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From The Slums: A Certain Energy saunters swiftly into the awaiting city with the fresh new single ‘Foreign’ (feat. David Sinclair-Black)

With a highly purposeful edge to his vividly exciting lyricism that sets him apart from the copycat former competition, A Certain Energy flows in impressively with a distinctive style that you can’t teach on his top quality new single called ‘Foreign(feat. David Sinclair-Black).

Shain Romanowski aka A Certain Energy, is a high caliber Asian-American rapper who is from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a fast-rising musician on a mission to be up there with the greats, and his unflinching eyes tell you all you need to know.

ACE joined the United States Marines after graduating high school and served overseas. He quit music three times to be exact prior to being overseas. After the death of his best friend, Darian Asher-Layman (a fellow Fort Wayne native) he took it upon himself to make his dream come true in honor of him.” ~ A Certain Energy

As he indefatigably brings us the true story about some people in his life that like to talk but only act without the act-ion and desire to actually work, he puts them abruptly into their baby-seat with a edgy track that is rather enjoyably exciting on the ears. He raps with a calmly enhanced flow that streams vividly through like the crisp blue ocean – as his style is pertinaciously admirable – in a strange world that can change you so much, to be a false version of your true destiny without notice.

Foreign(feat. David Sinclair-Black) from the Indiana-based free-flower A Certain Energy, rips seductively into your awakened eyes and you see a confident artist in his most determined mindset. He might be signed to Sinclair Media Group now, but shows us that obvious hunger to launch further into opportunity-laden doors that were thought impossible to break into before. This is a self-aware man who knows where he wants to go, and isn’t letting any undesirable noise disturb his visionary outlook.

See this hot new music video on YouTube and see more via his IG channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Don’t Let Them Ever See You Down: Skypp urges us to ‘Fix Yo Crown’ (ft. Rhymefest, Allison Victoria and Jared Thompson)

With a self-aware nature that has your head nodding in appreciation of this tremendous skill set, Skypp makes sure that we are alert to the fact that even if you are battling, its imperative to ‘Fix Yo Crown (ft. Rhymefest, Allison Victoria and Jared Thompson).

Skypp is an acclaimed underground rapper from Indianapolis, Indiana in the USA. He flows through the streets with witty bars and true stories of how the hustle is real if you to achieve those dreams, that are available if you want them enough.

The visuals are classy and so fresh here with lots of soulful groove added to make this is a memorable video and single. All the artists featured are quality and add so much elegance and street grit to this top track — with vocals that are silky sooth — to raps that are cutting edge and show you what bars should sound like.

Fix Yo Crown‘ (ft. Rhymefest, Allison Victoria and Jared Thompson) from Indy emcee Skypp, is that story about working through the moments that have you in doubt sometimes, as you try and keep the integrity intact where you are at. You are a powerful person inside if you want to be, and keeping your head up to find your true purpose, is the only way to really live if you want to make something out of your life.

Watch the video on YouTube and see more visuals on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


Not Like Before: Indiana’s underground Ska legends Coolidge are back with exciting new single about changing on ‘We’re Alright’

Taken off their vibrantly creative new album ‘Condition Transmission‘, Coolidge smash the door open on their latest single about changing perspective in life called ‘We’re Alright‘.

Coolidge is an experienced five-piece Ska-punk/rock band from Indianapolis in Indiana, USA. They play their hearts out on each note, their minds are connected in such a way that they know what each other is doing and they bring the classic old school mentality with them.

This is the story of being shy before, but as you have gotten older you have opened up your voice to speak from the mind and to never let anyone else put words in your mouth. Times have changed from the past when small minded folks thought they knew you and you feel like this is the best way to live, rather than being quiet as a mouse and getting stepped on when you are just minding your business.

They perform with an exuberance that is abundantly entertaining and you turn them up some more to fully hear their quality rise to the top of the speaker. This is a band that have put thousands of hours into their sound, as they clearly enjoy playing together too.

We’re Alright‘ from the lovable veteran Indiana Ska act Coolidge, is a true story about how sticking up for yourself really matters in life. You have evolved for the best and if others can’t see that, its their loss after all.

Hear this rocking new single on Soundcloud and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Grabbing The Loot: Indiana’s DAXXX wants it all on ‘The Heist’

With a mysterious edge to him that is full of ferocious guitar solos, DAXXX is in the mood to get what he wants on the fast-paced single called ‘The Heist‘.

Tyler Collier aka DAXXX, is a tremendous multi-skilled and highly motivated indie-rock solo singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist, guitarist and music producer from Indiana in the USA, who makes that spellbinding music that grabs your mood and shakes it into feeling positive about life.

He sings with so much flamboyance as he shows us his quality vocals skills, a passion for the guitar that is remarkable and a story about taking it all when you can and never looking back.

You can’t help but feel a bit sweaty after all of this, as his energy flows over into your speakers to generate sparks in your system. This is a man on a mission to get his music out there and you can feel it deeply.

The Heist‘ from Indiana’s DAXXX, gives you a feeling that he is ready for the next step as he believes in the bottom of his heart that he is destined for greatness and is just waiting for the right time to blow up. This is the vault-snatching track that has your heart beating extra – as he takes us for a ride into the distance – with all the loot in the world.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dedicated to Grandpa Bob: Inspiring Indiana emcee Doe Dillinger sends fitting tribute on the powerful ‘Things Ain’t The Same’

With his family tight and in inconsolable mourning, Doe Dillinger raps with that emotionally-charge motivated edge on his top shelf new single called ‘Things Ain’t The Same‘.

Doe Dillinger is a quality alt trip-hop artist with those wise eyes, who has seen it all after 12 music projects, as he makes that rare soul-clenching and pure music with a true message.

This is the sad story about losing someone close and rising above to make sure you live your life and reach your dreams, how they would want you to. Life is up and down, with constant obstacles and dead ends, so by standing your ground, never faltering from what you stand for, you unlock your greatness by grabbing the ultimate key to staying true to oneself.

His effortless rap style grabs you soulfully by the heart and shows you into a man’s ever-evolving mind that has really lived, as he courageously tells us stories of how life is and was, always looking to elevate and inspire others to reach their dreams too.

Things Ain’t The Same‘ from tremendous Indianapolis, Indiana USA trip-hop emcee Doe Dillinger, is that real track that was made out of so much love for his loving Grandpa Bob who sadly passed away recently. The raw raps and excellent visuals give you an inside look into how down you feel after a loss like this, but have the strength to give out a track in his memory, that would make him so proud.

Things will never be the same but you can always remember those special moments that you had together, keeping them locked away in your soul to remember forever.

See this top notch track on YouTube and mesh your socials together on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hunter & Girton – Father Time: Solemnly Compassionate Alt Folk

Hunter & Girton

Rural Indiana-residing alt-folk duo, Hunter & Girton, are set to release their most haunting single to date, ‘Father Time’. The sparse and desolate soundscape leaves plenty of room for your own emotions to coalesce with the sentiments delivered through the lyrics which will hold a mirror to your personal relationship with melancholy.

There may be a crestfallen air to Father Time, but it’s anything but depressive. The solemnly meditative single parallels the levels of compassion found in the most tender tracks from Pearl Jam’s latest album while delivering tear-jerking tones which lend inspiration from 60s Folk.

Father Time is due for official release on March 5th. You’ll be able to check it out for yourselves by heading over to the artist’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

They make you happy: Breanne Noelle turns cute shyness into heartfelt belief on ‘One Connection’

Taken off her brand new ten-track album called ‘First‘, the lovely Breanne Noelle sings with a bright spark of love, that immerses all listeners into her ‘One Connection‘.

Northern Colorado-born, Bloomington, Indiana-based Breanne Johnson aka Breanne Noelle, is a captivating opera and musical theater-trained American indie-folk singer-songwriter, who lovingly washes away our tears with a stunning distraction from this often cold and gloomy world. She sings with that deep soul and meaningfully strikes our attention to make the world a better place, making that introspective music that has you lighting candles and singing along.

This is the story about realizing that the person you are shy around is actually the one that you care about so much. You want to be with them so badly and just need things to fall into place, to make it all happen. You are love struck and feel like you are under a powerful spell, that fills you with happiness and courage to face each day with a smile.

Her voice is so real and glows into the night and her intricate guitar melodies sizzle at the bright sky while starting cutely at her crush, or possible future lover. With vocals that fill the air with belief and mystique, we are treated to a marvelous musician who is starting to believe more in herself each waking moment.

One Connection‘ from the sweetly-voiced Indiana singer-songwriter Breanne Noelle, is a reflective daydream of promise, that leads us into her world of love and is a beautiful single about how she feels deep inside.

Sometimes you just know that a particular person is for you, while other times they might of been right in front of you without you realizing. If the timing is right, everything is going to be alright.

Stream this wonderful new single on Spotify and see her story on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Leisure Hour are here with fantastic indie-rock ‘The Do-Do Song’

Leisure Hour is a fan-favorite pop rock band from Muncie in Indiana. They return with their likable new track called ‘The Do-Do Song‘.

The band consists of Blake Blevins (Drums/Vox), Grace Dudas (Bass/Vox), and Isaiah Neal (Guitar/Synth/Vox). They all grew up in the same hometown of Hagerstown but didn’t ever know each other too well. Eventually their passions for music and art joined up and thus Leisure Hour was born. This is a band that want to be world famous but for now they are enjoying each step of the journey.

Taken off ‘Underground Youth‘, this is an energetic single with lots of passion and raw vocals. This is perfect to jam out with live at the local grungy music venue where the walls tell you the whole story. This is all about making sure you take that chance when it’s provided to you. This is a true message and the ‘The Do-Do Song‘ is one of the more memorable songs of the year due to it’s good vibes energy and supporting the underdog mentality.

Stream this new track here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Indianapolis artist Keith Phelps returns with journey-filled electro song ”Silver Lining”

Keith Phelps is a music producer and singer-songwriter from Indianapolis, Indiana in the USA. The talented artist returns with his latest wizardry track called ”Silver Lining”.

After spending some time on tour as the keyboardist for Season 10 American Idol finalist, Haley Reinhart- Keith decided to go solo and do his own thing in the music world. He makes unique music that transforms the studio. His creativity is rare and terrific to listen to due to the whole feel of everything inside the song. The breaks are intriguing and I feel like this song will be in a movie. Keith refers to his sound as the “audible chicken and noodle soup for the soul”.

The soulful Indianapolis artist Keith Phelps is on a mission and we are witness to his growing greatness. ”Silver Lining” is all about staying positive and looking at the positive moments in life. Being negative isn’t going to help so keeping a happy spin on things will help you win on the jackpot of life. This is a lovely song that will have you daydreaming for ages.

Stream the new space-filled journey here on SoundCloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Vibrant Country singer Kendall Phillips rocks on ”Backyard Getaway”

Kendall Phillips is a young Country singer-songwriter from Zionsville in Indiana. She impresses mightily on ”Backyard Getaway” which is her latest single.

Kendall is a former American Idol contestant and was a National finalist on the NBC hit show, Country Showdown. She has performed across the US and has opened for touring acts – Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Justin Moore, Darius Rucker, Steel Magnolia, Tracy Lawrence and Jerrod Neimann.

You can tell that this is an artist on the rise and she is going to be a massive star. With a gorgeous voice and real lyrics, ”Backyard Getaway” is a fantastic song for 2020.

Backyard Getaway” is all about getting that release and having a good time right at home. She likes to have fun with friends and have a good break from the music world sometimes. This is a happy artist who likes to make her listeners happy and she achieves this goal on this new song. This is modern Country music that is great to listen to and puts a smile on my face.

Stream this new song right here on Soundcloud.

Find out more about this exciting musician on her Facebook page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen