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Or1gin & Nellie S get over old memories on ”Ghost”

Or1gin and Nellie S rip through with the new track that is a self-reflective indie-electro song called ”Ghost”.

The point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived. This is the story of letting go of that ghost and what is holding you back. You have shared special memories but now the time to move on.

This is such a powerful song that makes you think of past moments in your life and how we could be dragging along ghosts with us. Those can haunt you and can also weigh your soul down.

Driven by the sensational vocals of the breathless Nellie S, we are treated to a sonic memory that will be timeless. I love the beat from Or1gin and everything about this song screams quality. ”Ghost” digs up old memories but can also inspire us to change our ways. This is what music is really about.

Stream this breathtaking pop single on Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Mari – Natural Desires: Evocatively Absolving Acoustic Pop Rock

Natural Desires was the 2019 debut single from up and coming Pop singer-songwriter Mari. If the release slipped you by, there’s no better time to delve into her evocatively powerful sound. With an EP in the works, there are plenty more powerful soundscapes to come.

Following the success of Natural Desires, Mari released two subsequent singles Wrong Places and End Up with You. Yet, Natural Desires remains the best introduction to her frill-free, soulfully arrestive sound which manages to ooze both purity and maturity.

Rather than attempting to stay ahead of the curve, with Natural Desires, Mari took her sound right back to the roots of Pop Rock to ensure instant accessibility. As for the commercial potential, that can be found in her natural vocal harmonies which will stay with you long after the light and tender single has faded to a close.

If you like to have your finger on the pulse of hot up and coming talent, get her on your radar.

Natural Desires is available to stream via all major platforms through this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Australian pop artist Deonie sends through real message about snakes with debut ”Karma”

Deonie is a young Australian pop star in the making. She effortlessly launches her career in the wild music world with her stunning debut ”Karma”. This is a singer who has a flawless voice and is set for huge things.

Karma” is a pop journey all about having your heart broken and feeling that you have been with a real snake. Someone who has made up stories to be cool and now the lies are catching up to them. This is a real story and a true tale that many of us have had to ensure at some point in our lives. She sings with such meaning and you believe every word.

I love the smooth beat here as it compliments Deonie’s voice with precision production that is perfect. ”Karma” is an absolute winner for 2020 and hopefully this young singer goes from strength to strength.

Here is the Youtube video link.

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Stream this brand new track right here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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LA-based Dance Pop group Yep tell all with debut ”Breakup Sex”

The Los Angeles based indie-pop group Yep show us what they are made of with their debut song ”Breakup Sex”. The new band from the USA are in impressive form and this is an enjoyable song to make you think. They take us into their journey of this touchy subject that has it’s pros and cons.

This is a touching indie-pop release for 2020 that explores this sad love story. You are with someone and you always seem to be breaking up. Then you keep on getting back together and repeating this cycle. This can be fun but after a while you start to wonder if this is going to be the new normal. Is this going to be a familiar ride along this twisting road?

Breakup Sex” from Yep is a fun indie song that is very consistent with the chilled beat and the soothing vocals. With this being their debut there is no doubt that Yep are going to be on our radar with their catchy music.

Click here for the Soundcloud page to hear this new song.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Prepare Your Indie Folk Playlists for Harry Bodley-Scott’s Latest Single “Man Like Me”

Man Like Me” was the first single to be released from Indie Folk singer-songwriter Harry Bodley-Scott’s debut EP “Hoping for a Sunrise”. If festivals were happening this year, Man Like Me is exactly the kind of track you’d hope to be soaking up under the Summer sun.

Fans of Noah and the Whale, Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver and the Lumineers will definitely want to hit play on the stunningly crafted single. Similarities aside, Harry Bodley-Scott’s standout single boasts a striking amount of amorous distinction.

Through the candidly poetic lyrics and the intricately layered Indie Folk instrumental arrangement which is led by angularly absorbing riffs, it’s safe to say a radio-ready earworm was created with Man Like Me.

You can check out Man Like Me with the rest of Harry Bodley-Scott’s EP Hoping for a Sunrise via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Scotty Otten urges peace with each other on new single ”Earthstrong”

An artist who has just been transported from the early 80’s into our ears at precisely the right time. Most importantly, he has the right message of peace and unity.

Earthstrong” is taken off the debut album from Seattle native Scotty Otten. A singer with flair and imagination.

Scotty Otten is new on the scene and sparkles brightly with this 80’s influenced pop song for the ages. He saunters in with a scream to announce his arrival and from there, you will be dancing around your room. The sound is pure and with a deep sense of meaning. Everything around you falls away for just a few minutes while listening to ”Earthstrong”. This is a song about unity and just plain ol’ hope. Scotty also has a sense of humor with the strong message which is usually the best way to go about it. This song took me back down memory lane and if this is a taste of what’s to come- the rest of ”Puzzle Pieces” will be a marvel to listen to.

Stream this 80’s inspired artist with a big future on his new SoundCloud channel and get those dancing shoes ready for action.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Rob Benny – Speak: Accordantly Arrestive Folk Pop

NYC Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Rob Benny released their latest resonantly raw single “Speak” on May 13th. Anyone who appreciates soundscapes which ooze nostalgic appeal whilst simultaneously leaving you excited over finding fresh new talent won’t want to hang around hitting play.

It’s simple, it’s understated, yet, at the same time, it’s emotionally striking to the point where it feels like you’re battling with the melodies while they’re attempting to ensure that you don’t get to the outro dry-eyed.

With a similar lyrical style to Waits, Cohen and Elliott Smith, there’s a candid honesty to Speak. Hearing Rob Benny open up his soul leaves you feeling compelled to follow suit.

You can check out Speak for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Indie-Electro producer Nolai drops hot and sensual album ”No Saints at Night”

This is a wonderful mix of songs to get your night all hot and steamy. Searching for the gap between R&B, Pop, Hip Hop and moving within waves of rich and harmonic production is the way this artist feels about his music. He certainly pushes the boundaries. All the songs were self-produced, written, recorded and engineered by Nolai himself. This talented artist must not sleep at all.

Far Away” is the first track off the new release and it gets you in the mood perfectly. With a watery start, things are kicked into the right mood with sensual vocals and you zone out to his voice. This is all about wanting the one that is far away but you can’t stop thinking of the good times.

Desire” is the second song and I love the start. The vocals move from ear to ear and I am intrigued. This track is all about the love desire and we are drawn into a sexy dance. A picture of beauty and knowing what you want with who you want.

Tonight” is the 3rd song off the album and this one is about not really knowing about the girl like you really like. You don’t really care and maybe it’s better not to know too much. You just want to be with her and be close all night. The track certainly lifts up the heat all over a sexy beat that is guaranteed to make babies in 9 months.

Weekend” is the final track and the bass is a bit heavier on the song to impressive levels. Things slow down a bit and once again we are in this complicated love story about wanting just a weekend to make things all better again. This is the cat and the mouse game and will your smooth words work to get the love that you want.

Overall this is an impress release that will be loved on the dance floor due to the quality production and hot lyrics. Nolai is on top of his R&B game and expect his name to be up in lights soon with quality music videos to match his output. ”No Saints at Night” will win many a fan in the bedroom.

Stream the whole 4 track album right here on his flourishing Spotify channel to hear it all with the volume up real loud.

Find out more about upcoming gigs on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Soulful Steve Schuster is back with united ”One Lonely Voice’

The soulful singer-songwriter from Westborough in Massachusetts, Steve Schuster, returns with his new song called ”One Lonely Voice”. This is a united message of speaking up if you have something positive to say and how we should all support this notion. One lonely voice can indeed change the world and its great that Steve has brought out this song during the highly challenging and stressful COVID-19 time.

I like this song for a variety of reasons and the main one is that it is so simple. You could teleport back to the 60’s and it wouldn’t be out of place in that era of game-changing music. This is ear-food for consumption that won’t make you sad but instead do the opposite and inspire you.

With a happy-soaked base, Seattle-born Steve Schuster’s strong lyrical content coupled with a rhythmic guitar riff & his vibrant voice, ensures that ”One Lonely Voice” should be treasured as one of 2020’s most uplifting theme tunes.

Stream more from Steve Schuster on his SoundCloud page and look inside for more fantastic music.

Review by Llewelyn Screen

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Filip Finado has released their blissfully accordant feat of Psych Folk Pop “Your Songs”

“Your Songs” is the accordantly blissful latest single from Indie singer-songwriter Filip Finado. With melodies which you can melt into and instantly resonant lyrics, Your Songs is everything we need on the airwaves right now.

There are subtle nuances of Psych Pop and Alt Folk Pop within the soundscape which tangibly shimmers with aural resolve in a way that any fans of the Beatles and the Zombies will undoubtedly appreciate. Yet ultimately, the essence of the single lies in the magnetic resonance which will hit you as soon as you hit play. Your Songs may be a break-up song, but there’s just something so soulfully captivating about the artfully distinctive soundscape, it will soothe your soul whatever you’re lamenting over.

You can check out the official video to Your Songs on YouTube from May 28th via YouTube.

Make sure to subscribe to Filip Finado’s channel and follow them via Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with new releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast