You may have caught Garren Sean's single "Lift Off" in our June playlist for The Drop. As we await the release of his upcoming project GARREN, LP , the Bay area musician shares his third single titled "All U Need." If you like what you hear, make sure to mark your calendars for the big release date - July 28.
Belize and Bronx-raised artist SAFA GAW teams with Lolo Zouaï (who offers additional vocals on the track) and producer Stelios for the first single off his debut EP, which is due to drop next month. SAFA GAW gave us a few words explaining the process of creating "Boo Hoo" and how the track came to be: "Ok, so boom - me, Lolo Zouai, and Stelios had a session one day, but I was too tired from an earlier session, so I fell asleep. During my quick nap, he continued to cook up the beat. I woke up about 25 minuets later, and the beat was almost finished. I pretend to still be asleep with my head under the blankets on the couch in the studio. 15 minuets later, I got up from under the blanket with a chorus and the first verse. We recorded it, and now you have 'Boo Hoo.'"
Chicago artist/producer Mari channels smooth, soulful vibes in his latest track titled "Atlas." If you're in the mood for some Neo-soul R&B, you'll want to put a spin on this one. Sharing more about the song, Mari explains, "For 'Atlas' I was feeling very in tune with my soul and it felt natural for me to channel my inner Badu, D’Angelo, and 3 stacks. From the production to the vocal arrangement. This record is about movement, a sensual groove, and I really want people to explore that layer whether it’s within self or with a significant other."