Video Premiere: Sons of the Sun – Underwater Dreaming

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While everyone’s talking about the sudden rise of virtual work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, transatlantic R&B, soul, jazz and hip-hop duo Sons of the Sun have been well-steeped in it for some time now.

In fact, the duo — American singer-songwriter JTronius and British producer Maverick Quest — have been collaborating virtually between Texas and South London ever since they met at on the music-tech networking app Brapp. The duo has never met in-person.

We’re pleased to world premiere the music video for the pair’s gloriously soulful debut single, “Underwater Dreaming,” directed by Nathalie Gordon.

The single — which features Philadelphia axeman Dai Miyazaki on guitar, horns from Scottish group The Brass Cats and bass from Reginald Payne (a.k.a. Bass Negusis) — is out September 25, 2020. The song culled from their forthcoming self-titled album on BBE Music.

As SotS’s head-nodder unfurls, the video depicts the day in the life of a couple in love. Those scenes are interspersed with cutaways of water lapping onto the shore of a beach and assorted nature eye candy that’ll make you long for summer.

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

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Video Premiere: Spekt1 feat. Prime Perf – Loose Leaf

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West Coast bass music producer Spekt1 is about to present his Flowery Combat EP via his We Got This label on September 14. Ahead of the EP’s release, we’re pleased to world premiere the music video for “Loose Leaf” featuring Prime Perf that was produced by SPEKt1 and We Go This Music.

Over a musical backdrop melding elements of trap, grime and hyphy, Prime Perf confidently spits his musical truth. In the slickly directed clip filmed at The Embarcadero in San Francisco, Spekt1 and Prime Perf are joined by a quarter of dancers who can pop and lock with the best of them.

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

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Video Premiere: V feat. Yameen Allworld – Into The Light

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New Jersey-bred singer/songwriter Valvin “V” Roane has been making waves in neo-soul and R&B for some time now. Over the years, he’s collaborated with artists including Masters at Work, Jill Scott, Common and The Roots, to name but a few. Plus, he’s toured extensively and has performed on an array of popular TV shows.

V lets his silky voice soar on the smooth, soulful cut “Into The Light” feat. Yameen Allworld. The song — culled from Image A Nation (BBE) out in early September 2020 — will be released tomorrow as a single. Leveraging an uncomplicated acoustic guitar part, crisp drums and keyboards, it’s the simple, uplifting song we need right now.

We’re thrilled to world premiere the music video for “Into The Light” filmed and directed by Harold Russell. Hit the play button below and enjoy these easygoing vibes. And as V so rightly sings, “Don’t get left in the dark.”

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Video Premiere: FABRIK – Everest

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Attentive readers of Big Shot will remember our video premiere of “Tesseract (NO SKIN Remix)” from Birmingham, U.K.-based trip-hop/electronica/rock quartet FABRIK from last May. 

After their song “Black Lake” was used on the Hulu drama series Light as a Feather, the band gained a following in the U.S. Despite having never traveled to the States, their upcoming sophomore album was crowdfunded by American fans. The result of their fans’ goodwill is their second full-length, Impermanence, on July 10.

We’re thrilled to world premiere the visually stunning music video for “Everest” — a title which borrows the name of the highest mountain in the world — edited by vocalist Hayley Trower.

The video opens with a first-person view soaring through the clouds. As the song unfurls we’re introduced to breathtaking scenes of natural beauty — snowcapped mountains and glaciers to a sun-soaked forest and starry night. Taking in the smoldering downtempo track and captivating imagery will give your goosebumps goosebumps.

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

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