Rehya Stevens, the award-winning artist known for her festive Christmas catalog, is back with her latest single, "Early Winter." This heartfelt ballad, written by Stevens and produced by Brian Steckler, touches on the deeper emotions of the holiday season.
While Stevens' previous Christmas songs have brought joy and cheer, "Early Winter" explores the more tender aspects of the season. It's a song that resonates with those who face the holidays with grief, regrets, and the anticipation of difficult moments. In Rehya's words, it's about learning from mistakes, treasuring time with loved ones, and showing them dignity and radical acceptance, even in challenging times.
Where Are We Running
Evelí Ray, a talented Spanish Singer and composer unveils her latest masterpiece titled “Where Are We Running”. This song talks about something we all can relate to – our hectic lives and the sense of emptiness pervading our cities. The artist explains: “We run from one place to the other, phone in our hands, more disconnected from ourselves and each other than ever. It's a wake-up call to slow down and find meaning in little things that makes a huge difference”.
Evelí, in collaboration with accomplished musicians from Spain and various Latin American countries, creates a rich mixture of folk and pop music, fusing ethnic and acoustic instruments to craft an authentic sonic landscape that evokes the spirit of Iberian, nordic and Latin American cultures.
A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody
Victor V. Gurbo, a talented singer and songwriter, presents his reimagined version of Irving Berlin's timeless classic, "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody." Originally composed in 1919 and made famous as the theme song of the "Ziegfeld Follies," this song has recently entered the public domain. Gurbo's reinterpretation, created for WNYC's Public Song Project in March 2023, takes a unique approach to this beloved classic.
In his rendition, Gurbo explores the darker side of this often upbeat and major-key song. He presents it in a minor key, giving it a haunting quality. Accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Mark Caserta on bass and resonator guitar, as well as country singer Kathryn Lewis on vocals, Gurbo's version brings a fresh perspective to the song.
To maintain the original recording quality of the source material, the song was recorded using repurposed antique radios obtained from Redeemer Electric Labs. These converted radios, both amplifiers and microphones, contributed significantly to the unique tone of the recording.
10,000 rains (Oma's song)
Meghan Pulles, a talented singer-songwriter hailing from Nashville, United States, has unveiled her latest musical masterpiece titled "10,000 Rains" (Oma’s Song). This release marks a significant milestone in the artist's career, as it stands as her 19th entry in her carefully crafted discography and the 13th promotional single. Meghan embarked on her musical journey in 2019 with the release of her debut single, "Shelter In The Storm," which has garnered over 31,000 streams on Spotify.
The artist shares, "10,000 Rains is a heartfelt dedication to Oma, who passed away in May, leaving behind her love, light, and cherished memories. She lived and persevered to the remarkable age of 100, drawing closer to God in her final days, which was truly inspiring to me. This song embodies the spirit of resilience and the determination to weather life's storms, even when they seem insurmountable. It's a tribute to all of us who have endured 10,000 rains and still stand strong. We should take pride in the unwavering strength we've shown."
See For Miles (Bounder’s Motif)
Emerging band Two Headed Horse, hailing from London, is making a powerful entrance onto the music scene with their debut single, 'See For Miles.' The band, comprised by four talented musicians, took full creative control on the recording process, handling engineering, production, and mixing, resulting in a track that's already generating buzz for its intriguing musical ideas and captivating vibe.
Excitingly, this is just the beginning. Two Headed Horse has more in store for their growing fan base, with another single set to drop in late October, followed by an eagerly anticipated EP towards the end of the year. This upcoming EP was recorded in Oxford, with the accomplished Mark Gardener of Ride, promising a blend of unique musical elements.
After putting in the work behind the scenes for some time, Two Headed Horse is now ready to step into the spotlight and share their music with the world. Their sights are set on captivating London audiences with live performances, making them a band to watch as they build momentum in the music scene
Giovanna Centonzio is a young and talented Chilean artist hailing from the city of Santiago, Chile. In her first studio work, she presents her debut single "Amanecer" from her first EP titled "Amor y Mundo". This song's sound is distinguished by its delicacy and emotiveness, elements that are reflected in Giovanna's voice and the way she interprets the songs. Her lyrics are profound and delve into themes such as love, introspection, and connection with the world around us, giving her music a personal and intimate character.
Natalie Clark, a talented singer and songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland, invites us to join her on her latest musical journey, 'Freedom.' Officially released on October 13th, this song provides a unique experience as Natalie encourages us to embrace the moment and live life to the rhythm of the music. Drawing inspiration from a range of genres, including alternative pop and rock pop, this anthemic song is driven by Natalie's flawless vocal performance, transitioning from soft, angelic verses to high-energy, uplifting choruses, making it a must-have addition to your daily playlist.
Hailing from Menai, Australia, Clare Easdown, a gifted singer and songwriter, unveils her latest masterpiece titled "Scopolamine." This song, produced and mixed by Clare herself, seamlessly blends elements from different genres such as dark and art pop, showcasing Clare's prowess not only as a vocalist but also as a musician and producer.
The artist explains, "'Scopolamine' is about the power of love, loss, and the deep, gut-wrenching knowledge that she may never see or hear from the one person she loves ever again." Lustful and pained lyrics emanate straight from Clare's heart, infusing the track with raw emotion.
In her pursuit of authenticity, Clare chose to keep this track incredibly raw and unadorned. She took on the responsibility of mixing and mastering it herself to maintain its genuine and authentic essence, eschewing overproduction in favor of a more heartfelt and real connection with her audience.
"a_shes, a remarkably talented singer and songwriter hailing from the vibrant music scene in the UK, splits his creative presence between the bustling cities of London and Cambridge. His artistic prowess shines through in his latest release, "glory days," unveiled to the world on October 13th. With this track, a_shes skillfully weaves a musical tapestry that seamlessly transports listeners back to the early 2010s, evoking the indie vibes that once dominated the Tumblr music landscape.
"glory days" is not just a song; it's a captivating masterpiece that transcends the boundaries of genres. Drawing inspiration from dream pop and electronic music, a_shes masterfully combines diverse elements to create a nostalgic yet refreshing auditory experience. The song invites its audience on an enchanting journey, immersing them in a world where the ambiance sounds serve as a backdrop to a_shes's deep, smooth vocal delivery. From the very first notes, listeners are pulled into the heart of the music, entranced by the hypnotic blend of sound and emotion.
What sets "glory days" apart is its mesmerizing musical structure. The song delicately begins with soft, subtle sounds, gradually building momentum until it crescendos into a euphoric chorus that resonates with raw emotion. Each note, each lyric, contributes to the song's irresistible charm, leaving an indelible mark on the listener's soul.
Shades of Neon (Synth Seduction Mix)
E.T. Man, a talented band hailing from the vibrant musical scene of Los Angeles, United States comes to delight us with their latest single titled "Shades of Neon" (Synth Seduction Mix). This song is a remarkable reimagining of their original track, skillfully blending elements from bedroom pop, chillwave, and synthwave genres.
Originally dropped on December 9th, 2023, "Shades of Neon (Synth Seduction Mix)" has quickly gained traction, amassing over 2000 plays on Spotify. This dynamic track takes listeners on a sonic journey, evoking a sense of nostalgia while pushing the boundaries of contemporary music.
E.T. Man's music captures the essence of Los Angeles, infusing their work with the city's diverse and ever-evolving cultural influences. With a penchant for experimentation and a commitment to crafting a signature sound, E.T. Man is a band to watch in the ever-evolving landscape of modern music.
Anna Thoresen, a talented 21-year-old artist originally from New Jersey and now based in Los Angeles, has recently taken the music scene by storm with her latest single, 'LIMIT,' released on September 15th.
'LIMIT' is a captivating pop/R&B anthem that resonates with themes of self-love and empowerment. In this vibrant track, Anna captures the essence of cutting ties with people who no longer bring positivity and growth to one's life. Her aim was to create an up-tempo and enjoyable song while staying true to her own experiences and emotions. With 'LIMIT,' Anna hopes to inspire listeners to realize that true self-love doesn't depend on having a partner, emphasizing the importance of self-respect and resilience.
Anna Thoresen is passionate about spreading the message of self-love and standing up against negativity. Her ultimate goal is to reach as many people as possible with her empowering music. 'LIMIT' is a testament to her dedication to this cause, and her infectious enthusiasm is sure to touch the hearts of many music enthusiasts.
Closer to You
Anton Commissaris, a talented solo artist hailing from Menlo Park, California, has released his latest single, “Closer To You.” With a song that could be comfortably covered by either Frank Sinatra or Stevie Wonder,
Commissaris sets the stage for the story of a man who is determined to get closer to a lovely woman of his infatuation. She has yet to notice and reciprocate his feelings, but he is determined to win her over and will be as patient as needed. This song is for all the men who refuse to give up on their dreams of romance with a special woman; for those who believe that romantic resolve will win the day.
This song features a vibrant rhythm section working a tight R&B medium backbeat as the song's anchoring groove. A lush piano accompaniment inflects the tune with rising flourishes, complimented by romantic guitar fills that are topped off with Commissaris’s rich and soothing vocals. "Closer to You" is delivered in the key of Db major with rich jazz-soul harmonies and an increasingly rare thing in today’s music; a bridge with a key change (to Eb major). The bridge provides structural contrast and a detour from the verse and chorus sections of the song, but it also informs the story. From there, we learn that the singer is coming to this quest for the lady’s love with some romance-inflicted scars from the past from which he seeks salvation.