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For Mom: Martin Mayer makes a special song for his biggest fan on HEART OF AN ANGEL

Sending us into a mesmerizing vortex of wonder, Martin Mayer’s HEART OF AN ANGEL is surely one of the sweetest singles so far in 2023 no matter the genre and is refined in delivery to warm all cold veins.

Martin Mayer is a Czech-born Canada-based piano master who is known as one of the best at his craft no matter who is in the room.

Gracing us with a splendidly memorable embrace, Martin Mayer is at his best with a delightful soundtrack to marvel at for its loving nature. In a world with so much hate and confusion, this is the impactful reminder humanity has needed for years.

HEART OF AN ANGEL from Czech-born Canada-based piano legend Martin Mayer is a top-quality instrumental experience made for his caring Mother. There is care and love involved which requires us to merely listen, and take in each second on a special day caressed with exquisite and endearing excellence.

If your tastes head for the best, this is it.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Interview: Kendyle Paige tells us more about Mom life and her new single Ladybird

With her first child on the way and creating music melodies to keep anyone smiling, Kendyle Paige guides us through the sounds of the 70s and tempts us with a delicious iced vanilla Matcha. Blessing us with valuable insight, we find out more about how to keep creative no matter what the climate.

Hello there. We appreciate your time and for joining us. First, what do you have for breakfast usually and where are you currently based?

Thank you so much for having me! My usual breakfast is a bagel with cream cheese and bacon (don’t knock it till you try it), and it’s always accompanied by an iced vanilla Matcha. I’m currently based in New York.

How did you first get into music and do you recall your first time on stage and what it felt like?

I’ve always loved music. Growing up I was very much surrounded by the sounds of the 70s due to my parents. Around nine years old, I remember my mom hearing me sing, and telling me it was good (i had no clue), it was 2006 so the movie, ‘Dreamgirls’ had just come out and she had me sing along to ‘Listen’ by Beyonce in our living room everyday for months straight. Eventually, I went on to perform at school talent shows and local events until 2015 when I began gigging anywhere that would have me. One of the first major New York venues being, ‘The Bitter End’. I remember riding that high for weeks. It definitely solidified my desire to pursue music.

Ladybird. Please tell us all about your new release and what it means to you.

Ladybird has been in the making for quite some time. After my last album in 2018, I knew I wanted to create something with more live instruments. My songs just always feel better to me when we play them live. I wrote the entirety of the songs during the pandemic in LA, and when I moved back to New York in 2021 my producer Brandon and I got to recording. Ladybird is an album about my experience with love in all forms. Each song is a bite-sized topic revolving around romance and connection. It covers themes like ambivalence; the complexity and dichotomy of human emotions, and the pain of feeling two ways.

What else interests you besides music?

Besides music, I’m really into fashion, creative directing, and traveling. I love putting together treatments for my music videos, and creating moments with visuals to accompany music. That, along with putting together a dope outfit, and traveling to a new city are some of my favorite things right now.

Do you feel any pressure music-wise coming from a Grammy-winning family?

Honestly, never. If anything, just inspired. My uncle, Dave Valentin won a Grammy for best Latin jazz album in 2003. He was incredibly talented, and I’m thankful for the experience and knowledge he shared with me in regards to the industry.

What is your favourite music venue in the world to play live at?

Favorite venue, probably Rockwood Music Hall. Dream venue to play Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Last, what goals do you have for the rest of the year?

I’m currently pregnant with my first child, so just getting to know her and this new chapter in life, and promoting my new music. I’m hoping to drop some visuals and play a couple live shows as well so look out for that. Thank you so much for having me.

Listen up on Spotify.

Interview by Llewelyn Screen

In A Pretty Place: Catherine Porter recalls those beach-filled heavenly memories on ‘Dune Road’

Co-written by Kevin Malpass, Catherine Porter fondly remembers those incredible memories that shall never be forgotten on the lovely new nostalgic single ‘Dune Road‘.

Catherine Porter is an inspiring New York-based cancer survivor, Mom to a daughter and five year-old maltese/yorkie dog Roxie, blogger, and indie folk singer-songwriter.

Dune Road pays homage to a lifetime of memories of a childhood to adult beach home.” ~ Catherine Porter

You feel her gloriously honey-wrapped voice that is so kindly tender and organically kind, as she remembers those moments that were scary, sad or truly happy, as she takes us to those incredible pictures that can never be traded for anything.

This is such a classy effort from a highly skilled artist who keeps her composure so well here on this highly personal track, which has shown us the vast emotions that come with losing a little piece of yourself deep inside.

After my sister died from Covid last April, my parents decided to sell the house. The day we moved was a tearful day, but I’m oh so grateful for the years I was lucky to grow and flourish there. The memories will always run deep.” ~ Catherine Porter

Dune Road‘ from the wonderfully honest New York-based indie folk singer-songwriter Catherine Porter, is that sunset by the fire type of track that has you feeling the sweet ocean breeze all over your shivering skin. Sung with a pure beauty, she sends a fitting tribute to her lost sister and this wonderful home.

The house you grew up in has sadly been sold, but the vivid memories will be impossible to forget and shall be cherished forever.

Hear this stunning new single on her Spotify and see the IG for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

‘Me and You’ is story about love from the fresh new talent Samara

Me and You‘ is story about love from the fresh new talent Samara and she is absolutely incredible here. Released on her birthday (Happy Birthday Samara), the young artist shines so bright.

Australian born passionate, this motivated 27 year old urban-pop singer Samantha Demmler aka Samara, grew up with music in her veins and is the oldest of four girls. In 2014, Samara started to really make a commitment and dedicate herself to her music career due to the sad loss of her Mother. This incredible loss took a huge toll on her but through music and those close, she has risen again to express herself, through music. With big dreams, you can feel that Samara is on a mission to use what she has learnt and use these memories to do what she loves.

Working with producer Eric Erickson alongside Daniel Williams, Excel Beats, Tezz Morgan and Ryan Streeter paid off here as with there touching vocals that guide her through each note effortlessly. This is a indie buzz full of lovely vocals. You feel like she can do any genre, her sound so classy and silky smooth. ‘Me and You‘ from Samara is a pop journey of sweet sounds that wins our hearts.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Alvin Willis swoons on love-torn ‘Do Over’ featuring Larry Gordon

Vocalist Alvin Willis swoons on love-torn ‘Do Over’, his latest new single.

After writing 200 songs from 7th to 11th grade, this creative wordsmith decided on 12 of the best songs in his eyes. After deciding to save up and record these songs after High School, he had to hide some of his songs from his Mom. She only wanted her song singing gospel and Alvin was more in the R&B genre.

After working with about 5 bands in his hometown of Knoxville, Alvin decided to go solo and this has proved to work well. The young artist is so creative and wanted to fully express himself and not be restricted.

Do Over’ from Alvin Willis is a song about wishing that you could do over the relationship. This is what you want but you know what you need to do. Move on and heal up. This is all we can do in life sometimes,

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen