‘Submission Showcase’ is a weekly column where we go through songs submitted to us and showcase the best ones. If you’d like to submit music to us, find out how to here.
Young Sir – Plottin’
Starting off this week’s submission showcase is Young Sir, an indpedent rapper from Maryland coming in at full throttle with Plottin’, his newest single. Featuring a slower, uniquely-styled trap production, Young uses his verses & hooks about how he doesn’t trust people, because they’re ‘plottin’ (get it?) on him. A pretty relaxed head-bobber from the young (no pun intended) artist.
Damien Ike – Kingdom Come
East London-based singer Damien Ike released Kingdom Come 5 months ago, and since then it’s been featured everywhere from Radio 1Xtra to Complex. There’s even a video for it! The song itself starts off almost like a remix, sounding somewhat similar to Bloc Party’s ‘Talons’, before transitioning into a crazy two minutes of racing drums, vocal harmonies, and some great lyrics too. Definitely worth a listen (if you haven’t already heard it, that is!).
CJ Hooper – By My Side
Our last submission has come a long way; from Sydney, to be exact. CJ Hooper (whose Twitter handle I couldn’t find, but if anyone does, let us know and we’ll amend it) is a singer-songwriter, and his new single ‘By My Side’ showcases that ability very well. It’s not your traditional Folk-y love song, as it features a lot of interesting things, such as the usage of toms for kick drums, a tambourine as a snare, and an occasional shaker for a hi-hat (just to keep rhythm, you know)? You can listen to the track below, and if you really love it, you can buy it when it’s released on the 21st of August.