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JNO desperately wants that romantic connection to return on ‘Come Thru’ (feat. AllyStarDreamly)

Taking us into this subdued mood that has no hope of changing for the better as the candles have blown out, JNO wants the night to spark with all-night passion, but he is feeling the icy winds of wrath from his former flame on ‘Come Thru(feat. AllyStarDreamly).

JNO aka Joshua Nathan Ortañez is a 22-year-old Northern California-raised Filipino-American RnB singer-songwriter who loves telling genuine stories that are packed with life.

After starting his career in 2014 with prolific releases aplenty, JNO is showing us exactly what is happening at this precise moment and vividly describes it with a hazy smoke in the air. Packed with a heartbreaking scenario that can’t possibly twist back from the hurt before, that wrapped your smiles away during the hurtful conversations.

Come Thru(feat. AllyStarDreamly) from San Francisco, California-based indie RnB artist JNO is a reminder that sometimes true love can happen between two souls who have departed from each other. Sung with a genuine passion that will soak your veins and cause you to shiver slightly, this is a superbly projected single that will have you in awe of the aura presented.

Love can be so cruel if your morals don’t connect as one.

Listen up to this new track on Spotify and check out the IG page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

VALLEY GRL wishes those brain-filled demons would evaporate forever on, ‘Lost In My Head’

Taken off her brand new 6-track album called ‘You Had To Be There‘, VALLEY GRL knows that she needs to clear her mind quickly before all the toxic juices drown her underwater on, ‘Lost In My Head‘.

VALLEY GRL is a small-town Northern California-born, Los Angeles, California-based indie anti-pop solo singer-songwriter who makes a seductive blend of music that shakes your core each time.

As a child VALLEY GRL was in the school chorus and musical theater shows. Although she had no professional training in music she always knew it was something that she wanted to do.” ~ VALLEY GRL

Sizzling with her enchanting style that has you totally captivated throughout this heart-beating track, VALLEY GRL might be one of the most thrilling artists around. She is totally herself and doesn’t pretend to be anyone else at all like so many do, as she stuns our earlobes with an incredible effort that is simply excellent.

Lost In My Head‘ from Los Angeles, California-based indie anti-pop solo singer-songwriter VALLEY GRL is an honest release from one of the most creative souls you will hear today. Her luscious vocals are dynamic and packed with a punch that wakes you up quickly, as her smartly-penned lyrics take you into her over-flowing mind. This is a single that so many of us will truly understand, as the noise buzzes like a garden service that just won’t stop.

Listen up to this gorgeous new single on Spotify and see her vibe via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You Wanted Easier Than I: Daniella Spadini burns with disappointment of false promises on her stunning 2nd single ‘7:30’

After carefully bringing us a superb shining light on her debut single ‘Part Of You‘, Daniella Spadini wonders why her ex set her fire alive and then foolishly ran away when things got a bit harder on ‘7:30‘.

Daniella Spadini is a rural Northern California-born, Boston-based, flower and dog lover, indie-pop artist and Berklee College of Music Songwriting undergrad student ’21.

After formally being in a top 40 cover band before her studies, she has been bursting to release her 2nd single and this is a marvelous effort, packed full of powerful vocals which have you breathless at times.

Inspired by her peculiar outlook on the world, 21-year-old Daniella Spadini has been writing music for as long as she can remember.” ~ Daniella Spadini

This is the story about feeling like you were so in love and then things turned so fast, as your empty heart soon felt upset from all the unreliable stories and sneaky webs, which were only undesirably dusty and liar-filled.

Sung with a reflective edge, we are reminded of Daniella’s pure voice, which leaves your neck and back twitching in utter delight.

7:30‘ from the highly promising Northern California-born, Boston-based indie-pop artist Daniella Spadini, is a radiant effort that is full of wonderful vocals which has you mightily impressed. She sings with so much freedom and love at each turn, as you turn her up and let each note take you to euphoric places.

Sometimes it doesn’t always work out as others are ultimately selfish and narrow-minded, but if you always remember what you stand for, you will always recover quicker than you think.

Hear this terrific new single on Spotify and see more on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Everyone Needs A Light Sometimes: Daniella Spadini certainly finds the special spark on debut ‘Part Of You’

With her small-town humble nature shining through beautifully into the wind as she embarks on this exciting journey to release her own music, Daniella Spadini wholeheartedly desires that tender touch right now as she wishes they were close to light the love together like fireworks in the sky on ‘Part Of You‘.

Daniella Spadini is an emerging 21-years-young rural Northern California-born indie pop singer-songwriter, dog lover and flower enthusiast, who calls Berklee College of Music her home currently, as he finishes up her undergrad in songwriting.

As a teen, she performed with a Top 40 cover band in hundreds of shows at venues that include Disneyland and the
California State Fair. Feeling called back to her songwriting roots, she soon left the band to focus on her own artistry.” – Daniella Spadini

With a whirlwind of a gushingly attractive voice that seems to have your back standing straight up to attention, you get lost into her wonderful sound that is backed up with a rather special beat here. The two combine so perfectly and this is a stunning debut track, that is surely up there with the more promising indie singles of 2021.

Part Of You‘ from the youthfully exuberant Northern California-born pop singer and skilled songwriter Daniella Spadini, has us dreaming about being with the person of our dreams who is a bit further away than we would like. The spark is there but the lighter is hidden away for now – as we hold onto their memory really tight – before it fades away into the night, never to be seen again.

Hear this top new single on her Spotify and see more of her music journey on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Throw A Kiss: Imagesong exude excellence on ‘And Was It Just Luck?’ (ft. Alexis Cole, Jon Burr, Marc Phaneuf and Mike Eckroth)

After returning to our gradually healing minds in February 2021 with ‘‘Three Magic Wishes‘, Imagesong kindly shows us into more true beauty with the excellent ‘And Was It Just Luck?(ft. Alexis Cole, Jon Burr, Marc Phaneuf and Mike Eckroth).

Connie Marotta, the much-loved Northern California-based songwriter and poet, brings Imagesong to life with the help of some wonderfully world class professional musicians, to bring her superb original music and poetry to our happy ears. Established with her partner recently, the aim is to promote beauty and to inspire love to flow through naturally all over the world, just like it should.

From a very early age, Connie’s poetry was intrinsically motivated by a haunting and deep-seated desire for musical expression. This desire eventually came to fruition as inspiration began to flow into unique songs that generally span the smooth jazz/easy listening genres with specific relevance to love as a healing force in the world today.” – Imagesong

This is such a stunning jazzy-filled-with-sweetness single that puts you back into a time when no one was stuck like glue to their pesky phones, and appreciated true music with truth wrapped all over it like a stupendous bow of love. Her vocals are so calming and with such incredible musicians all over the place, this is an ode to a classic time with makes you smile deeply like you have just won the lotto.

The story of longing for the resting place with a kind lover is so abundantly sweet, when the road can be treacherous and lead you astray if you aren’t careful with who you let into your world. This is that magnificent feeling when you know that you have found someone who you can trust, as you lay closely next to them and feel each others warm hearts beat all night.

And Was It Just Luck?‘ from Imagesong (ft. Alexis Cole, Jon Burr, Marc Phaneuf and Mike Eckroth), is an awe-inspiring effort from a group of extraordinary top class musicians, who once again bring Connie Marotta’s vision to life.

They say form is temporary and class is permanent after all. This is a fine example of what can be achieved, when the sole goal is to promote love and harmony as one.

Hear this glorious new single on Spotify and see more on her Facebook music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Kept Waiting For The Sunrise: Thelen Creative drop incredible animated video ‘Shade On Me’ (feat. C. Joleene)

With the intriguing beat matching the gasping gaze that has your whole consciousness in utter fascination, Thelen Creative gives us a top new single that has you thinking deeply called ‘Shade On Me(feat. C. Joleene).

Led observantly by Geo Thelen, Thelen Creative is an award-winning Northern California-based indie audio/visual collective, who focus on music and history, whilst making world class work that has you peering in deeper to their extraordinary creations.

The crisp quality of the visuals has your mind in a wrap, as you untangle the thoughts you have felt before if you have ever experienced someone who had that clench over your movements, until you broke free and vowed for it to never happen again.

The lo-fi gem ‘Shade On Me’ (feat. C. Joleene) from Northern California’s Thelen Creative, pulls over the sheet away from the burning sun, as the journey to climb up from the pain is so palpable from the pain in her voice. The visuals match the song perfectly and shows us into the deep story — that requires so much strength — to climb up again and to defeat the demon that is pulling you down below.

Sometimes in life we need to have that inner strength locked in tight, otherwise the easy option would be to just give up and let them overpower you forever.

Stream this new animated piece on YouTube and check out the IG for more visual vibes.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Northern California rockers Furlough Fridays open up the airwaves to quality music with ‘Quantum Leap’

TGIFF by Furlough Fridays

Northern California rockers Furlough Fridays open up the airwaves to quality music with ‘Quantum Leap‘, This is the type of song that you have been missing in your playlist and impresses on all fronts.

Known as the go-to alternative grunge rock group in their local area, this 4 piece are certainly a great listen. Some bands catch your attention right away and some don’t. After taking a break for 3 years in 2015 to re-energize, you feel the extra bit of motivation here and this hunger makes you like them even more, if that is even possible.

With a really raw sound, the biting bass line beasts through the creaking door and you feel the wave of life’s frustration gushing through like a powerful set of waves that drowns you for a few seconds. You feel the pain here and the cry for help, the world is so harsh right now and so many of us are sinking in the mucky mud of 2020. We are all gasping for that fresh air again as we wonder if this is all just a really bad dream.

Quantum Leap‘ from Furlough Fridays is a powerful rock song, full of strong vocals and guitar riffs that are highly impressive. This is a band that are showing their true sound, there is zero doubt that we are listening to a quality outfit here that knows who they are. This is a song to truly appreciate and to admire the haunting honesty.

Click here for the Bandcamp link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

New York Night Market deliver strong indie-pop debut with ”Made for Two”

New York Night Market is an indie-pop music duo first formed in 2018 by Mateo Vargas and Anya Irvin who are now based in sunny Northern California. The talented pair first met while attending music school in Los Angeles and very soon afterwards, their energies were forever synced together. Anya & Mateo spent the whole of 2019 writing songs and digging deep to find a fresh, unique sound as a newly formed band. Tired of the same old dull textbook songwriting, the two decided to leave music school and venture into the music world on their own. With a huge amount of original music they have joined up with Gonzalo Aloras to record their debut EP in 2020.

The start of 2020 marked the beginning of this project, as the three got together in studios in Argentina for the recording of their self-titled EP- New York Night Market. This is an exciting step for the new duo as they look to release lots of music and make their mark on the global music scene.

New York Night Market take us through a romantic pop journey of love that makes me feel warm inside. New love is on it’s way and 2020 will soon be forgotten. Taken as a lesson to help us learn more about ourselves, love is meant for two. Being alone is not what us humans crave at all.

Made for Two” is a lovely song that is a quality debut and I have a feeling we will hear much more from this incredible duo.

Stream this song right now and Soundcloud.

For more info on the new band head to their Facebook page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Broken Wireframes- Slow Burn I: rock and electronic intertwine

Broken Wireframes by Broken Wireframes

Broken Wireframes consists of a solo artist from Northern California, recently releasing his new single ‘Slow Burn I’.

Pulling a lot of elements from old school rock, it sounds similar to bands such as Muse, it shares that same element of using electronic styles but keeping the vocals at a low-pitch to give it that rock feel. Broken Wireframes shows that he can offer diversity whilst not being afraid to dive into different styles and combine them together.

It has these slow beats, with the use of acoustic instrumentals which give it this more relaxed sound. But then towards the end the tempo is turned up and the instrumentals begin to get louder as powerful drum beats begin to overpower the vocals.

It is different in so many ways and gives the listeners a variety of unique ways to produce a song that uses such diverse styles like electronic and rock, he’s made something that when you listen you can really feel the music and it makes you feel good.

You can check out Broken Wireframe’s new track by going heading to Band Camp.

Review by Karley Myall