heart today!
Follow the link below to stream and add this song to your playlist…it also wouldn’t hurt to recommend it to a friend or family member!
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