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Perry Lockwood drops the love song you need to hear today with ‘All I Need Is You’

Pulling our strings and placing us into a picture that will make the lovers kiss and the singles dream, Perry Lockwood reminds us to keep things simple with a music video that might get your heart beating rather briskly on ‘All I Need Is You‘.

Perry Lockwood is a Lawrence, Kansas-based indie fusion singer-songwriter who meshes in a variety of genres after being inspired by his Elvis-impersonator father.

Opening our eyes to what is actually possible if two hearts may merge as one loyal team through the choppy waters of life, Perry Lockwood might have dropped one of the most romantic visualizers of the year with his latest effort. The vocals on show will have you thinking of the future, as you move closer to that soul who you can’t wait to embrace each time you see them.

All I Need Is You‘ from Lawrence, Kansas-based indie fusion singer-songwriter Perry Lockwood is a country-fueled single that vibrates your romantic intentions with oceans of excellence. This is a sweet story about knowing you can be happy with that special individual, who you just knew would you right for you.

Sung with a genuine love and a true insight into what is needed to be truly happy and free, this is a love song that might have your spirit soaring with the birds above.

See this loving music video on YouTube.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Latino fusionist, ROLF has released his most seductive track to date with OTRA NOCHE DE AMANTES

To follow on from his 2021 debut single, Soltera, the Latino alt-pop artist, ROLF unleashed his vibe-packed 6-track EP, ILUSIONES. For new fans to his seductively soulful style, OTRA NOCHE DE AMANTES is the ultimate introduction.

With the Spanish lyricism, for English monolingual minds, there’s an air of mystery. When the lyrics are translated, ROLF keeps his enigmatic allure which also resonates in his fusion of spacey ambient electronica, Latin pop, and RnB.

To amplify the demure energy, ROLF brought in jazz and rock nuances to ensure that you are well and truly transfixed by the outro. OTRA NOCHE DE AMANTES may be a short and sweet track, but considering that it delivers 2-minutes of aural bliss, it leaves nothing to be desired.

OTRA NOCHE DE AMANTES is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Endless Oceans: Breathlessly talented Slovakian duo Dennyiah are quite brilliant on ‘Sense of the Rain’

After soothing our heartbroken ears on the excellent ‘Autumn 2015‘ from September 2021, Dennyiah shows us a natural way to live on the beautifully-projected new single ‘Sense of the Rain‘.

Dennyiah is a world-class Slovakian indie-pop/country/soul and blues-fusion duo who make an important blend of musical soundscapes that actually matters, with eloquently-written lyrics that shall bring you much hope in times of apparent hopelessness.

Dennyiah is at its brilliant best with a supremely stunning earth-hugging experience that will have your whole sensitive body in euphoric raptures. They seem to make the type of rare stimulating sound that is so genuinely made – and filled with only positive energy – that wraps gently all of your fragile heart to help it feel better again after all the unnecessary destruction recently.

Sense of the Rain‘ from the brilliant soulfully-enlightened Slovakian indie-pop/country/soul and blues-fusion duo Dennyiah, is such a pure track that might send day-changing shivers all over your naked soul. The superb drum-filled beat is rather compelling and the stunning vocals of a glorious singer who is clearly in tune with the world’s core, takes you to a much better mindset than before. Music has the power to heal after all.

Hear this stunning single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Nowhere To Go: Tampa mood-raisers BadCameo wonder who is to blame on ‘So Cold’

With supremely reflective lyrics about wishing you could be together during these lonely rain-ridden days of shivers, BadCameo gaze wondrously outside into the nippy rainy skies of doom and gloom with their latest thoughtful track ‘So Cold‘.

BadCameo is a prolific gig and festival performing North Carolina-born, Tampa, Florida-based indie Funk-Fusion three-piece band who usually bring the fresh disco-glam grooves. They are a genuine outfit who aim to help us recover our mojo again, with their signature stuffed fishes ready for action at any moment.

In October 2020, the band released their debut studio album “BadCameo Out Loud”. The album was self recorded and engineered, and explores the relationships one has with themselves and those around them. The nine songs push the boundaries of funk, disco, jazz, and pop, while even slipping in a little samba.” ~ BadCameo

So Cold‘ from North Carolina-born, Tampa, Florida-based indie Funk-Fusion act BadCameo, is an artistic piece of contemplative atmospheric realness that can’t ever be traded in. They transport us to a chilly world that has been made from this weird time in our odd world, that seems to be slowly returning back to an almost-normal place. Sung with a heartfelt desire to find the right things to say at the wrong time, this feels like the type of track that has been made with a highly personal story attached for us to unpack in our own way.

Sometimes love can be so magical and beautiful to lather inside, but also so cold with frostbite if we don’t keep it warm enough.

Hear this terrific track on Spotify and see more news on future gigs and releases via their IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Past Ends: Berlin’s Close to Monday know that this is their ‘Time’ (Dirty Doering Remix)

Bringing us a bass-thudding remix from the world famous German techno house wizard, Close to Monday lifts up all clocks nearby and skillfully floats them into a new dimension altogether with ‘Time’ (Dirty Doering Remix).

Close to Monday is an exciting Indietronica-fusion duo who are based within the live music mecca of Berlin, Germany.

Heavily influenced by such huge bands like Depeche Mode and Muse, Close to Monday initially thought their sound would be tagged under the Synthpop and Electronic genres, but after much feedback they released that to limit their music to these alone was too restrictive, it has many, many more levels to it including those of Nu Disco, Indie Dance and Indietronica.” ~ Close to Monday

Featuring scintillating vocal ability that seems to gently bite on your shaking hand without leaving a mark, she takes us on a daydream of ultimate reflection with a simply stunning performance. You feel so engrossed into the marvelous production which has been given an extra boost – that was already rather excellent – to give off a tasty aura that bumps the speakers into the night, in such an effective manner.

Time‘ (Dirty Doering Remix) from the Berlin, Germany-based Indietronica-fusion duo Close to Monday, shows us that we definitely can’t turn the maze-filled experiences of the past into our corner, no matter what supposed superpowers we possess. Each moment we are alive counts to wholeheartedly love and be totally free, in this wild world which can have you changing in a moments notice if you aren’t too careful.

Keeping your eyes on that all-important time without letting it control you too much, is the cunning key to pure enlightenment.

Hear this terrific new single on Spotify and check out their IG music page for more music news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

That Peaceful Ambiance: Israel’s Pablo Embon is at his glorious best on ‘A Better Day’

With his brand new much-anticipation ten-track album set for release on the 15th December 2021 called ‘Sunrises Every Night‘, Pablo Embon sparkles brightly with a calming influence that shall take you to delightful places on ‘A Better Day‘.

Pablo Embon is an experienced indie Jazz/Blues/Funk-fusion solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer from Israel. With a staggering twenty albums already to his name, this is surely one of the most prolific musicians the world has ever seen.

The jewel of the new album is the song of the same name, “A Better Day.” Pablo describes it as his crowning achievement in his ever-growing catalog of music. This admission from the artist spurs the anticipation for the release of the album.” ~ Pablo Embon

This is a superb track from start to finish, as he skillfully cultivates the energy felt in a way that makes you feel refreshed again. With an intimate knowledge and passion since he was very young to make crowds swoon in delight and feel warmly rejuvenated, you feel that this is indeed his best work yet. The love attached to this release is rather outstanding – as he takes us for a dazzling journey into a new day that can be much more fruitful than the last – if we let our thoughts combine into something genuine and authentic.

A Better Day‘ from the highly productive Israel-based indie Jazz/Blues/Funk-fusion solo musician, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer Pablo Embon, shows us that anything is indeed possible. He shines brightly on this wonderfully crafted single, showing the world his fantastic skill-set. With an air of greatness within him, he displays an abundance of tremendous beauty on this cinematic marvel to behold.

Hear this new single on Soundcloud and see more from this hard working artist on his Facebook music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Cloverchild brings in the future of Funk with “Down Deep”

https://cloverchild.bandcamp.com/track/down-deep

Chicago-based Indie artist Cloverchild blessed the airwaves with lashings of futuristic Funk with the release of their album Fool’s Paradise which dropped October 2nd.

Hit play and immerse yourself in a high-vibe medley of Disco tones, playful electronica and Rock-inclined rhythmic prowess. The perfect introduction to their charismatically compassionate approach to Indie is “Down Deep”. If you could imagine what it would sound like if you came across John Grant on a good day, you’ll get an idea of the groovy soulful appeal which Down Deep has to offer.

You can check out Down Deep with the rest of Cloverchild’s 2020 album via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Barking native Femi Jaye climbs up high with ‘Tree Man’ ft Habeeb

British-born Femi Jaye is always pushing the UK Afro-fusion envelope and he impresses yet again with the new single ‘Tree Man‘.

Barking in East London is where we find this incredible talent in the UK. After being in the game since 2014, Femi Jaye is a name that is well-known and he impresses yet again on his latest track. Always an innovator and creative, we find a mellow soul on this one as he is joined skillfully by Habeeb.

This is a young artist that has been growing to this point and now is now truly reaping the rewards. From a family of musicians, this UK-born musician is in a joyful mood here. This is a happy track that shows where he is in his life. The will to make quality music is there and inside, he is feeling really good. ‘Tree Man‘ is a 420 friendly track that smokes in with an ambiance that is welcome in 2020. Femi Jaye is here to stay.

Click here for the Spotify page.

Head through to the Insta link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Independent Artist T22 releases “Svddnly I Just Can’t Breathe”: Southern Comfort a loop!

T22 excels in this particular style of hip-hop and his southern drawl lends no end of charm to an already classy production. To call this track only hip-hop seems slightly disingenuous as he has used a number of creative sounds within the mix of the song including a classic rock distort on the electric guitar as a riff, and it is hypnotic. His lyric, and the performance of it is gut-wrenchingly real and honest, reminding me of musical influencers like Lil Nas X, blurring the lines of popular genres with ingenuity and boldness. Using youth and vitality to break down walls and bring audiences together through relatable, familiar topics.

Tracks like this blow our minds but they shouldn’t. Music, like language is ever evolving, ever changing, ever morphing just as our societies do. Trailblazers like T22 are leading the charge, is on the cutting edge of what is hot right now, and is worth keeping a close eye on.

Tell us what you think about “Svddnly I Just Can’t Breathe” which is available to listen to now via DISTROKID. Enjoy!

Review by Susan Harriott

OOD Release Colorful & Eclectic Track ‘Time To Boogie’

OOD is an incredibly kaleidoscopic band who set out to release an equally colorful and eclectic release. Their recent studio effort is a stunning collection of 14 original songs titled “Understanding The World”. Their music blurs the lines between various genres and really offers a very creative perspective of many styles, including jazz, rock, funk, fusion, pop and a lot more. I love it when artists manage to combine their experimental attitude with a catchier twist, and OOD certainly belong to this category. When I first started listening to “Understanding The World”, it felt like I was almost immediately casted into a whole different world, where musical boundaries and definition did not really make sense at all – the only thing that truly mattered was fun and good vibes!

From the walls of melodic elements to the groovy rhythm section and punchy beats, these talented musicians set out to create al album that feels modern, yet absolutely timeless. The great 14 songs featured within “Understanding The World” truly offer a broad spectrum of sounds and ideas, giving listeners a great taste of the skilled musicianship of these artists.