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Lucy Burke has released her hauntingly intimate ambient acoustic pop single, Please Stay.

It is practically a given that any artist drawing influence from Radiohead, Portishead and Norah Jones and pouring the inspiration into an ambient acoustic pop-jazz soundscape is going to leave you floored but Lucy Burke’s latest single, Please Stay, surpasses all expectation.

The haunting grip of the intimate single breathes through the entire duration. The gentle melodic guitar and piano notes cradle the Sydney-based singer-songwriter’s succinctly urgent vocals that hit with bruising evocative impact.

Please Stay is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Break free with Melo Bermon’s electropop hit, ‘REPLACEABLE’.

Texas-hailing artist Melo Bermon has released his latest electropop hit, REPLACEABLE, which puts to bed the gaslit myth that manipulators are irreplicable. Regardless of their grandiosity, they’re ten a penny. If you need any further convincing, hit play.

With a similar electrifying sonic palette to the Weeknd, Bermon’s synthy vindicating hit was made to break free too. REPLACEABLE throws back to the 80s while keeping in line with the contemporary indie synth-pop trend; with his sticky-sweet vocal sensibilities, Bermon has exactly what it takes to overtake the Midnight in the charts.

REPLACEABLE is due for release on July 23rd; you can check it out for yourselves via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Kiss Your Face: Moon sings so beautifully on the calming single ‘The Song of Wind’

Featuring an atmospheric-like guitar breeze that is so wonderfully peaceful, Moon flashes through gracefully with his immense quality on the love-searching single ‘The Song of Wind’.

US-based Chinese artist Moon, is a peaceful indie-pop solo artist and food enthusiast, who left his homeland to truly be free. He sings about being gay, love, his journey, and all the pressures and confusion that come with finding himself, in this often-harsh world.

I moved to the US 8 years ago after determining there is simply no future for me in my home country China. I am the eldest son in my family and thus carry all the heavy expectations of my generation. But I am also gay, and cannot possibly fulfill the duties my traditionalist culture demands.” ~ Moon 

As he sings with such a deep tone and a calming nature, you feel his warm embrace through the speakers as he tries to find the road he knows, he should go down to be truly happy. Something is holding him back right now – as he tries his best to work out what it is – so that he may fulfill his promise which he intends on keeping.

The Song of Wind‘ from the US-based Chinese indie-pop solo musician Moon, is a sad tale about wanting to be with someone so badly, but you just can’t seem to be together. The journey to this place seems impossible right now as you tear up softly, imagining the day when your eyes and lips may lock tight like they wish to.

Being in love is one thing, but going to distance to make it happen, is the true key to unlocking all its beauty.

Hear this deep single on YouTube and see more news on his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Anthem For Unity: Michael Loonan calls for acceptance and unity from all with ‘Celebrate This Life’

Featuring the mightily skilled drumming of Noah Levy, Michael Loonan asks us to heal up quickly so we can build a much better tomorrow on his latest single called ‘Celebrate This Life‘.

Michael Loonan is a highly experienced Saint Paul, Minnesota-based indie pop/rock singer-songwriter and is also a supremely talented multi-instrumentalist. He has a calm aura about him, and transmits this wonderful beacon of hope peacefully in his music writing, and the results are a toasty ear-warmer to say the least.

I actually wrote this song several years ago, but it seems fitting for the world now, as we’re emerging from a pandemic and moving toward better unity each day”. ~ Michael Loonan

With some terrific guitar riffs and mellow feel-good energy, this is a star-gazing creation which has you taking a big breath of relaxation, as you take some time to appreciate what you have. His vocals illuminate through the clouds above and calls for us to find a beach and gather around, to get on the same wavelength again, so we can work much together in the future.

Loonan has been involved in the Minnesota music scene for decades; he was the renowned ‘Loony Bin Band’ on The Mischke Broadcast and has performed on the same bill with Smokey Robinson, NRBQ and Badfinger.” ~ Michael Loonan

Celebrate This Life‘ from the Saint Paul, Minnesota-based solo musician Michael Loonan, heartily shows us a kind man who only wants to promote life in the best version possible. We have had so many worries lately and have been trying hard to carry them on our breaking shoulders – the huge boulders of stress have become too much – and its time to put them down.

Unity and peace is something special that we all need, and its really is possible if we all believe enough.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Wish You Could Of Loved Me Better: Sensational Chicago sister duo CORA show such scintillating class on debut single ‘Homesick’

As they courageously wrote this incredible song whilst their flight home from LAX was delayed, CORA open up their hearts which were sadly broken by two selfish guys who showed their true colors eventually on ‘Homesick‘.

CORA is a captivating Wisconsin-born, Chicago, Illinois-based sister indie pop duo formed by Meghan and Caitlin Foley. They soulfully formulate a lovely blend of excellent music melodies about the struggles of being in love, with the pressures of fake social media always around, as well as the journey to finding themselves.

A few months ago we decided it was time to rebrand and change our name. We chose the name CORA which symbolizes the heart and honesty, which is what we want our music to represent, too.” ~ CORA 

This is the sad story about being with someone who seems sweet at first – but then shows you how indescribably devious they really are – as they are small-mindlessly manipulative and are only thinking of themselves. You take it on the chin for a while and hope for change but then it becomes too much, as you then know that their time is up and you need to escape quickly, before they control you like an evil nemesis forever.

With lusciously intertwined vocals and a close togetherness brewing so brightly like a shooting star, you sense that they are starting a new journey that they have been waiting for. Their mindset is now aligned and you feel like they will always communicate properly from now on. Their loving bond is alive and bright, as they sing so beautifully in unison to also help those who have been hurt by a cruel lost love.

Homesick‘ from the fantastic Chicago-based sister indie pop duo CORA, shows us music vibrations that when you turn on, has your horrid ex stepping painfully onto a sneakily hidden piece of wayward Lego. They have a dynamic fusion together that is so lovingly authentic, and send our reflective minds into a real spin of past flashbacks.

Sometimes you think that you are with the right person who will be there forever, when actually you have just found out that you need a new type. Quickly. That real love is waiting for you however, when you find that special soul waiting to connect with you, in a place you least expected it.

Stream this wonderful debut single on YouTube and see their exciting journey via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Mew Suppasit Jongcheveevat has gone viral with his bittersweet folk-pop track, Summer Fireworks

Since premiering on June 18th, the official music video for Thailand-based singer-songwriter Mew Suppasit Jongcheveevat’s latest single, Summer Fireworks, has racked up in excess of 9 million streams on YouTube alone. The addictive quality of the bittersweet folk-pop melody is irresistible from the first hit.

The cinematically progressive single starts with accordant acoustic guitar notes before the soundscape shifts into a semi-orchestral lovelorn ballad that captures the aching feeling of longing. The release seriously wouldn’t be out of place in a Hollywood Blockbuster with the panoramic production and the gentle yet dramatic nature of the ballad.

You can check out the official music video for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Having Fun Moving On: Kelly Rose delivers flawlessly-sung message for those who need a lift away from their ex on ‘Upgrade’

As she determinedly brushes away her cheating ex’s memory firmly into the dust where it belongs, Kelly Rose pours herself a tasty glass of delicious champers to drown his sour face away from her life forever on ‘Upgrade‘.

Kelly Rose is a sensational indie-pop singer, New England Patriots supporter, and highly respected songwriter. She is in inspired form after previously releasing two well-received singles on Spotify named ‘Enough and ‘Thinkin’ Bout You‘ from 2017 and 2018 respectively.

”‘Upgrade’ is an unapologetic anthem about moving on from an ex and realizing your self-worth, while simultaneously having fun throughout the process.” ~ Kelly Rose

With an elegantly classy nature and lusciously toned vocals which has your ears warming up delightfully, she shows us what a strong woman does when she knows that its time to move on. Her snug-looking black boots are ready for the journey and you feel her confidence is at an all-time high – as she smiles cheekily to herself – and wonders why it took her so long to ditch the wondering-eyed passenger who will regret losing her love.

Upgrade‘ from the terrific indie pop singer-songwriter Kelly Rose, is the true story about how a sweet soul can run out of patience – no matter how hard they try to make it work – as being let down by someone you love, can really force you to find the exit door. This is the break-up anthem we have all needed, as we wave goodbye to the cheating ex, who showed their true colors.

Finding someone that treats you like a Queen and only having eyes for you, is the only way to be truly happy in a loving relationship.

Stream this new passionate single on Spotify and see more on her IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Take It So Cheap: Gary Mictian is so disappointed that they moved on so fast with ‘Easy To You’

With smooth synth melody, a heart grabbing groove, and packed full of pulsating pop, Gary Mictian is in highly reflective mood with the love-lost new single about how someone you loved could be so cold after a relationship ended with ‘Easy To You‘.

Gary Mictian is a vintage indie-pop singer-songwriter, Bachelor of Music graduate and music producer from New Zealand, who is now based in London, England. He makes that smoothly delivered – and eloquently sung music – than has you feeling supremely thoughtful about love.

At the end of a relationship I thought I would feel worse than I initially did, I was surprised that what tipped me over the edge was seeing how easy it was for them to move on. It made me wonder what I actually meant to that person, it seemed to be
different to what I thought”. ~ Gary Mictian

Easy To You‘ from the Kiwi-raised, London-based indie-pop solo artist, sci-fi fan and music producer Gary Mictian, is a true story that certainly breaks your heart. After loving someone who you still care about and think of constantly – things ended rather abruptly and before you knew it – they have already moved with a new lover, like nothing happened. You feel cheap and rather low, as you try and brush off the disgust quickly, before it drags you down the road of self-doubt.

Life is full of twists and turns, as you quickly realize that its so vital to be careful who you let into your heart.

Stream this sad new single about an ex on his Spotify and see more via the IG channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Just Can’t Say No: Anton Karabushin knows that today is the day on ‘Summer Days’

With a flourishing chin-up attitude that is so inspiring and keeps you smiling joyously, Anton Karabushin reminds us to enjoy those sunny days which sadly don’t last forever on the happy new single ‘Summer Days‘.

Anton Karabushin is a Denver, Colorado-born American indie pop singer-songwriter, pianist and composer with Russian heritage, who is now attending Fordham. He is a young artist but an old soul, who transmits a beacon of hope, on a burning world which needs so much positive energy to fan the fires out for good.

His buoyant vibe is such a pleasure to witness as his glowing voice feels like it is taking you into a new world above, the peace and tranquility inside his bones seems to only get better throughout this calming experience. His true natural kindness is brought to the fore – with a magnificent display on a scrumptious single – we can all digest with much ease.

Summer Days‘ from the eighteen years-young multi-skilled Denver-born pianist/indie pop singer Anton Karabushin, heats up your simmering soul to broadcast a message that has been needed for some time. The winter might have been dark and gloomy but there is always a new light around, which shines through to make everything better again.

Those few months of summer are the best time ever, as you look up to the sky and wish that that the hot days would never leave again. Being grateful for what you have, is the best way to show appreciation for this beautiful planet we live in.

Stream his fresh single on Spotify and see more news via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Start Over: Underground Orlando trio NOT just want to replenish their energy with much-needed sleep on ‘The Worst Twelve Hours Of My Life’

With a highly ambitious and speaker-grabbing style which has your head bouncing around like a beach ball in summer, NOT recall that time when nothing seemed to go right on ‘The Worst Twelve Hours Of My Life‘.

NOT is a pleasurable Orlando, Florida-based indie alternative pop-punk/post-hardcore trio band. They ravage the unsuspecting airwaves with a succulent blend of drum-bashing entertainment that is stacked full of speaker-breaking vocals, and rampaging guitar riffs.

Their door-breaking noise slams all of the pesky wind back into the sun-lit sky – as they seem to fly into our lives like unsung superheros – to satisfyingly bringing back a sound which disappeared like Batman into the night a few years ago. This is a foot-stomping and sweat-flowing song which will have your ears alive, alert, awake and feeling blimmin’ fantastic.

The Worst Twelve Hours Of My Life‘ from the fiery Orlando indie post-hardcore/pop-punk three-piece chargers NOT, shows us a story which so many have felt recently. You feel that things could be way better as the day hasn’t gone anywhere according to plan, as you try and fall asleep but your eyes just stay open like a 24 hour convenience store.

This is a terrific track which quickly pushes the blood back into your head and lights your attention up quickly, to remind you that this genre isn’t dead, instead its gone back to the underground to reinvent itself again. Starting over sometimes is the only way to truly evolve after all.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more on their revved up IG channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen