Browsing Tag


Mel Fine wonders if this lover really means those words on ‘Alone Together’

Urging this dreamy lover to say the words that have been yearned for so long while they are far away from each other, Mel Fine sends an honest message to those who understand this feeling that is lodged deep inside the soul with ‘Alone Together‘.

Mel Fine is a Boston, USA-based, Sharon, Massachusetts-born non-binary indie-pop/folk singer-songwriter and Berklee College of Music student.

Mel grew up singing jazz standards and admiring Etta James’ soulful vocals, and later fell in love with the storytelling lyrical stylings of folk singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell.” ~ Mel Fine

Showing us why this excellent song is so highly regarded with so much excellent lyrical ability and beautifully-lipped vocals, Mel Fine sends the world a captivating single with so much to embrace and hold tightly.

Alone Together‘ from the Boston, USA-based non-binary indie-pop/folk artist Mel Fine, is a gorgeously-sung single by a romantic soul who wants to be more than a fleeting lover. Mel projects these kind emotions in such a stunning way, showing us into this special moment that will take our awakened consciousness to a happy place of contentment. This is the type of single that will have you wondering if this romantic partner will take the next step – to move those words into action – to prove that they are for real and not just a fleeting summer crush.

Hear this lovely new track on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Elliot Wren drops honest don’t-fall-through single about social anxiety on ‘Time Bomb’

Inspired by the world-class talents of Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Melanie Martinez, Miley Cyrus and Sabrina Carpenter, Elliot Wren returns with a sparkling new single that will have your mind alive with ideas on ‘Time Bomb‘.

Elliot Wren is an 18-years-old Boston, USA-based indie pop/alternative singer-songwriter who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

After impressing with the stunning ‘Good Luck‘ from September 2020, we are treated to another gem here from the excellent Elliot Wren that will surely shake the insides of your soul awake and into action.

Their biggest goal is to prove to LGBTQ+ artists, artists with disabilities and other artists who face hardships in day to day life that anyone can pursue music as a profession and find happiness in whatever they do. Elliot hopes to perform one day at Boston Pride.” ~ Elliot Wren

Time Bomb‘ from Boston, USA-based indie pop/alternative singer-songwriter Elliot Wren, is one of the most important singles of 2022 for anyone who feels so nervous in public and being shamed for doing something that shouldn’t cause so much fuss. They sing with such a wonderfully rock-filled style that is loaded with observations about trying to act normal when you know that you are different and just want to be yourself. This is exactly the type of message that the world needs to explore. What is normal anyway? Why should we all try and fit into a stuffed box?

As humans, we are all different anyway, and being at our best creative selves should be the goal, so we can float free and be the best that we can possibly be for ourselves. Life is about finding our true path anyway, not walking the dusty roads that have so many footprints on already.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Mavi Veloso delivered a vindicating hit of urban electro euphoria with ‘Names’

Debut albums are scarcely as promising as the Brazil-born, Netherlands-based artist Mavi Veloso’s debut LP, Travesti Biológica, which hit the airwaves on January 21st, 2022. The LP celebrates the beauty of trans and non-binary bodies while making no bones about pushing the envelope in a more progressive direction. The mash of pop, trap and futurism is an indulgent throw-back to the electroclash era and simultaneously a definitive milestone in the evolution of electro-pop that breaks the heteronormative mould.

The standout single, Names, is a fierce electro-pop anthem that bites back and speaks out to anyone in the queer community that has felt the sting of derogatory and disgustingly dim remarks. You couldn’t ask for a more vindicating hit of urban electro euphoria. Mavi Veloso has exactly what it takes to become the Peaches of our generation. We are more than here for it.

Names is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

A Tranquil State Of Mind: scal35 takes us to a peaceful planet with ‘Launch Day’

After the marvelously breathtaking and pure sound that had us feeling somehow both mystified and calm at the same time on ‘Orchid‘, scal35 wonder fruitfully into a new and fascinating dimension and kindly take us by the hand so we can go too on ‘Launch Day‘.

scal35 is an EDM artist who makes tasty music to satisfy all the desires of being fully independent and never being put into any box that might suffocate complete freedom.

We(they/them) make music and are here to share! I am a non-binary artist that prefers to perform in my own cosplay; dragon themed of course, as internet culture and all the amazing music I’ve listened to over the years has encouraged me to share my own creative self expression.” ~ scal35

Launch Day‘ from the exciting indie EDM artist scal35, shows us that it is indeed possible to be whoever you want to be. With a determined outlook, a rather stupendously sounding ambiance and filled-up rays of happy sunshine, plus a wave of beauty that transforms before your very eyes, this is a real underground gem that needs to be heard.

Our sad hearts need all the love we can get right now.

Hear this new single on Soundcloud and see more moves via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen