Welcome to another edition of the Saturday Spotlight! We are back, and with every waking week, we are only increasing in size. Each week we are submitted numerous songs from aspiring artists looking to elevate and jumpstart their careers. The submissions are talented, and it shows how much music is out there in the world waiting to be discovered. Let’s get into this week’s picks.
All upcoming artists can submit music to us for Saturday Spotlight on this link.
Most desire a lover they can bare all their vulnerabilities to. “Hair Up” is the latest single from the Sudanese singer Nadine (currently based out of Cairo). Nadine doesn’t ask for much, just love her for who she is—a cartoon-watching, blunt-smoking, sweatpants, and T-shirt-wearing woman, and is still cute without makeup. Her vocals are soft as velvet, nearly delicate to the touch. The production is a slow-groove, a sandbox for the subtle explosiveness of Nadine’s singing. She longs for simplicity in a relationship, nothing but honesty shared in their world. Check out her single below:
If you took the quirkiness out of Chance the Rapper’s voice, and the off-kilter verbal slap-boxing from Young Thug; you’d get Taylor J. “Mona Lisa” is the latest single from the Minnesota rapper-singer; a self-reflective track revolving around the trials and tribulations Taylor confronted as a hustling artist. It appears on his new album Still Ballin. Over plucking guitar strings and enough weed smoke to turn a day around, Taylor looks towards the better days, all while focusing on his craft. Check out the music video for “Mona Lisa” below:
Through our artist discovery platform Saturday Spotlight, we have discovered some amazing talent in the past including Russ, Ty Dolla Sign, Mez, IDK, Victoria Monét and Trap Beckham to name just a few. In most cases, coverage on HHNM was their first look among media outlets. Find the submission guidelines here.