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Just Be Bold: Sarah Reynolds finds that courageous strength through her faith on the beautiful ‘WILDERNESS’

As she prays hard on her tired knees asking for that much-needed fire to keep on burning inside her so she may stride on to find that hidden path, Sarah Reynolds puts on an incredibly inspiring display with the mountain-conquering new single ‘WILDERNESS‘.

Sarah Reynolds is a multi-skilled Cotswolds, UK-based solo indie pop artist, Christian music producer, singer-songwriter and composer, who has a massive love for pets, faith and photography. She kindly makes a tremendously admirable blend of bless-filled soundscape music, that shows us her belief that God will guide her away from any troubling situation.

You feel her wonderfully elegant tone shining over the clouds to wash away the tears from before, as her kind soul only shows us that you can be whoever you wish to be, if you really believe enough. This is such a sumptuously enthralling listen from an inspired artist – who is singing from her heart- as her vocal range is such an ear-warming experience.

WILDERNESS‘ from the soulfully sweet UK-based indie-pop Christian artist Sarah Reynolds, shows us a world that is waiting for us, if we get off our lazy couches and move swiftly into a new layer of goodness to learn from. She sings with such grace and care on stunning effort, which shows us all that losing faith is never an option.

You will be rescued if you believe in yourself enough – as you are trusted to carefully use the powers sent to you – by the guiding light to your true destiny.

Stream this gloriously beautiful new single on Spotify and see her journey into the wild via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Christopher Siu sets a cinematic score with his latest single, Once Again, featuring Amber Jakes.

For his latest single, Once Again, Toronto singer-songwriter and composer Christopher Siu collaborated with Amber Jakes to create a theatrically cinematic ballad; the orchestral score is almost arcane in its ability to immerse you in fantasy.

The light and sweeping piano notes set an evocative tone for Amber Jakes’ soulfully imploring vocal timbre that starts succinctly and climbs to the higher notes in line with the instrumental crescendos tenderly crafted by Siu. Once Siu’s vocals make a resounding appearance, his influences of Disney and music theatre start to shine through in the mesmerising single. Wherever Siu takes his sound next, we are sure that it will be a resounding, panoramic success.

The official lyric video is now available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

That Peaceful Place: South Jersey act Garden State Etheric brings back the natural feel with ‘When A Ghost Meets A Soul’

With a gushing flow of river-like crystal water droplets to calm the busy brain from all the distractions in this click-quick world, Garden State Etheric returns with his latest single after 2021’s reassuring ‘Hey…its gonna work out‘, and this one is called ‘When A Ghost Meets A Soul’.

South Jersey-based indie Garden State Etheric, is an indie rock instrumental act with a yoga-fused ambiance that relaxes your mind and puts you into a better state than before.

This is the story of getting lost in the trees again, to take some time out of the day to experience the world in a more conscious be-here-now style, rather than rushing around and forgetting to look at the sky. The tasty track has your mind feeling way more calm than before, as this soundscape has you closing your eyes and recalling when things were so simple and not highly confusing.

When A Ghost Meets A Soul‘ from the South Jersey instrumental indie rock act Garden State Etheric, is a striking track that has you in a different state than before, as the energy takes you beautifully back to the stunning parts of nature which we need to remember, are there for us to look after and to find true peace too. Life is busy and full of pitfalls, but this is a track to get away from it all for a few minutes.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more news on their IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Gybz strips the glamour from superficial pleasure with his dark RnB single, Sad Boy Hours.

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Alt RnB artist Gybz has released his viscerally raw single, Sad Boy Hours, which reflects on our tendency to seek superficial pleasure when we are at our lowest points.

The striking lyrical honesty paired with the suitably harsh electronica textures in the dark RnB track pulls you in deeper to the single that floors you with lines such as “Don’t take it so personal, I want it to be heartless”.

After so many artists have romanticised exactly what Gybz strips the glamour from in Sad Boy Hours, calling the Manchester-based artist revolutionary is far from hyperbolic.

Sad Boy Hours was released on July 29th; it is now available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Never See Her Again: Silver Magpie wishes his true love would stay behind on ‘The Storm’

As he begins to flap his dusty wings so he can fly to where he deserves to be after sheltering away where it didn’t feel quite right before, Silver Magpie ponders deeply as to why his lover is sailing so far away and not into his arms instead on ‘The Storm’.

Silver Magpie is a Guadalajara, Mexico-born solo indie rock singer-songwriter. He is a creative soul who has hidden his feelings away for too long, as he now expresses himself through his music creations, which only seek to find his true path in this rather confusing world.

Mainly influenced by post-punk/alternative rock bands with some shoegaze/dreamy hints. I’ve always had trouble fitting in, always the weird/nerdish kid at the back of the class.” ~ Silver Magpie

You feel his underdog mentality the whole way through, as he wonders why his love doesn’t turn around and join him hand in hand in again. He is unsure about this new path they have chosen and senses that he should stay behind – even though there could be something exciting waiting for him – if he just took the chance and joined them on the current-filled sailboat.

It took some time to redefine my sound and learn new things to deliver better music. This song is dedicated to all of those who have drifted away (sailing away) from others during this pandemic.” ~ Silver Magpie

The Storm‘ from the motivated Guadalajara, Mexico-born indie artist Silver Magpie, is an emotion-filled journey about the wind-swept thoughts, that are flying dramatically into his reflective mind. He wishes it was calm and easy to work out, but for now his feelings are mixed, as he only thinks about why they left him behind.

Life can take you onto many differing paths. Ultimately, its up to you to work out which way you think the elusive treasure is hidden.

Stream this new track on Spotify and see more news via his IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Tommy Legendz turns back time with his single, 2000’s

Acid house and hip hop converge in Tommy Legendz single, 2000’s, taken from his debut EP, From Home. With two decades between now and the era he captures in his standout track, plenty of millennials will appreciate the nostalgia hit that 2000’s comes with.

The playful polyphonic synths paired with the steady 808 snares creates a captivating platform for Legendz’ vocals that come with the same luxe style as East Coast rap icons such as Nas and Jay Z.

With the fearless experimentalism found in his debut, the artist’s moniker is incredibly likely to become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Tommy Legendz latest single is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

I Know What That’s Worth: Alabama act Salvo have us enraptured on ‘The Most Evil Person on The Face of the Earth’

Formally known as the electric punk act named ‘Pain‘, Salvo did life for a while and have come back to warm our hearts again with their exciting new track named ‘The Most Evil Person on The Face of the Earth‘.

Salvo are a Birmingham, Alabama-based indie rock band. They make that classic sounding music that is a pleasure to your ears and has a musical theater-type energy attached to leave you so captivated.

Many of the band members of Salvo used to be in Pain, who released four albums and toured heavily in the ’90’s, earning a nationwide fan-base that remains gleefully loyal. Pain produced videos, recorded for Cartoon Network, had their songs included in television soundtracks, and worked relentlessly as one of the most unique pop-punk bands to come out of the post-grunge era. After a much-needed hiatus, most of Pain has returned as Salvo.” ~ Salvo

This is the story about being a highly mean person who has no good vibes for the world after being let down before, which is matched with an abundance of sensational soundscapes which has you feeling you are in a different world, that lifts the roof off your day. The have so much buoyant charm on this fast paced single, which will surely leave you breathless at times.

The Most Evil Person on The Face of the Earth‘ from the vibrant Birmingham, Alabama-based indie rock band Salvo, is a thoroughly riveting performance that has you feeling like they are so hungry to return to their glory days. You sense their high octane levels which contains a punchy attitude, that steams through your speakers and gives you a toasty high five. This is such an entertaining track, which takes you to another level of delight.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Can’t You Hear That I’m Here: Jehdi Flywalker is the ultimate unsung hero on ‘Hook’

Taken with a purposeful sword-slice to wake us up from a television controlling slumber off his eight-track blue or red pill decider named ‘Glitch‘, Jehdi Flywalker strikes our chin clearly with a superior display on the gut-punching new single ‘Hook‘.

Jehdi Flywalker is a Zeta Reticuli-born, Newark, New Jersey-raised indie hip-hop artist who is now based in London, England. He is on a mission to bring the proper art form experience back to this well-respected genre again.

Upon graduating from Irvington High School in Irvington NJ, he decided to volunteer for the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and did an 8 month tour in Iraq as a combat medic for the United States Marine. After that deployment, something in him awakened. A power he never knew he possessed. This is when he began to sharpen his newfound craft in converting thoughts into melodic rhymes. Jehdi emerged.” ~ Jehdi Flywalker

This is the open-the-door story to a soul who has fully awakened and has the power of telekinesis, his striking words paints a picture that can be seen for miles. He is ready and it feels like is only just getting started, as his easy-to-hear potential is boundless, as he sees so clearly now like Neo did after meeting Morpheus.

Hook‘ from lyrical wordsmith and London, England-based emcee Jehdi Flywalker, is a reggae-beat wonder to fill those hungry lungs up with some real quality for once. He absolutely shreds the fragile mic and drops it on the floor, his class shining through as he has worked out what he needed in life. The love of a good woman, a young baby he can take care of, and to be understood. The bars on show here are eloquently clear enough to those who care to listen deeply, as this is one of the best underground hip-hop tracks of 2021.

There is no glitch here, only elite skills that shows you the cream, which will surely rise to the top.

Stream this excellent new single on Spotify and check out his IG page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

She Like My Drip: Aj0hn kicks the naysayers away like Messi on ‘L!t’

With a unique blend of creation that has us so intrigued about this new style of rap in 2021, Aj0hn shows us why she is really into his swag-filled vibe on his new freestyle-like single which has him feeling rather ‘L!t‘.

Aj0hn is a newcomer Allentown, Pennsylvania-based indie rapper. He makes that new school type of ear-bending hip-hop music which has the beat shaking and the vocals sparking into this full paced assault on the mic.

The bars are slammed through the unsuspecting rate that might make a skilled sailor nervous, as the winds pick up and have you feeling like your heart is beating so much faster than before. He leaves little on the bones left for anyone else to munch on, as his mind is made up that she is the one for him and nothing else will do.

L!t‘ from the charming Allentown, Pennsylvania-based American rapper Aj0hn, is a rampage on the mind as you filter all of the self-doubt out of your senses, as you only bring in fresh smelling energy back into your life. This is a quick-fire track which might leave you in shock at first due to its complexities – as the style is alive and stocked full of entertainingly honest sentiment – which shows his utter confidence. She is into him and not the other guy, which makes him rather pleased with himself.

Sometimes you just have a feeling something is going to work, as you strive for that finish line to start the night for real.

Stream this new single on Soundcloud and see more via his Twitter.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Sound The Alert: Bolt Seminar bring back that excellent underground boom bap dystopian sound on ‘Gargle’

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Taken off their special twelve-track spark of lightning into your sleepy soul that needed this mighty awakening, Bolt Seminar spray the truth all over our healing gums with the electric new single named ‘Gargle‘.

Bolt Seminar are a Dell Wells and John Sarastro combined Brooklyn and Zurich-based boom bap beat inspired duo of the highest quality imaginable. They fuse that wildly thoughtful music into your awaiting ears, which gives you a whole different perspective on the world as you see it currently.

We are your tour guides on this rollercoaster of sound and syllables. Dell Wells (emcee, singer, songwriter) from Brooklyn, NY and John Sarastro (producer, graphic artist) from Zurich, Switzerland. While paying homage to the glory days of hip hop, this international duo has conjured up a sound that can only be described as Dysotopian Dope“. ~ Bolt Seminar

You feel the swirling energy wrap vigorously around you, as you get so lost into this barrage of bars that smack the sense right back into your face, with a rampaging style which is so rare in modern day music that is hidden deeply into the underworld. The prolific storytelling is in mass abundance, the head-nodding ambiance is such a joyful wonder to all ears concerned.

Gargle‘ from the terrific Brooklyn/Zurich duo Bolt Seminar, is a cleverly-penned track that showcases such unbelievably creative rhymes that your favorite rapper wish they had even attempted to write. With a beat that punches a hole into the ceiling, this a track of immense skill which will leave you quite breathless.

This is up there with the best hip-hop tracks from 2021 without a shadow of a doubt – that certainly gives this at-times stale genre – a real wake-up call.

Stream this new single on their Bandcamp and check out the IG music page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen