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Grand Rapids

Crashing Waves: Nashville EDM artist Aleigha Kely finds her wondrous mental flow with ‘Moons’

As she looks up to see that beautiful sky that is guiding her to that self-enlightening world she so seeks, Aleigha Kely smoothly saunters through the smoke of the world to reach the ‘Moons‘.

Aleigha Kely is an exciting Nashville, Tennessee-based indie EDM artist. She has a stunning vocal ability that seems to float into your awaiting soul with much love attached.

Originally from Grand Rapids MI, she started writing music when she was fifteen and went on to study music performance at Millikin University.” ~ Aleigha Kely

This is the message of doing something about feeling so low with all the pressures of life bringing you down and depressed, as you seek a break from it all. Finding peace is the quest and looking after your body through the calming streams that can lift up your soul to higher levels of happiness, to put you in a much better place than before.

Sung with a real grace and a stunning confidence, there is so much to love here from a truly sensational artist who it feels like is at the peak of her powers. She has an electric style that seems to mesh so perfectly with the punchy beat – as she takes us for a sun-lit ride into the right path to take – in this rather confusion-filled world.

Moons‘ from the wonderfully promising Nashville, Tennessee-based indie EDM solo artist Aleigha Kely, is a supremely fascinating single packed full of dazzling vocals and mood-changing ambiance. This is a top track to close your eyes to so you can fully immerse yourself into the calming ocean, away from the sprawling city streets that can take away your valuable soul if you let it.

Finding peace in the healing salt water first, is the only way to be able to look upwards and feel totally free again.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and see more news on her IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Do You See: Michigan battle rapper extraordinaire Bel Air Beezy shows us he doesn’t need sleep on ‘No Rest’

With an ominous beat to start things off and a furious flow that belts through the brittle speakers of our wondrous imagination, Bel Air Beezy rises up from the underground to remind us that he is ready for anything that comes between him and greatness with ‘No Rest‘.

Bel Air Beezy is a hard-edged Grand Rapids, Michigan-based battle rapper and Dad. He is a street-smart artist who puts on his cape when needed, to show the uneducated what hip-hop should sound like.

His music is not something you simply listen to but experience. Mostly going by ‘Beezy’ he has found the perfect balance of witty punchlines, charisma, and engagement in the battle arena.” ~ Bel Air Beezy

His hardcore delivery certainly delivers the post rather smoothly – as he drops in to remind all those who forgot about him – that he is around whenever needed to put on a rap clinic, to teach the youth about this storied art form.

No Rest‘ from the powerfully eloquent flows of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based emcee and battle rapper Bel Air Beezy, is a quick-fire return to show us all that he is one of the most criminally underrated emcee around. He swarms the mic like hungry bees, as he bites into these cold bars that smashes through all previous perceptions.

Who needs sleep when your mind is always working at full pace anyway.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more news via the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Michigan’s Josh Garvelink releases self-reflective indie-folk ”Boy Scout”

Boy Scout by Josh Garvelink

Josh Garvelink is an indie-folk singer songwriter from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is inspired by the acoustic styles of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell and the songwriting of Bruce Springsteen, Sufjan Stevens and more. Josh writes songs that combine the personal with storytelling, touching on spirituality, working class life, the big picture in the world and the small alike.

Boy Scout” is the latest release from this journeyman singer with much to offer the world. He sings with real pain and his honest stories resonate through the experience. Josh sings with regret of not learning how to be a sailor or boy scout. He perhaps wishes that he had that knowledge that all schoolchildren should learn.

This is a very soothing indie-pop song from the Michigan singer-songwriter who is in sterling form here on ”Boy Scout”. A deep track with lots of tailored stories that dig at our heart-strings. This young artist is slowly rising up and is a pleasure to listen to such well-crafted music.

Stream this new track via Bandcamp.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

US Christian singer Blake Reynolds shares all our feelings with ‘’Empty’’

Blake Reynolds’ is a singer-songwriter from Grand Rapids in the USA. He has performed and or worked with artists, worship leaders, and producers such as: George Moss, Lindell Kooley, Ashes Remain, Jared Marc, Littlebird Big Sound, Beacon Light, Kaylee and Erica Tuttle just to name a few. He is a multi-talented musician playing multiple instruments and his aim is to inspire through music.

Blake has an incredible voice, sings about real issues and comes across in a genuine way. ‘’Empty’’ is about feeling lonely, a real & worrying feeling in this ever-increasingly disconnected and social distanced world. Blake is honest about his love of his faith and sings his heart out on this one.

This is a quality song and no matter what your beliefs, you can’t help but like Blake Reynolds.

Stream more on his Spotify channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A shootout of rhymes: Ryn Scott’s new release Execute

I honestly wasn’t expecting such a shootout of rhymes when I hit play on Ryn Scott’s Execute, let alone my laptop speakers clipping out to the heavy beats.

My first thought went to that Slim Shady motif that conquered Hip Hop’s golden 90’s and Dre’s handprint in the piano loops spiraling into a melodic vortex that sucks down the cumulative mass of mainstream rappers we’re so saturated with.

Execute goes beyond those withered stems of rap bars by cultivating a unique sound through a type of storytelling that poeticizes simple but well-structured harmonies for an authentic pure Hip-Hop banger.

If this is the premise, Ryn Scott has a talent ready to bloom.

You can listen to Execute by heading over on Youtube.

Review by Jim Esposito.