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Isla Croll gives us a soulful lesson in love with ‘Irreplaceable’

15-year-old RnB singer-songwriter Isla Croll proves with her latest single ‘irreplaceable’ that maturity in sound and soul is in no way related to the number of decades you’ve been roaming around the planet.

With her tendency to embrace everything from Jazz to Hip Hop to Pop to Funk in her soundscapes, her resolving, emotional and honest tracks speak directly to the soul. Irreplaceable directly speaks to souls recently maimed by feelings of insecurity. Isn’t modern romance just incredible for that?

With a voice so imploring and an artistic intent so pure, she’s made it difficult for any other RnB artists to follow in her footsteps, thus making her sophomore single somewhat of a paradox. The majority of your consciousness may be drawn to her magnetically velvet vocals, but there’s a lot to be said for the intricate Indie Jazz-laden instrumentals which trickle, swell and soar in synergy with Isla Croll’s pitch-perfect harmonies.

You can check out Isla Croll’s inspiring new single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Former love that hurt you deeply: Lovedead sings for his hearts redemption on ‘Eye 2 Eye’

New York City native Lovedead returns with the heartbreaking new single ‘Eye 2 Eye’ that explores the topic of love that didn’t work out and this doesn’t make sense to this excellent musician.

The earthy atmosphere that bellows in is like a fresh stream of fresh air to a stuffy year. His honest lyrics steam the windows up with the story of love that suddenly ended. The frustration of what happened is paramount from the young singer whose voice gets stronger like a transformer, as the track gets more vivid throughout. She moved on and showed her true colors by her questionable actions.

‘’Struggling with romance and school and everyday life, I felt it was the only way to truly be understood.’’- Lovedead

Music is the healing glue that has helped him stick together with himself during this tough time and with life in general. The drama got too much and he sings about how the manipulative ex got into his head for a while. You can hear from his lyrics and excellently toned voice that the time to move on is now and he is going through the frustrated stage. He is questioning everything but knows deep inside that he didn’t cause this breakup.

Lost love can mess you up mentally and finding a way to get the frustration out smartly is the only way to move on and doing what you feel is best. ‘Eye 2 Eye’ from New York singer-songwriter Lovedead is a love-torn story about how romance can be so amazing and so hard too. Finding a loyal human to be with is so hard but is possible if you believe in it enough.

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The feeling of regret after a breakup: Excellent vocals amid pain sets Xavier Ralph apart from the rest on ‘Thoughts of Me’

The soulful Sussex pop singer-songwriter Xavier Ralph rides the love wave on his new single called ‘Thoughts of Me’. This is about that feeling of a relationship that was maybe a bit too good that you don’t think will ever get better. You want that lover back but the door has closed and the lock is bolted closed now.

Signed by the legendary indie Uprise Records UK, this is an artist on the rise as his team are beyond excited with his growth and the excellent results so far, shows their belief in him is on point.

The crashing waves flow through and make a soothing sound over the ocean as you wonder down the beach, lost in your own thoughts as you go through everything that just happened. This is the start of a music video that touches on a relevant topic that so many of us have faced. That pain after feeling love; that empty feeling that has you questioning your every move. Instead, this should be when you take it on the chin, get up, heal and move on. This is easier said than done however and will take that extra strength and discipline to be your life jacket and keep you afloat.

This is the story of a mind that is ticking way too fast and tormenting itself about a love that was going so well and then ended too fast. This is a harsh feeling that you probably shouldn’t feel but do anyway. You cared more about her than she did for you so swimming again to new seas is perfectly right in this moment.

His voice is so smooth and each note hits the right spot. You can see his youth and how being in love for the first time is proving more complicated that he originally thought. This is a quality track with the splendid production adding so much class. ‘Thoughts of Me’ from the Hastings singer-songwriter Xavier Ralph is such a clean pop song that it won’t ever need dusting.

See this excellent video on YouTube, hear more on Spotify and follow his journey on IG & FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


‘Young Humble & Gifted’ from SoCal’s Tristen Zett is an inspirational story of backing yourself

Young Humble & Gifted‘ from SoCal’s Tristen Zett is an inspirational story of backing yourself and not putting yourself down. Life is way too short for that and this is a Hip Hop song to remind ourselves that its natural to be in love and to go for it in life.

Taken off the new 11 track album ‘On The Edge‘, this is a top notch single that flows all the way so nicely like a new water park on a hot summers day.

You know you will make it in life. You feel it in your fingers and your bones. Life is tough right now in the world but you are feeling great and refuse to let anything bring you down. You have visualized greatness and that is where you are headed.

Tristen Zett is really bold on ‘Young Humble & Gifted‘ and with a punchy packed beat that will get you dancing, this is a rapper full of confidence. You will recognize the sample and this is a track to enjoy with friends at a house party or cruising in the car. With fresh swagger, this is a Hip Hop artist who is learning the game and just wants to help people out there in the world to believe in themselves. This is a message we can all get behind.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


Chicago band Geekd are back with the groovy tune of ‘Taylor-Taylor’

Geekd are back with the groovy tune of ‘Taylor-Taylor‘ and this is an indie-rock wonderland of music to spill through the waves of the world and into our lost hearts.

A Chicago neo-psychedelic rock project led by Christian Moreno, Geekd has a sound that could be described as The Addams Family meets Alice in Wonderland and they take us on a vivid journey that sounds like no other. This is a band that make music that inspires.

You wish that you could see her more and she is always on your mind. You dream about her all the time and wish that you were together always. Things can’t be like that right now and this is a tough time but you will rebound and hopefully be together when the time is right,

Taken off the EP ‘The Fairytale Starlight‘, this one of the best singles from this release due to the diverse sounds and outstanding guitar work.

Chicago band Geekd stroll in with a song that could be mistaken for an Oasis riff. They soon show they signature sound and this is a great track, so punchy, the bass gives you shivers and this is one for the books. ‘Taylor-Taylor‘ is a rockin’ theme track for 2020 and this sets the mood nicely whatever the time of the day.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


Steve Garay sings about that true love on ‘Take A Break’

New artist Steve Garay sings about that true love on ‘Take A Break‘ and this is a passionate song that is full of life and love, scattered with reflection too.

This song is about a guy who need some space from his girlfriend, sometimes you need to work out if this is real. Is this lust or is it really love. Does your heart flutter when you think of her, you have that goofy smile and your day is always so much brighter. Her eyes are so bright and you feel silly in front of her, saying things you wouldn’t just say to anyone. You feel so comfortable in her company and everything feels so right.

Steve Garay brings is a indie song with lots of meaning on ‘Take A Break‘. The young singer shows us his growth and this is an interesting topic too. With passionate vocals, this is a song that was made from the heart.

Taking a break from someone you love shows courage. Love makes the heart grow fonder right?

Keep up to date with Steve on Instagram, he will be releasing his album “It Comes From The Heart” via all digital platforms hopefully in early 2021.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


‘If I Can’t Have You’ from Jared Harper is a sad love story for the modern world

Having racked up over 600,000 views on YouTube following his blind audition on The Voice Season 18, Jared Harper is a young singer-songwriter on a mission to make music, He is back with the latest single called ‘If I Can’t Have You‘.

With heavy influence from the grand times in music: 50s, 60s, and 70s from the lines written by Lennon and McCartney to the melodies created at Motown. This is a well-crafted track that is so effortlessly performed. We are in the midst of seeing a master at work, one so young but with an old soul.

If I Can’t Have You‘ from San Francisco, California based singer-songwriter Jared Harper is a love journey to find the one. You want to be with them so badly but perhaps the timing is slightly off. The care of this new track is for all to see, the indie-folk musings are so eloquently portrayed and this is one for the books. A rare song that is sung with that authentic style that is so often missing in the music world. This is an underground legend that is waiting to be found.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


Jonathan Levy sends us a beautiful gem with ‘Lover Boy’

Singer-songwriter Jonathan Levy sends us a beautiful indie-folk gem with his news single called ‘Lover Boy‘.

This is the 2nd single from Jonathan Levy and he is in fantastic form here. He is a Tel-Aviv-based artist who speaks quite candidly about love and the constant changes that take place in a relationship. These can be good and they can be bad too, such is life. With soft undertones that show care, this is the perfect tonic in a rough year.

“The song describes the complexity of the endless changes in a relationship, both mentally and physically, while the bottom line is that no matter what, love wins all.”

This is the kind of song to play on a mellow weekend morning. A reflective piece with lots of heart and soul, this is a song to make you think. Jonathan Levy is quite stunning on ‘Lover Boy‘ as he glides in with this fine piece of art. Love does always win and we must never forget that.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


Hapi’s ‘Deep End’ is the bouncy and fresh SirChaz and Sofia Remix

Hapi’sDeep End‘ from SirChaz and Sofia is the Remix that we needed in 2020. This has that fresh new vibe that we all should turn up loud.

Born and raised in Westchester, New York, Charles Hochfelder aka SirChaz is an artist manager, business developer and network connector along with being a dj/producer.  Together with his girlfriend Sofia, they are SirChaz and Sofia.

You feel like the love has thrown you into the deep end but you try and keep your eyes open. You don’t want to be let down again and are a little bit unsure but you carry on. You look in the mirror but something happens. You have so many butterflies and you can’t stop thinking about this. There are blue skies so you look at them, will it all be okay?

Hapi’sDeep End‘ from SirChaz and Sofia is a groovy beat and the electro tingled love-letters are a blessing to hear. This a song that needs to be on all playlists are there is a beauty here. Things are so simple and the track meshes into a great plus for 2020. This is a fine effort and a groovy song to reflect and dance to.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


BigJohn serves up raw romanticism in their standout Rap hit “Can’t Nobody”

Breaking Hip Hop artist BigJohn dropped their hypnotically amorous track “Can’t Nobody” earlier this year if you missed it, you missed out on one of the smoothest Hip Hop drops of 2020.

It’s gritty, it’s salacious, yet, there’s still such a raw sense of romanticism within the production. Shakespeare may spin in his grave if he heard it, but this old school romantic can definitely appreciate BigJohn’s ability to cook up a soulfully sexy Hip Hop earworm.

The melodically grooving beats create the perfect platform for the artist’s RnB-style Rap bars, the aural cherry on the cake are the haunting vocal samples which amplify the sense of unfaltering passion which BigJohn set up so well.

You can check out the official music video to Can’t Nobody for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast