Gorran’s New Electro-Pop Single Roses Inspiring you to dream


Gorran’s New Electro-Pop Single Roses Inspiring You To Dream

Indie Artist

Gorran is a London based vocalist and songwriter whose music fuses elements of dance, pop, R&B and hip-hop. Bursting with intricate, polished production, the young musician produces contemporary pop with dark undertones, which has been resonating with audiences across the globe. 

Gorran’s passion and flair for music was evident from a young age, where during his time at the prestigious BRIT School (alumni including Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Rex Orange County), he developed his distinctive sound and dynamic live show. Since graduating, Gorran has been writing and recording with industry professionals to produce original, bold and gritty pop tracks. Influenced by the likes of Post Malone, Lauv and Billie Eilish, Gorran strives to create music that oozes with real and authentic emotions. He shares, “Whether it’s sadness, joy, anger, nostalgia, fear – I just want them to feel something. I think that is what makes a great song and so that is what I will always aim to achieve”. 

 

Following the release of ‘Easy For You’ and ‘Hush’ which both garnered commercial acclaim, accumulating over 100 thousand Spotify streams in only a few short weeks, Gorran is now unveiling the highly anticipated ‘I Don’t Love You Anymore’. The powerful, emotive ballad, supported by effortlessly classy melodies and rich compelling vocals, delivers an emotional and heartfelt anthem. Though truly poignant and agonising at its core, the song also evokes a deep sense of subconscious relief. With such a profoundly personal yet universal message, the track will resonate with everyone who has experienced the pain of heartache. 

 

The self-produced track, which was mixed by Gavin Goldberg (Chrissie Hynde, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne) reminisces the story of a love lost. Gorran admits how the song helped him heal, acting as a form of therapy. “I was finding it incredibly difficult to express exactly what I was trying to say lyrically in those last few weeks of being with her – it was only once we ended the relationship that I found I was able to completely let go and properly finish the song. It really helped me come to terms with how I was feeling, and how I had been feeling for quite a while. It became clear that the verses were a poetic summary of the fundamental weaknesses in the relationship. The middle 8 was the last section I wrote, and were some of the most painful lyrics I’ve ever had to write, as I realised whilst writing it that it was one final parting note to the person I thought I loved. The song honestly means more to me than almost anything”. 

 

Then there is ‘Roses’. Thematically the stunning single narrates the suppression of dreams and aspirations, particularly in young girls. Originally inspired by his little sister and also greatly inspired by the likes of Greta Thunberg, the song spurs this generation to dream, act and shape our future for the better. Gorran confides,

“Young women such as Thunberg are paving the way for a whole generation of people to make positive changes in our society and so it’s time we listen to them and take them seriously. I think having a little sister myself, who at the time of the writing of the song was only 12 years old, made the subject matter even more poignant for me”.

 

Gorran has seen success opening for KT Tunstall on her UK tour, performing to sold-out audiences across the nation, as well as having graced the stage at the legendary London Roundhouse. With the hope that his music will encourage listeners to be honest with themselves about what makes them happy and to put their mental health first, Gorran continues to produce thought-provoking and powerful music. 

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Australia’s Jordz Releases Debut Chill Single Aptly Titled Bushfire


Electronic Indie Artist

Jordz

“Bushfire”

Those of you living outside of Australia may not be aware that large parts of the country have been up in flames throughout the month of November. Lives have been lost, properties have been destroyed, and koala populations have been decimated. So it was with a degree of trepidation that I pushed play on the track I was to review for this week – a track titled “Bushfire”.

 

The creation of 19-year-old Melbourne producer and DJ, “Bushfire” is a mid-tempo piece of EDM infused pop music that charts the artist’s flight from the encroaching flames that threaten to end her. Starting with the ominous sounds of helicopters, we soon find out that our protagonist is “stuck in a cloud of smoke” and that “there is nothing (she) can do”. Coupled with the melancholy instrumentation, we are left thinking that the narrative will have only one ending. However, the story reaches a happy (ish) conclusion and Jordz proclaims that “there is something (she) can do”.

 

Despite my initial misgivings, I was won over by this track. The narrative builds a quiet tension and the production is first rate (an opinion borne out by the fact that at just 16, Jordz won the Monash University ‘Emerging Producer Prize of 2017’).  It is encouraging to know that there are such talented young songwriters emerging in Australia. I look forward to seeing where this artist’s journey takes her.

 

Simon says 4 out of 5 stars.Simon says 4 out of 5 stars.

4 Star Rating

 

Australia’s Jordz Releases Debut Chill Single Aptly Titled Bushfire

 

 

White Elephant Orchestra Dedicates New Single To Japanese Painter


White Elephant Orchestra Dedicates New Single To Japanese Painter

Electronic Single Cover

The new single, Electric Dreams of Tokyo ,” from White Elephant Orchestra features on his forthcoming Debut album and is my fan letter to Japanese painter Yayoi Kusama.

“I wanted it to be upbeat because I think she has taken her mental health struggle and turned it around to the most positive benefit ever; being able to heal herself through her art.”

This inspired the lyric:

You flipped the charge

So you could march

To the sound of your own drum.

Written, Self produced and engineered by White Elephant Orchesta.

When I began producing “ Electric Dreams of Tokyo ,” I thought that I would pass it onto someone else, but at a certain point I realized that no one else could produce this but me.”

White Elephant Orchestra Dedicates New Single To Japanese Painter

 

 

 

 

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Website: https://whiteelephantorchestra.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Whiteelephanto1

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

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3QPYvzuR98myMubD6kNIUm

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Sätilä Combines Fresh Fusion Of Infectious Indie Music  


Finnish born, London based artist Sätilä, aka Teemu Sätilä, combines a fresh fusion of infectious alternative/indie music with rich pop soundscapes. Having started writing songs at the age of seven after learning the piano, Sätilä spent his formative years in an alternative rock band before moving to Sydney, Australia, where he studied songwriting. His time spent there defined who he was as an artist and the songwriter soon realised his ambition to create something that was entirely his own, eventually heading back to Europe to follow his own sound. 

Leading single ‘Like You Do’ was inspired by past relationships and narrates the struggle of receiving love from someone who you think is more gracious and trusting than you are. Highlighting Sätilä’s velvety vocals and impressive range, the track comes to life through twinkling synths, pulsating basslines and vibrant melodies. The musician reveals,

“This song has been the defining cornerstone of a bigger body of work I’ve been working on when it comes to production and the sonic vision”.

Produced by Mikko Pennanen, the song emulates fragments of Foster the People and Tame Impala, featuring analogue synths and illustrating Sätilä’s goal of blending organic and electronic elements together.

 

“When I was a kid I listened to a lot of mainstream pop and as a teenager I got into alternative and indie rock. I feel like that has shaped me more than I thought it did. I know people say indie rock has had its moment but I’m just not sure. It still makes me feel. I think there is room for all sorts of music so why restrict people’s expression just because it’s not a trend and if it still makes people feel something”, expresses the Finnish native. 

 

Sätilä hopes his music will be an aid in times when you feel you are not enough. Through uplifting lyrics and building progressive components, ‘Like You Do’ transforms into the ultimate pep-talk, self-love anthem. He confides, “I hope my music inspires people to live their life to the fullest. Make the change you need to make whether that’s circumstance or your attitude. Make the dream a reality. Love yourself and others. Make every situation better when you come around”. 

 

Sätilä has seen success with his previous releases garnering close to a million streams on Spotify alone. He has received attention from the likes of YleX (Finnish equivalent of BBC Radio 1), as well as being playlisted on official Spotify playlists in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Canada. ‘Like You Do’ is currently available worldwide.

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ITUNES | AMAZON | SPOTIFY | APPLE MUSIC

Sätilä Combines Fresh Fusion Of Infectious Indie Music

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/satilamusic

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/satilamusic/likeyoudo 

Sätilä Combines Fresh Fusion Of Infectious Indie Music

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Heartwrenching New Electronic Single from Black Summer  


EDM Indie Artist

Electronic music wunderkind Black Summer has today announced his new, heartwrenching single Double Edge, featuring Australian vocalist Aston, out today.  The young artist, otherwise known as Rhys Toms, has also dropped a breathtaking video clip to accompany Double Edge, directed by Tim Maxx, and starring Aston herself alongside actor David John Craig.

 It’s been a wild ride for Rhys, since he was Unearthed by triple j at the age of 11 as one of the country’s most exciting young producers and Double Edge is yet another example of Black Summer’s prowess as a producer, and leaves the listener wondering if this is what he’s capable of at just 16 years old, there’s no telling what will come next. 

Double Edge is affecting, melancholy; the kind of song listeners will put on for comfort in the midst of a breakup or breakdown.  Gentle piano plays calmly throughout the swooping, sparkling dance of synthesisers and percussion.  Aston’s heavenly vocal guides the listener as the song reaches its peak, resulting in a deeply poignant journey from start to end.  Written alongside Aston and songwriter Starley, Rhys explains how the collaboration came about,

When I was in LA, I was lucky enough to have a writing session with Starley and Aston. Double Edge came from a session where myself and Starley really connected.  We had so much fun, I’ve been a fan of hers ever since I heard Call On Me it was a huge international hit with over a billion streams, so I was just fortunate to write with her.”  Double Edge is a deep, introspective track, Rhys enlightens, “The song itself is quite personal, but I feel like we’ve all been there – a situation where we may have been attracted to the wrong person or someone who wasn’t good for us.  From my interpretation, it’s a song about a toxic relationship and how it can be damaging but you keep getting drawn in at the same time.  Creatively, this song was so much fun to work on.  Starley is an incredible writer, and Aston is an amazing vocalist and songwriter.  I was lucky enough to be able to really enjoy the process.”

The clip for Double Edge is epic, sharp and moving, as Aston sings to her wounded partner, a crow glides through the sky, a white wolf gallops through a forest, and the grey, snowy landscape threatens to overwhelm everything in its wake.  The colour palette of deep, thunderous grey, white and deep blue reflects the mood of the song perfectly, and awe-inspiring drone shots of the snowy mountain landscape are sure to impress.  Speaking on the meaning behind the clip, Rhys says,

“I feel like the clip is quite symbolic, and can be taken a few different ways.  I see it as being about a toxic relationship that has hurt the people in it.  The crow and the wolf, to me, symbolise the struggle of chasing someone who is only going to damage you and make everything worse.  Tim Maxx, who has been the creative brain behind my past video clips as well as this one, has done an amazing job communicating a message through this video that can be interpreted in many ways, which was exactly what I wanted this project to feel like.”

Double Edge is just the first taste of the new Black Summer tunes that are yet to come, as Rhys spends all his spare time – between the pesky teenage commitment of school – writing and producing, both from his hometown in Canberra and Los Angeles. 

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