New York native rapper Leaf drops her next single / video off her upcoming project “IS IT YOU.” Raised in New York City, Leaf, a self-proclaimed multihyphenate, not only models and raps, but is a true artist. Now 24, she has only built on what she started as a young phenom. Leaf has continued writing and producing her own music, directing and editing her own videos, and even designing her own MBM (Magnetic Bitch Movement) clothing line.
“Is It You” is about getting what you want from men / owning your sexuality. Leaf playfully has dinner with her friends at a Chinese restaurant in NYC while they chat about dating which later turns into a dance party and she even gets some advice from an older woman having dinner at the same restaurant “No check, No number”. Both the song and video are very energetic and makes one want to stand up and start dancing as the hook goes, “Is it you, I just wanna know is it you.”
Later on rapper Dave East makes a cameo as Leaf’s love interest at the end of the night where Leaf meets up with him after her girls’ night. With everyone in quarantine this is a song that can help ease anxiety and help other manifest their dream bae.
When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a [__deluxe version__](https://open.spotify.com/album/0KLORhtj3ohV4FtbdjoKu5?si=iNZX9fiZSm2M6V8pRdBkow) exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.
The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.