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Chrissie Huntley celebrates self-love with her uplifting RnB pop hit, ‘Me, Myself and I’.

Chrissie Huntley

Chrissie Huntley is set to bring swathes of class to the UK RnB pop scene with the release of her latest single, Me, Myself and I. Introverts; you’re going to want to make it a playlist staple.

For all too long, extroverts have dominated the airwaves. Chrissie Huntley’s angelic pop hit switches the narrative and gives the listener permission to surrender to some self-love and start looking for validation and satisfaction from within.

Sinking into the celestially uplifting single that is underscored by jazzy tones is made all too easy. With the effortless finesse found in Chrissie Huntley’s vocal notes, and the sense of realism in the lyrics, you get that relatable girl-next-door-vibe, paired with a first-class vocal performance that you would expect from the likes of Nina Simone, Alicia Keys and Beyonce.

Before the pandemic hit, Chrissie headlined the O2 Academy in Bristol, performed twice on BBC 1 Regional News Show – which amassed 2 million viewers – and provided a stellar performance in the House of Commons in aid of National Grief Awareness week. In this early stage in her career, her accolades are already endless.

Check out Chrissie Huntley on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Please Stay: Soulfully sweet Bristol singer-songwriter Chrissie Huntley holds on but knows she shouldn’t on the outstanding ‘Supposed To Be’

After a one year hiatus to replenish her sound and to make a few tweaks to what she wanted the world to hear, Chrissie Huntley eagerly returns with absolute aplomb, on her angelic new single that tells us how its ‘Supposed To Be’.

Chrissie Huntley is a wonderful honey-tipped Soul/pop singer-songwriter based in Bristol, England. She sings so beautifully with a calm edge of pureness that is so rare to find, on a heart-racing single that was recorded with upcoming songwriter/producer, Laurence Fazakerley Buglass.

“‘Supposed to Be’ is one of the first songs I ever wrote when I was a teenager and I just got dumped by the guy who I thought was supposed to be “the one”. I think we’ve all been in that position where you know that it’s over, but you just want to hold on and pretend just a little while longer. ” – Chrissie Huntley

After beating her previous anxiousness to leave the house a few years ago, she was inspired to help others with her incredible #LetsTalkAboutIt campaign. This much-needed cause helps tremendously with spreading the word to as many willing ears as possible — about how mental health needs to be spoken about much more to tear off the stigma — to help those who are feeling wrapped down with plastic inside their hearts and minds, and need a hand to breakout from within.

Her stunning vocals and romantic daydreaming memories about a past love on ‘Supposed To Be’, fills you up with so much reflective wonder — as you close your eyes gently — and let her carefully take you on an honest journey whilst holding your hand, through her feelings of knowing that this relationship has ended. You hold on tight as you love them dearly, you need their tender touch, and the way they romantically caress your hair makes you smile so much — however the time has come to part — as you deeply wish that this sweet moment could stay as innocent as it was before, forever and ever.

Supposed To Be’ from the superb Bristol Soul/pop singer-songwriter Chrissie Huntley, bursts through the door to open up a new light, to show us that music really does heal all scars no matter how deep they are. Her sole aim of making people who listen a little bit happier and peachier, has certainly been achieved.

It feels like Chrissie Huntley is only starting to open her wings, with so much beauty and elegance still to come. Genuine souls can win too, if they can fly free.

Hear this awe-inspiring new single that will warm your heart on Spotify and see her IG music page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Alex Bright defies convention with his symphonically visceral electronica album ‘Building’.

Alex Bright

Bristol-based artist and producer Alex Bright is set to release his album, Building, which obliterates the notion of genre and introduces the lister to pure uninhibited electronically-crafted expression.

From neo-classic increments to symphonically cinematic scores complemented with pulsing bass to experimentation with elements of nature; you will find it all on the absorbing 7-track release. Alex Bright isn’t afraid to paint across the tonal spectrum, mischievously throwing together light and dark textures to create stunning sense of utopic/dystopic duality.

With such scarcity of reminiscence,  eclecticism of style and veracity of emotion, Alex Bright’s sound expresses what words cannot, making my job impossibly hard but gratifying all the same. Discovering exceptional producers who defy convention and can still speak to you on a primal level don’t crop up every day.

You can check out Alex Bright on his YouTube Channel and by heading over to Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

I wanna be loud, I have a dream: Sasa Zola speaks for those who can’t on the beautiful ‘What If’

As she shows the world that the quiet and downtrodden need to have their turn to speak up away from the unnecessary noise of this often harsh world, Sasa Zola is simply exquisite on her absolutely outstanding new single ‘What If‘.

Sasa Zola is an incomparable Bristol, UK-based based Italo-Senegalese singer-songwriter, model and ex pro windsurfer. She makes that rare type of music that touches your heart where it was thought to be unreachable before.

Her caring vocals and self-aware lyrics has you feeling so dreamy, sad and reinvigorated, all somehow at the same time. This is a sublime creative who loves to feel that adrenaline boil in her blood — as she sheds off the doubts from before — to bring us a sensational song with so such care and love, wrapped carefully into a beautiful bow of belief.

She blinks briefly and looks away from the hate of the world, as she draws all of her new-found belief to help others get through the day that seems so dark and sad. She sings right into your inner consciousness to have you feeling you have just witnessed something so exceptional, that you feel compelled to listen again and again.

What If‘ from the beyond-remarkable Bristol-based multi-talented musician Sasa Zola, is an awe-inspiring track from a supremely talent woman who puts her heart and soul to everything that she does. Showing that true leaders speak up for those that can’t, this is a special song that needs to be heard by those who feel that they are helpless right now.

Hold onto that dream, you are not alone.

Immerse yourself into the striking visualizer on YouTube and see her vibrant IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Transformation From The Shore: ODHK soothes our battered hearts on ‘A Rip Current’

With a mellow energy transmitted from the beautiful waters that splashes gently to help us reach desirable results, ODHK swims calmly in our consciousness to give us a peaceful state of mind again on ‘A Rip Current‘.

Owen Kelly aka ODHK is a supremely creative Bristol-based, Devon-born musician, front-man of rock band Methods and producer, who makes that soul healing therapeutic music that soothes the mind and eases the pain of the world from your weighed-down shoulders.

This is the story of being happy again through the ocean’s magnificence, as that is where the goodness in the world really is. This chilled house beat has all the hallmarks of a mood-changer and his vocals add so much energy healing qualities.

Whilst listening to ODHK you somehow feel like you are actually drifting in a crystal clean ocean via the smartly designed rip current – away from the stormy seas of life’s issues – like someone in a different head-space than most of the world.

A Rip Current’ from the soulful Bristol lofi musician/producer ODHK, is a wave of tasty pureness in a dark and hostile world. He has the ability to send us a stunning effort that seems to cleanse your mind and eradicate all the undesirable toxins out of your body. Being at peace within, is the only way to be truly happy after all.

Stream this new single here on Spotify and see his IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Giant Sky show us the meaning of ethereal with their latest post-punk dream-pop single ‘Snow’

Brace yourself for the sonic sting in London and Bristol-based alt-indie powerhouse, Giant Sky’s latest single ‘Snow’ which showcases Olivia’s ethereally evocative vocals which share propensities with the likes of Desperate Journalist, Cocteau Twins and Wolf Alice while the instrumentals pull in post-punk and shoegaze dream-pop tones.

As the release affirms the fragility of our mortality with lyrics such as ‘we’re lucky to grow old’ followed up with ‘I don’t want to go into eternity without you’, it’s lyrically crushing, but the kaleidoscopically colourful instrumentals nicely cushion the blow as they throw you into walls of dizzying noise.

Snow is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

WHITING proves that optimism and euphoria are still in trend with their progressive DnB mix ‘Cyan Nights’

To tease their forthcoming EP, Bristol-based alchemist of electronically-crafted euphoria, WHITING, has released their progressive drum n bass record, ‘Cyan Nights’.

After a moody ambient prelude, Cyan Nights transitions from artfully intricate to a bass-drenched danceable feat of future-pop with a few alt-rock inclinations thrown in for good measure.

‘High vibe’ music may not be in short supply in 2021, but WHITING has a unique way of conjuring organically optimistic imagery and energy within their sound. You can’t help but fall into the infectious grooves, especially when the soaring 80s-style guitar hooks sink their teeth in.

Cyan Nights is now available to stream on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Breaking those bad habits: Charlotte Lansman speaks the truth on ‘The Cage’

Charlotte Lansman returns with her sensationally projected vocals on the reflective gem called ‘The Cage‘.

London-based, Bristol-born singer-songwriter, Charlotte Lansman, fuses poetry, jazz and soul together like an experienced welder, to burn a bright light for our hearts to feel comforted by, during the never-ending lock-down that has us all going a bit mad. She brings a full-blown torch full of jazzy magnificence for this latest single and you will instantly feel in a thoughtful mood.

This is the story how you you can get into strange habits when you are in a long relationship and this can cause problems later on, even if you both didn’t mean for it to happen. You have also learnt from watching how others go about things from a young age and this can either be good or bad. Being blinkered sometimes and letting things can really bring you both down, if you don’t communicate early. Nipping things in the bud early is key but this is easier said than done, as when you really fancy someone, you want things to be natural and fun.

Her stunning melodies has you turning the lights down low and you listen so intently as her smokey-glow voice illuminates your sensual speakers. The classy jazzy feel is so wonderfully caring and you feel like singing along, her graceful energy has you swaying along with her each word. She is such an elegant performer and hits each note with a stunning tone, that shows off her vast vocal ability throughout.

The Cage‘ from London’s jazzy wonder Charlotte Lansman, is that truthful song you nod your head to due its intrinsic music value and truthful subject matter.

Learning to break these habits that bring you down in relationships is a hard balance and skill to master, To be truly happy and feel valued, it has to done otherwise you are always cheating yourself.

Stream her excellent new creation on Spotify and see more adventures on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Gully has brought optimism with him into the new year with their single ‘Carpe Diem’

Seizing the moment may be harder than usual in 2021, unless that means grabbing the fanciest biscuits in Tesco, but it’s still possible to indulge in unforgettable experiences, such as hitting play on ‘Carpe Diem’, the latest single  released by UK Indie Jazz artist, Gully.

After gaining plenty of traction on the radio waves, thanks to Radio Bristol and BBC introducing, with his debut EP,  ‘Student Blues’, Gully, and his 6-piece band, teamed up with producer Jax Beats to create a mix as timeless as it is fresh. The contemporary Indie inclinations weave amongst the roots-deep flowing Jazz licks with such natural ease, it becomes impossible not to melt into the cathartic grooves of the shimmering soundscape.

If your soul melted at The Arctic Monkeys’ cover of Amy Winehouse’s ‘You Know I’m No Good’, Carpe Diem will undoubtedly have the same evocative impact.

You can check out Carpe Diem for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Clara Day has made her hauntingly hypnotic debut with ‘The Ritual’

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Bristol-based singer-songwriter, Clara Day, made her debut with the stunning Psych Folk single, ‘The Ritual’, on December 17th, without a hint of hyperbole, it may be the most enthralling single released in 2020.

By taking inspiration from 70s folk horror films, Clara Day was able to bring hypnotically hexing energy to the ambient semi-orchestral single which oozes sensuality, beguile and tender intimacy, all in equal measure.

Any fans of Mazzy Star, Angel Olsen and Big Thief will find Clara Day’s haunting vocal timbre just as enchanting. Yet, with the celestial psychedelia which the singer-songwriter brings to her transfixing sound, there’s an extra layer of alchemy to sink your teeth into.

You can check out The Ritual for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast