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Jon Fritz will take you a ‘Million Miles Away’ with his acoustic rock ballad.

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Attempting to capture the sheer artistry and beauty in Jon Fritz’ standout single, Million Miles Away, isn’t an enviable task. The orchestrally scored, cinematic rock ballad shows its 70s folk-rock roots while greeting you as a contemporary panoramic soundscape that you will lose yourself in time after time.

Million Miles Away will undoubtedly enamour any fans of Cat Stevens while the extra sonic power and distinction in the intricate melodies put the single on the Eddie Vedder solo album level. It may seem unthinkable to minds outside of the industry that such talent can fly under the radar but Jon Fritz’ proves that the traditional art of storytelling is upheld, even if most people would rather bemoan what is on the radio rather than seek out talent. He’s so much more than a virtuoso for the way that he triggers evocative responses with his clever arrangements and vocals that hit as hard as Tom Yorke’s.

Million Miles Away is now available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

LT – How Would it Feel: The Ultimate Melancholic Dream-Pop Track

Award-winning singer-songwriter, LT (Leanne Tennant), has poured her spellbinding talent into yet another evocatively ensnaring single, How Would it Feel; by all accounts, it’s the ultimate melancholic pop track. Expect a similar sonic palette to the likes of Beach House, Deerhunter and Slowdive through the shoegazey angular guitars and hazy reverb paired with uplifting elements of folk.

LT delivered familiarity and alchemic distinction in the same package; her soulfully provoking, tender indie vocals command the soundscape in the same hypnotic way as London Grammar, Daughter and the XX. The reminiscences are great for reference, but to truly appreciate her exceptional songwriting skills, you’ll need to experience the soul of How Would It Feel first-hand.

How Would it Feel was officially released on September 13; you can check it out for yourselves via her website or SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

LeoJJChill leaves us ensnared with his minimalist folk sound.

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With years of songwriting behind him, LeoJJChill has given us a taste of what we can expect from his future releases. Anyone who found them ensnared by Nick Cave’s new material created in collaboration with Warren Ellis will quickly become ensnared by the ease of the melodies and the command of the vocals above the gentle acoustic guitar progressions.

His songwriting that takes you right back to the roots of folk is simple, but it isn’t without soul or authentic artistic licence, and that is exactly what leaves you absorbed by LeoJJChill’s less-than-archetypal approach to lo-fi folk. We eagerly await his official indie-folk debut.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Lesse has released the most powerful ballad of the year with Runaway.

After racking up over 110k streams with his folky dark pop debut single, The Ghost, breaking pop artist Lesse is here with his latest deeply melancholic single, Runaway.

If Hozier carried the same pensive edge of Tom Odell, the sonic result wouldn’t be worlds away from this captivating ballad which uses minimalist minor-key piano notes and plenty of spatial effects to allow Lesse’s evocative vocal harmonies to resound in the atmosphere of the neo-classically inclined soundscape

The artist’s songwriting ability, paired with his vocal talent and lyrical vulnerability, make Runaway one of the most powerful ballads to have hit the airwaves this year.

Runaway is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Blowing My Own Trumpet takes us around the world with ‘She’s a Black Snake in My Grass’.

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Blowing My Own Trumpet is the latest project by South African Trumpeter Claude Lamon. His culturally cultivated sound is best enjoyed through his latest single, She’s a Black Snake in My Grass, featuring his daughter Josephine Lamon, which comprises elements of folk, rock, and African rhythms.

The vibrantly rich soundscape uses jazzy piano motifs around brass and the male and female layered vocals that pull together to celebrate their love for the land and the heritage that made their ground-breaking roots-based sound possible.

She’s a Black Snake in My Grass is now available to stream via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Shades Of Grey: Luis Moreno sends fitting tribute to his true soulmate on ‘How I Love You’

Taken meaningfully off his second album, the twelve track gem ‘Veil of Difference‘, Luis Moreno sings with all his heart on the truly sad story about that lost love you will never ever forget on ‘How I Love You‘.

Luis Moreno is a New York-born, Los Angeles, California-based indie alt-rock/pop/folk singer-songwriter.

He is inspired to creatively answer the “emotional call” he proclaims the world is presently crying for in this new age of unprecedented isolation and disconnect.” ~ Luis Moreno

This is the story about missing someone so close who has now passed – you recall their memory so vividly – as you toast the good times you had and vow to never take anything or anyone for granted. Sharing this message is clearly the aim here from a passionate artist who puts his whole soul into this wonderful song, that is stacked full of that true care and remembrance.

Moreno’s music is a testament to raising awareness to the beauty and simplicity of his life’s mission: emotional intelligence and true heart connection.” ~ Luis Moreno

How I Love You‘ from the New York-based indie alt-rock/pop/folk artist Luis Moreno, is such a heartbreaking single that makes you shed a small tear at the memory of his former lover. They couldn’t be together as long as they both wanted and they will forever be cherished, on an incredible song that will surely have you feeling so much admiration for such a beautiful tribute.

Hear this incredibly emotional new single on his Spotify and see more info about his life on the Instagram music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

In A Pretty Place: Catherine Porter recalls those beach-filled heavenly memories on ‘Dune Road’

Co-written by Kevin Malpass, Catherine Porter fondly remembers those incredible memories that shall never be forgotten on the lovely new nostalgic single ‘Dune Road‘.

Catherine Porter is an inspiring New York-based cancer survivor, Mom to a daughter and five year-old maltese/yorkie dog Roxie, blogger, and indie folk singer-songwriter.

Dune Road pays homage to a lifetime of memories of a childhood to adult beach home.” ~ Catherine Porter

You feel her gloriously honey-wrapped voice that is so kindly tender and organically kind, as she remembers those moments that were scary, sad or truly happy, as she takes us to those incredible pictures that can never be traded for anything.

This is such a classy effort from a highly skilled artist who keeps her composure so well here on this highly personal track, which has shown us the vast emotions that come with losing a little piece of yourself deep inside.

After my sister died from Covid last April, my parents decided to sell the house. The day we moved was a tearful day, but I’m oh so grateful for the years I was lucky to grow and flourish there. The memories will always run deep.” ~ Catherine Porter

Dune Road‘ from the wonderfully honest New York-based indie folk singer-songwriter Catherine Porter, is that sunset by the fire type of track that has you feeling the sweet ocean breeze all over your shivering skin. Sung with a pure beauty, she sends a fitting tribute to her lost sister and this wonderful home.

The house you grew up in has sadly been sold, but the vivid memories will be impossible to forget and shall be cherished forever.

Hear this stunning new single on her Spotify and see the IG for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

In The Darkness: Woodstock folk artist Marc Delgado thought she might get away on ‘The Queens of Coming and Going’

Taken off his well-received twelve-track album called ‘Wildwood Road‘, Marc Delgado sings with such tranquility and ever-lasting calmness on wishing that she got out of all the darkly-lit times with ‘The Queens of Coming and Going‘.

Marc Delgado is a Woodstock, New York-based indie Americana-folk singer-songwriter. He is a skilled craftsman who has seen many things, good and bad, that have made him into a self-aware artist, who performs with an old school edge and truly effortless charm.

Originally from California, Delgado, after working a succession of dead-end jobs, Marc quit everything, got married & moved to the woods.” ~ Marc Delgado

You feel like you have drifted away into a state of mind from many years before, his voice takes you to places you haven’t felt for many years, or at all. This is a singer who clearly loves telling stories, as he is a true singer-songwriter who is all about the journey, to seeking that much-needed self-enlightenment.

He began writing songs chronicling his life & his odyssey as an addict in the motels & low-income neigbourhoods of The Central Valley & Southern California to redemption & recovery.” ~ Marc Delgado

The Queens of Coming and Going‘ from the well-respected Woodstock, New York indie Americana-folk artist Marc Delgado, is a nostalgic song which feels so wonderfully timeless, as he sings with a classic style which is so rare these days. His gritty vocals and compelling storytelling, is a real marvel to behold during these strange times we currently live in.

Hear this new track on his Spotify page and see more on his FB music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Chris Sunfield has the femme fatale fear in his latest single, Don’t Kill Me.

Don’t Kill Me is the latest single from Chris Sunfield, an artist quickly becoming renowned for his conceptual explorations of classic pop idioms to the tune of snaking, swampy blues-rock that isn’t afraid to go Baroque through symphonic styling.

His radio-ready psychobilly single is probably the most accurate femme fatale depiction I’ve ever heard; what Single White Female is to cinema, Don’t Kill Me is to the airwaves. Any fans of the Cramps, the Brains, Amigo the Devil, Nick Cave, or Mad Sin will find plenty to love about Sunfield.

Don’t Kill Me is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Mya Luv addresses existential exhaustion in her indie RnB single, Tired of it All.

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Even as life starts resembling something closer to normal, we continue face the endemic of existential exhaustion that falls into the compassionate focus of Mya Luv’s latest single, Tired of it All.

Over gentle guitar melodies, Mya Luv confessionally lists the reasons for our ennui by exploring a myriad of factors that make our society feel like a trap once you can see the expectations you’re under and the constraints you’re held down by.

From fear-evoking fake media to our rejection of authenticity and normalcy through naïve desire to be something bigger than ourselves, Luv creates a gritty vignette of our modern times. The sonic experience ends on a visceral note as a reminder that passively subscribing to mainstream consensus isn’t your only option.

Tired of it All officially released on August 27th; you can check it out for yourselves here.

Review by Amelia Vandergast