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You don’t feel the Same: JXKR sends our emotions soaring on Stardust (feat. Dani)

Waiting for the moment when a 2nd epicentre connects with so naturally, JXKR wants so much more but senses that it will have to wait for another time on the stunning new single Stardust (feat. Dani).

JXKR is an Ottawa, Ontario-based indie Haitian-Canadian musician/producer who is currently working on the upcoming EP which will be released in the fall.

My goal is to work with local artists and be a part of the R&B industry in the community.” ~ JXKR

After the underground love given to the debut single Rendez-Vous in 2022, JXKR opens up our feelings for a 2nd time and goodness me, this is special. Vocally tranquil and with unpretentious lyrics about how complicated romance can be sometimes, we find a song to hold hands with when there might not be another sweet kiss.

Stardust (feat. Dani) from Haitian-Canadian musician/producer JXKR is a tale that so many of us have sadly felt before when more is wanted, in a relationship which promised no strings at first. Layed in beauty and soaring with a revealing look into the love life which could have had it all, this is a sterling display from a single with true meaning.

Sometimes, it’s just not meant to be if another heart isn’t quite ready.

Turn this up loud on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Fighting Desires: Canadian-Pakistani RnB creative Sameer Amir fights those reckless desires on Autopilot

Wondering if it was true love or something that was destined to fail, Sameer Amir searches for closure on the excellent new single to reminisce with on Autopilot.

Sameer Amir is an innovative Canadian-Pakistani RnB artist who is based in thriving Toronto, Canada and has the kind of refreshed mind who inspires all listeners.

is about the fact that we don’t have control over our lives no matter how much we try to resist our desires. It’s written as the dance floor at the club being someone’s heart and how we dance alone a lot to be comfortable, pushing away the people that try to enter our space as a reaction to being constantly hurt before.” ~ Sameer Amir

Performed with so much intensity and soul-healing vigour, Sameer Amir unlocks the moment which shall change romantic notions forever. Doused into a dynamic vocal performance to turn up loud, we find a contemplative single to reflect on while the pain stings slightly longer than first expected.

Autopilot from Canadian-Pakistani RnB artist Sameer Amir is a truly striking song to swim deeply into when that period of self-reflection kicks in. Packed with a splendidly illuminating passion and desire, this is a striking single for anyone who has dealt with the cruel twist of love.

Finding inner peace to love again, is the only way to live after dealing with heartbreak.

Hear this top new single on Spotify. See more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’m Bodiless: Darrian Gerard has been missing for weeks on Powerless

As she wanders through her soulless town and sees nobody to truly connect with, Darrian Gerard drifts rather extraordinarily on a stunning single to hold on to when all seems lost with, Powerless.

Darrian Gerard is a Canadian pop-rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer who makes those stadium sounding classics to dance with all evening.

Hailing from a small town in British Columbia, Canada, she learned how to play guitar at 7 years old then quickly picked up bass, piano, drums, and vocals.” ~ Darrian Gerard

With her much-awaited debut EP Basement Stadium on the way in 2023, Darrian Gerard sings with so much passion and shall relate to so many who are so lonely right now. With pure vocals and so much to be intrigued inside, this is a rather eye-opening effort from a graceful spirit.

Powerless from Canadian pop-rock singer-songwriter and music producer Darrian Gerard is a fine song which shall make many stop in their tracks instantly. Thriving with honesty and baked into a lyrically aware soundtrack, we find an artist who needs to find a new home like many of us in this suffocating world.

When you feel you’re inside a grumpy town, you need to break free from its best to listen to your intuition.

Hear this new track on YouTube and see more via her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Monique Angele brings back that tender love and much-needed hope on Sing Together on Christmas

As the sleigh bells ring and so many prepare for a special time of year, Monique Angele shines a light on what it all really means for humanity who just need to feel peace for a few hours on Sing Together on Christmas.

Monique Angele is a much-loved Australian/Canadian operatic piano pop singer-songwriter who loves nature and makes memorable songs filled with imagination.

Christmas is a time where we all want to be together, sing together and love one another. Through difficult times we should all try to love one another and care for each other.” ~ Monique Angele

Showing us where the love needs to be in this time of year when many are rather lonely, Monique Angele sings with so much joy and care which shall warm the souls of so many. This is such an incredibly beautiful effort that is a much appreciated entry in 2022.

Sing Together on Christmas from Australian/Canadian operatic piano pop singer-songwriter Monique Angele is one of the more healing entries anyone is ever likely to hear. There is so much supreme class on offer, which is made with true intentions and extraordinary poise.

If we all join hands as one, anything is possible.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more moves on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Been A While: Sadbxylee x Eryn Nicole drifts through on that self-love journey while Rain Falls

Seeing that cloudy outlook even if you want to actually be happy, Sadbxylee x Eryn Nicole pours through and helps us see what is actually important on Rain Falls.

Sadbxylee is a Long Island, USA-based Lo-Fi artist/music producer/audio engineer who is joined by Canadian-based Lo-Fi hip hop producer/composer/songwriter Eryn Nicole.

Knowing now that time flies and the smiles will be hidden until you learn to love yourself, Sadbxylee and Eryn Nicole are quite splendid together and send through a scent that is rather incredible to witness. Forging through with so much introspection, this is a lovely effort that has been clearly made with care.

Rain Falls from the incredible Lo-Fi wizards Sadbxylee x Eryn Nicole is a rather terrific song that will send you into a whole new galaxy altogether. With serene vocals and a breathtaking soundtrack to get your veins ready for more, this is a stunning release, which is exactly what our thrilled bodies had been waiting for. There is a pulsating power at play here which will get your eyes alert and ready for finding that content place we are all seeking.

Listen up to this fine single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Stop Coming: HELLRAZOR feels the hours turn to days on Hanging On By A Thread

After a twelve year hiatus and returning with explosive aplomb, HELLRAZOR feels like everything is ending with the warning song we needed to hear on the powerful track Hanging On By A Thread.

HELLRAZOR is a Kasey Haze-fueled indie rock project by the well-respected guitarist/singer-songwriter who certainly isn’t shy about turning up the volume.

Among many accomplishments, HELLRAZOR beat out 179 Canadian bands to play in Emergenzas worldwide music festival placing 22 overall out of thousands of bands.” ~ HELLRAZOR (taken from their website)

Urging us to break free from the clutches of the world, HELLRAZOR rips up the couches and gets that frustration out with a modern day classic for the hardworking and freedom-chasing folks out there.

I was in the process of writing more songs and had lots of ideas for HELLRAZOR back in 2008. But the band broke up, nothing was recorded and everything was shelved. I never used any of the material for other projects because they were HELLRAZOR.” ~ Kasey Haze in 2020

Hanging On By A Thread from indie rock underground party starters HELLRAZOR is a song for anyone who has felt like they aren’t wanted anymore. Electrified to a level many will find ear-bursting, this is a wake up and get away from anything that isn’t making you happy anthem.

Listen up to this new track on Mixup.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Yasmine Gill rises above the past with her best release yet called Woman

After delighting us with a feathered lather of beauty on Feel, Yasmine Gill heals all wounds like a war doctor sent from above to help us build our world properly again on Woman.

Yasmine Gill is a sensationally gifted London, UK-based Italian-Canadian soul-filled jazz singer-songwriter and inspiration to many.

What makes a woman? A woman can be resilient and multidimensional, vulnerable and strong, assertive and gentle, confident and humble, and never needing to give one up for the other. They can be either, or both, or none at all, and yet they remain true to their name. I am a woman, I am proud, and I am powerful.” ~ Yasmine Gill

It feels like you are in a transformed world of tranquil peace when Yasmine Gill’s exquisite vocals appear suddenly in your seduced speakers. Easing her sultry angelic energy swiftly as our heart skips, there is so much enriching air to breathe that feels so good. Lips trembling with a knowing smile, this is something rather special.

Woman from London, UK-based Italian-Canadian artist Yasmine Gill is a simply excellent song made with love. With an aura that feels so genuine and kind, with a smooth beat that could illicit a quickening of the heartbeat. This is what authentic class sounds like.

Showing us once again why she is a must-listen when you need some inspiration, Yasmine Gill might have you feeling so romantic again. Do you feel it too?

Hear true grace from a music goddess on Spotify and follow her on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Canadian band Blaze Project just wanna play on party starter ‘Sweet Little Misery’

Lighting up the skies with an elevated mindset that is supremely entertaining and sparks the night alive, Blaze Project rustles the deepest part of your rugged soul with a reminder of that sweet underground music that inspires you again on ‘Sweet Little Misery‘.

Blaze Project is a Canadian indie 4-piece band who mellows in with the various echos from the world within and takes us on an assorted ride yet again.

Coming from a very diverse influence of rock, Pop, Blues and funk, from Dave Matthews to Jamiroquai, through The Tragically hip and David Bowie.” ~ Blaze Project

Soaked with greatness and lathered with that extra sauce needed to boost the troops’ efforts, Blaze Project light up our imaginations on this road trip bookmark that will be stuck in your head for ages.

A musician who was born with this talent and passion, and despite all the paths taken, he will always end up finding the stage and music on his way.” ~ Blaze Project

Sweet Little Misery‘ from indie Canadian indie 4-piece act Blaze Project is a simple reminder that delightful music with an authentic soul is actually out there if you’re willing to look deeper than most. There is a real grizzled intent here which has been infused in that groove we’ve been missing out on this expressive delivery called life.

Listen up to this top new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Canada’s Rejean Lau flies calmly ‘Up High in the Sky’

Inspired by his heroes Daft Punk, David Bowie, The Beatles and The Smashing Pumpkins, Rejean Lau gets his ticket and looks out of the window and feels like he is on top of the world on ‘Up High in the Sky‘.

Rejean Lau is a Canadian indie-pop/synth-wave singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and music producer who makes that catchy vibe you find yourself singing along to.

Sending our imagination to the top of the earth where only the bravest birds dare to roam, Rejean Lau is at his best with a single that has you thinking deeply about returning to the travel life again after so many months locked away at home. His lyrics show us a man on a mission, to help the world heal from all the trauma that led us away from the skies for too long.

Up High in the Sky‘ from the multi-skilled Canadian singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and music producer Rejean Lau is a flight-filled single that has you envisioning being so far up into the sky and thinking about enjoying the journey. His vocals are pitched to levels that will have you listening intently to this professional performer who is a storyteller at heart and brings all his experience to the flight.

Fly up with this new track on Spotify and check out the IG page for more visuals.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen