These days music videos seem more a requirement than an artistic investment. So few churn out visuals that demand the attention of the masses; an ironic shame given the visual age we’re in.
Imagine our surprise, then, when we stumbled upon this epic gem from British newcomer A*M*E.
Aged just 17, the pint-sized singer razzles and dazzles in the video for her infectious debut single ‘Play The Game Boy’ (due November 5th via Future/ Universal Music).
The clip packs gloss aplenty, yet it’s A*M*E herself that shines most. Indeed, between the choreography, weave flicks, and intricate isms, it’s clear the Londoner possesses a confidence and stage presence well beyond her years. What’s more she co-wrote the song too.
She has excited, does she have the same effect on you?
Lyrica Anderson comes baring gifts today, releasing the hotly anticipated ‘King Me’ online minutes ago.
Featuring the budding R&B hit ‘I Might Like It‘ and the infectious ‘Surrender’, we’d say the release is a ‘Must Listen’, telling of the talent Timbaland is hoping will dominate the charts in the near future.
The talented Londoner is drumming up quite the buzz with his debut single ‘Recipe For Love’; unsurprising as his artistic skill-set is a recipe for success.
A singer-songwriter by nature, Gold’s brand of Soul-fused-Pop (not to mention his pin-up appeal and unique tone) renders him a compelling chart prospect for an industry so thirsty for something and someone “different”.
It’s this unique proposition of his which caught the attention of R&B pioneer Keith Sweat, who enlisted the budding star to open for his Indig02 show recently.
Hence, in moulding his buzz and experience into a meatier product, Gold has teamed up with a cast of writers and producers, who’ve crafted hits for the likes of Emeli Sande, Alexandra Burke, Duffy, and JLS.
Here at That Grape Juice, we’re not just keen to spotlight new talent…but also to follow them on their journey.
Hence this edition of Freshly Squeezed features three faces we’ve introduced you to already – R&B powerhouse Luke James, sultry songstress Cleo Sol, and UK pin-up Angel.
As he puts the finishing touches to his hotly anticipated debut album, James keeps his buzz a’buzzing with the steamy video for ‘Mo’ Better Blues’ (a cut from his “pre-album” ‘#Luke’). Meanwhile, Cleo Sol glams it up in the visual for her summer sizzler ‘Never The Right Time’, as label-mate Angel debuts the video for ‘Wonderful’ – the lead single from his eagerly awaited LP.
With Afro-Beats making its long-overdue foray into the mainstream via the likes of D’Banj and Tiwa Savage, next up is Nigerian wonder WizKid.
Already a house-hold name is his West African native, the 23 year old saw his debut album become the fastest selling album in the region too.
And, as if his list of achievements weren’t meaty enough, Wiz won the 2011 MTV EMA Worldwide Act Award and 2011‟s MOBO Award for Best African Act. He is also nominated for Best International act at the 2012 BET Awards.
So pervasive is the rapper’s buzz that hitmaker Akon had no choice but to sit up and sign him to an International deal on his Konvict Music imprint in April of this year.
So given the ample hype, naturally one question arises: is it warranted? Check out the video for ‘Pakurumo’ below and let us know!
WizKid makes his London tour debut on June 4th. Click here for ticket details.
Aged just 16, newcomer Little Nikki is drumming up quite the buzz. And with good reason.
The West Londoner posits a flavoursome mix of Synth-Pop and British Grime, a blend best showcased on her aptly titled intro single ‘Intro Intro’.
A fact which shouldn’t be diluted though is Nikk’s is ability to be “genre chameleon”; possessing the uncanny talent of dabbling in various sounds, while making them her own. It’s a skill no doubt attributable to her wealth of talent – which also sees her pen her own songs.
Hailed as “Rihanna meets Azaelia Banks”, this young talent (who has toured with Justin Bieber) has many industry folk raving. Does she have you doing the same, though? Check out the clip above and let us know what you think below!