The Aussie-Filipina artist, Jess Connelly released a new track in early November called, "2AM." We all know when we're up late, we tend to overthink and our thoughts are racing. In this new song, she shares her own 2 AM thoughts and explores that "what-if" relationship. After dropping the track, she's back with a brand new music video.
The R&B and soul singer has been dropping singles this year and the track marks her 7th release of the year. There's still more to come from Jess as she drops brand new music again soon with "Bittersweet" by the end of the week.
"2AM" was produced by Ervin Garcia and DreEazy.
Cover Photo Credit: Jess Connelly Instagram
RINI is Philippines-born and Australia-raised singer now residing in LA. The slow and sensual R&B artist, who is signed to Warner Music, recently released a new EP titled: “Ultraviolet.” The seven track project is headlined by a BEAM-assisted collaboration “Selfish,” self-titled outro “Ultraviolet,” and lead single “Pressure.”
“Pressure” comes with an accompanying music video that features the Filipino crooner riding through the hills in vintage BMWs. Check out the “Pressure” music video below and the “Ultraviolet” EP here!
In addition to RINI releasing new music, he also has announced select US and UK tour dates! Find out more info below!
Photo Courtesy of RINI’s Instagram
Zelijah is a Filipino rapper/producer signed to Sony Music Entertainment that has been making waves in the industry thanks to his futuristic sound and innovative music videos. He has recently been promoting his “Manic City” project and now fans finally get a first glimpse of his upcoming creative offering thanks to his latest release “Show U.”
“Show U” comes with an accompanying music video directed by Leo Malli. According to the director, the visuals explore the perspective of different people in a party, capturing both the messiness, the fun, and the quirks that go behind it.
“I made sure we took real pieces of what Zelijah has seen throughout his life,” Malli says. “Just that it’s all happening in one night. The night we shot the MV, we were also holding his birthday and listening party, so this was a real party happening. It’s more organic that way.”
Regarding the sonic inspiration behind the single, Zelijah shared some details in a statement. "Show U is an attempt of combining hip hop with nostalgic genres from the 2000s like Y2K Pop, Dancehall, Reggaton, and a bit of rumba,” explained the talented Filipino artist. “It's also spiced with a bit of Tiktok-ish elements by pitching up the formants of vocals and topping it with a classic drum n’ bass rhythm. And yes, I did produce the whole thing.”
“I've been going outside more often too so most of the songs I'll be putting out starting from Show U would most likely be experiences from the outside world,” added the eclectic multi-genre act. “And I also thought hey maybe I could turn those moments into songs and that made me come up with my upcoming album.”
Watch Zelijah’s “Show U” music video below!
Zack Tabudlo love songs just hit different and the singer’s newest release stays true to the singer/songwriter’s reputation. Zack’s new song “Pinadama” is on the official soundtrack for Star Cinema’s recently released rom-com film: “An Inconvenient Love.” “An Inconvenient Love” is the latest project starring DonBelle: Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano.
In other Zack Tabudlo news, the Filipino artist is set to represent his home country next weekend at 88rising’s HITC Manila. Zack’s smash single “Binibini” also recently took home ‘Song of the Year’ at the Awit Awards 2022. You can find more Awit Awards 2022 results and content on our Instagram page.
Check out the lyric video for Zack Tabudlo’s new song “Pinadama” off of the “An Inconvenient Love” soundtrack below!
syd hartha collaborates with kiyo on a new late night vibes song inspired by a complicated situation and catching feelings. "3:15 is about how someone feels wrong but feels so good at the same time," explains the Sony Music artist. "I always try to convince myself that someone or something won’t always be good to me, but for some reason, I end up giving in. The folk-pop artist adds, "It was supposed to just be temporary, until I realized that the title shares a connection with the lyrics: that specific time can also symbolize trying to make the most out of the dark."
kiyo delivers a smooth feature that complements the track’s honest depiction of fallibility and matches the overall late night aesthetic of the song. We would love to see another collab between both of the hitmakers!
The song release comes with an accompanying music video that thematically revolves around basking in the comforts of a safe space directed by Raliug of Lunchbox Productions, with a concept by Pau Tiu. Watch the 3:15 music video below!
After the Noon Records proudly presents their newest single entitled “Meet Me at Sunrise,” written by Arthur Tan and Lesha, with music by Tan and vocals by Lesha. The track delivers a new take on a breakup song and by channeling an upbeat banger and that brings the singular crucial realization, “You are not the same no more.”
Once you press play, there’s no stopping the groove. Listeners will know they’re in for a treat. “Meet Me at Sunrise” starts on an introspective note as Lesha laments, “I thought about all the times we used to get along.” As the track progresses and the instrumental grows, she becomes more confident in herself, concluding: “Now I’m just thankful that I never even tried to stay.”
It’s rare to find breakup songs that sound warm and enlightening, and that’s exactly what Tan achieves with his charismatic music production. He brings buoyancy to the concept with his light snare rhythm and simple piano-synth track. Along with Lesha’s seductive vocals, the uplifting rave tune balances out its heart wrenching message.
“Meet Me at Sunrise” successfully conveys that feeling of post-separation consolation. Whether or not you've experienced that feeling, the song’s overall hopeful energy will have you rooting for anyone going through that similar situation.
It’s safe to say that Arthur Tan and Lesha will bring their own novelty to the table in this instant DJ classic; a sure bet to get everyone (including those with broken hearts) back up on their feet.
“Meet Me At Sunrise” will be available for streaming on November 25, 2022, on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Amazon Music.
Cover Photo Credit: After The Noon Records
We love to see a project from two of our favorite Filipino R&B singers! John Concepcion and JamieBoy have been setting social media on fire with their covers and their catchy original songs and now the two crooners have joined forces for a sure hit collaboration! “Pass” features both vocalists flexing their signature vocals and melodies over smooth production from Mii & Dylan Graham.
Not only did John Concepcion & JamieBoy release the song on all major streaming platforms, but the duo also dropped live performance renditions of their verses on their social media platforms. Check out their solo performances and the full version of “Pass” below!
Saweetie has been teasing “The Single Life” EP for a while now, and we finally have a chance to listen to the project and it's giving baddie vibes. The Filipino-American rapper’s newest project is six tracks long and thematically revolves around self-growth and being proud to be single. The Oakland native femcee famously cut ties with Migos rapper Quavo in 2021 and has since been focusing on herself and her music.
“The Single Life” is the Icy Girl's most personal and vulnerable project to date and features stories about independence and moving on that everyone can relate to. This release has a mixtape feel and is presumably a prequel for her upcoming album “Pretty Bitch Music.” Check out some of our favorite stand out tracks from Saweetie’s “The Single Life” EP below!
Disney+ has officially launched in the Philippines! In addition to collaborating with Morissette to announce the streaming platform, Disney Philippines has another awesome surprise for Filipino music fans. Disney just dropped six Filipino versions of songs from its critically acclaimed animated musical film Encanto.
Disney Music Asia shared the new renditions of the tracks on their official YouTube channel. The songs include: “Ang Pamilya Madrigal” (“The Family Madrigal”), “Wag Ikuwento Si Bruno” (“We Don’t Talk About Bruno”), “Ano Pang Kaya Ko?” (“What Else Can I Do?”), “Nas’an Ang Milagro Ko” (‘Waiting On A Miracle’), “Pag Nagigipit” (“Surface Pressure”), and “Kayo” (“All Of You”). Special shout out to the Filipino vocalists involved with this project: Leia, Owen Caling, Cornelius Bascara, Kenz Ancero, Andrei Ayson, Chi Dato Bocobo, Rowena Raganit, Cathy Go and more!
Disney+ subscriptions are available now in the Philippines for PHP 159 (monthly) or PHP 1,150 (annually.) Check out the Filipino Encanto songs below!
The Fil-Am artist, Jess Connelly recently released a new album titled, Bittersweet. The 11-track ensemble showcases multiple singles she released in the last couple years like, "Chatter," "Risk," "2AM," "Better," and more! The project features talented productions from Lustabass, P-Lo, Dre Eazy, Larce Blake, and VSN, and Ervin Garcia.
It's been a long time since Jess last released her EP, ATM in 2019. Now fans have new music to listen to along with new visualizers and music videos. To celebrate, she held a release party co-presented with Johnnie Walker PH. She preformed songs off the album for the first time and had special guests like Jason Dhakal join in the party.
Listen to some of the new music below!
Cover Photo Credit: Jess Connelly Instagram
James Reid and & Destiny Rogers just dropped their “Lie To Me” music video and it's giving love triangle vibes. "Lie To Me" was originally released on Reid's album "lovescene." Shot in Manila, the accompanying visuals for the seductive single narrate a story of both James and Destiny falling in love with the same girl! Rogers, who recently came out publicly as bisexual, wins the girl from the Filipino singer/actor to make for quite the plot twist.
James Reid spoke to Forbes about the music video, its empowering message from Destiny Rogers, working with international artists, his recently released album, a possible upcoming tour, and more. Watch the “Lie To Me” music video below!
Photo Courtesy of James Reid's Instagram
Manila Grey has just given their single “AGAIN AND AGAIN” the official remix treatment! The Vancouver-based duo tapped in with other Filipino rappers worldwide to bring together a collaboration that we never knew we needed until now! On the song, well recognized Manila-based hitmaker Al James and Stockton, California based MC MBNel add feature verses to the catchy banger.
We love to see an international collab between Filipinos representing three different countries. Manila Grey is set to perform next month at HITC Manila and we hope the real 1z can perform this track at the festival. Check out Manila Grey’s “AGAIN AND AGAIN (Remix)” featuring Al James and MBNel below!