Cyrus R.O. – “Bones” is still a skillfully crafted song

I think I expected this music to be sterile and methodical. However, to my surprise, Cyrus R.O.’s new single “Bones” from his upcoming debut album “Deconvolution” is blazingly irradiated like bundle of energy that expertly marries the organic and synthetic. Underneath it all, a darker lyrical narrative dealing with “a character struggling with their gender identity, and the fear of social turmoil that comes with that.” Everything just grooves so well together; it’s a blend of sounds that I haven’t heard done this well from any progressive, jazz, or electronic artist in quite some time. It’s a masterful melding of electronic machinery with

Temperature Falls Release The Video For Their Latest Single “1-2-3”

The sound and atmosphere of Temperature Falls is built around somewhat gritty, blended organic-electronic sounding tracks that hearken the listener back to earlier times. Their latest track, ‘1-2-3’, is a seductive track that pulls the listener in with an eerie melody, sultry vocals and an ethereal reverberating atmosphere. Mixed beautifully, this is the perfect example of what to expect from this indie trip-hop/alternative rock duo from Oslo, Norway, made up of vocalist/lyricist Camilla, and multi-instrumentalist Ian J. Ward. ‘1-2-3’ is a gorgeous, melancholic song that is heart wrenchingly beautiful. Temperature Falls is one of those bands that are absolutely necessary

Pop Music Artist DAYVID Releases Music Video for “Same Old Feeling”

This song was released last Fall on his self-titled debut EP. DAYVID explains that “Same Old Feeling” was the last song written for this EP. It reflects on an old love that was like no other. “Same Old Feeling” was co-written by DAYVID and Grammy-Nominated producer Morgan Taylor Reid (Marshmello, Jack & Jack, CHROMEO). “Same Old Feeling” is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music: http://dayvid.lnk.to/SameOldFeeling. The production is simple with piano, vocals, and an 8-member gospel choir providing backgrounds. The lyrics and vocal performance make this song meaningful and powerful. All elements support the soaring voice

Arrows – “After Hours” – Inspired by 80’s synthwave and video game sound tracks

“After Hours” the brand new full length album by Arrows, says all it needs to about the brand of retro nostalgia this kind of music evokes. The project’s sonic palette is especially dense with layer upon layer of synth sounds stacked upon one another and wrapped up in a modern production veneer that makes it bang. Every song delivers big in the keyboard hooks department and the moods are consistently melancholy and wistful throughout. “After Hours” is Arrows hitting their stride; this is what it sounds like when a young band is killing it. Inspired by 80’s synthwave and video

PWJazy – “Heroes” – the mind of an alternative creative

LA-based performer, PWJazy, is an unusual artist. His songwriting is soulful and the arrangements are mind blowing. His voice is a breath of fresh air with all of the nonsense that has been going on for years in the music scene. His singing has a distinctive tone that has not been auto tuned or fixed up in any other manner. “Heroes”, his latest single, is a really intriguing, diverse recording. I didn’t like it when I first heard it, but the uniquely experimental alternative rock sound, the bombastic lead guitars, and the dark, mysterious lyrics somehow fuse together to produce

João Tostes – “Live Ukulele Here, There & Everywhere” exhibits dazzling musical dexterity

How often do you get to hear a full length live album of twenty instrumental songs played on the ukulele? And what if those songs were being played by an artist considered to be one of the pioneers of the ukulele in Brazil? Someone who has toured the world, taking his ukulele sound, to the most diverse countries – from Brazil to Canada, Italy and South Korea, among others. Someone who dropped a parallel career as an Information Technology entrepreneur in 2017 to fully dedicate himself to music and the ukulele. The Brazilian musician, composer, arranger and musical educator, in

Donny Richmond Continues #1 Success With “Statue Of A Fool”

Multi-award winning international recording, movie and TV star Donny Richmond is now an inductee of 4 different music Halls of Fame. His recent starring role in the movie, “Saving Faith”, released by media giant Lionsgate Entertainment, earned him a nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film from the International Christian Film Festival. Cameo appearances in the film were made by several of Donny’s fellow artists, including Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Michael W Smith, members of Rascal Flatts and The Gatlin Brothers, Olympic skater Scott Hamilton, and many others. Donny is highly respected among his music peers and fans

Oliver von K releases ambient guitar instrumental – “Ayinka V”

As the new single from 35 Year old male hobby guitarist from Switzerland,  Oliver von K, “Ayinka V” is a recording full of sweet emotionally charged moments, of quiet subtlety, emphatic life affirming melodies and sprinklings of musical flare. Bursting with fresh ideas and rhythmic vigor, this record is a highlight of the instrumental ambient guitar genre itself. If you’re like me and have crippling anxiety and it takes a lot for you to find your zen, this is the track for you. Put on your headphones and let this be the background of your day and you will be

Ambrose – “Without a Word” – brilliantly composed, produced, and imagined

Ambrose is one of those unusual musical composers you rarely come across via the mainstream media. Her work is never trite or clumsy and it always sparkles with personal genius. She never panders to modern trends or seeks to retread classic retro avenues, in search of commercial viability. She simply composes what moves and inspires her emotions. Each track on her stunning album, “Without a Word” will resonate with a different part of you. Ambrose’s works are equally beautiful and unique, as well as being particularly crafty at appealing to even the most elusive facets of your states of being.

Brand new artist Nuumelody spreads a powerful message on her latest hit “BODY”

Brand new artist Nuumelody goes out of the way to spread a powerful and empowering message about embracing yourself in her latest hit “BODY”. Her voice sounds assured and strong. With this song album, she confirms her position as a vocalist to watch in the coming months. Blending a mix of rhythmic groove, smart lyrics and soulful vocals, Nuumelody deftly displays the maturity and self-confidence that she has developed since her recording debut. Having already worked with a variety of accomplished producers, Nuumelody showcases a smooth range of emotion and mood on “BODY”, produced by Defstarz that reveals the heart

JayBump: “Love Be Real (Feat. Louis Maestro)” – expressing from-the-heart feelings

Jordan Bumpus aka JayBump’s single, “Love Be Real (Feat. Louis Maestro)” is proof that you can be one of underground hip-hop’s hottest producers and still be proficient at writing and delivering rhymes. Yes, the beat on this track as hot as those he’s been building his catalog on. And yes, the collaboration with Louis Maestro is likely to win over hip-hop fans of all stripes. But all of that is only half the story. That’s just the beginning of what Love Be Real (Feat. Louis Maestro) is all about, only the first in the long list of reasons why this track and artist is so unique, and so powerful.

JayBump at work...

JayBump at work…

Listening to this track is like you’re listening to one of your neighbors tell you about his life—not because JayBump or Louis Maestro’s talents are pedestrian (by no means), but because they cross styles in a very real way. The style of rapping is easy paced and self-boosting, expressing from-the-heart feelings about love.

The rhymes are served with conviction, and then steps back and looks at itself…it’s a style that makes the song feel more honest. JayBump is a producer who quietly stands out in a genre where even the most talented producers still all too often feel like they’ve built themselves personas to sell.

On “Love Be Real (Feat. Louis Maestro)”, JayBump feels not like a persona but a person, and one who’s remarkably gifted at putting his worldview into a song.

The more you listen to JayBump’s music the easier he becomes to define. America has many young hip-hop artists, who understand the mechanics behind the system all too well, and they know how to walk the industry tightrope by themselves, and JayBump is one of them.

While the major label artists and producers are selling images, JayBump and the rest of the underground movement are selling art. But just in case you’re thinking that this movement always has to be conscious, provocative or controversial to capture listeners, you’re wrong.

On a light-hearted love song like Love Be Real”, JayBump and Louis Maestro show that they can match any mainstream catchiness, clever hooks and anthemic sing-along choruses, all without losing credibility or artistic integrity.

JayBump just chillin'...

JayBump just chillin’…

Extra dimensions are added to the song by the intense layered harmonies and strong melodic presence it has all the way through. Call the song over-ambitious, if you will, for a simple Hip-hop/R&B track, but it comes off like a genuine extension of JayBump’s personality and musical experiences.

JayBump uses sounds and beats in a highly emotional way that feels entirely authentic in the song’s most heart-on-sleeve moments. Here what would be hokey in another musician’s hands makes you feel real shivers. That level of realness, the way that the song rings true, is what makes “Love Be Real (Feat. Louis Maestro)” more than worthy of all of the attention that it will surely be getting!

MORE ABOUT: Jordan Bumpus aka JayBump was born in Muncie, Indiana, which is less than an hour from Indianapolis, where his childhood memories are filled with computers, microphones, keyboards, cameras, and gadgets due to his father being a musician and a technology enthusiast.

His enthusiasm for technology from a nearly age gave him the ability to comprehend and manipulate analog and digital signals, which linked together with his passion for playing the keyboards and the drums gives him the aptitude to be what his is today, an all-encompassing artist and producer. A Murray State University graduate, JayBump has been on his grind for 15 years, working out of New York, Kentucky, Indiana and Florida.

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