234 posts by

Brodie Harvey

234 posts by

Brodie Harvey

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Change – [YaYa]

By Brodie Harvey // 14 Oct 2020

Toronto is a neverending source for exciting new talent, it seems there is always a new voice emerging that speaks to the city’s diverse pool of outstanding artists. We have covered some impressive debuts from the city, but today we have one of our strongest yet from newcomer YaYa. The Texas-born, Toronto raised artist has an incredibly mesmerizing voice that stands out as soon as the intro gets going on his impressive first single “Change”. His vocals come together incredibly smoothly being that this is his first official release, showing that he is not wasting any time looking to stake his claim in the crowded Toronto landscape sooner than later. Canada’s Cultural Capital has some of the most intense competition with how much talent exists, its artists like YaYa that can cut through the commotion letting his talent do the talking. While his vocals immediately scream R&B superstar, he shows glimpses of being able to rap when needed making him a lethal threat if we’re talking talent. Jake Lowe directed the visuals that accompany the song begin by giving us a look into what YaYa’s life has looked like before moving to a more extravagant side to his lifestyle. He …

Seeds – [Isaac Zale] Feat. [Mick Jenkins]

By Brodie Harvey // 14 Oct 2020

Isaac Zale continues to impress with the rollout of his debut album, the fourth and final single is possibly the strongest to date with “Seeds”. Every track Zale has released lately has a deeper layer of meaning behind it, with this most recent packing one of the most impactful messages in this time of resilience we currently face. Accompanied by frequent collaborator Mick Jenkins, Isaac Zale lays out a story about self-growth when the odds are stacked against you. The underlying theme behind “Seeds” is conveyed within the first few lines with Mick’s powerful hook, outlining how many people tried to write them off not knowing that the negative feedback only helped refine their craft making them stronger overall. Cherry Blu’s bouncy production allows Mick to trade-off verses with Isaac effortlessly, which has come to be their signature recipe for the outstanding music they’ve made together. Mick Jenkins is an artist that always brings a certain feel to a track, whenever Isaac and Mick join forces on a song the result is something special. Their previous collaborations are what put a lot of people on to Isaac when he went by the name Zac Flewids, fans of those will love …

Cold World – [Eric Reprid]

By Brodie Harvey // 7 Oct 2020

With the past 5 years being some of the most monumental for the city of Vancouver’s ever-growing rap scene, each month it seems a new artist rushes to the front of the leaderboard of artists to explode out of the city and be the first to create a steady outpouring of talent, much like Drake did to Toronto. Over the past few weeks, we have seen one of the city’s most promising prospects take the whole world by notice with his hottest debut yet with his new smash hit “Cold World”. His song took over quickly amassing millions of streams across platforms and quickly asserting himself as the next to blow out of the West Coast. Eric has always been ahead of the curve in terms of how he crafts his lyrics, he is the creator of velvety smooth verses while intertwining complicated rhyme schemes, that end up melting together like warm butter. If you’re familiar with Eric’s music than you would know his visuals are always incredibly on point. He dropped the video for this ice-cold new single, possibly the best front-to-back music video he’s released to date. Directed by Eric, with help from one of the best up …

enemies – [Zac Greer]

By Brodie Harvey // 25 Sep 2020

Alright I’m going to start this one plain and simple, Zac Greer has one of the craziest voices I’ve ever heard. His balance between deep powerful ballad level verses and anthemic hooks are insanely attention grabbing on every song he’s released thus far, crazy thing is he is really still just getting started. The Phoenix, Arizona native has been having an impressive past few months with the release of his outstanding debut EP headaches, which we covered last month. Zac is still at the beginning of his career but everything he has done up until this point has us simply waiting for his profile to rise to superstar status. The other week, my favorite song from Zac “enemies” got brought to life in some of his best visuals to date. Our friends at Overcast have now done two videos with Zac, they have always had an eye for working with some of the best new acts and being able to break them to a whole new audience. They have a wild ability to create larger than life sets for their videos, “enemies” see’s Zac stuck in some deserted cabin only to break free and be chashed down by multiple versions of …

iced tea – [kmoe]

By Brodie Harvey // 17 Sep 2020

Vancouver’s kmoe has exploded out of the underground scene to become one of the best new acts out. Being only 16, the young prodigy doesn’t really have many strict rules when he records his music in terms of what his sound is. We covered his glitchy hyperpop hit “fumes” with Blackwinterwells earlier this month but that was really just the introduction. While kmoe is heavily involved in the underground scene producing some of the most exciting new artists, his most recent release proves he is capable of making songs destined for massive radio play. Today, kmoe dropped a new single titled “iced tea” that shows off his vocal talents over larger than life strings and keys. While the song starts off somber, as soon as the grandiose chorus comes through and what sounds like an entire orchestra begins filling up the soundscape you begin to become completely immersed in the song. there is no denying the magical feeling this record leaves you with. To accompany the song, kmoe directed the video to show off his quirky personality and what a day in the life of a superstar in the making is all about. There has been a lot of praise …

Only Time Will Tell – [Anklegod]

By Brodie Harvey // 16 Sep 2020

At only 18, Anklegod has achieved more than most with a deep catalog of slept on songs that still play perfectly for this era in hip-hop. Being that he began his music career 6 years ago, the Vancouver emcee is no rookie when it comes to his craft. After catching initial attention with the ANKAVELI EP series and a serious selection of lowkey hits on his SoundCloud, Anklegod is here to release his highly anticipated debut album. The artist has always been a master in terms of crafting verses that can relate to the despair many are feeling or songs to just let loose and turn up too, Anklegod is one that has the capability to soundtrack the highs and lows of life beautifully. His career has been leading up to this moment, it seems his time has come to for Anklegod to ascend to the top with one of the best debut projects of the year. Today marks the release of Only Time Will Tell, Anklegod’s first full-length project he has been teasing for a majority of this year. With singles “Ride” and “Showstopper” bringing unbridled energy leading up to the release, listening through the album takes on a very different feeling. …

Insane – [YSB Eli]

By Brodie Harvey // 16 Sep 2020

One thing that is evidently clear this year is that North Carolina stays producing some of the best talent in music as of late. To be honest, I would never have thought of North Carolina as a place that would be the state that has an output of the artists I listen to the most, but here we are in 2020 where the unexpected should almost be to no surprise to anybody. One collective that is rising quickly is YSB, who is headed by YSB Tril but he is no longer the only member to be dropping hits. Today we have a new song from YSB Eli that shows how much talent NC really has! On his new song “Insane” YSB Eli shows his uncontainable energy that shines through on each and every bar. His cadence is impeccable, using the simple key-focused beat provided by Internet Money’s Kill Austin allows him to go off. This one would go insane in a packed club, even wilder if Eli was there performing the song live. The YSB collective have been making some serious moves in the past few months and with more of their artists starting to take off in a real …

Nikes – [Mazen]

By Brodie Harvey // 11 Sep 2020

Today I am happy to introduce the Lyrical Lemonade readers to a fresh new artist based in LA by way of Lakeland, FL who goes by the name of Mazen. The Egyptian-American aritst has begun to build a buzz by crafting wildly witty verses over carefully selected production that allows the talented emcee to be ice cold in terms of his delivery. Mazen just dropped a fire new single titled “Nikes” which is by far the best showing of his lyrical talents to date. One of the opening lines claims he’s spitting the verse with “razors in my teeth”, which wouldn’t be surprising with how sharp a lot of these lines come across. Not only is Mazen’s wordplay impressive, but it also sounds even better because the production underneath it so perfectly sets up his clever lines. The beat on it has an incredibly powerful 808 pattern that leaves the perfect space for the artist’s double-timed bars, before changing the vibe completely by letting Mazen flex his singing abilities on a bridge before the 808s come back in to slap you in the face. Joe Craze produced the song, going absolutely crazy letting the artist show off all he is …