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Lori Triplett sings about heartbreak on her glorious new single called ‘If My Name Were New York’

Lori Triplett is an indie singer-songwriter based out of Nashville. She is a fine young singer who has a wholesome style, her music is for all ages. This is an artist who sees true beauty out of bad situations. This is the 4th & final single from her new ‘Slow Poison’ EP.

There is so much talk but you feel like things could be so much better. They don’t have money for you but do for their own tattoos. You are feeling a bit used and think that they are just with you for one reason. You know you need to move on to be truly happy and this might be the right time. Would they love you more if you were her?

With a sultry but classy voice, the words are clear and the picture is so bright. Lori Triplett is a real talent and I could listen to her all day on ‘If My Name Were New York‘. The way she holds her voice so well and each breath seems to be so meaningful.

Click here for the Spotify link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Nashville-based Frances Praet impresses on fantastic ‘Love Is a State of Mind’

Frances Praet is a Nashville based singer-songwriter with Americana, Pop and Rock influences and she returns with her fantastic new track called ‘Love Is a State of Mind‘.

With her Dad J. David Praet, who produced this track that he wrote circa 1979, this is a family affair that has been created with such love.

You can hear the Nashville country music style in her voice and the LA-born singer Frances Praet beautifully takes us to a self-reflective place. With crisp vocals that make me smile. Her story of love coming and going is so calming and also makes you think of previous relationships.

Love Is a State of Mind‘ is a Nashville inspired song from the young artist. Frances Praet sings with such heart, she is a real soul who performs with elegance that can’t be taught.

Stream here for the Spotify page.

Click here for the Facebook page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Olivia Frances – The Bee and the Rose: Spiritually Resolving Indie Folk Pop

Plenty of Nashville-based Folk Pop singer-songwriter Olivia Frances’ releases have deservedly gone viral. If you’re yet to experience her spiritually resolving sound, her 2019 single The Bee & the Rose the perfect introduction.

As soon as you hit play on the seminal single, you’re hit with arcane and almost tribal tones before Olivia Frances starts to sweeten the soundscape with her harmonically arrestive vocals. As the single progresses, the Indie Folk Pop instrumental arrangement becomes more eclectic and its hold on you gets tighter.

It’s not every day you hear such angular guitar riffs in Indie Folk Pop or an artist who has such a magnetically soulful vocal command.

You can check out The Bee & the Rose for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Country Pop Singer-Songwriter Madelyn Jones Has Made Her Unmissable Debut with “For You”

Singer-songwriter Madelyn Jones has made her unmissable debut with the evocatively arrestive Country Pop single For You.

The simple frill-free soundscape puts raw emotion at the forefront while the gentle guitar melodies lead the rich, full instrumental arrangement.

For You is much more than your average lovelorn Pop single. The unapologetically empowering radio-ready single draws you right into the narrative which runs through the all too relatable experience of being in a relationship where you give far more than you take but still can’t bring yourself to walk away.

Given that For You was such a strong debut, we can’t wait to hear Madelyn Jones sophomore release.

You can check out For You on all major streaming platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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‘Hunter Tynan Davis’ sends positive message about growing up with ‘’This High’’

This high I’m chasing won’t let me be / It’s only her these nights that’s got me losing sleep.

A singer-songwriter currently based in Nashville in the USA, ‘Hunter Tynan Davis’ has a great story of suffering, love and hurt, all in one. Right now though, this artist is so grounded and displaying new-found maturity on ‘’This High’’. He has realized that all the partying, drugs and crazy life has ended. He is on the road to success and is grateful for the chance to shine. 

When a knee injury temporarily forced him to the sidelines during his American football career when he was a College, Hunter did some soul-searching… and ultimately made the decision to ditch football in favor of a music career. He switched schools and changed majors, eventually winding up at Tennessee State University in Nashville from where he was in Texas, where he boosted his music education by playing in local blues trios. A fine way to get the ball rolling. 

“I knew I had to make a choice, even at that young age, so I pursued my true calling,” says Hunter. “When I started focusing on songwriting, it was like I was taking over the family business. It was very seamless in its transition.”

Born on the Gulf of Mexico, he spent his earliest days on his maternal grandfather’s shrimp boat on the waters of southeast Texas. A humble start to life and a lesson that has made him so much stronger. He has had to earn his stripes and is now starting to see the results. 

A life for a musician is hard, perhaps Hunter can reach the top and inspire the others that come after him. This Texas/Tennessee artist is going places, perhaps 2021 is his year.

Listen right here on his Facebook link for the track.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Colleen Orender – The Company of Older Men: Cinematically Captivating Pop

Even before I hit play on Colleen Orender’s recently release single “The Company of Older Men” I knew I was going to greet the track with adoration.

Not many Pop artists are unashamedly bold enough to tackle the not so glamorous subject of sugar daddies. But Colleen Orender managed to do it whilst simultaneously creating a cinematic track which wouldn’t be out of place in a Bond soundtrack.

Every single aspect of the production is phenomenal. It’s full of edge-of-your-seat tension, half-heartedly listening to The Company of Older Men is simply not an option. Colleen Orender’s vocals are up there with the most arrestive we’ve heard this year, and that’s very unlikely to change.

You can blow your own mind with jazz-infused orchestrally-layered epic soundscape for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alex Slay – Cherry Wine: Nostalgically Warm, Stylistically Captivating Alt Indie Neo-Soul

Alex Slay

Nashville-based Indie RnB artist Alex Slay’s upcoming single “Cherry Wine” may be a melodiously soft, soulfully captivating slow jam, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more hard-hitting Indie Soul track.

Their completely distinctive sound fuses nostalgically warm Neo-Soul Jazz Pop tones around roots-deep RnB and light melodic Blues in a way which I can guarantee you’ve never heard the like of before. But despite the uniqueness of Alex Slay’s signature sound, Cherry Wine is one of the most accessible Indie RnB tracks we’ve heard this year. And those are just a few of the reasons you’ll come to love Cherry Wine once you delve into the soulful creative catharsis.

You’ll have to wait until May 20th to check out Cherry Wine for yourselves. In the meantime, you can check out the artist’s previous releases via SoundCloud and keep up to date with news of the release via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Deidre Thornell has released incredible single ‘Keep on Loving Me’

Deidre Thornell has dropped her latest single ‘Keep on Loving Me’ a truly mesmerising piece with a heartfelt lyrical approach.

Infusing a contemporary country sound with the occasional pop twist, throughout this piece it’s extremely powerful and the emotion pours through each word sung. Having that brittle texture to the voice as Deidre pours her heart and soul into the music she produces and you can hear that every second.

Having that trusted companion of the acoustic guitar guiding the song along and combining alongside the vocals. That soft strum, nothing too drastic, keeping it simple and really letting her voice cut through and show just how well she can hit those high notes and how incredible the vocal ranges are.

A fantastic piece by Deidre, one that is filled with passion and positivity and one that needs to be added to your playlist.

Listen to Deidre Thornell’s ‘Keep on Loving Me’ by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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ELIAZ has dropped latest single How

ELIAZ has dropped her latest piece ‘How’ through this Pop track a lot of emotion pours through the vocals and the soft instrumentation.

Pure emotion pours through the vocals as the lyrics have this poignant meaning, through the powerful vocal range and instrumentation this track is truly mesmerising and the feelings that come through the voice giving it that brittle tone.

The piano keys create this calming instrumental as the vocals get higher and higher, having that smooth texture to them, sometimes the voice tends to crack and the brittle tone comes through more so when the vocals are at a lower volume.

But ELIAZ has a wide variety of tones when it comes to her voice, she’s not afraid to take it higher and she’s certainly not afraid to push this overwhelming emotion through her voice. The instrumentation does take a bit of a turn near the end, it has this more Hip-Hop style electronic beat where the vocals have this more distorted texture to them then going back into the slow pace style, an incredible piece.

This is one to check out for sure, we can’t wait to see what ELIAZ does next.

Listen to ELIAZ How by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Maisly – Radio Silence: Organically Empowering Indie Pop

With her empowering and feminist approach to Pop, in her latest single “Radio Silence” Nashville/London Alt Pop newcomer Maisly hasn’t just featured on the airwaves, she’s used them to inspire and connect with her listeners. I think we can all agree, more so than ever, that upraising artists are essential.

The all too resonant message in Radio Silence is a stark reminder to protect your self-worth while dealing with the people who we let control the perceptions of ourselves. It may be a relatively simple message, but how often do we find ourselves guilty of it?

With the clean and easy, popping and bright Pop Rock melodies, the organically feel-good radio-ready hit will make the perfect addition to your high-vibe Pop playlists.

You can check out Radio Silence for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast