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A breath of fresh air: Ellsworth drops her incredible debut single ‘Growing Pains’

Ellsworth returns with her stunningly elegant vocals and vivid storytelling on her first single called ‘Growing Pains‘.

Denver, Colorado indie-folk/Americana singer-songwriter Megan Ellsworth aka Ellsworth picked up the guitar when she was just eight years old thanks to her Dad, and hasn’t looked back since. The marvelous music melodies she makes are lodged deep in her brain and her wonderful creativity is a blessing to our lonely hearts, as she sings with such grace and class.

She is a supremely lyrical storyteller with a real tale about how growing up is challenging but that it all worked out in the end. Growing up is full of twists and turns throughout and with the support of those close, we can do anything we set our minds to.

“To actively grapple with the deeper aspects of humanity, with the complicated experience of being human that we all know and can relate to”.- Ellsworth

With a stunningly pure voice, boundless enthusiasm and a way with words that hugs deep into our hearts, she is a singer-songwriter that is finding her feet and it feels like she will only get better and better through time. Having talent is one thing but being sincere, putting in the hard work and going for your dreams through undoubted trial and error, is how you become truly great at what what you set your mind to.

Growing Pains‘ from the exciting talent Ellsworth from Denver is a spiritually awakening experience and you will get lost in her fine voice, as she weaves a pleasurable web around your mind, body and soul.

Hear these crisply gorgeous vocals on Spotify and follow her adventures on IG and FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


Mtn Beats send us slow smooth house to relax with ”Infinite”

Denver Producer Mtn Beats returns with their most striking release so far. ”Infinite” is a relaxing single that impresses so much. The Colorado musician manages to find the most relaxing sounds in the world and put it in one song. Genius.

Infinite” is vocal free and allows one to fully immerse their soul into the ocean, your heart feels pure and you’re almost at full peace. The world is so crazy right now and I feel so much more relaxed while daydreaming during the 4 minute 12 second song.

I feel like this is a sign of things to come from Mtn Beats. The beats here are well-received and there is no nonchalance here. Only striking beats and a feeling of being with nature. A huge message in a terrifying year for the world. The Denver producer Mtn Beats has created a fantastic song with ”Infinite”.

Stream this song via Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


New Denver Emcee Cipher gets his girl in ‘’Make You Mine’’

I wish you were mine, I think you know why. The former US Navy Vet is now fully in the music game and shows us his chops with his 3rd single ‘’Make You Mine’’. 

‘Make You Mine’ is about reflecting on a relationship where you are in the friend zone with someone that you really care about. A tough situation to be in, the likeable R&B/Hip Hop artist ‘Cipher’ shows us his tender side in this track. With a quality Music Video to boot, this is a sexy release to add to his ever-growing repertoire.

Known in the Denver music game for his debut ‘Blowing Up’ that did just that locally, this is another good track to this budding artist’s name. 

‘Cipher’ is in a very tough genre with artists that come and go way too quickly. He is making his move now and with quality releases, the young Emcee is leading the Indie Denver Rap charge to the top.

Check out more from this talented R&B artist on his DistroKid page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


Blue Mesa releases Straight Through Me

Denver-based quartet Blue Mesa has recently released their single ‘Straight Through Me’. The Alternative Rock band have created something special here.

Within the first few seconds, you’re instantly hooked as you listen to each pluck on the strings of the guitar, each tap on the drum and the melodic high-pitched vocals. Giving the loudness and that Alternative Rock element through the high energy and upbeat instrumentation, as the clashing of each instrument gives off this lively atmosphere.

The electrifying riffs on the electric guitar and the way each instrument collides together perfectly with the vocal ranges and keeping that same slow pace for the first few seconds to amping up the volume and kicking off with that manic melody as well as the tone of voice beginning to get higher and giving of that right amount of edginess and mystery that this band encounter.

Another energetic, female-fronted rock band that are sure to be on your playlist, if they are not already.

Check out Blue Mesa Straight Through Me by heading on over to YouTube now.

Review by Karley Myall


Television Generation – Thirteen: Melancholy For You, Melancholy For Me

Peel by Television Generation

I can’t remember the last time I stumbled upon an alternative track as inviting as Thirteen off the new album from Television Generation.

I’m not sure if it’s just because the track was designed to appeal to my millennial disposition, or I just got swept up in the cacophony of sound which Peel curated through their debut track but, I’m sure that this song will be a regular feature in my angsty play lists from here on out. The indie rock band from Denver, Colorado have a fresh sound that cannot be pinned against another, It’s clear that this band have orchestrated their sound without borders to create the smash hit Thirteen. This delectably talented trio are only just in their infancy on the indie scene. I’m excited to see what they create after the momentum which they have created with this track. The lyrics are so resonant and relatable to anyone who is fond of a pinch of melancholy. Similar to the styling of Fidlar and Wavves that’s sure to appeal to a younger generation of fans.

To check out their latest track head on over to BandCamp via the link below:


Apxllo Releases New Emotional Track “So Long”

Apxllo is a young upcoming hip-hop artist with an ability to portray strong emotions through his lyrics and “So Long,” is indeed a perfect example of this. Going through the grief experienced with the loss of a loved one, Apxllo turns to music and uses it as an expressive tool to deal with the emotions and make a song which also help others going through similar situations. Apart from the intense lyric the song also shows a creative aspect with the way the texture, instrumentation and vocals are used throughout.

With the second vocal as an emphasis on the lyrics in the chorus, the meaning of the lyrics really becomes increasingly impactful and although the subject matter is sad and melancholic, the music provides a cathartic experience. Apart from this, the instrumentation is also produced in such a way which enables the vocal expression to be in the limelight, providing just enough background and a functional basis for the song to flourish and remain impactful throughout, making it a track which finds just the right balance between expression, creativity and sensitivity.

-Sarah Marie Bugeja


Denver Hip-Hop Artist Rumin8 releases ‘Had To B Done (Ooh Na Na)’

Denver artist Rumin8 manages to bring sounds to the R&B and hip-hop format that come as quite a revelation to those looking for a new escape route from those genres conformity. His vocal delivery wilfully wanders between song and rap, blurring the boundaries and never being quite owned by one side or the other but below these powerful salvos, something even more interesting is at work.

Instead of the usual tight clinical beats and pulsing bass lines which have become standard issue, Rumin8 blends spacey, cosmic interludes and wandering electronic, sounds which seem more in keeping with synth-pop or even progressive soul. The core sound may lead heavily towards the hip-hop and R&B end of the sonic spectrum but when you really start listening closely you realise that there is something revolutionary going on beneath.