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Crashing Waves: Nashville EDM artist Aleigha Kely finds her wondrous mental flow with ‘Moons’

As she looks up to see that beautiful sky that is guiding her to that self-enlightening world she so seeks, Aleigha Kely smoothly saunters through the smoke of the world to reach the ‘Moons‘.

Aleigha Kely is an exciting Nashville, Tennessee-based indie EDM artist. She has a stunning vocal ability that seems to float into your awaiting soul with much love attached.

Originally from Grand Rapids MI, she started writing music when she was fifteen and went on to study music performance at Millikin University.” ~ Aleigha Kely

This is the message of doing something about feeling so low with all the pressures of life bringing you down and depressed, as you seek a break from it all. Finding peace is the quest and looking after your body through the calming streams that can lift up your soul to higher levels of happiness, to put you in a much better place than before.

Sung with a real grace and a stunning confidence, there is so much to love here from a truly sensational artist who it feels like is at the peak of her powers. She has an electric style that seems to mesh so perfectly with the punchy beat – as she takes us for a sun-lit ride into the right path to take – in this rather confusion-filled world.

Moons‘ from the wonderfully promising Nashville, Tennessee-based indie EDM solo artist Aleigha Kely, is a supremely fascinating single packed full of dazzling vocals and mood-changing ambiance. This is a top track to close your eyes to so you can fully immerse yourself into the calming ocean, away from the sprawling city streets that can take away your valuable soul if you let it.

Finding peace in the healing salt water first, is the only way to be able to look upwards and feel totally free again.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and see more news on her IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Others Acting Sneaky: Detroit rapper Leopardhead brushes off the sketchy shadows as he gets in the zone with ‘Light Work’

As he cruises confidently with the real team who have shown their loyalty when many others have not, Leopardhead walks around in content mood with his new single all about putting in the legit ‘Light Work‘.

Leopard God aka Leopardhead, is a highly motivated Detroit, Michigan-based indie hip-hop artist, writer, music producer and actor.

This is the message about walking the correct path with those who you trust the most, as you ignore the foolish others who only seek to bring you down and destroy what you have built up from scratch. He raps with meaning and much vigor, with an underground performance which shows you his growing versatility and will to succeed at his chosen profession.

Light Work‘ from the Detroit, Michigan-based indie rapper and music producer Leopardhead, is a street-filled track all about going for your dreams no matter what others are doing behind your back. With the chance of getting involved in temptation so high, he has decided to go against the flow and do things the right way.

Looking in the mirror each day and not feeling ashamed of yourself – is the only way to be truly free and alive in this sneaky world full of fake sharks – ready to bite you at any opportunity you give them.

See this new music video on YouTube and find out more via the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Showing Us The Way: Black Koncept drops deep six track EP ‘Mind Of Koncept’

With his Dad on the mind constantly and his deep thoughts recalling how the past almost destroyed him, Black Koncept inspires a whole generation to stay busy mentally and to never let the haunting demons take over on ‘Mind Of Koncept‘.

Black Koncept is a Detroit, Michigan-based indie hip-hop artist and basketball fan, who is massively into anime and comic books, as he smartly blends this true love into his vastly emotive music creations.

At 16 years old I began rapping due to a crippling depression from being neglected by my father , and constantly starving every day having to steal quarters to eat.” ~ Black Koncept

There are six quality tracks here and no fillers, with particular gems being the demon-filled lead single ‘Mind Of Koncept‘ and the use-the-pen anthem ‘Michael Myers‘.

With so much pain-filled lyrics at every emotional corner which leads you into those dark days he has unfortunately experienced that no one should, the constant theme of suicide is brought up multiple times on this EP. With a consistent flow attached and his savage lyrical skill on show – he shows much potential behind the mic – as he brings us into this movie-like world which was almost over before it began.

Luckily through music, he has been able to wisely distract himself from those ominous moments from before and shows us how quickly thoughts can build up and potentially destroy everything.

Mind Of Koncept‘ from the Detroit, Michigan-based indie rapper Black Koncept, brings us inside his deepest thoughts and is a warning sign for our youth to learn from. With so many people feeling like they just can’t continue – he has found that by using his daily energies creatively – this new mindset can bring you so much freedom to advance your life, into the happy medium universe you seek for that true self-love.

Only love and light shall and must succeed.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Right Fight: Michigan singer-songwriter Bren axe longs to open his wings on ‘Idea of You’

Taken off his new ‘The Brighter Skies‘ album, Bren axe opens us his eyes to the possibilities beyond the normal days and fighting with himself, as he knows that there will be more romance outside of his home town on ‘Idea of You‘.

Brendan Trendin aka Bren axe, is a seventeen-years-young Michigan-based indie pop singer-songwriter and student. He is a highly enthusiastic artist who sings with a rather riveting passionate tone, and makes that real-life story music about growing up in this rather strange and confusing world.

Music is my dream and future career, and as someone who has been close to death many times from a genetic deficiency, this has been something that has me glad to live today.” ~ Bren axe

Sung with a real longing of better days away from the self-doubt and heartbreak, this is an emotional message from a young soul who only wants to love, and be loved by someone compatible to him too. With a heartfelt attitude, his skateboard in hand, and with many ideas on where he could go swirling in his mind, this feels like a track which will define his career going forward.

Idea of You‘ from the youthful Michigan indie pop singer-songwriter Bren axe, is the story about feeling that surge of disappointment throughout your whole body. You thought it was going to work out with your crush but it sadly didn’t, as the time to think of new experiences has arrived. The world is a massive place so you can’t dwell of previous hard luck experiences, as there is so much out there to see.

This is one of those reflective songs to really make you think of new skies dawning, as holding onto the sad past will only have you stuck in one place forever.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

By Your Side: Michigan band Jeremiah Mack and the Shark Attack long to be much closer on ‘Hours Away’

Taken off their much-anticipated upcoming EP, ‘Worth the Trouble‘, Jeremiah Mack and the Shark Attack are at their best on the beach-vibes new single which has you back in the mood to find your soulmate on ‘Hours Away‘.

Jeremiah Mack and the Shark Attack is a Ypsilanti, Michigan-based three-piece alt-rock band. They fuse pop, folk and metal together, as they bring us a superb lyric video to brighten up our day.

Now working on their next iteration with an EP titled “Worth the Trouble,” the trio is looking forward to demonstrating the progression they’ve made over the course of their tenure, both in terms of sonic composition and lyrical themes. Worth the Trouble takes a more mature approach to subject matter than our previous material,” explains Mack. “The songs cover a wide range of genres, drifting between the stylings of rock, folk, latin, and metal.” ~ vocalist and guitarist, Jeremiah Mack

With a calming voice, you feel his true love towards the person of his dreams who he longs to be next to. He is steadfast in his thinking that they shall be together, when the timing is much more kind.

On a mellow beat that has you thinking of seeing the romantic sunset by the ocean – close to your lover – that has a relaxing breeze which adds sweetly to the heart-beating ambiance, this is a comforting single with so much to like. The pacifying energy is highly loving and the vocals are rather dreamy, putting you into a sedative state of mind.

Hours Away‘ from the Ypsilanti, Michigan-based three-piece alt-rockers Jeremiah Mack and the Shark Attack, is a longing single which has you thinking deeply about the person who you miss most in the world. Their memory is close and you wish that you were so much closer, as you wonder if the memory of you will fade away into the distance, if you wait too long to be reunited.

See this catchy lyric video on YouTube and see more via their IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Do You See: Michigan battle rapper extraordinaire Bel Air Beezy shows us he doesn’t need sleep on ‘No Rest’

With an ominous beat to start things off and a furious flow that belts through the brittle speakers of our wondrous imagination, Bel Air Beezy rises up from the underground to remind us that he is ready for anything that comes between him and greatness with ‘No Rest‘.

Bel Air Beezy is a hard-edged Grand Rapids, Michigan-based battle rapper and Dad. He is a street-smart artist who puts on his cape when needed, to show the uneducated what hip-hop should sound like.

His music is not something you simply listen to but experience. Mostly going by ‘Beezy’ he has found the perfect balance of witty punchlines, charisma, and engagement in the battle arena.” ~ Bel Air Beezy

His hardcore delivery certainly delivers the post rather smoothly – as he drops in to remind all those who forgot about him – that he is around whenever needed to put on a rap clinic, to teach the youth about this storied art form.

No Rest‘ from the powerfully eloquent flows of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based emcee and battle rapper Bel Air Beezy, is a quick-fire return to show us all that he is one of the most criminally underrated emcee around. He swarms the mic like hungry bees, as he bites into these cold bars that smashes through all previous perceptions.

Who needs sleep when your mind is always working at full pace anyway.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more news via the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Find Me Underground: The Quiet Invisible looks for the torturous closure needed on ‘Catacombs’

As he quietly sneaks into the side of your awakened speakers after keeping it on the DL for a while, The Quiet Invisible perks our ears up with his latest single that will put you into a different frame of mind that you have ever encountered on the spooky-like ‘Catacombs‘.

The Quiet Invisible is a Gabe Downey-lead Detroit, Michigan-based music project with a real spike that hairs into your world, like a quickening heartbeat that can’t seem to stop. He makes that mysterious music which has you feeling rather thoughtful, as you open up the layers to see what seeps deep within its dusty surface.

The Quiet Invisible’s music originates from many years of musical exploration and experimentation – as well as guitars, basses, keyboards, and drums.” – The Quiet Invisible

Catacombs are man-made subterranean passageways for religious practice. Any chamber used as a burial place is a catacomb, although the word is most commonly associated with the Roman Empire.” – Wikipedia

Catacombs‘ from the absorbing Detroit, Michigan-based act The Quiet Invisible, shows us a song that might not be for everyone. It is however rather remarkable and extremely unique. His mind is currently thinking about the mission to go below what most of us see, so that he may get that much-desired closure that he needs to move on. In some way or form we all do, as there are people or moments that we would like to have back. Even for a few fleeting seconds. Life goes rather quickly so each moment does indeed matter.

Stream this new track on Spotify and see his IG music channel for more visuals.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

It Will All Pass By: Hilton brushes off those treacherous ‘Demons’

After taking the risky but ultimately rewarding decision to leave home with just his 2006 4-Runner, some clothes and his trusty guitar to follow his dreams via a house with thirty people inside it, Hilton has faced his ‘Demons‘ and won.

Hilton is a Michigan-born, Los Angeles, California-based indie rock/rap one man band, who sings and flows with that inner desire to make music that helps him find his path to self-enlightenment and to inspire others to do the same.

This is the heartfelt message of giving yourself a break if you are going through some personal issues, as eventually it will all pass and you will be able to breathe again. Life is a marathon, not a sprint after all and better days do certainly lay ahead.

His voice is so atmospheric, you are drawn into his deep lyrics and soothing vocals. You feel rather inspired to reach for what you really want to do in life — rather than being stuck in your home town where the same stories are plastered together — and you can’t really grow.

Demons‘ from LA-based indie rock artist Hilton, leads us into his vivid imagination, as he tells us that we shouldn’t worry too much about those feelings inside that bring us down sometimes. They will eventually pass, if you keep the faith, work hard at your craft and keep positive. This is a wise musician who has sacrificed much to follow his heart, his soaring vocals and crisp guitar playing, only leads to happier times for all.

See the live video on YouTube and see his adventures on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Come Home: Lil Nyx takes another sip to drown his feelings on ‘Drunk Alone’ (Reproduced version)

After the phone keeps on ringing with no answer apparent, Lil Nyx tires greatly of waiting on his re-mastered release of the reflective single called ‘Drunk Alone‘.

David Huver aka Lil Nyx, is a self-motivated emo-rap music-inclined Traverse City, Michigan native, who knew he wanted to do this for a living when he was just nine years old. He stories us with an introspective style that opens the doors into your fearful mind, to introduce a state of anxiousness that shows you how wild this world is currently.

After taking this music game seriously just after he left high school, you feel like he is only taking steps upwards thanks to a consistent flow, that has you intrigued and worried about his state of mind.

”Emotions and feelings such as love, lust, and sadness have always been parts of my life and heavily impacted how I live it.”- Lil Nyx

His rap style is deep and thoughtful, with bars that evoke emotional moments that he hasn’t gotten over yet, as stories of mistrust and battling to find a real connection with friends, that is all too familiar in this social media world that was intended to bring us closer, but has done the exact opposite.

Drunk Alone‘ from Michigan’s Lil Nyx, wraps into your head to produce feelings of sadness as you understand his emotions of being alone, whilst taking time to get over this lost love, so that he may find a new blossoming romance that makes his soul happy again.

Hear this real track on Soundcloud and see his story on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Slow Down: Shawn Butzin reminds us to appreciate what we have on ‘Smell the Roses’

After returning home after the unfortunate passing of his late father, Shawn Butzin was so inspired by his long walks in the peaceful Michigan mountains to make tender music so he could sooth his soul and ‘Smell the Roses‘ symbolizes his healing journey.

Shawn Butzin is an award-winning Colorado to Michigan indie-folk singer-songwriter, who foraged himself out of the darkness of mourning, to plant a new seed into the world for us to be uplifted through his deeply heartfelt music.

Taken off his debut solo album, ‘Northern Trails‘, this is a message to turn the volume down, shut the phone off, take a breath and look around to really see what is in front of you. That self-aware reflection is so real and true, your heart beats a bit faster as you remember that loving memory of those left behind in these often barren landscapes, that can hide the true beauty unless you actually seek it out.

His voice is sad and genuine at the same time, as you feel a tear drop down your cheek as you listen closer to this wonderful musician who through those long walks along the stunning Northern Michigan’s trails and campsites, found his peace through music to help us all realize what is really important.

Smell the Roses‘ from Traverse City, Michigan-based indie singer-songwriter Shawn Butzin, is that memory that you can’t shake off your mind, the true impact of this song will only be felt when you deal with this moment of loss but will forever remain in your soul. The way he beautifully leads you with him on the trail of healing, is quite remarkable.

Stream this classic song on Spotify and join his long walks in the mountains on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen