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.
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.
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.
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
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."
Take Me To Your Train
Pablo Lavins, an independent artist from the city of Frutillar, Chile, presents his new song "Take me to your train" the first single from his latest studio work titled "Anxiety Relief," which focuses on his internal world and the journey that represents the constant oscillation between different human emotions. The album features a much more complete instrumentation compared to his previous release, thanks to the inclusion of musical instruments such as drums, electric guitar, bass, and piano, in addition to classical string instruments like cello and violin present in his previous work album "Old New Year's Drinks."
Kapture, your favorite “rising star in the music industry,” with a “voice that exudes sheer badassery in every rap she delivers,” is joining forces with Groovyie, our “captivating storyteller and eyebrow raising lyricist” to bring you their next single, “Residuals.” Produced by Sam J Garfield, “Residuals” drops Sept 8, 2024 and leaves it all on the tables with and unapologetic, sexy assertivness and the confident flair we are beginning to expect from Kapture and her crew. The bubbly syncopation of the percussion and the melodic choices of both vocalists have this Pop-Rap track feeling buoyant and free-flowing. The seamless flip-flopping between Kapture and Groovyie’s raps highlights the serendipitous juxtaposition of their styles with the streamline of their lyrical tendencies. Both with a strong, confident delivery and focused intention, these two remain unique in their tonality and personal artistry, giving you the fierce duo you didn’t know you needed.
Introducing Sofia Evangelina, a talented singer and songwriter renowned for her powerful vocals and charismatic stage presence. Originally from Canada and currently based in Dubai, Sofia started her musical journey at a very young age. Her undeniable talent and desire to become a remarkable artist were evident when she was just 3 years old; even her early audiences nicknamed her 'mini Christina' due to her similar singing style reminiscent of Christina Aguilera. Her music seamlessly blends pop and R&B, showcasing her ability to craft a unique sound that defines her identity. "Lone Wolf" stands as her latest single, originally released on September 1st. This song delves into the journey of solitude one must undertake in the pursuit of greatness.
NLTS (Ft. A.T.O. & Pronto Valid)
Ozzient, a talented music producer hailing from Chicago, United States, joins forces with two remarkable artists of the rap/hip-hop music scene, A.T.O (AllenTheOfficial) and Pronto Valid, to delight us with their latest masterpiece titled "NLTS".
This song delves into the hardships and struggles that everyone faces while striving to achieve their goals, dreams, and aspirations, something that nearly every individual encounters on a daily basis. "'NLTS" is an anthem about persevering through tough times and staying committed to reaching one's ultimate objectives.
The collaboration between Ozzient, A.T.O, and Pronto Valid offers an outstanding musical experience. The lyrical structure combines elements from both pop and hip-hop music, while the instrumental arrangement features the talents of two close friends of Ozzient; Walter R. on electric guitar and SirTrevorJames, who contributed to the audio engineering process
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.
Gossip In Your Head
Robots in Love, a captivating musical project that brings together the talents of four accomplished musicians from Dunedin, New Zealand, unveils their latest musical gem, 'Gossip In Your Head,' which serves as their fourth promotional single on their discography.
Officially released on September 15th, 2023, this song delves deep into the theme of anxiety and the repetitive thoughts that swirl around the mind. The musical structure provides a calming and immersive sonic landscape, offering an escape from those feelings.
This track masterfully combines dark and emotive electronic production with the resonance of live drums, bass, and guitar, complemented by deep and crystalline vocal ambiances, creating a sonorous tapestry that leaves a lasting impact on listeners.