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Trey Connor saunters in with indie-pop love letter ”The Way You Move”

Trey Connor is a 23 year old indie-pop-rock songwriter and guitarist from a small town close to Detroit in Michigan. Rising the music scene quickly since his debut at 13, Trey has written and released two EP’s with the band called “Punished For My Innocence” and “Here We Come”.

This new track ”The Way You Move” is taken off his latest release ”Horizons” and comes crashing in like a blue beach on a stunning summers day.

Now based in Austin, Texas- Trey is back with a hot new single to keep the pulses racing. This indie-pop served up in a star dusted love letter. Trey makes his mark here with his trademark voice that is clearly improving all the time. This is a love-story of love that is up and down. You care about each other but perhaps the timing isn’t quite there.

The Way You Move” by Trey Connor is an excellent single that is well-crafted and a pleasure to the tired ears and heart.

You can learn more about the journey here on Facebook.

Stream this new track right now on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Lend Me Your Ear – Luv EXP: Soulful Witty Hip-Hop

You should believe these fellas, if you get down with soulful hip-hop, you should Lend Them Your Ear.

Okay, their name is Lend Me Your Ear and as someone who acknowledges that one of the first problems that new coming artists will have to face, is how they will name their project; Lend Me Your Ear has done a splendid job there, I’m sure you will agree. I mean, on probably the first artistic decision that they had to make, they gloriously hit the nail on the head.

And their name is only a small portion of this Austin, TX duo’s goodness.

Off their 2019 album called “Forbidden”, we have listened to the song “Luv EXP” (over & over & over). The music production is gorgeous to the bone. From the outstanding, vigorously cool rapping by both emcees to the beautiful instrumental, and God forbid if we don’t pay the proper attention to that sax; this sounds like body lotion for the soul.

This is a concrete artistic proposal that Lend Me Your Ear are offering here: hip-hop music that is digestible, splendidly ear-pleasing and simultaneously stuffed with artfulness. Play “Luv EXP” and get hooked.

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis

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A&R Factory Present: Tje Austin

Tje Austin is an ambitious Austin-based R&B singer-songwriter. Tje’s personal brand of soul derives from various influences that include John Legend and Lenny Kravitz. Introspective and passionate, Tje uses life experiences to explore the sensitivities and nuances of loss and broken relationships. He strives to create and perform the quintessential emotive experience, with touches of optimism and authenticity.

Originally, from Hawaii, Austin was adopted at four days old, by a loving Mormon family with military ties. He was raised in a multicultural family, which includes five brothers and three sisters – with six kids being adopted from other families. The accidental vocalist eventually made his way to the University of Texas at Austin. Initially there to complete a political science degree, Tje flipped a hobby into a full-fledged career, with some encouragement from some friends.

Tje was a contestant during the first run of the North American adaptation of The Voice. He’s co-written songs with three-time Grammy award winner Taj Jackson (for his Xperience album.) Amongst his received honors, Austin was a Semi Finalist in 2015 International Songwriting Competition – R&B Category and was featured at the 2014 ASCAP Expo for Pop Songwriting.

Completely self-contained, Tje manages himself through his company, Falling Giants Music. An artist in love with the road, he performs continuously throughout North America, and has been a recurring featured artist for Texas on Tour, a State of Texas initiative.

Tje Austin’s new EP, ‘I Belong to You’ can be purchased here.