• www.thewickedsound.com-Lianne-La-Havas-Bittersweet-Paper-Thin
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    Lianne La Havas plays live at Tiny Desk (at home) her new single “Paper Thin”

    Lianne La Havas plays live at Tiny Desk (at home) her new single “Paper Thin” and announces her new self-titled album. Lianne performed her tender new song "Paper Thin" in the intimate settings of her room. After the debut of the new track, she sang "Midnight", from the previous album “Blood”. At the end of her short show, she presents her beautiful "Bittersweet", which he released as an album teaser back in February in Colors Session. From our blog: Lianne La Havas shared her new single “Bittersweet” Watch the video to Lianne La Havas new song "Paper Thin", the second single from her forthcoming self-titled album below: “Wanting to make…

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    The Free Nationals featuring Anderson Paak & Chronixx returned to NPR “Tiny Desk Concert”

    The Free Nationals featuring Anderson Paak & Chronixx returned to NPR “Tiny Desk Concert”. They played at NPR Tiny Desk before in 2016 as an Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals. That video of that concert was the most popular in the history of the long-running series (since 2008!), with over 48 million views on YouTube. Ron Avant, keyboardist of The Free Nationals, thanks to NPR for the invitation: "I'm grateful that the Tiny Desk has made my face recognizable around the globe".   Watch their first Tiny Desk performance below: They started with Daniel Caesar's "Beauty & Essex" featuring India Shawn. She used to play and recording with the band…

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    Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley Performs NPR ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

    Bob Marley’s youngest son Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley performed three songs from his last album, 2017’s Stony Hill. He performed mellowed renditions of “Slave Mill,” the Slick Rick-inspired “So a Child May Follow,” and “Speak Life”, all in new acoustic versions. Damian was backed during the session by keyboardist Sean “Pow” Diedrick, drummer Courtney “Bam” Diedrick, bassist Shiah Coore, guitarist Elton “Elly B” Brown and vocalists Roselyn Williams and Sherieta Lewis.  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id28fCyYgIU[/embedyt] Damian Robert Nesta “Jr. Gong” Marley, born July 21, 1978, is a Jamaican Reggae recording artist. Damian is the youngest son of Bob Marley. Damian’s nickname Junior Gong is derived from his father’s nickname of Tuff Gong. Damian has been performing since the age…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Jacob Collier Tiny Desk

    Jacob Collier visited NPR Tiny Desk Studio

    Jacob Collier is an English singer, arranger, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in London, England. In 2012, his homemade split-screen video covers of popular songs, such as Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing”, began to go viral on YouTube. He recently visited my favorite concert venue – NPR Tiny Desk Studio, to promote his latest album ‘Djesse vol.2’. “It just feels like such a tremendous, ridiculous honor to sit behind this hallowed desk,” he said. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPBirt1YhuM[/embedyt] Collier’s style fuses elements of jazz, a cappella, groove, folk, electronic music, classical music, gospel, soul and improvisation, and often features extreme use of reharmonization. In 2014, Collier signed to Quincy…

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    Norah Jones and Tank and the Bangas’s singer recorded a new song together

    Norah Jones collaborated with Tarriona “Tank” Ball from the New Orleans group Tank and the Bangas on her latest single “Take It Away”. It’s Norah’s first new music since her seven-track album Begin Again which came out in April. “Take It Away” was co-produced by Jones and Thomas Bartlett, who also plays keyboards on the track. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk_gJ-gGDy0[/embedyt] “I saw Tank and the Bangas play in New Orleans in 2016 and was blown away,” said Norah of the vocal collaboration. “I got in touch with Tarriona shortly after and we became friends. This was a really fun opportunity to be creative together in the studio. She’s got one of my…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Jorja-Smith-Kiss-Me-In-The-Morning-Eddy
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    Jorja Smith sang the main song “Kiss Me In The Morning” from the Netflix musical drama “The Eddy”.

    Jorja Smith sang the main song “Kiss Me In The Morning” from the Netflix musical drama “The Eddy”. Her debut studio album, "Lost & Found", was released in 2018 to critical acclaim and peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart. In 2018, Smith won the Brit Critics' Choice Award. In 2019, she was named Best British Female Artist at the 2019 Brit Awards and was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Her last single “Be Honest” featured guest vocals from Nigerian singer Burna Boy, and become a huge summer hit of 2019. Watch the video to Jorja Smith new song “Kiss Me In The…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Arlo Parks Black Dog
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    Arlo Parks shares her beautiful new single “Black Dog”

    Arlo Parks shares her beautiful new single “Black Dog”, the second single from her forthcoming debut album. She released recently another great song called "Eugene", with a video directed by fellow London musician Loyle Carner. Arlo Parks is a British musician and poet from South London. She performed already at The Great Escape, Glastonbury and Latitude Festival and also supported Jordan Rakei on his UK tour. Her discography so far contains two EPs “Super Sad Generation” and “Sophie”, and she is working now on her debut album. Watch the video to Arlo Parks new song “Black Dog” the second single from her forthcoming debut album below: “It’s supposed to make…

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    Mercury Prize nominee Little Simz has released a new EP “Drop 6”

    Mercury Prize nominee, London rapper Little Simz has released a new EP “Drop 6”. The mini-album was written and recorded by Simz in lockdown over the past few weeks. It's the sixth in series of Eps in her discography.  At the end of last year, French artist and producer James BKS has enlisted her with Q-Tip, Idris Elba for his new single called “New Breed”. But the biggest step in her career was her third album “Grey Area”, released at the beginning of 2019 and nominated to the prestigious Mercury Prize Award. In first words, she proclaims the truth: “You ain’t seen no one like me since Lauryn Hill back…