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Piano-infused Hit The Hay impress with soulfully touched ”Heartbeat”

You can feel her heartbeat and this is all that you want in life. That special one that makes you all giddy inside. You smile and just want her to come home. if she comes now you two can share this special moment and keep things so simple. You know when she is sad and happy as her heartbeat is different. Will this love story end well is the question here or will it end up in tears?

Hit The Hay are a soulful band are from Copenhagen in Denmark and are quite a new act on the scene. They sound like they have been around for ages however and this is the follow up to early 2020’s ”Long Way Home”.

This is indie-pop on another level and they make it count on ”Heartbeat”. The vocals are so precise without trying to force anything. This song will surely be on many Spotify playlists due to its inner beauty and meaningful message.

A real gemstone in the rough here. The Danish band have such soul and have played themselves into my heart. The lyrics and music arrangement levels are up there with the best. Hit The Hay are here to stay.

Click through and hear this song on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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A&R Factory Present: Calming River

Delicate, tender and poignant, Calming River returns following his critically acclaimed 2015 EP with the dark and brooding new single, “For The Echoes To See”, released Friday 26th May 2017.

Intricate fingerpicking, numerous tunings and contemplative lyrics create an intimate and beautiful aesthetic showcasing the British-born, Denmark-based songwriter at the peak of his powers.

The atmospheric new single, “For The Echoes To See”, addresses the discomfort and disequilibrium of not living up to expectations inherent in modern life – “a feeling felt by many who struggle to see human values of care and empathy reflected in today’s world”,” as Calming River songsmith Joshua Malcolm explains.

Songwriter Joshua Malcolm explains, “The ethos of my work is to create challenging, artistic and meaningful work. On one level the music is deceptively simple—an acoustic guitar and vocal. But when analysed on another level, there is a distinguished complexity in the technical guitar playing, alternative song structures and reflective lyrics. My music is aimed to oppose an overly-produced and formulaic tide that washes many shores.”

The sensitive nature of Calming River’s artistry generates the rare ability to form a uniquely personal connection with his audience resulting in numerous festivals and radio sessions as far as Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and the UK. The arrival of “For The Echoes To See” embraces a poetic class that justifies the songwriter as being described as one of the best up and coming writers in Europe.

http://www.calmingrivermusic.com/