Phreckle$ is carving out a music presence with “IDFWP”

Phreckle$ is an independent solo artist out of Los Angeles, California. She writes all her own songs, and produces professional quality artistic music videos. A precocious talent, Phreckle$, played trumpet at 9 years old in the school band, by 12 she was performing at the Carnegie Hall, and a year later she started going to punk shows. At 17 she was playing bass in 3 different punk bands. At the age of 22, she was discovered as a model and is now an internationally signed model working with the top photographers and magazines in the industry, which has put her

“No Mas” oozes with Nancy Diaz’s palatable understated sass

Canadian born Latin pop recording artist Nancy Diaz has been navigating her way through the Canadian music scene since 2011 with her pop single “Summer Addiction” along with official music video. Her sexy and sassy fusion of English/Latin music has led to the release of many well received singles, garnering her critical acclaim and audience satisfaction. Apart from firmly establishing herself among her musical contemporaries and peers, Diaz has also made her mark in the modeling world posing for magazines, fashion labels and fashion photographers such as Cliché Magazine, Deniori Couture and Monarch Photography. Directly involved in quite a few

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

OneUp Duo – “Let Me Come Home” – is such a powerful message!

OneUp Duo is comprised of married couple Adam and Jerome Bell-Bastien. The pair were recently on Season 15 of ‘The Voice’ and secured a spot on Team Kelly as the show’s first ever same-sex duo. The NYC-based couple first met when they were cast in a music video as love interests, after which they fell into a real-life relationship. Bonding over their love of music, they created OneUp Due and have been collaborating ever since.  Though I have heard Adam and Jerome perform brilliantly on other tracks, their latest single, “Let Me Come Home” far exceeded my expectations and is a true gem.

A piano and string driven balled, with a lusciously poignant arrangement, the song openly and honestly affronts the question of unconditional love in a family situation. And it does so using the power of Christmas – traditionally a day that brings families together, and everyone has a stronger sense of belonging.

“My only wish this year is to feel that I belong. So let me come home this Christmas,” sing OneUp Duo. “I just want to come home, to the only family that I know. We can make it if we try. We can accept what we can’t change. No I don’t want to cry, thinking that I let you down. I’m the same boy who you loved, I’m just a man now. So let me come this Christmas.”

This is such a powerful message, and a truly painful predicament that many sons, daughters, brothers and sisters, go through each year. Unconditional love still seems to be one of the most difficult forms of sentiment to concede to another human being. It is in my humble opinion, the absolute Achilles heel of all humanity, the world over – and in many ways at the heart of intolerance.

I can hardly think of a better musical act than OneUp Duo to deliver the message contained in “Let Me Come Home”. Not only because of their open same-sex love, but because they probably have the most gorgeous and impacting voices any duo could possibly have today. OneUp Duo are simply stunning in their vocal performance.

Their voices are naturally suited, and perfectly crafted, to harmonize and execute call-and-response passages that simply soar straight to the soul of the listener. Adam and Jerome are an oasis in the desert of what masquerades as contemporary Soul, R&B and Pop music. I was hooked from the very line on the single, and I have not stopped playing this track since.

OneUp Duo are, without a single doubt in my mind, the most promising vocal duo to emerge in the last 5 years, bar none. Period. “Let Me Come Home” is a tour de force of their talents, which are unlimited. It is a really powerful track that grabs the ears and sweeps them away into a whirlwind of emotion. T

his magnificent single is damn near as close to perfection as any I’ve heard recently. The lyrics are heartfelt, straddling lines of vulnerability, strength and the absolute empowerment of unconditional love. This Christmas, if you need to let one song into your playlist…and heart, “Let Me Come Home”, is the one!

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