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Finding where you belong: Mykel sings with exquisite elegance on indie-pop journey ‘Runners’

Mykel might be in a hurry and running out of time, but she sings with such poise and grace on her exhilarating new single released on the 7th January 2020 called ‘Runners‘.

After growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah, this is a young woman that followed her heart to live our her dreams in Los Angeles, California to do what she loves; be on stage and sing with her unmistakable class and incredible pureness.

Her vocals are so striking and the piano start is so glorious, this is about looking at the signs and just going for it. She sings with that passion that is so rare and deep, the pulsating production matches her stunning voice and the atmospheric energy translates to a pop song, of the very highest quality.

Runners‘ is about getting away from the stale air and doing what you know you need to do. Indie-pop songstress Mykel opens up her world to show us what is possible if you want it enough.

Sometimes you have to take a risk to know what is truly out there and if you have someone authentic beside you that believes in you and understands the journey, the chances of success are only so much higher. Talent can take you places and open a door, but having that extra determination and self-belief with a loyal team around you, is the way to walk through the door for good and never look back.

Stream this stunningly gifted singer on her Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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The future King: Pharaoh Santana returns with a poetic statement of intent on ‘Playboy’

Playboy‘ is the latest hit single outta the creative mind of Pharaoh Santana as he slowly climbs up the ladder of greatness and makes it known that he is deadly serious about achieving his goals.

Pharaoh Santana is an American rapper and actor from Westchester, Los Angeles who has his eyes set for the top. This is an emcee who raps with that extra edge and fire that makes him stand out from the rest.

After recently starting in Nuke City, he is fully focused on music for a while and his lyricism reflects a young man who is growing up real quick and who puts 100% realness into each bar he drops.

You can see the burning anger in his eyes from being let down by former friends, and also the confidence of someone that knows he is the chosen one. If he can keep out the tempting distractions and keep a calm head on his shoulders, there are no limits to what he can achieve.

Playboy‘ from emcee/actor Pharaoh Santana is a statement of intent as he brought a heavyweight team to assist in making a gem of a video that is up there with the best. His flow is so tight, you struggle to breathe sometimes and the determination is etched everywhere you can see.

This could the future of the rap game if he can use that fire inside the deepest part of his bones wisely and wants it enough.

Stream this excellent video on YouTube and get to know this top artist on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Moving on from lost love: Graham Edmonds drops new indie-folk breakup single ‘Let’s Let It Lie’

Graham Edmonds brings his incredible voice to the masses on his excellent new release called ‘Let’s Let It Lie‘.

Soulful American singer-songwriter, USC Thornton School of Music student and screen actor Graham Edmonds is from small-town Lawrence, Kansas. He is now based in big-city Los Angeles, California to turn his huge dreams into realistic reality, in-front of the bright cameras and behind the magical mic.

With a lovely indie-folk style, this is a singer-songwriter that puts his heart and soul into each word that he performs and the melody is rather sweet, yet so sad at the same time. The folksy rhythm is one that you would put on late at night, while thinking of that special person in your life that got away. You regret that it happened but at the time, it felt so right.

His voice gives the impression that he is sorry for this breakup but he knows it needed to happen for both of you, to move on and be strong. The vocals are tender and honest, the story makes you think of past breakups and how hard they were at first, before after a while you regained your confidence and moved on upwards, to find that love that was right for you.

Let’s Let It Lie‘ is the profound story from the supremely talented Graham Edmonds that shows us that sometimes love doesn’t work out and we need to go our separate ways and it’s okay. Things happen for a reason and as long as we deal with it in a classy way, that is all we can really do.

Stream this thought-provoking new single on his Spotify and see the next step in his career on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Christmas love in abundance: Orange County singer-songwriter Raza sends us a happy message on ‘This Christmas’

Raza is back with a fun festive season message of the highest quality on the new single called ‘This Christmas‘.

The LA based singer-songwriter, music video producer and composer Raza is a man that takes his art seriously and has built his name up over the years. This is due to leaving it all on the stage and giving his fans a real show with his lovely lyrics and soothing voice, that is like being blessed by a true musician who is a master at his craft.

This is a song that shows how you how that extra motivating to be with your special person this time of year. This is the story about having strong feelings for your lover and how you want to spend as much time as possible with them. This is the best time of the year for love and being alone in not an option.

His vocals show a musician that is totally comfortable with his art and just wants to make his fans happy. The positive message is a blessing to our ears and 2020 has been a year that most wished had never happened.

This Christmas‘ from Raza is a wonderful message that cheers us up so much during these gloomy times. His terrific array of intricate guitar soundscapes cleanses our souls and helps us smile again.

After all, music heals all pain and this festive season message is a fantastic feast for our tired hearts. Having that loving feeling during this time is the way to go so that you aren’t lonely or sad during this happy time.

See this festive video on YouTube and see more on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Uncompromising to the core: Southern Californian alt-rock band Mechanical Roots remind us of ‘Simple Pleasures’

Los Angeles based four-piece outfit Mechanical Roots stomp the ground to shake things up on the brand new single named ‘Simple Pleasures‘.

Their commanding tone is exciting and raw as they demand your immediate attention with their persuasive style that cuffs you to the speakers and never lets go. The sound bellows out strongly and this is a thumping experience that will check your hearing without to the need to go to an otolaryngologist.

The cruising start feels like you are out at the beach with your mates, soaking up the sun in that balmy Californian weather. This is the story about keeping simple and not thinking too far ahead as the world has changed. You know that you need to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Going for those big goals is what you need and to not overthink and just catch that barrel and roll with the sea to drift where you need to head to next.

Simple Pleasures‘ from the LA alt-rock band is a touch of class, everything is done in rhythm and the production is so good. The smooth vocals give you a sense of inspiration and you gotta love the groovy bass and drums that mesh this all together so sweet.

Turn this up on max via Spotify and find out more on FB and IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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The journey of love: Los Angeles, California based singer-songwriter Joe Romersa guides us all on ‘Where We Go From Here’

The legendary LA drummer, singer- songwriter, producer, voice actor and composer extraordinaire Joe Romersa is back with a modern story of the hearts fulfillment, on his latest single called ‘Where We Go From Here’.

This is a man whose work was featured in the 1992 Grammy award-winning ‘The Missing Years‘ album by the late great country-folk singer-songwriter John Prine, and his career has been one that exemplifies the rugged journey of a true musician that never gave up. There have been lots of ups and a few downs, good gigs and bad gigs but he is a person who has never given up. His passion for his art form and learning new skills is obvious.

There is so much to appreciate about this terrific track and the start tells us everything we need to know straight away like a bullet pass for a touchdown. The years of experience and care to play the guitar at a level that most of us only dream of is tremendous. There is a touch of blues, country and rock here and you feel all giddy waiting for his vocals to illuminate through into your headphones.

His gritty voice that is full of incredible stories of life and travel is opened up to us like a creaking door. This is the story of being with that special person in your life as you reminisce about being so happy- they fall asleep in your arms- and you can’t believe this is real. You feel like you two can do anything you want together and nothing has ever felt so right before. After a long search, they found you and you click like a light switch and everything is shining bright with your world again.

Love is on his mind and why not. This is that kind of feeling that you didn’t know really existed for you but has come into your life to make your smile beam wide as can be. ‘Where We Go From Here’ by the renowned and respected Joe Romersa is a guiding light of hope, in an often dark and morbid world. Knowing where to go next is the journey now but it is a question he can share with his partner, and that is all that matters.

Hear this hand-crafted gem via Joe’s Spotify and see where he goes next on FB & IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Glamorous New York-based DJ/Model Dayna Roman shows her class with new single ‘My Love’

Glamorous New York-based DJ/Model Dayna Roman shows her class with new single ‘My Love‘ and this is a supremely delicious spin that is well worth a place on your music playlists. She bends the decks with master precision and shows us what good music sounds like in 2020.

Born in the Middle East and raised in Chicago, Dayna soon moved to LA and from there everything changed. After signing to the prestigious Wilhelmina modelling agency, she soon got into DJ-ing and enrolled in Scratch Academy. The thirst to be best has kept her focused and the results are quite tremendous.

With a breathlessly gorgeous beat, this is a gritty track that features such scrumptious vocals to wake you out of your current grumpy mood thanks to current times. This is a dance floor slider if there ever was one and I’m not talking about the burger either. There is so much to like here, the rhythm of the track is made with such quality and my feet can’t stop tapping. I imaging waving at Dayna while she plays live, screaming at the top of my lunge too to show appreciation for this excellent EDM track with so many layers that unzips beautifully in my ears.

A slump-buster if there ever was one, the classy cool DJ/Model Dayna Roman has brought us an absolute ripper here and ‘My Love‘ will surely cheer you up and remind you that real love is possible. Turn your phone off, get to a proper speaker and dial that volume up. You are welcome.

Click here for the Spotify page.

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Find out more on her Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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California Singer-songwriter James Waterman sings sweet melodies on dreamy-pop ‘Smiling’

James Waterman is a highly skilled musician, percussionist, and composer who is based in Los Angeles. He lives for music and has achieved so much in such a short space of time. He is back with the new single that will transport you to a new, calming vibe on ‘Smiling‘.

Synth, percussion, piano, drums and sweet storytelling is the order of the day here on this mystical gem. This is a peaceful marvel of a song that is so transfixed in your soul. It bites deep at those memories of live when you smiled. These memories are entrenched and interwoven into your mind, good times must last and being sad is the opposite of what you should be aiming for. You instead lock eyes with her and from there you seen if there is a spark.

You want be live a great Falcon. So majestic and well-respected in the air and land too. This is a pure song of an incredibly high standard. Some may find it too chilled but if you look deeply, you will appreciate this absolute gem. ‘Smiling‘ from James Waterman is a song to embrace with all the love you have to give.

Click here for the Bandcamp link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Sara Phillips sings with such poise with the breakup-influenced ‘Better When It Ends’

Sara Phillips sings with such poise with the breakup-influenced ‘Better When It Ends‘.

Montréal born, LA-based singer-songwriter Sara Phillips drifts in with her stunning style that strides in our ears with such elegance. She is going through a breakup and still keeps her head up high, knowing that this is what needed to happen in order to move on to better things.

Sometimes you are with someone that you love but things just don’t work out in the end. You miss the smell of their scent, their clothes are still in your cupboard and feelings are there, maybe forever. However, things have ended and now you need to move on to heal. This has to happen otherwise you will be unhappy inside.

Better When It Ends‘ from Los Angeles singer-songwriter Sara Phillips is a beautiful song, one that was created masterfully from the young artist. Her voice is so raspy, clear and soft, yet firm. She gets her message out in a way that makes you listen, you want to support her and you feel sad that she is going through this tough time. You can tell that this is a young lady that cares and feels deeply, the way it should be, in this often cold world.

Click here for the Spotify link.

Head here to the Facebook page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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LA singer Matt Geronimo roars alive with the electric ‘Future’

Los Angeles, United States is the home of singer Matt Geronimo as he turns the gears up to the maximum on his new song called ‘Future’.

This is all about thinking that the person you are with is the real deal. They want to be with you too and the feelings match like a beautiful sunset and spending it alone together. You are giving this one last chance as things haven’t worked out before but perhaps this is the chance you have been waiting for. You have zero doubts now and just want to be with the special soul forever so you can both be happy.

LA singer Matt Geronimo is thinking about the long-term here on his new song called ‘Future’. With an electronic sound that buzzes alive with gripping vocals, this is an indie ride full of good intentions. The US singer is slowly emerging from the pack as a standout performer that we all need to take notice of.

Click here for the Soundcloud page.

Head through to the Facebook page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen