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Alex Banin "About April"

Alex Banin released her latest single, "About April", back in June with a beautifully filmed, Michael Del Rosario directed, video. This was her second single of 2020, third overall, and a catchy, melodic showcase for her powerful, smoky vocals.

Banin recently a new video performing a previously unreleased song called "Drive Thru" accompanied by just a piano courtesy of 'Kechi.

 

   

Rhye lets love win in new single "Helpless"

California may be filled with the smog and fumes of a state—and world—on fire, but there is always room for soulful appreciation of loved ones and devotion to better times. Rhye debuts a velvety R&B single titled “Helpless” that pays tribute to that devotion, and within the track’s groove exists all of it. Rhye uses his fine falsettos to evoke a positive outlook driven by the intimacy he shares with his partner Genevieve Medow-Jenkins who also directed the music video streaming below. Rhye offers us a song and theme that are both long-lasting and cooling, reminding us that falling in love is still a cure sought after and that its best delivery method is music. Stream “Helpless” below for music soothing enough to inspire a better outlook. - René Cobar, photo by Emma Marie Jenkinson

   

Johari Noelle "Time"

Johari Noelle has released a new single called "Time". The song was inspired by the this year and all of its challenges and was written in collaboration with composer Jeoffrey Arrington.

Noelle has this to say about "Time"; "My intention with this song is to inspire, to touch & heal hurting people, to remind them that there is hope and promise through these tough times. I believe we are strong and we will make it through.”

This is the first new music we have had from Noelle since the release of her debut EP, "Tycsol", last year.

   

Booman Forever "Woods"

Booman Forever recently released a Cain Camacho directed video for his most recent single "Woods". The video finds Booman and friends in the woods and around the city enjoying the scenery, specifically the trees.

   

Brittany Campbell Unveils BLM-inspired animated music video “Matter”

NYC's soul act and visual artist Brittany Campbell, who was featured on the cover of The Deli's issue #45 back in 2016, when print was still a thing, unveiled this animated video for the song Matter, dedicated to the BLM movement. "I wrote the song when the protests started happening nationally for this resurgence of the Black Live Matter movement" - says Brittany - "I was creating a lot of art, at the time, (both visual and sonic) in tribute to Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery etc…A lot of the visuals used in the video are those very same pieces. The song was brought to life by producer Sam Hoffman (Mereba)."