With the world in his hand, Archangelwill have you wanting to put on Sunday's best and get on your feet with his upbeat and uplifting track, The Man featuring Bryce Dean.
Archangel hits with a one-two combo of encouragement and refreshing creativity on The Man, produced by Claws.
Giving off subtle Jidenna - classic man vibes, Archangel embodies strength and straight flex over claps and drums as he affirms that he is 'fresher than a new born'.If the term suave had a sound, then this would be the song that you hear when you hit play.
"The aim was to uplift men. In most cases men aren’t appreciated in a positive way. Claws, Bryce Dean, and myself chose to go against the grain and do a song in this fashion" - Archangel.
The Manis a feel good track that serves as a great reminder to honour and appreciate men more often, and overall celebrate Men for all that they are, including flaws and all.
Archangel has a video drop every month for his listeners and in a couple of days, potentially December 1st, he will be dropping a record titled VI.
Stay in the loop and follow Archangel on insta for his future drops and subscribe to his YouTube channel to be the first to see his video releases.
Swooping in with calm and composed John Legend like vocals, Inkahas teamed up with producer MixedByjdand singer-rapper R.em.edy on their recent release 'Doja Dawn'.
Seeming pretty distracted by a smile, Inka soothingly expresses being in a pure state of awe while being under the influence, as piano keys vociferously flutter in the background on the MixedByjd production.
"This track was about embracing the changes life throws at you, creating new memories and overall, being true to life" - Inka.
Doja Dawn will have you feeling breezy whilst R.em.edysoftly ascends in with light'n'airy ad libs, only to unveil her textured jazzy presence that keeps you on a high.
Inka then add's balance on Doja Dawn with his smoothly husky yet genteel depth, bringing the listener straight back to earth. It's the perfect hybrid type high, complemented by MixedByjd's precision.
With December around the corner,Inka and MixedByjdwill be dropping a video in the first few week's, which will then be followed with back to back music releases before the new year. Basically, Christmas has come early and we're here for it!
Until then, IYC Music will be waiting patiently for the visual, and you can be the first to know when it has dropped by following Inka, MixedByjd and R.em.edy on the GRAM.
Keep Doja Dawn on rotation by hitting the follow button on our Spotify playlist.
"Take it easy, in the morning girl, While you're rising up, I had a Billy bong or two doja to start my day, Feeling breezy watch my spirit shine, With your contemplative eyes, This is no ordinary mind of mine, I like your smile, the way that you dress".
Melodically rapping about his own experiences over Meyne Wyatt's soul penetrating monologue on racism, Antoine gives listener's insight into the everyday brutal reality that BIPOC face on his recent release.
Living In Colour is an educational listening experience for those who are unaffected by the cruel reality thatAntoine has experienced.
Cruel and confronting, herecounts numerous occasions where he was belittled, racially profiled and downright disrespected due to 'Living In Colour'.
"I wanted people to understand the simple, day to day events of racism that happen to BIPOC on a regular basis. That if you’re someone not affected by racism, you would never see or think about or think it's a big deal. But the truth is, it is a big deal and it’s something that can only be fixed by getting those types of people to listen and understand" - Antoine.
Fading out echo's of 'that's life',Antoine reminds us all that ethnic discrimination is still alive and breathing however, it is our duty as humans to be proactive, to think twice, to understand the shoes that BIPOC walk in, and to flip the script of racism being normal and apart of life, on it's head!
"I have to be exceptional, I mess up - I'm done, there's no path back for me, theres no road to redemption. Being black and successful comes at a cost, you take a hit whether you like it or not"- Meyne Wyatts.
Freedom is not selective, nor should it be a privilege. Freedom should be the norm.
"That’s exactly how they make you think speaking up as a black kid, That’s only one instance, So many more that I’ve faced, I try suppress so many things, Believe the worlds a better place, My silence has been violence, So I’ve tried to educate, Only to have the feels of isolation thrown back in my face".
Oh yes we're talking Kings and Queens straight outta Melbourne and Toronto, where a soul deep exchange of pain and the fight for freedom is delved into, with the Soli x Mez Mariyé'scollaboration on 'Be Free'.
Written by Burn City artist Soli and Canadian artist Mez Mariyé, these two have used their voices to express the hurt felt worldwide from the injustices occurring within Black and Indigenous communities, it's a message enveloped in power and strength.
Soli'sdistinct sultry smooth vocals are slowly accelerated as her voice aches 'We stand tall oh no compromise, til the day Luther's prayers are heard, I have a dream, I have a dream" before the J. Cole sampled chorus kicks back in. Mez stands firm in his delivery as he spits 'all we want to do is take the chains off''.
"I want people to understand what it means to be a Black and/or Indigenous in 2020. I want people to understand the injustices that come with it. I want this to be another means of normalising conversation on this topic. This conversation is one that involves absolutely everybody, irrespective of your race. We can all be vessels of change" - Soli.
The change that MUST occur is abolishing racism, and in the shot by Mez Mariyé video clip, a unifying portrait is portrayed with a simplistic, yet strong visual approach as Solitakes centre stage in Be Free.
It's a tiresome fight towards collective unity, and the right to be human without being dehumanised due to your skin tone.
With Soli's EP due for release in 2021, IYC Music will be patiently waiting for a few more potential single's before then, until then follow Soli and Mez on the gram and keep supporting 'Be Free' by keeping it on rotation.
MELBOURNE X TORONTO
"The physical war or the psychological pain, The children my babies, I hope they live to see change, You know i'm going guns a blaze, They touch a hair on my name, But i'm anti-violent, like i'm anti-silent, It's all love and light, til i'm told to be quiet, Til i'm stopped for no reason, For my roots and my features..."
Going hard and getting stronger, Jyou serves us with his first single drop from his 'Emotional Summer' EP titled 'Favor', featuring the beautifully soulfulYours Truly, Jai.
Favor is your motivational medication that is inflamed with elements of early morning grind energy! Composed with layers of melodious piano chords, stunning background vocal's and Jyou's prominent flow that's delivered with piercing confidence, It's indisputable that Jyounever misses.
Encouragement is heard in the sharply mellow sound, produced by the Nashville G.O.A.T Mixedbycole. Jyou spit's about levelling up while facing many challenges, and despite the bumps faced, his persistence falls under being favored.
"Regardless of your situation or circumstances, you still have favor over your life because we are blessed to be here today. Use that for your daily motivation to seize any goal or opportunity" - Jyou.
With the city of Nashville used as the backdrop of his Brent Jacksondirected music video, Jyou stays true to his roots and shows the supportive family type vibe that resides in music city, with special appearances from FSO EBANDZand Long Live Ty.
It's exposes a refreshingly creative illustration that is found in Nashville artists, its originality exudes through the screen, and evidently backs the fact that artists from the 615 are in a whole lane of their own.
The next few weeks are about to be busy for Jyou, as he has scheduled more visuals and single releases before the year comes to a wrap.
To stay updated with his content, be sure to follow Jyou on the GRAM and hit the listen button below to start your dose of motivational medication.
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"I been planting seeds tryna see paper, I been selling crops tryna pay bills, Just see em all again bout a week later, I’ve been in the room with my creator, Begging him again to receive favor, All i gotta do is land a deal, All gotta do is touch a mill, I know if y’all, Running a mile in my shoes, Ya couldn’t step to me, In the same room but ya, Couldn’t get next to me".
The finale of 2020 is near and what a tough year it's been, especially considering the immense loss that occurred. When words fail, music speaks and Peter Labeaudbittersweetly delivers with his emotionally raw track 'Gone Too Soon'.
Gone Too Soonis the comforter amidst pain, as Peter Labeaudbreaths relatable sadness into sweetly heartfelt piano chords produced by Colin Trenton. Even though it can feel dark, Peter reminds us of the light at the end of the tunnel as he expressively flows that even though our loved one's left too soon, they'll live on FOREVER.
"I needed an outlet for what was going on inside my head after I faced the loss of loved ones. I wanted people to know that they’re not alone when dealing with the feelings that no one really talks about aloud" - Peter Labeaud.
Grief is heavy, and the loss everyone has faced particularly this year has been intensified with world events, but music always plays a big part in the healing process.
Peter Labeaudcontributes to the art of mourning by birthing beauty in the form of sound, from pain with sincerity, and by extending his hand of support to any one and everyone who is currently grieving.
With his EP "While U Wait" on the way, Peter Labeaud has a full schedule of visuals and single's releasing before the finale of 2020. Stay in the loop by following Peter on Instagram and in the meantime, we will close out with some truth from Peter Labeaud.
"Even though some of the people you love are gone, at least you got to be HERE with them and know them rather than not. Value every moment you have with those around you that you love" - Peter Labeaud.
Even though your gone, I still feel you, I’m flipping through our memories, I still hear you, With my eyes closed, I still see you, Numb inside, But tears still flood my eyes, I’m crying through the pain, They say the rain don’t last forever, Hard to tell when, Every time I look outside this window, Clouds in the sky pouring, & we singing, Gone too soon".