Annalise Azadian is a Brooklyn, USA singer-songwriter with a jazzy-soul style that impresses highly on ‘Good Girls Gone Wild (MIA)’.
New York City-based singer and songwriter Annalise Azadian is a self-taught guitarist who sings with a tone that is so stunning to listen to. Her raspy voice that makes your heart beat twice. “It’s the only thing I’m meant to be doing,” says the now 18 years old Annalise.
By age 14 she was winning accolades at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, performing on American Idol, studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, she is now on a mission to get her name and music out there to the whole world.
‘Good Girls Gone Wild (MIA)’ from Annalise Azadian is 1 minute 17 seconds of pure bliss. I’m smiling as I write as this is an artist with real soul. She is speaking about life as a good girl and the temptations out there. I hope that Annalise reaches her dreams and I can watch her live one day. She is a real special talent.
UK band The Rumble Skulls rock in with their brand new star gazed indie pop song called ‘Understand‘.
The 3 piece English band are in introspective mood here and this is a visual lyric music video that will satisfy all music tastes. This is about finding solace and getting that wonderland in your heart. The journey can be long especially if you are with the wrong person.
Singer-songwriter Michael Featherstone is the heart of the group and his creative lyrics take you on a real life story of finding yourself. The vocals are soothing and the musical accompaniment dazzles the ears with its spacey energy that takes your mind to the stars.
The Rumble Skulls from the UK do well here on ‘Understand‘ and are in flourishing form on their latest single. They are a tight-knit team who clearly love preforming together. This is a fantastic visual video that is a pleasure to watch and the sounds take you into a real place.
Stream here on YouTube for this introspective track.
Constant Follower is a soaring ambient dream pop experimental folk group from Glasgow in Scotland. They are here with the new song called ‘Set Aside Some Time‘.
It’s always a good idea to set aside some time to get your mind right. You know that you need this as it will help you get over some feelings. Talking them out to dry and to move on with your life. Setting time to find yourself is absolutely vital and this is such an inspirational story of self-finding yourself from memories of youth, to now.
Constant Follower from Scotland are a chilled group who have brought us a little classic here. The journey of self-discovery is especially relevant during this traumatic time of upheaval. ‘Set Aside Some Time‘ is a terrific video and song that inspires us to fully find ourselves and not stop until we have done this.
Benji and the Saltwater Sound System are an Australian based group that have returned with their new soulfully indie song called ‘Lights and Smoke‘.
Benji and the Saltwater Sound System draws upon African Folk, Reggae and Islander Folk to create hypnotic soundscapes that are so pure and beautiful. The vibe is peaceful, the guitar tropical and the vocals island-like. The band is inspired by Benji’s recent immersion in islander flavors after his stay on the Solomon Islands. The sound is fused with the reggae and African roots of its members past musical projects to create hypnotic soundscapes underpinned by catchy melodies.
There is wonderful indie, pop and folk influences here mixed with stunning cello. ‘Lights and Smoke‘ is a lovely song that is perfect for a road trip song with lots of soul and real lyrics that shows how quality this group is. With slots on huge festival lineups already, this is a group to watch when music venues are open again.
‘Lights and Smoke’ is the third single to be released from the much anticipated upcoming Benji and the Saltwater Sound System EP, ‘Ripples of Thunder’ and this is a stunning song that ticks all the music boxes. This is a song that flows through into your ears and you just want to listen again and again.
The stunning ”Beautiful People” is the new and debut track from Hip Hop artist/singer Taaaaurs.
Taaaaurs has galvanized the music world with this fascinating new track. This sounds like a world cup anthem as he wants all of us humans to work together. The world can be so harsh but also beautiful too.
”Beautiful People” is a song all about uniting the world. There is indie Hop Hop here that is blended nicely by Taaaaurs. The beat is transcendent as it urges us all to believe in working together. I love the message here.
For a debut song in the music world, this is truly a fantastic effort. With a Damien Marley type vibe, Taaaaurs does well here to inspire us all on ”Beautiful People”.
Stream this new Hip Hop beat right here on Soundcloud.
Sunderland, England is the home of Noyou and they lead the way with their fantastic new single called ”We’re So Sorry”.
With a synthy fuzzy electronic fun pop rock style, this is more of a real story. The track is of an artist that is sharing his feelings about racism and how he doesn’t quite know what to do about this situation. However through music, the message is clear. Sorry the world is like this and that it shouldn’t be happening. Hopefully things will change and through unity it can.
”We’re So Sorry” from Noyou is a journey that takes you to a far-away place musically with a serious tone. With their music on BBC Music Introducing, I am so excited to catch this fantastic band live when venues open up again. The Sunderland group Noyou are an impressive outfit and with regular music releases, they are making their mark and fast.
Stream this brand new track right here on Spotify.
Young indie-pop singer-songwriter Monarc is a stunningly-voiced solo artist who breaks through into our ears with his new single called ”No Ideals”.
Blending influences from artists such as 100 gecs, Aries and Instupendo, Monarc creates a unique sound that blurs the lines of some of today’s most popular genres. With trap drums and catchy melodies, this is an absolute winner.
”No Ideals” is song about wishing for things to work. You don’t want to feel the hurt anymore and you wish that things wouldn’t end. You have a feeling in the back of your mind that you will however always be that 2nd option. Can you accept this or can you move on quickly? You feel pushed away but keep on walking through the door nevertheless. This isn’t healthy but love makes you do crazy things.
”No Ideals” is perfect for those Sunday road trips and for meditation. This is a smooth song that is consistent and I love the melodies. Monarc is a new artist and a fresh new sound filters through just in time to help distract us from normal life.
Here is the link for the fresh sound that will enlighten your heart on Spotify.
Chloe Levaillant is a French-British multi-talented musician, creative and teacher who sets the standard in indie-folk 2020 with a song that is simply perfect. ”Sleeping Giants” rises up and is one of the best songs of 2020.
This is something so pure and beautiful. With dreamy vocals from Chloe who is elegant and real. This song puts me in a relaxed state and the soothing guitar strums adds so much to the electric energy of peace. An artist that has been singing since the age of 7, you get the feeling that Chloe Levaillant knows herself inside and the tone of her voice is delivered to keep the heart warm.
Chloe studied opera when her family moved to France and from there the creativity only increased. After High School, the determined and creative Chloe, juggled street performance as a hula hoop dancer, music and life. From there a Music Degree followed and the fire was lit inside. This is a musician who is reaching new heights and she is willing to put the hours in to make it happen.
”Sleeping Giants” is an indie classic form the London based artist that has folk fused sounds of pure heart and soul inside. This is a creative who feels like she is only going to get better and better. With a peaceful soul and a video that is call awaken your fire inside to look for the good things in life.
The fascinating Chloe Levaillant just delivered a song that rises about the dark clouds. Satisfaction of something beautiful and what is the secret to being happy? This is a release that has trees, flowers, nature and an artist that is a sleeping giant too.
Rocking Indie-Blues band WD-HAN are based out of Tampa Bay in Florida and have just released their new broody bluesy rock ear-tingling ”Shiver”.
Tampa Bay’s WD-HAN lift us off our feet with the exciting entrance and then settle in to a fiery harmony with uplifting guitar and drum solos. Just what we needed. They have a gritty style that is fantastic with the vocal delivery which is clear and has you dancing along.
”Shiver” is all about that feeling of meeting someone and they make you feel all goofy inside and have a huge smile on your face. You shiver as you think of them and they are all you really want in life.
After being around since 2008, WD-HAN just want to inspire through music so that they can make a positive impact on their listeners lives. They mend our hearts on ”Shiver” and this is a superb release.
Conrad Ashton is an entertaining singer-songwriter from Spennymoor, County Durham in the United Kingdom. He is a popular artist in the UK and returns with a new song called ”Like No One Else Do”.
This artist likes to evolve his sound and shares his modern rock creations that are firmly rooted in the classic pop sound. After being inspired at the tender 9 years old when he witnessed Pete Townshend’s exhilarating stage presence at Live 8, this changed Conrad’s life forever. He knew he wanted to make music and soon after picked up a guitar. This is the power of music and how it can change your perception and inspire.
”Like No One Else Do” from Conrad Ashton is all about loving someone like no one else does. You know your value deep inside and believe that this is right person for you. Conrad sings with such passion and drive on this one and his voice seems to be improving all the time. This is a fine track and one of his best songs.
Stream this track right here on the Soundcloud music page for this artist.