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

INTERVIEW: Emmy’Anna – An independent and versatile artist from Alabama

Emerald, known by the name Emmy’Anna, is a young female, independent and versatile artist, who has had a love for music since her childhood days. She started writing lyrics at the age of 8, and states that though her style is mostly Rap, she appreciates Rock and Alternative Rock music.

  1. Can you tell us a bit about who Emmy’Anna is and where you come from?

Emmy’Anna: I am a very diverse and versatile musician from Alabama.

  1. Who were your first and strongest musical influences that you can remember?

Emmy’Anna: At first it was Beyoncé and Destiny’s child then when Nicki Minaj came out, she inspired me a lot.

  1. If I was to turn on your media player right now, which artists/songs would I see on your recently played list?

Emmy’Anna: Recently played you would see YNM Melly and probably Trippie Redd.

  1. What do you feel are the key elements in your music that should resonate with listeners?

Emmy’Anna: If anything I just want girls like me, especially girls that look like me who have dealt with depression or anxiety or any mental illness for that matter, to feel like they have someone they can look up to and someone who is relatable to them.

  1. How strict are you about making diverse genres of music? Do you stick to just one, or are you open to various styles?

Emmy’Anna:  I’m open to various styles of music and actually listen to various styles of music. I’m open to pop, rock, alternative rock and all of that. 

  1. What kind of music do you like listening to aside from the music you’re writing or performing?

Emmy’Anna:  I listen to a lot of alternative rock.

  1. Do you ever write a song with current musical trends, formulas or listener satisfaction in mind, or do you simply write what comes from your heart?

Emmy’Anna:  Sometimes I will make a song that some people would call a “radio hit”, for hype and all of that, but most of time I feel better when I write what’s really on my mind and in my heart.

  1. Could you describe your creative processes? How do start, and go about shaping ideas into a completed song?

Emmy’Anna:  Honestly from the moment I hear a beat I can hear my flow in my head and how I want to sound on it. The biggest thing for me is taking what’s in my head and putting that on a track

  1. What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your career or life so far, and how did you overcome the event?

Emmy’Anna:  I would say finding my voice. Before I was doing songs that wasn’t really me and I feel like now I’ve finally found my voice and now I’m doing the music that I really want to do

  1. What would you consider a successful, proud or significant point in your career so far?

Emmy’Anna:  I think it would just be the day I realized I actually have real fans out there who actually like and listen to my music that was a very significant time for me because before I was just uploading stuff and it wouldn’t get many plays or feedback and now I upload something people are waiting for it and they give me feedback.

  1. What is the best piece of advice regarding the music business that you actually followed so far, and what is the advice you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

Emmy’Anna: Best piece of advice ever is to stay true to yourself. Do the music that makes you feel good in your soul.

 

  1. How do you handle criticism, haters and/or naysayers in general? Is it something you pay attention to, or simply ignore?

Emmy’Anna: I can be very sensitive but each day I’m learning to grow a thicker skin. I handle haters by ignoring and blocking them.

  1. Which aspects of being an independent artist excites you most and which aspects discourages you most?

Emmy’Anna:  It excites me that right now I’m able to do what I like to do. The thing that discourages me about being independent is that constant need to want to be signed. Because I feel like being signed just helps make you more mainstream. 

  1. What is your relationship with visual media? Do you think videos are important for your music, and do have a specific video clip you would like to recommend that fans watch to find out more about your craft?

Emmy’Anna:  I do think videos are important and I do think it’s good for people to actually see you and see who they’re listening too and that’s something that I’m working on more of this year for my fans.

  1. In general, do you consider music and social media platforms as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?

Emmy’Anna:  I think it’s an important aspect in today’s time. Personally I love using Instagram and snap chat and twitter. It’s just easier to get my music out there instantly.

  1. For most artists, originality is first preceded by a phase of learning and, often, emulating others. What was this like for you? How would you describe your own development as an artist and music  maker, and the transition towards your own style?

Emmy’Anna: lol well that’s the thing I was talking about earlier about finding your own style. Like I said Nicki Minaj was an inspiration to me so you know at one point I would try to sound like her on tracks and then idk it was a process but like I said now I feel like I’m more true to myself and now I don’t feel I sound anything like her or anyone else but like Emmy.

  1. Creative work in studio environment, or interaction with a live audience? Which of these two do you ultimately prefer and why?

Emmy’Anna:  Studio for sure. I’m kind of an introvert so definitely gonna choose studio environment cause I can be in my zone and it just me so I feel like I’m in my safe place.

  1. Do you have a personal favorite track in your catalog that has a specific backstory and/or message and meaning very dear to you?

Emmy’Anna: Right now my personal favorite song is “Through some shit” and the backstory behind that song really stems from a joke. I actually wrote the entire song while I was on the phone with this guy I was talking to at the time and he just was kinda talking about how he had to go through some shit and I think I made a joke and said I had to hoe through some shit or something like that and then I wrote that song lol. I was really feeling this guy around that time so the song is based off of feelings that I had at that time.

  1. What do you find most rewarding about what you do?

Emmy’Anna:   The fact that there are endless possibilities.

  1. Do you have a specific vision or goal that you would like to achieve in 2020?

Emmy’Anna: It’s a big goal but I do want more exposure this year of course and I would like to be signed eventually.

SOCIAL LINKS: Instagram: @emmyyanna / Twitter: @emmyyanna / Facebook: Emerald Georgie’Anna Bennett / Snap chat: Emmyyanna

 

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