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Young singer-songwriter ` is in self-reflective mood on ”You Don’t See In Me What I See In You”

Luke Porter is a young singer-songwriter from Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. He is a fine artist and is here with his song called ”You Don’t See In Me What I See In You”.

This is a perfect song for a reflective night in as this is a quite a sad topic. You want to be with someone special and you care about them so much. There is one massive issue. You like them more than they like you. This is a always a sticky situation. You wonder if things will ever work or if you should just move on? This is the problem you will have or will they fall in love with you?

You Don’t See In Me What I See In You” is full of indie-folk vibes that are so purely sung from Luke Porter. The Newcastle native sings through his soul and this is something special. This young artist is only getting his name out and this is a musician that is on his way all the way to the top. The lyrics are honest and the music strikes a chord in the heart.

Stream this fab new track here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Stuart Wolfenden broke the Alt Folk mould with their upcoming single “One Last Time”

Stuart Wolfenden

Acclaimed actor and musician Stuart Wolfenden is set to release their debut album Songs From a Common Man. Anyone who prefers their Folk on the Alternative side and with a side serving of mesmerism is going to want to pay attention.

Alt Folk musicians aren’t commonly renowned for their captivating vocals, but with the release of Stuart Wolfenden’s album, that may all be set to change. While we’re sure that each of the singles is just as transfixing as the last, we were only lucky enough to get a sneak peek of their single “One Last Time”. Hit play, and you’ll find yourself imagining what it would sound like if Robbie Williams, Tom Waits and The Babe Rainbow collaborated. With a funky and Psychedelically Eastern feel to the instrumentals, One Last Time broke the monocultural mould which usually constraints Western Folk artists. It is never hyperbole when we say you’ve never heard anything like this before, but with One Last Time, that statement has never been truer.

You can check out a preview to One Last Time via this link. For more info, head over to the artist’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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”Sleeping Giants” from multi-talented French-British artist Chloe Levaillant is simply perfect

Chloe Levaillant is a French-British multi-talented musician, creative and teacher who sets the standard in indie-folk 2020 with a song that is simply perfect. ”Sleeping Giants” rises up and is one of the best songs of 2020.

This is something so pure and beautiful. With dreamy vocals from Chloe who is elegant and real. This song puts me in a relaxed state and the soothing guitar strums adds so much to the electric energy of peace. An artist that has been singing since the age of 7, you get the feeling that Chloe Levaillant knows herself inside and the tone of her voice is delivered to keep the heart warm.

Chloe studied opera when her family moved to France and from there the creativity only increased. After High School, the determined and creative Chloe, juggled street performance as a hula hoop dancer, music and life. From there a Music Degree followed and the fire was lit inside. This is a musician who is reaching new heights and she is willing to put the hours in to make it happen.

Sleeping Giants” is an indie classic form the London based artist that has folk fused sounds of pure heart and soul inside. This is a creative who feels like she is only going to get better and better. With a peaceful soul and a video that is call awaken your fire inside to look for the good things in life.

The fascinating Chloe Levaillant just delivered a song that rises about the dark clouds. Satisfaction of something beautiful and what is the secret to being happy? This is a release that has trees, flowers, nature and an artist that is a sleeping giant too.

Stream this beautiful classic here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Orange Animal – Here I See: Soulfully Compelling Semi-Orchestral Alt Rock

Here I See is the latest single to be released from US Alt-Rock artist Orange Animal. Their visceral combination of Blues, Rock and Folk in Here I See offers the kind of sound which the word ‘phenomenal’ should be reserved for.

The energy and the atmosphere allow you to almost forget that you’re listening to what started out as a melody and some lyrics. Their ingenuity brings rare intensity to the aural experience which won’t fail to leave you arrested. You lock into the resonance which spills from the all too compelling, low, gravelly vocals and the angular precision of the guitar notes as they lead the way through the semi-orchestral single.

It’s as stylistic and as contemporary as what you’d expect to hear from the likes of the National, but the roots of each of the genres which were weaved into the evocative mix are still audible. In short, I can’t see any Rock-inclined music fan being unimpressed with Here I See.

If you’re aurally sensitive, be prepared to feel a little bruised by this soulfully compelling melodic masterpiece.

You can check out Orange Animal’s single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Premiere: UK’s Jonny Morgan is in reflective mood on indie folk ”Lonely In Soho”

Jonny Morgan is an alt-indie folk singer-songwriter with american infused influences that are infused perfectly on his music. He is here with his new single called ”Lonely In Soho”.

Whilst still honoring his roots and performing stripped back shows in New England on his latest tour in the US, Jonny spent time crafting and investing in new relationships in the mecca of Folk and Americana. In 2020, Jonny is turning his attention to releasing as much authentic music as possible. It feels like Jonny really enjoys the USA and can’t wait to return again I’m sure. He feels at home and his music is truly appreciated.

This is a reflective song and one that shows Jonny Morgan’s growing confidence and he seems to be getting better and better.”Lonely In Soho” shows that he is very keen for a holiday soon from lock-down in the UK.

Lonely In Soho” from UK singer-songwriter is a fascinating insight into Jonny Morgan’s mind as he longs to return to the USA and play in this massive country again. The lyrics are powerful and the voice ever-growing grit and determination to make it in the music world. This is a motivated musician with bags of talent to match.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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UK Folk Singer-Songwriter Fabio Whyte Has Released Their Latest Masterfully Arrestive Single “Misty Words”

UK Folk Rock Singer-Songwriter Fabio Whyte has recently released their accordantly adrenalizing latest single “Misty Words”. If you’re looking for an aural pick me up which drips with ardent sincerity, look no further.

With the first few acoustic guitar notes, the infectious energy contained in Misty Words starts to resonate. From there on out you’re hooked in an upbeat Alt Folk earworm.

Don’t let Fabio Whyte’s flirtation with the Folk genre fool you, their intricately absorbing melodies aren’t a long way off what you can expect from Elliott Smith’s fretboard mastery. But instead of misery, you’ll get organic uplifting vibes from Misty Words. The track may tackle the subject of romantic mishaps, but it’s hard to feel downbeat while you’re listening to the progressively beguiling single unfold.

You can check out Fabio Whyte’s single Misty Words by heading over to Soundcloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Brian Setzer fans will want to prepare their playlists for Maple Run Band’s single “Independence Day”

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Maple Run Band followed up from their debut single with their roots-deep instantly endearing Americana Country Rock single Independence Day.

Even the jovially plucked guitar strings on the intro made my soul feel lighter. Yet, that was nothing compared to the infectiously melodic choruses which are enrapturing enough to allow you to forget that despite Independence Day recently passing, America really hasn’t had much to celebrate recently.

Instead of equipping their single with an arsenal of futuristic frills, Maple Run Band went right back to old school so that when you hit play, you’re hit with a flood of nostalgia, good vibes, and much needed aural escapism. Any fans of Brian Setzer won’t be able to resist the rhythmic charm in Independence Day. Neither should anyone else with rhythmic pulses to arrest for that matter.

You can check out Maple Run Band’s single Independence Day for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Aurore Sibley – In Salinas: Beguilingly Baroque Folk Pop

Aurore Sibley

Singer-songwriter Aurore Sibley is set to release her debut album on July 24th. Ahead of the release, she’s released a mesmerising teaser with the single “In Salinas”.

Her beguilingly baroque Folk Pop style invites you back to a time when finding poetry in lyrics wasn’t akin to finding a needle in a haystack. The stunning storytelling narrative lyrics in Aurore Sibley’s single paint a romantic tale which you’ll be immersed in from the first verse.

The acoustic folk instrumental arrangement may be fairly stripped back. But an arcane ethereal atmosphere clasps around every note in the almost haunting soundscape which any fans of Nick Cave will undoubtedly appreciate.

You can check out In Salinas for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Follow the artist via Facebook to stay up to date with all their future releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tessa Devine has released her pensively resolving single “Wild 2020”

With her recently released single “Wild 2020”, up and coming singer-songwriter Tessa Devine shared a stripped-back soulful soundscape with the airwaves which is guaranteed to sting.

From the first note in Wild 2020 the mesmeric pensive tone is set. From there on out, you follow the ambient, intricate guitar notes as they find perfect synergy with Tessa’s expressively imploring vocals.

With the lyricism poetically guiding you through the experience of a mind running wild and yearning for an anchor in a chaotic world, it’s all too easy to connect with the soundscape.

Wild 2020 has all the makings of an iconic hit given. It shares the same pensive yet resolving power as Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car. That’s not a comparison I make lightly.

There was no forgetting Tessa Devine’s Soulful Indie Pop single “Run”. After hearing Wild 2020, we have yet another testament to her simple yet striking songwriting style.

Tessa will be releasing plenty more singles in 2020. Get her on your radar.

You can check out Tessa Devine’s single via all major streaming platforms via this link.

To keep up to date with Tessa’s latest releases connect with her via Facebook or Instagram. For more information head over to her official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Olivia Frances – The Bee and the Rose: Spiritually Resolving Indie Folk Pop

Plenty of Nashville-based Folk Pop singer-songwriter Olivia Frances’ releases have deservedly gone viral. If you’re yet to experience her spiritually resolving sound, her 2019 single The Bee & the Rose the perfect introduction.

As soon as you hit play on the seminal single, you’re hit with arcane and almost tribal tones before Olivia Frances starts to sweeten the soundscape with her harmonically arrestive vocals. As the single progresses, the Indie Folk Pop instrumental arrangement becomes more eclectic and its hold on you gets tighter.

It’s not every day you hear such angular guitar riffs in Indie Folk Pop or an artist who has such a magnetically soulful vocal command.

You can check out The Bee & the Rose for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast