When you think about it there is a lot of good music that falls through the cracks in the industry today. This is due mostly to the increase in artists output and a decrease in consumer’s attention spans. Speaking for myself, I don’t have time to comb through playlists and blogs to find this music as much as I used to. So in my new series, I will be sharing the music that I find others that I feel are sleepers. Sleepers are songs that may have been overlooked that some feel are hot tracks. So let’s dive into the first edition of sleepers.
SAINt JHN – “Selfish”
The song first appeared to the masses on Joe Budden’s Podcast EP 223 and completely caught fire on social media. The song has been around since March 2018 on his Collection One project in which he released independently. Prior to releasing his own music, he has had writing credits for artists by the likes of Jidenna, Hoodie Allen, Usher, Kiesza, and others. As a new artist he’s gaining good ground and I expect to hear even more from him this year.
Samaria – “Slowly Healing”
Samaria did her thing on this track ‘Slowly Healing’. A lot of people can relate to this song, I know I do at this very moment. The song appears on her latest project Adventures of Lovergirl Part 1, which is available on her SoundCloud. She’s only 22, but she sounds like she has lived multiple lives. Growing up she wrote a lot of fairytales and poems. At the age of 11, she wrote her first song about a boy she had a crush on who always died his hair. As a teenager, she dealt with a lot of heartbreak and depression, but she managed to channel that energy into her music which helped pushed her music further than it was before and landed her a deal with Republic Records.
Luke Christopher – “I Walk Up”
Luke Christopher is what some people call a genre-less artist. Born in Los Angeles he is a songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. His sound is unique and innovative, but at the same time has the feel-good element of the old school soul records he sometimes samples. With song-writing skills powerful enough to write for the likes of Usher and John Legend, and production soulful enough to attract the likes of Common, he is slowly but surely redefining what it means to be a true artist. Check out his latest single “I WALK UP” and let me know what you think in the comments.