Hi-Fidelity-[Lava La Rue]

“The name ‘High Fidelity’ is a play on words between a musical transition from Lo-Fi (low fidelity) to songs to be played Hi-Fi and also infidelity” – Lava La Rue West London’s Lava La Rue returns to Lyrical Lemonade with an outstanding new EP titled Hi-Fidelity. Released via Marathon Artists, Lava’s musical talents are on full-display; their ability to shine no matter the song’s tempo, direction or style is culminated wonderfully on this genre-less five-track project. Simultaneously thriving as a rock-star, a rapper and a singer, the fusion of La Rue’s creative talents stems from their boundlessly expressive personality that promotes freedom. The less labeling the better and the more openness preferred, Lava is an exemplary example of an individual unconcerned with the conventional norm. As a result, the sound of their music is as authentic, adventurous and bountiful as it gets. Listen to Hi-Fidelity by Lava La Rue in full below!  

Punk Rock – [She Loves Boon]

When you first immerse yourself into the world of hyperpop, there are just so many diverse and out-of-the-box styles and musicians that it’s impossible to even fathom anything that could be more inventive. While I like to think of myself as a pretty creative person, there are just some others who push the boundaries way further than I could ever do myself, and it’s these individuals who I have paramount respect for, regardless of if they have a massive following or do it strictly for themselves. She Loves Boon is one of these talents because while I feel like he has created a style that is undeniably his own, others have classified him in the hyperpop genre which does make sense to an extent, but it’s also just too different to be confined to this singular label. I never waste time when it comes to listening to new music from the New York City-born and raised artist, and when I tapped in with his latest release “Punk Rock”, I was blown away more than I feel I ever have been prior. His trademark pitched-up vocals never fail to appeal to my taste, but his smooth, natural flows and buoyancy over …

Who Can I Trust? – [JAMS The Flava Child] feat. [Travis Thompson]

Chicago’s own JAMS The Flava Child (Also known as JAMS TFC) has been impacting the music scene over the past few months. The success of his 2021 project Made with Love has him feeling charged up and rejuvenated this year, as he released four singles already this year. Finding the true power in releasing singles has allowed JAMS to get his fans excited for what’s to come from his next full-length project. If you know JAMS, then you know that he’s no stranger to the camera at all. With a roster of over 20 music videos shot independently, he is back with another video and single for his new song, “Who Can I Trust?” featuring Travis Thompson. On “Who Can I Trust?”, JAMS speaks on his idea of trust and how hard it is to give it out. As someone who is naturally a people person at heart, JAMS knows now that he has to be selective on who he gives his energy to, and only invest his energy into positivity, things that impact the world, and things that make him feel satisfied and with a full heart. One thing about JAMS is that he will always be adventurous whenever he …

Vest & Boxers [Lava La Rue]

West London artist Lava La Rue makes their Lyrical Lemonade debut with an exceptional new song & accompanying visual titled “Vest & Boxers.” Sonically the track contains an addictive alt-indie blend with production equally impressive to La Rue’s vocals. Conceptually the visuals portray representation of a romantic queer date, which Lava La Rue theorizes before it transpires. The music video is aesthetically bold and colorful, which matches the song’s vibrant qualities & playful lyrics throughout. “Vest & Boxers” is my introduction to Lava La Rue’s artistry, and I couldn’t be more impressed. Have a listen below!

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2021

Every year, artists hailing from Chicago prove exactly why this is a city that belongs in the upper echelon of music, and this fact grows more abundantly obvious with every release that is put out. Whether a musician is world renown or locally recognized, there is never a shortage of creativity, effort, or innovation, and whether the rest of the country notices this or not, local fans are well aware of the goldmine that we are sitting on here in the Midwest.  Our goal here at Lyrical Lemonade has always been to shine a light on the remarkable sounds coming out of the city every single year, and even when we go in with certain expectations or presumptions, our minds are absolutely blown once we realize just how much dexterous and unique music was brought to life in the span of 12 short months. One thing that is inimitable within the local scene here is simply the sense of community because whether these talents are teaming up with one another or on entirely different levels of fame, everyone seems to show love to each other, ensuring their awareness of the eye-opening and head-turning styles that are being generated across the …

In Due Time – [p-rallel]

Music writing has brought me a number of benefits as far as learning about a host of new songs and elements of culture, but my favorite two aspects that it has afforded me are a newfound knowledge on other cultures across the globe, as well as introducing me to new music that I have a limited prior knowledge of but greatly enjoy nonetheless. London’s p-rallel encompasses both of these things, and for those who are unfamiliar with his reputation or his work he is a producer and DJ who has a great notoriety within London’s party scene and also is a respected tour DJ with Northampton superstar Slowthai. His new project In Due Time is a brief three-track EP with a variety of distinct flavors. The opening cut “Tomorrow,” is a jazzy and laid-back tune driven by a distant saxophone alongside the subdued production but almost halfway in the track takes a more exciting turn with a sweet guitar riff and some more cosmic synths. This leads into the Lava La Rue featuring “99” that is much more in the club/dance vain and Lava La Rue comes onto this track perfectly and after the drop that leads into her hook, I couldn’t …

Flava ‘N Ya Ear (Remix) – [3MuchJt]

3MuchJt is new to our page, bringing his flavorful remix to “Flava ‘N Ya Ear.” The notable version of this track was originally by Craig Mack and featured the legends Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, and Rampage. Jt matched the old-school East Coast style with his own sound, keeping up to a beat that not many can take on nowadays. This artist is new to the scene, but don’t let that stop you from giving him a shot. Be sure to click play on this one down below.

Pink Shirt – [Chase Alex]

Chicago native Chase Alex makes his Lyrical Lemonade debut today with his new track called “Pink Shirt.” The booming insturmental on this one was provided by Young Laval & Lil Island, who allowed Chase to pick apart this beat perfectly. He attacked this record with a unique flow, using a singing & rapping at the same time technique to make this one happen, and it’s no secret he pulled it off flawlessly. Peep the new song below & leave your thoughts in the comments!

Unbelievable Us – [Bloody]

Today we bring to you a brand new record titled “Unbelievable Us” by Bloody, an emcee formerly known as Lava King. The production on this one is handled by Omari Brown, who provides a catchy beat that compliments Bloody’s flow very well. Be on the look out for his debut EP that is dropping on Valentines day, the title of the project is a surprise and will be released with some visuals. Take a listen to the new material below and let us know what you think about it in the comments sections. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=00aabb&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]