Chantel it was worth the… WAIT

So a lot of you probably know Chantel Jeffries aka Ceejay The DJ from Instagram. At first glance you could think she’s just another Instagram model – pretty and flawless and yeah that’s it. BUT there’s a lot more to this girl than just her looks. If you follow her on Snapchat you know she’s a big science nerd, loves math, watches Cosmos and likes to share some pretty deep thoughts about life in general.

Lately she’s been shifting her focus from fashion to music by working as a DJ with the help of her close friend Diplo and after hinting at it for a long time she just revealed her first project. Jeffries is the first to sign to Universal Music Group’s new “10:22pm” label and just released her debut single “Wait” produced and co-written by her, features Offset and Vory. The track has a unique sound and lightness to it and somehow sounds like big city life, club nights and making the best out of life’s struggles.

The visuals to the song, which Chantel previewed on her Instagram earlier, show Vory and her in a science lab which is a nice little reference to her nerdy side. Jeffries’ debut EP “Calculated Luck” is coming out later this year, the exact date hasn’t been announced yet, so I guess we gotta just…WAIT.

XTINA IS BACK

After 6 years of silence, except for a song here and there and her incredibly moving single “Change”, released in 2016 (If you haven’t listened to it yet, do it, now!) Christina Aguilera is finally back with a bang! Her new single “Accelerate” from her album “Liberation” is everything! The track is produced by none other than Kanye West (yes that *fill in the blank* guy) and features Ty Dolla $ign and 2Chainz. I know right? Whuuuut? I knew it was going to be fire before I had even listened to it.

Her album, which will be released on June 15 (yes same day as the new Nas album, what a day!) will consist of 11 songs, including two that Anderson.Paak worked on and a track titled “Maria” which is also produced by Kanye and features a Michael Jackson sample. Yes, Christina knows what’s good! Another interesting collaboration will be “Fall in Line”, a duet with Demi Lovato and girl power anthem à la “Can’t Hold Us Down”-2002-Xtina.

Here is the track list:

Liberation
Searching For Maria
Maria
Sick Of Sittin’
Dreamers
Fall In Line feat Demi Lovato
Right Moves feat Keida and Shenseea
Like I Do
Deserve
Twice
I Don’t Need It Anymore (Interlude)
Accelerate feat Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz
Pipe
Masochist
Unless It’s With You

So I don’t know about you, but I’m gonna start counting down the days now. Meanwhile, I’ll have “Accelerate” on repeat. And now have fun enjoying this mindblowing video. Gahdaaamn she still got it!!

Artist to Watch – Cris V

So today I want to give you that new new, that freshest of the freshest. I want to introduce you to an artist who I know for sure you haven’t heard of yet. His name is Cris V, he’s from Long Beach, California and he’s 26 years old. I think every artist is unique and no two voices really sound the same BUT I can’t hold back from saying that Cris’ voice is giving me some serious nostalgic Musiq Soulchild vibes in the best way possible! When he sings he’s transferring his positive energy onto his listener and it feels like he’s telling you a story.

On his Soundcloud you can listen to the development of his songs over the past 3 years. His lyrics are real, honest and relatable and most likely to have you in your feelings a bit. My personal favorite of his Soundcloud songs is “Too Much“, so make sure you check that one out.

Now, Cris has released his first EP called “Note To My Younger Self”. His first single from that is “Where I’m From”, a suuper chill song that includes jammy guitar sounds and a very smoothly embedded rap part. You should also watch the video because it’s NICE. In the end he says “This is the type of joint that you can play back to back, back to back, it’s old school, it’s like putting on a record player, walking down the street with the walkman on” and I completely agree. On the track “Teenager” he sings about his first love, the struggle that is connected to that and the hope that they might have a chance of getting back together in the future. My favorite song on the EP is “Good Enough”, a song about an insecure girl who he is telling that she is beautiful the way she is. Kind of like the smoother R&B version of “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction haha and I love that song so this is definitely a compliment. All in all, I think Cris is just getting started and this EP shows his great talent and potential, I can’t wait to see where it will take him.

So go check him out and tell me what you think. And remember where you heard it first.