Neave Zaria releases the highly anticipated piano ballad ‘Patience Of A Saint’

Neave Zaria is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from the UK who possesses a talent way beyond her years. Heavily compared to Adele & Amy Winehouse, Neave was brought up listening to classic jazz and soul singers such as Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin & Etta James. Influenced by these musical legends and inspired by everyday life Neave has become an accomplished and prolific songwriter. Debut single ‘If I See You’ was released in March 2020 and has been playlisted all around the world, receiving glowing reviews from the music press. Hot off the heels of ‘If I See You’, her

In ‘The Book of Vision’ Composer Hanan Townshend Blurs The Line Between Science and Spirituality

Townshend weaves a spellbinding tapestry of sounds in Carlo Hintermann’s directorial debut about hopes, dreams, and death Composer Hanan Townshend’s new score for The Book of Vision is now available on Amazon. The Terrence Malick production marks swiz documentarian Carlo Hintermann’s directorial debut. “This film faces the reality of life and death, our hopes and fears, and inspires us to live life to the fullest,” says Townshend of the mind-bending journey. Hintermann describes The Book of Vision as “a game of mirrors between two dimensions, inspired by the type of storytelling in video games.” The production’s international cast includes Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”), Lotte Verbeek (“Outlander,” “The Borgias”), Sverrir Gudnason

Ute – “Happiness Together” – thoughtfully sung beautiful music from a strong female singer

Ute is a singer, born in Germany, whose heart is in the USA, alongside a huge part of her fans. Ute’s best friend, Grammy winner Kurt Wipfli, is also her producer, and many of her songs are originally written and composed by him as well. Her latest single is, is the love ballad, “Happiness Together”. “It is about that once in a lifetime story when you realize that the person right next to you is the one who you want to spend the rest of your life with,” explains Ute. This is thoughtfully sung, beautiful music from a strong female

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

DAV!D&CLARA: “Body Works” – lusciously lusty melodies!

With such a wealth of personal experience to draw from,  DAV!D (David Castillo) and his trustworthy computer CLARA will never be short of lyrical inspiration for his songs, the beating heart of both of them having already been through more than you or I could expect to reasonably encounter in a lifetime. Melody, song structure and a pop sensibility. The latter is something the new album “Body Works” never approaches – intentionally. Yet the signs are that DAV!D, plugging himself in to more obviously gritty electronic production this time has found an intense mode of expression that suits him extremely well. Confessional or redemptive lyrics feature strongly once again, prompting thoughts of DAV!D&CLARA’s finest songs. The project’s primal cry here opens a few emotional and sensual doors – the dark, metallic texture closer to Nine Inch Nails than ever before, but with a Darkwave and EDM twist.

The trimmings may be darkly laced, but when the crunchiness of the sounds threaten to envelop, the lyrical content overwhelms with the flipside. In pop terms, the songs are a shade too complex – but this means the subtly applied electronic cuttings have more time to work their magic, as they often do, in and around the vocals.

Brooding, slowly treading basslines patrol the lower reaches, while the lusciously lusty melodies stick firmly after a few listens. DAV!D&CLARA, it seems, are progressing into a well-rounded, mature songwriting team who play to all their strengths, and in particular the imposing voice, and its ability to move from a confidential whisper to a rabble rousing bellow.

These songs show DAV!D&CLARA in a newly redemptive prime, and will satisfy both short and long term devotees. One of the challenges for any singer is learning how to write songs that fit his or her talents. It may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many otherwise good singers forget this simple fact, not that I’m naming any names.

“Body Works” is filled with songs that take advantage of DAV!D’s voice which is melancholy, languorous, slightly disaffected with a core of honest sentiment. If there’s a reason why DAV!D is probably an archetypal synth-type vocalist, it’s showcased on this album. He sounds as goth-rock, new-romantic and industrial as deeply as anyone else I can think of.

DAV!D’s voice is able to undress the listener with its sultry vocal stroking, while CLARA has smooth, clean, fluid lines that are stacked by rumbling buzz-saw stylistics. Together the two, synergize an opiate state and Arcadian conditioning that preens of resonating, visceral and sensuous ambient flourishes.

From the moment the album opens with “Do it like you mean it”, and then moves through standouts like “Blood Moon “X62”, “Sunset Eyes” and “Luxe Life”, you realize that DAV!D&CLARA’s songs are less artsy and more emo-throttled than many of their genre contemporaries.

The industrial tendencies in the synth patterns for the tracks on this album create moving pictures anchored by heavily chained beats with sumptuous emo-driven sonic furls. This is immediately evident in another cluster of standouts:  “Shooting Star”, “Soaked”, “Golden and Delicious” and “Bodywork”.

The lyrics supply carnal answers as the music produces a swirling sieve of synth-textured atmospherics around DAV!D’s breathy vocal rises and falls. The electro streaks turn hard and biting, impressing a Goth rock chill through the wavy melodic tissues. DAV!D&CLARA fuses a number of elements into the music while being steadfast to the inflaming synth chimes.

“Body Works” certainly presents a fully grown and matured DAV!D&CLARA – musically, lyrically, and vocally. The feeling that he lives inside these songs is vivid: both epic and minimalist, the album solidifies his writing abilities while his unshakable baritone reasserts his performing credentials.

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