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I’ll Give You My Heart: London’s Jagun can’t stop dreaming about his true love on ‘Sleepwalking’

Following up from his recent single ‘The Last Time‘, Jagun can’t get his dreamy lover out of his mind with the new kiss-filled single called ‘Sleepwalking‘.

Jagun is an indie pop/RnB artist who is based in London, UK. He makes that vibrantly fresh type of music that has your mind alive with so many possibilities ahead, as he sings with a clear voice that is full of electric enthusiasm.

This is the true story of being so wrapped into one person who gives you that rare happy buzz, as he sings with a true freedom that only happens when you feel that this is the right human for you. You worry that they are taking their time and waiting for exactly the right moment – as you bide your time for them to make their mind up – so that you can make it all official.

Sleepwalking‘ from the London, UK-based indie pop/RnB artist Jagun, is a I-see-you-when-I close-my-eyes type of breathtaking track that has your heart beating so much faster. The love is clearly there and the vibe is right, as he hopes that they see past the faults and look only to the good things that you can provide. Made with a bouncy love-packed beat, this is a romantic single that has you dreaming of that special soul in your life.

Hear this new release on Spotify and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Haunting Edge: New Italian EDM artist Zed drops promising debut track ‘Prima’

With an ominously alluring start to proceedings that has you nodding your intrigued head and getting into the groove rather quickly, Zed is here with her dashing debut track that is full of excellence with ‘Prima‘.

Zed aka Francesca Michelis, is a highly creative Turin, Italy-based cinema and media engineering student, visual artist and indie experimental EDM music producer.

Zed is a project that I started during the 2020 lockdowns as a result of my great passion for audiovisuals.” ~ Zed

Featuring a tremendously illuminating beat that has you licking your lips and feeling content again – this is a new single to swim gloriously inside – as she takes us for a riveting ride that shall satisfy all of your hungry senses.

I attended the “LAC- Renato Cottini” artistic high school where I was able to deepen my passion for the visual arts.” ~

Prima‘ from the talented Turin, Italy-based indie electronic and visual artist Zed, is a track to turn up loud and let soak into your precious soul. She lathers our consciousness with a psychedelic experience that might have your body shaking excitedly at times, with her sensational skills and effective beat, that has you so entrenched into the moment. This is a new track to blend inside like a happy camper – as you get your dancing shoes laced up again – to get back into the zone which we have all surely missed.

Hear this new single on Soundcloud and see more on her IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Alien Al and the Juperoids welcome you to the future of dystopic pop with their standout single, Alice.

After a successful debut with their single, Probe, the electronic space rock outfit Alien Al and the Juperoids, fronted by actor and singer Alyx Nazir, have released their ground-breaking self-titled debut album.

The perfect introduction to their conceptual, expressionist style is the pop track, Alice, which starts with the same arresting atmosphere of existential sci-fi films that welcome you into cold dystopic futures. Through the eerie progressions, the single picks up some more archetypal pop tendencies along the way before a frenetic rock outro. In the strangest and most beautiful way, Alien Al and the Juperoids prove the value and warmth of music in our embittered world through Alice.

The debut album from Alien Al is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Avant-pop enchantress Irene Wilde beguiles again with her latest single.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but nothing *quite* comes close to the intrigue and beauty that transpires in façade-less expression that utilises mania instead of suppressing it. Case in point, Irene Wilde’s visceral Avant-Pop release, Righteous Virtuous Woman. The stylish art pop single allows you to imagine what Warpaint would sound like if the lyrics and vocals delved into the depths of their madness instead of scratching at the surface of emotion.

Fans of Emilie Autumn, Amanda Palmer, Tori Amos and Bjork won’t want to wait around hitting play on this colourfully tumultuous firestorm of untamed passion that unravels to cascading piano keys, jarring progressions and erratically fierce vocals.

Righteous Virtuous Woman is now available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The Kecks pull hope out of ennui in their dirty indie earworm, Tonight Might be Different.

With their seminal indie earworm, Tonight Might be Different, the icons in the making, The Kecks, proved that alchemy bleeds when dirty disco and catchy indie post-punk splices together under infectiously erratic indie-rock crooning.

The danceable beats share the same aphrodisiacal qualities as She Wants Revenge, while the vocals will beguile any Julian Casablancas fans and the intricate indie guitars leave you hooked on every angular note.

Right from the first hit, Tonight Might be Different tells you that The Kecks are so much more than the sum of all parts. The enigmatic raconteurial energy practically begs to be heard live as it galvanises you through shared ennui. Anyone who finds that disappointment consistently creeps into their worldview will undoubtedly find resonance with the volatile dejection in the authentically animated hit.

There’s new-found confidence to the Kecks sound, making their indie swagger more convincing than Alex Turner’s – by a longshot. What makes it so magnetic is the firm grip of their DIY ethic that has been holding strong, even in the event of sold-out shows in their current residing place, Hamburg.

The official music video premiered on September 3rd, 2021. You can check it out for yourselves via YouTube or add the single to your Spotify playlists.

Connect with the Kecks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Orchestral composer Tony Manfredonia leaves us breathless with ‘Midnight’

Michigan-based composer and orchestrator Tony Manfredonia has released his Lost at Sea EP, featuring the modern masterpiece, Midnight. Even if you’re accustomed to listening to intense OSTs, Midnight is enough to leave you feeling like Alex in the infamous Clockwork Orange aversion therapy scene.

Tony Manfredonia spreads his talent between composing and orchestrating for video games, concert halls and the airwaves. His ability to command aural alchemy through colourful orchestration and emotionally charged narratives has allowed the artist to tour the globe with the Apollo Chamber Players, the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra and the University of Cambridge Concert Band.

Like all of his pieces, Midnight is enough to challenge your existing perception of talent. The sheer ethereal artistry pulsating through this orchestral piece is enough to trigger your emotional responses; when you throw in the expression of passion in this striking score, you’ll be left breathless.

Midnight is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Summer Energy: Chicago’s The Startin’ Lineup takes us along into the ‘Late Night Cruisin’ (feat. Megan Stacy)

With a sultry energy to get us into the mood to vibe, The Startin’ Lineup helps us flow and kick back to the weekend just the way it should be on ‘Late Night Cruisin(feat. Megan Stacy).

The Startin’ Lineup is a Chicago-based hip hop/R&B group formed in 2004 that comprises of various rappers, singers, producers, writers and sound engineers, who all help make this a sizzling track to truly remember.

With a date night flow, silky vocals, catchy soul beats and a chip-packed raps, this is the story about finding that night light to have you feeling so many better about life and in a content buzz to keep strong all night long. There is much to dive into here – with an experienced outfit who understand what good music sounds like – to help our tired souls replenish rather splendidly.

Late Night Cruisin’ (feat. Megan Stacy) from Chicago hip-hop/RnB group The Startin’ Lineup, is that 2am burger-eating, laid-back chillin’, drink-sippin’ cloud nine song to have you forgetting all your worries away like yesterdays newspaper. This is a summer romantic track to get you into the cheeky mood to have fun, and is one of the smoothest tracks of the year so far. Life can be so good, if you are in the right mindset and with the right people.

Hear this top new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Just One Of Them Days: Canadian RnB artist KINGZMN knows the good girl with a temper on ‘Maria’

Taken off their recent soul-immersing fifteen-track album named ‘Where Do We Go From Here?‘, KINGZMN are back with a sensually stimulating new release all about ‘Maria‘.

KINGZMN is an enthralling London, Canada-based RnB duo who are Zanna Alishahi and Thien Nguyen. They make that deliciously creative blend of exquisite ambiance to slow dance romantically into.

After years of experimenting with dance music, KINGZMN later decided to incorporate their love for R&B into their music, which turned that groovy dance sound that they were known for into a melodic, sexy style of music that invokes emotion into their listeners.” ~ KINGZMN

On a track that has a real class attached, there is much to lather happily inside as we are taken through a story that has many flashes of a soul from the past, who reminds you of that person you are with currently. Sung with delightful vocals and a fresh edge to slice warmly into, you feel a warm embrace of goodness throughout this terrific release.

Maria‘ from the classy London, Canada-based RnB duo KINGZMN, is a smoothly performed single all about that sweet romance from two souls who clearly care about each other, even if things are cloudy from the late-nights sometimes. Made with a loving tone, excellent vocals and a sterling soundscape to put you into the mood for those candle-lit dinners, this is a superb new track that will have you reaching for the next bottle of wine.

Hear this finely created single on Spotify and see more info on their IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Got A Pop To It: Pittsburgh rapper Real and The Xperience knows he has the cheat code on ‘Big Comfy Couch’

As he flicks the controller to where he wants to be at, Real and The Xperience keeps it real as he shows us what each day is like in his world on ‘Big Comfy Couch‘.

Real & The Xperience is an unorthodox Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based hip-hop solo artist. He fuses that real life story music that is relevant, and shows you into the current mentality of where he is from.

Since the age of 6, rapping has always been his passion since watching his oldest brother create melodic sounds.” ~ Real & The Xperience

With a consistent flow and bars that are hard but never too much to consume, this is a new track all about staying calm when there is much chaos at every turn. He knows the cheat codes and wants to ensure that he stays eating, as there are some hungry dogs ready to bite him savagely if he isn’t too careful.

A high level of storytelling ability is on full display here for our ears to warm up inside, with a consistent style that is certainly likable and has you turning up the volume a bit louder, to ensure that you don’t miss a word.

Big Comfy Couch‘ from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based rapper Real and The Xperience, is a take-a-trip into your mind type of track that has you nodding your head and tapping your feet to the busty beat. He raps with a smooth style and there is much to enjoy here – with an underground poppin’ soundscape – that has your mind alive with the possibilities in abundance, outside in this strange world.

Check out the YouTube link to hear more and follow their story on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Crystallized Love: Atlanta’s Sarah Rae delights our thrilled senses with ‘Selenite Soul’

With a rejuvenation-filled feeling that is entranced by wonderfully beautiful and divine feminine energy, Sarah Rae has our hearts feeling full again with ‘Selenite Soul‘.

Sarah Rae is a Atlanta, Georgia-based classically trained pianist, vocalist and dream-pop indie singer-songwriter. She makes that delightful music all about the expressions of life and harmony, with a soundscape that feels like you are in a new world than is better than the current one.

Selenite Soul takes on a shoegaze form full of vocal textures that will propel you off to space. This dissonant tune was written about finding healing within yourself, and spreading that light to souls around you.” ~ Sarah Rae

You feel so much more refreshed after this caring experience, as you lather happily inside such a gloriously-made bath-like waterfall of wonder for you to wrap inside and pass on to other kind souls around. The vocals are so peaceful and you feel like you are indeed floating to a place you can’t quite explain, unless you have been there yourself.

Selenite Soul‘ from the Atlanta-based indie dream-pop solo artist Sarah Rae, is the type of song you put on to close your eyes with, as you find that strength again to heal up after recent current events. This is a track to get lost inside, as you turn up the volume and let her pure aura take you to wherever you are destined to be.

Made with a true love and fairy-like power to help you find your true calling, this is a rather special effort from a stunning musician who sings with that rare freedom you are only born with.

Hear this new single on her Spotify page and see more via the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen