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Nothing Is Impossible: Jake Banfield and Duane Wave drop instant soul-healing single ‘Can’t Let Go’

As they both sing with such a pleasurable tone that has you believing in love again after the cold darkness, Jake Banfield and Duane Wave are truly incredible on the new single that ‘Can’t Let Go’ from your heart.

Tulsa, Oklahoma self-taught singer-songwriter Jake Banfield joins forces with Duane Wave, to mend our broken hearts with a romantic song that breaths hope into your consciousness again. They fuse that special cocktail of delicious vocals and mellow beats into one tasty bowl of goodness to nibble on, that you will want to lather yourself into all day.

With eloquently delightful vocals, a chilled beat that sets the picture just right and a loving video that gets your mood uplifted so quickly, this one of the best songs of the year so far without doubt. Music with a positive message is strangely rare these days and there is so much to like here.

Can’t Let Go‘ from the popular Jake Banfield and Duane Wave, is a magnificent new single that has you smiling deep inside. They sing with such a belief and calmness that is such a reassuring touch that could be a bit much if you are hurting, but will surely seep inside your veins to have that hope returning.

When you truly believe that you won’t ever let go of someone you care about so much, the world does seem a lot brighten than before.

See this quality music video on YouTube and see the IG for more release news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Oklahoma’s Original Flow drops visuals for the excellent ‘Lately’ single

Lately‘ is the excellent Hip Hop release from US emcee Original Flow as he speaks on an important topic that is often swept under the rug. Not anymore.

Oklahoma-based Hip Hop artist, poet and producer Original Flow is following in his father’s MC footsteps, and continues to defy mainstream music molds through conscious lyrics of positivity and triumph.

Blackmankidboy‘ is the debut album to come from Original Flow and this song is featured in this release. A story of black vulnerability, resilience, and triumph, the 14 track album speaks on the imminent threat to Black life and the freedom of celebrating “the black boy joy” through it all.

Working with producer Richard Adams and DJ Triple Eight, the album sees Original Flow work through personal trauma and depression after he lost his mother to cancer. The album is a juxtaposition between the joy found in his creative team and the depression and anxiety caused by his personal grief.

This depression is further explored in the video for ‘Lately‘ which was filmed in Original Flow’s own house and bathtub and aims to normalize black men expressing vulnerability.

Also a member of experimental Hip Hop group The Fervent Route which mixes the styles of A Tribe called Quest and The Roots, Original Flow has dedicated his life to creating hip hop. Using his career to give back to the community, he has raised funds for terminally ill children, helped to equip classrooms with resources and more recently has given talks to help black students who are getting ready to enter predominantly white colleges.

In his music, Original Flow gives a truly organic on-stage delivery and distinctive “Old School” feel that has gained him an impressive following in his hometown, making him an exciting one to watch.

I love this artist’s message as he is truly one of the good guys. He makes music that means something and is not doing it for the fame and all that is attached that fake and crazy world. This is a true emcee who speaks on his feeling and fears here and for this, he must be celebrated. This is all about feeling about what you are doing and being conscious about it.

Original Flow flows with such realness on ‘Lately‘ and this is a fine release from an emcee/poet who is thoughtful and he helps others. This is the type of music that needs to be heard all over the world due to its real message. A brave video indeed.

Click here for the YouTube video.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Tulsa’s The Ivy create new memories with synth-pop journey ”Memories”

Remembering those loving memories that made our heart happy can be a good and bad experience. You are grateful for them but you can also be quite resentful as they are laced by with a slice of sadness. The love is over and its time to heal and move one. Thinking about that special person for too long is very dangerous as it can consume you. Your sub-conscious can hold you back from unlocking the door to your pure happiness.

The Ivy are a synth-pop outfit from Oklahoma in the USA and they slide through the sparkling speakers with a glowing energy that screams quality. They are on the rise globally with over three hundred thousand listeners per month on Spotify which is very impressive. The band’s sound is pure, likable and super memorable. The story is all about remembering those incredible memories but also sparking your lighter to move on and create new ones and not to reminisce too much.

Memories” is one of the most joyful tracks I’ve heard all year and feel like this act are only flying upwards into the spectacular heights of mega fame.

Get this song and more right here on their Spotify channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Oklahoma Rap/Rock artist 3Mind Blight smashes through the speakers with ‘’Breaking Down’’

‘3Mind Blight’- also the frontman for Alt Rock band DeadEyeChokeHold- is back with his breakthrough single and makes a big point with this effort. With a heavy start, you know he means business here after a short break from the music game. 

Blending Rap, Metal and Rock, ‘3Mind Blight’ doesn’t fit into any specific box which is refreshing to see, as there are so many bands and solo acts that sound the same in this genre. With stomping beats, this is a powerful song that is surely destined for major attention.

Going full pace through barriers is a hard thing to do and I feel like ‘’Breaking Down’’ does that all the way and pulls it off with a massive jack-hammer to your face. The real genius in this track is when he slows things down and I wish this song had more of this build up. Nevertheless, this is a strong effort for the full 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

If you like RapCore then this one is definitely for you as long as your speakers are up to scratch. I would sound-proof the room for this and look out for more from this creative artist in 2020.

Stream more from 3Mind Blight here on SoundCloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen