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A Subdued Delight: Millar’s “Happy” Explores Melancholic Beauty

Millar, a London-based singer-songwriter, enchants listeners with her latest single, “Happy.” With her elegant and pure voice, reminiscent of subdued Fiona Apple or Tori Amos, Millar delivers a lovely and heartfelt tune that embodies simplicity and beauty.

“Happy” unfolds gently, showcasing Millar’s prowess as both a pianist and a vocalist. The delicate piano chords set the stage for introspection, while her emotive vocals draw listeners into a world of melancholic contemplation. The song’s simplicity works in its favour, allowing the raw emotions to take centre stage and resonate deeply with the audience.

Drawing inspiration from the dream-pop genre, Millar effortlessly weaves themes of nostalgia, childhood innocence, love, and heartbreak into her music. “Happy” captures the essence of longing and the bittersweet realization of witnessing someone find happiness with another person. Millar’s introspective lyrics and poignant storytelling evoke a profound sense of empathy and introspection, inviting listeners o reflect on their own experiences of love and loss.

Millar’s online presence, particularly on Instagram (@millar.musicuk), allows fans to connect directly with her musical journey. Through her social media platforms, Millar shares insights into her creative process and engages with her audience, fostering a sense of community and intimacy.

As a pianist and vocalist, Millar’s talent shines through her music. Her dedication to her craft is evident in her bio, where she details her journey from writing songs at a young age to studying music performance and artist development. This background undoubtedly contributes to the refined and nuanced approach she brings to her compositions.

Millar’s “Happy” is a testament to her artistry and ability to craft emotionally evocative music. With her melancholic and chilled-out sound, she creates a listening experience that resonates long after the song ends. As Millar continues to explore her signature sound and share her musical stories, audiences can eagerly anticipate more enchanting tunes that capture the essence of human emotions.

Millar’s “Happy” is an exquisite gem in the realm of singer-songwriter music. With her captivating vocals, skilful piano playing, and introspective lyricism, Millar invites listeners to immerse themselves in a world of melancholic beauty.

Narrowly Escaping: Nicky J feels like his time has been wasted on Trouble

Sensing so much remorse and dropping a sizzling song which feels like it is from the 80s, Nicky J falls in line but is looking over the bridge for a new adventure on the nostalgic song to pulsate with called Trouble.

Nicky J aka Nick Spagnolo is an indie pop singer-songwriter who loves to create and keep us happy with smoking music to exhale the bad vibes away.

Enhancing our day and sealing the deal with a truly quality experience, Nicky J has shown us a profound moment which has been projected in the best possible way. This is spellbinding stuff and Trouble is a massively motivating release made with precision timing.

Trouble from the indie pop artist Nicky J is a stunning soundtrack to play loud and proud when the emotions have taken over and a vent session is needed. Played with pride and desire to take over all other thoughts, this is a speaker-busting song to illuminate all moods when the next road is calling out for attention.

Turn this up loud on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Netherlands pop act Trigg3r Happy Inc feels so good on their happy single, ‘This Is Hollywood’

Showing that ambition to be massive in a big town that can either make you famous or break you into tiny smithereens, Trigg3r Happy Inc leads us into their new world with a huge smile on ‘This Is Hollywood‘.

Trigg3r Happy Inc is a Netherlands-based indie retro-pop group who like to help others release the stress of modern day life and bring a sense of genuine joy to proceedings.

Our goal is to share our music and inspire others.” ~ Trigg3r Happy Inc

With a love for the journey and wanting to make it to the top of their chosen career, Trigg3r Happy Inc are that appealing wind of energy that we all needed to brush away those negative feelings of yesterday. Spontaneously formed 6 months ago, they have innocently led us to the door of opportunity that is waiting for us all to open if we are brave enough.

This song is about the Hollywood state of mind.” ~ Trigg3r Happy Inc

This Is Hollywood‘ from Netherlands-based indie retro-pop group Trigg3r Happy Inc is a charming effort that shows us those big dreams that can definitely become a possibility if you want it enough. They have smartly showed their youthful attitude that is certainly welcome when we need it most into a world that sometimes wants to knock you down. This is a fresh single with likeable vocals for anyone who needs hope again, to keep those eyes shining to the top of the mountain.

As long as you have the will to reach those goals, there is nothing stopping you but yourself.

Listen up to the audio on YouTube and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Fire Jane – What I Say: Happy Dream Pop

Wow, this is a pleasant surprise. I mean you don’t see that many aspiring pop artists nowadays actually putting out positive, uplifting songs. ‘What I Say’ by the Boston-based pop act Fire Jane is such a case.

I can’t tell whether the 2000’s sound is something that Fire Jane is going for on purpose or if that is how she genuinely makes music but everything about this song is so it; from the singing style to the music production, this reminds me of Britney Spears’ early stuff rather than anything contemporary. And the lyrics? There’s nothing depressive or sad about them, and I feel like this is something that needs to be pointed out, as we hardly listen to anything positive in the pop music universe these days. Lizzo would be an exception, but still, ‘What I Say’ gives off this naive, loose vibe that is nowhere to be found in the current music trends.

If an audience ready to consume this type of music today exists or not, is something I do not know, but what I do know is that this is the loosen type of pop music that once upon a time ruled the world. Watch the lyric video on YouTube

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis

Mohe’s Track ‘Warm’ Embraces Casualness

When musical aesthetics come together, people come together. Bossa Nova swagger and lo-fi sensibility go together like…well, to be honest, how many times have we tried this? Warm by Mohe is a song that’s carefree and yet glum-sounding. Not quite melancholic but not frantic enough to be happy by the standards of EDM or modern pop. It’s simple yet completely unlike most other songs you’ll hear throughout the day. It’s not something you’d expect yourself to feel, but that’s exactly why you should be listening. You don’t need to be a fan of the Magnetic Fields to understand this brand of comfortable pop.

Mohe’s vocal approach isn’t monotonic, but it carries a certain sense of doldrums in a way that is pleasant. This is a song you could nap to while swaying in a hammock. It’s also a song that you could play on a long drive through Autumn. It’s also…well, very accessible in just about any situation that doesn’t require heaps of energy. This song embraces casualness. There won’t be a bass drop or an intense solo or a sudden, ear-shattering scream. If you feel your foot tapping, let it tap! If you find yourself swaying, sway away! It’s always good to have a reminder that we don’t need to dramatize our moods, especially our good ones. Warm is warm and Mohe is a fine choice for a slow mood.

BLAYK Mixes An Affinity For Hip Hop With This Pop Track ‘SCARS’

Music is usually at its best when it finds new ways of bringing together familiar elements. Scars by Blayk is a song with a deceiptfully positive sounding introduction. From the bright, steel-drum-sounding patches, one might be within their right to assume a happy, laid back track about catching some sun. Nothing could be further from the truth, and that’s very okay. Blayk mixes an affinity for hip hop with this pop track that digs into themes you’d sooner expect to hear in alternative rock. Although none of these pegs quite fit the expectations of their respective Q-box holes, Scars still finds a way of resonating with each audience. In a way, this artist excels as a jack of all trades.

While the world of pop music has its fair share of stars with staying power, there are always those who will be recycled. There are artists who only get 15 minutes of fame and countless songs that will scarcely be heard due to being drowned out by bigger hits. Blayk shows real potential in performance and mixing. The track is put together better than the average basement studio can achieve and the performance can outshine your local garage band. With access to more resources, there’s no reason he couldn’t rock a main stage. If fans really do have the ability to turn the spotlight of pop culture, they’d be wise to illuminate Blayk while he’s still pursuing his ambitions.

-Paul Weyer

A&R Factory Present: Anna Dellaria

At just 20 years old, singer-songwriter Anna Dellaria has performed with the likes of Chaka Khan, John Fogerty, Lamont Dozier, and more. Dellaria currently studies music at the prestigious USC Popular Music Program in Los Angeles, CA.

Hailing from San Francisco, CA, Dellaria began singing at age 6 when she discovered the soulful melodies of Aretha Franklin and Lauryn Hill, and began songwriting at age 12 under the imagery fueled influence of Jeff Buckley. Her ability to create has been recognized by the likes of Mike Grubbs (“One Tree Hill”; lead singer of Wakey!Wakey!), Disney music supervisor Matt Mugford, and Chop Shop music supervisor Kasey Truman.

Dellaria has had the opportunity to consistently work with world renowned performers like Patrice Rushen (Artist; “Forget Me Nots”, Performer; Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock), and Romeo Johnson (Vocalist for Michael Jackson; vocal coach for Mariah Carey,The Voice) who says, “Anna Rose Dellaria, an awesome talent! I love the natural soul that comes through her beautiful instrument! Her teachable spirit and work ethic will take her far”. Anna Dellaria continues to produce, write, and perform new music and is set to release her debut solo music this Spring.