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Time Passing Me By: Dagani feels like he is losing his mind on the sensual ‘Sweet Talk’

As he wonders why they don’t want to trust him, Dagani feels like this game-filled romance is causing so much unnecessary pain to surface unexpectedly on the superb new single ‘Sweet Talk‘.

Dagani is a youthful Phoenix, Arizona-based indie Pop/Punk singer-songwriter. He writes excellently expressed lyrics that has your fluttering heart feeling so much warmer, as the love stories keep you gripped the whole way though.

While having a knack for music his whole life Dagani has just now started finding his own and who he is with his sound.” ~ Dagani

His fresh vocals heats up the airwaves as you remember back to when you were in love but it all broke down on the highway like a tired car. The tidy beat has you feeling rather enthralled the whole way through too – as you feel the drenched emotion rolling through the speakers from a soul that cares – who wants that deep soulful and meaningful love.

Sweet Talk‘ from the highly motivated Phoenix, Arizona-based indie Pop/Punk singer-songwriter Dagani, is that I-wish-things-could-be-simple-again as your love for her is so strong. The core trust bridge is on fire and while you are trying to calm the winds down, you are somehow unintentionally making things worse. This is that love story that keeps it real the whole way through, in a world that seems so much more complicated than before.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Just Remember Where You Started: Arizona’s Victims of the New Math bring us an inspiring lifeguard moment to float with on ‘You’re Swimming’

Taken off the latest four-track EP called ‘Heading to the Suburbs‘, Victims of the New Math urge us to turn our mindsets around from the negative to remind us that ‘You’re Swimming‘.

Victims of the New Math is a compellingly down to earth Phoenix, Arizona-based 70’s inspired lo-fi rock act lead by Thomas Young.

With several album and EP releases over the past 15 years, the band has incorporated other diverse influences ( Glam rock, New Wave, psychedelic rock, lo-fi rock, and indie rock) to create a unique sound that never quite fits prescribed genres or styles.” ~ Victims of the New Math

With an honest tone and compelling lyrics that have you suddenly feeling so introspective about those moments you wish you could take back, the message here is to look forward as you are floating anyway. The seas will always calm down eventually once the tide changes – as you move forward to brush off any sticky seaweed – that is holding you back from progressing your soul to better times ahead.

You’re Swimming‘ from Phoenix, Arizona-based 70’s inspired lo-fi rock band Victims of the New Math, shows us a story about being sad about something ending, but being self-aware enough to know that the bad times won’t last. With a glaze-filled ambiance that has you feeling like you are in a movie on this tremendous new single, this is something rather specially-made with that rare class of yesteryear.

Hear this new track from the experienced Arizona native up above in the Soundcloud and see more news on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

She My Electrolytes: Phoenix rap duo BoogieLo zooms through on playful ‘X4LIFE’

With a she-loves-me-now-she-loves-me-not energy BoogieLo are ready for adventure after being locked away for too long and head out for a road trip from state to state on their new entertaining single called ‘X4LIFE‘.

BoogieLo is a Phoenix, Arizona-based hip-hop duo. They make that fresh blend of music that wraps skillfully from their life, as they bring us real stories about each day in this very strange world we live in.

For us, music is a way to express who you are as an individual while also connecting with others.” ~ BoogieLo

With a quick-flow style that keeps things real smooth like the fade, they rap with a quality style which has you nodding your head to their exciting new track. Made with a busty beat which is full of hop-in stories of travel, with smart lyrics that showcases their top notch mentality.

This is the story of wanting to be together with this incredible woman, who keeps on changing her mind so much you worry that she might be your ex soon. Your soul just wants to go on adventures and can’t handle all the indecisions, which is really starting to tire you out.

X4LIFE‘ from the Phoenix-based hip-hop duo BoogieLo, is the terrific music video with an alt-rap vibe. This is the story of being with someone who likes you one second and then isn’t sure, as you try and wrap your mind around it all. Luckily you have you true team to help you along with the real journey after all.

Check out the new visuals via YouTube and see more news on their IG channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Am I Safe: Elluna wants to get out from behind her walls on ‘Trapped’

As she looks around nervously to see if she is safe to come out, Elluna worries about making another mistake on her hauntingly beautiful new single called ‘Trapped‘.

Elluna is a space-loving indie singer-songwriter, who was legally born in Arizona but feels like she is from nebula, supernova or star dust. She makes that galaxy-spinning music that is different to the rest – as she regards herself as an alien – and not from this crazy earth.

She sings with such a smoothly created style, her intentions are only pure and believes that she is the one to blame, when she actually isn’t at all. With a player-mentality overly rampant and social media comparing us to ourselves to make us feel distant when it should be the opposite, she flips your mindset into a deeply introspective one.

Trapped‘ from Arizona-based indie singer-songwriter Elluna, has you looking for the key to help her escape, as you feel her pain and wish that she could climb out of the walls she has built around herself. Love can be harsh and make you feel fearful if you have been hurt before, as you take a deep breath so you can try again and unshackle yourself from your own mind.

Hear this new sensationally created single on Spotify and check out her IG for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’m Coming For You: Arizona’s Orval Hill drops ‘High Anxiety’ (ft. Justin Loera)

Released as the lead track from his latest six-track EP, Orval Hill smashes into the speakers and raps with such force on ‘High Anxiety(ft. Justin Loera).

Anthony Enoch aka Orval Hill, is a writer, actor and hip-hop artist from Phoenix, Arizona. With a style of music that catches your attention fast and leaves you impressed, due to his crisply tuned flow and smartly penned lyrics.

This is a song that shows how he is ready for the next step of his career, his confidence is at an all-time high and he sweeps away all doubts with a self-assured nature. The flow is tidy and the beat different to the rest, as he breaks down the door and shows the world what they need to be listening to.

High Anxiety(ft. Justin Loera) from Phoenix, Arizona schizo rap artist Orval Hill, has you buzzing with perspective as he raps with a confidence that shows his intent, no matter what else is going on in the world. Featuring lots of solos and a buzz-saw style rap style that shreds through the competition, this is an underground effort that will please raw hip-hop fans.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Crossing The River: Bitter Therapy jump courageously through all challenges on ‘Happy Now’

As they hurdle bravely through all the obstacles that has threatened to drag them down into the dirty mud, Bitter Therapy shows us the way to the lights of freedom within on ‘Happy Now‘.

Bitter Therapy is a sunny Mesa, Arizona-based two-piece indie pop/rock act. After both Brady Daniels and Matthew Gibson both dealt with troubling health issues and needed a creative outlet to recover swiftly — these two friends have turned the agony into feeling totally ecstatic — with spellbinding results that both of them couldn’t of imagined to be fathomable before.

”Instead of interpreting the changing times alone, they decided to focus their desire to write stories as a duo. Stories that tell of life’s hardships and the strength it takes to carry on amongst the bitterness that can completely take hold of one’s very being.” – Bitter Therapy

This is the story of taking a long winding journey and getting lost for a while, as you tried to locate the fields of trust but your compass stopped working for a while. After much reflection and from the support of those close by, the climb up has been tough but ultimately helped you flap your wings and fly to where you needed to be.

Happy Now‘ from the confident Arizona-based band Bitter Therapy, carefully throws your body into the sky and has you feeling that anything is actually possible, no matter what the pain what before. Believing in yourself and having the strength to push on with a true friend, is the only way to climb up stronger than yesterday.

Hear this positive message on Spotify and see the music IG page for more news and release info.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Plot Thickens: Arizona’s Depollock mystifies our mind with ‘Tell Me A Secret’


With a spark to the mind to light the fuel in our minds, Depollock is back with his second single that will be stuck into your head all day called ‘Tell Me A Secret‘.

Depollock is a thrilling Phoenix, Arizona-based multi instrumentalist & producer. He makes enthralling soundscapes to get away from the negativity, as he loves that true creation that puts a smile on his face, away from all the unhelpful news on television.

He fuses his incredible talents together to help others deal with their problems, as much as it helps him too. Not telling anyone what he does is his way of breaking away from the norm — his style is mysterious and this is for a reason — that he keeps close to his soul.

The song is breathtakingly break-beat, full of surprises and twists, with feeling that has you electrified beyond belief, the sound catches your stomach and doesn’t let go anytime soon.

Tell Me A Secret‘ from the free-feeling Arizona producer Depollock, is that deep look inside their heart as you don’t want them to go, but if they do, you want to know something that no one else knows. That urge to be closer to that person you love no matter what is sometimes rewarding, however it can also break your heart too.

Stream this new single on Spotify and check out the IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Iced Up: Arizona’s WyLyn wants to be back inside from the freezing ‘Cold’ of lost love

As the lonely phone rings and rings in the candle-lit background with no answer imminent, WyLyn knows that he is out in the ‘Cold‘ as they decided to leave, with no intention of coming back.

Derek Roes aka WyLyn is a San Tan Valley, Arizona-based model, indie pop singer-songwriter and producer, who smoothly filters in music creations from the heart, that are all about love and how to be compatible together in this often-selfish world.

His sings with such passionate rhythm, with the sweet melodies catching your heart closely and with such love. Each word is meaningful as he longs for the return of his former lover, so they can be snugly in each others arms again.

The romantic atmosphere here leads you into the warm room which they shared when things were ideal like in a movie, before the storm came and they rode out without even properly saying goodbye. Sometimes the world is so harsh and things don’t make sense.

Cold‘ from Arizona’s WyLyn, is a sad story about missing someone so much, as you think about their memory and how simple things were. Sometimes life gives you the chills – so you can take time to warm up inside before loving deeply with heat again – when the stars align up perfectly again.

Hear this brand new track on Soundcloud and check out his IG for further info.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A classic to end things off: ‘310 to Yuma’ from underground Arizona poet/emcee Orie Adams digs deep inside the current unacceptable social injustices in the USA

Moving onto bigger and better things is the best way to fully evolve and not become pigeon-holed into one specific thing. ‘310 to Yuma‘ by underground Arizona poet/emcee/businessman Orie Adams is a core part of his last album and it’s called ‘V6‘.

With an ode to the late great Malcom X on the album cover, you can feel already that this isn’t any ordinary release, this is full of heart and realness, unlike a lot of the fake bubblegum rap these days that sticks to the bottom of your shoes and annoys. This is a true wordsmith who takes his time to get his message across and is in no hurry at all.

Directed by JDFilms at the Carter in Scottsdale, Arizona, we witness a man who guides us through the relatable story of having heart, resilience and hard work cut into your body and mind to succeed in life. He is certainly strapped up and ready to do whatever is necessary in order to protect those who he cares deeply for. These are Walking Dead times in 2020 and you need to be prepared otherwise you will be found out when the time comes to make a move.

With a few NFL player shout outs, talk of feeling understandably anxious due to having a price on his head and a tone that let’s you know that he is ready for whatever comes down; the lyrical skills here are haunting and cut deep into your soul. The current climate in the USA is reflected into the fabric of the song and you get a sense of what is really going in inside, not what the mostly puppet-pulled tv stations are hollering on about.

You get the feeling that this is a self-motivated man who has already decided what he is going to do next and it’s going to be big. If this is indeed the last time we hear from Orie Adams behind the mic, ‘V6‘ and ‘310 to Yuma‘ will surely live on in the annuals of underground Hip Hop history and a movie or two will be made about his journey. He stands up for what he believes in and whether you like his music or not, the message demands to be admired and the poetically lyrical wordsmith’s music will live on to be timeless.

Check out the music video via YouTube and see the next chapter via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Cass & Crossland – Adeline: Absorbingly Sweet Indie Folk Rock

Phoenix Arizona’s Indie Folk Rock duo Cass & Crossland made their 2020 debut with the absorbingly idyllic single ‘Adeline’. Their timeless approach to songwriting will remind you of the iconic greats while affirming that they’re the contemporaries that the airwaves have been calling out for.

The stunning harmonies find perfect balance with the transfixingly accordant semi-orchestral instrumental arrangement which simultaneously feels minimalistic and resounding. It’s the kind of track you hit play on, and you can’t quite tell if you’re consuming the track or if it is consuming you. The immersive ethereal air to the soundscape perfectly complements the romantically vivid imagery which the lyricism conjures.

With their ability to not only draw affectionate emotion from you as you listen to the track but also leave you endeared by the soul which the track contains, they’re undoubtedly ones to watch. Get them on your radar.

You can check out Adeline for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast