LOS ANGELES, USA
If you were looking for trouble, well now you found her.
Dowsing listeners in melancholy piano chords that resemble sweet anticipation and distant longing,
Kia Harper has reached into her inspired soul to create a resonance titled 'If I'm Honest'.
Her soothingly chasmic vocals have the ability to stir up suppressed emotions over simple, effortless instrumentals. From the first verse to the fade out, "If I'm Honest" freely flows with an absence of tension.
Kia Harper directs our attention to a passionate connection ignited by intense desire.
Yet when paying attention to the lyrics, it isn't your usual love song; if anything, it's a conflicted indulgence.
When two people want each other but belong to another.
"Honestly, the song came out of thin air.
I sat down at my computer and went through beats, and this particular beat stood out to me; the producer called it conscious, which for some reason inspired me to use that word in the song.
So I started going through words that rhymed with conscious. and tried to see what story I could tell with it.
The hook was born, and the rest of the song was written to fill in the gaps" - Kia Harper.
The hardest aspect of these types of connections is containing the forbidden feelings that seem to linger within the mind, body, and soul. It's a strongly enflamed craving, with no sign of it simmering down.
Each vocal chord Kia Harper expresses oozes sparks, sensuality, and secretive charm.
If I'm honest, her essence to connect with listeners through swirling thoughts and feelings leaves a need to explore more of Kia and what she offers musically.
Her appearance on Tiny Room Studios LA is a great starting point for her new fans!
While we patiently wait for more releases, hit the link below to keep If I'm Honest in your rotation!
Listen fam, when it comes to these two, their high energy will take over districts, so start your *mfn* engines.
Just M & Daffi are racing through their lane outlandishly on their release, Big Bagz.
Big Bagz is burning with aggressive bass and heavy tonality that seep deep into the production triplex featuring Mansus Knight x Glen West, x Nicolas Mendoza. It's a drill beat that almost sounds like it came straight outta a Pop Smoke studio sesh. R.I.P. the woo.
Big Bagz drips with determination during a period of isolation that we can all remember; we're talking good ol' corona. Being cooped up only built an immense amount of pent-up energy that was itching to be burned through in the form of making sh*t happen.
"We never had the intention of debuting our first track together. Just M had a rough hook in mind to a drill beat, and as he walked into a session Daffi was in, Daffi asked Just M to jump on a track with him, and Big Bagz was created. We wanted to inspire upcoming artists to pursue music through a drill track with a catchy beat. The lockdown was really demotivating for a lot of people, so the hook was inspired by the way people around us just picked up their game and continued their hustle" - Just M & Daffi.
It's about the glorification of the hustle, the seething desire to take what's honourably yours, and muting any form of disrespect. Just M & Daffi simply wind each other up and weave through each verse, going back and forth with killer flows and tones and essentially aligning into twin turbos. Imagine an overflowing forcefield compressed into a capsule. Big Bagz exudes THAT energy.
We have a compartment full of upcoming releases from both Just M & Daffi; plug-in to stay up to date and catch up on the current IYCM rotation; link below.
Releasing a vortex of compelling lyrics over an addictive drill beat, Hauntz captures sonical polarity with his track, "In God We Trust."
Hauntz slides in with an enticing hook that gives listeners a taste of the hype and energy-inducing genre of AU-Drill. He creates an aural fork in the road, essentially connecting his hard-hitting rap flow with the angelic Oceans sample by Hillsong United.
The message is clear: regardless of the hardships, there is a bigger picture, a purpose, and a mission to fulfil, even if the mission is unknown. Hauntz emphasises whether you are leading your own soul or multiple souls, whether you believe in a higher power or believe you are the higher power.Your overall journey is the outcome of your own consciousness.
"IN GOD WE TRUST" is dedicated to my family, my mum, my hometown, and my past life. The whole concept is that there’s a god in all of us, and all of us have a reason and purpose to fulfil while being alive. We don’t know when we’re going to go, and the best we can do is make the most of each moment. Basically, "In God We Trust" aims to teach people that they have their own path they can take. - Hauntz
And he doesn't stop there; his versatility and lyrical expansion are heard all throughout his EP, also titled In God We Trust. "I had to go into my mind's archives and capture lightning in a bottle."
Hauntz subtly and suddenly illuminates any corner lingering in the darkness!
With 2023 around the corner, we can only expect nothing less than the best with regard to Hauntz's evolution.
Plug into his world by keeping "In God We Trust" on your rotation.