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Mya Luv gives us another perspective on heartbreak with her single, ‘Fairytales and Lies’

Mya Luv

Mya Luv explores the relationship between fantasy and deception in her latest single, Fairytales and Lies that runs through as an ensemble of indie, jazz, blues and neo-soul; each progressive unpredictable twist leaves you more immersed in the tale that the soulstress alchemically weaved.

Mya’s rich, deep and direct vocals allow you to fall into the release, hook, line, and sinker while the soundscape shifts from accordant indie guitars to a jazz infusion complete with a soul-filling horn section. Discernibly, the sweetest spot in the soundscape is when the bluesy guitar work starts to bring a New Orleans-style into the experimental but instantly accessible soundscape.

Fairytales and Lies is available to stream via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Only Headed Up: Texas rapper JToni rips the mic on impressive ‘Pop My Shit Freestyle’ (feat. Lul Roddo)

After enduring lots of ups and downs in life, JToni sparks up the vibe to forget the past with his latest track that flows into your mind with a blast on ‘Pop My Shit Freestyle(feat. Lul Roddo).

New Orleans, Louisiana native Justin Fiallos aka JToni, is a thriving Texas-based Public Relations graduate of the University of North Texas and top notch hip-hop artist, who makes that real bite music that take a chomp out of your hungry speakers.

He aims for the top and realizes that so many out there only want to hate, as when they see you doing well they get super jealous of your success. Love is hard to find and when you do, its a smart plan to hold onto and nurture it.

With a determined flow that has you supremely impressed, the time to stay up top is here and never going back to those broke days, is of course the aim. You feel your head bouncing up and down like a trampoline, his style is likable and everything is effortless and legit.

Taken off his latest tremendous ten-track album called ‘Only Way Is Up‘, ‘Pop My Shit Freestyle’ (feat. Lul Roddo) from Austin, Texas-based JToni, is the street-hop buzz cut that slices through your hair to give you a fresh fade, that is such a top listen and one of the most exciting hip-hop releases so far of 2021.

Stream this new single on Spotify and check out the IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Money Coming Fast: OTB Lucciii is all about that cash action on ‘Fashion’

With him and his crew drippin’ with enthusiasm, OTB Lucciii is back with a bouncy new intent-filled rap attack single called ‘Fashion‘.

New Orleans, Louisiana-based rapper OTB Lucciii is a confident hip-hop artist, who drops bars real hard about life as he sees it, his rhymes are laced with that street edge that lets you know that he is for real and incredibly hungry to succeed.

This is the story about that real life business moves that keeps you ahead where he is from, as the road can turn in an instant so you need to be sharp and have a few sources of income scurrying in, otherwise the twists dry up and no one wants that.

With a determination in his voice, his flow heavy and with that Southern drawl that is so popular in this genre these days. The self-assurance is highly noticeable as he brings the whole squad with him, to show the other crews that they need to be respected.

Fashion‘ from New Orleans, Louisiana hip-hop artist OTB Lucciii, is a flashy track full of news that they are taking over for a while and if you get left behind, its over for you.

See the video here and see his style on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Simply genuine meals: heyJ is so ‘Hungry For Your Love’ on sensational new single

With a voice so crisply toasted into that ultimate affection for our cold souls, heyJ warms up the anxious heart on her stunning new single called ‘Hungry For Your Love‘.

heyJ is an outstanding Nashville, Tennessee-based, Belmont University Music Business student, New Orleans-born and raised indie jazz-pop singer-songwriter. She breathlessly creates music about unfortunate past heartbreaks, future love and learning about herself, in this often-confusing world around us.

Her love for music is so easily apparent and after starting her journey when she was merely a young pup at aged six, her powerful voice shines through the darkness of present times, to illuminate the sky above.

This is the true story of a wise-beyond-her-years young singer, who passionately craves those simple moments away from the common moments from reality TV and what you are supposed to do when in love. She is clearly after that deep passion which fills her body with joy, as true companionship and learning together, is what makes her feel alive. Being together with someone genuine heart-to-heart, is all she wants really, as she looks for that special soul that only has pure intentions.

Hungry For Your Love‘ from the dazzling talent of the beautifully enchanting heyJ, is that sweetly-coated memorable delicious soundscape, that makes your heart beat a bit faster, as the juices lather your senses to love again, no matter what happened before.

Life is all about taking a chance sometimes to find your special soul, who is out there if you look in the right places.

Hear this wonderful single on Spotify and watch her rise to the top on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Bust a groove: The Bustermoon stomp down all night on ‘New Orleans’

Taken off their latest full-length album called ‘Mareena Roots‘, The Bustermoon howl gloriously up above with the riveting new single called ‘New Orleans‘.

The Bustermoon are a five-piece indie folk’ n’ roll band from Genoa, Italy who make that foot stompin’ type of music that adds so much joy into the very bottom of your beating heart. They are a band that play to bring happiness to all, while adding a rocking rhythm that gets you in the mood to stand up and join in on the fun.

They are from a City that is famous for pesto and focaccia, so you can see where they get their deliciously exciting music from. This is a fun song to play with friends, lovers and family, the cold drinks are flowing, the food smells divine and you are all laughing all night long.

The fascinating start gets your attention right away as the gritty guitar soon swells into the full swing and the tone has been set. With impact-filled vocals that fire in unexpectedly, they put us into a cheerful mood to all join hands together and dance as one. The groovy bass adds so much sauce to the music pot as the bluesy sprinkle makes this an all-you-can-sing song to remember forever.

New Orleans‘ from Italian outfit The Bustermoon is that tear down the walls kind of track that brings you a pure moment that you have been missing in your life as the closed curtains and depressing news, has attempted to change everything we know and cherish.

Luckily we have music and this is a band that opens up the door to the light and slams all negative energy away from us, for a few minutes of absolute bliss.

Hear this wonderful single on Spotify and see more from the marvelous Italians on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Desiring that real love: New Orleans singer/business owner L.E drops hot single ‘Want’

L.E is back with her phenomenally crisp vocal delivery that will have you listening and again on her single ‘Want‘.

With a loving memory of her late grandmother firmly entrenched in the deepest parts of her heart, L.E (Ellie) is a spectacular American singer-songwriter who has a rare ability to somehow fuse classical, gospel, RnB, and jazz all into one incredibly inspiring sound. With this loving memory with her each day, she has blossomed into a musician and also thriving business owner who teaches private vocal coaching at summer camp and at her Beyond the Stage LLC studio in New Orleans.

After learning her trade and excelling at The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, this talented and inspirational creative has made it her mission to help her communities musicians to follow their dreams, showing that it is possible no matter what obstacles come your way in life.

You get the feeling that you are listening to a truly remarkable woman who makes music to love with. Her voice transcends traditional genres and pre-conceived notions and is like a fresh breeze blowing in after a hot and steamy day; her coolness and calming voice heals all sunburn from this wild world of scorching energies.

”Love me analogue not digital.”-L.E

Her Southern charm is such a pleasure on the soul as her voice blends so sweetly with the sensual but classy beat. She sings about wanting that real love and nothing more or less. The story of wanting to be with that special person so that you can love so deeply and with no doubts. This is a visually-pleasurable journey that takes us into this loving woman’s eyes who is looking for something real, far away from the quick-click dms’s that ultimately are a waste of time and effort.

Want‘ from the lovable L.E is a statement of intent from a successful woman who is done messing around and wants that real love that should exist more in the world. With a fabulous vocal delivery and real lyrics, this is a stunning song that is best played late at night with the bubble bath ready, cold beverage chilled and candles lit brightly.

Hear this voice you will never forget on her Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

South Carolina’s Brett Weller sings to summer days on ‘Carolina Sun’

Former New Orleans native, singer-songwriter Brett Weller sends us a summer anthem here with his brand new indie rock fused ‘Carolina Sun‘.

Set for release on 27th August, this is a riveting indie rock reflection into the sun. The solos are fantastic and get the pulse rising just like you want it to. This is a soul message that leaves you feeling you are out on the road, looking for that perfect sunset. This sultry sun-soaked song simmers in the BBQ as you reflect on life’s adventures.

After moving his family to South Carolina in 2020, indie-rocker Brett Weller soon felt the effects of quarantine and the impact it has had on the whole event industry. Despite the challenges of navigating a new season of life during a pandemic, the singer-songwriter is riding a fresh wave of music inspiration that has been bubbling in his veins. Brett has begun working with Atlanta based producer, Matt Jackson, making a mesh of electronic rock and synth pop vibes.

Mixed and mastered by Grammy Award winner, Darrell Thorp, the debut single ‘Carolina Sun‘, this is the song from Brett Weller we have all been waiting for. With a road-trip theme tune, we can all enjoy summer days with this on loud.

Stream here for the Soundcloud link.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen