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Life Flies By: Chellcy Reitsma sends the lost souls a fitting tribute with ‘Happy New Year’

After previously gracing our awaiting ears with the absolute gem ‘Desolate Days’ from September 2020, the inspiring Californian-born Chellcy Reitsma sends out a tear-inducing effort for us to warmly embrace called ‘Happy New Year‘.

Chellcy Reitsma is a Valletta, Malta-based Dutch-American indie musician and poet who fuses the line between blues and alt-rock in her own incomparable way.

With such galvanizing vocals that takes your breath away for a few seconds, there is no one quite like Chellcy Reitsma. She sings like a true angel sent to guide us and shines a light on the past which hurts her – but somehow makes her stronger and more determined than ever – to make sure that her life is lived in the right way.

This feels like a story that is all about trying to stay positive and to give thanks to those who sadly can’t be here, as they have been lost into the winds of life. Sung with a heartfelt style that seems to flourish like a bird looking for a new nest, this is an emotional single that has clearly been made with so much personal attachment.

Happy New Year‘ from the Valletta, Malta-based Dutch-American indie solo artist and poet Chellcy Reitsma, is a quite stunning effort from an artist who vows to fight on no matter who is left. She misses those true souls who were a big part of her life – but knows that she is a true survivor – who will carry on in their memory and make sure that her own life is lived with true meaning and never wasted.

Hear this striking new release on Spotify and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Lost And Found: Auke Hulst swims through the considerable moods of ‘The Inner Sea’

Taken off his brand new 4th album which is due for release on the 22nd December 2021 and is called ‘A Most Present Absence‘, Auke Hulst returns with the voyage-laden and pristine single all about ‘The Inner Sea‘.

Auke Hulst is a multiskilled Dutch indie musician, writer, journalist, and photographer. Recorded in his home studio during the COVID-19 lockdown, this is a deeply crafted single that has this profound creative dreaming vividly about travelling again.

Showing us his creatively thoughtful mind as it gazes longingly through his memories of being free, Auke Hulst delves deeply inside his perspective to open up that road again that he keenly seeks. His style is extremely relaxing to listen to, as it’s so easy to get intertwined into his smooth vocals which are composed with a serene feel to proceedings.

The Inner Sea‘ from the highly imaginative Dutch indie musician, writer, journalist, and photographer Auke Hulst, is a multitude-filled single that has this respected talent in a supremely reflective mood. He flourishes here on this well-constructed single, that embraces the mood of the world right now. We are all a little bit lost and a tad seasick, as we yearn for those calming days when we can travel anywhere we want with no restrictions to worry about.

Hear this peaceful soundtrack on YouTube and see more on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Waiting For You: Sub Caesar looks for that ‘Big Sky Dreaming’

As you feel the rush of wind from your curious mind travelling at a serious rate of knots, Sub Caesar thinks about the bigger picture on the electro-filled new single ‘Big Sky Dreaming‘.

Sub Caesar is a Dutch IT Architect and house producer who flies between tech, deep and classic. He brings his old school music tastes to the fore, with an avalanche of heat-beating music to fill your body up with excitement.

”I’m old enough to have bought ‘Celebration, by Kool & The Gang‘ on vinyl as my first single, while this was topping the Dutch charts. So I grew up with a lot of disco and cheesy 80s songs that I collected on several hundred cassette tapes, as we all did back then.” – Sub Caesar

You feel her stunning vocals give your excited heart a boost that fills you with more air than before — as you remember what its like to imagine again — with a flourishing feeling of desire to see more. With a consistent beat that has you so intrigued, this is a catchy song that flows into your body quickly, like a fresh stream that is only looking for purer waters ahead.

Big Sky Dreaming‘ from Sub Caesar, is that electric spark in your curious mind that has you looking up above, as you desire that excitement in your life from being tired of waiting for it to happen. Patience is a virtue but you are looking for it to happen now, before your mind gets lost forever.

Stream this quality new electronic single on Spotify and see his IG for more updates.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A&R Factory Present: KVR

KVR finally unveils his much-anticipated debut single ‘Never Gonna Be’.

‘Never Gonna Be’ is an upbeat, captivating and contemporary dance track with a killer catchy top-line. 17-year-old Dutch producer Koen Van Ravensberg has expertly blended together all the right ingredients for his amazing first solo release. A teenager who’s natural ability in production and songwriting defies his tender age.

As KVR tells us: “I’m really happy with the overall vibe of Never Gonna Be, I feel it’s got a catchy, poppy sounds to it. I had been thinking about what the song should be like for some time, struggling to find that perfect sound I was looking for, but it just wouldn’t work. Then eventually when I got it, I think I finished the basic concept in under an hour.”

KVR is no stranger to success even at the age of 17! His remix of Nathan Goshen’s ‘Thinking About It’ became a massive hit and has been certified platinum in Denmark and The Netherlands, gone gold in Sweden and Norway, reaching more than 71 million streams so far worldwide.

The Dutch producer has a bright future ahead of him with a truly global dance sound that has also now brought in his first official remix for Lady Gaga’s ‘Million Reasons’ (Feb 17th).

KVR ‘Never Gonna Be’ is out 24th February.