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You miss each other so much: Quicker sing exquisitely about the one that got away on ‘All Through the Night’ (ft. Emilia Gudmunds)

Quicker return with a lovely song about those sweet moments on their new single that will pull on your heartstrings called ‘All Through the Night‘ (ft. Emilia Gudmunds).

Dalarna. Sweden indie-country/rock band Quicker have been hard at work during this pandemic to finish up unrecorded music and the chance to work with their friend Emilia Gudmunds, was a moment that they all treasure greatly.

Her stunning voice is so touching after his strong vocals have set up the story about how things were so perfect and you stayed up all evening. Your bodies were so close as you got the know each other and everything seemed to be in slow motion. The world seemed so small and happy for those romantic moments and you never through they would end. Sadly, you grew apart and just like life sometimes, its suddenly over and you are left wondering why and what happened.

All Through the Night‘ has so many highlights. From the terrific guitar pieces that harmonize the melodies to get your heart beating, to the catchy chorus that makes you reminisce about past relationships that were so memorable and you miss that special human, who you fell so deeply in love with. Breakups are so hard but if it ends amicably, at least you can possibly have a friendship that isn’t awkward. You were friends once after all.

You can’t go back to time so the best way to heal is to remember the best moments together and keep them stored away for only you; to see and hold on close.

Stream this sweet song on Spotify and find out more about this glorious group on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Charlotte Morris Bares Her Soul on new single ‘Three Hearts’

With a delicious blend of folk, pop, rock, and Americana comes ‘Three Hearts’, the new single from Charlotte Morris’ new album ‘Songs For My Next Ex’, and that title probably gives a pretty good lead into what’s on offer here; beautiful, soulful, confessional and personal, soft and gentle and tugging on the heartstrings. There’s a little of Joni Mitchell, a little Sheryl Crow, and a lot of Delta Rae and Brandi Carlisle; a tender and compassionate vocal sitting over gently strummed acoustic guitar chords and a sensitive backing of drums and bass.

Listened to in its entirety, ‘Songs For My Next Ex’ is a soul-bearing ‘story album’, tracing the highs and lows of relationships; her first full-length album, following up 2018’s ‘To New York With Love’ EP, it’s a perfect showcase for Morris’ stunning, plaintive voice. ‘Three Hearts’ is the impeccable, sublime introduction.

You can hear ‘Three Hearts’ on Soundcloud and follow Charlotte Morris here or on Facebook.

Review by Alex Holmes

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Scott Albert Johnson offers an invitation to transcend the 2020 chaos with their Americana Alt Folk single ‘Float’

Mississippi-hailing artist Scott Albert Johnson lays down old school bluesy soul in their latest single ‘Float’ which unfolds as a timelessly cathartic feat of Alt Folk Americana. I’ll never quite get used to hearing Covid times references in a track which sounds like Cohen could have released in the 70s, but I’ll remain eternally grateful for the resolve all the same.

It’s hard not to believe Scott Albert Johnson when he tells you that the clouds are going to break someday. For your sanity’s sake, add the celestially-produced, chorally-upraising single to your playlists.

You can check out the official music video to Float which was released on November 30th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Missing that true love: ‘Waiting For You’ from Erick Beau is about that feeling inside you can’t shake off

Nova Scotia born Erick Beau sings from the deepest part of his heart on his new single called ‘Waiting For You’. His voice is quickly introduced to us as we hear the passionate Indie-Country lust for that sweet love. This is the story of a man who is madly in love with a special soul who is so far away from him right now. A true singer-songwriter who makes carefully thought out music for the love of the art form and has had many years to plan out his vision.

Taken off the long-awaited debut album ‘What it Takes’, this is the work of a man who has been biding his time to express his music to the world. A lawyer by trade but a true musician deep down, this is the culmination of many years work to get to his stage. 2020 has been a tough year for the world but one good thing has happened: Music like this with that acquired soul and class that you can’t teach.

He misses that sweet smile and those long conversations that fulfill the soul. This is that true love that you can feel inside your bones and it hurts when you can’t be around it. Those feelings are fluttering in the sky like a lost bird, you feel like your stomach is in tight knots and you desire that sweet touch again. All you can do is keep those happy thoughts inside and make a way to be together somehow. You can’t shake this off like a brief summer fling as this is the real deal.

Erick Beau sings with that authentic Americana style that is such a pleasant listen that makes your heart sad but thoughtful on ‘Waiting For You’, as you hope that he can find his love again.

Hear this fine release from Erick on his Soundcloud and follow him on Facebook and IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Siobhan Cotchin offers an Alt-Country Rock shoulder to cry on with “The Fair-Weather Friend Blues”

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The Fair-Weather Friend Blues” is the conceptually subversive Alt-Country Rock single from one of the most promising West Australian artists around right now, Siobhan Cotchin.

Instead of adding yet another breakup track to the airwaves, the 20-year-old singer-songwriter offered brave introspection through Fair-Weather Friend Blues which put a brand-new twist on the heartbreak narrative.

There’s always a stigma around the admission that you’re lonely and don’t have a friendly shoulder to cry on, which is probably why you won’t hear many Country Rock tracks about fake friends on the radio. But the artist used the power of her powerful introspection to offer compassion to anyone in the same position. After hitting play, I found an infinite amount of respect for her resiliently bold style and even more excitement over her potential.

With plenty of soul-paralysing moments offered by the extremely masterful instrumentals, it is easy to see why she’s rising up in the charts.

You can check out Siobhan Cotchin’s single by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Roots of Folk and Country bloom in Pablo Leira Filgueira’s single “Honey, You’re Gonna Lose”

Honey, You’re Gonna Lose” is the latest single to be released by Pablo Leira Filgueira, an artist quickly becoming renowned for their tantalising infusions of Folk, Blues, Country, Pop and Rock.

There are some hints of Jack Johnson within the smooth lofty vocal notes, but in the instrumentals, the 21-year-old delivers nothing but authentic ingenuity.

The raw textures in the lo-fi production bring an inviting sense of intimacy to the release, Pablo Leira Filgueira doesn’t just offer his soul in Honey, You’re Gonna Lose, he makes it personal too. Hit play and prepare to be serenaded by their affably charismatic release.

You can check out Honey, You’re Gonna Lose for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Lindzey Autumn kicks up country roots in her stylistic debut single “Bad Influence”

There’s a fairly cast-iron archetype for female voices in Country, Lindzey Autumn tore it apart with her empoweringly fierce debut single “Bad Influence”.

No, she doesn’t try to play the hedonistic miscreant herself, enlightenedly, harmoniously she tears down the pretence of the people who carry themselves with a devious air, the ones who think it makes up for a lack of personality.

The contemporary styling of the roots-deep sound and the amount of convictive within it will undoubtedly see Lindzey Autumn rising up from the underground in no time at all. Get her on your radar. You won’t want to miss her debut EP which is currently in the pipeline.

You can check out Lindzey Autumn’s single Bad Influence for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Maharmony – The Maughon Siblings sing with such meaning on ‘Same Sky’

Maharmony – The Maughon Siblings sing with such passion on ‘Same Sky‘ and this is a terrific music video that will warm your heart. This is a Country ballad written by the bands father and this is music to all ears.

This family band have been singing since they were barely walking. Born into a musically gifted family, these are youngsters who love to sing and make great music. After being on the Nickelodeon show, Americas Most Musical Family, things are heating up professionally for the young group.

You look up and can feel their presence, they are far way but you can feel them around you. The love you have is so real and this will never ever change, no matter what. This is that rare love that others might not be able to understand but you do.

Same Sky‘ is the most family-friendly song of the year despite its sad undertones. This is a piano-filled, star gazing effort from the fantastic Maharmony – The Maughon Siblings. They bring joy to a tough year and this is music to hug with, talk about and turn up loud to be played again and again.

Click here for the YouTube link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Campbell Station – In Between: Timelessly Stunning Americana

The timeless tones in the standout single “In Between” from Campbell Station’s 2020 EP “West” leave you instantly transfixed. But that’s nothing compared to the effect which the stunning Country Pop vocals will have on you.

In Between does what every great Country track should, it tears you away from reality and fills your mind with escapism-aiding imagery which allows you to truly lose yourself in the soundscape. By tackling the subject of never truly feeling comfortable anywhere, there’s plenty of resonance to pull out of In Between. Especially for anyone homesick for a home they’ve never had.

You can check out Campbell Station’s single In Between along with the rest of their stunning EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Emily Lockett gives Country Pop Rock a stunning modernist twist with “Front Porch”

Emily Lockett

Throw your preconceptions out of the window before you hit play on Emily Lockett’s upcoming Country single “Front Porch”.

With a stunning modernist twist, Emily Lockett has allowed the genre to make a seismic shift in contemporary resonance. The electric guitars grace the soundscape with angularly absorbing licks to ensure that even though Front Porch is roots-deep in Old School Country Blues attitude, it drips with commercial potential.

The UK-based singer-songwriter and instrumentalist is currently studying at one of the finest institutions in the UK, I’m of course referring to BIMM Manchester. She’s already had plenty of success with her former releases after making her debut in December 2016. I can’t help but feel excited about what’s to come from the trailblazingly distinctive artist. Get her on your radar.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Front Porch, in the meantime, you can head on over to the artist’s official website and check out their former releases.

Keep up to date with news of the forthcoming release via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast