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Over A Decade Away: Bulletproof Messenger rifle back to where they belong after a long hiatus with ‘The Divide’

After a long time out the music game, Bulletproof Messenger have a point to prove on their new smashing single that satisfies their loyal fans palates on ‘The Divide’.

Bulletproof Messenger is a blisteringly packed-to-the-max six-piece indie Long Island, New York indie alt-rock band, that bring the world an inspirational message one song at a time, with rugged energy that has you feeling alive inside.

After previously sharing the stage with heavyweights Incubus, Seether, Fuel, Drowning Pool, Edema and Everclear, it feels like they are supremely hungry and want to claim back the massive name that they had built up before.

”The band has spent the last few years dealing with multiple military deployments, the rewarding rigors of family life and career changes all in conjunction with working towards our next release.” – Bulletproof Messenger

You feel the energy is rampant, the band mesh as one on this terrifically charged moment that they have been waiting for. The world is a crazier place and we are so divided — but through music we can always be united — even for a few minutes.

The Divide’ from the band on a mission to the return to their heyday Bulletproof Messenger, gives us that real pleasant punch to the gut that serves us a wake-up call, that fuels our minds after a crazy twelve months. They have a sound that is absolutely timeless and have sent out a track that was certainly worth the wait.

Stream this new single on Spotify and check out the IG for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hip hop Music

It’s all about the vibe in Ri’s standout Southern trap track, ‘Keep Up’, featuring TeeHxncho.

If there’s nothing more important than the vibe when you hit play on a track from a new artist, your first time listening to Ri definitely won’t be last.

The Tennessee-born 22-year-old producer’s unique sound comes with strong ties to Southern trap and pulls in influence from the likes of Scrim, Three 6 Mafia and Take a Daytrip. But in the lead track ‘Keep Up’ from his latest album created in collaboration with TeeHxncho, he kept the expression authentic; it’s practically an explosion of creative energy and fiery wordplay.

Keep Up is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Hip hop Music

Nashbi brings empathy to the airwaves with his high vibe hip hop hit, ‘After All’.

‘After All’ is just one of the dopamine-boosting tracks on Nashbi’s 2021 EP, GOD GIVEN, that teaches the listener how to smile through the pain; with the high energy beats that eclipse NYC Hip Hop, there won’t be much of a learning curve.

His standout track, After All, is so much more than a collection of witty lyrical observations; it exhibits an unparalleled level of empathy. You’ll find most rap artists turning their lyricism into naval-gazing introspection; Nashbi penned the lyrics to After All in a way that allows the listener to apply the wisdom to their situation and let the empathy to resonate on a personal level.

The Atlantan artist is just one of the MCs adding his flow to the stream of conscious hip hop 2021, yet, with his dynamic presence, perception-shifting optimism, and vibrant beats, if anyone can make a positive impact, it is Nashbi.

After All is available to stream along with Nashbi’s 2021 EP, GOD GIVEN, via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

I Ain’t Good For You: The mysterious Ma$ia tells her straight up on ‘Energy’

As he tells her honestly how he feels, Ma$ia looks above for that powerful ‘Energy‘ he is striving for in this complex world that can you wrap your mind in undesirable plastic if you aren’t careful.

Ma$ia is a dynamic new producer/musician, who makes that strikingly real sound through his blunt lyrics that tell it how it really is, without sugarcoating anything for show.

With his varied influences including jazz, hip-hop and RnB, you feel a sense of deepness about his whole demeanor as he sings with that style that lets you know that he is backing up each word. This song flows through your curious veins as you feel his frustration with his current predicament, as he is sub-consciously moving to a different place to make his mark in his own way.

Energy‘ from the mystifying dual producer/singer/rapper Ma$ia, is a truthful tale about wanting ones own space for a while as you work out what you truly want in life. Life is wild and being pulled into different tempting directions isn’t at all what you are feeling right now, as you search for the positive energy vibration that feels just right in your soul.

Stream this new track on Spotify and see more on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music Rock

Orson’s Well delivered a smoky stormer with ‘Serve the Verve’.

Rather than serving up yet another archetypal slice of Sunset strip sleaze, USA’s Orson’s Well brought modernism to their raunchy grooves with their latest single, ‘Serve the Verve’.

With Blues weaving its way into the anthemic stormer, Serve the Verve comes with a guarantee that you’ll find yourself mesmerised by the scuzzy yet soaring guitar solos that affirm Orson’s Well are bringing the pinnacle of modern rock.

Serve the Verve is rooted in the past, but it taps into that contemporary need for abrasive smoky rock n roll orchestrated for the discerning rock fan in 2021. For any fans of Guns n’ Roses and Aerosmith, Orson’s Well is definitely worth a spot on your radar.

You can check out the official video to Serve the Verve via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Raise Your Mind: Underground Brooklyn emcee Ananias urges us to look up and ‘Aim High’

Produced by 27 Corazones Beats, Ananias blocks out the noise of the attention-grabbing streets, to see the bigger picture of personal growth on his excellent new track called ‘Aim High‘.

Ananias is a thoughtfully self-aware BoomBap artist from Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy) in bustling New York City. He continues to formulate a way to get through to his fellow citizens through his music that speaks the truth and avoids the corny fake attention bubblegum, that distracts away from the truth of current affairs.

His mellow and gritty flow is highly impressive as he keeps it old school, with marvelous lyricism that seems to be hidden away in this wild world sometimes. Each word is said for a reason and you feel like he is telling us how it is, with stories of dealing with small-minded folks who just because they aren’t succeeding, somehow have the audacity to try and take it all away with a clip or two.

Aim High‘ from quality Bed-Stuy emcee Ananias, is an inspirational tale of never letting anyone hold you back no matter what they say. He is only focused on elevating his skills and getting paid so he can look after his family. Looking up when others look down, is the only way to succeed in this bloated and selfish world.

Listen to the top track on Soundcloud and check out his IG for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hip hop Music

Chima Nice – Drink MF Drink: The Ultimate Summer Hip Hop Mood-Booster.

Nigeria-born, Georgia, US-residing hip hop artist Chima Nice turned to music as a form of expression inspired by American culture upon his relocation at age 15. In 2021, he’s an artist championing individuality and positivity through standout tracks such as, Drink MF Drink.

With this high-vibe by default charisma and bubblingly dominant cadence, it is all too easy to get hooked in by Chima Nice’s mood-boosting sound that may not be mainstream yet, but it has all the potential to be.

If your summer hip hop playlists need a shakeup, make Drink MF Drink a staple.

You can check out Drink MF Drink for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music RnB

All My Life: Cleveland’s Trusoul Davis brings that old school RnB back on ‘Waiting’ (feat. Cedrina)

Released off his latest eleven-track album called ‘Soul Fiyah‘, Trusoul Davis is done ‘Waiting‘ (feat. Cedrina) and wants to fly as far as possible high above all the small-mindedness in the world, with that special one who sweetly shares the same vision as he.

Trusoul Davis is a passionate Cleveland, Ohio-based indie RnB/soul artist born from the Morris Black housing projects. He was brought up in school choirs and has evolved into a singer with so much love for his chosen craft. He makes that clear soundscape that breathes new life into a stale genre that has somehow become the underdog, a far way from its former prime back in the 90’s.

This is the story about how his heart beats a bit faster when he sees her, his eyes are locked in and he wants to be with her so badly. His voice shows his self-confidence that she could indeed be what he is looking for, his strong vocals and forthright lyrics mesh beautifully with her captivating soundscape, that has you turning the lights down low.

Waiting‘ (feat. Cedrina) from Cleveland RnB singer-songwriter Trusoul Davis, shows you into his world as he believes that he is the one for her, as he has seen all the fake players mess the game up. He sings with truth and class, bringing back that special sound that has been missing for quite some in this diluted genre, that has just found that missing spark.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see his story develop on FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

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 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

Music

Make The Moment Last: Fresh Baltimore band Ryan And Perry wish for a special ‘Tomorrow’

With a big smile on their faces and their tinted shades on to block the sun of the day, Ryan And Perry wake up our romantic senses so we can look forward to ‘Tomorrow‘.

Ryan And Perry are a highly motivated two-piece indie rock act from rural Baltimore in the USA. They make that freshly squeezed new school rock sound that is meshed with their appreciation of the legends before them, as they forge their own original path to the top.

This is the story about being so excited to start the day by thinking of that sweet love who you can’t stop thinking about, as they have your heart and you get all giddy inside just thinking about being around them.

Their sound is so timeless and you feel like they would be appreciated in any era. They make that positive energy type of music that seems to get sadly lost sometimes under the fake bling and stories that should be impossible to believe. This is that quality music that your whole family can enjoy, their likable tone makes you warm inside and feel rejuvenated again.

Tomorrow‘ from Baltimore indie-rock duo Ryan And Perry, is the youthful story of looking to the future with the one that you care about and taking those lessons learnt from before, to make sure you are self-aware enough to look forward to the next day.

Their energy is infectious and feel like these two genuine love what they do, as their music is joyful and honest. Life is about looking forward and never backwards after all.

Stream this new single on their Spotify and check out the IG for more visuals.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen