The ICMP community never stops surprising us and, once again, they have provided the best monthly soundtrack we could ever wish for!

Here is a great selection of tracks being released this month, October 2020. Follow our playlist to not miss out on any new tracks by our students and alumni.

 


 

CHIZI

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Chizi, one of our BA Creative Musicianship students, started writing songs at the age of 13, influenced by the likes of other artists such as Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, BANKS, Marina & The Diamonds, Dua Lipa, and Ellie Goulding. 

Her new single ’XO’, is about getting over someone and realising that we're better off without them. It was produced by fellow ICMP student Half Crescent (Ben Mcconnachie). 

"The lyrics of the song can relate to anybody who doesn't like having their own time wasted; whether that is in a relationship aspect and the nonsense that comes along with it. It can be seen an anthem of empowerment, as the lyrics also convey a sense of personal strength to move on."

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CHARLIE MILLS

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'Untouchable', the latest release by BA Creative Musicianship student Charlie Mills, was written about a young woman going through struggles in her life.

"She's trying to find a way to get through the bad patches in life to the good ones but she can’t seem to find them. This song is the 3rd solo single I’ve released this year and they’re for my upcoming debut album Ceremony Of Masters."

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LUCIE CHOLOT

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Franco-Australian singer-songwriter Lucie fell in love with composition when she started to play the piano 16 years ago. Before joining our BA Songwriting programme, Lucie studied at our partner music school ATLA (France). At ICMP she learned how to enjoy collaborating with other talent. Her latest release, 'High On Love', was produced by Alex Carpenter. 

"This song is about wanting to reconnect with someone you have met before throughout a night out. We have worked on this project all through lockdown and summer with many different versions and it would be so rewarding having this song on your radar.

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RAFAELLA

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Originally from Cyprus, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter Rafaèlla moved to the UK to pursue her career and study BMus Popular Music Performance focused on Vocals, here at ICMP. Her music career started when she was young; she used to perform alongside her father as well as with different ensembles in concerts, musical theatre, and radio shows.

Her third release, 'Liar', deals with pain turning into anger. The song was produced by MA Creative Music Production student Michael Fink.

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LYS

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Higher Diploma graduate Ilias studied guitar but recently shifted his focus on to playing piano and synths. Lys is exploring the composition of cinematic tracks and lo-fi beats and his latest release 'Soaked Bird' is a great example.

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SLICKO DICAPRIO

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BA Creative Musicianship student Panashe Danga met members of the Doncaster rap group MTID at 16 years old and that's when everything changed. With this group, he would go forth at release hip-hop & trap-inspired sounds for three years before branching off on his own.

'Mortal Bodies' is Slicko's second official mixtape/EP, on which he has been working for about a year. The concept behind the name and the album is influenced by the multitude of aspects of the human condition.

"I made songs that take on ego, pride, fear and of course love and heartbreak. Sonically this is a new age hip-hop/trap/RnB album with sensibilities you’d find in these genres.

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I.AM.JRJ

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During his Higher Diploma studies as a drummer, Juraj Hasik aka i.am.jrj found out that production was something he needed to get into.

'Metropolis' is his debut. For this release, he worked with talented artists Sibz (rap and lyrics) and Rasmus Bilow (mix and master).

"As a drummer and producer, I'm keeping the focus on different beats and basslines to make sure the rhythmic section is working solid. I love funk, hip-hop, and alternative as you can hear on the record."

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Let us know what you're up to

If you're an ICMP student, alumn or tutor and have new music coming out anytime soon, please get in touch!

We are always happy to support you and share your new releases and career news with the rest of the ICMP community.

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