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5@5: A morning playlist featuring Frank Leone, Fulton Lee, and more

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

 

This 5@5 morning playlist consists of Frank Leone, Fulton Lee, Micki Ronnae, and more.

Frank Leone
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Frank Leone – Huffing Paint (Submission)

New artists excite me. They have the abundant power to wow us for the first time. It’s a fresh start that seasoned artist will never get the chance to do. For instance, this week Frank Leone released an endearing single entitled, ‘Huffing Paint’. It’s a song about losing his brother, whom he didn’t pay much mind when he was alive.

I think we are all guilty of ignoring someone, or people in our lives. I can’t speak for anyone else, but it comes with the territory of being a busy individual. You become engulfed in yourself. What you’re doing becomes your top priority—to the point where you may neglect yourself. In our selfishness, we blame God. Then, we start to feel guilty and self-reflect.

According to the lyrics, in the moments where he is supposed to be happy, he cries about his brother. He pushed him away. He didn’t answer the phone for him when he called. Moreover, he wants to remember his late brother by staining his body.

Zane Lowe (Beats 1) premiered the single. I think it’s worthy of its praise. What do you think? I played the record more than ten times for personal and professional pursuits. Stream the singer-rapper and producer’s song. Then, add it to your morning playlist(s).


Fulton Lee – Water (Submission)

Any lyrics that contain the word ‘dreaming’ and sounds like this deserves to be in a morning playlist. Have you dreamed with your eyes open? I think most visionaries have. Instead, we’re capable of daydreaming about the things we love.

When the soulful hook kicks in with a trained tenor, it motivates you to sway your arms, head and body as if you’re not on the public transportation with perfect strangers. A video for the song ought to show how the water inhibits everyday people, making them dance their hearts out. Water is the only solvent that takes on any form and dissolves other substances, it is essential, and makes up approximately 75% of our bodies when we’re newborns.

Nashville, Tennessee singer Fulton Lee submitted ‘Water’ to GRUNGECAKE, only, on SubmitHub. Sincerely, we appreciate you sharing your talent with us. It means a lot. Check out ‘Water’ below. It’s a mellow track with flowy vocals that make you feel like you’re lying in the fresh cut grass on a warm day. I can hear the lawnmowers now.


Arms Akimbo – Seven Mirrors (Submission)

How could you not want to have ‘Seven Mirrors’ wake you up in the morning? The four-piece Los Angeles-based band Arms Akimbo brings the power in their latest release—with fiery guitar and eruptive drums. Make it your alarm notification tune. It has over two million streams on Spotify.


Micki Ronnae – Location (Submission)

There’s something about kiddy voices over production that sounds fully grown—if you know what I mean. ‘Location’ is a song about former partners hating, feeling important in luxurious worldly posessions, and sex. Stream the infectious track by the Tulsa, Oklahoma-native artist Micki Ronnae now.


PHONIC – Family Tree (Submission)

I could go for a friendship song any day. I try to be the best friend to my friend. I am not perfect. Most times, I do not have enough time for myself—even when I take time out. Nonetheless, watering relationships—that are worth the water—don’t go out of style. Imagine rolling with someone (or a group of people) for life; You’re able to push through with them through the tough times. The beauty of the thought should make you cry.

Therefore, PHONIC’s ‘Family Tree’ gets the support it needs from me. Listen to the Atlantan rapper’s new song below. I enjoy his lyrical cadence. Also, I like his voice. He could wake me up any time.


Written by Richardine Bartee

It’s her unprejudiced love for people that’s taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs.

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