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Please Come Back: Jimmy OIOIOIO drops swan-loving new single ‘Bed Stuy’

Blending those artistic fantasies and raw emotion together, Jimmy OIOIOIO leads honestly us into his brand new track with the wonderfully-made ‘Bed Stuy‘.

Jimmy Peck aka Jimmy OIOIOIO, is an indie alt pop-rock/shoegaze solo artist, music student and music producer from New Jersey.

He is noted for using a unique mix of various musical styles such as dream pop, commercial pop, electropop, industrial, shoegaze, baroque pop, and indie rock, and filtering them through his lens of whimsical, ethereal, and campy aesthetics to craft something that is truly inspired.” ~ Jimmy OIOIOIO

With a fascinating thought to this romantic situation, he perfectly illustrates the moment that has you feeling so warm inside your loved up soul. He sings with such a gush-filled style which has you in a trance the whole time, as we are taken through this sweet story of that rare true love.

In a moment of boredom a couple of months ago, my artist friend, Krista Webster, asked me for an idea of something to doodle. I said, ‘do two swans!’. She drew Daphne & Matilda. These swans were so gorgeous, and so madly in love, it possessed me to write and produce a song about them that afternoon in just around half an hour or so. The process of creating Bed Stuy was very automatic. It’s like it was written by the swans themselves and not me.” ~ Jimmy OIOIOIO

Bed Stuy‘ from the New Jersey-based pop/rock artist Jimmy OIOIOIO, is a shoegaze-filled release which is full of an intoxicating beat that takes you to a new world. Made with a love for the moment and imagining two sweet swans in love – this is a caring single with an affectionate edge – that has you feeling rather entrenched into this cute story. With promising vocal ability and a tremendously original style, this is a lovely single that will have you feeling so intrigued about an artist who truly uses that all-important imagination.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

And Let Us Flee: Castle KYD needs to escape into the wild forever on ‘Menagerie’

As he carefully holds his tender hand out and wonders who will hold it too, Castle KYD looks for the escape route out of this meaningless sewage-filled planet that drowns away our authentic energy if we aren’t too careful on his latest single called ‘Menagerie‘.

Castle KYD is a professional escapist and solo indie alt-rock/pop musician. He makes that real music all about issues that face us everyday, and sings with a real meaning in all of his songs.

Created as an Alter-Ego for an adult who never knows how to be outspoken about his inner enigmas—realizing that behind the walls he put up, he could still speak.” ~ Castle KYD

This is the message of moving on as you aren’t happy about what you have built up here anyway – and seek that true adventure which shall break you away – from the monotonous cycle that wheels you away from your correct path of self-enlightenment. The lyrics are deep and cleverly written, his vocals slowly gaining steam like a classic train, as he finds that inner confidence that is brewing delightfully and almost ready to explode with his true emotions.

Behind the castle, there is a kid.” ~ Castle KYD

Menagerie‘ from the promising Castle KYD, is the honest story about feeling so caged up that you just need to get out quick before your precious soul burns a slow death. He sings with a real meaning and insight into the current world and how so many of us feel – after many months of being locked inside – we lust for the wild nature to set us free again.

Feeling alive, is the best way to keep that soul fresh with excitement anyway.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Close Your Eyes: JULIENT wants to take control and help her feel safe ‘For A While’

With a caring tone and a loving attitude to helping calm a strangers mind, JULIENT knows that they have an instant connection and he can help make all those worries float away ‘For A While‘.

Tassilo Julien H aka JULIENT, is an indie pop artist from Germany, who is now based in London, England. He is a talented musician who makes that atmospheric fusion, that has you mind alive with the possibilities in this wonderful galaxy.

Inspired by bands like A R I Z O N A or artists like Troye Sivan, it is a love pop song with an easy listening atmosphere.” ~ JULIENT

Made with a kind-heart and a compassionate nature towards this sweet human who he feels a young love for, he sings with such a peaceful glance at the current situation. These kind lyrics and calm vocals are equally matched with a pacifying beat, which seems to transport you to a different time altogether.

‘‘I met a girl over the internet. We met in person and spent the night together. Obviously we didn’t know much about each other, but there was a connection. We talked all night and she told me about her insecurities. I didn’t know how to cheer her up, to say good things to her, I just knew I wanted to hold her hand, even if it is just for a while, I wanted to make her feel good that she is not alone and that she feels safe. Even though I didn’t know if we would stay in touch, if we would see each other again, but I wanted to be there for her in some way.’’ ~ JULIENT

For A While‘ from the London-based, German pop singer-songwriter JULIENT, is the romantic story about meeting someone new who you feel a tight bond with instantly. You spend many hours getting to know each other, as you gaze into her kind eyes and wish that you could help her be happier.

Made with calming vocals that has you feeling almost nostalgic, this is a track to look into the clouds above with, as you find the true soul who will complete you forever.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Transcend expectation with Lucy Burke’s jazzy blues pop single, Deaf Ears

With the style and soul of a 1950s chanteuse, Lucy Burke looks through the eyes of iconic female singers in her arcanely arranged jazzy blues pop single, Deaf Ears, which reveals the inner bliss available if you succeed in transcending societal expectation.

Britney Spears’ mental breakdown and subsequent censorship battle inspired Burke to explore the melancholy behind Marilyn Monroe’s glamour and find parallels with the harrowing journey of Amy Winehouse. Deaf Ears also offers an alchemic gaze into the pitfalls that dichotomies present to artists as they choose between modesty and sexuality and conformity and revolution.

With the Sydney-based singer-songwriter’s influences ranging from Eva Cassidy to Portishead to The Beatles to Norah Jones, her dynamic sound never allows you to anticipate what is coming next. But something tells us, we haven’t heard the best of Burke yet, she’s firmly affixed to our radar, we suggest that you follow suit.

Deaf Ears is due for release on September 15th, 2021; you can check out the official music video on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

All You Do And See: The exceptionally courageous Kruttika is quite superb on ‘Red Flags’

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Taken off her excellent five-track EP called ‘Snow‘, the inspiring Kruttika returns to bless our fragile hearts with a new single which will have you in awe of her tremendously genuine talent on ‘Red Flags‘.

Kruttika Sequeira aka Kruttika, is a remarkable Mumbai, India-born, Los Angeles, California-based composer, producer, indie RnB/soul musician, visual artist and keyboardist, who is partially sighted. She makes such delightful music that will have your whole soul feeling uplifted again, by the sheer beauty interwoven into her soul.

”​Inspired by surrealism, the world of dreams, deep emotions and fantasy, Kruttika’s work is a blend of art and music.” ~ Kruttika

After moving to LA to study music in 2017, she shows a real love for her chosen craft and sings with a sweetly tipped ambiance, which is full of heart and soul.

This is that know-your-value track which has you looking deeper within for that strength to move on from the past which was a traumatic experience, which you have vowed to learn from. She sings with a real breathless energy – which has your whole state of mind altered – by a shining light of true goodness.

Red Flags‘ from the multi-talented indie RnB/soul singer-songwriter, visual artist and keyboardist Kruttika, is that true-life heartbreak story about being played by someone you truly trusted. They let you down even though you were warned, as you now know the games and vow never to be treated like that again.

Sung with an effortlessly classy energy, this is a delightful release which will have you feeling rather reflective and inspired by such an incredibly world class artist.

Hear this fine new single on her Bandcamp and see more news on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Urban fusionist Malice has released her ethereal dream-pop sophomore single, It’s You.

Ethereal pop, new wave rap and soulful RnB collide in the sophomore single, It’s You., from the enigmatically sensational artist, Malice. Sonically, she conjures dreamy and wavy ambient textures in the soundscape that feeds in plenty of tape echo effects. Vocally, she is unpredictable from one verse to the next. From phantasmal harmonies to fierce rap increments, you can expect to hear the full extent of her smooth vocal dynamic in her reprising single.

Based on It’s You, Malice deserves to be just as acclaimed as her trip-hop/dream pop predecessors, and yes, that includes Portishead.

It’s You. is now available to stream on Spotify

Review by Amelia Vandergast

LeoJJChill leaves us ensnared with his minimalist folk sound.

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With years of songwriting behind him, LeoJJChill has given us a taste of what we can expect from his future releases. Anyone who found them ensnared by Nick Cave’s new material created in collaboration with Warren Ellis will quickly become ensnared by the ease of the melodies and the command of the vocals above the gentle acoustic guitar progressions.

His songwriting that takes you right back to the roots of folk is simple, but it isn’t without soul or authentic artistic licence, and that is exactly what leaves you absorbed by LeoJJChill’s less-than-archetypal approach to lo-fi folk. We eagerly await his official indie-folk debut.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Lesse has released the most powerful ballad of the year with Runaway.

After racking up over 110k streams with his folky dark pop debut single, The Ghost, breaking pop artist Lesse is here with his latest deeply melancholic single, Runaway.

If Hozier carried the same pensive edge of Tom Odell, the sonic result wouldn’t be worlds away from this captivating ballad which uses minimalist minor-key piano notes and plenty of spatial effects to allow Lesse’s evocative vocal harmonies to resound in the atmosphere of the neo-classically inclined soundscape

The artist’s songwriting ability, paired with his vocal talent and lyrical vulnerability, make Runaway one of the most powerful ballads to have hit the airwaves this year.

Runaway is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

By Myself: Norwegian rapper Denim Blue wonders what happened to those rules on ‘Rodeo’

Inspired by Prince, Ice Cube, Kanye West and The Weeknd, Denim Blue lets the music speak for itself on his brand new single all about seeing something so bright stop shining rather quickly on ‘Rodeo‘.

Jens Bjarne aka Denim Blue, is an indie rapper, weeds explorer and singer-songwriter who is based in beautiful Norway.

I love mixing genres and I’ll never stop trying to show my art in creative ways.” ~ Denim Blue

This is the story about being with someone who you care about so much, who you saw with a halo on their head that has now been so tarnished. Your ex lover fell nose-first into the treacherous trenches of temptation and you won’t stand for it, as you wish that they could go back to who they were before the once-beautiful spark fizzled out.

I’ve been writing songs my entire life, rapping for most of my life, and singing in the last 5 years or so, but I didn’t start recording until 3 years ago.” ~ Denim Blue

Sung with a terrific vocal ability, honest lyrics and with a dazzling beat which has your imagination swirling so quickly – this is a real gem of an underground track from this youthful artist with morals – who refused to walk in the line that so many fall over just to get inside.

Rodeo‘ from the Norway-based indie hip-hop artist and songwriter Denim Blue, is a reminisce-filled track all about wondering what happened to that person you looked up to. They were a Queen in your eyes but that shimmering star has faded darkly into the night, as you now feel like you are much better alone.

An old school lover mentality is so hard to keep these days, but this is something that morally you can’t change in the fiber of your fabric.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Wish Someone Would Take My Place: The wonderfully authentic Savanna Leigh takes a second to breathe on ‘Girl Underneath’

After the massive success of her delightful five-track debut EP called ‘Changes‘, Savanna Leigh is quite sublime on her latest single called ‘Girl Underneath‘.

Savanna Leigh is a highly motivated Brandon, Florida-born, Nashville, Tennessee-based indie pop artist and model with a massive future. She sings with delightful elegance on each chord and takes you to a happier place.

Girl underneath” is a song about learning how to take time to really focus on yourself, to slow down, just breathe and figure out what you need whether it’s emotionally or physically. Prioritizing yourself.” ~ Savanna Leigh

After being inspired by her Dad who was a touring country artist who used to sing with her sister Lexi, you feel her mature attitude shine through like a calming breeze, as this is exactly what she wants to do.

Each note is made with a real class and superlative style, as you wrap inside her intoxication aura and let her music heal all of your self-doubts away. The glorious visuals only enhances her message, as she looks to move away from the suffocating crowds to focus on what is truly important. Getting away from those sticky clubs that can damage innocent souls and take you down tempting paths you should avoid, is a move that this smart young artist has certainly realized.

I moved to Nashville when I was 18 to pursue music full time but I have been involved in it my whole life.” ~ Savanna Leigh

Girl Underneath‘ from the twenty years-young business-savvy and fashionable Nashville, Tennessee-based indie pop solo artist and model Savanna Leigh, is an outstanding single from a clearly talented multi-creative. Her luscious vocals are so smooth and filled with an ear-shaking experience, that has your whole inspired body asking for more.

With a true message of telling yourself to slow down and look after your inner soul for a while, this is easily one of the best singles from 2021 so far. Her realness and quality shines through the dark clouds of this rather odd world, as that true genuine energy is so hard to find these days.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen