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Conor & The Wild Hunt project beautiful pureness with stunning ”You’re Not Alone”

Conor & The Wild Hunt are from Baltimore in the USA and they are back with their special new single called ”You’re Not Alone”. The group animates soulful original songs with fresh perspectives on Americana, Folk, and pop styles. Their music is stupendously delivered with love letters that make me happy.

Conor Brendan, Chris Elvidge and Lena Traynham are Conor & The Wild Hunt and ”You’re Not Alone” is easily one of my favorite songs of 2020. The folk-fused indie treats are sandwiched together to make my stomach smile again.

You’re Not Alone” is such a peaceful song from Conor & The Wild Hunt that puts my mind at ease. After what has been going on with the world lately, this is exactly what we all need in our ears. This is pure music with such great vocals from both the singers. We aren’t alone if we have the support of those close to us. We just need to express ourselves and ask for help if we need it.

Stream this wonderful song that will make your heart happy here on Soundcloud.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Justin Thomas has released their compassion-invoking Americana Country single “Just Let Me Breathe”

Justin Thomas’ latest Americana Country single “Just Let Me Breathe” is a metaphorical masterpiece. After a three-year stint in releases, the American artist found inspiration in injustice. The incident of George Floyd’s death was used to illustrate the suffocating impact of systematic racial oppression.

Naturally, Just Let Me Breathe had a compassion-invoking resounding effect. Yes, the slightly psychedelically infused, angular guitar licks were absorbing and awe-inspiring. Yet, Justin Thomas’ compelling vocal style along with their ability to guide you into a contemplative empathetic state is why you’ll never forget Just Let Me Breathe.

We hope to hear plenty more from Justin Thomas in 2020 and beyond. Tracks such as Just Let Me Breathe are worth their weight in aural gold.

Just Let Me Breathe is available to stream via Soundcloud.

For more info head over to the artist’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jon Davis featuring the Kenny Rogers Band – Someone Else’s Problem

In American singer-songwriter Jon Davis’ rhythmically infectious, resonantly magnetic standout single “Someone Else’s Problem” there are sentiments we can all undoubtedly relate to.

There’s potentially no better feeling than getting rid of insidiously toxic people, and the rhythmically indulgent feat of Americana Rock n Roll perfectly captures that sensation of freedom and elation along with the bitter-sweet aftertaste of lament.

The single stands as a testament to the artist’s nuanced talent in orchestrating Americana Country Rock perennial earworms which are laced with connectable emotion. It feels quite criminal that Jon Davis has spent a significant amount of his musical career in tribute bands. Their natural ability when it comes to aural expression is not easily paralleled.

You can check out Jon Davis’ single Someone Else’s Problem for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Country revivalists Steve Bonham and The Long Road saunter down a winding road carrying with them this gem of an EP.

Bonham and his merry band of misfits have been steadily putting out authentic, salt of the earth music with a country twang. Their most recent output, the four-track ‘Moonshine Elegy’ EP, is the newest—and in some ways, most refined—addition to their ouevre. It hits all the Bonham notes: a tangible sense of grit, respect for and knowledge of a rich musical history of Americana, and an air of lived-in authenticity.

Steve Bonham and The Long Road craft real-ass music to do some honest, hard work to.

‘Moonshine Elegy’ is now available across all major platforms.

 

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The Star Prairie Project strives for freedom with ‘Home of Hope’

Country and Americana artist The Star Prairie Project has released new track ‘Home of Hope’. 

Self described ’brainchild’ of Nolen Chew Jr. – a songwriter from Star Prairie, Wisconsin’ – The Star Prairie Project have projected talents strongly with ‘Home of Hope’. Inspiring music, especially in times like these as many Americans will agree, can go a long way to finding one’s feet and ‘Home of Hope’ delivers on this optimism with toe tapping goodness put to all-American loving drawl and a tightly woven guitar sequence.

Countrified goodness is good for the heart and soul – and this is one for americana lovers all over to throw up on to their playlists for the long-haul.  

You can listen to ‘Home of Hope’ on The Star Prarie Project’s Spotify page now

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Post Punk Meets Americana in Rob Howe’s Latest Single “Promised Glory”

If you could imagine an amalgamation of the atmospheric edge of the Chameleons and the anthemic appeal of Springsteen, you’d get a good idea of what is in store if you hit play on Rob Howe’s soulfully riff-driven Rock single “Promised Glory”.

The UK singer-songwriter and artist found the perfect balance between romanticism and high-octane Americana Rock energy in Promised Glory. Better yet, the distinction in the frill-free soundscape comes with no hindrance to the accessibility of the radio-ready track.

It’s safe to say you won’t hear a more infectiously rhythmic track produced this side of the 21st century if you turn on the radio today. We instantly warmed to Rob Howe, and we have no doubt that any fans of Americana Folk Rock will feel the same.

You can check out the lyric video to Promised Glory for yourselves by heading over to Vimeo.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Melissa June Band has dropped Your Name

The Melissa June Band has dropped their latest single ‘Your Name’ combining their country sound into this uplifting and intriguing piece.

Starting off with the calming sound of the violin that illuminates the background and adding in the fast pace strum on the acoustic guitar as the vocals begin to seep through. The vocal ranges are incredible and the high notes are hit perfectly, nothing is out of the tune and it all combines together in such an impressive way.

Tending to reach more for the high-pitched vocal throughout, having that melodic sound to it with the soft texture that is added, flowing in and out of the classic country instrumentation to create this enjoyable and interesting to listen to piece.

Listen to The Melissa June Band’s Your Name by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Max Seidman – The Key: Ethereally Magnetic Americana Folk

Any fans of Kurt Vile will want to get acquainted with the pensively captivating latest single “The Key” from up and coming Americana Folk artist Max Seidman.

There’s a contemporary spin on the timeless genre through the ethereal polished production. Yet, the organically sentimental track shares the same beguiling magnetism as tracks by the likes of Cohen, Waits, and Elliot Smith.

The melancholic keys find perfect synergy with the stripped-back delicate fingerpicked acoustic guitar notes and create an immersive soundscape to lie under Max Seidman’s powerfully resounding vocals which will leave you hanging on every neatly-pitched vocal note in the Key.

Tracks don’t often come as narratively arrestive as the Key. Max Seidman is undoubtedly one to watch.

You can check out The Key along with Max Seidman’s earlier releases by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Benjamin Beiler – You And Me: Euphoria-Soaked Alt-Country Pop Rock

Lancaster, UK based artist Benjamin Beiler’s latest single You & Me mixes roots deep Country Rock with nuances of Indie Pop Rock to bring authentic Country rhythms well and truly into the 21st century.

Any fans of virtuosic guitar work are going to be easily enamoured by Benjamin Beiler’s versatile approach. You & Me kicks off with Indie chords before the melodies to break into winding accessible rhythms for the verses. You can also prepare to be captivated by the overdriven anthemic riffs and intricately arrestive Blues Rock solos.

You & Me stands as a testament that Americana can be just as sweet when crafted on this side of the pond. But there’s plenty more than instrumental talent on offer in the resounding single. The vocals affirm that You & Me was delivered straight from the soul.

You can check out Benjamin Beiler’s single You & Me which was released on March 23rd for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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1500 Pieces Are Set to Drop Their Soul-Filling Indie Pop Rock Debut EP

1500 Pieces made an amorously lasting impression on us with their 2019 debut single “Maybe”. The rhythmically-engorging soulfully-sweet single set the bar for their future releases, but the quartet has raised it once again with their upcoming EP.

The first single to be released from the 7-track EP is the sun-soaked melodic feat of Alt Indie Pop Rock “Voyage”. Rather than sticking to the same old tried and tested Indie Rock archetypal tones, 1500 Pieces crafted a euphoric smorgasbord of Jangle Pop, Synthpop, Indie, and Blues Rock.

The result was a kaleidoscopically mesmerising organic feel-good hit which compels you to lock into the absorbingly inventive soundscape. The melodies come with a nuanced kick of psychedelia and create the perfect platform for Gordon Vaughn to lay down his resonantly passion-soaked vocals.

We’ve been lucky enough to get a preview of the rest of the EP, and it’s safe to say you’re in for a beguilingly dynamic aural treat. The only constant between the tracks is the amount of personable pretence-less soul which they contain.

The synth-led tracks Don’t Ask Me and Understand Me offer effervescent servings of upraising Funk and Groove, while tracks such as Fly and NLF are cinematic feats of emotively virtuosic American Indie Rock.

You can listen to the first single to drop from the upcoming EP for yourselves via Spotify.

Keep up to date with the latest releases from 1500 Pieces via Facebook, or head over to their official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast