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

Henry Metal’s roving guitar work grabbing center stage!

If you’ve  been waiting since the late ’70s, listening to hundreds of new groups and recordings during that time, trying to capture that old feeling of sitting down with a rock album that took you on a journey to a higher place where musical genres and boundaries melted away for the greater glory of sheer adrenalin pumping emotion. If rare albums like those were addictive for you, requiring many listens to unravel deeper mysteries and joys. Then you will not be disappointed with the progressive metal album “Henry Metal 8” because, Henry Metal has done it again, and for the tenth time in a row. This album is the modern and heavier version of the creativity we all loved during the progressive rock era. The music flows well and is intelligent from beginning to end.

“Henry Metal 8” is one of very few to succeed fully in the same way and on virtually every level for me. You’ll realize how much you’d missed sitting down for a spell with such engaging music that shines from that captivating higher place. Every element here seems just right, flowing seamlessly, and the world suddenly seems better.

It’s hard to describe the 8 tracks here without sounding a bit unhinged with excitement, but that’s the feeling I got from this effort. Trying to explain exactly why “Henry Metal 8” stuns me would be an overwhelming task. Suffice to say that the masterful balance of composition, musicianship, and production strikes me most of all, with a special nod to the brilliant guitars and vocals throughout.

The insightful and oddball lyrics (think Tenacious D), the extended instrumental excursions (think early King Crimson), the lush harmonies (think early Yes), the constant attention to the swing of emotional highs and lows (think early Genesis), and the crushing riff-rich landscapes (think Metallica and Slayer), as well as the bombastic operatic-like performances (think Meatloaf), are all coming from that great place above. Every note and beat matters here.

Since he started in 2017, Henry Metal has certainly proven himself to be a master composer, arranger, lyricist, performer, producer, engineer, and virtually every other role that applies. While I’ve definitely enjoyed his previous efforts, this one’s special.

“Henry Metal 8” is likely a recording he’ll be remembered for – the moment his many roles and skills merged into something larger and magical. At least that’s my take after some totally addictive listening.

The album opens with “Robes 8”, in an almost offhand way, with building piano and organ keys leading us towards the incumbent pandemonium that awaits us, and from there moves all over the rock n’ roll map. Tracks are both beautiful and extremely aggressive.

And while “Sparta” forges an epic metal backdrop, its “I Got The Fever” that unleashes Henry Metal’s beastly guitar chops – from fiery soloing to unbridled shredding, this upbeat track has got it all. The gritty “Bodhisattiva” unfolds all of Henry’s singing prowess as his voice scales dizzying heights, reminding me of Toto in full vocal swing during their heyday.

If you dig relentless rhythms, and intense energy, doused with a dose of classic rock melody, then “Gotta Get Back To Chicago” is your cut. The bombastic roar of “Propaganda” hides some wickedly clever lyrics, so you should be reminded to hit replay a couple times to catch the gist of the narrative.

“Winberry Lavender” is one of my favorite tracks on the album – vocally, musically and lyrically, it is a stunningly impressive composition. Ironic, melodic, and richly layered in rock’s lushest electrifying instruments, this is a song Meatloaf would beg, steal and borrow, to have in his catalog.

“Raven” is a thrashing five minute rock n’ roll opera, with Henry Metal’s roving guitar work grabbing center stage. It’s a fitting end to a charging and deceptively clever album. An interwoven masterpiece of high octane power, the production and craftsmanship is second to none on “Henry Metal 8”, as after 10 albums, fans of Henry Metal have come to expect.

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