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

Relationship, the Story | “Lately” by Deanna Devore

Chicago’s Deanna Devore Releases Neo-Soul Track, “Lately”

Lately by Deanna Devore Following the success of her highly acclaimed EP half and half, Devore is unveiling her new release “Lately”, featuring a mystery vocalist who cannot yet be announced. Thematically the single narrates the insecurity and ups and downs of a relationship, detailing how love can often feel like an emotional rollercoaster until it finally comes to an end. Its mellow grooves and smooth lo-fi beats cook up a mouth-watering release, oozing with seductive melodies and velvety vocals, which highlight the featured singer’s impressive vocal range. Emitting a sensuous flowing cadence, delicately layered harmonies and a pulsating rhythm, “Lately” provides an alluring neo-soul track, showcasing Devore’s unique and fresh production.

Devore’s inspiration sparks from a sonic level – the feeling and emotions that certain chords and melodies provoke. Her songwriting is built around the result and impact it will have on the listener. “Lyrically I delve into the darkness and light of love and life”, reveals Devore. With influences partially rooted in the soul, R&B and jazz field, Devore doesn’t allow any limitations to her sound and her music includes elements of a multitude of genres. It’s this genre-blending sound which has allowed the musician to create music without boundaries.” She shares, “I hope my music can bridge the gap for fans of all genres and be appealing to a variety of people”.

Buy/Stream “Lately” HERE

Chicago recording artist, Deanna DevoreAbout Deanna Devore
Deanna Devore is a Chicago and Toronto based multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. Her music beautifully blends downtempo electronic beats with organic instrumentation, creating emotionally captivating music that has been resonating with audiences across the globe. Devore’s polished musicianship, modern production techniques and compelling songwriting emanates a maturity and sophistication that spans across downtempo electronic, R&B, neo-soul, jazz and orchestral territories.

Devore has seen success performing to sold-out venues and festivals across the map, such as Summerfest, CMJ, NXNE, and 80/35. She has also had the pleasure of opening for renowned artists including Jamie Cullum, Bonobo and SG Lewis, as well as Raveena, Mother Mother and Yoke Lore. The composer has recently explored more commercial work, where her work can be heard in podcasts, feature films and even a Starbucks ad.

Self-produced and performing all of the instruments on the track herself, Devore wishes to encourage other female artists to take a lead in their music, “I’d love to inspire other songwriters and other female multi instrumentalist/producers. There aren’t many of us out there it seems, so I’d love to inspire more female musicians to self-produce”.

Devore continues to be celebrated for her remarkable musicality and ‘Lately’ is another indication of what to expect in 2020.
Twitter: @Deannadevore
IG: deannadevore


Soul Sessions| Sis. EP Release by KIRBY

KIRBY Unveils Highly Anticipated Debut EP Sis.

Memphis-born, Mississippi-raised songstress KIRBY doesn’t want you to hear her music, she wants you to taste it. Like a plate at Sunday dinner, KIRBY’s debut EP Sis. is undeniably satisfactory.

Sis EP by Kirby

Following the release of her lead single “We Don’t Funk”, the EP offers a healthy dose of 70s nostalgia blended seamlessly with the bold female empowerment themes of the new century that especially speak to women of color.

As much as I want all women to love this music, I need women of color to hear it and know certain narratives about us are simply not true… It’s what soul music sounds like when a woman falls in love and doesn’t give up her power. – KIRBY 

The refreshing 7-track Neo-soul project uplifts its listeners with buttery vocals, hypnotizing guitar rhythms, and pulsating basslines. ‘Sis.’ firmly cements KIRBY as an artist in her own right, after years of crafting songs for the other stars of today.

Stream Sis. EP HERE

The decision to focus on her solo music wasn’t an easy one, and it didn’t work out overnight. “I left the mountain top of one career and went to the valley of another,” she explains. “But believe me, I see the mountain ahead. And it’s beautiful.”

Singer/songwriter Kirby

Photo Credit: Courtney Loo & David Karp

KIRBY is the incredibly talented writer behind “FourFiveSeconds” by Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney, “Tell Me You Love Me” by Demi Lovato, “Die With You” by Beyoncé, “Only One” by Kanye West and Paul McCartney, and “Break Your Heart Right Back” by Ariana Grande.
Twitter: @singkirbysing
IG: singkirbysing

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

Double Time | “Fiya Girl” & “Must Legalize” by Humble

Toronto, ON. – Juno Award Winning Reggae Artist Humble is back and releases two new tracks “Fiya Girl” & “Must Legalize”.

“Fiya Girl” outlines what he wants in a woman. The smooth-slow track showcases Humble’s vocals taking listeners on a storyteller’s journey in reaching “The One”.

Fiya Girl by Humble

Stream “Fiya Girl” Now on iTunes, Spotify, & Deezer!

“Must Legalize” gives traditional reggae vibes, giving a message of legalizing what is now sought as an alternative healing method. “Must Legalize” is an anthem with a message continuing to raise awareness, firing up others to make a stand.

Must Legalize by Humble - BRASH! Magazine Blog

Stream “Must Legalize” Now on iTunes, Spotify, & Deezer!

About Humble
Humble now based in Edmonton Alberta, no stranger to the Music scene, with two studio albums behind him that garnered him a Juno Nomination & win and performing at major music festivals in Toronto, New York, Ottawa Calgary & Japan.

Reggae artist, Humble

Humble’s style has evolved adding elements of many other genres to is already a reggae-influenced style that fuse to form a sound like no other artist. He can command the stage with or without a band and audience members often claim to have goosebumps after listening to a performance. His lyrics are positive and uplifting and his voice is smooth, clear and powerful. He is excited to once again share his music with the world and perform for fans, new and old.

Humble is also set to release his first self-produced EP in January 2020
Twitter: @Humblemuzik
IG: humblemuzik

Week 75 | 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

UP N DOWN by Izzy Camina - BRASH! magazine blog

Artist: Izzy Camina
Track: “UP N DOWN”

Independent artist and producer Izzy Camina delivers dystopian dance pop with new single, “UP N DOWN”.

Pulse-tronic, blunt and fused on a bitcrush; sonic-ricochet cracks the ambient open; and beats land, kick punching deep, tight, and hard; the snare smacked thin and brittle-sharp.  The bass shifts in dark, heavy ripples of sub and low frequency spl; pushing, throbbing, driving the track in animalistic surges of compacted energy.  Synths burst and rip in atonal, shards of electronica; as much sound design as composition.

Camina mouths lines in absence, in abstention, in search of absolution; words drip in vowel and hushed, throated whisper; syllables linger and drift.  Camina’s vocals stacked in odd double, awkward and compelling.  Part mantra, part musing, part meditation, Camina crafts image, thought, and sardonic aside.

A soundtrack to the 21st century dystopian driveby, “UP N DOWN” draws deep upon intoxicating thrill of losing oneself to the filth and stink of the oblivion chase; an anthem for a generation raised in the era of ego, where privacy and liberty have been traded for 15 minutes and convenience, where chaos has been prescribed to act as a catalyst for capitalism, and indifference has been normalized; a generation who, in the absence and impossibility of enlightenment, are, instead, in search of escape through any means unnecessary.  In speaking for herself, Izzy Camina is speaking for all of them.
Twitter: @izzycamina
IG: izzycamina

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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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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

Week 74 | 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


Landscapes by Bamboo SmokeArtist: Bamboo Smoke
Track: “Landscapes”

With sublime melody and scattered instrumentation, Bamboo Smoke’s latest single “Landscapes” is an inspired and singularly beautiful piece of work.

Beats, dusty and homebrewed burst and shuffle; guitar notes countdown subdued, gently chorused to resonate as though submerged; the bass shifts in broken-up dabs of low frequency force and weight. Keys break-open, brittle and beautiful. All across the stereo-field, six-strings, acoustic and electric rattle, sustain, and echo; cascading percussive moments, shards, snippets in time.

Amidst the scattered instrumentation, vocals swoop, lift, and turn; sublime lines of melody, delicately paired with lyrics, ‘Everything about you makes me want to dance’. And the words dance, moving about the ambient; left to right, and front to back; overlapping thoughts, phrases adrift in space and time.

“Landscapes” moves in tumbles and falls, building into rises of fragility that quickly wash away, only to soar again. The production exists in but a fleeting moment; a perfectly judged series of blinks of the musical eye. It captures and captivates, holding the listening in suspended reality; an odd, quite a beautiful world of the band’s own imagining.
Twitter: @bamboosmoke
IG: BambooSmoke

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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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Music Videos | “Fool” by Olive Louise

NY Atl-Pop Artist, Olive Louise, Releases New Music Video, “Fool”

Fool by Olive Louise - BRASH! Magazine BlogNew single “Fool” details embracing your most authentic self and not feeling guilty about being happy in life. Louise highlights the importance of not letting others ideas of you define you, or get you down. It’s a personal narration of Louise’s own struggles, written from a dark time in her life, when she was drowning in people’s negative opinions on what she should be doing, or what she should look like. The New York native confides, “I was at a really low point in my life, I had gained weight, was too nervous to run into people I knew for fear of judgment, and felt like some of the people I had been there for the most didn’t want the best for me. It was hard to trust myself and my judgement”. ‘Fool’ is a self-love anthem which screams the attitude of ‘paint me how you want, nobody has the power to hurt me anymore’. Written with a hint of sarcasm, the track is the singer’s way of letting go of the negativity, cleansing all cynicism and showcasing her new IDGAF demeanor. She declares, “I’m confident in my skin, I’m confident in myself and I trust that I’ll always find my way”.

Watch Music Video for “Fool”

Mixed by Andrew Wuepper (Justin Beiber) and mastered by Chris Gehringer (Beyonce, Rihanna, Cardi B, Lady Gaga) the track showcases ethereal soundscapes, floating synths and layered vocal harmonies. The stunning minimalistic instrumentation creates a powerful and eerie atmosphere which is sure to resonate with listeners.

Louise explains how writing for her is a form of therapy and that allowing herself to be completely transparent and vulnerable with others has enabled her push boundaries, coming out stronger than she ever has before. The songstress hopes that her music will inspire others to let go of whatever is holding them back and start being their true selves, sharing “I hope it inspires people to embrace the beauty in what makes them different and offers them new perspective. I believe that when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”.

Stream “Fool” HERE

About Olive Louise
Olive Louise is a singer, songwriter and composer from New York. Known for her championed ability to intertwine her classically trained background with a refreshing take on today’s contemporary pop landscape, Louise translates her vast wealth of experiences into music that is timely as it is timeless.

Growing up on the very estate that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby in Kings Point, New York, Louise’s youth was sound‐tracked as much by the classical and jazz greats as it was by the impeccable talents of her mother, the lead pianist of the Long Island Philharmonic orchestra. While her upbringing took a tragic turn following the passing of her parents before her formative teenage years unfolded, Louise has since worked to consistently rise above, refusing to put her tragedies in front of her handshake and calling for others to get to know her through the music she creates.
Twitter: @olivlouise
IG: olivelouise

Fall Girl Anthem | “BXTCHE$” by Ainjo

R&B Recording Artist, Ainjo, Releases New Single, “BXTCHE$”

BXTCHE$ by Ainjo

Atlanta, GA – Ainjo returns with her new single “BXTCHE$” since the release of her debut EP 555 earlier this year. The song is her self declared “fall girl anthem” that uplifts women who are going through broken friendships and relationships. “BXTCHE$” is a relaunch from the first version of the song released nearly two years ago and this time around Ainjo draws on the geniuses of producers RayJodye and John Scott to execute the track to perfection.

Listen to “BXTCHE$” NOW on Major Digital Music Streaming Platforms!


This song is for anyone that’s going through it with anyone they cared about. It’s kind of like a response, even when you find out that people are fake to you, you take that for what it is and move on accordingly. – Ainjo

555 EP by Ainjo

Stream Ainjo’s Latest EP 555 HERE!

About Ainjo
Ainjo is an R&B recording artist from San Diego who’s drawing attention due to her distinct sound as well as her role as an active duty service member. Her sound draws influences from the likes of Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, and Nina Simone, and she describes her music as “jazzy-trap-soul.” To stay up to date with Ainjo by following her on socials for news about upcoming releases & more.

R&B Recording Artist, Ainjo
IG: ainjomusic