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I Feel It On My Body: Elsa Karmitsa drops dance-loaded debut single called Glorious Call

With a fabulous beat to shake all the sadness away into the lake forever, lsa Karmitsa shows us how to get up and dance all night to feel so much better again away from the lies and fake energy with Glorious Call.

Elsa Karmitsa is a Finland-based Infinite Records signed dance solo artist who keeps her faith close to power her into previously unimaginable places her heart desires.

With chills all over her spine and never forgetting her love for Jesus, Elsa Karmitsa shakes the devil away and saves many souls with this back-grooving track to click everything back into place after a trip to the chiropractor. This is high-energy stuff. Are you ready to dance the night the pain away?

Glorious Call from the fantastic Finnish songstress Elsa Karmitsa is one of the freshest debuts available to soak into right now. There is pure energy here and everything is well-intentioned, taking us on a water slide of excitement to never forget despite the snowy storms of current times.

Sung so well and bringing us a much-needed break from negative energy, this is a fun song to open up the windows of hope again.

Listen up further on Spotify.

See more moves on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Bring a bag of ice: Legitimate Pink is out there having fun with friends on Lets Kick It

From the gutter and now winning whichever way you look at it, Legitimate Pink shows us all the value of entertaining vibes with genuine friends who actually want you to succeed in life with the tremendously enjoyable summer track, Lets Kick It.

Legitimate Pink is a Los Angeles, California-born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based indie RnB artist who has bravely moved on from her convicted felon past and now lives a family-friendly and faith-based lifestyle.

Gliding above the smog-filled skies and bringing us something to hold onto, Legitimate Pink has dropped a rather finger-licking-ly good song to snack on with the crew. This is the type of single which has been made for all the right reasons and Lets Kick It does exactly that. It makes everything okay again. The power of genuine music right?

Lets Kick It from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based indie RnB artist Legitimate Pink is one of the most positive tracks to embrace our minds today. There is a pure vibe here. Vocally fresh. Lyrically delightful and soothing all anxious hearts with a glorious melody, this is a summer song to turn up when those sunny skies are changing sour moods around for the better.

When the family is working together, life is just so much more meaningful.

Listen up and get that barbecue lit on Soundcloud.

Follow her journey further on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Interview: Coqui warns us about the end times on Ven Con Migo

Merging many styles together like an authentic movie with actual meaning, Coqui tells us not to hesitate on the faith-filled interview you can’t possibly miss. Telling us all about Ven Con Migo and these tough times that humanity faces, we find a self-aware artist who has found his faithful path.

Thanks for your time today Coqui. Please explain to us how you got started in music and what the vision is for your project?

Coqui: I first got introduced to music at a really young age. My dad was a DJ throughout the 90s-2000s, so most of the first music I ever heard was from his vinyl collection. Artists like Zapp & Roger, Rick James, and Michael Jackson were pretty much the soundtrack to weekend mornings waking up to the smell of pancakes and dance music.

It wasn’t until about middle school when I first discovered punk and alternative from my older cousin’s high school CD collection. That’s when I decided I wanted to learn guitar. My dad bought me a guitar for my sixteenth birthday and I’ve been pretty much obsessed ever since.

After high school I started playing in all sorts of different bands, playing everything from guitar, bass and keys to running playback and guitar tech’ing.

From that, I gained the skills and experience to have the opportunity to work for some big-name artists like 30 Seconds To Mars and Machine Gun Kelly. Inspired by what I’d seen on tour, I decided to start making my own music.

Fast forward to today, I’ve launched my own solo project called Coqui (named after the world’s smallest singing frog in Puerto Rico) and plan to release a collection of all-new music in 2023. Hopefully, with these new songs, I can gain enough attention to start playing on the same stages as these big artists I’ve worked for.

Do you remember your first-ever live performance and the feelings involved?

Coqui: Yeah, it was a small coffee shop in my hometown called Miss Coffee. I think I was 16 or 17. It was an electro-wave dance band called Centipede lol. All I can remember was all my friends and family coming out to see us play and knowing right there and then that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Crazy to think how far I’ve come.

Please tell us more about your latest release?

Coqui: My newest song Ven Con Migo was inspired by the story of Sodom & Gomorrah from the Bible. Reflecting on the direction I feel like our society has gone in the past few years, this story felt very much familiar to what is going on today. I wrote this song from the perspective of a preacher who’s warning his people about the end times and urging them to get right with God. The music and production was influenced by the sounds of 90s-era trip-hop, spaghetti western psychedelic rock, and modern electronic music. I wanted it to feel very dystopian, like the perfect soundtrack to the end of the world.

How would you describe your music to a stranger?

Coqui: Genre-bending music based on faith and truth.

Who inspires you most in the world?

Coqui: If we are talking about musical artists, I would say my top 5 would be: Mewithoutyou, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Ramones, Radiohead, and DR DRE.

How is your local music scene doing after all the recent carnage and where would you recommend going to see live music?

Coqui: To be honest, ever since Covid happened I’ve kind of just kept to myself. Before the pandemic, I used to book bands at a popular bar in Hollywood called “Good Times at Davey Waynes”. I don’t really go out as often as I used to, and most of the people I knew from the nightlife scene just pretty much vanished from my life once there were no parties or cool events to get into. It’s funny how people’s true colors showed once the world shut down.. but truthfully, I’m actually thankful for it because it’s caused me to change my life, go sober and focus on what’s more important. Because of that, I’ve written so many songs and now have so much new music ready to share with the world. So I would say it was more of a blessing in disguise.

Last, when you close your eyes and imagine performing live on your ideal stage, what does it feel like?

Coqui: I can taste the excitement in the air. I can feel the intense roar of the crowd cheering after every song. I can hear them simultaneously singing along to every single lyric. I can smell the sweat of thousands of fans dancing their hearts out. I can see a mirage of an endless crowd reaching towards the sunset.

Listen up on SoundCloud. See more on the IG.

Interview by Llewelyn Screen

Anesia Renee interview on A&R Factory: New Money feels rather good

We sat down with the incredibly soulful RnB vocalist Anesia Renee recently. She shows us how her faith strengthens her and eloquently describes how she got into music at only 6 years old.

Thank you for chatting with us today, Anesia Renee. Please let everyone know where we can find you today and how do you normally start your day?
Anesia: If you missed any in-person performances that I do across the U.S. You can virtually find me on Instagram (@imanesiarenee), TikTok (@anesiareneewrld), and Twitter (@AnesiaMusic). I know Twitter is not so popular right now given the current situation with them, but just in case anyone still uses it, you can still find me. So, as far as how I start my day a lot of people assume that since I have a lot of followers on my platforms combined that I have it made. No, let’s be real – I still work my 9-5 and still get booked and compensated for my music performances along with being a well-known influencer on TikTok. I believe others should see that singing is a major part of who I am, but I am also still a real person who does regular things.

How did you get into the music game?
Anesia: My story goes back at the age of 6. I loved singing and all but at 10 years old, I decided to challenge my skills by not only singing but writing my own songs. I genuinely have a passion for this. By the grace of God, my talents led me to open for RnB singer Avant, I was a background singer for Tye Tribbett, DeWayne Woods, and more.

Please tell us more about your new release, New Money.
Anesia: There’s kind of a funny story behind the new release, New Money. I had the beat for 4 years sitting on my flashdrive. I recently re-discovered the beat last year and sent it to Sean Alexander (IG: @synthsei) who works for Teddy Riley (IG: @teddyriley1). Sean co-produced the track. To be transparent, “New Money”; was inspired by my growth as a woman and really feeling like I’m just a new person. Let’s just say, money feels good and I feel good. #IssaVibe

What does it feel like when you’re on stage and performing live with those lights on bright?
Anesia: It is VERY fulfilling! My live band and the interaction and participation in the crowd sparks my energy. The feeling is indescribable.

Which musicians inspire you to be better?
Anesia: Just to name a few, I would say Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, Chrisette Michele, and Corinne Bailey Rae. They are versatile, hard working, entertaining and authentic. They are set aside from the typical well-known artists in the industry because they truly have depth. They have raw talent.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Anesia: My grandmother and mother have always told me to Keep God First! I’ve been sticking to that in everything I do.

Last, what do you think the music industry needs to do in order for the scene to be better and help underground artists shine?
Anesia: The music industry needs to push them. The industry needs to give artists the opportunity to be on a platform in front of major audiences, such as more openings and bigger platform access. Giving the truly talented ones a chance!

Listen up on YouTube. Follow her journey on IG and stay up to date with everything here.

Interview by Llewelyn Screen

Drowning Underwater: Allalonealaska shows us those worrying tears on the heart with the excellent let u down

Feeling the pinch of that faith that can be instilled too soon for many who aren’t ready, Allalonealaska is quite sublime on a sizzling single that will remind you of those classic 90s sounds you can’t ever forget on the running from love anthem, let u down.

Allalonealaska aka alaska underwater is a Los Angeles/UK-based indie alternative artist who is surely only headed to the top with such ear-soothing music.

Electrifying our fences with a pure rawness that soon floats into a comprehensively brilliant display, Allalonealaska defies the odds with a single that should be in all of our playlists for when we need a proper boost. Deep in detail and vocally stunning, this is a quite extraordinary soundtrack for 2022.

let u down from Los Angeles/UK-based indie alternative artist Allalonealaska is a tremendous song that shows us the pressures of that lost faith that should guide you to calmness instead of anxiety. Charged with a rare quality that has been missing recently, we find a heart-boosting release that will surely make you feel alive again.

Finding that peace within despite all the battles going on inside your head is the ultimate journey, after all.

Hear this top song on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Can’t Control My Own Head: Danielle Evans wonders if it will be okay on One More Day

Worrying about the tricks that her persuasive mind plays when she is alone inside, Danielle Evans urges herself to get some sleep so that she can live with a smile again on One More Day.

Danielle Evans is a Michigan-born indie Christian-pop singer songwriter who performs with her faith in abundance, helping to guide her through all challenges and heartbreaks.

Danielle hopes to shed the light on mental health and the word of God with her music. Wanting to let everyone know life is not a perfect picture and you don’t have to walk through anything alone.” ~ Danielle Evans showing us her inspirational message to all listeners

With her delightful vocal ability and her powerfully written poems that show us the struggle, Danielle Evans is a dynamic musician to remember and displays her tremendously likeable quality yet again on One More Day.

One More Day from Michigan-born indie Christian-pop singer songwriter Danielle Evans is the type of single that might make you cry tears of relief from finding out that you are not alone. Streaming with pain from the inside and laden with honest lyrics that were bravely written, from a young woman who is trying to keep it all together. Sung with a real intent to help us all understand what many are fighting, when it seems that everything is okay from the outside.

Keeping your thoughts simple and being kind to yourself is the key to unlocking all of your greatness.

Hear this fine single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

They Passed On Me: Adrien Lamont takes the game for ransom on Godfidence

Taken off his latest 10-track Not for Nothing album, Adrien Lamont shows us how that never-give-up mentality is so important so that you can do anything you set your mind to despite the odds on Godfidence.

Adrien Lamont is an LA-based indie hip hop artist who loves to blend in the hardcore combo of gangsta rap and soulfully healing gospel enlightenment.

An unbelievable story from growing up in a middle class home, his family losing everything, gang violence, suffering from schizophrenia, finding faith, surviving near-death experiences, and finally finding his unique place in music.” ~ Adrien Lamont

Dropping a scorching hot track that might leave a burn on your fingers if not used properly, Adrien Lamont guides us through his life and shows us how to succeed. Keeping it raw and always real, fueling our souls with something heavy but never too overpowering to process.

Godfidence from LA-based indie hip hop artist Adrien Lamont is a doubt-swatting track for anything who thought it was impossible to reach your dreams. Rapped in a dynamic style that shall get your head nodding like you just won the lotto, this is that sizzling song you needed to hear right now to see that the underground is alive and well.

If you look into the mirror and know that you can win, anything is possible.

Listen up to this single on Spotify and see more via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Just Be Bold: Sarah Reynolds finds that courageous strength through her faith on the beautiful ‘WILDERNESS’

As she prays hard on her tired knees asking for that much-needed fire to keep on burning inside her so she may stride on to find that hidden path, Sarah Reynolds puts on an incredibly inspiring display with the mountain-conquering new single ‘WILDERNESS‘.

Sarah Reynolds is a multi-skilled Cotswolds, UK-based solo indie pop artist, Christian music producer, singer-songwriter and composer, who has a massive love for pets, faith and photography. She kindly makes a tremendously admirable blend of bless-filled soundscape music, that shows us her belief that God will guide her away from any troubling situation.

You feel her wonderfully elegant tone shining over the clouds to wash away the tears from before, as her kind soul only shows us that you can be whoever you wish to be, if you really believe enough. This is such a sumptuously enthralling listen from an inspired artist – who is singing from her heart- as her vocal range is such an ear-warming experience.

WILDERNESS‘ from the soulfully sweet UK-based indie-pop Christian artist Sarah Reynolds, shows us a world that is waiting for us, if we get off our lazy couches and move swiftly into a new layer of goodness to learn from. She sings with such grace and care on stunning effort, which shows us all that losing faith is never an option.

You will be rescued if you believe in yourself enough – as you are trusted to carefully use the powers sent to you – by the guiding light to your true destiny.

Stream this gloriously beautiful new single on Spotify and see her journey into the wild via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Holding onto my faith: New British singer Flany rises above the darkness on heartwarming single ‘Tested’

Taken off her stunning seven-track debut EP release called ‘New Oil’, Flany is quite remarkably pure on her inspiring single all about being ‘Tested‘ in this challenging world.

Flany is an emerging indie UK RnB/pop singer, who fills her lungs up with courageous air, to rise above the clouds, her clearly unique energy lathers over all your self-doubt and frustration with current times, to make everything seem okay.

She sings about how things have been so tough recently and the cold nights were long, Through her unwavering love of her faith however, things are made so much easier as she is holding tight and will never let go.

With a stunning tone and promising vocal ability, you fall in love with her sweet voice and light up those candles, embracing yourself into her dynamic music that is so meaningful.

Tested‘ from the wonderful UK indie singer-songwriter Flany is that faith-filled soaring song, that teaches us to never lose hope no matter what detours you may encounter during these stressful times. If you believe in yourself enough and have good people around you, you will always fly free no matter how much wind is in the air.

Hear this terrific song on Spotify and see her story on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music with a message: Stephanie Heitz sings with such heartfelt honesty on ‘Alone’

Southern Indiana’s wonderful Christian singer-songwriter/church leader Stephanie Heitz is a passionate artist who has an Indie-Jazz R&B style that meshes soulful gospel-influences melodies, to put shivers of joy in your tired body. She returns with a striking new single all about finding a way out of those troubling thoughts that sometimes twist our mind into unhealthy knots on ‘Alone’.

This is an artist that finds strength with her faith that keeps her sane and inspires her to use her gifts wisely. After overcoming some personal issues that threatened to push her down, she rose up again and felt the love from above to help pick herself up and drag her out of the quicksand of life. Sometimes you can get stuck and feel that nothing is going your way but looking deep inside yourself, finding solutions where you least expect them is the only way to conquer your demons. Believing in your faith helps, but only if you look in the mirror and change your ways because you want to be a better person. This combination unlocks the door that enables you to walk through and never look back.

Her voice is so real and she sings with unwavering honesty. The call for help is so relevant in this dark year of 2020. We are so alone and need to get out and think of happy thoughts. It’s like you are being caught underwater in the stormy seas and keep on getting sucked up and down, getting thrown around by the powerful waves. We all need a lifeguard to come and rescue us or if not, we need to find that extra breath and find the shore by ourselves.

Stephanie Heitz is truly incredible on ‘Alone’. This young woman uses her God-given gifts to open the window of enlightenment to let others see what can be achieved, if you believe and never give up. Good things are always on the other side if you are willing to humble yourself, ask for help and follow through on the energies you have prayed about.

Life is hard sometimes but good things can happen if you want them to; as your mind is more powerful than you think.

Stream this faithful song on Spotify and see more from this inspirational soul via her IG and FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen