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I’m Like A Ghost: Close to Monday looks for the much-needed exit on the spectacular ‘Split’

After the extensive success of their latest electrifying album called ‘Interference‘, Close to Monday return to hypnotise our entire consciousness with the thoroughly excellent ‘Split‘.

Close to Monday is a sensational Berlin, Germany-based synthpop duo that encompasses our invigorated ears with rasping electronica that is beyond what our brittle minds can perceive.

Everyone will feel this song in their own way. someone will find it very strange. someone will see in it a reflection
of the crazy running of the modern world. and someone will be able to turn to himself, see something important
and become a little happier.” ~ Close To Monday

Close to Monday shows us what all the hype is about yet again with a truly scintillating single of the highest order, that might send shivers down your naked spine. The eloquently-projected story of looking for that sneaky escape exit rings true when one just needs to be free and explore the world to find for yourself who you really want to be.

Split‘ from the impressive European synthpop/electronic duo Close to Monday, is one of the more delightfully ear-warming singles around right now. With lusciously mysterious vocals and steaming production that seem to smoke out your heat-filled speakers, you can’t help but admire this fantastic track. With a true story about getting out of the maze of life that can mystify even the smartest out there, this is a release that is best with the volume on real loud.

Hear this sizzling new single on Spotify and find out more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Take My Hand: Berlin-based pop artist ENNA can’t stop thinking about him with ‘On My Mind’

Influenced by her life-changing travels all around Europe and after recently dropping her debut EP named ‘Wild Heart‘, ENNA returns with a terrific new single all about appreciating someone who truly gets you called ‘On My Mind‘.

ENNA is a Berlin, Germany-based indie pop singer-songwriter who has used music creation to help her get over the early-life struggles which threatened to destroy her life.

After turning her life around thanks to the power of music and positive thinking – there is much to be impressed by from a wonderfully classy artist – who projects her voice so sweetly, for us to lather happily into.

Her calming aura flows like a harmonious stream that is peacefully enjoying the afternoon breeze, as you both gaze lovingly into each others eyes and start to hold those awaiting hands. ENNA is so fantastically graceful and rather elegant, as she takes our intrigued minds into a place about treasuring that exciting moment – with someone special who makes your whole body happier inside.

On My Mind‘ from the Berlin, Germany-based indie pop solo artist ENNA, is a love-filled story about feeling that sweet connection with a loyal man who is there for you when you really need him to step up. Made with a lovely ambiance from a loved-up singer who has the heart-beating feeling of true affection, this is a realy sweet song from an ever-improving artist.

Check out this new single on Spotify and see her story on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Past Ends: Berlin’s Close to Monday know that this is their ‘Time’ (Dirty Doering Remix)

Bringing us a bass-thudding remix from the world famous German techno house wizard, Close to Monday lifts up all clocks nearby and skillfully floats them into a new dimension altogether with ‘Time’ (Dirty Doering Remix).

Close to Monday is an exciting Indietronica-fusion duo who are based within the live music mecca of Berlin, Germany.

Heavily influenced by such huge bands like Depeche Mode and Muse, Close to Monday initially thought their sound would be tagged under the Synthpop and Electronic genres, but after much feedback they released that to limit their music to these alone was too restrictive, it has many, many more levels to it including those of Nu Disco, Indie Dance and Indietronica.” ~ Close to Monday

Featuring scintillating vocal ability that seems to gently bite on your shaking hand without leaving a mark, she takes us on a daydream of ultimate reflection with a simply stunning performance. You feel so engrossed into the marvelous production which has been given an extra boost – that was already rather excellent – to give off a tasty aura that bumps the speakers into the night, in such an effective manner.

Time‘ (Dirty Doering Remix) from the Berlin, Germany-based Indietronica-fusion duo Close to Monday, shows us that we definitely can’t turn the maze-filled experiences of the past into our corner, no matter what supposed superpowers we possess. Each moment we are alive counts to wholeheartedly love and be totally free, in this wild world which can have you changing in a moments notice if you aren’t too careful.

Keeping your eyes on that all-important time without letting it control you too much, is the cunning key to pure enlightenment.

Hear this terrific new single on Spotify and check out their IG music page for more music news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

That Party Vibe: Berlin’s Stephen Paul Taylor is in the zone on ‘Wasted in the Summertime’

With his shirt off, his friends close and the snazzy swim shorts on to impress, Stephen Paul Taylor brings us into the fun story of those body shaking days that you surely treasure for years on ‘Wasted in the Summertime‘.

Stephen Paul Taylor aka SPT, is a touring indie rapper and composer from Berlin, Germany, who has performed live in over twenty-two countries including four extensive tours in Russia.

This is a thoroughly entertaining track made with a fresh edge packed full of a unique flows, as he takes us on a terrific journey that is vividly explained and rapped with a confident vigor. His style is smartly niche, his lyrics are quick-fire and there is much to get excited about here with a sensational display, on a catchy beat that you just want to lather inside.

Wasted in the Summertime‘ from the Berlin, Germany-based indie hip-hop solo artist Stephen Paul Taylor, is a laid-back track all about enjoying the best time of year and just wanting to be left alone with your friends. He raps with an eloquent energy and with cleverly-penned lyrics that are wildly creative, as we are left breathless after this sunblock-soaked experience that has you sliding your sunglasses on.

Hear this new sun-filled single on Spotify and follow his exciting movements on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Swim With Me: Emerging Berlin-based Hannah Kelly takes us for a floating ride on ‘Ocean Brain’

After years of performing with other artists and picking up valuable experience and knowledge on the way, Hannah Kelly is now focusing fully on her own original music and after the success of her debut track ‘New Faces‘, she returns with her atmospheric new single named ‘Ocean Brain‘.

Hannah Kelly is a fast-rising Berlin-based Swiss/Irish indie singer-songwriter. Her debut EP called ‘ForgetMeNot‘, is the works as we speak – and this marks an exciting new chapter in this versatile musician’s fledgling career – who is such a breath of fresh air, with her sumptuously elegant vocal delivery.

She sings with a real rare classy elegance that is so easy to enjoy – her style is so glorious and mellow to consume – as you curiously dive dive down and see her vision, through a tremendous track that is peaceful and made with such love.

Ocean Brain‘ from the wonderful Berlin, Germany based indie-pop artist Hannah Kelly, is a lovely music video and well-made song that urges us to swim with her no matter what the tide is. She shows us her wondrous creativity and performs with such pure artistry, that you can’t help but get the swimming gear on and join her underwater.

The world is full of crashing waves and stormy tides that are so unpredictable, so you might as well just go with the flow and see where you go in this rather strange world.

See this new music video on YouTube and find out more news on her IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

PRISONER K Part 2: Berlin’s CALMDOWN cuts away the restrictions on ‘Blind’ (ft. Thëar)

Bringing us the second part of this immaculate series of music experiences that has been sumptuously created with so much love and representing metamorphosis, CALMDOWN takes our imagination to another level beyond what we thought was possible with her arms open wide on ‘Blind(ft. Thëar).

Elisa Vidalis aka CALMDOWN, is a highly motivated and creative composer and electronic music producer from Berlin in Germany. She cleverly meshes her sound to captivate our ears and takes us to another place entirely with deep meaning aplenty, for us to fully wrap headfirst into.

”Through music you feel a moment that you already lived in the past, or a moment you will live in the future or a moment you will never have at all. It travels with you and saves you.” – CALMDOWN

This is the story of keeping your mind open so you can help others when they have their blinkers stuck on and are so stuck. The world can be smoggy and full of temptations that you don’t really need, and you need someone close you help you into the right path, before you get sucked in for too long.

The beat is terrific and the video is so smartly done, as it captures the mood of the world so perfectly. You find yourself fascinated by the message and the visuals have you entrenched into the moment — as each second finds you looking closer — and wondering what is going to take place next.

Blind(ft. Thëar) from Berlin music producer CALMDOWN, is a striking song that has a soundtrack that has you soaked in goodness, with elite vocals that sends you into a whole new world. This is one of the purest songs you will immerse yourself in all year — and a real lesson in being careful with what you dream about — as it can turn real so quickly.

See this terrific music video on YouTube and see more of her journey via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

 

Thinking About You: Whyen (feat. Juli-Ane) are breathtaking on stupendous future bass single ‘Higher’

After feeling the fresh breeze wash over your doubts with their excellent track from February 2021 called ‘Free‘, Whyen (feat. Juli-Ane) are back with a sensual song about powerful love that makes you go ‘Higher‘.

Yannik aka Whyen, is a prolific multi-talented pianist, future bass music producer and film composer from busy Berlin in Germany. He is joined once again by the wonderful fellow Berlin-based singer/lyricist Juli-Ane, who’s sensational voice has the rare ability to make your hairs stand up to gripping attention, her striking tone incredibly captures all your thoughts calmly as you get lost for days in her thoughtful story.

Their combination works like a perfectly fitting glove, your eager body slides snugly right into this story of finding yourself under the power of someone else which makes you think deeply, despite your love for them.

The production is top class and matches with her stunning vocals, that certainly takes you to the sky above in an effortless display which has you relaxed and focused again.

Higher‘ from the captivating Berlin producer/vocal duo Whyen (feat. Juli-Ane), is a refreshing swim into the waves of love, as you want to be happy but sometimes the undercurrent takes you to places you don’t want to. Sometimes people just have that power over you and you need to find the right stream so you can be in your lane, without anybody having control over you.

Stream this breathtaking new track on Spotify and see Whyen and Juli’s IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Stockdale exhibits their in-Vogue urban pop style with ‘Countdown’.

Berlin-based artist Stockdale has captured the air of 80s East Coast hip hop while adding a melodic soul-pop twist with the standout track, ‘Countdown’, from their 2021 album, ‘BUDDY’.

Their versatile discography cruises between smooth pop and hip hop anthems; with Countdown, you get the best of both worlds. By starting as a fiery feat of lo-fi jazzy indie hip hop, you’ll get pulled into the progressive mix that exhibits four vocalists and a potent dose of collaborative chemistry. With D’Fish, Nomé, Pilgrim and Luce bringing their authentic personality to the track, you’re almost welcomed into the collective creative experience. The harmonic layering in the dream-pop style production towards the outro seriously puts every 90s boyband to shame.

Countdown is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Jack & Cherry delivered a dark folk rockabilly revival with their sophomore single ‘Moonchild’

Jack & Cherry

Berlin-based duo, Jack & Cherry, have released a hypnotic rockabilly revival with ‘Moonchild’; the first single to be released from their debut EP, ‘Roadkill Lullabies’.

Instrumentally, shimmering echoes follow the meandering guitar stretches that pay ode to the styles of Dire Straits. Lyrically, Moonchild will throw Chris Rea and Stevie Nicks reminiscences your way.

There may be plenty of dark imagery within the lyricism, but ultimately, Moonchild is a song that urges you towards self-acceptance. After we’ve all had so much spare time to spend with our anxiety and insecurity, plenty of people will find resonance through the lyrics which reflect the strength of your shadow side but remind you that you’re stronger still.

Any fans of Tiger Army, Hillbilly Moon Explosion and April March will definitely want to make room on their radar for Jack & Cherry. Their debut EP is due for release in late 2021.

Moonchild was released on March 26th, you can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

From sadness comes healing: Folga graces us with the exquisitely intimate transformation on debut ‘Moon’

After dealing with a traumatically emotional moment in her life that caused her to rethink things, Folga has emerged a strong woman with renewed purpose and insight on her outstanding debut single called ‘Moon‘.

Olga Kozmanidze aka Folga, is an enchantingly pure Urals, Russia-born, Berlin, Germany-based, organic-electronica singer-songwriter and performance/sound artist, who sings masterfully through her past experiences that have ultimately enlightened her imagination.

”I summoned this song while passing through an identity crisis some years ago and it kept me company while I was lingering in this limbo state. The song emerged with an insight, it revealed something I needed to learn from this difficult experience.”- Folga

Produced by the wonderfully talented Constantine Chistiakov, you feel like you are in an alternative universe here through the sound, your body and ever-replenishing soul.

Her captivating voice is so mysteriously wrapped in beauty, you feel each glorious note on this incredible song that is genre-bending.

She is revealing ourselves slowly and bringing forth her stunning creation that has been manifesting for so long, she looks ready to show her whole face and allow herself to be vulnerable, as the scars heal over time to make her a warrior princess who will never be broken again.

Moon‘ from Berlin’s world class talent Folga, gives you a new perspective as you glow again from troubled times, to rise above it all and look forward to new possibilities, never to return to the darkness that consumed you for so long.

See the video on YouTube or Immerse yourself here on Soundcloud and see her rise on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen