Rashod Holmes Announces New Single ‘The One’

The soul singer relives how he met his wife and started his family on a tender new song. Rashod Holmes is known for bringing romance to life with his evocative voice, but he has never told as personal a story as the one he tells with his latest single. ‘The One’ is a true life love story that acknowledges the struggles and triumphs that go into building a long-lasting relationship. “I found the one for me” Rashod sings. “She is the girl of my dreams.” While Rashod is convinced that he has found the perfect partner, there is much more

Billy Ray Rock – “Get The Funk”- hitting up all the classic tenets of funk

Washington State Singer-Bassist, Billy Ray Rock, plays more than 10 instruments and produces and performs every instrument you hear in his music. From Rock to R&B and Dance, Billy delivers them all. His single “Get The Funk”, simply adds another delicious flavor to his sonic menu. His unearthly bass chops, resonant vocal wobble and inner funk DNA is scorching hot, while it straddles the genre’s trademark grooves. Blaring horns and slapping drums accompanies the party-styled adlibs, as the track treads its momentum. If you’re looking the glossy high-tech dance-club funk perpetuated by bands like Chromeo, then this is not the

Vincent Krennerich – “Verlassene Stadt” – plenty of delicate aural color

Vincent Krennerich is a composer, songwriter and pianist from Germany. The artist, who has featured on our pages before, has released his double-side single, entitled, “Verlassene Stadt”, which translated, would mean ‘abandoned city’. The second track, contained in this set, is called “Morgengrauen”, which in English, would mean ‘dawn’. However if you heard these compositions, there would be no need to translate them, as Krennerich’s music describes itself rather poignantly. Though stripped back and basic solo piano, the key to the success of both these recordings, is the propensity Vincent Krennerich has in composing subtly fine melodies. Both tracks have

Hybrid Blues fuses stellar musicianship, heartfelt songwriting and soul-stirring vocals

Out of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hybrid Blues are a 4-piece band, made up of Mike Everard (guitars, vocals), Adam Pendred (bass), Mark Schaumann (drums) and award winning front-man, singer-songwriter Roy Hudson. The band signed to SGNB Records USA, has just released its self-titled blues-based album. No two songs on “Hybrid Blues” sound the same. The record not only showcases Roy’s abilities as a singer and a songwriter, but also highlights the wide range of influences that have impacted on his music. The album takes you in so many different dynamic directions that it can feel a little dizzying, while the

Marshall Artz Productionz – “Go Missing” ft. SeanQ – is incredibly hypnotic, with crystal-clear production

Released Aug 28th, “Go Missing” Prod. by Marshall Artz Productionz, is the producer’s 3rd single release since June. The track will be featured on his upcoming 2021, self-titled LP “Marshall Artz Experiment”. The song features singer-songwriter SeanQ, from Dallas, Texas. The producer’s blend of R&B-inspired neo-soul and smooth chill sounds becomes its own entity within the hip-hop and urban music world. Marshall Artz Productionz work should gain high appraisal through its colorful and subtly amped vibes that play to any genre lover’s ears alike. After listening to this track, I expect that the outpouring of demand for more of the

Evie Calabasas – “STARGIRL” – strong, sensitive vocals and soul-baring songs

Evie Calabasas is a 20 year-old singer and songwriter. She started playing guitar at the age of 6 and started singing at 15 years old. After attempting to be part of band on numerous occasions, Evie finally opted for a solo career. Her first solo project, the 3 track EP “STARGIRL”, has its title inspired by the first song she ever played live.  It is a tempered and exceptional record. It shakes, rattles and rolls with minimal, almost absent percussion, a dominantly strummed acoustic guitar and occasional keyboard interludes. Above all, is Evie Calabasas’ voice, which delivers an untethered, sweetly

Baby Lu releases her first single “Bad Stuff” on all major streaming platforms

Luna Elisabeth Jezebel Pool aka Baby Lu was born on February 5, 2002 in Frankfurt, Germany. Lu began singing and songwriting in her early teens and went to several music auditions where she was rejected because of her young age. She then decided to start making her own music after graduation in 2018. As she didn’t have any connections yet she wasn’t able to produce something properly. In 2019 she met the producer Austin Asiegbu (2aBeaatz) and started to produce her own songs. Pool has cited Adele and Demi Lovato as her major musical influences. Her other influences or inspirations

Where There’s A Will – There’s A Way!

Where There’s A Will – There’s A Way! That’s the way Will Ready lives his life, no excuses, no regrets, and no looking back. Just like fine wine, Will has gotten better with time. With over 25 years in the music business, 7 albums and numerous tours, Will is ready. Singer/Songwriter/Producer and Showman, Will is the complete entertainer. His blend of R&B, Soul, Jazz has earned him welcoming fans in Europe, Japan and The Caribbean. Will attributes his silky seductive style to his love of R&B, Soul greats like, Charlie Wilson, Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, Ron Isley, Marvin Gaye, Luther

Rockstar Marcus – “Wavy” – a knack for real melody and a great sense for catchy production

Rockstar Marcus is a melodic/ emo rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. Combining soulful singing with a touch of rap and a slew of talent, the artist’s single, “Wavy”, induces us to take a serious look at the artist’s past releases, while he drops an ambitious message for the future. As soon as the mellow sentimental mood begins to kick in, one is reminded of the psychedelic image of fluctuating soundwaves as the song plays. The beat rising and falling with Rockstar Marcus’ masterful voice and atmospheric instrumental taking us on a mesmerizing journey. The summer vibe of the song is

Bernie Aka Birdbadas – “Sensual” shows a unique flexibility and verve

Bernie Aka Birdbadas wears many hats. He is an indie artist, producer, vocalist, rapper, poet, break-dancer and graffiti painter from Glyngore, Denmark. Most importantly, he is currently promoting his double single project, called “Sensual”, featuring the title track and “Everybody Wants”. In mixing and melody, these tracks are closer to uplifting trance and groovy house than anything else, and Bernie puts his bass front and center. His arrangements, consequently, are beautifully economical. Yet Bernie Aka Birdbadas manages to craft tracks far beyond the sum of their parts. In the wrong hands, the sonics he toys can sound overdone or repetitive,

Shallow Side Sumptuously Re-Imagine Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page”

“On a long and lonesome highway East of Omaha. You can listen to the engine. Moanin’ out his one note song. You can think about the woman. Or the girl you knew the night before. But your thoughts will soon be wandering. The way they always do. When you’re ridin’ sixteen hours. And there’s nothin’ much to do. And you don’t feel much like ridin’. You just wish the trip was through.” Many musicians dream of living a life headlining tours across the globe. They imagine performing every night in front of packed out crowds, traveling to far away cities, and getting to do what they love. While that does sound amazing for anyone with the dream of making music professionally, Bob Seger’s song “Turn the Page” got extremely honest about the hardships of living on the road. The song was on Seger’s album “Back in ’72” that was released in 1973.

“Turn the Page” is about the darker side of fame, as it describes the loneliness and pain of continually traveling on tour. This song was one of the two popular songs that Seger wrote while touring, during his long career. The other being the well-known “Night Moves”.

Apart from having inspired the song “Wanted Dead or Alive”, according to Jon Bon Jovi, “Turn the Page” has since been covered by illustrious acts, such as Metallica, Jon English, Jason Aldean, Waylon Jennings, Golden Earring and Eric Church. And now most recently, the Alabama rock band, Shallow Side have released an acoustic version of the song.

“Turn the Page” is the first of a series of cover songs that will be released over the remainder of the year through Thermal Entertainment. Shallow Side vocalist, Eric Boatright stated: “I’ve been a huge fan of Bob Seger since before I thought music could be a career choice. Having the recent covid-19 pandemic ground the entire industry, continued to bring back thoughts of the road and an overwhelming feeling of simply wanting to just turn the page from this chapter so we can get back to the asphalt!” Considering this was a song about the pains of travelling, Boatright’s explanation shows just how badly we need to get out of this pandemic.

The raw, honest lyrics and the beautiful tune, makes “Turn the Page” one of those songs that you can listen to over and over again. Add that perfect equation, and sum it to the eloquent and heartfelt rendition Shallow Side turn out here, and you’re left with an impactful, emotive package that has no negatives.

Eric Boatright is thoughtful, nuanced and powerful on the vocals, while Matt Daniels and Seth Trimble’s acoustic guitars lay down a sweeping backdrop that will blow away the static in your soul. Powerhouse drummer, Heath Fields, gets to take a well-earned break on this one.

While Bob Seger’s original was more restrained, almost conversational in parts, conveying the sense of repetition and restlessness described in the lyrics, Shallow Side inject a potent aura of angst and yearning, perfectly befitting of the situation they (and all of us) are forced to live under.

Boatright’s voice at times, breaks into a full-throated scream, communicating all of his frustrations and the desperate desire to move on. The tension and dramatic effects of the current situation are clearly felt. This is how you re-imagine a cover song in an original way, while sticking to the script.

Stream or download today: https://ffm.to/ssturnthepage. The band is currently supporting their first full length album “Saints & Sinners” and will resume touring when it is safe. The album can be streamed at https://ffm.to/shallowsidesaintsandsinners.

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