Here at That Grape Juice, we’re always keen to spotlight titillating new talent.
So when superfly duo LION BABE roared onto the scene, it was only a matter of time before we caught up with them to discuss their breakout success.
Hailing from New York’s Lower East Side, the young group are comprised of Lucas Goodman and Jillian Hervey – the daughter of actress Vanessa Williams.
Familial ties may bring about comparisons, yet the duo are carving out their own success narrative thanks to their eclectic mix of R&B, Soul, and Electronica.
Having given the masses a meaty taste of their sound on their self-titled EP (which included the critically praised ‘Treat Me Like Fire’), LION are charging ahead full speed with their album debut (due on Outsiders/Universal Music later this year).
Boasting support from some the industry’s top names, the group have already recruited Pharrell Williams for the project. The hitmaker takes the helm of their whimsical new single ‘Wonder Woman,’ which landed online this week.
Wonder what the buzz is about? Watch our exclusive chat with LION BABE above and check out ‘Wonder Woman’ and more below…
Dutch-bred and now LA based, the rising star has been rocketing her way up the iTunes tally with infectious new single ‘Somebody (ft. Jerimih).’
The club banger marks the first release for the performer, who is making waves as Republic Records’ newest female signing.
In an industry where competition is rife, boldness is a key component to standing out from the crowd. Boldness being a trait the 26-year old is well-acquainted with. For, her journey began in 2011 when she marched up to Flo Rida at an ESPY party and informed him that they were going to work together. The next day they did.
Fast forward four years and La Rose’s plans for stardom finally are coming to fruition. Not without its stumbles (she was signed to Interscope as part of a duo only to be dropped shortly after), the singer’s persistence is paying off. Now co-signed to Flo’s imprint – International Music Group (I.M.G), the performer is poised to score a big Billboard touchdown with ‘Somebody.’
Though touting Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson as her influences, we here at TGJ feel she is more so carved from the mould of the Janet Jackson‘s and Ciara‘s and will ultimately appeal to those with an affinity to said names.
Keen to ensure her own name leaves a mark, La Rose’s ultimately wants her narrative to inspire others to be diligent with the pursuit of their dreams. She says:
“If you want something, you have to fight for it. That’s what I did. I want to show everybody living your dream is possible. I want to leave people with smiles on their faces, inspire them, and move them.”
Check out the video for ‘Somebody’ above and let us know what you think of Ms. La Rose below…
Currently conjuring up buzz aplenty, the British/Vincentian is also notable for being one of the only non-reality show talents signed to Sony’s Syco Music.
Boasting a Urban/Pop appeal in earnest, Roudette’s new single ‘When The Beat Drops Out’ has gained ample traction in Europe (reached #1 in Germany, #27 on the Shazam worldwide chart, and has amassed a whopping 10 million streams online).
So, with its UK release nigh (Dec 28th), the rising star will be hoping to mirror the song’s success.
Check out the video below and let us know what you think…
In the crowded R&B climate, it’s often tricky trying to make waves in the game of music. However, for newcomer Tiara Thomas it’s been a winning feat.
Signed to Interscope by way of Rico Love‘s Division 1 imprint, the starlet has captured the attention of many a critic thanks to her sweet, but street appeal and material that’s very much soaked in the realities of everyday life and love.
Having previewed the 25-year-old’s upcoming album over the Summer, we can more than vouch for the fact that she’s gearing up to blaze the charts with songs that are bringing heat of dangerous degrees.
Though the as yet untitled LP is due next year, the Indiana native has given folk a taste of what to expect with lead single ‘One Night’ – which you can check out below, along with an introductory interview. In the months ahead, look out for another track christened ‘On Ten’. It’s aptly titled, because it’s a winner.
Here at That Grape Juice, we have a penchant for serving up the new-new on some of your favourite artists. Yet, we’re ever keen to spotlight the new names making waves.
As such, our latest Freshly Squeezed talent is…Jharee Stephens.
Aged just 18, the singer, songwriter, and dancer triangulates her abilities in a way that has the industry a’buzzing. Indeed, she omits a confidence beyond her years and performs in a manner than commands attention.
She showcases this in earnest on her brand new single ‘Pull Up’ – which was penned by Kaleena Harper (Dirty Money) and produced by Ambience.
We’re liking what we see from the rising star. Are you? Peep the video for ‘Pull Up’ above and let us – as ever – know what you think below…