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Get Me Outta Here: NYC’s Ceb pretends that the ex doesn’t exist on ‘Makes Sense’

As she appears so crushingly heartbroken but tries to get over a past relationship rather hastily, Ceb puts on that expensive dress and dances until she feels like herself again on ‘Makes Sense‘.

Ceb aka Caroline Baniewicz is a Dallas, Texas-born, New York City-based indie-pop singer-songwriter who makes that honest music about love, life and finding your destined path in this overly-confusing world.

Ceb puts all her emotions into her music so her loved ones will be able to tolerate being around her. She is a bedroom artist, recording music with her keyboard and MacBook Air, despite the noise of NYC outside her window.” ~ Ceb

With her lovable style and sumptuous vocals simmering breathlessly into the window by your bedside, Ceb displays so much maturity in deciding that she is in charge of her own destiny. She sings with a real authentic personality and saturates each note with understandable emotion – to give the world a real sense of where is headed – in this unfortunate quick-swipe and recently-altered time warp that needs to be changed back to that old school romance.

Makes Sense‘ from the Dallas, Texas-born, New York City-based indie-pop singer-songwriter and multi-creative Ceb, is that all-too-familiar story of feeling so low but trying to rise up. After feeling so disappointed, the drinks sink in and you start to feel that you are actually so much better single as that person in the past was obviously completely wrong for you. Moving on despite the empty feeling inside your stomach is the way this courageous woman is headed and rightly so. Life is about being happy after all.

Lather your ears on Spotify and find out more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Ringing It Up: NYC drummer George Sarpola sends respect to the greatest wrestler of all-time with ‘Ric Flair’

Solo Drums and Electronics by George Sarpola

Taken off his October 2021 released 10-track album called ‘Solo Drums and Electronics‘, George Sarpola gets his tights on and slams down any opponent with his latest single called ‘Ric Flair‘.

George Sarpola aka George Lewis-Sarpola, is a New York City-based indie rock drummer and music composer, who is currently a member of well-respected local NYC bands Kaptive and Bother.

He is a fan of coffee, vintage drum machines and synthesizers.” ~ George Sarpola

The drumming is up there with the best here and he swarms speedily through with tremendous velocity for the ears to get enthused – as he brings life into a track that has a well-known name – to keep us entertained just like he has for many a year.

Ric Flair‘ from the vibrant New York City-based indie rock drummer and composer George Sarpola, is a top notch instrumental effort that has lots of famous sayings from a true performer who always has something fiery to say. Made with an ode to a legend, this is a fun track to play just before you are about to watch another night of wrestling. Showing us his incredible skills, this is a memorable effort from a fine creative with bags of potential.

Hear this fresh new single on Bandcamp and see more news of future releases on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

How Long Do I Wait: Mia Stegner is sweetly conflicted on ‘Re-Quieted’

Showing us her intrigingly thoughtful mind that is full of so many important decisions that has her thinking so deeply about what to do in this new situation, Mia Stegner tries to work out her next step after someone she cared about left forever on ‘Re-Quieted‘.

Mia Stegner is a lovably quirky New York City-based indie folk/pop singer-songwriter, deep thinker, cat lover and mental health advocate.

A storyteller at heart, Mia Stegner views music as an avenue to ask questions, seek answers, and ponder both personal and collective pieces of the human experience. In her mind, no topic is too big or too small to explore, from the risks of treasuring a newfound friendship to the ethereal appeal of bath time.” ~ Mia Stegner

You feel Mia Stegner’s warm embrace on the toasty mic as you get lost in her sweetly-lipped vocals – with cleverly-penned lyrics that has you wishing you could give her a big hug – to let her know that everything is going to be okay. The story is so relevant and true, with a crisply mellow soundscape that is loving and full of cute mind-racing ideas to work out which door to open next.

Re-Quieted‘ from the heartfelt New York City-based indie folk/pop singer-songwriter Mia Stegner, is a lovely single from an artist who is working things out in her curious mind, as she sings with such an honest tone. Her beautiful vocals takes you away from this often-harsh world – and into a place that has you glancing around quickly – to wonder if your garden gate will ever be properly fixed too.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and see more adventures via the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

My Self-Expectation: Anna Winthrop sings with her whole heart on the beautiful ‘All Of Me’

As she fearlessly transitions from making a living in the performing arts and theater landscape to now being an independent musician, Anna Winthrop is absolutely excellent on ‘All Of Me‘.

Anna Winthrop is a New York City-based indie Alt-Jazz solo musician, composer, pianist, actress, vocal coach, Mom and formerly a classically trained dancer.

All of Me’ speaks to the inner challenges faced on this journey with a vulnerable and intimate message.” ~ Anna Winthrop

You feel like this is a really special effort – with an admirably focused multi-creative with the wind at her sails – as she lets us into the story about the expectations which she has set for herself. She realizes that this is exactly where she needs to be at this stage of her life, as the trust to do what is best, overrides all other emotions.

After performing live at some of Manhattan’s most iconic clubs, Anna Winthrop has written and self-recorded her ambitious debut album titled ‘Coming Home’. ‘All of Me’ is the first in a long rollout of singles leading to the album’s release and provides an initial glimpse into her distinct voice as a songwriter.” ~ Anna Winthrop

All Of Me‘ from the sumptuously elegant and multi-talented NYC solo indie Alt-Jazz artist and former classical dancer Anna Winthrop, shows us a courageous woman who has decided to reinvent herself and gives her all on such a glorious song. With a peaceful ambiance, an honest tone, crisp vocals and a heightened motivation to be the best she can be – this is a nostalgic single that will have you closing your eyes – and truly embracing the magnificent beauty intertwined.

Hear this wonderfully classy new release on Spotify and find out more about this truly world class artist via her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Want You So Close: Rosaleen asks her future lover to be gentle on ‘Crystal’

As she sings with a real integrity and rather sweet innocence to the one who she wants to see closer, Rosaleen opens up her soul to be loved by the right person who truly cherishes and respects her journey on ‘Crystal‘.

Rosaleen is a talented multilingual Manhattan, New York City-born, Orlando, Florida-based classically trained pianist, music producer, arranger and indie RnB solo artist.

Besides her native language of English; she is fluent in Spanish, French, Italian, and Korean.” ~ Rosaleen

This is an comprehensively absorbing experience from a truly soulful musician – who it seems is only scratching the surface of her profound abilities – as each note is carefully created by such a heart-warming ambiance, that has you feeling incredibly alive inside again. The story of building up your armor to withstand to forces of feeling let down is almost impossible – as we are interwoven into stunningly explained lyrics – which sweetly hopes that the broken glass heart shall be avoided for once.

Crystal‘ from the wonderful twenty-two years young Manhattan indie RnB artist Rosaleen, is a charming single all about making sure that they know that your heart is rather fragile. She has been let down before and don’t want it to happen again, as she beautifully explains this to her possible future lover. The atmosphere is so sincere, packed with lovely vocals made with a crisp texture, for our excited palates to bite slowly into.

Love is so precious and needs to be totally treasured, so that its purest form may never be lost into the rushing winds of time.

Heal up with a wonderful vocalist on Spotify and see more on her IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Talk It Through: David M Fiori wants that young love joy on ‘Stronger Than Me’ (feat. London Lawhon)

With a groovy vibe and an honest story about taking charge in a relationship, David M Fiori is thoroughly tremendous on his new track featuring striking vocals that will have you nodding your head all day on ‘Stronger Than Me(feat. London Lawhon).

David M Fiori is a New York City-born, Las Vegas, Nevada-based artist, bass player and music producer. He is a legend in the US music scene who knows talent when he sees it, and is a well-respected musician who makes that world class sound.

David Fiori has spent years perfecting his technical sound and unique style, with writing projects that include. Netflix, Marvel Studios, and Nissan, Chevy, Kraze Capone, and Triga, Jasmine Saldana Diaz , Solomon Child from Wu-Tang Clan and currently London Lawhon from American Idol.” ~ David M Fiori

Featuring a soulful singer who has such a succulent vocal ability and matched with a fresh riff that has you in the mood to reach your goals no matter who is bringing you down, this is a top track full of everything you need.

With reflective lyrics about wanting to keep the love alive and to not be a babysitter all the time – this is a fine song packed with a style that has you realizing deeply – that its actually important to keep things in perspective, to achieve that much-wanted long-term success.

Stronger Than Me(feat. London Lawhon) from the multi-talented Las Vegas-based musician and music producer David M Fiori, is that true story about wishing you could be looked after for once. You desire that person who is totally mature and not stuck a reality tv-type mindset, who supports your vision, and takes you on adventures you only thought possible in dreams. This is the type of track which makes you really think, if indeed you are actually with the correct person after all.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more on the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

On My Mind: Bennett waits for the special love to come ‘Right Back To You’ (feat. YRU VEXxD)

After recently dropping his latest EP called ‘Love Letters‘, Bennett longingly lusts for that much-awaited day the dreamy romance comes back to his life forever on ‘Right Back To You(feat. YRU VEXxD).

Formerly E. Bennett, Bennett is a transgender pop/RnB artist and songwriter based in thriving New York City. This is a courageous artist who had many obstacles in life, however giving up was never an option, and the results are coming in to show the hard work was certainly worth it all.

Growing up transgender was not easy and what made it easier was having music with emotional and heartfelt lyrics to be able to express what I could not.” ~ Bennett

This is a smoothly performed single with impressively dazzling array of well-performed raps and caressing vocals, as each moment of the track has you inside this wonderfully romantic story. With a catchy beat that totally enraptures you throughout the moment, this is a terrific soundtrack to that future love you wholeheartedly await.

In 2012, Bennett got his start as an entertainer when he was signed to Look A Likes USA as a Justin Bieber impersonator. He traveled all over the country performing Justin’s songs and dances in baseball stadiums and special events, all of which he sang live and carefully learned the dances to go with the songs. After his contract was up, he decided he was going to become his own artist and start making his own music.” ~ Bennett

Right Back To You(feat. YRU VEXxD) from the talented NYC RnB/pop artist Bennett, is that daydreaming moment you realize who you actually want to be with. You were together for a short time before and you wish you had kept it going for longer, as you wait for the time when you can be together again. Sung with a passionate ambiance that has you reaching for the candles, this is a effortless track which so many of us can relate to.

Making that move when you have the chance, is the only way to ever know what could be awaiting you.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Need To Know: California alt-rock act Left Of The Slash seek that all-enlightening knowledge before they go on ‘Over and Over’

After impressing us all with their latest two singles ‘Never Let Go‘ and ‘Hayne‘, Left Of The Slash might destroy your shocked speakers with a pulsating performance of creaking back-breaking standards with ‘Over and Over‘.

Left Of The Slash is a high-octane alt-rock band based in sunny Los Angeles, California. This fine act was created by Stephen Reid Nemeroff back in New York City in 2005, and continues to evolve at a rapid rate of intrigue.

The bands riffs and melodies are inspired by a range of subgenres including, Psychedelic rock, blues, Indie-rock, Punk and Grunge. Their style of music is influenced by Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Sonic Youth, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, TOOL, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Pixies and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.” ~ Left Of The Slash

You feel their energy rising even further in the waters of the world as they sense the tours and live shows returning – their lip-licking hunger is easy to spot from far- and this is a ravenous act who give our shaken souls a real dusty clean out. They seem to get better and better after each release, as their soundscape is rather gritty and for only true rock fans, who wholeheartedly appreciate this proud genre.

Over and Over‘ from the rampaging Los Angeles, California-based alt-rockers Left Of The Slash, slams down hard onto the dance floor and is a tremendous listen. This is an old school rock band who do the basics right and are a proper rugged band full of that long-lasting character. Each riff is made with that rare sweaty love, the formidable vocals are a treat to the awaiting ears, and they show the kids what quality rock music should sound like.

Hear this exciting new single on Spotify and see more news on their IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Truth Hurts: New York-based RnB artist James Madx goes ‘Round and Round’ in circles on disappointment-fueled single

As he wonders what their true motivation was in the end as confusion swirls in the air, James Madx sings with a sad energy as he wishes his former lover would of been more honest to save the waste of time he now feels in his broken heart on ‘Round and Round‘.

James Madx is an Raleigh, North Carolina-born indie RnB/soul singer-songwriter, who is now based in busy New York City. He makes such a soothing blend of music soundscapes that is sung with such a healing energy, made with so much love and care.

Use what you have to make the best things possible. Often, the best things are made when there are limitations. Don’t be discouraged by what you don’t have, but seize the opportunity with what you do have.” ~ James Madx

This is a motivating creative who has risen above what transpired in the past – as he performs which such a sophisticated edge – that has you feeling like he is making meaningful music, which has a cultivated flavor that sets him apart from others in this often bloated genre.

Round and Round‘ from the New York City indie RnB/soul singer-songwriter James Madx, is that true story about thinking deeply about that moment that changed everything. You were hoping that they would be special but it turned out that they played you – as your mind goes in circles – you wish you hadn’t actually crossed paths again.

Love can be so cruel sometimes, if only one person feels the emotional connection.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see his IG page for more stories.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Make A Move: Brooklyn rapper Dre the General makes the change in his own lane with ‘Big Dog’

Taken off his brand new five-track EP that sees him biting off the competition with a self-assured flow of intent, Dre the General shows us that he isn’t changing for anyone as he sticks together with his hungry team on ‘Big Dog‘.

Dre the General is a problem-dodging New York City-based indie rapper, clothing label owner and proud vegan. He makes that gritty hip-hop that shreds the mic off its cable, and he is in thunderous form here with a rampaging lyrical effort.

With a real flow and an terrific beat that has you wrapped inside the true story of fighting through the obstacles in front of them, you feel like you are in a movie as he takes us into his life’s ambitions. This is a confident artist who raps with an inner belief – that he is on the right path to where that all-time success is hidden away like tasty treasure – but not for long as he knows his team are stronger, than others unwisely give them no credit for.

Big Dog‘ from the enthusiastic Brooklyn, New York-based indie hip-hop artist Dre the General, is a bite-sized lets-make-it anthem that shows you his ravenous intent. He sees others who do things the wrong way and who demand respect, while he is only focused on getting that earned love, from the true crew who have backed him through thick and thin.

A lot of people want to be the main dog without providing any evidence of being able to back up the bite, when you actually get that real respect by putting the work in.

Hear this new single on YouTube and see more via his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen