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Camila Koller has released single ‘Dog in the Hay’

Camila Koller has dropped single ‘Dog in the Hay’ an incredible piece of music mixing Blues Rock and Folk together to create this uplifting piece.

The electric riff to start off with, as Camila comes in with her insane vocals that have that fairly raspy texture to them. Tending to keep the range at a low pitch but not being afraid to reach higher when needed and in a perfect way.

It’s an incredibly enticing piece of music and each second stands out whether that’s through the unique vocal ranges or the suspenseful instrumentation that builds continuously. Through the use of the guitar, drum and the harmonica that seeps through occasionally.

This is one that leaves you wanting to hear more, we can’t wait to see what’s next for Camilla!

Check out Camila Kollers single Dog in the Hay on Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Deidre Thornell has released incredible single ‘Keep on Loving Me’

Deidre Thornell has dropped her latest single ‘Keep on Loving Me’ a truly mesmerising piece with a heartfelt lyrical approach.

Infusing a contemporary country sound with the occasional pop twist, throughout this piece it’s extremely powerful and the emotion pours through each word sung. Having that brittle texture to the voice as Deidre pours her heart and soul into the music she produces and you can hear that every second.

Having that trusted companion of the acoustic guitar guiding the song along and combining alongside the vocals. That soft strum, nothing too drastic, keeping it simple and really letting her voice cut through and show just how well she can hit those high notes and how incredible the vocal ranges are.

A fantastic piece by Deidre, one that is filled with passion and positivity and one that needs to be added to your playlist.

Listen to Deidre Thornell’s ‘Keep on Loving Me’ by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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The Melissa June Band has dropped Your Name

The Melissa June Band has dropped their latest single ‘Your Name’ combining their country sound into this uplifting and intriguing piece.

Starting off with the calming sound of the violin that illuminates the background and adding in the fast pace strum on the acoustic guitar as the vocals begin to seep through. The vocal ranges are incredible and the high notes are hit perfectly, nothing is out of the tune and it all combines together in such an impressive way.

Tending to reach more for the high-pitched vocal throughout, having that melodic sound to it with the soft texture that is added, flowing in and out of the classic country instrumentation to create this enjoyable and interesting to listen to piece.

Listen to The Melissa June Band’s Your Name by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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‘Follow Through’ by Alexa Zaro: The Next Big Thing.

It’s not often you hear a voice like Alexa Zaro. It’s a cross-genre timbre that hits you right in the gut and makes everything she says soulful and heartfelt. Her sound is rich with a touch of Country, Folk, RnB and Pop and ‘Follow Through’ is the perfect song to show off her unique talent. She is obviously comfortable in her skin and knows her voice really well because she is amazingly dextrous, and her performance oozes confidence and self awareness.

Born and raised in New York, Alexa has honed her craft and is a fully formed artist. Her songwriting has depth and honesty and the structure is pure Pop, with some great chants in the out-chorus that is sure to have everyone singing along. She uses the lyric to reel you into her world and makes you the confidante you didn’t know you wanted to be. She wears her heart on her sleeve throughout the track and it really is a treat to be a fly on the wall in the life of Alexa Zaro.

Listen to ‘Follow Through’ by Alexa Zaro on Spotify and tell us what you think.

Review by Susan Harriott

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Lauren Jaimes releases Country single Home Is Where You Are

Artist Lauren Jaimes has released her single ‘Home Is Where You Are’, a lively piece of Country style music, it’s energetic, it’s uplifting and it’s one you must check out.

As soon as it gets going, you’re greeted by the sound of the trumpet illuminating the background with a peaceful melody, the smooth riffs on the acoustic guitar, whilst combining that with a loud tap on the drums to give it that real western country essence.

The vocal ranges are pretty incredible, Lauren sure knows how to sing and infuses this unreal amount of energy through the tone of her voice, you get a whole load of personality thrown in with it, giving off this really upbeat happy feeling about it. Towards the end the harmonica makes its appearance as all the instrumentation and smooth vocals combine together to create this Country hit.

You must check out Lauren Jaime’s latest piece, it’s one that must be added to your playlist.

Listen to Lauren Jaimes single Home Is Where You Are by heading on over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Benjamin Beiler – You And Me: Euphoria-Soaked Alt-Country Pop Rock

Lancaster, UK based artist Benjamin Beiler’s latest single You & Me mixes roots deep Country Rock with nuances of Indie Pop Rock to bring authentic Country rhythms well and truly into the 21st century.

Any fans of virtuosic guitar work are going to be easily enamoured by Benjamin Beiler’s versatile approach. You & Me kicks off with Indie chords before the melodies to break into winding accessible rhythms for the verses. You can also prepare to be captivated by the overdriven anthemic riffs and intricately arrestive Blues Rock solos.

You & Me stands as a testament that Americana can be just as sweet when crafted on this side of the pond. But there’s plenty more than instrumental talent on offer in the resounding single. The vocals affirm that You & Me was delivered straight from the soul.

You can check out Benjamin Beiler’s single You & Me which was released on March 23rd for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Scott Hayley – Reno: A Fitting Tribute to Americana Country Icon Doug Supernaw

https://music.apple.com/us/album/reno-feat-doug-supernaw/1501646278?i=1501646279

For those unaware of Americana Country Pioneer Doug Supernaw, up and coming artist Scott Hayley offers the perfect introduction with his latest release “Reno”.

Doug Supernaw perceptibly isn’t the only one offering inspiring alchemic Americana Country mesmerism through their virtuosic talent. The guitar progressions in Reno are so soulful and sentimental they almost border on psychedelic. Either way, you’ll feel euphoric as it unravels.

The shimmering tones in the instrumentals find perfect synergy with Scott Hayley’s timelessly authentic Americana Country Folk vocals. You’ll be hooked in from the first verse of this deftly immersive track which depends on raw rhythmic talent and candid soul instead of frills and gimmicks.

There will always be space on the airwaves for tracks such as Reno which offer such welcoming catharsis.

You can check out Scott Hayley’s latest single which dropped on March 11th via Apple Music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Brandon Bing releases newest single Back Porch

Country at it’s finest is what Brandon Bing’s single ‘’Back Porch’’ offers. Something that isn’t the most listened to genre anymore is Country but Brandon shows his listeners just how good it really can be and how good of a mood it can put you in.

When you listen to the impressive Country sound that Brandon Bing brings to this track it’s so exuberant, it moves you and creates this buoyant atmosphere and it’s safe to say that Brian loves to let his booming amounts of energy shine through in his music and you can definitely hear that for yourselves through Back Porch.

Combining the iconic sound of the Ukulele, but adding in the high-pitch trombone as well as the compelling sound of the violin. So many different instrumentals used to create this creative and energetic Country song and there’s no doubt about how well it actually sounds.

Go to YouTube now to check out Brandon Bing’s new single Back Porch.

Review by Karley Myall

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Billy Mick releases new single Take It As It Comes

Billy Mick has released his track ‘’Take It As It Comes’’. With a variety of sounds from Country, Hip-Hop and Pop, he has created something that gets you feeling good.

With an up-lifting rhythm and a cheerful atmosphere to go along with it, not to mention the crazy amounts of energy that is injected into it. Billy sure knows how to take his audience by surprise, at first you’d think it’d be more a 80’s classic hit, with the use of synthesizers, gated snares and programmed beats, the synth of the song leads you into many dimensions and that’s why this one needs to be added to your playlist.

But then this full on Country sound comes rolling in and combines with that 80’s throwback style, a rather diverse mixture but one that works so incredibly well together.

Billy Micks has completely delved into music in such a positive manor, not being afraid to mix it up and rather than modernising his sound to be more up to date with this day and age, he instead wanted to hook his audience in and send them back on a journey through time and it’s so mesmerising to listen too.

Check out Billy Micks Take It As It Comes by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Sammy Listoe – Crazy: An Alt Country Pop Rock Earworm

https://open.spotify.com/album/2VSMMbMNWM49y9kJ2RLzp9

Sammy Listoe created an Alt-Country earworm with their latest single “Crazy”. The lyrics and vocals may be authentically Country, but their instrumental style brings their sound well and truly into the 21st century.

The soaring Blues Rock riffs borrow a few nuanced elements from Hard Rock. Yet you’ll be able to expect the usual captivating quintessential melodic progressions in the verses and chorus. There may be plenty of artistic distinction to be found in Crazy, but the accessibility definitely hasn’t been compromised.

While plenty of artists of all inclinations attempt love-inspired tracks, it’s Country artists such as Sammy Listoe who succeed in allowing their tales of romantic woe to truly come to life in spectacular colour. If you don’t get caught up in the sticky-sweet sentiment in Crazy, I have some bad news about your soul.

You can check out Sammy Listoe’s latest single Crazy for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast