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Mia Laren is demurely devil may care in her cinematic Latino pop track, Careful

Starting with a scintillating spoken word verse which outlines the brutality of betrayal with devil-may-care demure beguile, Latino pop artist Mia Laren’s latest single, Careful, is a cinematic invitation into her hypnotically emboldening scorn.

With a music video that is somewhere between Westworld and Moulin Rouge exhibiting the artist’s professional dance training, few icons shine brighter than the Baltimore singer-songwriter and producer. Evidently, there’s no end to her superlative talents. After growing up in a musical family, she found her magnetically celestial voice at 10 before graduating from UMBC with a BA in dance. From there on out she found her calling; replicating her life experience through rhythmic dramatized depictions.

Watch the official music video for Careful on YouTube or add the track to your breakup playlists on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Upside Down: Linda Smith gives the world so much joy on Figment of Your Imagination

Figment of Your Imagination b/w Ideal View of the Ideal City (Single) by Linda Smith

Originally released inside 1991’s Put It In Writing, Linda Smith shows us what true love sounds like in music on the stunning single to rejoice with called Figment of Your Imagination.

Linda Smith is a Baltimore, Maryland-based indie bedroom pop singer-songwriter who makes authentic music to heal all wounds with.

When Linda Smith purchased a 4 track cassette recorder in the mid-1980s, it was not with the intention of launching a solo career. At the time, she was playing guitar in a band called the Woods, and thought it would be useful for sharing demos with her bandmates. In the end, the 4 track outlasted the Woods, but Smith had already started toying around with her own songs.” ~ Linda Smith

Lathered with a flashback to a different time altogether, Linda Smith guides us into her dusty gems and shows us her catchy brilliance to feel alive with.

Figment of Your Imagination from Baltimore, Maryland-based indie bedroom pop singer-songwriter Linda Smith is a terrific single which will put so many spirits into a merrier place. Sung with so much care and layered with tons of intricate excellence, we find a superb single to feel enlighten by.

Music with substance will always matter.

Listen up on Bandcamp.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

So Good: DeVonte Singh doesn’t rush the love on I N U

Feeling so happy in every conceivable way imaginable to humankind, DeVonte Singh holds onto the moment and shall take that extra time needed to make sure each second is truly special on I N U.

DeVonte Singh is a Baltimore, Maryland-based indie RnB solo singer-songwriter, engineer, Reiki master and music producer who makes heart stopping music to hold on tightly with.

I am beyond thankful for my mentors throughout this music journey. It didn’t really mold and grow until I started learning from Mr Morpheus, members of Force Mds, Full Force, and Senator VI. V told me Make sure when you move you move with confidence. I’m reaching for ultimately opening up touring with groups like, Silk sonic and Adele.” – Devonte Singh

Lathered in so much to feel rather delighted about, DeVonte Singh is rather terrific on this fine release to warm up those cold rooms again on this galvanising effort. Precise to the second and urging for more candles to be lit, as our minds float away to that perfect romantic state of reflection.

I N U from Baltimore, Maryland-based indie RnB solo singer-songwriter/music producer DeVonte Singh is such a loving single which will heal many hearts in believing that true love is actually possible. Performed with a majestic energy and flowing with so much passion, this is a fine song to embrace with care.

Hear this fine new release on Spotify. Find out more via IG.

Review by Llewelyn Screen

Trap Pap rode on the highest vibes in his latest single, Counter That

Baltimore rapper Trap Pap is riding on the highest vibes in his latest single, Counter That, featuring SPL Haiti. If reality is perception, you will be looking through rose-tinted glasses with the motivational music icon on your playlists.

The butter wouldn’t melt bars that spit equal amounts of conviction and soul seamlessly fuse with the light, luxe and sunny instrumentals that throwback to the golden era of hip hop while simultaneously bringing in a new wave of melodic trap.

Even after witnessing trap life and the death of loved ones, Trap Pap strives to better the world he documents through his music by always giving his fans an alternative to apathy and pessimism. When it comes to motivational hip hop, he’s the GOAT.

Check out the official music video for Counter That, which premiered on September 30th on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Baltimore rock act Palm Trees In Moscow urges us to break free on, ‘Drunk At The Airport’

With a reverb-soaked experience to listen intently to as we curiously contemplate our current uncertain path in this bloodbath-saturated world, Palm Trees In Moscow returns with an ear-soothing new single that shall get you thinking profoundly with, ‘Drunk At The Airport‘.

Created by Chris Frantz, Palm Trees In Moscow is a Baltimore, Maryland alternative rock outfit that makes an anthem-sounding blend of harmony-packed awesomeness to be uplifted by.

People often build invisible walls and put intangible limitations on themselves; this song is an anthemic cry to break out of the purgatory limbo of life we often create for ourselves.” ~ Palm Trees In Moscow

Dropping a punchy pop/roots/rock/shoegaze mixture of delicious intelligence, Palm Trees In Moscow sends us into a world of infatuation with a terrific track to put on vociferously. There is a delightfully inspiring transmission to lather deeply into here, with a fierce atmosphere that should wake up the sleepy slumber inside us all.

Drunk At The Airport‘ from Baltimore, Maryland alternative rock act Palm Trees In Moscow is one of the most introspective tracks you are likely to hear today. With vocals that are certainly striking and have you turning up the volume so you don’t miss out on any hidden lyrics, this is a single that shows us the laser focus of a skilled artist who has lived.

Showing us how to smash through those boundaries we have set for no reason, this is a rock track to truly appreciate for its vital message.

Follow the Spotify page in anticipation of the single release on the 3rd of June and get an inside look on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

YUTZI knows that its a selfish move but one that needs to happen on, ‘Give Me The Blame’

Showing the elevated growth from their start as a backyard party band to one of East Coast’s most-loved groups, YUTZI drop the lead single from their 3rd EP with the foot-tapping release about moving on from love with, ‘Give Me The Blame‘.

YUTZI (pronounced: YUTE-zee) is a Baltimore, Maryland-based indie rock band who have made a maximum impact so far and thrills with a fiery display.

A song about the difficulty of leaving a relationship to pursue your dreams. Lead singer, Tom Starr wrote the song to channel emotions he had been feeling after moving on from a relationship to pursue his dream of becoming a successful touring musician.” ~ YUTZI

Gracing our speakers with a really dreamy single that sends you into a reflective place that could cause you to doubt if you made the right decision, YUTZI shows us why they are one of the most intriguing bands around with a top performance that shall have you looking deep inside yourself for guidance.

YUTZI was formed by childhood friends and elementary school rock band-mates.” ~ YUTZI

Give Me The Blame‘ from Baltimore, Maryland-based indie rock act YUTZI is a memorable release that might invoke pain for those who have felt that they have lost a partner due to a career move. With smooth vocals and a song packed with a groovy vibe that is so nostalgic, this is a track that will have you gazing outside the window and wondering if you made the right move.

Sometimes life takes you to another path, as you decide if this is the best one for you or not one you wish to walk down.

Listen up to this new experience on Soundcloud and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

MJ the Sensei and Monsieur Jovoni roll the tight bars just right on ‘ISSCALM’

Dropped from the 7-track project named ‘Many Moons‘, MJ the Sensei and Monsieur Jovoni spark up the style in a way that has you feeling like everything is going to be alright again on ‘ISSCALM‘.

Baltimore, Maryland-born Hip hop artist MJ the Sensei is joined by Tennessee-born music producer/artist Monsieur Jovoni who link up splendidly on this Shonan, Japan-based release.

MJ the Sensei and Monsieur Jovoni are quite excellent on a track that takes your mind into a better place from all the vicious distractions that are waiting for you outside if you let it consume your mind from what is real and what isn’t.

The eloquent production that is intertwined inside is flawless and has your head nodding around so smoothly, with bars that reflect greatness and gets you into the mood to achieve those goals which you have closed the door on for too long.

ISSCALM‘ from Shonan, Japan-based MJ the Sensei and Monsieur Jovoni, shreds through a layer of doubt and brings only a flavour that tastes so majestic. These two seriously skilled artists join as one team to make a real gem on a track here that has you feeling so laidback and calm after a long day. The old school beat reminds us of the good days when there was less madness and only good music everywhere, just the way it should be.

Listen to this top new track on Spotify and check out the IG page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Always Choose You: Baltimore’s Red Skies Mourning misses her so much on ‘Deep Moonlight’

After moving away from the signature grunge sound from before, Red Skies Mourning has us gazing up above as we gravitate closer to our ideal lover on ‘Deep Moonlight‘.

Red Skies Mourning is a Baltimore, Maryland-based alt-rock/pop band that is led by the well-respected singer-songwriter Chris Aleshire.

As we start to fine-tune and modernize the sound, we settled on the idea for the concept of the song to blend The Legend of
Zelda with a The Weeknd/Post Malone vibe of music that’s still intertwined with alt-pop and altrock”. ~ Red Skies Mourning

Featuring dynamic vocals and a likeable sound that is so popular at the moment, Red Skies Mourning takes a trip up in his memory to get a closer look at the flawless woman he certainly craves to be with again. This is such an enjoyable listen and with a track made with so much genuine tenderness, you will find yourself getting lost inside this wonderful creation.

Deep Moonlight‘ from the Baltimore-based alt-rock/pop act Red Skies Mourning, is a love-struck single from an artist who truly misses that special soul. On a romantic gesture that has you swaying slowly and wondering if you are with the right human who makes you feel alive. There is such a passionate sensation here that will take your imagination into a happy place, that has you wishing you could be together forever. This is a track to play with your lover right next to you as your firm hands are locked together as one, or to signal that you are ready to find the one.

Hear this touching new single on Soundcloud and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Holding Information: Baltimore’s Strange Attractor rise genuinely from uncharted territory on ‘Artifact’

Shining radiantly with one of the most gloriously rhythmical tracks so far this year, Strange Attractor carefully looks within and finds all of the answers that they need to be free on the excellent ‘Artifact‘.

Strange Attractor is a grounded Baltimore-based indie rock band that makes a different blend of music than most and appears to have found their ideal sound that suits their incredibly authentic nature.

A 5-piece band at the core, Strange Attractor has been known to perform as a 7, 9, even a 20 piece band on occasion, and has an intangible Baltimore essence.” ~ Strange Attractor

Strange Attractor is a well-loved underground band that is such a quality listen, you end up telling all your friends about this superb act you have discovered. It seems like they are fully in tune with the earth and there is only genuine energy projected here, as they leave the fake talk for others to unwisely bluster into.

Artifact‘ from the groovy Baltimore-based indie rock band Strange Attractor, is an unearthing-the-realness winner for the soul to digest just right. There is a real vibe here that is so rare these days and you feel like this is a community that is perfect for those music festivals where you can just be yourself. Dislodging all of those important hidden quests you need to be truly content is the best way to live, rather than always being unhappy about the things that you don’t really require.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Where Did Everyone Go: Baltimore alt-rockers Normal Suits urge us to not plug too far into the matrix on ‘In Threes’

With a catchy chorus up there with the best of them around and a cleanly swept sound that pulsates the shaking speakers into pure bliss, Normal Suits are at their best with their latest kick-ass single called ‘In Threes‘.

Normal Suits is an experienced and high octane three-piece indie rock band from Baltimore, Maryland. Over twenty years being in various bands and getting the t-shirt, you feel their close bond throughout this revved up track.

The songs are, at their core, straight-ahead rock songs, but with the sophistication that comes from years of experimentation with the layering of instruments and sounds.” ~ Normal Suits

You feel their purposeful and exhilarating standards bust into your consciousness on a breathtakingly simmering soundscape, which has such a tremendous edge to it. This is the type of song that makes you think twice about your latest moves, as the world threatens to take your money and your soul, without you even knowing or caring, that this is taking place right before your very eyes.

In Threes‘ from the gritty Baltimore, Maryland-based indie rock act Normal Suits, is a scrumptious single that has a stark warning about plugging in too deep, as it can drown your mind like being underwater for too long. Made with a roaring blend of a electrifying force that stamps a powerful wave of intrigue all over your soul, this is a quality single from a truly criminally underrated band, who definitely need more love.

Hear this gritty new single on Spotify and see their future show news on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen