It’s Monday, so that can only mean one thing, it’s time for another edition of The Monday Digest. Lovingly compiled by the good folks here at Mahogany, The Monday Digest is a weekly roundup of all things musical, all packaged up in one handy article for you.
We kicked Monday off with the introspective cut freedom from newcomer Gabriel Black. An introspective piece of guitar-led hip-hop from self-proclaimed sad-boy, freedom is another impressive offering from an artist who has already racked up millions of streams on SoundCloud and suggests Gabriel is ready to make the leap from the internet to the charts.
On Tuesday, we discovered the joys of Boniface and Anna St. Louis, two North American newcomers whose initial offerings have got us very excited indeed. Over on the Mahogany Sessions, we bought you the stunning debut Session from another hotly-tipped newcomer, this time the British electro-soul artist, Scott Quinn. Performing a stripped-back version of his new single, From Afar, Scott showcases his breathtaking vocals in a 1920’s concert hall. Watch in full below.
Almost a year to the day since we last heard from her, Connie Constance returned on Wednesday to share brand new single, Let Go. Taken from her forthcoming EP, Let Go is a smoky fusion of jazz and soul and serves as the perfect reintroduction to Connie. Wednesday also saw hotly tipped Brit, Yellow Days, share latest single, Holding On, ahead of the release of his debut LP at the end of this month. Another example of his penchant for warped, experimental soundscapes and his show stopping vocals, Holding On has only added to the excitement surrounding Yellow Days and the forthcoming album.
We started Thursday with the premiere of Holding Hands, the triumphant new single and video from London-based artist, The Magic Lantern. His first single since his 2014, Holding Hands is a warm and optimistic listen ready-made to help you through those moments when self-doubt creeps in. Over on the Mahogany Sessions, American singer/songwriter, JP Saxe, made his debut with the tender Changed. Filmed in an abandoned warehouse in LA’s Arts District, the Session was shot during our recent trip to the States and can be watched in full below.
What a busy Friday! We had new albums from the likes of Jessie Ware, Kllo and Sufjan Stevens, as well as new EPs from Outlya and Lewis Capaldi. We were also treated to a raft of new singles, including efforts from Taylor Swift, Jaz Karis, MGMT, BADBADNOTGOOD, Sampha & Syd and Fever Ray, to name just a few. We updated our Spotify playlist with some of our favourite new tracks from the week, as well as a couple of classics that have been getting a lot of air time at Mahogany HQ recently, listen to them all below.