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@Falanamusic SHARES HER NEW SINGLE “JOY”

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Falana earned initial recognition for her self-produced EP, Chapter One. The Canadian-Nigerian singer-songwriter subsequently traveled to Africa, North America, Europe, and the Caribbean to work on new material. It was a process of self-discovery, which revealed new layers to her songwriting. She now shares the first taste of those sessions with the release of the single, “Joy.”
 
A spirited fusion of vibrant Afrobeats, elegant R&B, and island flavor, “Joy” is a song that speaks to this moment in time. Falana’s impassioned delivery leaves you in no doubt that she means every word she sings. And by the time she’s put her heart and soul into its hypnotic hook (“No stress, I’ve got pure intentions… I count my blessings one day at a time”), it’s impossible not to feel its spell sparking a new wave of positivity in your mind. 
 
“Joy” marks the first release in a series of singles from various global artists to be released on Red Bull Records. Dedicated to discovering and showcasing talent on an international scale, Falana is the latest ground-breaking artist to partner with the label.
 
The track was written with fellow singer-songwriter Omolara Ayodele and producer KINGBNJMN (Future, DJ Snake) at the legendary Geejam Studios in Port Antonio, Jamaica. 
 
“It’s crazy that the song was written two weeks before the world went into lockdown,” says Falana“Over the last ten months, the song’s sentiment surfaces all the time, whether it’s in everyday conversation, on the news, or at social media. It feels like the song was birthed right at the time that the world needed it.”
 
Falana returned to Jamaica to film the song’s video with director Mykal Cushnie, whose culture-centric narrative storytelling has resulted in collaborations with Popcaan, Sean Paul, and Damian Marley. As well as capturing some of Port Antonio’s striking natural beauty, the video also shows how her style and signature braid pom-poms are an extension of her artistry.
 
She adds, “I think the video is such a beautiful visual representation of ‘Joy’, the song and the feeling. The energy on set matched the song, and I was so grateful for that.”
 
Born and raised in Toronto, Falana’s upbringing was soundtracked by a diverse music selection that spanned Fela Kuti to Sia. At home, her Nigerian parents would play a lot of traditional Yoruba music as a way of staying connected to their culture, and through the melting pot of the city, Falana was introduced to the pop, hip-hop, and R&B that she’d spend hours compiling into her own mixtapes.
 
By her final year of high school, Falana decided to take her music more seriously and began paying in installments for her first guitar. She taught herself to play by watching YouTube and learning her favorite Lauryn Hill songs. Through balancing side hustles with her studies and winning local singing competitions, Falana developed a taste for travel: winning a trip to London, spending six-months living in Denmark, and visiting Cuba.
 
She later relocated to Havana, realizing that the island’s musical heritage would help her fulfill her own potential. It was there she recorded her debut EP Things Fall Together with a local producer and live band. She returned for a year in Toronto before she again departed, this time settling in her parents’ hometown of Lagos, Nigeria, where she’s remained for the past five years. 
 
Falling between so many of the genres that have influenced her own journey, Falana often felt like an outsider, working on the periphery of multiple music scenes but never quite fitting in. With her new work, she’s finally been able to hit the balance she’s been searching for her whole life. It’s the start of a bright future.

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GRAMMY-NOMINATED FRIDAYY RECRUITS AFROBEATS STAR ASAKE FOR “BLESSINGS” REMIX!

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From the city of Philadelphia, all the way to Lagos, Nigeria, the blessings continue to fall for the bright rising stars Fridayy & Asake on the remix to “Blessings.” 

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Off the heels of Fridayy’s monumental GRAMMY nominations, including one in the highly coveted category of Song Of The Year, he returns with the remix to his single, “Blessings” featuring breakout Afrobeats Nigerian artist, Asake. The original version of the song was released in October on Fridayy’s debut EP, Lost In Melody. Produced and written by the Philadelphia native, Fridayy takes a drive down memory lane, citing how far he has come in the music industry and how he has God to thank for it all. Asake seamlessly adds a global flare to the remix, reciting his verse in his native tongue of Yoruba; he discusses how he is not perfect but thankful that God still helps him shine. 

The powerful message of gratitude is truly brought to life in the simplistic yet powerful visual directed by “Empty Stomach” collaborator JakeTheShooter and even features footage of Fridayy celebrating his recent successes with his hometown friends in Philly, where Meek Mill recently brought him out to perform during the MC’s 10th anniversary concert for Dreams & Nightmares.

With multiple GRAMMY nominations, a bevy of big name collaborations, and a career that is quickly skyrocketing, Fridayy serves as an inspiration to all creatives who have wondered when their time was coming.

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ERIC BELLINGER RETURNS WITH A NEW WORKOUT ANTHEM, “BNB” JUST IN TIME FOR THE NEW YEAR!

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Multi-platinum singer/songwriter & GRAMMY-nominated, Eric Bellinger, and super producer Hitmaka deliver a new single & video for “BNB” via All Wins Ent./EMPIRE.

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Whether you’ve been in the gym or you just signed up for a new membership, Eric Bellinger is here to sing your praises in his new single, “BNB,” short for brand new body. The mid-tempo track is an ode to all the women who are putting in the hard work at the gym and want to show off their results making it a true celebration of the female form and all the various sizes it comes in. Co-produced by Keyz (Cardi B, Coco Jones), Kofo (Wizkid, John Legend) & Jonas (Vince Staples), this single serves as Bellinger’s second official single off his forthcoming Hitmaka collaboration LP entitled, 1-800-Hit-Eazy: Line 2. 

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In the visual directed by Keoni Mars, we see Bellinger admiring and spoiling his love interest after a long day of training others in the gym. “BNB” follows the buzzing slow jam, “Obsession” and “Obsession” Remix featuring fellow acclaimed songwriter turned artist and 2023 GRAMMY-nominee, Muni Long. Both of which have received rave reviews from the likes of MTV, UPROXX, ESSENCE, VIBE, Rated R&B, and more! Eric also recently announced that “The Obsession Tour” is set to hit 32 cities beginning Feb. 2nd in Seattle, making stops through Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, New York & more!

With a new single, tour, and album on the way, Eric Bellinger is poised to show the world why R&B is very much alive and safe in the hands of artists like himself in 2023!

Tickets are available at www.ericbellinger.com/shows

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BUZZING INDIE ARTIST CASPER SAGE DEBUTS NEW SINGLE “IS THIS REAL LIFE?”

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Buzzing indie singer, songwriter, and producer Casper Sage releases his dreamy new single, “Is This Real Life?” via November Yellow.

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Romantic love is a beautiful emotion to experience especially when shared with the right person. Listen as Casper Sage eloquently expresses the euphoric feelings that true love brings. When asked to describe the single, Sage had this to say, “Both lyrically and sonically, the single describes how life is lit up by love and makes the most simple items or aspects of a day seem almost larger than life. Similar to the first Christmas in someone’s memory or a first kiss.”

“Is This Real Life?” was written and produced by the multi-hyphenate talent himself. The single also is Sage’s third musical output of the year since the release of the single, “Rodeo Clown” last month and his critically-acclaimed debut EP, Casper Sage, which was released at the top of the year. 

“Is This Real Life?” will undoubtedly float all the way past the holiday season and into the new year, solidifying Casper Sage as an artist to watch for 2023!

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