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You Never Used To Give In: Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter Remy Sher misses that last dance in ‘Paris’

Following on from his terrific ‘Fool’s Gold EP‘ from 2020, Remy Sher is absolutely stunning on his latest single all about that sad heartbreak that just can’t be repaired like before on ‘Paris‘.

Remy Sher is an eighteen years-young soulful indie-folk/rock solo musician, nature lover, and impressive multi-instrumentalist from mountainous Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. He makes that classic sound from a peaceful place which is influenced from all the world class artists who have come from his area, as he sings with such a tremendously likable style.

A self-produced indie-folk tearjerker, Sher blends acoustic guitar with warm harmonies and synthesizers”. ~ Remy Sher

This is one of those warm and resplendent listens that shows you into his beating heart, as Remy Sher lovingly takes us on a road-trip through his understandable emotions – to a place which shows us what happened – when they were supposed to be together forever. The lost love blew away like the gushing wind, as he is left to pick up the pieces and mend his fences which have been broken from being let down, so that he may open up his soul again.

Paris‘ from the incredibly skilled and youthful Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles indie-folk/rock singer-songwriter Remy Sher, is the sad story about wishing you could of had that romantic stroll in one of the most romantic cities in the world. You recall looking for those elusive fairies together and being so close – however the long distance away from each other took such a heavy toll after a while – and you couldn’t quite bring it together no matter how hard you tried.

Love can be so harsh sometimes, especially if it means more for the one person than the other.

Stream this fab new single on Soundcloud and check out his IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You Had Your Shot: Rising underground hip-hop artist Help knows that its his time to shine right now on ‘Here’

Following up from his well-received ‘Make The World Grow‘ EP from May 2021 and powered with the assistance of NEVERDIE, Help candidly shows us his ever-evolving mindset with his new three-track EP which tells us he is most certainly ‘Here‘.

Help is a street-smart former Jasper, Texas-based indie rapper who now calls Los Angeles, California his home. He makes that top drawer underground music melody which strikes crisply at your whole vein-packed body, as you easily feel his ravenous hunger to succeed blast firmly through your appetizing speakers.

After his father was charged with the distribution of cocaine, help and his mother left East Texas and moved to the Dallas suburb of Arlington. It was there help discovered his love for music and public performance.” ~ Help

All three tracks ‘…and‘, ‘Crumbs‘ and ‘Me and You(feat. Chloe Jobin), are of equal high-rise quality and buzz quickly into your soul, as you nod your head with this ride-along music with a real edgy feel. He is the type of musician to be up before the sun hits, as he knows that this is the only way to stay ahead of the pack.

With a bass-popping beat and cleverly-penned lyrics, you feel his win-now mentality drop that three-pointer, that has you turning his heat right up. His eloquent attitude is rather astute and you get lost into his welcoming web of stories which take you through his challenging early life – into his new smartly designed mental framework – which portrays a real self-enlightenment forged from his always-evolving thought process.

Here‘ from the Los Angeles-based indie hip-hop artist Help, is a raw EP which has a real world class vibe attached and it feels like he is only just getting started. You sense his underdog mentality and with those smart street bars that are combined with his ability to know that he needed to join a tight team who truly believe in him, makes him one of the most promising hip-hop artists around currently.

Being in the moment and always seeking that knowledge, is the clever way to grow into a self-aware soul, who knows where the real treasure is hiding.

Stream this rugged new EP on Spotify and find out more via his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’m Not Perfect: Non-Funkible wants to find true love on groovy new single ‘Swipe You Right’

Showcasing a fresh sound that has you dusting off those lonely dancing shoes which definitely need some tender loving care, Non-Funkible are at their honest best with the new single all about finding your soulmate on ‘Swipe You Right‘.

Non-Funkible is a South Lake Tahoe-born, Los Angeles-based indie-electronic band and viral video creators. They are an electrifying act who put on a real show, their constant evolution is so fun to witness, as they make music which makes them happy.

The trio, having had individual successes, bring their own unique perspectives to the music they’ve chosen to make together. Sean (lead vocals) is best known for his solo career, having released two full length albums and performed with Matt Costa. Nick (producer, keys, guitar) is a TV comedy writer as well as YouTube creator with his channel Extremely Decent, while Chris (drums, lyricist) was a former Blue Man in Blue Man Group and is one half of the popular Youtube sketch duo “Chris & Jack.” ~ Non-Funkible

This is such a cleverly performed track which has it all under one roof – as their cheeky charm and funky demeanor lifts you up from the gloom – and takes you to a place which tells you they are an artistic treasure, that needs to be truly appreciated.

Swipe You Right‘ from the Los Angeles, California-based indie-electronic trio Non-Funkible, is a super fun single which is all about showing your newly-met crush that you aren’t perfect, but are a much better option than 99% of the other people out that night. This is the type of song to play late at night, when you are looking to be with someone who you feel such a connection with. Life is all about taking chances anyway, as you never know how it will turn out.

Stream this new single on Spotify and check out the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Keep Doing You: Underrated Long Beach rapper Nephew KEN keeps his body and mind ready for anything on the box-filled ‘Big Dawg’

With the first much-anticipated single off his newly dropped ‘Eastside Kenzo‘ project, Nephew KEN intensely laces up the gloves and gets training on the punch-stacked statement of intent to those who like to talk fake gossip on ‘Big Dawg‘.

Kenny R Fuller Jr aka Nephew KEN, is a confident Long Beach, California-based rapper, content creator, life coach, music producer, and video producer.

You feel his powerful bars that are dropped from the local boxing ring where he has been training day by day, week by week, month by month. Gaining strength and that elusive discipline is so vital to stay mentally sane in this rather confusing and drama-filled world, that can cause emotion decisions that will be regret-laden, when the cloudy smoke floats away.

There is so much fire in his eyes on this thunderous track that shows us a man on a mission to rise above the pesky small-talkers and move into another league entirely. His raps are full of power and aspiration, as he has realized how he needs to get to that house at the end of the street – where everything is there for him to finally be free – from all the dusty cobwebs that can clog up so many smart minds, from achieving their true purpose.

Big Dawg‘ from the multi-talented Long Beach, California-based hip-hop artist Nephew KEN, has us interwoven into a story that is sadly familiar. You don’t know who to trust, as so many folks give out that fake love but actually are plotting your downfall behind your back. The road can be dimly-lit but you do need those true friends in your corner for when it gets heavy, as if you hands are tied, you will need someone to put your saliva-saturated mouth-guard back in.

See this new music video on YouTube and check out more via his IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Put It Together: Luke Crimiel pleads for them to stop flashing and always hating on ‘Show Me’

With an annoyed attitude that has grown tiresome of their silly games, Luke Crimiel brushes off the pesky small-mindedness on the engrossing new single ‘Show Me‘.

Luke Crimiel is an absorbing Lafayette, Louisiana-born, Los Angeles, California-based indie pop singer-songwriter, music producer, skilled dancer, and respected multi-instrumentalist. He is an artist who sings from the heart and its clear that he isn’t afraid to show his emotions, so that he may help others who are perhaps feeling a bit down in life or love.

My family always had music on. It was a lifestyle. Happy times we play music, sad times we play music. I think it would have been impossible for me not to have been influenced by my musical family.” – Luke Crimiel

You feel his terrific vocals that shows his growing maturity, each note is sung with an enthralling grace that has you wondering who really got him so in depth within this track. The scene has been set and the intrigue is so intense, the beat takes your mind inside the inner workings, and this is such a fascinating listen.

Show Me‘ from the multi-skilled Los Angeles-based music producer and indie pop musician Luke Crimiel, is a wildly compelling track which has you thinking deeply about those people who seem to enjoy seeing you lose. You took it for a while on the chin, but are now making the move to end this, as its time to speak up.

Sometimes you need to say something for anything to change, otherwise you might sit back for years and keep on taking unnecessary punches.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

We Have No Choice: California alt-rockers Left Of The Slash wish they could curl up in blissful ignorance from this crazy world with ‘Hayne’

After dropping ‘Never Let Go‘ recently, Left Of The Slash return with a 90’s fused rock track that is all about how carefree animals are despite the ups and downs of the world that we can all feel named ‘Hayne‘.

Left Of The Slash is an edgy and exciting alt-rock band based in Los Angeles, California. They have a riveting sound that smashes through your mindset, as they take us for a driving journey that swerves with a skid of freshness, that splashes a waterfall of healing goodness into our tired souls.

This is a top track that has you hooked like an intrigued fan, your sense feel their intensity and this is real underground gem of a song. The powerful vocals makes you think back to the classic days, when this genre was at its absolute peak of powers. They rampage into your consciousness with a soundscape that is at its impressive best, with so much enticing riffs to shower yourself into.

Hayne‘ from the enticing Los Angeles, California-based alt-rock act Left Of The Slash, is a new track that is all about how animals don’t have a clue what is going on. From the financial crisis of 2007-8, to current times with this devastating pandemic, pets have no idea on the impact and this makes that a real striking moment as ignorance can be so blissful. If only humans could be immune to this too, the world would be a much better and less stressful place to live after all.

Stream this new single on Spotify and check out the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Booty On You: Elite Los Angeles artist Shevy O’Shea knows what he likes on ‘#RihannaMove’

With a stacked rack full of oozing charm and smoothly tipped vocals to get the attention of everyone in the room, Shevy O’Shea reminds us why he needs to be talked about more with one of the most stimulating tracks you will hear all year with ‘#RihannaMove‘.

Shevy O’Shea is a Santiago, Dominican Republic-born, Chicago, USA-raised, Los Angeles, California-based indie soul, RnB, pop and Afro-beats fused future superstar, and multi-instrumentalist. He makes an array of dance-happy music that has many speaking his name in high esteem – as someone who will be features in massive music festivals all over the world – when they are allowed again.

He earned a scholarship to study biology, hoping to become a surgeon, but a series of unlucky events forced him to drop out of school. It became clear to Shevy that if he were to attain the success he longed for, music was the only way to go.” – Shevy O’Shea

With a sexy beat and heart-stopping lyrics that lets you know that he means business, you feel an air of calm when you listen to a talent like this. Everything is effortless and he is to the point – not wasting time with foreplay – and gets straight down to business with a heat-filled track, that lets you know that he likes what he sees and wants it for himself now.

#RihannaMove‘ from Los Angeles-based fast-riser Shevy O’Shea, is a body slider of the highest order. He sings with such passionate gusto and you feel his self-belief all over this wonderful new single, that has almost claimed one million Spotify streams already. This is a song that has you taking off those self-doubts and throwing them to the floor – right where you get into the groove –  and party the night away with this supreme effort right at the top of your playlist.

Stream this steamy new single on Spotify and see more from his exciting life on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Future-proof The Youth: Erik “Blu2th” Griggs rises up outstandingly on the vitally important revolutionary anthem ‘IS IT THE END OR THE BEGINNING’ (feat. Hopsin)

Recorded at the legendary Dr Dre’s house and featuring one the rawest emcees in the game, Erik “Blu2th” Griggs shows the world that he can do it the indie way on his massively impressive debut single that will have you turning the volume up to the max called ‘IS IT THE END OR THE BEGINNING(feat. Hopsin).

Erik “Blu2th” Griggs is a world class American multi-instrumentalist, renowned music producer, and prolific songwriter. He was born in Ohio, raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and is currently living in busy Los Angeles, California.

He is best known for his involvement in the song ‘No Air, with Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown. On No Air, he’s the principle writer and co-producer with The Underdogs. He has written with the likes of The Underdogs, Tim & Bob, and Babyface to name a few. In his first three years in the industry, his work earned him a People’s Choice award, a BMI Song of the Year award, and a Grammy nomination.” – Erik “Blu2th” Griggs

The absorbing vocals are top quality here with a smooth beat that is haunting and has your attention totally locked in. The raps are raw and emotionally charged, as the lyrics combine to tell a story that seems to be so common in the USA right now. Things need to change as quick as possible before the rocks fall apart even further to cause a landslide like none other – with so many leaving Los Angeles already – to avoid the absolute mess that seems to be spilling all over messily like an overturned oil tanker.

IS IT THE END OR THE BEGINNING’ (feat. Hopsin) from Erik “Blu2th” Griggs, captures 2021 perfectly and has us invited into the stressful world that so many men and women of color see and face in America currently. Things are an absolute shambles currently with way too many dying for no reason, prisons full of people who shouldn’t be there, and a huge distrust with the law who should be there to help its citizens. This is a tremendous track that will strike heavily into your heart, as you wonder what and where the solutions will come from, before total carnage destroys even more innocent lives.

This might be one of the most criminally underrated and vitally important messages of 2021 already. Its up to us to open up our eyes and choose who to support. True peace needs to prevail, not unnecessarily profitable war. Black Lives Matter.

See this excellent music video on YouTube and follow his incredibly inspiring journey via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Struck A Nerve: Los Angeles underground rapper Jozondi shows his massive frustration with life in America on ‘Joker’

As he raps with such a meaningful barrage of mass disbelief with the police situation in the USA as it stands today, Jozondi pleads for the racial discrimination to end immediately on the power-punched new single named ‘Joker‘.

Jozondi is a self-aware Corona, California-born, Los Angeles-based indie rapper and screenwriter. He brings us heartbeat-raising conscious music that is real and to the point, never adding fluff and always keeping it truthful.

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality, and then there are those who turn one into the other.” – Douglas Everett

His eyes have seen so much and he knows that it makes a difference what color you are on the street to the blue lights. He acknowledges that there are indeed good people interwoven into the brigade too, but there aren’t enough right now to make things better short-term. He flows with a such knowledge of the current situation and you have to admire his bravery in telling it how it is, despite him now being possibly targeted by those who will think he is too extreme.

Joker‘ from the courageous Corona, California-born indie rapper Jozondi, shows us an artist on a mission to get his message across. He believes -with millions around the world nodding their head in agreement –  that things needs to change soon, before more lives are either lost or destroyed, from a force that needs to clean up quickly. Injustice must be eliminated and fairness needs to be the norm, not the opposite.

Stream this new track all about the struggles in the USA on YouTube and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Feels Right With You: Taylor Briggs cherishes each moment together on ‘Don’t Let Go’ (feat. V. Valiant)

As he captures the moment so that it can never slip his mind in his vision camera, Taylor Briggs shows his love for the person who he can’t imagine being without on his top new single called ‘Don’t Let Go(feat. V. Valiant).

Jon Taylor Briggs aka Taylor Briggs, is a proud Cali-kid and emerging indie-pop artist from Los Angeles. He is dutifully studying a Bachelors in Music in Contemporary Writing/Production (CWP) plus a minor in Video Game Scoring at Berklee College of Music. His style is a combination of reaching for his dreams and speaking about everyday life that he sees around him, whilst never giving up on his lofty goals.

Inspired by hip hop, RnB, and alt-pop, you feel his grounded aura shining through like a bright light through the cold darkness, as he sings with such flourishing optimism, as each word is meant to guide him into her arms again organically.

Don’t Let Go(feat. V. Valiant) from the talented Los Angeles, California-based indie-pop artist Taylor Briggs, grabs you by the flowing hair and brushes it for you, with some tender loving care. This is a catchy new single that shows you a man who totally appreciates the center of his world – as he shows them so much love – with a sterling effort here that will sit in your mind memorably. It just feels so right.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more on his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen