Classical crossover soprano singer Summer Watson has recently made the headlines as she entered the world of songwriting with two new releases, “Break The Silence” and “Unveiled.” Off her upcoming album, both tracks show Summer Watson at her highest inspiration, and well determined to share her wisdom with the masses. Having overcome stage 4 breast cancer as well as being a survivor of a horrific train accident, she knows the value of being alive better than most. In a way, her music is aimed at reviving our appreciation and gratitude for life as well as an encouragement to speak up and share our true selves with the world rather than keeping things buried inside for years. 

Her soft soprano vocal performance is deeply moving both on “Break The Silence” and “Unveiled,” paving the way for a resounding success when the full album gets finally released. 

Have a listen for yourself to “Unveiled” below and dive deep into Summer Watson’s magical voice:

London-based producer Seekay returns with a deeply moving piece, a single titled “Wiser.” The song is about abuse and how naive we can be when we are young, accepting the unacceptable. Seekay has joined forces with the beautiful vocalist Chloe who has done a fantastic job at understanding Seekay’s main artistic intention. The electronica-pop track is one of the most accomplished releases by Seekay so far, and following-up on the astonishing “Hold” and “Fall.” 

He has made it his specialty to blend the deepest lyrics with atmospheric soundscapes that will take listeners on a unique journey where meaning, beauty, and pain dance all together in a perfectly synchronized ballet of sounds. 

Fall in love with Seekay’s new single “Wiser”:

Andy Keels got started with singing and writing music when he was in secondary school and ever since he never missed the opportunity to improve and perform whenever he could. Inspired by representatives of many different genres like Boys to Men, Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, and songwriter and producer Max Martin (NSYNC), Andy made a decision on how exactly he wants to sound like and we love it.

Releasing “Dead To Me” off his upcoming EP as the first one to make the right first impression we hope that the rest of the tracklist won’t differ much and will burst a range of indie/pop/rock influences with raw and rocky undertones as “Dead To Me” does. Nonetheless, this song is forming a flawless, ingenious artistic statement by someone who has clearly been working hard in bringing his craft closer to impeccability.It may safely be said that it is not an easy job to make any kind of music sound this fresh and perfect nowadays.

Follow Andy on Instagram to stay updated on his upcoming releases.

During recent years, disco vibe lovers definitely have felt the deficit of the ’70s 80’s mainstream. There are very few releases in the then-popular genre. However, young Baie-Saint-Paul, Canada-based singer-songwriter Yann Brassard brings back the quality disco sound with his new release “Overnight.” Unlike his previous releases, “Mission Commando” and “Dangereuse,” both in French, the release is English. 

The artist shows his talent and full potential with “Overnight.” Many knew about his abilities way before when he was a finalist of Québec’s La Voix 6. However, the wide audience got the chance to see his full palette with “Overnight.” The fact that Yann uses his mouth only to make all the instrumental sounds, besides the drum parts, shows his uniqueness and multi-talented creative mind.

Vallyre, Boston-based singer-songwriter, released her new song, “Bloodsweat,” an explosive and enchanting pop ballad with mystic soundscapes and warm vocals. The song was co-written with producer Howie Moscovitch. Later, Vallyre alone released a short music video for the song produced by herself. The visuals transcend her powerful, driven energy and passion, all of which are inseparable components of the song. The singer also enjoys acting in her spare time, explaining the artistic approach to the music video. The song is filled with beautiful and melodic hooks. Her vocals, appearance, and the mood of the music video are all playful yet inspiring in-depth. There is a certain kind of darkness existing in every element in all positivity and light of the release. Altogether, the release is a perfect example of detailed work and talent.

Growing up in Malaysia Amirah began to master her craftsmanship as a singer and songwriter at the tender age of 11. Today the award-winning singer-songwriter with the diversity of her background shares with us a brand new music video for her powerful song “Tell Me.”
“Tell Me” carries an important message for today while the US presidential election’s results are still obscure: it is calling everyone to unite for a world where we are all accepted for our differences, regardless of race, religion, culture, nationality, status, gender, or sexual orientation because we are all one.
However, these days the internet is abuzz with celebrations of the election results, as well as Kamala Harris being the first (half) Indian in the White House.Amirah, being half-Indian herself is using two Indian instruments tanpura and tabla on “Tell Me” while blending them with modern harmonies of Western music creating a perfect melting pot of cultures: It embodies the perfect scene where East meets West.

Have a listen to her astonishing vocals and the words of wisdom by hitting the play button below.

As our planet faces uncertainty through recent challenges, Blakk Mantra’s message of hope, peace, and love are more necessary than ever. That is why we are thrilled to announce their brand new release, an EP of two songs titled Welcome To El Rey Blvd. After releasing their previous EP Where There’s Smoke There’s Dope, Blakk Mantra haven’t gotten lazy and worked hard while creating their new songs “Perhaps  We’ll Live” and “Queen Of Infinite Space” the main component of  Welcome To El Rey Blvd. With these two songs, a little over six minutes, Blakk Mantra managed to show us more mastery and superiority than other groups could do over a whole album’s length. It is their independent mindset and undeniable temper that makes Blakk Mantra a great rock band and Welcome To El Rey Blvd is a crucial chapter in their musical career with all its gripping and instantly captivating choruses and melodies, mostly thanks to Johnny Noble’s and Amber Alexander’s emotive delivery.

Going back to the past is never easy. The journey opens your soul as a vulnerable wound and caresses it unapologetically. That is the exact feeling you will get from Swedish singer and songwriter Elin Wolf‘s new radio-ready sounding release “Nighttrain To Yosemite.” From the very first 60s, 70s inspired guitar tunes playing with the most fragile strings of your heart and from the very first lyrics “sitting on a night train, thinking of the past,” your soul will turn upside-down, your emotions will burst from the depths you forgot about. 

Elin goes back to her past and exposes herself fully during her trip in “Nighttrain To Yosemite,” and you will involuntarily find yourself exposed in a metaphorical, symbolic train of your own. The artist wrote the song on a night train to Yosemite, where she was going to hike, and the past started hunting her. The feeling is so common anyone could relate, but the utmost talent and creativity are required to make such beautiful art out of it. Elin’s strong yet vulnerable vocals, her singing manner, the way she pours her heart out, and her professionalism to not lose control, all mixed together, make “Nighttrain To Yosemite” an unforgettable experience. 

BVSMV, A Lush Form of Electronic Music That’s Dreamy, Retro and Well Polished

Synthwave Music

BVSMV – Escapism

Triplicate Records is on a roll recently – compilation albums Green Shift and Red Shift, along with releases from Beefus B, Suncastle and more have been consistently excellent. Released on September 4, “Escapism” by Milwaukee-based producer BVSMV, is yet another fine addition to the label’s catalogue.

 

Broadly best described as synthwave, BVSMV makes a lush form of electronic music that is dreamy, retro and well polished. From the wistful first bars of opening track “Daybreak”, through the neon-drenched nostalgia of “Quantum Variations”, to the shimmering synths of the closer, “System Testing”, this is an EP that is immediately listenable.

 

I must admit, that despite being a fan of most electronic music, the synthwave sound is one that I don’t generally pay much attention to. The pink, blue and black aesthetic and the repetition of sounds I first heard as the credits rolled in eighties action movies mostly leaves me cold. BVSMV moves beyond the formulas here though, adding more to the sound than I have heard before, and in so doing, manages to create something that is both familiar and new.

 

For these reasons, I suggest seeking this album out. Available now on Triplicate Records, “Escapism” is well worth your time.

Simon says 4.5 out of 5 stars.

4.5 Star Rating

LINKS TO BVSMV

Bandcamp: https://triplicaterecords.bandcamp.com/album/escapism

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/triplicaterecords

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/triplicate_recs

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvsmv_music

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BVSMV

BVSMV, A Lush Form of Electronic Music That’s Dreamy, Retro and Well Polished

catchy, melodius Folk Music with Lyrics Of Substance from Brook Kelly

Electronic Music

Brooke Kelly – Sun Gilded Clouds and the Angry Sea

I have said before that the music available in the world is best compared to an iceberg – what we hear on radio and in the charts is merely the tip – there is so much more to be found below the surface. All it takes is a small amount of effort to seek it out.

 

So it was that I discovered the wonderful EP, “Sun Gilded Clouds and the Angry Sea” by West Australian Artist, Brooke Kelly, whilst searching the artist-friendly platform that is Bandcamp. The music on offer here mixes alt-country, folk and elements of rock to produce a set of five tracks that demonstrate strong song-writing and superb production. Acoustic guitars and brushed drums form the backbone of the sound, and organs and cellos add subtle flourishes.

 

Over the top of this are catchy melodies, delicate harmonies and lyrics of substance – lyrics that seem to go to the heart of what it means to be human. Favorites for me were the introspection of “Getting Old” (“I’m getting old and so are you”) and the sweeping strings of the closing, title track.

 

So, to paraphrase the songwriter, “let us be cultured, cunning and wise” and support this artist. Dig deeper and be richly rewarded when you listen to “Sun Gilded Clouds and the Angry Sea” by Brooke Kelly.

Simon says 4.5 out of 5 stars.

4.5 Star Rating

LINKS TO BROOK KELLY

BANDCAMP: https://brookekelly.bandcamp.com/album/sun-gilded-clouds-and-the-angry-sea

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/solonesomemusic

Catchy, Melodius Folk Music with Lyrics Of Substance from Brook Kelly

Classy and Simply Superb New Song from Gravity Castle


Indie Pop Duo Gravity Castle

Gravity Castle – ‘Different Than You’

Classy and Simply Superb New Song from Gravity Castle

What begins with soothing guitar followed by the distinctive voice of Oli Kersey from the Duo, Gravity Castle gives this a feeling of peace and acceptance in an instance.

 

Gravity Castle are Oli Kersey and Gabriel Glenhill released their first single, ‘I’m Sorry’ in early 2019.

 

Their most recent track, ‘Different Than You’ sparked my attention in a way not many tracks do.

‘Different Than You’ is somewhat controlled freedom that’s smooth and relaxing while remaining current and pop based.

The more I thought about it while reviewing this song, the more I realize what a real feat it is to these guys to write and produce such a prominent track.

 

While music in general during Covid 19 has seen an increased pace in tempo in pop music, Gravity Castle have taken the complete opposite in direction.

 

What makes ‘Different Than You’ so enticing, is the build up from something very simple, evolving both musically and lyrically. Crisp clear production with an underlying pad adding warmth and flow followed by the moving beats that shuffles the track into a slow groove. The bass of the song perfectly balanced adding the vital extra layer of depth.

 

Lyrically, ‘Different Than You’ encourages strength through the storm people face alongside each of our differences.  “I was told that it’s better to stand up in a storm, Then I’ll, Rediscover my fire I’ve had since I was born, I want more” are words in which are relatable to everyone, but what makes this song lyrically brilliant is from where it comes from in the verses. Simple and clever words indeed to reach us all exploding into a chorus of hope; and don’t we all need that right now!

 

Gravity Castle explain – “We live in challenging times. Times that put all our weaknesses and mistakes on full display in a digital world. Despite such hardships and in the midst of this war of opinions and debate, we’ve become less connected and compassionate as a people. Our new single, Different Than You, speaks directly to this. Unconditional love towards our neighbor is how we move forward. Combatting the weight of discrimination with acts of fellowship, kindness and selflessness. We must become unified in the acts of respect, kindness, inclusion and thoughtfulness towards one another if we are to ever removing the negative actions and emotions that plague our world today. With that said, we humbly share… ‘Different Than You’”

A classy, delicate and simply superb track by Gravity Castle.

 

Tracey gives 5 out of 5 Stars

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Read to find out more about Gravity Castle in our Interview from 2019

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 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gravitycastle/

 Twitter: https://twitter.com/gravitycastle

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gravitycastlemusic/

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/different-than-you/1529989259?i=1529989262

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6u-gDt2TOpLQmkOdmHrwUQ

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2msjgoJb8qDx3MhAbrq0GI?si=CjEvz37CQLu-7Am3VcMJ-Q

Classy and Simply Superb New Song from Gravity Castle

Belial Pelegrim Releases New Electronic Album Masterpiece

Belial Pelegrim – Fluorescent Mastodon Alliance

Do you ever get the feeling that some people just exist on a different level to the majority of us mere mortals? Are you ever left wondering how on earth some people are able to do what they do? These are the thoughts that always cross my mind when I listen to the music of Belial Pelegrim.

 

Hailing from the USA, Pelegrim makes some of the most sophisticated and thoughtful electronic music around. Not only that, but he is incredibly prolific – rarely a day goes by when he doesn’t release a new masterpiece (always accompanied by superb cover art) that demonstrates to the rest of us electronic producers how it is done.

 

On “Fluorescent Mastodon Alliance”, all of the elements that make Pelegrim’s music so exciting are on display. After the relatively “safe” start of “Travel By Thought”, the album moves from spooky fairground melodies in “An”, to orchestral dissonance in “Interlude” and on to “Latin”-style beats on “Wax”, before finishing with the big, chilled beats of “Unnatural Shadows”.

 

Linking the disparate styles is a production approach that would be schizophrenic in lesser hands – fractured/disintegrating beats mix with warped synthesizers and old radio (?) samples – orchestras meet funk grooves and choral flourishes. In Pelgrim’s hands though, these seemingly unrelated sounds mix to create a sound that is simultaneously dark and light, challenging and familiar and always engaging.

 

I was a bit late to the party on this – “Fluorescent Mastodon Alliance” was released on 28 August – but it is a case of better late than never. This is an album that deserves to be heard by all, and so…

Simon says 5 out of 5 stars.

5 Stars

LINKS TO BELIAL PELEGRIM

 

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/pelegrim

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/belial-pelegrim

BANDCAMP: https://belialpelegrim.bandcamp.com/album/fluorescent-mastodon-alliance

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/belial.pelegrim

Belial Pelegrim Releases New Electronic Album Masterpiece

Gutsy and Explosive Unforgettable New Music from Emme Lentino


New Music Release

Emme Lentino – ‘Some Other Girl’

Gutsy and Explosive Unforgettable New Music from Emme Lentino

Emme Lentino is one of the nicest people I’ve encountered. Born in USA and now residing in New Zealand, Emme has a long history in the music business and with each new music release, she just gets better and better; like a fine red wine. J

Her latest track due for release in October, shows real grit. An unforgettable explosive catchy upbeat love song about ‘Some Other Girl’ who ‘Had My Heart and You Threw It Away’ is a rather common crazy issue in relationships and while it seems from my review that perhaps it’s a depressing song; it’s not! By far.

“The song is about empowerment and not letting heartache stop you from thriving and also helping you to discover who you really are” say’s Emme.

Emme not only shows the grit and guts in her vocals but co-insides with a hard-hitting production that would get anyone fired up.

‘Some Other Girl’ is a fiery upbeat country-pop production recorded in London by Al Clay and lends itself to an array of possible versions; which for me, shows a great quality song in itself proving Emme’s song writing skills and capabilities of the highest calibre.

While the production of ‘Some Other Girl’ is great at it is, I would love to hear an acoustic version as well. Alongside perhaps a different approach to vocal performance in the verses with the voice super close to the mic with an almost angry sung/spoken attitude with less reverb. Don’t get me wrong, this production as a stand-alone is mind blowing, but when I can hear so much else in addition to what’s already there, I get excited.

Emme has also filmed a high-quality music video to co-inside with its release giving the visual element of the story line.

Whatever you do, don’t miss ‘Some Other Girl’ when it’s released on October 2nd on all major streaming platforms.

 

Pre-Order now through Apple: https://music.apple.com/au/album/some-other-girl-single/1528465045

 

Tracey gives 5 out of 5 Stars

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Read to find out more about Emme Lentino in our Intervew

https://www.musictalks.xyz/interview/emme-lentino-you-are-loved-just-as-you-are/

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EMME LENTINO

Website: https://www.emmelentino.com/

 Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/emmelentino/

 Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmmeLentino

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emmelentino

YouTube: EMME LENTINO

Spotify: EMME LENTINO

Gutsy and Explosive Unforgettable New Music from Emme Lentino

New Music with Pulsating Electro Beats with Like a Feather

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Artwork by Adman Rowe

New Music with Pulsating Electro Beats with Like a Feather

Marc Häfner ft Kintsuku – Like a Feather 

New Single from Powerhouse Vocalist Jacqine, It’s Never Been About Us

Some music suits itself better to certain times and places than others. Chilled out beats are better for studying than prog rock and techno is better for a workout than jazz. “Like a Feather” by Marc Häfner ft Kintsuku is music perfectly designed for lazy Sunday afternoons with drinks and friends. 

 

Starting with a steady, electronic pulse and beats, “Like a Feather” reveals its true beauty when Kintsuku’s ethereal vocals are added to the mix. What starts out as a chilled mid-tempo groove is transformed into a track that is both haunting and beautiful. The “B-Side”, “After the Rain Comes Sun” is a slightly more tense affair. Creeping synths and filtered break beats establish the musical palette before the addition of Kintsuku’s delightful vocals. While more suited to the dance floor than “Like a Feather”, this is also a solid offering that simply ramps up elements evident in the title track. 

 

As the days get longer and warmer here in the southern hemisphere, I am sure there will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy this track in just the right environment. Available on September 24 through DeepDownDirty, I would recommend adding “Like a Feather” to your summertime playlist as well. 

 

Simon Says 4 out of 5 Stars

4 Star Rating

 

 

 

Social Media Links 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kintsukumusic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kintsukumusic/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kintsukumusic

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3WroM4TfBEXt0lyxCzHV5d?si=mj-YAa5zSUmQ6S5rm6-TYw

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hagenfx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hagen.fx

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2IJxvksfgoJvY5WLxTDMj6?si=M5Oy0n5AQ7alcA8qSj0j5g

New Music with Pulsating Electro Beats with Like a Feather

New Album: Michele Garruti Helps Us Find Beauty In The Darkest Places – Glitch

New Music

Throughout the history of Classical music, composers have expanded the limits of their art into their eras. While one era worships perfect counterpoint and makes sure to avoid harmonic dissonance, other eras see a devotion in using clustered chords, repetition of the melodies, and even silence or noise for contemporary artists. For our particular era, the modern one, one of the most interesting composers regarding the innovations he brings to the classical genre is Michele Garruti, the Italian composer who is now based in London. 

He has just released his latest oeuvre; 15 compositions taking the form of an album he titled Glitch. The title refers to something that would suffer a sudden malfunction or fault, and if we translate it to life or music, it is Michele Garruti’s way to bring imperfection into reality, and beauty where it should not be. 

Glitch is bathed in a fairy atmosphere by Garruti’s vision, which creates a music based on slow repetitions of short patterns, and gradual evolutions of the moments, scenery, events, or feeling he is sharing with the listener, never straining for effect, and with a striking purity of style. Glitch is a full-fledged work that marks the beginning of a new horizon for Michele Garruti, who will now be considered as a pioneering Neo-Classical composer turning into gold every note he envisions.

 

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/2zSwdNYe55OUCMbR90KjwX?si=aEG1vIJJRKiaU1Dc6RZtTg

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/OracleRecordsLimited/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/michele_garruti

 

New Pop Music to Empower the People from Ruth Brosnan


Indie Pop Artist
Picture: Miki Barlok

Ruth Brosnan – Toodle-OO

New Pop Music to Empower the People from Ruth Brosnan

Ruth Brosnan is certainly making a name for herself. Hailing from Cork in Ireland, Ruth’s debut single, Good Enough received thousands of streams on Spotify as well as sparking attention across radio and blog platforms around the world.

 

Her latest release, Toodle-oo shows her love for quirky upbeat pop and the need to help women throughout the messages of her lyrics in her songs. “I wrote the song to empower people” say’s Ruth. There’s certainly something in which resonates with people through “Toodle-oo”, as in under 24 hours the track gained over 65K views on Facebook alone.

 

The upbeat energetic pop dance song pulls me towards the liking of the hit song Flashdance from the 80’s, with deep base, synth lines and what sounds like a timpani incorporated within the pop beat; and who doesn’t like Flashdance; what a feeling!

 

The production is crisp and clean with a super catchy chorus and awesome bridge, while Ruth’s music video shows her fun personality with back up dancers amidst those classy Audi’s, (my favourite car)). The Music video takes me back to the days of how music videos used to be made, and by no means is that a negative, in fact, quite the contrary. It is revitalising to see the story, music and energy with a human perspective within the video. It’s not a music video that is over produced with effects which is un-relatable.

Perhaps this will encourage the younger generation to seek acceptance for talent as dancers and performers in music videos on a general scale. I really love that Ruth tells the story with simple visuals without having to guess what it’s all about.  

 

Toodle-oo is an attractive pop song which teens and the mid twenty age groups would easily relate to with lyrics of strength to stand up for themselves.

Lyrics such as “I ain’t playing games, take a look around” and “Sick of giving you the benefit of doubt”, are strong words which in turn will teach young people not to sink or dwell on issues they face, encouraging them to keep moving.

 

Of late I’m hearing a lot of 80’s and 90’s inspired tracks and sounds, and while I love these era’s as they send me back in time, it is really nice to hear the younger artists embrace these sounds and productions. I often remind myself that these young artists are perceiving these sounds as new and if they are embracing them for the new music coming out today, then artists and musicians must have done something right back then. So, from an old artist of the 90’s to one of 2020, Well done Ruth!

 

Very cool, easy to listen to classic pop dance track.

 

Tracey gives 4 out of 5 Stars

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New Pop Music to Empower the People from Ruth Brosnan

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RUTH BROSNAN

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ruth_brosnan

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ruthbrosnanmusic

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/ruth_brosnan/

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/3fvMKlh7R0A9lqaDxfnRSC?highlight=spotify:track:6xGfZaEcZvOLQfyk9cJ8tW

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB_F-EVgvAo

New Pop Music to Empower the People from Ruth Brosnan

Hipster Conspiracy Comes In Full Force With Debut Album Dysphoria

Indie Music

Hipster Conspiracy comes in full force with her debut LP Dysphoria. With the incorporation of her masterful musical technique and urban styled vocals, this magnificent tracklist boasts a whole lot of talent. Each instrument is gradually plugged in throughout the 1 songs on the album, subtly adding layers that prove to be highly appealing with each listen being different. The songs perfectly captures the emotions and pain of Hipster Conspiracy’s struggle towards accepting her transgender identity, with mental issues, substance abuse and  depression being part of her daily life during those years. 

It feels like the album was so natural to create for Hipster Conspiracy, as it represents so well every aspect of her journey. Dysphoria captures the difficulty of being a transgender artist, even in 2020, and we cannot but support such a talent courageously sharing her story so that others don’t have to suffer the same pain in their lives. Be sure to keep an eye out for this Dark-Hip-Hop powerhouse’s next release. 

LINKS

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/0NphdNFRuo49n18F2K3MYS

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hipster.conspiracy/

TWITTER : https://www.twitter.com/impossiblebacon

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/hipster.conspiracy

STREAM: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/hipsterconspiracy/dysphoria

Hipster Conspiracy Comes In Full Force With Debut Album Dysphoria

Lo-Fi Pop Makes My Energy Contagious and Exciting from Edward Knocks


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Edward Knocks – My Energy

Lo-Fi Pop Makes My Energy Contagious and Exciting from Edward Knocks

Isn’t it a great feeling when you play a song, (not knowing anything about the track), for it to change your mood in an instant.

I’ll admit, this doesn’t happen very often to me, but was so pleasantly surprised when I hit play.

There aren’t too many songs that make me go, “YEAH”, along with the whole dancing thing in my chair to then explode making it a natural reaction to actually get up and dance, even inviting the dogs to dance with me.

I was doubting myself in recent times that I may never feel energy again, or genuinely smile naturally. (Sad, I know, maybe it’s just the world we are living in.)

This may be a big call to make, but the fact that this track gave me hope, feel freedom and happiness, is a sign of exceptional things for Edward Knocks. If this doesn’t become a hit, then there is something wrong with people’s ears. 

The lo-fi Pop song to be released on 28th August actually says it all in the title; “My Energy”! How spot on is this!!

As soon as My Energy begins with the first words of “Hello World, Hello Friends”, you’re sucked right in. At approximately 120 bpm, this high energy track twists with various sounds integrating the catchy 80’s and 90’s era and incorporating very cool synth, beats, enhanced vocalisation and various effects bringing it all together making it a new and exciting 2020 masterpiece.

Edward Knocks was previously signed to a label under a different name; who that was, I don’t know, but whether he was successful or not, I don’t care because My Energy proves Edward Knocks knows how to create and generate mind-blowing songs to grab attention.

Knocks’s vocals are smooth and almost spoken like over a pumping beat that’s contagious to say the least.

If this doesn’t make you happy and you can’t feel it, then perhaps it’s time you consider seeing a psychologist 😂

 

My Energy is quirky, uplifting and free flowing. Don’t miss the release on Friday 28th August on our New Music Page.

5 out of 5  Stars from Tracey

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Lo-Fi Pop Makes My Energy Contagious and Exciting from Edward Knocks

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Edward Knocks

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/EdwardKnocks

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/edwardknocksmusic/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/edward_knocks/

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/edwardknocks

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYf3ug9dzoIw5hwzn5WLPXA

Lo-Fi Pop Makes My Energy Contagious and Exciting from Edward Knocks

New Retro-Synth Pop from The Truth Sounds Different

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Dive Into Mellow Jazz and Chill Under The Willow

The Truth Sounds Different – Elastic (featuring David Vaughan)

I am a child of the eighties. That decade was the one in which I did my schooling, in which I discovered girls and (most importantly) the one in which I fell in love with music. The sounds of that time hold a special place in my heart – taking me back to a period in my life in which the future was open – when anything seemed possible.

 

So, it is a no-brainer that when I hear music that harkens back to that time, I am going to have a soft spot for it. This is true of “Elastic (featuring David Vaughan)” by The Truth Sounds Different. The side-project of the producer behind Analogue Electronic Whatever, The Truth Sounds Different makes a fragile kind of synthpop, characterized by rippling synth sounds that slowly build over the length of the tracks. Over the top of these sounds comes the voice of Vaughan – a voice that immediately had me thinking of Jim Kerr of Simple Minds and “Mad World” era Tears For Fears. Taken together, this makes for an excellent slower track that wouldn’t have been out of place on a mid-80s mix tape.

 

Due for release on 28th August through Pink Dolphin Music, the single includes an extended version as well as an instrumental and radio edit. This is definitely going to appeal to fans of retro-synth sounds and I recommend checking it out.

 

Simon Says 4 out of 5 Stars

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Social Media Links

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New Retro-Synth Pop from The Truth Sounds Different

OUT 28TH AUGUST

Fly, Shine & Stream New Electro-Rap Song From President Of Pop

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President Of Pop, or POP as he calls himself followed up on his debut single and anti social media manifesto titled “Google-ized by Google’s Eyes, (The No Internet Song).” His new track is called ‘Fly/Shy’ 

As the press release explains: ‘Fly/Shine,’ is an artistic act reminding everyone to listen to their heart, and the power they can access and feel when doing so. The President of POP points out the importance of listening to our inner voice, believing and chasing our dreams, rather than thinking we are losers. This empowering song sustains the momentum initiated by the previously released one against social media, “Google-ized by Google’s Eyes, (The No Internet Song),” two intelligent and honest songs that expose the listener to their own reality and habits. 

Clearly, POP is on a mission to raise awareness on important topics through his music. To make his statement noticeable, he uses very unique tunes while composing his tracks. ‘Fly/Shine’ includes his sharp rap flow, synth, and subtle pads he pulls out on the beat, intensifying the mood and the message alongside it. ‘Fly/Shine’ is interesting from the point of overall aesthetics – for some the song might be too loud, too busy, and too overdone, but we find it somewhat consistent. As we dive deep into his lyrics, we can hear the balance between sounds, and get the hint that all of the chaos was created intentionally. Good work! 

 

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/4BQZKMdSoxGfojRS4UFyxW