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KEFI. – [Shanii22]

Upcoming artist, Shanii22 has released his latest project, an EP titled, “KEFI”. In Arabic, this means, “Do what I want”. The title of Shanii22’s EP has a deeper meaning as he implements a new mentality of defying anyone who questions your destiny. Through this new project, Shanii22 brings to life a new perspective of Middle Eastern culture. Being a Syrian/Lebanese artist now residing in Canada, has allowed Shanii22 to blend his culture immensely into his music by crossing Arabic and English lyrics within the verses. To add to the uniqueness of his project, it contains no features! In collaboration with talented producers around the globe, Shanii22 successfully brought everything to life. The initial single on the EP, “619” was produced by a 15 year-old prodigy from Prague, Czech Republic. To further demonstrate the diversity of this EP, another single, “KAWAMII” was produced by Musiqah, a Lebanese producer already accustomed to Arabic musical sounds. With maximum optimism, Shanii22 managed to power through unbearable obstacles such as the worldwide pandemic and push his music to new heights. His career began to skyrocket with performances at the Hopscotch Halifax festival and afterparty event with Jazz Cartier.

Everything is Fine – [Anna Shoemaker] x [Richie Quake] x [Middle Part]

Brooklyn artist Anna Shoemaker returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a visual for her brand hew single “EVERYTHING IS FINE.” The track’s title is intentionally ironic and/or contradictory as Anna’s lyrics convey the exact opposite. Declaring that she’s “only on fire,” a bloodied nose and a number of revelations ultimately lead to a mental breakdown as Shoemaker destroys several objects including a guitar in her room. Speaking of a guitar, this particular record’s rock-led production provided by Richie Quake and Middle Part meshes very well with Anna’s indie vocals. With her debut album Everything is Fine (I’m On Fire) releasing March 2nd, this song could not be more fitting as an announcement. Whether or not everything’s fine is up for debate, but there’s no denying that Anna Shoemaker is in fact on fire. I can assure you that she’s set to have a star-studded 2022. Listen via the official music video below!

The Best Part of Life – [SAINt JHN]

2x Grammy-winning Guyanese-American artist SAINt JHN, exclusively dropped his latest single, “The Best Part of Life,” produced by Bizness Boi, FWDSLXSH & Pink Skies mid-December. What started as an unreleased record in Atlanta during SAINt’s North American tour has received over a million views on Youtube. SAINt made sure to clarify that his words were directed towards his fans. Especially since he views his music as a journey he gets to share with his followers. “I always preferred it this way… when it’s just me talking to you. No middlemen, no rollout,” he told HYPEBEAST. “Just me telling you my truth, the way we started! In Case We Both Die Young, WORLD TOUR. I f****** love you!!” The singer, whose real name is Carlos St. John Phillips, began creating music at just 12-years-old. According to Dancehallmag, he wrote his first song in his freshman year of high school while living in Guyana. SAINt rose to stardom as a songwriter for Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Usher. His collaboration on “Brown Skin Girl”, cracked the Top 40 of the Billboard 200. As his career advanced, the tracks that caught on most were “Roses” ,”Reflex”, “3 Below” and “Some Nights” followed in 2017. Later …

Fall Apart – [Nicholas Mick] ft. [Prentiss]

No matter what style of music you’re into or what sort of genre you may gravitate towards, I just love music because every song comes with a story. Whether someone is making a party anthem, a love ballad, or an ode to their upbringing, every artist has a story that has led them to that point in time, and I love trying to get to the bottom of that history in order to gain an even firmer grasp on their sound. Nicholas Mick is a talent who is new to my radar, but when the homie sent me a song and told me he felt like he was on cloud 9 when listening, it was simply a description that I couldn’t ignore, and I’m glad I didn’t. As far as his story is concerned, at least according to his Spotify bio, he was born into a musically inclined family in Maryland before moving to Virginia and then to South Carolina. With a plethora of musical inspirations, Nicholas began making music in the middle of 2019 after falling into depression due to another move. Considering he is still only 17 with this much experience under his belt, it’s eye-opening when I …

HAHAHHAHA – [Lauren Juzang]

One of the greatest joys that music lovers all around the world can all agree on is when you come across something that you weren’t looking for, but it happened to be so good that it caught you off guard. That feeling when you press play on something, and it blows you away, there’s nothing like that feeling when it comes to music discovery. Home of many styles and tastes, Los Angeles is known for tons of indie artists from all walks of life, and of various genres of music. Lauren Juzang, a LA native herself, happens to be among those creatives and is incredibly talented at that. Coming off the release of her debut EP, Lauren Juzang is also debuting for the first time on the Lyrical Lemonade platform with her EP titled HAHAHHAHA. Initially, I stumbled upon Lauren’s project while browsing on Instagram and I happened to notice that she recently dropped a project. While I primarily cover Hip Hop and R&B on the platform, I’m always keeping my ears open to experience different sounds that I’m not primarily listening to. That being said, upon first listening to Lauren’s project and sitting with it for a while, I was …

Intimidated – [Kaytranada]

Although it might not be the typical type of music I tend to listen to, Kaytranada is one of my all-time favorite producers, and that’s not a difficult thing for me to say at all. He just always knows how to get the vibes right no matter where you’re at. Whether you’re in a club, at a party, cruising down the road in your car, or hanging out with a group of friends, his music is upbeat enough to want to party, but also low-key enough to just bob your head to as you immerse yourself into the music. Not a day goes by where I don’t listen to a song produced by him, whether it’s an original track put out by him or another song that was released by another artist, he always knows how to bring out the best in the singers and rappers he works with, and his latest EP Intimidated is no different. With just 3 songs that clock in just short of 10 minutes long, this project is a nice little gift that will have your speakers bumping before your very eyes. The first track is the title song called “Intimidated” and features H.E.R., a …

GHOST NOW – [diiiiiesel]

I find out about artists in so many different ways, but I’m admittedly closer to some than others. As for diiiiiesel, he’s actually my brother and we grew up living in the same room, so I guess you could say we’re pretty close. Now, I would never show any sort of nepotism or favoritism towards anyone no matter who they are, but I just cover great music, and he’s an artist I know makes hits because I’ve been there to see his creative process, helped him work out some of the kinks, and make sure that the songs he puts out are as good as they can be, so I truly believe that he has something special with his latest EP GHOST NOW. This is a project that he has been talking to me about for quite some time, and after a few changes, additions, and adjustments to make sure it was just right, it’s finally here for us all to enjoy. Luckily, this three-song, 7-minute long project is a quick hit, making sure that it’s not too lengthy or drawn out, so you get a nice little taste of diiiiiesel’s style and sound, so if it’s something you enjoy, …

It’s Depression – [Anna Shoemaker] x [Middle Part]

Brooklyn, New York based artist Anna Shoemaker makes her well-deserved Lyrical Lemonade debut with her new song “It’s Depression.” I recently got into Shoemaker’s music by peeping her Everything Is Embarrassing EP, which was an incredible listen from start to finish. My favorite record of hers at the moment is “I Need Ya,” but truth be told there’s plenty of variety for listeners to choose from. Other brilliant songs in her discography, such as “Silver Cowboy Boots” contains plenty of personality and emotional content which provides insight into the perspective of Anna’s worldview. Featuring Middle Part, “It’s Depression” is a unique indie-rock anthem veiled under a despondent mental health lens. Shoemaker self-diagnoses her depressive state while detailing heartbreak; the lyrics from the chorus “tell me that you want me back” represent the improbable yet hopeful wish for her former relationship to be restored. Sonically the drum-led percussion and guitar instrumentation creates an upbeat anthem for Anna to somberly sing over, which Middle Part mirrors for a brief moment before the hook resumes. Not only is the song addictive, but it’s relatable lyricism fantastically highlights not only the tremendous burden of depression, but also the occasional agony of love. Listen to “It’s Depression” …

Bloodbath – [good problem]

A few weeks ago, I was put onto good problem, a music duo comprised of Eli and Elton, two Massachusetts-based talents who I was pleasantly surprised with after my first listen. Even though they’re still very early on in their budding careers with only a couple of songs out, it’s obvious that their talent and passion is there, and these things come through incredibly well in every single release they’ve put out so far, so it’s sufficed to say that I’m incredibly excited for the future of this tag team. Despite their recent beginning, they’ve been grinding their hardest, and the most recent contribution to their catalog of releases is a music video for their song “Bloodbath” that came out last week. This has been a song I’ve been playing over and over, and even though it’s not necessarily my particularly favorite style of music, there is something about it that just keeps me coming back, and I’m not complaining for even a second. Opening up, there is a message at the bottom of the screen from the group’s singer Eli who is attempting to kill his ego in order to bridge the gap between him and the people he …

first order of business – [Baby Keem]

I know I’ve pretty much posted every music video and accompanying release of Baby Keem’s since he released the melodic blue last week, but the simple truth is the fact that I’m not even close to tired of this album, and I don’t think fans are either. It’s my personal favorite album of the year so far, and while I don’t think that’s a controversial opinion, at this point, his music videos are only bringing this project to new heights due to their creativity and abstract nature, so until I’m forced to stop writing about his releases, I’m going to keep covering them for as long as I can. While I have trouble pinpointing exactly what my favorite song on the album is, I was blown away by his song “first order of business” because it’s finally a song in hip-hop that doesn’t flex about his own personal riches and wealth, but it speaks on how he wants to use his fortune to take care of his family and the ones that mean the most to him, and that’s the endearing part of music that doesn’t get enough attention whatsoever. Luckily, we actually received a Dave Free-directed music video that …