Love Ghost – “Pillz (The Sky is Falling)” will now appeal to a much wider audience

It’s always great to see a band evolve and branch out in new directions. What is even better is to see them succeed at this difficult endeavor. With their latest single –  “Pillz (The Sky is Falling)”, we see L.A. based alternative rock band Love Ghost continue on the path of evolution into much more than a rock band . They incorporate trap beats, rock grit and rap verses, to really diversify their sound on this recording. It’s really impressive to hear this sonic distinctiveness which demonstrates this band’s talent, and their fingers on the beating pulse of modern trends. I

Kahbay – “Cayenne Pepper Boy” – an entertaining story with a vibrant template

Rising out of the gritty underground of New Orleans rap scene, Kahbay is a new emerging rapper, who has released a mixtape through his own music company – Greater New Orleans Sound. His music is regularly played around major venues in New Orleans, with Kahbay himself performing numerous times at the legendary Blue Nile. Spending much of his childhood around local parades and live bands he has been captivated by the craft since the very beginning. Now tackling global markets with his own personal sound and style, Kahbay recently dropped his single “Cayenne Pepper Boy”. Right from the outset, the

LU – Ride or Die” ft. Omari Night and DazeOnEast – a surreal and identifiable tone!

Signed to Big Top Entertainment L.L.C, along with the production team Cali 303, Luis Torres aka LU, is a Mexican singer-songwriter and engineer, born in the city of Guadalajara. He migrated with his parents at the age of one where his family settled in Colorado. Produced by Kxvi, LU’s debut single “Ride or Die”, also features R&B singers-songwriters, Omari Night and DazeOnEast. This is perfect melodic R&B/Pop record, as LU and his crew know melody, quickly laying down the narrative’s overriding tone: “Girl You Know that I am down for you, in the fire shooting rounds for you, ain’t no

Gabe Lopez – “End Of The Lost Summer” deserves top level recognition!

It is extremely rare to come across an artist like Gabe Lopez, who is poised, multi-talented, bold, self-confident yet humble – and surprisingly, one whose name you should already be very familiar with. The reasons are evident. Gabe Lopez is a Billboard Top 5 singer-songwriter and producer, who has produced and written recent music for Belinda Carlisle, New Kids On The Block, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Twice, Key and other multi-platinum artists. He has also produced and written for Joey McIntyre, Charice, James Brown, The Other Two on Comedy Central, SHINee, Tae Yang, VeriVery, DreamNote, Gayme Show, American Idol finalists and

Jae’ Morrissa – “AWOL” and “Butterfly” will send chills up and down your spine

Born Ingrid Jasmin, professionally known as Jae’ Morrissa has gone from singing to patients and residents in hospitals and nursing facilities, to becoming a fast rising singing sensation in the music industry. She started singing at the young age of 3 years old, as her talents were nurtured through her Mother’s taste and love for music. Jae’Morrissa was also inspired and influenced by such artists as Deniece Williams, Stephanie Mills, Minnie Rippleton, Phyllis Hyman and Teena Marie. Her debut single “Just My Next Song”, is being considered as a Nominee for the 62nd Grammy Awards 2020, as well as a

Downtown Mystic – ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ – more than just a nostalgic listening experience!

One of the things Downtown Mystic notoriously excel at is masking emotional lyrics with upbeat, driving-with-the-windows-rolled-down kind of melodies. Their double-side single, ‘3-Way Heartbreak’, which also includes the track ‘Same Old Lover’, recorded in 1983, has all that and more. While for most other contemporary bands, it’s hard to recapture the real magic of rock n’ roll, for Robert Allen and his crew, this comes easy. They grew up during rock’s golden era, hence Downtown Mystic’s music lives up to the genre’s legacy, rather than just riding on its coattails. The ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ single, on the Sha-La Music, Inc. catalog,

P Bailey – “Change The World” – a lush blend of mid-tempo R&B and Soul

P Bailey has adorned our pages many times over the last few years, but just in case you missed it, we’ll fill you in again. Originally from the UK, Paul Bailey aka P Bailey grabbed his first musical influences from Motown and Muscle Shoals, as well as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Without any formal training, the 5 octave singer, developed his singing and writing style by listening to artists like, Ron Isley, Donny Hathaway, Luther Van dross, Prince and James Brown. Bailey had his first major break when Rick James sampled his track ‘Part time Lover’ for the sound

Mandalan and So Foreign Productions Launch Campaign For ¿CÓMO SABRÉ? ft. Emarie Video

Mandalan is the music project of Los Angeles-based musician, songwriter and producer James Brennan. He produces a tropical house genre of dance/pop music with a dramatic sound including heavy drums and electronic elements. Together with So Foreign Productions, Mandalan is creating a music video experience for his new dance single ¿CÓMO SABRÉ? ft. Emarie, which you can be part of. On PATREON, they have launched a campaign inviting Patrons to be part of an upcoming official music video for the song. Supporters will receive a digital download of the song along with credits in the music video. They will also

Sofi Maeda – “ASHITA” bursts with sound and energy!

Sofi Maeda was born in Takamatsu, Japan. The alternative pop-punk starlet has been doing music seriously since 2016. She has released the album “You Know Me Well” in 2017 and has followed up with a series of successful singles. She has won singing as well as song contests, and has performed on the Red Square in Moscow, at the festival in Gorky Park, as well as concerts in Depo, Live Stars, San Diego, Glastonbury and many more. This year Sofi has dropped 3 singles so far, including “ASHITA”. If you like Sofi Maeda then you should already have “ASHITA” on

Jona Da King – “Roots Of Love” EP – balancing rhymes, and soulful crooning|

Jona Da King is a hip-hop artist from Toronto, Ontario, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Jona is set to release his EP “Roots Of Love” which is scheduled to drop September 30th 2020. The artist has an eclectic musical palette which is colored by Hip-hop, R&B, Pop, as well as Jazz and Rock tones. We checked out his prime tracks in anticipation of the EP, and if the goal of this release is to make a breakout statement that Jona Da King is getting seriously started, he’s succeeded, delivering some of the smoothest, most mellifluous urban sounds we’ve heard in music

“Pardon Me”: Lonna Marie and Frank Topper -An unrefined but deeper dimension to music

Originally from Hollywood, Florida, Lonna Marie began her singer songwriting career in New York City where she established herself as an underground artist and took that a step further and created an organization called Underground Artists Live; a safe haven where artists could perform in a supportive and welcoming environment located in the heart of the LES.

Before leaving NYC in 2012, she recorded a 7 song EP entitled “Oh no” which includes 7 original songs. Under the direction of Sean Gill (The Passengerz, Nightlife Recording Studios) she was able to explore her sound and take her music to the next level. Her move cross country turned into a tour where on the road she performed at The Listening Room (Nashville), The Rusty Nail (New Orleans), The House of Blues (Houston and Dallas) and finishing off the run at The Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles. In LA she’s also had the opportunity to perform at legendary venues like The House of Blues, The Standard Hotel and, her biggest show to date, The Hotel Cafe.

Lonna Marie is currently working on expanding her sound and is collaborating with some of the best producers around. She finished her single “Tonight” working with Will Golden (Gomez, Michelle Branch) and also had the opportunity to work with NYC based producer Roger Greenawalt (The Pierces, Ben Kweller) on two singles “Better Day” (available on iTunes) and “Goodbye”.

Lonna Marie just released her sophomore EP “The worst has just begun” which was produced by Will Golden (Matt Nathanson, Meiko) in Los Angeles. On it Lonna comes across as genuine and authentic: a quality missing in today’s pop scene which is commercially controlled. Another thing that separates her from many other music artists today is how her dynamics flow very well together, while managing to keep her songs on or just within three minutes, the almost perfect pop song length.

The use of incidentals such as interesting, varying chord progressions and time signature changes also creates a pleasing atmosphere in her songs. In laymen’s terms, she knows what she’s doing with her music. But she also knows how to scrupulously treat someone else’s creations. One such case is her collaboration with lyricist, Frank Topper on the song, “Pardon Me”.

There is as starry-eyed yet spiritual quality in Lonna Marie’s musical interpretation of Topper’s existentialist induced lyrics. “If there’s a being with a beard, in the sky, Pardon me…” could pose as a plea or a query, depending on which side of the Universal question you stand by. Amid which Lonna Marie’s articulately impressive voice wafts towards a high note, with the refrain of Topper’s lyrical mea culpa, “When I forgot to be love. Bow my head and stretch my neck. Get me out of this bad dream. It’s time I escape.”

This simple and stunning recording, with just a Ukulele accompaniment is the perfect alternate from the manufactured bubble-gum-acts out there, as unlike the rest, Lonna Marie proves to be an honest and innovative songwriter, able to wholly capture and interpret the quintessence of Frank Topper’s lyrics.

“Pardon Me” shows an unrefined but deeper dimension to Lonna Marie’s music and has a soothing effect on the listener, while Frank Topper’s “being with a beard in the sky”, will have you up all night, trying to figure it all out…

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