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LUXTHEREAL bring in the new wave of classic rock with their ethereal hit, I Got You

After an entrancing synth-driven prelude, the Phoenix-based alt-rock outfit LUXTHEREAL’s standout single, I Got You, grips you with the alchemy that pours from the cinematic cocktail of classic rock, new wave, and post-punk.

The dreamy and ethereal instrumental interludes wrap around the robust vocal timbre of Rachel Guilbault and the increments of classic rock that pull you back to the 80s while simultaneously immersing you in a brand-new sonic world, defined by its emotive gravitas and atmospheric magnetism. Any fans of Christian Death will undoubtedly want to make LUXTHEREAL a firm fixture of their playlists.

I Got You is available to on YouTube and on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Tyler Shamy has already released the breakup track of the year with ‘without a trace’

There are few sadder things than watching the co-creator of your memories disappear and become past tense; the up and coming pop sensation, Tyler Shamy, explored just that in his latest artfully crafted electro-pop ballad, without a trace.

Beyond the sonic finesse, it is the sentiment the single was created with that allows it to resonate as breathtaking from the first hit. With its vulnerability, the single calls all those possessive ‘I will never let you go’ pop singles into question as Shamy gives a far less toxic perspective on mourning an amorous loss. The visceral pain is there, but in place of the bitterness, there’s an acknowledgement of the tenderness in the intimacy that once existed. This gravitas-bursting break-up track should be on every coupled-up person’s playlists – just in case. The LA-based artist is evidently one to watch. Whether he’s scoring for TV and film or creating for the airwaves, he always knows how to deliver the maximum evocative effect.

Tyler Shamy’s latest single, without a trace, is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Starting Fights: TRNR wonders when they will listen and really ‘Change’ (feat. Miriam and the Tipsy Pandas)

As they struggle to keep the peace in a complex web of love that has been damaged by mental wars, TRNR shows us into a story about when two people need to step back for a moment and see through a new viewpoint on ‘Change(feat. Miriam and the Tipsy Pandas).

TRNR is a St. Louis, Missouri indie-pop solo artist and taco-lover who sings with a flamboyant innocence that has you gazing through your window.

”“Change” is the title of my new single about the fights in a relationship. It can be hard to see eye to eye at times but you can always work through things with a little bit of change.” ~ TRNR

With his smoothly-lipped vocals, bright blue hair, and honest nature that has you admiring his unassuming style, TRNR sings with a vigorous passion that helps us understand what it really takes to succeed in love in this rather odd world.

Change(feat. Miriam and the Tipsy Pandas) from St. Louis, Missouri indie-pop musician TRNR, is an honest track that will have many of us nodding at the picture presented. Sometimes two people love each other so much but forget to think about the other perspective that you have forgotten about. This is the call to grab that hand tight and sort out any silly differences, which are holding you both back from gaining that all-important special bond that moulds you together forever.

Listen up on Spotify and check out his moves via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Warm Place: EmMeka sips on the white wine together with his new lover on ‘Yellow’ (feat. N8TR)

Released off his brand new 4-track EP called ‘Week 25‘, EmMeka keep the lights on low and finds the right song that makes everything seem so flawless on ‘Yellow(feat. N8TR).

EmMeka is an Atlanta, Georgia-based hip-hop/RnB/soul-fused Nigerian-American music producer, singer, rapper, and writer.

A massive Atlanta Falcons fan himself, you feel his touchdown appeal here with a spiral-like accuracy brewing the whole way through this electrically passionate new single.

I like to incorporate my own composed and performed live instrumentation on the piano, guitar, bass, drums, and synth leads into my signature style.” ~ EmMeka

Taking us on a voyage of self-discovery as you lock lips and gravitate closer towards that new romantic interest, EmMeka sends our naked spines into a euphoric shiver with this sumptuously inviting track you will find so tempting.

Yellow(feat. N8TR) from the understated Atlanta-based Nigerian-American music producer and RnB/hip-hop/soul singer/rapper EmMeka, is a romantic single with silky vocals and a top-notch beat – that gets your body grooving to the vibe – as you cuddle close with that special soul who truly cares about what you say.

This is that slide-close track to play late at night after you have gotten back from a night out, and just want to get inside that warm place that feels just right.

Hear this new single on his Spotify and check out the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You Flawless: Glancy Kelly finds the time to be alone with his crush on the steamy ‘Like That’ (feat. Brian Angel)

Taken off his latest 7-track album called ‘C’est La Vie‘, Glancy Kelly shows his lover that this night is going to be the best yet with the RnB body-mover ‘Like That(feat. Brian Angel).

Glancy Kelly is a Dallas, Texas-based RnB artist who sings with smoothly tinted electricity that seems to spark your whole body into action.

Featuring the vocals of Houston, Texas native Brian Angel who was previously in the Sean “Diddy” Combs-created band Day26, this is a sexy song that will certainly raise the temperature no matter the weather.

Glancy Kelly sends our souls into a kiss-induced spin with another hot hit, that has you edging closer to your romantic partner as you let your eyes guide the next move. There is a heart-beating buildup here that has you feeling like you are in a movie, as we are thrust into a lip-locking single that all fans of this genre should definitely enjoy.

Like That(feat. Brian Angel) from Dallas, Texas-based RnB solo singer-songwriter Glancy Kelly is the kind of track that has you locating the candles and making it special for your lover. The story is honest and straight up, with two musicians on the top of their game who certainly sing with that vocal ability that makes the ladies swoon in delight.

If you are looking for a sensual song where you can play loud and do the talking for you then this is exactly what you require.

See this new romantic video on YouTube and find out more on the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The queens of emboldening lyrical mantras, The LOOP, have released their latest alt-RnB single, ABOUT YOU

Boston’s most empowering alt-RnB duo, The LOOP, have released their latest single, ABOUT YOU. The track serves as the perfect introduction to the teen artist’s fiery approach to their sound that melds urban pop, hip hop and RnB with the catchy and conscious wit in their lyrics.

With invaluably introspective lyrical drops, such as “confidence is more than attitude” and “why try so hard to be something you’re not”, by the outro comes around, you’ll be left with emboldening mantras tattooed inside your mind.

It takes most people a lifetime to come to the same epiphanies that Marcia Bibbins and M’Zariah Starr share through their singles. At this point, we probably shouldn’t need to point out that they are ones to watch. Especially with their tendency to artfully stamp down their signature sound in each of their releases.

ABOUT YOU is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Proto-punk bites back in Underdog’s seminal punch-drunk alt-rock track, Over and Over

Over and Over (Northern Lights) is the seminal proto-punk track from Boston’s most boisterous alt-rock powerhouse, Underdog. It may be harder for new artists to register as obsession-worthy from the first hit, but the college radio rock vibes mixed with the lo-fi scuzz and energy that stems from the frustration that resounds around monotony makes a riotously magnetic track out of Over and Over.

Thankfully, the band that has been charting as the top alternative band in Boston since establishing in 2013 didn’t allow their creativity to buckle during the quarantine. Their album, Trans Global Amnesia, is due for release in the Spring of 2022. Any fans of the New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers and the Ramones will want Underdog on their radars – it is only a matter of time before their moniker becomes unfitting.

Over and Over is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Look For Purpose: Westside Ultra feel invincible on rapid-fire ‘Drunk Villain Freestyle’

As he takes command of the mic beside him and vows to always be in control of his own destiny, Westside Ultra sips up quick and lashes down his raw bars on the brand new ‘Drunk Villain Freestyle‘.

19-year-old Westside Ultra is a Midwest-born, Texas-based indie rapper who has made it his mission to grab hold of his future and never let go no matter what.

Growing up with a father who has a passion for music, it only made sense that some of that became ingrained in him at a young age. It wasn’t until years later in high school, that writing and putting out music as something fun, would lead to a full-time passion for music and the industry.” ~ Westside Ultra

Displaying his youthful charm and shredding through each verse with signature aplomb, Westside Ultra dusts off anything shadowing over his shine on a track that leads us into his thoughtful mind that knows these bad habits could break him down at any moment.

Drunk Villain Freestyle‘ from the upcoming Midwest-born, Texas-based indie hip-hop artist Westside Ultra, is a story all about setting aside those inner doubts that can hold you back as you attempt to keep things simple and down the demons one gulp at a time. He displays impressive rap skills with a beat attached that seems to suit his aura just right. With so many artists in the game and those bills piling up, it is certainly hard to keep the faith. This seems to be a rapper who understands his strengths and just wants to forge ahead until he truly makes it on top.

Life is about taking risks after all when others decide to take the easy route and never fulfil their true potential.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

He’s A Fool: Homeland Hope tells that boss to get lost on ‘Life Is Tough (But I’m a Whole Lot Tougher)’

Taken off their massively ambitious 25-track album, Homeland Hope shows us that we need to value ourselves despite all the noise in this wild world on ‘Life Is Tough (But I’m a Whole Lot Tougher)‘.

Homeland Hope is an American-based indie-country duo that makes the type of soundscapes that are filled with Christian values that has you tapping your toes and singing along.

Growing up in North Carolina, Kathryn Bryant has always had country music in her blood. Michael Justin Lee, on the other hand, might seem to be a very unlikely person to become a country music creator, having been born in Hong Kong. Nevertheless, powered by a burning passion for country music, Lee perfectly complements Bryant, crafting spell-binding compositions and creating joyful music together as Homeland Hope.” ~ Homeland Hope

Presenting us a song that encourages us to brush away anything or anyone who is holding us back, Homeland Hope is at its honest best with a vocally-charged performance that is filled with courage and backed up with a likeable melodic blend that only seems to sweeten the soul. Heightened with a guitar-filled combination of merry melodies, you sense that they are only getting started on this delightfully inspiring journey of standing up for yourself.

Life Is Tough (But I’m a Whole Lot Tougher)‘ from the USA-based indie-country Homeland Hope, is a catchy new single all about staying strong no matter what challenges come your way. The world can be tough and people might try and throw sand in your eyes to distract you, but if you stay true to yourself then there is nothing that can really stop you from reaching your goals.

Hear this brand new YouTube audio.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Rising Above It All: Electronic artist Jacquiequinox shows us deeply into ‘The First Smile’

With a sultry start to proceedings that might have you wandering lucidly into this dreamy track, Jacquiequinox brings us a single that might be just perfect for a forthcoming Hollywood thriller movie with ‘The First Smile‘.

Jacquiequinox is a Providence, Rhode Island, USA-based indie electronic artist who makes that mystique-filled ambience you can’t seem to easily forget.

Surging ahead as a shining light away from all previous darkness of doom, Jacquiequinox has just dropped a song that will have you feeling so thoughtful as you vow to shake off any lingering shadows that threaten to bring you down. There is a consistently brooding beat attached that smarms your mind, as you unlock your potential that has been hiding away for too long.

The First Smile‘ from the Providence, Rhode Island, USA-based indie-electronic act Jacquiequinox, is a new single that is made with an edge that takes your mindset into a new place of intrigue. This feels like the perfect track to play when you are cruising around town as you look for inspiration – to finally get away from this rat race – that can suffocate your priceless soul if you let it dominate your actions and thoughts.

Remembering to smile in the face of adversity, is something that no one can buy from you anyway.

Listen to this new single on Soundcloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen