Preparations for Romance | “Fine Wine” by Cherae Leri

Houston’s R&B Singer Cherae Leri Releases A New Sexy & Seductive New Single & Visual For “Fine Wine”

The Pain that Sex Brings Album by Cherae Leri

Fresh off the heels of her new single, “Dedication”, Cherae Leri releases a new seductive – foreplay single and video entitled “Fine Wine”. The song and visual display how Cherae sets the mood for her lover. “Fine Wine” is a seductive and self-penned lyrics provide a sexual empowerment anthem for women as she calls the shots over sexy, mid-tempo production. The breath-taking scenery from the visuals meets with the seductive imagery of Cherae herself, making for a powerful all-round effect. The single will be featured on her new album The Pain That Sex Brings, set to release on April 10th.

Watch Music Video for “Fine Wine”

Houston's R&B Singer Cherae LeriAbout Cherae Leri
Hailing from Houston, TZ now residing in Atlanta, GA, this young vibrant songbird is hitting the music scene hard with her own flavor and style. Cherae Leri is a songwriter, dancer, actress and former model. She began her entertainment career at the age of 3 when she began modeling and acting. Leri has never followed trends, so don’t expect to hear her trying to mimic any. The music is hers and it’s the kind of sound you want to take with you on a road trip, to the gym, and to the office.

In 2018 she released her Debut EP Conscience with her assembled team of musical powerhouses with features from Chino McGregor and Choppa Zoe, Engineering from Randy Lanphear, ashilee Ashilee, cowriting from Jai ‘Miss Ikonic’ McMillan and Production from The Giants, Mellow The producer and Chris Beatz.
Twitter: @cheraeleri
IG: cheraeleri

Music News: Indie Stay Winning | Justin Blazer & Copperline Music Group

Producer & Singer -Songwriter Justine Blazer Inks Publishing Deal with Copperline Music Group (Sync License Division)

We love it when independent artists share their works gaining the attention of major labels, entertainment companies, deals and MORE! Nashville artist, Justine Blazer recently inked a publishing deal with Copperline Music Group! Let’s give a BRASH! congrats to this trailblazing artist.

Justine Blazer and Copperline Music Group

About Copperline Music Group
Copperline Music Group is a fully integrated entertainment company built to meet the needs of today’s artists. Founded in 2016 by Will Edwards and Rusty Harmon, Copperline Music Group brings together experts in artist management, artist development, music production, advertising and marketing, A&R, radio promotions, booking, publishing, content creation and distribution, to create and execute comprehensive artist strategies for the just emerging to the most established artists. With international distribution through The Orchard, CMG’s collective experience provides a home for independent artists looking for a fresh perspective.

Nashville singer-songwriter, Justin BlazerAbout Justine Blazer
Justine Blazer is a Nashville recording artist, music and vocal producer, audio/mixing engineer songwriter and podcaster. SIn 2019/2020 she has had four (4) #1 hit singles on various independent charts. Over her 10+ years in the music industry as a solo artist, Justine has released seven (7) LP & was the winner of the Ram Trucks Battle of the Bands National competition. She has opened for Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Lonestar and many more. Justine has had sponsorships and endorsement deals with Chrysler Incorporated, Ram Trucks, Luna Guitars, Ernie ball strings and more. She has charted on the Music Row Top 100 Music Charts, her music videos have been seen on VEVO, GAC, TNN and The Country Network. She was featured on the television show American Super Group with Jennifer Nettles and Elle King on MTV & POP television. Justine has tour over 200 dates a year and performs weekly at her residency in Nashville, TN. Starting music at a young age, she has studied opera, jazz and music theory. She now works as a full time music producer with numerous studios and record labels, doing artist development, songwriting and music production for herself, other artists and sync licensing placement. She also produces a weekly podcast called SONIC FEMALE. Most recently, she was nominated for ‘Music Producer of the Year’ and ‘Country Female Artist of the Year’ for the Josie Music Awards, which is the largest independent and internationally recognized award show. Justine was just recently a presenter at the NAMM show 2020 in Anaheim, California representing RME audio.
Twitter: @justineblazer
IG: justineblazer


The Journey | “DEFY” Music Video by Teraj

R&B/Pop Artist, Teraj Releases Captivating Visual for Single, “DEFY”

DEFY Music Video by Teraj - BRASH! Magazine Blog

“DEFY”, from Teraj’s latest album, DEFY. The album consists of blends in pop, R&B, EDM, and Soul sounds. DEFY the album completes a style originally presented in his first EP, DEFY, Pt. 1 (2018). Written by Teraj, the EP showcases his creative range backing the lyrics with strong vocals.

Recently, Teraj premiered the music visual for the single, “DEFY” displaying the physical and mental journey traveled by the artist. Encouraging us to DEFY the norms and nay-sayers, this artist provides a glimpse into what can happen when you believe in yourself resulting in triumphing over the obstacles.

Directed by Teraj
Production Company: 305Music
Director of Photography: Barry Hoy
Assistant Director of Photography: Latryce Stewart
Edited by: Kevin Martelino for Video Husky

The “DEFY” visual is the first of four music videos set to be released by Teraj! Stay tuned for more!

Stream DEFY NOW!
Twitter: @IAmTeraj
Instagram: Teraj08

Self-Love is Major Key! | “Make Love to Myself” Music Video by Jules Truly

Recording Artist, Jules Truly Releases Music Video for New Single, “Make Love to Myself” 

Jules Truly Make Love to Myself Music VideoIn her first solo, single debut, Jules Truly came to recognize her worth and took back her “Gold Medals” with affirmation; cutting away at all toxic energy that latched on in hopes for a piece of her magic. With her latest single and now newly premiered music video, “Make Love to Myself,” starring, Young Lucious from Empire Fox, Jeremy L. Carver she comes to terms with the fact that once you let go of what does not belong to you one must then also mentally and physically, nourish and heal the wounds, to just like the phoenix revive and rise from the ashes.


Watch Music Video for “Make Love to Myself”

“Make Love to Myself” adds fuel to the women’s empowerment movement of today’s society. It not only chants on the importance of self-love and worth, but it also does not shy away from adding a metaphoric, double meaning to the acceptance and pleasures of a woman making love to herself and in return gaining complete satisfaction.

Stream “Make Love to Myself” Now on Spotify!

About Jules Truly
Born and raised in the Bronx, Jules found her love for music starting as a child performer with The Highbridge Voices Community Choir directed by Bruno Casolari. This experience propelled her to performances on The David Letterman Show and an ensemble appearance with Celine Dion at Radio City Music Hall to name a few. She then went on to appear as Young Nala in Broadway’s Musical, The Lion King in its 2000-2001 season. In 2014 she placed as a finalist at the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night.

As an adult, she continues to polish her skills with renowned vocal coach and mentor, Craig Derry. Aside from her solo pursuits, Jules is currently, front-woman of her jazz band and NYC based band, Jules and The Jinks who recently won AFROPUNK’s Battle of The Bands and went on to play the main stage of AFROPUNK Brooklyn Festival. Her sound is jazz, funk, r&b, pop, rock, but most of all soulfully unique. Performing in the metropolitan area, highlight performances include Mercury Lounge, Sony Hall, Minton’s Playhouse, Rockwood Music Hall, Joe’s Pub, Highline Ballroom, Manderley Bar at The McKittrich Hotel, Silvana, Shrine, Sofar Sounds, Treble Fridays, Piano’s, Red Rooster, The Schomburg Museum, The Harlem Arts Festival in 2016, Afropunk Brooklyn Festival 2018 and The Wynwood Yard in Miami 2018.
Twitter: @jules_truly
IG: jules_truly

Outpours Run Deep | “Deep Water” by Lyves

Rising British songstress Lyves returns with her incredible new single – the powerfully emotive “Deep Water”

Deep Water by LyvesFusing cinematic strings with a slow-burning neo country rhythm, “Deep Water” follows three well-received previous singles from Lyves this year. Produced by Saint Claire (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) and written by him with Lyves and Tienus Konijnenburg, the poetically structured “Deep Water” hears the London-based artist’s honeyed, soaring vocals offer an honest and raw insight into learning to love.

The distinctive vocals of Lyves carry a wave of emotion with them as the gorgeous yet poignant production unfolds: “Guess we’re still learning and that’s okay / Take it minute, by hour, by day, by day” she outpours during the track, which uniquely does not feature a chorus – it just purely flows, a testament to Lyves’ risk-taking, adventurous artistry.

Lyves is the alias of Francesca Bergami. Citing influences as diverse as Tracy Chapman, Enya, Tupac, Moby, James Blake and Philip Glass, Lyves is deeply inspired by music that speaks to the quiet of one’s heart. Her emotive lyrical themes have consistently earned her top positions in Hype Machine along with critical acclaim from Complex, CLASH, Notion and Pigeons & Planes. Following the success of her 2017 debut EP Like Water, Lyves joined Coldplay on fifteen dates of their ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ tour – playing to packed stadiums across Europe.

Recording Artist, Lyves

“Deep Water” continues the rise of a sensational artist unfolding, and will precede three December headline shows in London, Glasgow and Leeds in support of her ambitious 8 Rooms project – a safe space for full and free expression, with eight short stories told through the medium of film about the real emotions people may be feeling, or what they may be going through.

Stream “Deep Water” NOW!
Twitter: @lyvesmusic
IG: lyvesmusic

Music & Movies | HOLD ON Soundtrack by Micayla De Ette

Singer and Actress Micayla De Ette’s Latest Single and Video From Original Motion Picture HOLD ON

HOLD ON Soundtrack by Micayla De EtteLos Angeles, CA – Holding a degree in Music Ministries Leadership from Bethany University, Micayla De Ette is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, worship leader, actress, model, and vocal coach. She has a 5-octave, classically trained voice that easily transitions into Gospel, R&B, and Blues. Micayla spent the early part of her career touring with acclaimed Gospel artist Eddie James and opening for many well-known artists including Kirk Franklin, Sandy Patti, Nicole C. Mullen, Salvador, Rebecca St. James and more. Fusing her vocal prowess with a love of theater, Micayla finds herself today releasing a new album and staring in the forthcoming feature film Hold On.

Watch Music Video for “Hold On”

The Hold On movie is inspired by Micayla’s real-life experiences of fighting to save her brother from a life of addiction on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. The film also chronicles her experiences as an overlooked singing prodigy embarking on an unlikely journey with the son of a famed music manager. Hold On is set for a theatrical release in over 600 theaters nationwide on December 6. The emotional and gripping film is being released by The Film Bureau and is being supported by the National Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) boasting a coalition of over 400,000 churches.

The powerful movie features live performances of several of Micayla’s original songs which are available on the film’s soundtrack. In addition, the title track and single “Hold On” is impacting Gospel radio stations across the country. Micayla also releases the companion official music video to “Hold On” which is available on YouTube.

Hold On Sountrack

HOLD ON Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Tracklist:
1. Write A Song – Micayla De Ette feat. Flavor Flav
2. Fire – Micayla De Ette
3. Green-Eyed Monster – Micayla De Ette
4. It is Well with My Soul – Micayla De Ette
5. O Mio Babbino Caro – Micayla De Ette
6. Discovering Hold On – Micayla De Ette & Tarek Tohme
7. Magnify The Lord – Micayla De Ette
8. Amazing Grace – Micayla De Ette
9. Hold On – Micayla De Ette
10. Hold On (Zoe King Version) – Micayla De Ette
11. Agárrate (Hold On – Spanish Versino) – Micayla De Ette

The HOLD ON Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available on Spotify, Amazon Music, & iTunes!
Twitter: @kayladeette
IG: micayladeette

Week 72 | Tobi’s New Independent Music Picks

A totally random, whatever came to mind first, selection of the latest additions to our New Independent Music Friday playlist

Music reviews written by Tobi Davis

Tobi's new music monster

Where Will You Run by Hannah CliveArtist: Hannah Clive
Track: “Where Will You Run?”

In great cinematic tones and with compelling musicality, independent artist Hannah Clive delivers a heartfelt call-to-arms in defense of our planet, with new single, “Where Will You Run?”

Shifting from side to side with great weight and ancient grace, vast layers of production and instrumentation surge forward in deep pulses of sub and low frequency. The ambient fizzes left/right with reverse, glitch, and shimmer. Pads grind in the low mid, strings rise in desperate flight, and choirs resonate from a middle distance.

Chorused arpeggio and darken piano note add depth, drama, and foreboding. Cymbals explode in metallic shards and scatter, as beats snap dry and bit-crushed. Loop, repeat, echo, and delay cast odd texture, unnatural act, and sonic contrivement across the massive landscape.

Hannah Clive’s vocals stalk the mighty expanse with tightly coiled anger, her words spat and stabbed in exasperation; apocalyptic visions of a nightmare future, approaching ever more rapidly due to our collective indifference and inaction.

Songs of protest are notoriously difficult, more often than not coming off as preachy, naive, or simply disingenuous. Where so many, including the great and good, have failed, Hannah Clive has not only succeeded, she has excelled. “Where Will You Run?” is a staggering, epic track of great musical depth and even greater importance. It is further testament to the unique and inspired talent of Hannah Clive; but moreover, and so much more than that, it is a rallying call of the utmost imperative and severity. And, in doing so, it asks the most simple, straight forward, and vital of questions to each and every one of us.

“Where Will You Run?”
Twitter: @hannahclive
IG: hannahclive


real talk by I M ArtistArtist: I.M the Artist
Track: “Real Talk” (Self-Made EP)

London-based singer-songwriter I.M the Artist delivers a darkly soulful dose of understated poetry and quiet musicality, with new song “Real Talk”.

Presented in a compelling sparse musical expanse of sweeping ambients, shimmering reverses, and stark sonic elements; ‘Real Talk’ grows quietly in brittle and distant piano progressions, deep subs that bleed down to the noise floor, and bit-crushed beats that snip, stutter, and snap.

I.M the Artist walks the beat with a series of tightly woven lyrical phrases, rich in imagery and thought. The talented vocalist carefully gauging her vocal pace to match the ebb and flow of the instrumentation around her. Voice and production shifting as one living, breathing listening experience.

Fiercely contemporary, “Real Talk” blurs the line between musical composition and sound design to such an extent that one becomes the other; and in doing so, questions the very need to even make a distinction. In very much the same way, so success is I.M the Artist in blending the seemingly opposing genres of ambient, beat, and singer-songwriter, that they cease to be separate; and instead, become something new, singular, and unique.
Twitter: @IMtheartistt
IG: i.mtheartist


 super bullshit by lauren ruth wardArtist: Lauren Ruth Ward
Track: “Super Bullshit”

LA-based Independent Artist Lauren Ruth Ward drops a raucous dose of no nonsense old time rock ‘n’ soul with new single “Super Bullshit”.

Fiercely percussive throughout, “Super Bullshit” shifts and shimmies, swaggers and struts, moving like a Travolta-Cat. Six-string acoustics spank and rasp, with slap and rattle, while electrics spit fuse and funky fuzz in riff and lick. The bass line walking like you’re talking in tightly delivered dabs of low frequency; playing off and against, the snap and crack of drumsticks working the pocket with skill and finesse.

Lauren Ruth Ward mouths the lyrics with compelling nonchalance and glorious lazy soul. Her voice, rich in low mid texture and deep tone, draws the listener’s voice into the production. A great disarray of willfully, and wonderfully, untidy backing vocal providing fantastic depth of harmony and vocal variation.

Raw, uncontrived, and very much in the room, “Super Bullshit” is a refreshingly honest and uncomplicated production; trading on sheer talent, inspired musicianship, and standout performance. ‘Old School’ is a tired and overused expression within the music industry; but with so many artists relying on FX, technology, and novelty, kids, it’s time to knock off the bullshit and go back to school.
Twitter: @laurenruthward
IG: laurenruthward


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About Tobi
Tobi is a mastering engineer and remixer via Tobisonics. As well as writing music reviews for Brash and running various Independent Music playlists, he also hosts Thursday’s #Musichouruk on Twitter.

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Twitter: @masteredbytobi
IG: masteredbytobi

Passionate Flames | “Fire And Fever” by Keith Cullen

Alt-Pop Artist Keith Cullen Announces Release of New Single, “Fire And Fever,” Out 11/14

Fire and Fever by Keith Cullen

Billboard charting Irish singer Keith Cullen delivers his edgy and smooth new single “Fire And Fever.” A recent cancer survivor, newly inspired by his experiences Cullen has re-emerged to follow his dreams. Reflecting on a past meaningful relationship, Cullen created the song while collaborating with songwriter JJ Daly and talented producers, Connor Musarra and Devin Kennedy. “Fire And Fever” provides a powerful visual and sonic representation of what is to come from him on his forthcoming album release slated for 2020. Showcasing his creative ingenuity and buoyant personality, his emotional lyrics overflow with passion and fervor. To support “Fire And Fever,” Cullen will perform at the Roosevelt Theater in Hollywood, CA on the same day as its release, November 14th.

About Keith Cullen
Keith Cullen is a Dublin born Singer/Songwriter who has immersed himself in a multitude of music genres throughout his entire life. His musicality shines through in his bold and dynamic songs. His honest and authentic songwriting Carrying a three-octave range, Keith’s career has taken him to around the globe to places such as Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, New Zealand, Cairo, Paris, and Berlin. Keith recently reemerged from a hiatus after spending most of 2018 recovering from cancer. Right when his music career couldn’t seem to get any better, Keith was diagnosed with cancer. His visits to the music studio soon turned into chemotherapy visits and his life as he knew it dramatically shifted. His empowering story was featured in major publications such as Billboard, Forbes, and Authority Magazine.

Recording artist, Keith Cullen

Now in remission, life post-cancer has brought Keith newfound inspiration, hope, and opportunity. Keith was recently hand-picked to work with Grammy award-winning producer Robert Cutarella, best known for his hit releases with the likes of Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Air Supply, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, The Police, Elton John, and Celine Dion. Currently splitting his time between LA and Dublin, Keith also recently signed a management deal with the legendary Phil Quartararo, former CEO at Virgin Records, Warner Bros, and EMI. Phil is credited with household names like Madonna, Smashing Pumpkins, Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Eric Clapton, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and U2. Keith is currently hard at work on his forthcoming album release slated for 2020.
Twitter: @keithcullen
IG: keithcullen

The Gift | “Red Omen” Music Video by Ed Roman

Top 20 iTunes Artist Raises Funds For Dyslexia With EXCLUSIVE Amazon Prime Video

Canadian musician Ed Roman is raising funds for dyslexia through Amazon Prime Video sales and rentals of his award-winning animated music video, “Red Omen.”

Red Omen Music Video by Ed Roman

Shellburne, Ontario, Canada – Canadian musician Ed Roman has been a champion for many causes over the years. He has helped deliver humanitarian aid and teach music to children in Jamaica. He has helped raise funds for veterans through the Heart Songs for Veterans organization. Ed has brought awareness to global environmental and sociopolitical issues through his music and press interviews. Now, Ed is raising funds and awareness for a cause that is near and dear to his heart…dyslexia.

You see, Ed Roman is dyslexic. Dyslexia is something that he refers to as “The Gift.”

With the EXCLUSIVE Amazon Prime Video release of his award-winning animated music video for “Red Omen,” Ed is partnering with The Whole Dyslexic Society (WDS). Ed will donate a portion of the Amazon Prime Video sales and rentals of the music video to WDS.

I know with everybody’s help, love and support this can all be something extraordinary. I am excited to have it evolving the way it
is…A bigger than me kind of thing. — Ed Roman

Watch Video for “Read Omen” on Amazon Prime HERE

The Whole Dyslexic Society’s mission is to offer a coordinated and central approach to addressing the needs of the dyslexic individual, their families, and their community, while ensuring a safe place for accelerated learning, healing, education, social interaction, and support of individual growth and development. Your contribution will go towards our bursary objective, ensuring that anyone with the ‘gift of dyslexia’ will be able to take a program to fit their needs, no matter their financial status.

“Red Omen” was directed by Ed and Nelson Diaz with There Be Dragons Creative Media (Kung Fu Panda 2, Sponge Bob). The animated music video has won Official Selection status, Semi-Finalist, Finalist and Winner awards at film festivals around the globe, including the Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival, Lift Off Amsterdam, Cult Critic Film Awards, Twister Alley Film Festival, Jersey Shore Film Festival and many others. The track itself reached the iTunes Canada Pop Songs chart Top 20.

Red Omen by Ed Roman

“Red Omen” is Available Now on iTunes & Amazon!


Ed Roman at Piston

About Ed Roman
Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 600 stations, worldwide. Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 and 2018 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards winner, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. Ed won a 2017 Radio Music Award for Best Americana Artist.
Twitter: @SpecialEdRoman

‘Tis the Season of Love | “Lover Lover” by Rachel Kerr

Multi-Award Winning Recording Artist Rachel Kerr Releases Single “Lover Lover” From Upcoming Debut Album


It’s taken me a while but I have used all of my unique experiences, my Caribbean roots, my love for live instrumentation, my appreciation of retro soul and my inspirational lyrics and blended it to create my unique sound. A sound I couldn’t be any more proud of. A sound that is unapologetically me. – Rachel Kerr

Lover Lover by Rachel Kerr - BRASH! Magazine BlogRecently, Rachel Kerr released her new single “Lover Lover” from her upcoming debut album (set to be released in spring 2020).

Her last single “Alive” garnered 100,000s of streams from Spotify and Apple Music and even caught the attention of Sam Smith who posted the song to his social media. “Alive” also received a GRAMMY Award consideration in 2018.

“Lover Lover” is Rachel’s follow up single. The song’s vibrant uptempo instrumentation with live brass meets contemporary Caribbean inspired drums- an ode to her Caribbean heritage. “Lover Lover” like all of Rachel’s songs are self-penned, celebrating the beauty of love free from drama, carnality, and stress – ultimately a superior love that gives peace. In 2018 Rachel Kerr headlined her sold-out show at The O2 Islington with her 9-piece band. Her two hour set of original material showed fans what to expect for her upcoming debut album.

After spending 2015-2017 touring the US, Africa and Europe opening for the likes of Lauryn Hill and Brandy, few singers can also boast personal invitations to sing for the Former US President and UK Prime Minister, but Rachel Kerr is one. After the success of her debut and sophomore EPs Back to Music and Getting Started, Rachel has spent subsequent years honing in her sound. A sound set to establish her as a leading force in music.

With influences in soul, r&b, gospel and reggae “Lover Lover” showcases the singer’s sonic fluidity and ability to transcend the limitations of a boxed, singular musical genre.

Listen to “Lover Lover” Now on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

About Rachel Kerr
Rachel is a MOBO Award 2012 Winner and a UK Entertainment Award 2016 Winner.

Rachel Charmaine Kerr professionally known as Rachel Kerr is a British singer/songwriter and entrepreneur born in Walsall, United Kingdom. She is also the CEO and founder of international performing arts academy Singercise™. She is a member of the Grammy Award Association and a BET Music Matters endorsed artist. Her debut EP release Back To Music was released in 2012 and went on to win the singer her first MOBO Music Award making her the first female artist to ever win in her category. Kerr has toured the US, UK and Africa opening for the likes of Lauryn Hill, Brandy, Musiq Soulchild, K. Michelle, Kirk Franklin, and Fred Hammond. Rachel made history as the first British Female artist to win a MOBO Award (2012) & UK Entertainment Award (2016) in her category as well as the first British Female artist to release a free-mixtape in 2016 entitled ‘Unboxed’.
Twitter: @RachelKerrMusic
IG: Rachelkerrmusic