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

Towards Zero: “Reveries” – dynamic and three-dimensional!

Towards Zero is a band from Ceres, CA, who have released their debut EP entitled “Reveries”.  What the band has accomplished on their first recording is truly phenomenal. They have crafted an EP that is so impacting, yet mellow that you don’t even realize that it’s had an effect on you until it slowly starts to seep its way into random moments throughout the day. At the same time the album is truly dynamic, incorporating the best of rock, progressive, pop, electronic and indie into a tight, cohesive collection that is over before you want it to be. Though seemingly negative, this actually warrants the inevitable repeat listens that will undoubtedly follow. Crystal male and female led vocals are layered over fascinating music that seems to have a mind of its own. Trippy bubbly sounds follow with snappy appeal. You never know what to expect next but may find yourself just enjoying the ride. Jangly guitar accentuates as catchy lyrics flow into addictive grooves.

From the opening track, the sounds are entertaining, intellectual, and lucid, while several musical styles are explored. In “Intro”, the synths takes center stage and is profoundly beautiful in creativity. The vocals are especially dreamy and you’ll feel like you’re seeing the sound in psychedelic swirls.

As the second track “OMW” slides in, you’ll hear traces of wonderful, unusual new blends of sound and harmony. Where most of today’s music is canned, packaged, and corporate surveyed, this feels clean and alive. Towards Zero is anything but predictable. Other than the fact that excellence flows in abundance from their musical and artistic expressions, their music is engaging on an emotional level.

Towards Zero are not content to repeat themselves, nor are they afraid to confront difficult musical ideas that many artists don’t frequent. They are crafting music way beyond the masses. On “My Bones”, they take the luxury of intriguing solos, complex songwriting and expansive sounds, and complement them with the melodic smoothness, the warmth, and the earthly core of their sound.

The female vocals and harmonies are at their most captivating on this one as the music flows like a winding river. With great depth of soundstage and beautiful complexity this song should be listened to on headphones or a great audio system to hear the nuances Towards Zero place in there, and the crafty positioning of the instruments.

“Thief In The Night” might just be the EP’s centerpiece. The music is full of fast swells and quieter lulls; building to peaks and then releases. The guitar work and an emphasis on percussion brings moments of intensity between spaces of lush and intricate vocal arrangements. The band paint a story that is constantly chasing the flux of memory and the metaphysical concern of trust.

The tremendously infectious rhythm relentlessly driving the dynamic of the track forwards. “Viola” delivers excellent sound design and production. Its amazing ear candy for active, focused listening. The sound, from acoustic to electric, is very dynamic and three-dimensional, innovative and gorgeous.

There are artists who choose to make music because it’s their calling. It comes from their core and they have the burning desire to create something that will ignite our imagination – Towards Zero falls decidedly into this category. “Viola” allows Towards Zero to explore an almost epic avant-garde palette, incorporating bits of prog with several other styles blended into one.

As usual, the band delivers poignant and thought-provoking ideas with a superlative arrangement, enthralling melodies and vocals, and touching lyricism. My only question is: If Towards Zero have set the bar this high on their debut, where the heck are they planning to go to next?

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